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# Longford

Last month
May 2023
# Longford
Motorcyclist killed in Co Longford road collision
Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to this collision to come forward.
# Silver Screen
'We wanted to show the midlands are a pretty vibrant place where young people exist'
Gaelic football in Longford provides the central drama of a new film, Lakelands. Its creators speak to The42.
This year
John Connell: Rural Ireland has been ripe for a 'booktown' - here's why I set one up
The Granard community in Longford has pulled together for its first booktown festival this coming weekend.
# Longford
Man killed after being hit by bus in Longford town
The crash occurred at around 6.15pm, involving a bus and pedestrian.
# Time to say goodbye
Denis Naughten says he is leaving politics to try his hand at 'something different'
The TD said that he doesn’t have a new gig lined up.
# Wrap
Cavan and Offaly continue winning ways; McEntee's Sligo overcome McConville's Wicklow
In Division 4, Leitrim and Laois lead the way with two wins from two.
# Wrap
Derry too strong for Limerick, Fermanagh defeat O'Byrne Cup champions Longford
Ulster sides Derry and Fermanagh made winning starts to their Allianz Football League campaigns.
# dundarragh
Man arrested after shots fired earlier this week in Longford
Gardaí carried out a number of searches this morning following the incident.
# appeal
Appeal after shots fired at entrance to Longford housing estate
The incident happened just outside the Dundarragh estate at around 3.30pm this afternoon.
# Silverware
Longford forward's 3-3 key as Paddy Christie's side win O'Byrne Cup
They defeated Louth to lift the early-season silverware in Leinster.
Last year
# Paddy Christie
Longford boss: Inter-county managers should see benefits of Sigerson
Paddy Christie is balancing his role in charge of Longford and DCU.
# Longford Town
Man charged in relation to seizure of €110k of drugs and almost €30k in cash in Longford
The drugs and cash were seized during the search of two houses in Longford Town yesterday.
# Longford
Fire fighters have lucky escape in Longford fire explosion
The fire in the Esquire Coffee shop at the Axis Centre in Longford town.
# Manager Movement
Westmeath on hunt for new football boss and Dublin's Christie set for Longford job
Jack Cooney will pursue a role with the GAA at national level.
# Westmeath
Two men charged over seizure of cocaine worth €8.4 million
The two men, aged 54 and 40, are due to appear in court today.
# Seized
Kinahan group suspected of involvement in plane carrying cocaine worth €8.4 million into Longford
It is believed the large shipment of drugs was due to be distributed to various parts of the country.
# Investigation
Peat’s Sake: Leading company under EPA spotlight for potential unlicensed extraction
Noteworthy investigation reveals Klasmann-Deilmann Ireland is one of a dozen large-scale peat extractors currently being investigated by the environmental watchdog.
The Irish branch of peat giant Klasmann-Deilmann is being investigated by the EPA in relation to peat extraction in the Midlands, writes Noteworthy’s Niall Sargent
In June 2021, the EPA warned Klasmann it was of the view that the company was committing a serious and ongoing breach of EU environmental law
Almost a dozen other large-scale peat extractors are also under investigation by the environmental watchdog
# drumlish
Man being treated in hospital after light aircraft crash in Co Leitrim
Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene at around 9.30pm last night.
# Longford
Drugs, prostitution and extortion: The Longford criminals holding a town to ransom
Crime has blighted the area for the last four years.
# Granard
Woman (40s) airlifted to hospital in critical condition following collision in Longford
The crash occurred at around 10.30am yesterday on the Ballyjamesduff Road in Granard.
# Longford
Weapons and illegal cigarettes found in Longford garda search
The weapons included knives, a tomahawk style hatchet, pepper spray and a baton.
# Longford
Gardaí fear new criminal feud in Longford town intensifying amid probe into van attack
Gardaí have been given additional overtime to deal with the flare up of violence.
# Longford
Man (60s) dies after crash involving car and SUV in Co Longford
Gardaí appealed for witnesses to this collision to come forward.
# Wrap
Offaly, Laois and Wicklow claim wins in midweek O'Byrne Cup action in Leinster
There were more O’Byrne Cup games down for decision this evening.
All time
# Cullyfad Road
Man (20s) killed in single-vehicle collision in Longford
The driver of the vehicle, a man in his 20s, was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
# billy o'loughlin
Longford appoint O'Loughlin as new manager with Cavan and Mayo coaches involved
Billy O’Loughlin is a native of Laois.
# Ballymahon
Gardaí arrest man in connection with assault of teenager in Co Longford
A male in his late teens suffered serious head injuries after being assaulted in the early hours.
# Gardaí
Two men arrested after Longford stabbing incident
A man was stabbed at an apartment on the Strokestown Road in Longford yesterday.
# Toome
Three hospitalised after car hits tree in Longford
The road is closed for a technical examination.
# norman era
‘Extraordinary’ 800-year-old chain mail discovered in Co Longford shed
It is understood the chain mail dates back to 1172 when the Normans arrived in Ireland.
# drumlish road
Three-car collision in Longford leaves two women in serious condition in hospital
The incident happened around 2.50pm today.
# Longford
Rolex watches, cars and a cherry picker seized in CAB raids across 12 locations
12 locations were searched in Co Longford this morning.
# exit door
Longford on hunt for new manager as Davis steps down after Meath defeat
Meath ran out 22-point winners in the game in Navan.
# Fatal Crash
Woman (30s) dies in Longford crash
Gardaí were alerted to the incident at around 10.30am this morning.
# Longford
Fianna Fáil councillor becomes first African-Irish woman to be appointed mayor in Ireland
Uruemu Adejinmi has been elected Cathaoirleach of the Longford Municipal District.
# Making A Splash
Center Parcs plans major expansion of its Longford resort
The tourist spot plans to spend €80m to €85m adding 200 lodges and developing existing facilities.
# Going Down
Huge setback for Munster champs Tipperary with relegation to Division 4 after loss to Longford
Elsewhere today Antrim claimed Division 4 football promotion.
McGuigan stars with 0-8 as Derry clinch top spot and Cavan face fight to avoid drop
Fermanagh drew with Longford to clinch the other promotion play-off spot from Division 3 North.
# great water street
Three people arrested after man injured during Longford burglary
Two men, aged in their 20s and 40s, and one woman, aged in her 20s, were arrested and taken to Longford Garda Station.
# Longford
Judge orders 'outrageous' Longford wedding party organisers to court to explain 'flagrant' breach of Covid guidelines
The judge described the cases as “scandalous”.