National News

Transatlantic flight diverted to Dublin Airport

By Patrick FlynnA transatlantic flight has made an unscheduled landing at Dublin Airport this evening after a passenger was reported to have fallen ill.British Airways flight BA-69 was about an hour into its journey from London to Philadelphia when it...

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AGSI says Armed Support Unit will reassign 55 gardaí from frontline duties

The body representing garda sergeants and inspectors says the announcement of a new Armed Support Unit for Dublin is misleading.The...

Tuesday, 09/02/16 - 7:49pm Read More

14-year-old missing from Dublin

Gardaí in Dublin are appealing for the public's help in tracing the whereabouts of a missing 14-year-old boy.Jason Collins was...

Tuesday, 09/02/16 - 7:07pm Read More

Garda Commissioner defends policing stance after gangland murders

Garda Commissioner Nóirín O'Sullivan has been forced to defend her organised crime units having no intelligence that a boxing weigh-in...

Tuesday, 09/02/16 - 7:22pm Read More

Taoiseach promises Gardaí ‘whatever facilities they require’ to tackle gangland crime

By Elaine Loughlin, political reporterTaoiseach Enda Kenny has promised that all required resources will be provided to the Gardaí to...

Tuesday, 09/02/16 - 6:45pm Read More

Search for fisherman off Co Clare coast stood down

By Patrick FlynnThe search for a fisherman who fell overboard from a trawler in the North Atlantic yesterday has been...

Tuesday, 09/02/16 - 5:48pm Read More

Special Criminal Court has caseload backlog of two years

The courts service has issued an update on the caseload of the Special Criminal Court which shows it has a...

Tuesday, 09/02/16 - 5:30pm Read More

999 call centre employees vote in favour of industrial action

Workers at Ireland's 999 call centre have voted in favour of industrial action. Members of the Communications Workers' Union have...

Tuesday, 09/02/16 - 7:04pm Read More

Renua Ireland release stinging advert on FG links with Michael Lowry

By Daniel McConnell, Irish Examiner Political EditorLucinda Creighton's Renua Ireland has today published the most negative advert of the General...

Tuesday, 09/02/16 - 7:20pm Read More

Labour pledge €500 cut in student fees if re-elected

Labour has committed to cutting student fees by €500 if re-elected to government. It is part of a range of...

Tuesday, 09/02/16 - 4:50pm Read More

Roscommon News

Ballaghaderreen residents furious over article on damage to council house

Residents of a Ballaghaderreen housing estate have reacted furiously to comments made in a newspaper (not the Roscommon Herald) regarding damage caused to a council house in the estate last week. The article that the incident of criminal damage at...

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Boundary bill may be fast tracked

Speculation is growing that the government is looking for a ‘face saving’ measure on the controversial Athlone boundary issue. It...

Wednesday, 03/02/16 - 11:37am Read More

Physio saves young footballer’s life

A Boyle physio has come in for praise for his efforts in saving the life of a young Leitrim footballer...

Wednesday, 27/01/16 - 12:47pm Read More

Held at knife point in Boyle

A hackney driver was held at knife point in Boyle over the weekend and Gardai are appealing for any witnesses...

Wednesday, 27/01/16 - 12:44pm Read More

Elderly shopkeeper victim of attempted burglary

  An elderly shopkeeper in Roscommon Town was the victim of an attempted burglary when two men broke into the...

Thursday, 21/01/16 - 11:28am Read More

No Doctor No Village campaign seeks election candidate

  Campaigners wishing to protect general practice services in rural Ireland are seeking to run a GP as a general...

Thursday, 21/01/16 - 11:27am Read More

Contract awarded for water scheme

Work on the long-awaited €6.1m water treatment plant for the North East Roscommon & Ballyleague Regional Water Supply Scheme will...

Wednesday, 13/01/16 - 10:40am Read More

Make your voices heard

A pivotal public meeting in the fight to protect the county’s boundaries took place Monday at the Athlone Springs Hotel,...

Wednesday, 13/01/16 - 10:39am Read More

Battling against the odds

Flooding at the home of Vincent and Ann Brady,
Lisserdrea, Boyle, Co. Roscommon.
Pic shows; Vincent and Ann Brady pictured outside their home as neighbours and members of the Lough Ree Sub Aqua Club build sand bags around their home in a effort to keep out the floods.
Photo Brian Farrell
A family at Lisserdrea, near Boyle, has been engaged in a relentless battle over the past few weeks as their...

Tuesday, 05/01/16 - 2:53pm Read More

Athletic track proposed for Roscommon Town

The councillors of the Roscommon Municipal District have unanimously backed the development of a 400 metre athletic track being proposed...

Monday, 04/01/16 - 9:48am Read More