Roscommon News

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 Roscommon Herald has learned. According to the Department of Health, County Roscommon made 187 requests for the EAS over the...

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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

Fourteen-year-old among patients at Roscommon addiction services

A 14 year old was one of 288 people to access addiction services in the county during a four year...

Thursday, 06/08/15 - 10:43am Read More

National News

Gay couples ‘can start saving for big day’ as President signs same-sex marriage into law

The Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald has welcomed the President's signature signing same-sex marraige into law.The Government can now bring forward legislation to allow same-sex marriages take place here, the first country in the world to do so...

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Garda seriously ill after being struck by stolen car in Dublin

A Garda remains in a serious condition after being struck by a stolen car in Dublin last night.The incident happened...

Sunday, 30/08/15 - 12:20pm Read More

Fitzgerald ‘hugely concerned’ about how reported €70m paramilitary cash pile is raised

The Justice Minister has raised questions over a reported €70m cash pile belonging to republican paramilitaries.Frances Fitzgerald said she was...

Sunday, 30/08/15 - 10:42am Read More


Chrissie Hynde criticised for comments about rape victims

Singer Chrissie Hynde has been criticised for saying that it can be a woman’s fault if she is raped. The Pretenders rocker, 63, said she blames herself for being forced to perform sexual acts under the threat of violence.Aged 21,...

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Malik ‘smitten’ again

Zayn Malik is reportedly "smitten" with a Burberry model despite splitting with fiancée Perrie Edwards just weeks ago.The former One...

Sunday, 30/08/15 - 11:29am Read More

Simon Cowell: Zayn Malik needs to ‘keep quiet for a while’

Simon Cowell thinks Zayn Malik needs to take time out from Twitter.Since quitting One Direction in March, the 22-year-old singer...

Saturday, 29/08/15 - 9:51pm Read More

Roscommon Sport

Hopkins drives Roscommon into decider

Roscommon………………….1-9 Dublin…………………………1-5 Liberty Insurance Premier Junior Camogie Championship Semi-Final Kevin Egan at St. Brendan’s Park, Birr     A dominant performance from Roscommon eventually yielded a fully-deserved place in next month’s All-Ireland junior camogie final against Laois at Croke Park....

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Shane Layden leads Connacht at World Sevens

      Former Roscommon minor footballer Shane Layden was captain of the Connacht side for the Limerick World Club...

Monday, 24/08/15 - 4:39pm Read More

Roscommon must pull out all the stops to find new man

John Evans’ departure as Roscommon senior football manager was probably inevitable. Hours before the majority of clubs were set to...

Monday, 17/08/15 - 4:39pm Read More

National Sport

Iain Henderson: A lack of discipline spelled our defeat to Wales

Iain Henderson has said a lack of discipline was a critical factor was behind Ireland's 10-16 defeat to Wales yesterday."We knew towards the end of the first half we had to salvage something, and we managed to do that...but we...

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Dublin-Mayo clash is Europe’s biggest event today

People heading to the All Ireland semi-final are being asked to follow the instructions of the Gardaí when leaving the...

Sunday, 30/08/15 - 10:51am Read More

Jimmy Barry-Murphy steps down as Cork hurling manager

Cork hurling manager Jimmy Barry-Murphy has stepped down from his position tonight. The Cork County Board confirmed the news of...

Saturday, 29/08/15 - 11:22pm Read More