Ballaghaderreen estate works in doubt

A QUESTION mark hangs over a raft of improvement works due to be carried out at a Ballaghaderreen housing estate. Funding of €651,908 was allocated back in May for works on the Shannon Valley estate as part of a national...

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Woman dies following Roscommon crash

A woman in her 70s has died following a traffic accident in Co Roscommon in which four cars and a truck were involved.The accident occured in the townland of Cloonfree, Strokestown at 1.30p.m. yesterday afternoon.The woman, the driver of one...

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Former Arigna miners not given opportunity to appeal cases

The National Coalminers Group is seeking an urgent meeting with the Department of Social Protection as it claims a number...

Monday, 01/09/14 - 5:04pm Read More

Kelly to fly the Labour flag in bye-election race

Senator John Kelly has announced that he will fly the flag for Labour at the upcoming bye-election
LABOUR SENATOR John Kelly is the latest candidate to put his name forward to contest next month’s bye-election. The Ballaghaderreen...

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Man remanded in connection with cannabis growhouse raid

A Lithuanian man has been remanded in custody in connection with an €80,000 drugs seizure near Castlerea in Co. Roscommon...

Wednesday, 27/08/14 - 6:32pm Read More

Drug seizure near Castlerea

Gardaí have seized cannabis plants and arrested a male as part of an ongoing operation targeting the cultivation of cannabis...

Wednesday, 27/08/14 - 10:41am Read More

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Average rent in county now €534

RENTS IN County Roscommon only rose by 0.2% in the 12 months to June 2014 with the average advertised rent...

Monday, 25/08/14 - 6:09pm Read More

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McDermott named as HAC candidate for bye-election

HAC chairperson and bye-election candidate  John McDermott
The newly announced Hospital Action Committee candidate to contest the forthcoming bye-election in Roscommon/South Leitrim has called on the people...

Monday, 25/08/14 - 6:08pm Read More

Another portacabin for Cloonakilla NS

Another portacabin was delivered to Cloonakilla NS on the outskirts of Athlone last week as the school faces into another...

Monday, 25/08/14 - 6:02pm Read More

Born 1 year and 20 miles apart, the oldest men in Ireland catch up on old times

Lifelong friends
  What are the chances? They were born a year and less than 20 miles apart as the crow flies...

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Accommodation problems reach crisis point at Cloonakilla NS

Cloonakilla National School on the outskirts of Athlone in South Roscommon is being forced to turn down new enrolments this...

Monday, 18/08/14 - 6:25pm Read More

Taps run dry in Strokestown

Business and households in the Strokestown area are fuming with Irish Water over a decision to close the local water...

Monday, 18/08/14 - 6:25pm Read More

Hospital hand hygiene still below target

Roscommon County Hospital
Hand hygiene among staff at Roscommon County Hospital continues to fall short of national compliance targets, but has shown signs...

Wednesday, 13/08/14 - 3:31pm Read More

Yvonne climbs the highest peaks

Ballinlough woman Yvonne Rogan recently completed the HeadsUp Five Peaks Challenge. The challenge involved climbing the five highest mountains in...

Wednesday, 13/08/14 - 3:29pm Read More

Trailers worth over €8,000 stolen

TRAILERS WORTH a combined value €8,000 have been stolen from around the county in recent days. The first incident took...

Wednesday, 13/08/14 - 1:43pm Read More

Children’s services under pressure

Delays in assessing vulnerable children, a failure to bridge staffing gaps and implement national policy were among a number of...

Wednesday, 13/08/14 - 1:41pm Read More

No surge in building activity across county

County Roscommon is not seeing a surge in building activity that is being observed in other parts of the country,...

Wednesday, 13/08/14 - 1:38pm Read More

Permission for €150m wind farm quashed

The High Court has quashed planning permission for a €150 million wind farm in South Roscommon. This follows a judicial...

Wednesday, 30/07/14 - 12:26pm Read More

Rezoning controversy

ROSCOMMON CHAMBER of Commerce has given a cautious welcome to the decision of the members of the Municipal District of...

Wednesday, 30/07/14 - 12:25pm Read More

New Bishop sends out SOS for vocations

The new Bishop of Elphin has asked the diocese to come forward with six possible candidates for the priesthood by...

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