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Monday 4 December 2023 Dublin: 3°C

# Longford

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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.
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.
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 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…
GAA throw-in: here are your weekend’s football previews
Ewan MacKenna brings you all the details ahead of another big weekend of action.
Round-Up: Derry's Championship hopes are ended
Narrow victories, sendings off and resignations – just another night in the Senior Football Championship.
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?
Two killed in Longford crash
Two men have been killed and another two people seriously injured in a crash in Co Longford.
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.
Galway topples Kerry as favourite Irish holiday destination
Galway has taken the top spot, followed by Kerry and Cork, while Dublin gets mixed news.
Meath and Wexford name starting line-ups for weekend
Ciarán Lyng is set to start on Sunday, despite doubts over his fitness.
Flynn says Longford are like 'a bad ex-girlfriend'
Star wing-back, managers Jason and Glenn Ryan, and Brian Kavanagh react to Wexford’s draw with Longford at Croke Park
Three in court after Garda patrol car ramming incident
The three men were arrested yesterday evening after they failed to stop at a checkpoint.
‘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”.
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 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?
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.
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.
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.
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?
€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.
Man killed in Longford road crash
Three people have been killed on Irish roads this weekend.
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”.
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.
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?
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.
Farmbud to create up to 100 new jobs
The online farming network says the new positions will be available over the next three years.
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.
Nine arrested in sweeping raids on suspected dissident republicans
Weapons and suspected explosives were also uncovered during 15 separate operations yesterday.
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.
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)…
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.
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.
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.
Disruptions to trains on Dublin-Sligo line after fire
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.
Gardaí seek witnesses to fatal Co Longford crash
Two charged in connection with Longford fire
Eleven-year-old girl hospitalised after arson attack
Longford petrol bomb attack leaves 11 year-old badly burnt and in Crumlin Children’s Hospital.