Paper Preview: March 29

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

40 housing estates throughout County Longford have been dropped from the property tax waiver list. Just 14 estates now qualify for an exemption, down from 54 originally listed.

A father of four from Lanesboro has been jailed for nine years for grooming a 14-year-old girl for sex. He was also convicted for possession, production and distribution of child pornography.

New figures reveal that Longford County Council is facing a multi-million euro funding crisis.

In sport, Longford’s Under-21 footballers prepare to face Kildare in the final of the Leinster Championship, while the senior team slumpbed to a sixth straight league defeat following their loss to Laois last weekend.