Roscommon News

Criticism of decision to allow prisoners undertake childcare courses

REPORTS THAT inmates of Castlerea Prison, who have been convicted of violent crimes, are being let out of prison to undertake childcare courses have been criticised in the town. According to a Sunday newspaper report, a number of inmates have...

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Billy’s World team to sign major deal with five-star resort

THE AMBITIOUS dream of Roscommon couple to honour their son’s memory will take a major step forward this week when...

Monday, 02/03/15 - 6:22pm Read More

Future of Women’s Network secured

  KEY FUNDING has been secured to sustain the future of Roscommon Women’s Network. Roscommon Women’s Network is one of...

Monday, 02/03/15 - 6:19pm Read More

National News

Joe O’Reilly applies to have murder conviction declared a miscarriage of justice

The Court of Appeal has reserved judgment on whether Joe O'Reilly can apply to have his conviction for murdering his wife declared a miscarriage of justice.In July 2007 Joe O'Reilly was convicted by a Central Criminal Court jury and sentenced...

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Visiting restrictions continue at Tallaght Hospital

Visiting restrictions due to a flu outbreak at Tallaght Hospital in Dublin, have been maintained following a review.The hospital says...

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Edward Snowden wants to return to the US for a fair trial

Former NSA systems analyst Edward Snowden says he wants to return to the US if he is guaranteed a fair...

Tuesday, 03/03/15 - 7:38pm Read More


Gallagher his out at ‘f**kwits’ Maroon 5

Noel Gallagher believes Maroon 5 have tattoos to distract people from their music.The outspoken rocker has taken aim at the 'Animals' hitmakers by saying they only have fans because people are distracted by their handsome looks and inkings, unlike his...

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Katie Ritchie shares vintage photo to congratulate fellow Home and Away star

Katie Ritchie who plays Sally Fletcher, and Emily Symons (Marilyn) have been friends since 1989 after meeting on the set...

Tuesday, 03/03/15 - 3:24pm Read More

Tuesday’s TV tips

REALITY: My Big Fat Gypsy: Luck of the Irish (TV3, 9pm)This special episode celebrates the Irish travelling community, exploring their...

Tuesday, 03/03/15 - 3:11pm Read More

Roscommon Sport

‘Team are beginning to grow’ – Kilkenny

Roscommon midfielder Laura Fleming breaks forward her side during Saturday's league match against Sligo. Pic: Gerard O'Loughlin
MATCH REACTION:     After struggling in the first half against Tipperary a week earlier, the Roscommon management made a few changes to their approach before Sunday’s clash against Sligo. Different routine, same first half. But more importantly, the same...

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Foley fires CBS into provincial decider

    CBS Roscommon……………………..2-3 St. Gerald’s College, Castlebar…..0-7 Connacht Colleges A Senior Football Championship Semi-Final Michael O’Brien at Bekan, Ballyhaunis...

Monday, 02/03/15 - 4:41pm Read More

‘Green was only colour for me’

Former Republic of Ireland soccer international Kevin Kilbane addresses the audience at the Roscommon Herald/SuperValu Sportstar of the Year awards banquet on Friday last. Pic: Michael McCormack
  One of Ireland’s most capped soccer players was warmly welcomed to the Abbey Hotel on Friday night last as...

Monday, 23/02/15 - 4:37pm Read More

National Sport

Hull and Sunderland draw in bitter encounter

Hull 1 Sunderland 1Steve Bruce and Gus Poyet were involved in a furious touchline exchange as relegation rivals Hull and Sunderland drew a bitter encounter 1-1.Black Cats boss Poyet was sent to the stands in the first half after protesting...

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Southampton close in on Champions League place

Southampton 1 Crystal Palace 0Sadio Mane gave Southampton's top-four ambitions a timely shot in the arm, ending their 387-minute wait...

Tuesday, 03/03/15 - 11:01pm Read More

Benteke strikes late to lift Villa out of relegation zone

Aston Villa 2 West Brom 1Christian Benteke's last-gasp penalty clinched a crucial 2-1 win for Aston Villa over West Brom...

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