Joe Flaherty

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A spokesperson said all of the cases identified were among residents and staff who are fully vaccinated. Photograph via  Laurel Lodge Nursing Home

A midlands nursing home is in lockdown after more than a dozen fully vaccinated residents and staff tested positive for Covid-19. Laurel Lodge Nursin(...)

Longford FF Cllr Uruemu Adejinmi. Photograph: Joe Akude

Fianna Fáil Cllr Uruemu Adejinmi has been elected as Mayor of Longford County Council, marking a series of firsts for the county, as she is the first (...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin shakes hands with Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald as Fine Gael leader Leo Varadkar looks on at the final TV leaders’ debate at the RTÉ studios in Donnybrook, Dublin in February, 2020. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

Almost 20 Fianna Fáil TDs have said they would not rule out holding coalition talks with Sinn Féin after the next general election. It comes after Ta(...)

Construction group Framespace Solutions has announced plans to create 100 new jobs in Longford (above). File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Construction group Framespace Solutions has announced plans to create 100 new jobs in Longford. The company, which manufactures metal housing systems(...)

A primary criticism is that Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin is disconnected from his own parliamentarians, says one Leinster TD.  File photograph: Alan Betson

Late on Tuesday evening, 10 or so Fianna Fáil TDs, mostly drawn from those elected to the Dáil for the first time last February, congregated in a corn(...)

Micheál Martin:  heard  several TDs voice criticism of  his  approach, with the disquiet spreading beyond those who are usually opposed to the Cork South Central TD. Photograph: Alan Betson

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin is to face down pressure from within his party to open talks with Sinn Féin and will continue with efforts to form (...)

Joe Flaherty

Joe Flaherty (50) is the only Longford-based candidate who has been returned in the 2020 general election. His success is being credited to the vote (...)

Sorca Clarke’s supporters awaiting the result of the first count for Longford-Westmeath in Athlone earlier this evening. Photograph: Colm Keena

The stand-out feature of the election in Longford-Westmeath was the vote for Sinn Fein candidate Sorca Clarke. The Mullingar-based mother-of-four who(...)

Election candidate Joe Flaherty with Longford butcher Christy Monaghan and his customer Katherina Connellan on Thursday morning. Photograph: Lorraine Teevan

“Make Longford Matter” is the campaign slogan local Fianna Fáil councillor Joe Flaherty hopes will help him secure a seat in the general election. Lo(...)

The notice in Granard, Co Longford was brought into force on November 9th by Irish Water. Photograph: iStock

Granard in Co Longford is currently subject to a boil-water notice, which is causing much disruption to the local community of 2,500 households. The (...)

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