Roscommon News

HIQA inspection finds significant breaches at Roscommon nursing home

A HIQA inspection found there were inadequate shower and toilet facilities and staff shortages in a nursing home in Roscommon town.HIQA's inspection of the Sacred Heart Hospital in Roscommon was carried out last March.It found only eight staff were available...

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Major international fishing competition to give boost to Ballyleague’s economy

The Lough Ree Angling Hub has secured a prestigious international fishing event, seeing off stiff competition from other sites in...

Monday, 20/07/15 - 6:16pm Read More

Anglers tearing their hair out over Asian clams

The continued presence of Asian clams in the Ballyleague-Lanesboro area has moved beyond crisis point the Minister for Rural Affairs...

Monday, 20/07/15 - 6:13pm Read More

National News

Gardaí treating Co Louth death as murder

Gardai say they are treating the death of a woman in Co Louth yesterday as murder.Marie Quigley, aged 68, was found dead with serious head injuries at the family home in Rathmore near Hackballscross yesterday afternoon.It happened just hours after...

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Army Bomb Disposal called out twice in South West today

The Army Bomb Disposal team responded to two call outs in the South West today.At midday members of the bomb...

Tuesday, 28/07/15 - 8:05pm Read More

Barry Cowen: Eurostat announcement an unholy mess and an unmitigated disaster

Eurostat has released its reasons for deciding that Irish Water should be considered as part of the government's accounts.It says...

Tuesday, 28/07/15 - 8:11pm Read More


Tuesday’s TV tips

Mission: Impossible (Film4, 6.50pm)(1996) Tom Cruise stars in the first film in the lucrative action-packed franchise as Ethan Hunt, a dedicated secret agent who is framed for killing his colleagues and stealing a list of the world’s spies. Determined to...

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Brian McFadden’s impression of Hozier is … interesting

Brian McFadden is known for trying his hand at many things; singing, acting, and presenting, to name a few. Lately...

Tuesday, 28/07/15 - 4:06pm Read More

X Factor will never be the same again after this news

Get rid of Cheryl, get rid of Simon, we’d even trade in Olly Murs - just not this guy.Peter Dickson...

Tuesday, 28/07/15 - 3:22pm Read More

Roscommon Sport

Ladies dig deep to topple Tipperary

        Roscommon……………..1-15 Tipperary…………………2-11 TG4 LGFA Intermediate Football Championship (after extra-time) Kevin Egan at Kinnity       Roscommon salvaged their intermediate championship campaign in dramatic fashion at Kinnitty GAA grounds last Saturday, scoring two late frees to...

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Taking charge of matters off the pitch

Stephen Ormsby is the new administrator for Roscommon County Board. Pic: Gerard O'loughlin
Five years ago, Dr. Hyde Park was Stephen Ormsby’s second home as Roscommon prepared for what ultimately turned out to...

Monday, 20/07/15 - 4:33pm Read More

‘We’re absolutely gutted’ – Evans

  One wouldn’t have blamed John Evans for being lost for words in the aftermath of Sunday’s stomach-churning 1-14 to...

Monday, 13/07/15 - 4:53pm Read More

National Sport

Mexico coach sacked after allegedly punching a reporter

Miguel Herrera has been fired as Mexico coach just two days after guiding them to a record seventh Gold Cup crown following allegations that he punched a television reporter.The Mexican Football Federation on Tuesday confirmed the decision to sack Herrera...

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Tom Brady’s ‘deflategate’ ban upheld by NFL

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has upheld Tom Brady’s four-game suspension for the New England Patriots quarterback’s role in the ‘deflategate’...

Tuesday, 28/07/15 - 9:22pm Read More

Hint of a Tint proves Topaz jewel for David Wachman

Hint Of A Tint gave trainer David Wachman another big-race winner with victory in the Topaz Mile Handicap at Galway.The...

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