National News

Bank-holiday drivers warned of higher points for traffic offences

People taking to the roads over the bank holiday weekend are being warned a number of traffic offences carry tougher penalty points from today.It means that from now on, anyone caught breaking a speed limit, using a mobile phone while...

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Cruiser with two on board towed to safety on Lough Derg

Two people aboard a 32-foot cruiser were rescued by Lough Derg Lifeboat last night.The vessel ran aground on Sandy Bottom...

Friday, 01/08/14 - 6:11am Read More

15% drop in number of homes in negative equity

The number of homes in negative equity has dropped by around 15%.A report by the ESRI says recent increases in...

Friday, 01/08/14 - 6:00am Read More

Cannabis worth €96k seized in Cavan

Cannabis plants with an estimated value of €96,000 were seized in woodland in Co Cavan, gardaí said.The plants and associated...

Thursday, 31/07/14 - 10:38pm Read More

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Flanagan: No plans to expel Israeli ambassador

The Foreign Affairs minister Charlie Flanagan has said he has no plans to expel Israel's ambassadorto Ireland.Minister Flanagan said Ireland's...

Thursday, 31/07/14 - 6:51pm Read More

Ireland accused over women’s rights

The Government has been accused of allowing Ireland to fall even further behind European nations in defending women's rights and...

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No sense asking people to pay for water they can’t drink: FF

There has been criticism of plans to charge people for water they can't drink.The energy regulator has published its proposals...

Thursday, 31/07/14 - 5:56pm Read More

Air corps crew capture impressive antics of two fin whales off Cork coast

One of the rarest and most impressive sights in the natural world has been captured off the coast of Ireland.Two...

Thursday, 31/07/14 - 5:00pm Read More

Children’s free water allowance cut by 17,000 litres

The free water allowance initially set for children is being cut by 17,000 litres.It had been suggested in May that...

Thursday, 31/07/14 - 4:26pm Read More

Alan Wilson acquitted of Marioara Rostas murder

A Dublin man has been acquitted of murdering 18-year-old Marioara Rostas who was shot four times in the head and...

Thursday, 31/07/14 - 4:10pm Read More

Roscommon News

Permission for €150m wind farm quashed

The High Court has quashed planning permission for a €150 million wind farm in South Roscommon. This follows a judicial review brought by local campaigners and supported by the Department of Heritage. Justice Mary Finlay Geoghegan heard the case before...

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Rezoning controversy

ROSCOMMON CHAMBER of Commerce has given a cautious welcome to the decision of the members of the Municipal District of...

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New Bishop sends out SOS for vocations

The new Bishop of Elphin has asked the diocese to come forward with six possible candidates for the priesthood by...

Thursday, 17/07/14 - 12:51pm Read More

Over 100 families in debt crisis

Over 100 families in County Roscommon have sought help from free legal advice services in relation to credit and debt...

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Ordination of new Bishop will be streamed on internet

In a first for the Diocese of Elphin the ordination of the new Bishop of Elphin this Sunday will be...

Thursday, 10/07/14 - 10:46am Read More

Costs of damage to Boyle bridge being assessed

THE TOTAL cost of the damage caused to the bridge in the centre of Boyle following a crash last week...

Thursday, 10/07/14 - 10:45am Read More

Judge hits out at senseless acts of violence

A Circuit Court Judge has hit out at the drinking culture amongst young people, which makes them think “they rule...

Thursday, 10/07/14 - 10:44am Read More

Gardaí charge man in connection with €70k cannabis seizure

Gardaí have seized €70,000 worth of cannabis plants in Co Roscommon.They have also arrested and charged a 26-year-old man in...

Monday, 07/07/14 - 10:24am Read More

Elderly couple in hospital after car plunges into river

An elderly couple are recovering in hospital following an incident in which their car plunged into the River Boyle in...

Wednesday, 02/07/14 - 3:57pm Read More

Mother gets 14-year jail term for abuse of her daughter

A mother who used her young daughter for sexual exploitation was handed a 14-year sentence on Monday. The 47-year-old woman,...

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