‘How is it okay to take a child’s dog away?’

The Strokestown owner of a dog at the centre of a recent Facebook campaign has told the Roscommon Herald she has appealed the decision to have the animal surrendered to the dog warden. Sharon Gomes Braz, the dog’s owner, posted...

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HIQA finds inadequate facilities and staff shortages at Sacred Heart Hospital

sacred Heart hospital
Inadequate showering and toilet facilities and staff shortages as well as insufficient space for residents at the HSE-run Sacred Heart Hospital have been found by HIQA. During a HIQA inspection last March there were just eight staff available for 93...

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Feighan fears for safety after death threat

THE POSTING of a vile death threat to the office of sitting TD Frank Feighan has left both the Fine...

Wednesday, 29/07/15 - 11:16am Read More

HIQA inspection finds significant breaches at Roscommon nursing home

A HIQA inspection found there were inadequate shower and toilet facilities and staff shortages in a nursing home in Roscommon...

Thursday, 23/07/15 - 1:17pm Read More

Major international fishing competition to give boost to Ballyleague’s economy

The Lough Ree Angling Hub has secured a prestigious international fishing event, seeing off stiff competition from other sites in...

Monday, 20/07/15 - 6:16pm Read More

Anglers tearing their hair out over Asian clams

The continued presence of Asian clams in the Ballyleague-Lanesboro area has moved beyond crisis point the Minister for Rural Affairs...

Monday, 20/07/15 - 6:13pm Read More

Feighan bows out

FINE GAEL’S Deputy Frank Feighan has announced that he will not be contesting the next general election. Speaking exclusively to...

Tuesday, 14/07/15 - 12:09pm Read More

Castlerea hackney driver feared for his life during late night attack

A Castlerea hackney driver who was battered around the head and had his ear bitten, while he was driving a...

Monday, 06/07/15 - 4:45pm Read More

Woman has lucky escape from Frenchpark fire

A woman in the Frenchpark area had a lucky escape when her home was gutted by fire on Sunday night....

Monday, 06/07/15 - 4:52pm Read More

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,...

Wednesday, 01/07/15 - 10:36am Read More

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....

Wednesday, 01/07/15 - 10:30am Read More

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

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

    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...

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