Roscommon received less than 2 per cent of flood assistance scheme money

Despite being one of the worst affected counties during the recent flooding, Roscommon residents have received only €5,200 from the Department of Social Protection’s (DSP’s) Humanitarian Assistance Scheme. As of January 22nd a total of €439,000 has been distributed nationwide...

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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

Councillors ask for meeting with Taoiseach over possible boundary changes

The councillors of South Roscommon are requesting a meeting with the Taoiseach as part of the fight to maintain the...

Monday, 04/01/16 - 9:47am Read More

Holding back the River Suck

The people of Athleague and the surrounding areas have been battling heroically since Saturday morning to save the village from...

Wednesday, 09/12/15 - 4:46pm Read More

IFA chairman appeals to farmers to stick with IFA

THE CHAIRMAN of Roscommon IFA has appealed for members to stick with the organisation during this “disastrous period” as dozens...

Tuesday, 01/12/15 - 10:35am Read More

Number of Roscommon people on waiting lists increases

More than 5,650 Roscommon people are currently on waiting lists for outpatient procedures around the country, a slight increase on...

Monday, 23/11/15 - 5:46pm Read More

Constituency only one in country with no FF candidate

The local branch of Fianna Fáil has yet to receive word from party headquarters over its demand for a date...

Monday, 23/11/15 - 5:51pm Read More

Kilduff ‘disappointed’ over High Court proceedings

The cathaoirleach of Roscommon County Council has broken his silence on the long running dispute between himself and Fianna Fáil...

Monday, 09/11/15 - 5:31pm Read More

HSE seeks to postpone dates for HIQA action on Sacred Heart Hospital

The HSE and Minister of State at the Department of Health, Kathleen Lynch, are to seek a postponement of action...

Monday, 09/11/15 - 5:32pm Read More

Parishes respond to call to house refugees

Bishop Kevin Doran
Seven “concrete offers of accommodation” to house refugees fleeing conflicts in the Middle East and elsewhere have been received by...

Tuesday, 27/10/15 - 11:19am Read More

Civil Defence on bad winter weather alert

Roscommon Civil Defence is preparing for a repeat of the freezing conditions seen during the winter of 2010. Roscommon Civil...

Tuesday, 27/10/15 - 11:14am Read More