National News

Family of Dale Creighton say sentences given are too lenient.

The family of Dale Creighton, who was beaten to death in Tallaght three years ago, say the sentences handed down to his killers are “too lenient”. Five men were today handed sentences of between three and seven and a half...

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Northern Ireland election to be held on March 2

Update: The Northern Secretary James Brokenshire says Northern Ireland election will take place on Thursday March 2. An early election...

Monday, 16/01/17 - 5:57pm Read More

Parents, religious groups and others will be able to input on schools acceptance process

The Education Minister, Richard Bruton (pictured), has launched a public consultation to reform the admissions system for primary schools. Parents,...

Monday, 16/01/17 - 4:40pm Read More

Two investigations underway after man dies in Kerry farm accident

Investigations are underway after a man was killed in an accident on a farm in County Kerry. It happened at...

Monday, 16/01/17 - 4:36pm Read More

Bruton: ‘UK post Brexit ‘trade war’ with EU will put Irish jobs at risk’

A Government minister has admitted Irish jobs are at risk if the UK chooses to open a damaging post-Brexit “trade...

Monday, 16/01/17 - 3:28pm Read More

Stormont snap election looms as Sinn Fein sticks by withdrawal from executive

Northern Ireland is heading for a snap election after Sinn Fein triggered the implosion of the powersharing executive by declining...

Monday, 16/01/17 - 4:45pm Read More

Gardaí investigating suspected drugs related death of Cork teen

Update 5;15pm: It is suspected the 16-year-old boy who died in Cork may have taken drugs. It is believed at...

Monday, 16/01/17 - 5:22pm Read More

Priest files complaint over Rubberbandits ‘haunted bread’ comment on Late Late Show

A Co Kerry priest has lodged a complaint with the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland over the “ridiculing of the Eucharist”...

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Irish Blood Transfusion Service lifts ban on gay men donating blood

The ban on gay men donating blood has been lifted. Health Minister Simon Harris stressed the importance of people offering...

Monday, 16/01/17 - 2:34pm Read More

Judge hands down €3k fine to former Anglo director for failing to keep record of fraudulent €8m loan

The former director of lending with Anglo Irish Bank, Pat Whelan, has been fined €3,000 for failing to keep a...

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Roscommon News

Housing 80 refugees in Roscommon town ‘a strange choice’, says local councillor

A decision to house 80 refugees in a former hotel in Roscommon has been met with a mixed reaction. The restored Abbeyfield Hotel, in Ballaghadereen, will play host to the group who are mainly fleeing violence in Syria. They are...

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Minister Naughten injured in crash

Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Denis Naughten has been injured in a road crash while cycling close to...

Monday, 02/01/17 - 5:54pm Read More

New appointment for Boyle priest

Father John Coughlan, Curate at Saint Joseph’s Parish, Boyle, in the Diocese of Elphin, has been appointed Director of Formation...

Tuesday, 20/12/16 - 2:40pm Read More

Political ambitions for Ballymurray’s Will Keane

Prominent Yes campaigner for the same sex marriage referendum, Will Keane, has indicated he would be open to running in...

Tuesday, 13/12/16 - 1:38pm Read More

County Roscommon remains one of the country’s safest

Serious crime is down or relatively stable in both Roscommon and Castlerea garda districts, Chief Superintendent Padraig Rattigan told a...

Tuesday, 13/12/16 - 1:35pm Read More

Anger brewing in FF over election spend issue

Anger is brewing within the Fianna Fáil organisation in the constituency with the news that the party spent approximately €5,000...

Tuesday, 06/12/16 - 1:00pm Read More

Vandalism causes €1,500 of damage at Cloonfad United’s clubhouse

Cloonfad United Soccer Club is facing a €1,500 bill for new windows after the club’s new extension was the target...

Tuesday, 06/12/16 - 12:59pm Read More

Funding of €100,000 for Castlerea food hub

  An Chistin – the Food Hub in Castlerea – has been allocated €100,000 in REDZ (Rural Economic Development Zone) funding....

Tuesday, 29/11/16 - 10:02am Read More

Roscommon farmer had enough cyanide to ‘wipe out’ most of the county

A farmer in Roscommon safely disposed of 4kg of cyanide over the weekend, “enough to wipe out most of the...

Tuesday, 22/11/16 - 2:06pm Read More

Ballyleague event brings big windfall for the county

The recent international fishing event and food festival in Ballyleague/Lanesboro resulted in a boost to the local economy of approximately...

Monday, 14/11/16 - 6:03pm Read More