26 Jun 2022

Another 1,706 cases of Covid-19 confirmed

Nine more deaths reported in Northern Ireland

Another 1,706 cases of Covid-19 confirmed

The number of cases being treated in ICU is down one to 60.

The Department of Health has confirmed 1,706 new cases of Covid-19 up to midnight on Saturday.

In a tweet on Sunday the department said there are 347 people being treated for the disease in hospital, up 23 on Saturday. The number of cases being treated in ICU is down one to 60.

In Northern Ireland, 1,225 positive cases of Covid-19 and nine deaths have been reported in the previous 24 hours.

New book from author who grew up in Lanesboro

Decorated author Colin Carberry, who spent much of his early childhood in Lanesboro has spoken this week of his latest book Ghost 'Homeland: Selected Poems' which has just been released.
Colin now lives in the city of Linares, in the northern Mexican state of Nuevo León, with his wife, Verónica Garza Flores, and their two daughters, Kathleen and Emma Carberry Garza, who are 10 and six. He is an English teacher, poet and translator.
He has published four poetry collections--The Crossing, The Green Table, Ceasefire in Purgatory and Ghost Homeland--and I am the translator of Love Poems by the great Mexican poet Jaime Sabines (Biblioasis, 2011), along with an earlier volume of Sabines’s verse.
Here, he writes about his experiences of growing up in Lanesboro, representing Ireland in showjumping while attending St Mel's College and his writing career.

Colmcille win the 2020 Longford Division 1 football league title

Colmcille got the perfect boost in the build up to the start of the 2021 senior football championship when they won the 2020 All County League title in fairly comfortable fashion

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