Paper Preview (7 December)

A look at some of the main stories in this week’s edition of the Longford Leader.

A number of people around County Longford have received reminders to pay the household charge in error, including three councillors. Cllr Victor Kiernan received two letters, one of which related to a property demolished around 20 years ago.

Over €200,000 in sports capital funding has been approved for sporting bodies in County Longford.

Residents of the Gleann Riada housing estate are taking their case to Europe, with local MEP Marian Harkin confirming she is assisting homeowners in discussions.

The Longford Business Angels Network has confirmed it is set to invest in a software firm which could potentially establish its headquarters in Longford.

A political row is brewing in the County Council after it was revealed that works to install traffic lights at the railway bridge on the Athlone Road in Longford town will take place in the lead up to Christmas.

In sport, Killoe Young Emmets defeated Clonguish to progress to the final of the Leader Cup, where they will meet either Dromard or Longford Slashers. Meanwhile, the Longford GAA All-Star Awards will take place this Saturday night at the Rustic Inn in Abbeyshrule.