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

Cannabis seized at home in Cork suburb

Gardaí in Cork have questioned two Polish men, following the seizure of €10,000 worth of drugs during a search of a house in Ballincollig yesterday.The me, understood to be both aged in their 20s, were arrested after gardaí found a...

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Body of missing Sligo man found in Stockholm

The Department of Foreign Affairs is providing consular assistance to the family of a Sligo man, whose body has been...

Saturday, 22/11/14 - 9:09am Read More

Irish Water ‘ordered to reduce staff numbers’

Irish Water is reportedly being ordered to slash costs and reduce staff numbers.According to the Irish Independent, the new board...

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Cosby breaks silence on rape allegations

Embattled entertainer Bill Cosby has broken his silence over a series of rape and sex assault claims going back decades."I know people are tired of me not saying anything, but a guy doesn't have to answer to innuendos," the actor-comedian...

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Friday’s TV tips

CHRISTMAS: The Christmas Toy Show (TV3, 8pm)Hosted by Brian McFadden and Karen Koster, with the help of singing siblings Jedward,...

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Brand hits back at commenters who slammed his Oirish accent

Russell Brand has hit back at facebook commenters who slagged off his terrible Irish accent in a recent clip on...

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Roscommon Sport

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 Phil McBride Cup for the second time in its history on Sunday next in Edenderry at 2 p.m. . Joe...

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‘We haven’t won anything yet’ – Brennan

    There was a palpable sense of joy across Mulhern Park in the aftermath of last Sunday’s marvellous 3-15...

Monday, 17/11/14 - 4:36pm Read More

Casey’s stock continues to rise

St. Croan's Secretary Majella Smyth is pictured with her sons Shane and Kevin following St. Croan's Connacht final triumph on Sunday last.
David Casey is an honorary St. Croan’s man. That’s what team captain Gregory Grogan declared in his victory speech after...

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National Sport

Van Gaal defends selling ‘substitute’ Welbeck

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has defended his decision to let Danny Welbeck join Arsenal in the summer because he never saw the England striker as anything more than a reserve player.Welbeck joined Arsenal from United for £16m on...

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McIlroy hoping to cut Stenson lead in Dubai

World number one Rory McIlroy was unable to find the fast start he was looking for in the early stages...

Saturday, 22/11/14 - 9:30am Read More

Bonus-point win for Connacht against depleted Zebre

Connacht 43 Zebre 3Connacht hit their stride in the final quarter as they ran out 43-3 bonus-point winners over second-from-bottom...

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