National News

Taoiseach congratulates new Greek PM

The Taoiseach Enda Kenny has congratulated Alexis Tsipras who was appointed Greek Prime Minister today.Mr Tsipris is the leader of the left wing anti-austerity Syriza party, which yesterday won a landslide victory in the Greek general election.Mr Kenny has said...

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Noonan: New Greek government could see Ireland lose out on €350m

The Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has said the Irish taxpayer could lose €350m if Greece defaults on its debts.Michael...

Monday, 26/01/15 - 5:29pm Read More

Legion d’Honneur for Irish D-Day veteran

One of the last surviving Irish D-Day veterans has dedicated the award of France's highest honour to the lives of...

Monday, 26/01/15 - 5:17pm Read More

PSNI respond to Belfast security alert

PSNI officers and British Army Technical Officers are currently at the scene of a security alert in east Belfast.It follows...

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Minister labels planned demonstration outside his home as ‘unacceptable’

The Transport Minister Paschal Donohoe has said any protest outside his house - or the homes of any politicians -...

Monday, 26/01/15 - 3:41pm Read More

Man jailed for ten years for molestation of teenage boy

A convicted sex offender has been jailed for ten years for molesting a 14-year-old boy in a Kerry town over...

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Elaine O’Hara murder trial: Father’s partner found black latex in basket

The partner of Elaine O'Hara's father has testified that she 'recoiled' when she came across oily latex in Ms O'Hara's...

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Lowry: No regrets on ‘not bad-looking’ note

Michael Lowry has defended passing a note to the Taoiseach Enda Kenny recommending his former adviser to a State Board....

Monday, 26/01/15 - 1:36pm Read More

Witness: Elaine O’Hara was ‘distant and uninterested’ on night she disappeared

A jogger who is the last witness to have seen Dublin childcare worker Elaine O'Hara alive described her to Gardaí...

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High childcare costs forcing women in their 30s to postpone having kids

The high cost of childcare is causing women in their thirties to put off having children, according to a poll....

Monday, 26/01/15 - 12:57pm Read More

Roscommon News

Mounting concern over old N5 Ballagh junction

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There are renewed safety regarding the old N5 road junction at Ballaghaderreen after two lorries jackknifed following the recent icy conditions. The road leading into Ballaghaderreen from the Frenchpark side of the town has been reclassified as a local road...

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Adam (5) and his family head to Germany for vital treatment

A major fundraising initiative will get underway this weekend to help defray the medical costs of a young Fuerty boy...

Wednesday, 21/01/15 - 11:31am Read More

Fire fighters poised to ballot for strike action

Members of the fire service are poised to ballot for industrial action in the coming weeks over proposals that could...

Tuesday, 20/01/15 - 2:09pm Read More

Thirty new jobs on the way for Roscommon Town?

Up to thirty new jobs could be in the pipeline for Roscommon Town. The Roscommon Herald understands that a major...

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Fundraising drive gets underway following brain tumour diagnosis for 5-year-old Adam

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Last November the lives of the Reddington family from Fuerty were thrown into chaos when their beloved five-year-old son, Adam,...

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‘Alarming’ levels of lead in Elphin tap water

Cryptosporidium, lead, and “possibly” cancer-causing chemicals – the public water supply in the north east of the county is blighted...

Tuesday, 13/01/15 - 10:58am Read More

Hopes raised for air ambulance at night

Hopes have been raised this week that the air ambulance service could be extended to operate at night in the...

Tuesday, 06/01/15 - 10:58am Read More

Jogger saves abandoned pups from freezing on Christmas Day

People are being reminded that puppies are not just for Christmas by the Athlone Society for the Prevention of Cruelty...

Tuesday, 30/12/14 - 2:36pm Read More

Cineama attracts 1,000 people in first few days

Over 1,000 patrons have already passed through the doors of the new C&L cinema in Roscommon Town since it opened...

Monday, 29/12/14 - 4:46pm Read More

Record year at Rathcroghan Visitor Centre

Rathcroghan Visitor Centre has been named Tripadvisor Centre of Excellence and the number one attraction for County Roscommon in 2014....

Monday, 29/12/14 - 4:43pm Read More