Elderly woman left waiting over an hour for ambulance

An elderly woman, who sustained injuries in a fall, faced an hour-long wait on the roadside before an ambulance arrived at the scene last Wednesday. It was an hour and eight minutes before an ambulance attended the elderly lady, who...

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Meeting to discuss €7.5m due to social care staff

Social care staff involved in an ongoing dispute with the HSE over €7.5 million in unpaid wages will meet in Roscommon Town next week to discuss the next step their campaign for payment. Around 400 social care staff employed across...

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Sinn Fein selects young Tibohine woman as election candidate

One of the youngest candidates set to contest the next General Election will be Sinn Fein’s candidate for Roscommon/ East...

Monday, 23/03/15 - 6:13pm Read More

42% more women than men dying from stroke

Forty-two percent more women than men die from stroke in Ireland, according to new statistics. The Irish Heart Foundation is...

Sunday, 22/03/15 - 11:36am Read More

Local GP says closure of mental health units akin to ‘elder abuse’

Aras Aras Naomh Chaolain in Castlerea, which a local GP  claims is being earmarked for closure.
Plans by the HSE to close Aras Naomh Chaolain and a number of community mental health hostels in Castlerea have...

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More families will become homeless in county

This year will be “the year of repossessions” with an increasing number of families across County Roscommon facing the prospect...

Friday, 20/03/15 - 12:15pm Read More

Cornafulla native is new Garda Superintendent

Cornafulla native Fran Nicholson officially takes up his position as the recently appointed Superintendent for the Roscommon Garda District this...

Monday, 09/03/15 - 5:42pm Read More

HSE under pressure to pay €7.5M due to social care staff

The HSE is coming under pressure to fork out €7.5 million in unpaid premium payments to 400 social care staff...

Monday, 09/03/15 - 5:41pm Read More

Young mother held at knifepoint in her Frenchpark home

A terrified young mother was held at knifepoint in her Frenchpark home last week. Gardai are continuing their investigations into...

Monday, 09/03/15 - 5:39pm Read More

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

Tony Byrne of Billy's World charity
THE AMBITIOUS dream of Roscommon-based couple to honour their son’s memory will take a major step forward this week when...

Wednesday, 04/03/15 - 11:23am Read More

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...

Monday, 02/03/15 - 6:23pm Read More

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...

Monday, 02/03/15 - 6:22pm Read More

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

County’s water woes worsen

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

Wednesday, 18/02/15 - 2:54pm Read More

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

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

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