Murder in the sun

The late Martina and Laurence Hayes
The brother of a South Roscommon woman gunned down in the Tunisian resort of Sousse on Friday, alongside her husband, has described the perpetrator of the massacre and the so called Islamic State as “evil rats”. Laurence and Martina Hayes...

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Devastation as Loughglynn Utd FC’s clubhouse is burned to the ground

The remains of the clubhouse at Loughglynn Utd FC
THE CLUBHOUSE at Loughglynn Utd FC has been burned to the ground leaving the club members and wider community devastated. A fire broke out at clubhouse on Friday evening and destroyed the building, which included two dressing rooms, a referee’s...

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Second assessment to decide future of Rosalie Unit

THE FUTURE of Castlerea’s Rosalie Unit will not be decided until a second social assessment is carried out at the...

Monday, 22/06/15 - 5:00pm Read More

FF rift in South Roscommon deepening

A dispute between two Fianna Fail councillors in South Roscommon is currently being investigated by the party. As tensions between...

Monday, 22/06/15 - 4:59pm Read More

Jobs boost for Roscommon Town with 50 jobs on the way

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Fifty new jobs are to be created in Roscommon town. The positions will come on stream at medical devices firm...

Thursday, 18/06/15 - 11:20am Read More

An Post meant ‘no offence’ with Westmeath address issue

An Post meant “no offence” when it asked businesses and residents in many areas South Roscommon to use ‘County Westmeath’...

Tuesday, 16/06/15 - 12:25pm Read More

Boil water notice about to be lifted in Castlerea

The end is in sight for hundreds of the hard pressed residents of Castlerea as the long running boil water...

Tuesday, 16/06/15 - 12:21pm Read More

Keogh goes against FF pact

Uncertainty surrounds Cllr John Keogh’s future within the Fianna Fail party following internal wranglings, which could leave the South Roscommon...

Tuesday, 16/06/15 - 12:20pm Read More

30 registered sex offenders live in Roscommon and Longford

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    Over the past five years there have been at least 20 cases before the courts in County Roscommon...

Tuesday, 09/06/15 - 11:02am Read More

Over 1,000 sign petition on Rosalie Unit in less than a week

Deputy Michael Fitzmaurice, Emmet Corcoran, Danny Burke and Nigel Dineen pictured at the signing of a petition against the closure of the Rosalie Unit in Castlerea.
Over 1,000 people have already signed a petition in the Castlerea area appealing to the HSE and the Government not...

Tuesday, 02/06/15 - 12:30pm Read More

Farmers fear for their safety

FEARS HAVE been expressed for the safety of farmers living in rural areas throughout County Roscommon after the Department of...

Tuesday, 02/06/15 - 12:26pm Read More

New community bus service will be piloted in Castlerea

A new community bus service will be piloted in Castlerea this week, which will offer a collect and connect service...

Tuesday, 02/06/15 - 12:24pm Read More

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...

Tuesday, 26/05/15 - 12:01pm Read More

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...

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

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...

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

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...

Monday, 18/05/15 - 6:14pm Read More

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...

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

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