Daily news update, May 23

A look at some of the main stories in this week’s paper.

The Longford Leader can reveal the overcrowding problem at the Midlands Regional Hospital in Mullingar is reaching crisis point. The emergency services have also been branded as inadequate for overnight acutely ill patients.

Minister for Justice, Alan Shatter has deferred making a decision on transferring the killer of Longford woman Sharon Coughlan back to his home country.

Entrepreneur Brendan Farrell says this weekend’s Longford Business Expo will help promote the area’s business potential.

There is full coverage of last weekend’s sporting action, including Longford’s victory over Laois in the Leinster Football Championship and Longford Town’s win over Salthill Devon in Division One of the Airtricity League.