Armed Gardai were on duty last week in Longford for a Traveller funeral
Armed gardaí were on patrol in Longford on St Patrick's Day last week to observe a 'watching brief' on a Traveller funeral.
The Leader understands concerns were raised at the lack of social distancing which was observed by some sympathisers following a funeral service which had been held earlier that day in Moate.
Supt Jim Delaney reserved a special mention of praise for officers who ensured the occasion passed off without incident.
Meanwhile, this newspaper has also learned a feud involving two other local families has taken a fresh twist with one faction seemingly embroiled in a bitter internal dispute.
It's understood a man in his 20s, who had previously resided in Dublin but hails from Longford, is now at odds with his parents and younger siblings following the fallout.
He, together with a number of his brothers are due back in court over the next number of weeks charged in relation to an alleged feud involving another Longford based family.