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...

Monday, 17/11/14 - 6:01pm Read More

National News

Americans celebrate Thanksgiving

Americans living in Ireland will hold events to celebrate the annual Thanksgiving holiday today.The annual event, which is the most celebrated American holiday marking the year's harvest, is held on the fourth Thursday of November.The Tánaiste Joan Burton will address...

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Up to 2,000 foster children may be eligible for adoption under new laws

There could be 2,000 children eligible for adoption from the foster care system when the legislation from the Children's Referendum...

Thursday, 27/11/14 - 6:57am Read More

PAC focuses on purchase of lands for Limerick Greyhound Stadium

The Public Accounts Committee is today focusing on mismanagement of public money in relation to the purchase of lands for...

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George the Poet shortlisted for Critics Choice Award

A poet with a huge online following has been shortlisted for a prestigious music industry award. 23-year-old George Mpanga from north west London - or George the Poet - shot to fame after posting videos on YouTube, attracting more than...

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There’s going to be a ‘Top of the Pops’ Christmas special

The BBC have announced that Ed Sheeran, Take That and Ella Henderson are to perform on a 'Top of the...

Wednesday, 26/11/14 - 4:32pm Read More

Spelling wants breast implants taken out and put on display

Tori Spelling wants to get her breast implants removed and display them in a glass dome on her wall.The 41-year-old...

Wednesday, 26/11/14 - 3:54pm Read More

Roscommon Sport

‘Best team won on the day’ – Mannion

Disappointed but gracious, the Four Roads players and management stood on the field in the aftermath of Sunday’s All-Ireland junior camogie final defeat. They looked on as Kilmessan celebrated their first All-Ireland success, something Four Roads experienced four years ago....

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St. Ciaran’s on the cusp of fairytale ending

  A remarkable season for St. Ciaran’s is only 60 minutes away from being indelibly scorched into Roscommon GAA folklore...

Monday, 24/11/14 - 4:52pm Read More

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...

Monday, 17/11/14 - 4:39pm Read More

National Sport

Cricketer Hughes dies of head injury

Australian batsman Phillip Hughes has died from the injuries sustained when he was hit by a ball in a domestic game earlier this week.Hughes, who would have turned 26 on Sunday, was batting for South Australia against New South Wales...

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McIlroy one off the lead in Sydney

Rory McIlroy got the defence of his Australian Open title underway with a two-under-par 69 that leaves him just one...

Thursday, 27/11/14 - 2:12am Read More

Ronaldo on target again as Real top Champions League group

Real Madrid ensured they will go through to the Champions League knock-out stages as Group B winners with a 1-0...

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