Leitrim

  • Roscommon made light work of Leitrim in the FBD League semi-final.

    It finished Roscommon 7-16 0-7 Leitrim.

    The Rossies now look forward to a home final against Galway next Saturday at 2pm in Hyde Park.

     

  • As the general election campaign heats up, another Independent candidate has thrown his hat in the ring in the Sligo-Leitrim constituency.

    Sean Wynne from Drumshanbo, Co Leitrim , unsuccessfully contested the local elections in Leitrim last year.

    Mr Wynne - a teacher and Deputy Principal - is involved in a number of rural and community development organisations, and says he's well-placed to understand the needs of rural Ireland.

     

  • Searches are underway for a young Leitrim man who was reported missing in Galway earlier this week.

    Cathal Whelan was last seen in Clifden on Tuesday night and his family have issued appeals on social media yesterday evening in an attempt to get in contact with him.

    Cathal was not seen in the area since, the Gardaí were informed of the situation on Thursday and inquiries are trying to establish his whereabouts.

    Searches were organised in the Clifden area and searches continue this morning again in the hope of finding any clues as to the whereabouts of Cathal Whelan.

    Anyone with any information is asked to contact any members of the Whelan family, or their local Garda station.

  • A Sinn Féin TD is appealing to a community in County Leitrim to co-operate with a Garda investigation into violent attacks.

    It follows a suspected petrol-bomb attack, an arson attack and a shooting in Mohill recently.

    It's understood the incidents may be linked to drugs.

    Deputy Martin Kenny fears there could be a fatality if the trend doesn't stop

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    There's been slight confrontation at a 'No To Racism' rally in Rooskey Co. Roscommon.

    Videos online show demonstrators and the public having heated engagements.

    This afternoons rally comes in response to the recent fires which have delayed the development of a hotel in the village earmarked for asylum seekers.

     

     

     

     

  • Two Irish boxers must shake off the disappointment of semi final defeats, and fight for bronze medals.

    Sligo flyweight Dean Clancy, who lost his flyweight semio-final to Briitain's Ivan Price last night, will face Brazil's Luiz Chalot de Oliveira in Buenos Aires this evening.

    While Leitrim's Dearbhla Rooney goes up against Kiwi, TeMania Shelford-Edmonds.

     

  • The cost of houses outside Dublin are expected to rise at twice the rate of those in the capital this year.

    The latest 2020 Sunday Times National Property Price Guide shows nationally property prices are likely to rise by 3.8 per cent.

    The most affordable homes are in Leitrim, Longford and Sligo where 3-bed semis can be snapped up for as little as 90,000 euro.

    Joint Editor of the National Property Price Guide, Linda Daly says there is value for first time buyers outside cities like Dublin:

  • Tedd Webb Academy Day 16th August results

    Group 1

    Sligo 0-10     Galway CW 1-7

    Galway Blue 2-2      Mayo EW 1-15

    Galway CW 0-9       Mayo EW 1-5

    Sligo 3-9         Galway Blue 0-5

     

    Group 2

    Mayo NS    4-7    Leitrim 0-5

    Roscommon 1-3    Galway North 0-10

    Galway North 2-5     Mayo NS  3-10

    Leitrim 0-9     Roscommon 2-10

  • Ten counties had no emergency accommodation for victims of domestic violence last year.

    The Times Ireland edition says many women and children are fleeing abusive situations - only to be told there's no space for them at refuges.

    It also claims the government is still counting beds from a Dublin refuge that was closed in 2017 in its statistics for emergency spaces.

    The counties without emergency accommodation include Galway County, Leitrim and Roscommon.

  • Three candidates were last night selected to run for Fianna Fail in the next election in the Sligo/Leitrim constituency.

    Sitting TDs Eamon Scanlon and Marc MacSharry, along with Leitrim’s Shane Ellis were all selected for the party.

    The convention was held in the Bush Hotel in Carrick-on-Shannon and was chaired by Roscommon/Galway Deputy Eugene Murphy.

  • A vintage tractor stolen in West Cork last week has been found over 400 kilometres away in Co Leitrim.

    Gardai received a report last Wednesday that the tractor had been stolen from a shed in Schull in Co Cork.

    A Garda investigation got underway, and the tractor was located in Carrick-on-Shannon on Friday.

    The vehicle has since been returned to its owner in Cork, and Gardai say they're following a definite line of enquiry.

     

  • Two homes have been evacuated and over 10 farms have been impacted by landslides in Co Leitrim.

    Thousands of tonnes of peat have been flowing across acres of land near Drumkeeran since Sunday following heavy rain.

    Acres of farmland are covered by the peat and a number of roads are blocked.

    Engineers from Leitrim County Council have been on site and drones are now being used to examine the damage caused.

  • Two Co Leitrim men were jailed yesterday for seven years for raping a woman who had blacked out at a house party in 2017.

    Last November, a jury at the Central Criminal Court convicted the men of rape and oral rape respectively.

    Ms Justice Eileen Creedon said the evidence in the trial was that the woman was vulnerable on the night as a result of being drunk, and the men had taken advantage of this.

    The two men, who are aged in their early 20's and knew the complainant from school, cannot be named in order to protect her identity.

    Both had pleaded not guilty.

    The judge suspended the final year of an 8-year prison term for both men on condition they co-operate with assessments for sexual offending risk and treatment.

    After the sentence was handed down, some of the men's supporters shouted at the victim, with one person shouting "you're a liar" and "you're going to pay for this".

    The Rape Crisis Network has condemned the remarks, and called on Gardai to investigate the threats made to the victim after the judge had left the courtroom.

     

  • Two men and a boy have been arrested, while another person remains on the run, following an attempted burglary in Co. Leitrim.

    A Garda patrol car was rammed where the robbery was taking place at a supermarket and post office in Mohill early this morning.

    The suspects fled the scene in a second car but crashed a short distance away.

    A man in his thirties was found inside the car with serious injuries and taken to Sligo University Hospital for treatment.

    This morning, two men and a boy were arrested at Tamlaght Mor in Mohill in relation to the attempted burglary, while one person is still at large. 

  • Two men are due in court at 8.15pm this evening following the discovery of suspected cannabis worth almost a quarter of a million euro in Co Leitrim yesterday.

    The discovery was made in a grow house in the town of Carrigallen.

    Two men were arrested and are due at a special sitting of Carrick on Shannon District court at 8.15.