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Friday 27 January 2023 Dublin: 6°C

# Longford

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# Voting No
‘We’re selling our souls here’ – Fine Gael mayor to vote No
Jim Keogh says that a failure by the government to get a deal on the bank debt has led him to decide to vote against the wishes of his Fine Gael party. The party said the matter is “under review”.
# Household charge
Counties with lower incomes less likely to pay household charge
A comparison of household charge payments with CSO income data reveals a general correlation between payment and income.
# Ulster says No
Ulster counties lead table of household charge boycotts
Donegal, Monaghan and Cavan are among the counties with the lowest payment levels so far. Where does yours rank?
# Where You Live
Census 2011 reveals Ireland's fastest-growing towns and counties
We already knew that there were 4,588,252 people living in Ireland last year – but the latest batch of CSO Census data means that now we literally know where you live.
# Ref Justice
GAA to hold 'further talks' with Revenue on referee payments
There’ll be no change in officials’ rates for the time being, Croke Park chiefs indicate.
# Politics
Mary O’Rourke: Current Dáil TDs are ‘not very bright or intelligent’
The former Fianna Fáil TD said that Taoiseach Enda Kenny has ‘nothing in the top storey’ – but people like him because he smiles all the time.
# income
Capital rule: People from Donegal have lowest income in Ireland
Donegal has the lowest average income in Ireland, while Dubliners earn the most. How does your county’s income fare?
# Road Safety
€100m fund to improve safety at motoring 'black spots'
Leo Varadkar announces a new fund for works on bad bends and congested areas, with works on 30 projects to begin this year.
# Road Deaths
Man killed in Longford road crash
Three people have been killed on Irish roads this weekend.
# Barracks
Barracks closures will not have major impact on local economies - minister
Junior defence minister Paul Kehoe says closing four rural barracks will help make the Defence Forces “more professional”.
# Gardaí
Garda appeal after woman found seriously assaulted in Co Longford field
The woman is in her late teens and is reported to have been found naked and beaten. A man was arrested in connection with the crime and released without charge yesterday.
# Your Say
Poll: Was Willie Penrose right to step down?
Was Willie Penrose right to step down over the closure of a local barracks – or should cabinet members accept the need for tough decisions?
# Willie Penrose
Labour TD resigns from government over barracks closure
Labour Party TD and Junior Minister for Housing Willie Penrose is the first ministerial resignation since the government came to office last February.
# Jobswatch
Farmbud to create up to 100 new jobs
The online farming network says the new positions will be available over the next three years.
# Robbery
Armed robbery takes place at Longford post office
Three females were in the post office at the time. One was later treated for shock, gardaí say.
# Dissidents
Nine arrested in sweeping raids on suspected dissident republicans
Weapons and suspected explosives were also uncovered during 15 separate operations yesterday.
# Race for the Cllrs
Norris and Dana lobby councils to support their presidential bids
South Dublin County Council is the latest to confirm it will debate a motion to nominate Senator David Norris as both he and Dana Rosemary Scallon lobby for last-minute support.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Friday
In today’s fix: Strauss-Kahn freed from house arrest, the woman who forgot to bury her mother, Wikileaks’ ‘priceless’ ad, and some very entertaining tennis (no, not Murray and Nadal)…
# London Delight
GAA round-up: London shock Fermanagh
A historic win for London is one of the highlights during a busy day of GAA action on Saturday.
# Power cuts
ESB says about 25,000 customers without power after wind damage
ESB says it hopes to have power restored to areas affected by the close of business today.
# Fires
Total cost of forest and gorse fires set to rise above €7 million
The fires which hit various parts of the country earlier this month did €5 million worth of damage to State owned forests with a further €2.4 million worth of damage inflicted on privately owned forests.
# Rail Disruption
Disruptions to trains on Dublin-Sligo line after fire
# Smoking
Irish people smoking more and spending more on habit says research
Health insurer Aviva say that almost a quarter of those who filled out online health check forms said they smoked.
# Longford
Gardaí seek witnesses to fatal Co Longford crash
# Longford
Two charged in connection with Longford fire
# Longford
Eleven-year-old girl hospitalised after arson attack
Longford petrol bomb attack leaves 11 year-old badly burnt and in Crumlin Children’s Hospital.
# Industrial Relations
Bord na Mona talks