Roscommon News

Permission for €150m wind farm quashed

The High Court has quashed planning permission for a €150 million wind farm in South Roscommon. This follows a judicial review brought by local campaigners and supported by the Department of Heritage. Justice Mary Finlay Geoghegan heard the case before...

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Rezoning controversy

ROSCOMMON CHAMBER of Commerce has given a cautious welcome to the decision of the members of the Municipal District of...

Wednesday, 30/07/14 - 12:25pm Read More

New Bishop sends out SOS for vocations

The new Bishop of Elphin has asked the diocese to come forward with six possible candidates for the priesthood by...

Thursday, 17/07/14 - 12:51pm Read More

National News

Bank-holiday drivers warned of higher points for traffic offences

People taking to the roads over the bank holiday weekend are being warned a number of traffic offences carry tougher penalty points from today.It means that from now on, anyone caught breaking a speed limit, using a mobile phone while...

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Cruiser with two on board towed to safety on Lough Derg

Two people aboard a 32-foot cruiser were rescued by Lough Derg Lifeboat last night.The vessel ran aground on Sandy Bottom...

Friday, 01/08/14 - 6:11am Read More

15% drop in number of homes in negative equity

The number of homes in negative equity has dropped by around 15%.A report by the ESRI says recent increases in...

Friday, 01/08/14 - 6:00am Read More


Thursday’s TV tips

DRAMA: Under the Dome (RTE Two, 8.30pm)The second series of Under The Dome continues on RTÉ Two. The massive US drama is based on Stephen King's bestselling novel about a small town that is suddenly and inexplicably sealed off from...

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Lorde to curate ‘Mockingjay’ soundtrack

Lorde will curate the soundtrack for 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1'.The 'Royals' hitmaker - who covered the track...

Thursday, 31/07/14 - 8:17pm Read More

Electric Picnic sells out

Electric Picnic has sold out in record time.Some 41,000 tickets have now sold, up 10,000 on last year.The music festival...

Thursday, 31/07/14 - 7:04pm Read More

Roscommon Sport

No development of Hyde Park until next summer

    Roscommon GAA County Board has confirmed that renovations on Dr. Hyde Park are unlikely to commence until the summer of 2015 at the earliest. The county board gained legal control of the stadium last March after an agreement...

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Rossies’ quest to reach next level continues

    The gentle rain, the slate grey skies and the empty stands and terraces signal the end of another...

Monday, 21/07/14 - 4:49pm Read More

Error prone Roscommon unable to silence Armagh

Niall Daly can't hide his disappointment at the final whistle on Saturday evening. Pic: INPHO/Morgan Treacy
  Armagh……………………….1-17 Roscommon…………………..1-12 All-Ireland Football Qualifiers (Round 3B) Ian Cooney at Dr. Hyde Park   Bitterly disappointing, although Roscommon gave...

Monday, 21/07/14 - 4:47pm Read More

National Sport

Steady return for McIlroy

Newly-crowned Open champion Rory McIlroy had to settle for an opening 69 on his return to action in the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in Akron today.Playing his first event since claiming his third major title at Royal Liverpool, McIlroy played his opening...

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No doubting Thomas at Galway

JP McManus claimed another significant landmark in an esteemed racing career when Thomas Edison gave the powerful owner a first...

Thursday, 31/07/14 - 8:33pm Read More

Dunne calls time on international career

Republic of Ireland defender Richard Dunne has announced his retirement from international football.The 34-year-old QPR player made his debut for...

Thursday, 31/07/14 - 8:21pm Read More