Longford Town

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The GRA said armed gardaí were welcome but Longford needed additional regular members of the force.

More gardaí patrolling the streets of Longford are the only long term solution to the ongoing feud between two factions in the town according to a mem(...)

 Hamid Sanambar was suspected of involvement in a number of gangland shootings over the past 18 months. Photograph: Collins Dublin

Murder victim Hamid Sanambar had repeatedly come to the attention of the Garda and been convicted of several crimes, but the decision to grant him pol(...)

Offaly manager Eugene McGee makes his way onto the Croke Park  pitch before the start of the 1982 All-Ireland SFC Final against Kerry. Photograph:   Ray McManus/Sportsfile

The late Eugene McGee (78) was a man of many achievements and talents but the past 37 years of his life were dominated in the public mind by what happ(...)

Paddy Tully (centre flat cap) keeps an eye on the prices at the mart in Granard, Co Longford. Photograph: Lorraine Teevan

It is at sleepy crossroads such as Ballinalee that Leo Varadkar faces some of his toughest challenges. Situated between Granard and Longford town, th(...)

Graffiti at Longford Medical Centre, which is run by Dr Syed Ali. Photograph: Willie Farrell

Gardaí have begun examining CCTV footage at a Longford medical practice, which was vandalised with anti-abortion graffiti in the early hours of Monday(...)

The portfolio includes a property in Enniscorthy, Co Wexford, which is for sale for €1.4 million

The Layden property group, which bought a portfolio of Bank of Ireland branches near the onset of the financial crash, is selling eight branch offices(...)

Tom Ryan’s oil on canvas, Mars agus Venus

Possibly the last place you’d expect to come across erotic art is a small gallery in a small village in Co Roscommon. But on Friday night Paul Dempse(...)

Lissywollen Stadium, the home of Athlone Town FC. File photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

A High Court action over a temporary injunction halting an alleged match fixing inquiry involving two former Athlone Town footballers has been resolve(...)

Vekash Khokhar at the Backstage Theatre, Longford. The space has become a lifeline for him. Photograph: Lorraine Teevan

Each morning for the past two months Vekash Manzoor Khokhar has set off to work in the local nursing home shortly after 6am. He knows Alice, a 93-year(...)

Church services

CATHEDRALS Down Cathedral, Downpatrick Sundays at 11:30am and Thursdays at 10am with Holy Communion. You are very welcome to visit Down Cathedral. Mo(...)

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