Roscommon News

Ballyleague sports stars revealing (nearly) all for charity this Christmas

The temperatures may be going down for winter, but the men and women of Ballyleague and across the Longford border are made of tougher stuff and the bitter November showers and frost have not stopped a group of up to...

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Dozens of families face homeless Christmas

Protestors outside Roscommon courthouse on Monday as over 80 cases relating to repossession of homes and land came before a country registrar. Pic. Gerard O'Loughlin
A group from Land League West staged a protest outside Roscommon courthouse on Monday as over 80 cases relating to...

Monday, 17/11/14 - 6:03pm Read More

Separate accidents claim two lives

Tragic accidents claimed the lives of two people in the county over recent days. Gardai in Roscommon are appealing for...

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National News

PSNI denies any effort to delay courts or protect members of police

The North's deputy chief constable has rejected claims officers have deliberately delayed the disclosure of top secret material for legacy inquests to protect former colleagues.Drew Harris acknowledged there was a "fear" among retired officers that inquests were a way of...

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Private investigator fined for accessing data on Garda system

A private investigator has been fined €5,000 after being convicted of two charges for breaching Data Protection Laws.Michael Gaynor, of...

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Leinster House evacuated after ‘technical fault’

Pat Rabbitte has confirmed that Leinster House has been evacuated this evening.It happened just before 6pm this evening.The Labour TD...

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Monday’s TV tips

MYSTERIES: Loch Ness Monster: The Missing Evidence (Channel 5, 8pm)Whether you believe in the existence of the Loch Ness Monster or not, Channel 5 has deemed it enough of a debate-worthy topic to bring us another documentary about it.Tales of...

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Gordon Ramsey’s wife tells court of ‘extremely distressing’ family rift

The wife of celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay has told a judge of her "extremely distressing" discovery that her father and...

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Mark Cagney kisses Alan Hughes on this morning’s Ireland AM

Mark Cagney and Alan Hughes kiss live on air - all for a good cause.The Ireland AM hosts are amongst...

Monday, 24/11/14 - 12:54pm Read More

Roscommon Sport

Four Roads prepare for ‘Royal’ battle against Kilmessan

Aisling Fallon and Maria Hoey are pictured at training ahead of Four Roads' All-Ireland final appearance on Sunday next. Pic: Gerard O'Loughlin
AIB ALL-IRELAND CLUB JUNIOR CAMOGIE CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL PREVIEW:       Four Roads’ camogie team will attempt to win the Phil McBride Cup for the second time in its history on Sunday next in Edenderry at 2 p.m. . Joe...

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‘We haven’t won anything yet’ – Brennan

    There was a palpable sense of joy across Mulhern Park in the aftermath of last Sunday’s marvellous 3-15...

Monday, 17/11/14 - 4:36pm Read More

Casey’s stock continues to rise

St. Croan's Secretary Majella Smyth is pictured with her sons Shane and Kevin following St. Croan's Connacht final triumph on Sunday last.
David Casey is an honorary St. Croan’s man. That’s what team captain Gregory Grogan declared in his victory speech after...

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National Sport

Gazza: I felt victimised by doctors

Troubled former England footballer Paul Gascoigne has said he felt "victimised" by doctors who sectioned him following a recent drinking binge.The former Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United star was kept in hospital for around five days last month because doctors...

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Ferrari F1 team boss sacked after just seven months

Marco Mattiacci has been axed as Ferrari team principal.Despite lacking any F1 experience, Mattiacci was handed the role in mid-April...

Monday, 24/11/14 - 1:16pm Read More

Hamilton celebrates second world title sipping watermelon juice

Lewis Hamilton celebrated his Formula One title triumph with watermelon juice, a couple of sips of Cognac and by swapping...

Monday, 24/11/14 - 9:36am Read More