Drugs with an estimated street value of €72,000 were recovered during the search of an apartment in Granard yesterday.
Sat, 16 Nov, 2019
Latest: Two men have appeared in court charged in connection with the discovery of a cannabis grow house in Longford.
Fri, 19 Jan, 2018
A man is due to appear at Longford District Court this morning in connection with a number of alleged sex offences at a Midlands GAA grounds.
Fri, 16 Jun, 2017
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Update - 2pm: Three teenagers have appeared in court charged in connection with a stabbing incident in Longford Town on St Patrick's Day.
Sun, 19 Mar, 2017
A 53-year-old man has appeared at Longford District Court, charged with the murder of a woman in Mullingar last weekend.
Tue, 17 Nov, 2015
A 34-year-old man will appear in court in Longford this morning, charged in connection with an aggravated burglary in the early hours of Saturday morning.
Mon, 12 Oct, 2015
A company director, his construction company and the biggest co-op in the west are all to stand trial after an internal wall at a DIY store collapsed, killing two men.
Wed, 24 Jun, 2015
A pig farmer, who built a “monster” piggery without planning permission, has been given three months to work out a plan to prevent the development from becoming an environmental disaster.
Sat, 21 Feb, 2015
EVEN in this, The Land Of No Consequences, yesterday’s sentencing of pig farmer Donal Connaughton in Longford District Court stands out as a spectacular affront.
Wed, 14 Jan, 2015
A farmer was jailed yesterday after a judge labelled him “an absolute disgrace” for failing to prevent an environmental timebomb from threatening lakes in the Midlands.
A taskforce of government departments, farmers, and other agencies has been set up to avert an environmental pig slurry disaster in the Midlands.
Wed, 12 Nov, 2014
A judge has called for a taskforce to be set up to prevent an impending environmental disaster in the Midlands.
Wed, 22 Oct, 2014
Two brothers with addresses in Kildare have appeared in Longford District Court in connection with a spate of thefts across the Shannonside region that led to a car chase across four counties over the weekend.
Mon, 09 Dec, 2013
Gardaí are still searching for one of a three-man burglary team that rammed two Garda cars during a 100km high-speed car chase.
Two men have been arrested following a burglary at a Co Longford shop.
Sun, 08 Dec, 2013
A man has admitted raping two young girls at a house in Athlone in a crime which shocked the nation.
Sat, 09 Nov, 2013
The man accused of raping two young girls in Athlone last week is due to make his second court appearance later this morning.
Fri, 04 Oct, 2013
The families of two girls allegedly raped by a homeless man have paid tribute to investigators and the public for the comfort given to their “precious little daughters”.
Thu, 03 Oct, 2013
Wed, 02 Oct, 2013
A homeless man will be given protection in prison after being charged with the rape of two young girls who were lured away from a children’s birthday party.
Tue, 01 Oct, 2013
The number and size of fines don’t do enough to deter, reports Claire O’Sullivan.
Sat, 24 Aug, 2013
A district court judge said that he had been threatened with judicial review in an attempt to influence a case’s outcome.
Wed, 17 Jul, 2013
A judge says Heritage Minister Jimmy Deenihan is “taking turf from the poor of Longford”.
Wed, 10 Jul, 2013
Seven men have been charged in connection with a garda operation in which 5,800 cannabis plants were seized.
Fri, 21 Dec, 2012
Two men have been remanded in custody on charges relating to an attempted robbery at a business premises in Killoe, Co Longford, an incident during which a shot was fired.
Sat, 25 Feb, 2012
Two men have been charged in relation to an attempted burglary at a business premises in Co Longford yesterday.
Fri, 24 Feb, 2012
Two men are due to appear in court later charged in connection with a petrol bomb attack on a house in Longford town on Thursday night last.
Sun, 03 Oct, 2010
Four men are due in court in Athlone today charged in connection with drug dealing in the town.
Wed, 27 Jan, 2010
An outspoken judge found himself in the firing line after he was accidentally shot with an airgun during a private court case, it was revealed today.
Thu, 17 Sep, 2009
Gardaí in Co Westmeath have arrested a woman in her 60s in connection with the murder of Brian McGrath more than 20 years ago.
Tue, 12 May, 2009
A 19-YEAR-OLD man was last night charged with the murder of a mother-of-two in Co Longford.
Sat, 22 Sep, 2007
Three men arrested in connection with the hijacking of a lorry carrying €300,000 worth of vodka were today remanded in custody with consent to bail.
Tue, 11 Apr, 2006
Three men accused of hijacking a lorry carrying €300,000 worth of vodka in Co Meath are to appear at Longford District Court this morning.
AN outspoken judge silenced a courtroom once more by telling domestic violence victims they are asking to be abused again.
Thu, 12 May, 2005
FIVE people have died in just 24 hours in one of the blackest weekends ever on Irish roads.
Mon, 09 May, 2005
Gardaí have named the youth who was fatally injured in a road accident in Longford town just after midnight.
Sun, 08 May, 2005
Gardaí have named two of the five people killed in road accidents this weekend.
A second judge has apologised for comments made against non-nationals.
Fri, 21 Feb, 2003
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