Roscommon News

Housing 80 refugees in Roscommon town ‘a strange choice’, says local councillor

A decision to house 80 refugees in a former hotel in Roscommon has been met with a mixed reaction. The restored Abbeyfield Hotel, in Ballaghadereen, will play host to the group who are mainly fleeing violence in Syria. They are...

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Minister Naughten injured in crash

Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Denis Naughten has been injured in a road crash while cycling close to...

Monday, 02/01/17 - 5:54pm Read More

New appointment for Boyle priest

Father John Coughlan, Curate at Saint Joseph’s Parish, Boyle, in the Diocese of Elphin, has been appointed Director of Formation...

Tuesday, 20/12/16 - 2:40pm Read More

National News

Bus Eireann confirm cost cutting measures including overtime ban

Bus Eireann has confirmed it is planning an overtime ban at the troubled company – along with a range of other cost cutting measures. Management have written to staff saying they will also implement a recruitment ban and end flexi-time...

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Family of Dale Creighton say sentences given are too lenient.

The family of Dale Creighton, who was beaten to death in Tallaght three years ago, say the sentences handed down...

Monday, 16/01/17 - 4:59pm Read More

Northern Ireland election to be held on March 2

Update: The Northern Secretary James Brokenshire says Northern Ireland election will take place on Thursday March 2. An early election...

Monday, 16/01/17 - 5:57pm Read More

Roscommon Sport

Daire’s professional dream remains on track

  Former Donamon Dynamos cyclists Daire Feeley tells Roscommon Herald Sports Editor IAN COONEY that his relocation to Monaco this week gives him the chance to realise his ambition of becoming a ProTour rider…   Daire Feeley will be swapping...

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Introduction of mark a ‘nothing event’ for McStay

Kevin McStay probably summed up the feelings of the majority in attendance for Roscommon’s first competitive test of 2017 when...

Monday, 09/01/17 - 4:07pm Read More

Pointless exercise for rampant Roscommon

It’s hard to get worked up about pre-season football in January, and results like this don’t help. Roscommon would have...

Monday, 09/01/17 - 4:03pm Read More

National Sport

Nervy Federer finds return to action at Australian Open tougher than expected

Roger Federer admits his Australian Open comeback was harder than he expected after the 17-time grand slam champion battled past Jurgen Melzer to reach the second round. Federer was making his first competitive appearance in more than six months in...

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Ireland’s Sinead Kane aims to become first blind athlete to complete World Marathon Challenge

This week Sinead Kane will attmpt to enter the record books and become the first visually impaired athlete to complete...

Monday, 16/01/17 - 6:52pm Read More

Cody Garbrandt is not playing games with TJ Dillashaw

Tension between TJ Dillashaw and his former camp Team Alpha Male is about to reach astounding heights with news that...

Monday, 16/01/17 - 5:24pm Read More