National News

Irish Rail talks adjourned until morning

Talks aimed at resolving the dispute at Irish Rail have been adjourned for the night. The discussions at the Labour Relations Commission have been ongoing throughout the day and are aimed at averting more strikes at the company.It follows two...

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PSNI officers rapped over train death

Eight Police Service of Northern Ireland officers have been disciplined over their handling of a case where a missing vulnerable...

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Transport Minister aims to avoid cuts to Irish Rail funding

Transport Minister Paschal Donohoe has said that he does not want to cut the government's subvention to Irish Rail any...

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Defence Minister: Golan risk levels ‘not acceptable’

Defence Minister Simon Coveney has said that Irish troops deployed as part of the UN mission in the disputed Golan...

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McKevitt in fresh bid for remission

Real IRA leader Michael McKevitt has made a fresh bid for early release from prison, just minutes after his first...

Monday, 01/09/14 - 4:15pm Read More

High Court to hear bail application from Smithfield brawl accused

The High Court is due to hear a bail application for a man accused of taking part in a violent...

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Elderly abuse claims ‘rise 30%’

More than 2,400 complaints of elder abuse were received by health chiefs last year - a 30% increase in six...

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Garda to face trial on assault and theft charges

A Dublin-based garda, who denies claims he assaulted a man and stole money from him during an alleged incident last...

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Tributes paid to Irish musician who drowned in Crete

A musician who died along with his partner as he tried to save him from drowning has been remembered as...

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Irish Rail management confident of strike resolution; Unions want pay cuts frozen

Unions at Irish Rail say the only way strike action planned for next Sunday and Monday can be averted is...

Monday, 01/09/14 - 12:51pm Read More

Roscommon News

Man remanded in connection with cannabis growhouse raid

A Lithuanian man has been remanded in custody in connection with an €80,000 drugs seizure near Castlerea in Co. Roscommon yesterday evening. Gardaí arrested the 25-year-old man after they discovered 100 cannabis plants at a growhouse in Ballinaheglish last night....

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Drug seizure near Castlerea

Gardaí have seized cannabis plants and arrested a male as part of an ongoing operation targeting the cultivation of cannabis...

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Average rent in county now €534

RENTS IN County Roscommon only rose by 0.2% in the 12 months to June 2014 with the average advertised rent...

Monday, 25/08/14 - 6:09pm Read More

McDermott named as HAC candidate for bye-election

HAC chairperson and bye-election candidate  John McDermott
The newly announced Hospital Action Committee candidate to contest the forthcoming bye-election in Roscommon/South Leitrim has called on the people...

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

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Another portacabin for Cloonakilla NS

Another portacabin was delivered to Cloonakilla NS on the outskirts of Athlone last week as the school faces into another...

Monday, 25/08/14 - 6:02pm Read More

Born 1 year and 20 miles apart, the oldest men in Ireland catch up on old times

Lifelong friends
  What are the chances? They were born a year and less than 20 miles apart as the crow flies...

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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...

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

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

Yvonne climbs the highest peaks

Ballinlough woman Yvonne Rogan recently completed the HeadsUp Five Peaks Challenge. The challenge involved climbing the five highest mountains in...

Wednesday, 13/08/14 - 3:29pm Read More