Housing 80 refugees in Roscommon town ‘a strange choice’, says local councillor

A decision to house 80 refugees in a former hotel in Roscommon has been met with a mixed reaction. The restored Abbeyfield Hotel, in Ballaghadereen, will play host to the group who are mainly fleeing violence in Syria. They are...

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Minister Naughten injured in crash

Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Denis Naughten has been injured in a road crash while cycling close to Roscommon Town. Minister Naughten was cycling with his wife along a road between Roscommon town and Fuerty on Monday afternoon...

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New appointment for Boyle priest

Father John Coughlan, Curate at Saint Joseph’s Parish, Boyle, in the Diocese of Elphin, has been appointed Director of Formation...

Tuesday, 20/12/16 - 2:40pm Read More

Political ambitions for Ballymurray’s Will Keane

Prominent Yes campaigner for the same sex marriage referendum, Will Keane, has indicated he would be open to running in...

Tuesday, 13/12/16 - 1:38pm Read More

County Roscommon remains one of the country’s safest

Serious crime is down or relatively stable in both Roscommon and Castlerea garda districts, Chief Superintendent Padraig Rattigan told a...

Tuesday, 13/12/16 - 1:35pm Read More

Anger brewing in FF over election spend issue

Anger is brewing within the Fianna Fáil organisation in the constituency with the news that the party spent approximately €5,000...

Tuesday, 06/12/16 - 1:00pm Read More

Vandalism causes €1,500 of damage at Cloonfad United’s clubhouse

Cloonfad United Soccer Club is facing a €1,500 bill for new windows after the club’s new extension was the target...

Tuesday, 06/12/16 - 12:59pm Read More

Funding of €100,000 for Castlerea food hub

  An Chistin – the Food Hub in Castlerea – has been allocated €100,000 in REDZ (Rural Economic Development Zone) funding....

Tuesday, 29/11/16 - 10:02am Read More

Roscommon farmer had enough cyanide to ‘wipe out’ most of the county

A farmer in Roscommon safely disposed of 4kg of cyanide over the weekend, “enough to wipe out most of the...

Tuesday, 22/11/16 - 2:06pm Read More

Ballyleague event brings big windfall for the county

The recent international fishing event and food festival in Ballyleague/Lanesboro resulted in a boost to the local economy of approximately...

Monday, 14/11/16 - 6:03pm Read More

High hopes for Castlerea food hub

Hopes are high that a state of the art food hub in Castlerea will transform food production in the county...

Monday, 14/11/16 - 6:02pm Read More

Minister ‘disappointed’ following meeting with HSE chief on mental health services

A detailed statement is being sought from the HSE on foot of last Friday’s meeting regarding the future of the...

Friday, 04/11/16 - 11:11am Read More

Castlerea Post Office on the move after 105 years

One of the oldest premises in Castlerea is set to shut its doors before Christmas, after it was revealed that...

Tuesday, 25/10/16 - 12:15pm Read More

Meeting on Wednesday to discuss Ballagh’s €440,000 fund

A public meeting in Ballaghaderreen on Wednesday will debate how a €440,000 fund should be used to benefit the locality....

Tuesday, 18/10/16 - 1:28pm Read More

Dineen pulls of race to become next Roscommon football manager

Former Roscommon footballer and U-21 manager Nigel Dineen has announced that he is to pull out of the race to...

Thursday, 13/10/16 - 12:02pm Read More

HSE rejects rumors on mental health services

Speculation surrounding the proposed closure of some mental health facilities around the county has been quashed in recent days. There...

Wednesday, 12/10/16 - 3:19pm Read More

HSE says NO to A&E re-opening

The Saolta University Health Care Group has “no intention” of re-opening the emergency department at Roscommon University Hospital. At a...

Wednesday, 05/10/16 - 10:27am Read More

Delays to Athlone boundary report slammed

A six-month delay in the publication of the report on the Athlone boundary review has been slammed by the ‘Save...

Wednesday, 05/10/16 - 10:24am Read More

CFRAM consultation a day a ‘waste of time’

The latest CFRAM (Catchment Flood Risk Assessment and Management) consultation day has been roundly dismissed as a waste of time...

Wednesday, 14/09/16 - 10:13am Read More

O’Donnell resigns as joint-manager of Roscommon team

Fergal O’Donnell has resigned as joint-manager of the Roscommon senior football team, along with selectors David Casey and Stephen Bohan...

Wednesday, 07/09/16 - 11:00am Read More