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 who is due to travel to Germany for six weeks of proton radiotherapy following a diagnosis of a malignant brain...

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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...

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

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,...

Wednesday, 14/01/15 - 11:37am Read More

‘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

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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

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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

Gardai report ‘no major incidents’

The festive season passed without major incident in the county last week. There were four public order incidents and two...

Monday, 29/12/14 - 4:42pm Read More

Fire causes extensive damage at Ballaghaderreen pharmacy

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A FIRE was brought under control at one of Ballaghaderreen’s landmark businesses premises during Christmas week. The blaze broke out...

Monday, 29/12/14 - 4:39pm Read More

The late Eithne Quinn – a woman who ‘stood up for what she believed in’

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TRIBUTES HAVE been paid to one of the founding members of Roscommon Hospital Action Committee who passed away last weekend....

Monday, 29/12/14 - 4:36pm Read More

Minister sanctions new school at Cloonakilla

Christmas has come early for the pupils, parents, and staff at Cloonakilla National School, which has been given Departmental approval...

Tuesday, 23/12/14 - 11:58am Read More

McAleese collection to go on public display at King House

The McAleese collection, comprising gifts presented by Heads of State to Mary McAleese during her presidency, will go on public...

Tuesday, 23/12/14 - 11:58am Read More

Elphin to get new Garda station

The town of Elphin is set to get a new Garda station next year, the Herald can reveal. The news...

Tuesday, 23/12/14 - 11:57am Read More

No clean water until 2017

Irish Water officials are expected to visit County Roscommon this week in a bid to deal with the fall out...

Tuesday, 23/12/14 - 11:55am Read More

No evidence of petrol stretching found in samples

NO EVIDENCE of petrol stretching has been found in fuel tested from filling stations in County Roscommon. That is according...

Monday, 08/12/14 - 5:44pm Read More

Community fund of €4m mooted if Gridwest goes overhead

A €4 million community gain fund has been mooted if the proposed Gridwest 400kv power line goes overhead, the Herald...

Monday, 08/12/14 - 5:43pm Read More

Buyer emerges for Ballaghaderreen hotel

A POTENTIAL buyer has emerged to take over the Abbeyfield Hotel in Ballaghaderreen, which could lead to a much needed...

Monday, 08/12/14 - 5:41pm Read More