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A look at the main stories in this week’s edition of the Longford Leader.

A look at the main stories in this week’s edition of the Longford Leader.

Concerns are mounting over the county’s Rural Transport Programme, following the Department of Transport’s announcement that it intends to undertake a nationwide restructuring of the service.

Gardaí are investigating an incident in which a couple in Edgeworthstown were attacked by two suspects wielding a hatchet.

Gardaí have issued an appeal for witnesses following a road accident at Terlicken on Thursday afternoon. A toddler travelling in a blue people carrier received serious injuries in the crash.

British supermarket giant Iceland is expected to sign the lease on a premises in Longford this week. It is understood the property is located close to Aldi, on Killashee Street in Longford town.

In sport, Longford Rugby Club beat Enniscorthy 14-9 to progress to the quarter-finals of the Provincial Towns Cup.