Roscommon News

Accommodation problems reach crisis point at Cloonakilla NS

Cloonakilla National School on the outskirts of Athlone in South Roscommon is being forced to turn down new enrolments this year because the school cannot accommodate any more pupils. Accommodation issues at the burgeoning school have been ongoing since 2007...

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Taps run dry in Strokestown

Business and households in the Strokestown area are fuming with Irish Water over a decision to close the local water...

Monday, 18/08/14 - 6:25pm Read More

Hospital hand hygiene still below target

Roscommon County Hospital
Hand hygiene among staff at Roscommon County Hospital continues to fall short of national compliance targets, but has shown signs...

Wednesday, 13/08/14 - 3:31pm Read More

National News

Reynolds funeral cortege arrives at church

The funeral cortege of Albert Reynolds has arrived at the Sacred Heart Church in Donnybrook, Dublin, for the formal reception of his remains. Dignitaries attending the removal include the former Taoiseach's successors John Bruton, Bertie Ahern, Brian Cowen and Enda...

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Thousands protest in support of former Waterford Crystal workers

Thousands of people took part in a protest in Waterford City this afternoon in solidarity with the former Waterford Crystal...

Saturday, 23/08/14 - 4:13pm Read More

Pro-choice group sees more than a thousand at Dublin protest

More than a thousand people are attending a major pro-choice rally in Dublin this afternoon, calling for an end to...

Saturday, 23/08/14 - 3:16pm Read More


‘Casualty’ starv added to ‘Strictly’ line-up

Actress Sunetra Sarker has signed up to appear on Strictly Come Dancing.Sarker, who has played Dr Zoe Hanna in the BBC One medical drama Casualty since 2007, is the seventh contestant to be confirmed for this year's line-up.On taking part...

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Saturday’s TV tips

MUSIC: Greg & Jen @ Reading (BBC3, 7pm) It's a big night in Reading tonight.Once again, DJs Greg James and...

Saturday, 23/08/14 - 4:26pm Read More

Price launches Twitter tirade against hubby’s former mistresses

Katie Price launched a bitter attack on her husband's former mistresses last night.The 36-year-old star, who recently reconciled with Kieran...

Saturday, 23/08/14 - 12:08pm Read More

Roscommon Sport

Evans delighted to be back with the Rossies

        John Evans will be given another 12 months in charge of the Roscommon senior football team.     By Ian Cooney   The management committee of Roscommon County Board met on Thursday last and agreed to...

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Downey delivers to send ladies into last four

Gillian Dufficy is determined not to let Ann Marie Bratten get her hands on possession during Saturday's All-Ireland quarter-final at Pearse Park, Longford. Pic: Gerard O'Loughlin
      Roscommon…………………………..0-14 Longford……………………………….1-9 (after extra-time) TG4 All-Ireland Intermediate Ladies Football Championship Quarter-Final Martin Wynne at Pearse Park, Longford...

Monday, 18/08/14 - 4:52pm Read More

Glynn’s sweet 16 guides minors home

          Roscommon………………………2-25 Donegal……………………………2-22 Electric Ireland All-Ireland Minor B Hurling Championship Quarter-Final Ian Cooney at Athleague  ...

Monday, 11/08/14 - 4:14pm Read More

National Sport

Redemption as Wexford U-21 hurlers book final place

Galway 1-19 Wexford 1-21 Wexford have booked their place in their first All-Ireland U21 hurling final in 13 years.The Slaneysiders will attempt to deny Clare three-in-a-row in the showpiece decider on September 13, after edging past Galway by two points...

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Gunners grab point as Everton left kicking themselves

Everton threw away two valuable points at Goodison Park as Olivier Giroud scored a last-minute header to hand Arsenal a...

Saturday, 23/08/14 - 7:41pm Read More

Mourinho: My players were lazy

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho felt his side had been "lazy" before recovering to beat Leicester 2-0 at Stamford Bridge.The Blues,...

Saturday, 23/08/14 - 7:33pm Read More