Daily News Update, 22 May

The latest news from the Longford region.

Connolly Barracks was handed over to Longford County Council by the State for the sum €450,000. Independent Councillor Mae Sexton has strongly criticised the price involved in acquiring the Barracks but representatives of the government parties have welcomed the move.

The family of murdered woman Sharon Coughlan have succeeded in deferring the transfer of her killer, David Brozovsky (24) back to the Czech Republic where he had been due to serve out the rest of his sentence. The family met with Minister for Justice Alan Shatter when he was in Longford Town yesterday.