National News

Women’s Aid charity celebrate 40 years of service

Women's Aid - the national network for women affected by domestic violence in Ireland - is celebrating 40 years.With almost 20,000 disclosures of domestic violence against women last year - the charity is now calling for a societal change on...

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Defence Minister approves continuing Irish deployment in Golan heights

Irish troops are to remain on the Golan Heights. The Defence Minister told the Dáil that the 133 Irish soldiers...

Tuesday, 23/09/14 - 8:27pm Read More

No plans to charge for wifi on Dublin Bus, management says

One of the new bosses at Dublin Bus says they're doing everything they can to make their customers happy. Ultan...

Tuesday, 23/09/14 - 7:01pm Read More

SF calls for almost €1bn social housing investment

Sinn Féin's urging the government to invest nearly a billion euro in a new housing programme.It wants to let councils...

Tuesday, 23/09/14 - 6:29pm Read More

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Minister forced to defend State board appointment before Seanad

Arts Minister Heather Humphreys was forced to defend her decision to appoint Fine Gael's candidate for a Seanad by-election to...

Tuesday, 23/09/14 - 6:18pm Read More

Boy, 17, part of armed raid which threatened to kill garda

A Dublin teenager has admitted taking part in an armed robbery during which an off-duty garda was told he was...

Tuesday, 23/09/14 - 6:10pm Read More

Experts favour move for children’s cardiac surgery from Belfast to Dublin

The future of children's cardiac surgery at Belfast's Royal Victoria Hospital is in serious doubt.The North's Health Minister Edwin Poots...

Tuesday, 23/09/14 - 5:29pm Read More

Noonan: SF budget strategy is ‘nonsense’ and ‘pretend economics’

The Finance Minister has launched a scathing attack on Sinn Féin saying their budget strategy was "economic nonsense" and "pretend...

Tuesday, 23/09/14 - 5:05pm Read More

O’Cuiv against inviting royals to 1916 centenary

A senior Fianna Fail figure said he doesn't believe it would be appropriate to invite a member of the British...

Tuesday, 23/09/14 - 4:58pm Read More

Prosecution delayed in case of murder outside Dublin takeaway

Gardai investigating the murder of a man outside a Dublin city chipper are awaiting various reports before his file will...

Tuesday, 23/09/14 - 4:43pm Read More

Roscommon News

Memorial stone now marks Cindy the elephant’s final resting place

The resting place for Castlerea’s most famous elephant, Cindy has been marked after 42 years. According to the history books the story goes that Cindy became famous when the late Patsy Glynn Snr took a picture of her coming out...

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No cut in property tax

There will be not cut in property tax in the county for 2015. Members of Roscommon County Council agreed on...

Tuesday, 23/09/14 - 11:56am Read More

Black Donkey Brewing aiming to tap into growing craft beer market

Richard Siberry and Michaela Dillon  of Black Donkey Brewing. 
Located in the quiet farming village of
    HAVING LIVED and worked in New York for twenty years, coming back to County Roscommon to open a...

Wednesday, 17/09/14 - 12:01pm Read More

‘Hub’ ideal count venue

WITH THE date for the upcoming bye-election expected to be announced this week, Enterprise Castlerea has written to the county...

Monday, 15/09/14 - 6:15pm Read More

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Thousands flock to Kilbegnet for International Sheep Dog Trials

As many as 25,000 visitors from far and near flocked to Kilbegnet over the weekend for a one-off event that...

Monday, 15/09/14 - 6:14pm Read More

Martin pledges not ‘do an Enda Kenny on it’

Fianna Fáil leader Michel Martin said this week that he would not “do an Enda Kenny on it” by making...

Monday, 15/09/14 - 6:12pm Read More

Country star named as Revenue publishes list of tax defaulters

Country singer Robert Mizzell, originally from Louisiana in the US but living in Killinlahan, Ballynagore, Co Westmeath, has been named...

Tuesday, 09/09/14 - 4:41pm Read More

Double celebrations for Keadue – county’s tidiest town

Roscommon SuperValu Tidy Town Hero Awards-1
THE ANNUAL Tidy Towns results brought double celebrations for Keadue after it was declared Roscommon’s Tidiest Town and its chairman...

Tuesday, 09/09/14 - 10:28am Read More

Woman found on Roscommon Town street with serious head injury

Two people were discovered in different parts of the county at the weekend with serious head injuries. The incidents are...

Tuesday, 09/09/14 - 10:26am Read More

Woman dies following Roscommon crash

A woman in her 70s has died following a traffic accident in Co Roscommon in which four cars and a...

Tuesday, 02/09/14 - 9:42am Read More