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Monday 6 February 2023 Dublin: 3°C

# Longford

All time
# Now and Then
‘Irredeemable neighbourhood’ now an example of regeneration
Thirty-seven new homes on St Michael’s Road in Longford Town were opened today.
# gold pure gold
Monaghan mine could end up producing €70 million worth of gold per year
A company carrying out exploration work says there could be up to 20 million ounces of the mineral in the geological area known as the ‘Longford-Down Massif’.
# Longford
Man killed in single vehicle crash in Longford
The man in his 30s was fatally injured when his car collided with a bridge wall.
# The Slashers
16 signs you’re a sports fan from Longford
From still calling it Flancare Park to growing up with Mel Gibson’s mammy.
# Jobswatch
75 new regional jobs created through reward scheme
The new jobs will be made by three companies across Portarlington, Kinvara and Co. Longford.
# Inspirational
Blind man walks 140km from Longford to Dublin to help wheelchair users
Rahim Nazarali has only five per cent eyesight but walked along the Royal Canal to raise money for the Irish Wheelchair Association.
# Team news
Galway patch side up with 6 changes from Mayo hammering
Meanwhile, Limerick have made just one change for their qualifier with Longford.
# Firearm
Three children playing in a derelict house find and discharge a firearm
The gun was hidden in the garden of the disused house in the Palace Crescent estate .
# Goals Goals Goals
Division 2 FL: A win for Armagh while Louth and Laois play out a draw
There were goals aplenty in Division 2 on Saturday.
# RIP
Funerals to take place today of tragic wall collapse dead
Seán Mulleady, 47, and Paddy Gaffney, 65, lost their lives in tragic circumstances on Tuesday when a wall collapsed at the Connacht Gold DIY and Garden Centre in Co Longford.
# Longford
Eye-witnesses did 'all they could' for victims of Longford DIY store accident
Two men died and four others were injured when the nine metre high internal wall collapsed and fell on them.
# Longford
HSA launches investigation in two deaths at Longford DIY store
The two men were killed and four others were injured when a wall collapsed at the store.
# Longford
Second man dies after wall collapse in Longford DIY store
The head of Connacht Gold said the company is cooperating fully into investigations into the cause of the fatal accident.
# Longford
Shots fired at house outside Longford town
A female occupant was in the house at the time but no one was injured in the incident.
# GAA
O'Byrne Cup: Wins for Dublin, Longford and Carlow
After last night’s action Dublin look on course for top spot in Group B but there is still plenty to play for in Group A.
# THE rankings
IBAL Litter League 2012: Where did your town finish?
Kilkenny has been named Ireland’s most litter-free town by Irish Business Against Litter. Did your town feature highly?
# Leinster GAA
O'Byrne Cup Group A and B round-up
A positive start to 2013 for Meath, Louth and Dublin yesterday while Wicklow and DCU finished all square.
# Looking Back
2012 Reflections: Gaelic Football Part 4
In the fourth of a six-part series, we look back on the football fortunes this year of Limerick, London, Longford, Louth, Mayo and Meath.
# Drugs
Seven men to appear in court over €4.6m cannabis seizure
Gardaí seized 5,800 cannabis plants in co-ordinated raids around the country yesterday.
# Drugs
5,800 cannabis plants worth €4.6 million seized across the country
Eight men have been arrested in connection with the coordinated raids across Ireland yesterday.
# Collision
Gardaí appeal for witnesses to fatal Longford collision
One man was killed and two others were seriously injured in the three vehicle collision yesterday evening.
# Roads
Man killed in road collision in Longford
Two other people involved in the three vehicle collision are in serious condition in Mullingar Hospital.
# Housing
Map, table: Ireland's 16,881 vacant homes
Ireland’s problems with unfinished housing developments have improved but new figures from the National Housing Development Survey outline just how many vacant dwellings there are and where the problem is worst.
# Workplace accident
Bord na Móna worker dies in power station accident
The incident occurred at Lough Ree Power Station overnight.
# septic tanks
Less than a fifth of homes register for septic tank inspections in €5 window
The discount registration window shuts next Friday – with only a fraction of the 437,000 tanks registered at the lower rate.
# Doing the Double
Abbeyshrule adds to the trophy cabinet with European award
The Longford village won Ireland’s TidyTowns Award earlier this week.
# Clean Streets
Abbeyshrule in Longford is Ireland's tidiest place
Plus, the rest of the winners from this year’s SuperValu TidyTowns Awards.
# Rescue
Three German tourists rescued from Lough Ree cruiser
The RNLI, Lough Ree Rescue, Athlone Sub Aqua Club and the Coast Guard launched the mission yesterday evening.
# Disability cuts
FG mayor speaks out against disability cuts
Councillor Peggy Nolan said we should be looking at wastage in the HSE and addressing the problems from the top down.
# Stay Classy
It’s Will Ferrell’s birthday, so here are his best bits…
Robert Goulet, Ron Burgundy, more cowbell and a house party in Longford. It’s all here.
AS IT HAPPENED
As they happened: Saturday's GAA Football Championship qualifiers
Roscommon and Tyrone clash at Dr. Hyde Park, while the likes of Galway, Limerick and Tipperary all face tricky matches on a busy Saturday afternoon…
# Ready to go
GAA throw-in: here are your weekend’s football previews
Ewan MacKenna brings you all the details ahead of another big weekend of action.
# SFC2012
Round-Up: Derry's Championship hopes are ended
Narrow victories, sendings off and resignations – just another night in the Senior Football Championship.
# Demolition
NAMA confirms plan to demolish derelict Longford apartment block
Will the demolition of 12 apartments outside Longford mark the start of a new nationwide programme of deconstruction?
# Longford
Two killed in Longford crash
Two men have been killed and another two people seriously injured in a crash in Co Longford.
# back door
Race for Sam: Derbies aplenty in first round Qualifier draw
Westmeath and Louth are pitted against each other again, while the resurgent Longford will up be against Derry.
# Tourism
Galway topples Kerry as favourite Irish holiday destination
Galway has taken the top spot, followed by Kerry and Cork, while Dublin gets mixed news.