Roscommon News

Black Donkey Brewing aiming to tap into growing craft beer market

Richard Siberry and Michaela Dillon  of Black Donkey Brewing. 
Located in the quiet farming village of
    HAVING LIVED and worked in New York for twenty years, coming back to County Roscommon to open a craft brewery is a dream come true for a Castlerea woman and her husband. Michaela Dillon and her husband Richard...

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‘Hub’ ideal count venue

WITH THE date for the upcoming bye-election expected to be announced this week, Enterprise Castlerea has written to the county...

Monday, 15/09/14 - 6:15pm Read More

Thousands flock to Kilbegnet for International Sheep Dog Trials

As many as 25,000 visitors from far and near flocked to Kilbegnet over the weekend for a one-off event that...

Monday, 15/09/14 - 6:14pm Read More

National News

Minister: JobBridge internships should not be used to fill vacant posts

The Education Minister said no real jobs should be replaced by JobBridge internships.Jan O'Sullivan's comments come after it emerged that some primary and secondary schools are using the work scheme to fill vacancies, including teaching and special needs assistant positions....

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Burton: Restoring Christmas bonus for welfare recipients a possibility

The Tánaiste said restoring the Christmas bonus for welfare recipients is "for discussion". Joan Burton's comments come after new figures...

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Equity giant accused of ‘conspiracy’ against Cork developers

US private equity giant, the Blackstone Group, is facing claims that it engaged in a "sophisticated conspiracy" to effectively oust...

Thursday, 18/09/14 - 6:19pm Read More


Thursday’s TV Tips

COOKERY: Angeline's Home Cooks (TV3, 8.30pm) Presented by Angeline Ball, Angeline's Home Cooks has set down a new cooking challenge. Two great home cooks take some kitchen rookies under their wing and teach them their signature dishes. And if that...

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VIDEO: First look at Season 5 of Love/Hate

It feels like we've been waiting a lifetime to find out what's in store for Nidge, Fran and poor Siobhan,...

Thursday, 18/09/14 - 2:35pm Read More

X Factor star to marry Big Brother boyfriend

Rylan Clark has reportedly got engaged.The 'Big Brother's Bit On The Side' host is said to have been proposed to...

Thursday, 18/09/14 - 12:57pm Read More

Roscommon Sport

Championships get serious this weekend

CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEWS:       The business end of the Hodson Bay Hotel Group sponsored intermediate football championship gets underway next weekend with the four quarter-finals down for decision. There is also the matter of a senior relegation play-off to...

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D-Day for David in Hull

David Concannon will aim to qualify for the World Darts Championship in Hull next month. Pic: Gerard O'Loughlin
    When a young David Concannon watched his father Luke throw darts in McDermott’s, Ballinaheglish, he could never have...

Monday, 01/09/14 - 4:34pm Read More

Larissa answers ‘Ireland’s Call’ at Women’s Rugby World Cup

Ireland scrum-half Larissa Muldoon has Roscommon connections in Donamon. Pic: INPHO
    The dust has hardly settled on Ireland’s historic voyage at the Women’s Rugby World Cup and scrum-half Larissa...

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National Sport

Hutton praises Keane impact

Alan Hutton insists Roy Keane's "volcanic" personality has been key to Aston Villa's impressive start.The defender believes the Villa assistant has added fire to the dressing room after his summer arrival.Villa are second in the Barclays Premier League and host...

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Rodgers shows support for Coutinho

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has given his backing to misfiring midfielder Philippe Coutinho after the Brazilian's disappointing start to the...

Thursday, 18/09/14 - 5:21pm Read More

Fernandinho expects City to recover

Midfielder Fernandinho is convinced Manchester City can be competitive in the Champions League despite their opening loss at Bayern Munich.Fernandinho...

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