Roscommon News

Mounting concern over old N5 Ballagh junction

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There are renewed safety regarding the old N5 road junction at Ballaghaderreen after two lorries jackknifed following the recent icy conditions. The road leading into Ballaghaderreen from the Frenchpark side of the town has been reclassified as a local road...

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Adam (5) and his family head to Germany for vital treatment

A major fundraising initiative will get underway this weekend to help defray the medical costs of a young Fuerty boy...

Wednesday, 21/01/15 - 11:31am Read More

Fire fighters poised to ballot for strike action

Members of the fire service are poised to ballot for industrial action in the coming weeks over proposals that could...

Tuesday, 20/01/15 - 2:09pm Read More

National News

Man suspected of murdering Irish soldiers deported to Lebanon

A man who is suspected of murdering two Irish soldiers who were serving with the UN 34 years ago has been deported from the US to Lebanon.Mahmoud Bazzi (aged 71), from Lebanon, was returned to his home country after admitting...

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Man to appear in court chared with Waterford arson attacks

A 19-year-old man will appear in court on Tuesday in connection with a number of arson attacks in Waterford.Gerard Halloran...

Saturday, 31/01/15 - 10:04am Read More

SIPTU wants €11.45p/h minimum wage

SIPTU is to begin a campaign demanding pay rises for workers.The union's President is calling for increases of 5% as...

Saturday, 31/01/15 - 10:00am Read More


Shakira gives birth to baby boy

Shakira has named her newborn son Sasha Piqué Merbarak.The 37-year-old singer, who also has two-year-old son Milan with boyfriend Gerard Piqué, welcomed their second child into the world in a hospital in Barcelona, Spain on Thursday night via a scheduled...

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Friday’s TV tips

FILM: Charlie's Angels (3e, 7pm) (2000) Charlie's private investigation company is addressed by programmer Eric Knox, owner of Knox Technologies,...

Friday, 30/01/15 - 5:02pm Read More

TV3 says goodbye to ‘Late Lunch Live’

TV3 have axed day-time show Late Lunch Live - in favour of an evening chat show. But don't worry if...

Friday, 30/01/15 - 4:27pm Read More

Roscommon Sport

Manner of FBD League success pleases Evans

        John Evans is standing on the top step of the small stand underneath the press box in Kiltoom. A master of all he surveys. He greets the media with his usual courtesy before articulating his thoughts...

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‘I’m proud as hell of them’ – Casey

Selector Colin Sheridan and Croan's Chairman Gary Cunnane are about to celebrate with manager David Casey after the final whistle on Sunday. Pic: Michael McCormack
            David Casey was renowned for his grit and determination during a playing career that...

Monday, 26/01/15 - 4:09pm Read More

Replicating pre-Christmas form holds the key for Croan’s

AIB ALL-IRELAND CLUB INTERMEDIATE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SEMI-FINAL PREVIEW:         It’s perilously close, they can almost taste it....

Monday, 19/01/15 - 5:00pm Read More

National Sport

Williams takes 19th Grand Slam title with Australian Open win

Serena Williams has won the Australian Open, beating Maria Sharapova in the final 6-3 7-6 (7-5). Navratilova was on hand to present the trophy to Williams, her sixth Australian Open title and first since 2010."Growing up I wasn't the richest...

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Pellegrini: There’s no ‘campaign’ against Chelsea

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has dismissed Jose Mourinho's claims there is "campaign" against Chelsea.Chelsea boss Mourinho recently said some...

Saturday, 31/01/15 - 10:26am Read More

Tiger Woods hoping to avoid last place after worst round of his career

Tiger Woods vowed to "keep fighting" and ruled out using injury as an excuse after the worst round of his...

Saturday, 31/01/15 - 9:24am Read More