Roscommon News

No evidence of petrol stretching found in samples

NO EVIDENCE of petrol stretching has been found in fuel tested from filling stations in County Roscommon. That is according to Finance Minister Michael Noonan, who was responding to a question from local Deputy Denis Naughten on the issue in...

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Community fund of €4m mooted if Gridwest goes overhead

A €4 million community gain fund has been mooted if the proposed Gridwest 400kv power line goes overhead, the Herald...

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Buyer emerges for Ballaghaderreen hotel

A POTENTIAL buyer has emerged to take over the Abbeyfield Hotel in Ballaghaderreen, which could lead to a much needed...

Monday, 08/12/14 - 5:41pm Read More

National News

Two arrested after delivery van hijacking in Belfast

Two men have been arrested after a delivery van was hijacked in Belfast this morning.The driver was parked in the Ladybrook Park area shortly after 6.30am when he was approached by a number of men.They threatened him with a knife,...

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Senators debate water bill until 3am

Senators debated the Water Services Bill into the early hours of this morning.The Seanad discussed the details for over 16...

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Farmers’ group appeals to shoppers to buy Irish festive food

If you're buying your Christmas turkey this weekend, you're being reminded to buy Irish. The Irish Farmers Association is appealing...

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Kristen Bell welcomes baby girl

Kristen Bell has given birth to a baby girl. The news was announced by Kristen's actor husband Dax Shepard, who took to Twitter on Friday to confirm that the 34-year-old star had given birth to a healthy baby girl. Dax...

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George Ezra to play Electric Picnic

George Ezra has just been announced to play at Electric Picnic next year.The 21-year-old singer, who headlined Glastonbury's BBC Introducing...

Friday, 19/12/14 - 5:42pm Read More

Friday’s TV tips

Text Santa (UTV, 8pm) While as much as the idea of Father Christmas having a mobile phone and us being...

Friday, 19/12/14 - 3:04pm Read More

Roscommon Sport

GAA President launches second volume of county’s history

Pictured at the launch of 'Gaelic Games in Roscommon 1990-2014' in Hannon's Hotel, Roscommon on Saturday night last were members of the Roscommon GAA History Committee. Back row (l-r): Padraig Duke, Jim Ganly, Tommie Kenoy, GAA President Liam O'Neill and Roscommon County Committee Secretary Brian Carroll. Front row (l-r): Michael Naughton, Marie McAleer, Martin Walshe and Maeve Healy.
The Roscommon GAA 125 celebrations came to a close with the launch of the second volume of the county’s history by GAA President Liam Ó’Neill in Hannon’s Hotel on Saturday last. Roscommon County Committee Secretary Brian Carroll welcomed everyone and...

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Clann crown off great year with U-21 title

Clann na nGael defenders Shane Pettit and Aaron O'Reilly celebrate their side's U-21 success against Strokestown on Sunday last. Pic: Gerard O'Loughlin
          Clann na nGael………………..1-16 Strokestown……………………1-3 Dermot Hughes Cars U-21 Division One Football Championship Final Ian Cooney...

Monday, 15/12/14 - 4:44pm Read More

Moore left deflated by small margins

          Moore United………………1 Kilreen Celtic………………1 AET (Kilreen win 4-2 on penalties) FAI Junior Cup Fifth Round...

Monday, 08/12/14 - 4:12pm Read More

National Sport

Blatter rules out reconsidering World Cup votes

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has ruled out revisiting the controversial vote that awarded the 2018 and 2022 World Cups to Russia and Qatar.Blatter said in a statement that "external legal experts" supported the view that "there are no legal grounds"...

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Joe has Hart set on City trophies

England goalkeeper Joe Hart has set his sights on winning many more trophies with Manchester City after signing a new...

Saturday, 20/12/14 - 8:58am Read More

Rugby clubs under investigation for breaking salary cap

Aviva Premiership clubs Saracens and Bath are both being investigated for alleged salary cap breaches, according to a report in...

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