Roscommon News

Century old cross taken from Sacred Heart Church

Gardaí have launched a major investigation into the theft of a century old replica of the Cross of Cong from the Sacred Heart Church in Roscommon Town. Hundreds of people turned to social media last week to voice their anger...

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Changed climate for Minister Naughten

  Hundreds of people turned out to welcome Roscommon’s new minister home on Saturday night last. Across the county and...

Tuesday, 10/05/16 - 11:19am Read More

Late Monsignor McKeon an ‘inspiration to the people of Tulsk’

Monsg. McKeon blessing
TRIBUTES have been paid to the man described as an “inspiration” to the people of Tulsk and throughout the county...

Tuesday, 03/05/16 - 11:47am Read More

National News

8 Gardaí to assist in France for Euro 2016

Eight Gardaí are to be sent to France for Euro 2016. The officers will be deployed to Lille and Bordeaux, where Ireland will play two of their group games in the tournaments. The officers will assist their French counterparts in...

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Sinn Féin denies water-charges motion is attempt to embarrass Fianna Fáil

Sinn Féin has denied that tonight’s Dáil motion to abolish water charges is only focussed on embarrassing Fianna Fáil –...

Tuesday, 24/05/16 - 2:04pm Read More

Five independent Senators have formed a technical group in the Seanad

Five of the newest members of the Oireachtas have formed a technical group in the Seanad. The Civil Engagement group...

Tuesday, 24/05/16 - 1:48pm Read More


WATCH: Star Trek Beyond to receive outdoor premier at San Diego Comic-Con 2016

Star Trek Beyond is set to make a mark in movie history by becoming the first outdoor IMAX movie presentation when it premiers at this year’s San Diego Comic Con, writes Greg Murphy. In what is set to be one...

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Going to the Bruce Springsteen gig this weekend? Watch this video before you go

By Steve Neville If your weekend includes heading to see Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band in Croke Park...

Monday, 23/05/16 - 3:28pm Read More

Ken Loach claims second Palme D’Or for film denouncing ‘cruelty’ of poverty

Veteran British director Ken Loach has won his second Palme D’Or at the Cannes Film Festival on Sunday for I,...

Sunday, 22/05/16 - 9:13pm Read More

Roscommon Sport

Curran’s double leads Celtic to title

MD Town…………………1 Castlerea Celtic……………3 The Herald Premier Division Michael O’Brien at Dunmore It may have taken a decade to regain their crown, but Castlerea Celtic are now the undisputed kingpins of the Roscommon and District League. They certainly didn’t let...

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Satisfactory afternoon’s work for O’Donnell

Donie Shine issues some instructions during Sunday's match against Leitrim at Páirc Seán MacDiarmada, Carrick-on-Shannon. Pic: INPHO/James Crombie
A lot done, so much more to do — that was the general feeling radiating from the Roscommon camp as...

Monday, 23/05/16 - 5:01pm Read More

Ballinasloe’s reputation takes a hammering

Athenry centre-back Paddy Quinn heads possession clear ahead of Ballinasloe Town’s Mamoud Giumma during Sunday’s Connacht Cup final at the League grounds, Lecarrow. Pic: Gerard O’Loughlin
Ballinasloe Town……………………….0 Athenry FC…………………………………7 Connacht Cup Final Ian Cooney at the League Grounds, Lecarrow So much for a tight Connacht...

Monday, 16/05/16 - 4:33pm Read More

National Sport

A football in Kilkenny and singing hurlers? It’s for the South-East’s Capital of Culture bid…

The ‘Three Sisters’ of Kilkenny, Waterford and Wexford have joined together in a bid to become the 2020 European Capital of Culture, writes Stephen Barry. Now hurlers from Brian Cody, Derek McGrath and Liam Dunne’s opposing panels have come together...

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Cork need to go the way of Clare and Waterford to revive glory days

Historically, Cork have been blessed with and nurtured some of the most artistic hurlers ever to grace an inter-county setting,...

Tuesday, 24/05/16 - 4:43pm Read More

Irish rower qualifies for Rio at qualifying regatta in Switzerland

Ireland’s Sanita Puspure has qualified for Rio after she finished in second place at a final Olympic qualifying event today....

Tuesday, 24/05/16 - 3:52pm Read More