Criticism of decision to allow prisoners undertake childcare courses

REPORTS THAT inmates of Castlerea Prison, who have been convicted of violent crimes, are being let out of prison to undertake childcare courses have been criticised in the town. According to a Sunday newspaper report, a number of inmates have...

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Billy’s World team to sign major deal with five-star resort

THE AMBITIOUS dream of Roscommon couple to honour their son’s memory will take a major step forward this week when they sign the contracts to build a theme park in his name. The park will cater for families with children...

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Future of Women’s Network secured

  KEY FUNDING has been secured to sustain the future of Roscommon Women’s Network. Roscommon Women’s Network is one of...

Monday, 02/03/15 - 6:19pm Read More

O’Boyle referred to DPP on election expenses

An independent candidate in the Roscommon/South Leitrim bye-election last year has been referred to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP)...

Tuesday, 24/02/15 - 10:28am Read More

Proposed cuts to bus routes slated

PROPOSED CUTS to Bus Eireann routes in Roscommon have been described as “another attack on rural Ireland” and a “blow...

Monday, 23/02/15 - 6:12pm Read More

Positive funding announcement for RWN expected

Environment Minister Alan Kelly has given a firm indication that a long term funding solution will be found to safeguard...

Wednesday, 18/02/15 - 3:00pm Read More

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County’s water woes worsen

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County Roscommon’s water woes worsened last week after it emerged that close to two thirds of all treated water is...

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CBS students attempting top break world record as part of awareness campaign

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Students from the CBS in Roscommon Town are attempting to break the world record for the largest number of people...

Monday, 09/02/15 - 4:59pm Read More

Funding set to run out for Project Dawn

There have been widespread calls this week for the retention of the Roscommon based Project Dawn, which assists people with...

Monday, 09/02/15 - 4:56pm Read More

Frenchpark reeling as man dies in US hit-and-run

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The close knit community of Frenchpark is still reeling from shock following the tragic death of a local man in...

Monday, 09/02/15 - 4:55pm Read More

Calls for ‘County home’ to be included in Mother and Baby Inquiry

What was historically known as the ‘county home’ in Roscommon Town should be included in a national inquiry into mother...

Tuesday, 03/02/15 - 12:03pm Read More

More families seek answers on maternity services

More families are seeking answers on maternity services at Portiuncula hospital in Ballinlasloe in the wake of an investigation into...

Tuesday, 03/02/15 - 11:17am Read More

French Ambassador to pay historic visit to Strokestown

THE FRENCH Ambassador to Ireland will pay an historic visit a Strokestown secondary school this week to meet with students...

Tuesday, 03/02/15 - 11:16am Read More

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...

Wednesday, 21/01/15 - 2:38pm Read More

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...

Wednesday, 21/01/15 - 11:31am Read More

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

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