Roscommon charged €6,000 each week for ‘free’ x-ray service

Roscommon County Hospital, one of the hospitals within the Saolta Hospital group, is being billed €6,000/week for the remote reading of x-rays. Now Deputy Denis Naughten has slammed the Saolta management for allowing “a situation to develop where a hospital...

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Yes voters hit out at ‘deafening silence’ from politicians

The Yes Equality campaign in County Roscommon has hit out at what he called “the deafening silence” from political representatives in relation to the same sex marriage referendum. Roscommon/South Leitrim constituency once again bucked the national trend and returned a...

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Frenchpark residents tell of the ‘nightmare reality’ of anti-social behaviour

Superintendent Aidan Foley addresses a public meeting in Frenchpark on anti-social behaviour in the village.
THREATS OF houses being burned down, young people selling and taking drugs on the street, children finding knives in their...

Tuesday, 26/05/15 - 11:57am Read More

Funding approval of €7.85m for 10-bed Medical Rehab Unit

The HSE has approved €7.85m for the design and build of a stand-alone 10-bed Medical Rehabilitation Unit on the grounds...

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Occupancy rate at Castlerea Prison down

The average number of prisoners in custody in Castlerea Prison was down in 2014 compared to the previous year. That’s...

Monday, 18/05/15 - 6:16pm Read More

58 complaints made to hospital last year

Close to 60 complaints were made to Roscommon County Hospital last year but no serious incidents were reviewed or investigated...

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Cannabis valued at €4,000 seized

CANNABIS PLANTS valued at €4,000 were seized from a house in Roscommon Town by members of the Roscommon/Longford drugs unit...

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Card/cash trapping scams reported in Roscommon Town

THE PUBLIC is being urged to be cautious when using ATMs in Roscommon Town after two cases of card/cash trapping...

Thursday, 14/05/15 - 10:19am Read More

Plug pulled on funding for county’s SafeLink service

FUNDING FOR the county’s only specialised service for women who experience domestic violence and abuse is to be pulled in...

Thursday, 14/05/15 - 10:07am Read More

Bones believed to be 1,500 years old discovered

HUMAN BONES believed to be up to 1,500 years old were discovered outside Roscommon Town last week by the National...

Thursday, 14/05/15 - 10:06am Read More

Notices set to be lifted in Castlerea and South Roscommon

Boil water notices for 11,300 people in the Castlerea and South Roscommon (Killeglan) areas are expected to be lifted in...

Tuesday, 05/05/15 - 11:07am Read More

Molloy family to make complaint to Garda Siochana Ombudsman Commission

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The family of Fr Niall Molloy is taking a case for ‘neglect of duty’ against the Gardaí for failing to...

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Roscommon man wins retrial for murder acquittal by reason of insanity

A Roscommon man acquitted of murdering his mother by reason of insanity last year has successfully appealed his acquittal and...

Friday, 01/05/15 - 5:29pm Read More

Roscommon man’s mural on Dublin building provokes a storm of controversy

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A giant mural on George’s Street in Dublin, depicting two men embracing, is generating major controversy and debate ahead of...

Friday, 01/05/15 - 11:24am Read More

Antisocial concerns flagged in Ballagh

Residents in one estate in Ballaghaderreen met last week over concerns that Roscommon County Council may allocate a house to...

Tuesday, 28/04/15 - 11:20am Read More

Anti wind farm campaigners fume over levy ‘write off’

Anti-wind farm campaigners are furious with Roscommon County Council for writing off over €100,000 in development levies towards a new...

Tuesday, 28/04/15 - 11:20am Read More

Call for independent investigation at Castlerea mental health unit

The Psychiatric Nurses Association has called for an independent investigation into a number of alleged serious incidents at a community...

Monday, 20/04/15 - 6:02pm Read More

Counting the cost of raging bog fires

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The county is counting the cost of a major bog fire in the Castlerea area on Sunday afternoon, which has...

Monday, 20/04/15 - 6:02pm Read More

Knockcroghery postmistress threatened with knife

A KNOCKCROGHERY postmistress was left severely distressed after a raider entered the village post office on Friday last brandishing a...

Monday, 20/04/15 - 6:00pm Read More

Man duped into buying stolen car

GARDAI HAVE appealed to people to be careful when buying cars from online advertising sites after a County Roscommon man...

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