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# Longford

Last week
19th November 2023 - 25th November 2023
'We said that we were completely against all of this' - Longford reject hurling proposal
County board chairman Albert Cooney joins the ranks of county boards opposed to giving up their place in the National hurling league.
This year
Witness appeal over serious assault of woman (50s) in Longford Town in August
The incident happened at the Mall in Longford Town at around 2.30am on Monday, 7 August.
Gardaí appealing for witnesses after armed robbery on Longford's Earl Street
A man entered a business premises, armed with a knife, and demanded money.
"Something has to change": Retained firefighters call for complete overhaul of service
A report by
Steven Fox
Firefighters across Ireland have been striking to try and resolve critical issues within the service
Cost of new rents shot up at end of last year, with Co Longford hardest hit
Eoin Ó Broin said the figures show continued Government failure on housing.
New Yorkers on their way for Tailteann Cup debut
Dr Cullen Park to host Johnny McGeeney’s New York in preliminary round clash.
Motorcyclist killed in Co Longford road collision
Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to this collision to come forward.
'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.
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.
Man killed after being hit by bus in Longford town
The crash occurred at around 6.15pm, involving a bus and pedestrian.
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.
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.
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.
Man arrested after shots fired earlier this week in Longford
Gardaí carried out a number of searches this morning following the incident.
Appeal after shots fired at entrance to Longford housing estate
The incident happened just outside the Dundarragh estate at around 3.30pm this afternoon.
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
Longford boss: Inter-county managers should see benefits of Sigerson
Paddy Christie is balancing his role in charge of Longford and DCU.
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.
Fire fighters have lucky escape in Longford fire explosion
The fire in the Esquire Coffee shop at the Axis Centre in Longford town.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Drugs, prostitution and extortion: The Longford criminals holding a town to ransom
Crime has blighted the area for the last four years.
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.
Weapons and illegal cigarettes found in Longford garda search
The weapons included knives, a tomahawk style hatchet, pepper spray and a baton.
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.
Man (60s) dies after crash involving car and SUV in Co Longford
Gardaí appealed for witnesses to this collision to come forward.
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
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.
Longford appoint O'Loughlin as new manager with Cavan and Mayo coaches involved
Billy O’Loughlin is a native of Laois.
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.
Two men arrested after Longford stabbing incident
A man was stabbed at an apartment on the Strokestown Road in Longford yesterday.
Three hospitalised after car hits tree in Longford
The road is closed for a technical examination.
‘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.
Three-car collision in Longford leaves two women in serious condition in hospital
The incident happened around 2.50pm today.
Rolex watches, cars and a cherry picker seized in CAB raids across 12 locations
12 locations were searched in Co Longford this morning.
Longford on hunt for new manager as Davis steps down after Meath defeat
Meath ran out 22-point winners in the game in Navan.
Woman (30s) dies in Longford crash
Gardaí were alerted to the incident at around 10.30am this morning.