Roscommon News

Furious social care workers vote for industrial action

  One hundred and fifty social care workers across the county have voted overwhelming for industrial action, starting on September 8th, following the withdrawal by the Department of Health of a pay deal aimed at resolving a long standing dispute....

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High demand for air ambulance

The Emergency Air Ambulance (EAS) received almost 190 requests from emergency services in County Roscommon since July 1st, 2012, the...

Wednesday, 19/08/15 - 2:47pm Read More

Naughten adamant he will support his brother in election

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  Fine Gael’s Cllr John Naughten will be supporting his brother Denis, during the forthcoming General Election, the Roscommon Herald...

Wednesday, 19/08/15 - 2:46pm Read More

National News

US-bound flight diverts to Shannon after passenger falls ill

A United Airlines flight diverted to Shannon Airport this afternoon after a passenger fell ill.Flight UA-71 was en route from Amsterdam to Newark, New Jersey when it had to turn around over the Atlantic at around 11.20am. There were 174...

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House window smashed in ‘sectarian hate crime’ pipe bomb attack

The front window of a house has been smashed in a pipe bomb attack which police have said was a...

Sunday, 04/10/15 - 12:21pm Read More

Group says recent reforms penalise working lone parents

The Government has been told to stop penalising single parents who work outside the home.Campaign group SPARK said a failure...

Sunday, 04/10/15 - 12:16pm Read More


Elle Macpherson feared she had cancer after discovering a lump in her breast

The 51-year-old supermodel has opened up about the scary moment she found the lump on her 49th birthday, admitting it was a "big warning" to pay more attention to her health.Elle revealed to the Mail on Sunday newspaper: "I thought...

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Jennifer Lawrence was ‘dead inside’ on the last day of filming ‘The Hunger Games’ franchise

The Oscar-winning actress, who has spent the last five years playing Katniss Everdeen in the hit fantasy movies, admits she...

Sunday, 04/10/15 - 8:39pm Read More

Sunday’s TV tips

The X Factor (TV3, 7pm) The first stage of this year’s three-part Six Chair Challenge arrives, in which judges Simon...

Sunday, 04/10/15 - 5:01pm Read More

Roscommon Sport

Pearses put Gaels firmly in their box

          Padraig Pearses…………………2-12 Roscommon Gaels………………0-10 Hodson Bay Hotel Group Senior Football Championship Semi-Final Ian Cooney at Kiltoom     Nobody saw this train coming down the track, except Padraig Pearses manager Shane Curran. Afterwards, the former...

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Clann roll back the years to oust Brigid’s

          Clann na nGael………………0-14 St. Brigid’s……………………0-12 Hodson Bay Hotel Group Senior Football Championship Semi-Final Ian Cooney...

Monday, 28/09/15 - 4:34pm Read More

O’Donnell and McStay to answer Roscommon’s call

    Fergal O’Donnell and Kevin McStay are set to be unveiled as joint-managers of the Roscommon senior football team...

Monday, 28/09/15 - 4:33pm Read More

National Sport

Ireland v Italy: All the key stats in 60 seconds

By Simon Lewis Key moment: With Ireland hanging on to a less than comfortable 10-6 lead after half-time, Sergio Parisse came into his own to get his team over the gain line, but when he looked to have put Josh...

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TWEETS: All the best reaction to Ireland’s win against Italy

By Denise O'DonoghueAll the excitement from inside and outside the Olympic Stadium.1 Ireland fans came in their Sunday best[raw]Now that's...

Sunday, 04/10/15 - 6:46pm Read More

Ireland book quarter-final place with victory over Italy

Ireland 16 Italy 9 Ireland booked their place in the World Cup quarter-finals as Keith Earls’ first-half try helped Joe...

Sunday, 04/10/15 - 6:50pm Read More