Roscommon man wins retrial for murder acquittal by reason of insanity

A Roscommon man acquitted of murdering his mother by reason of insanity last year has successfully appealed his acquittal and now faces the retrial he had sought.Paul Henry, aged 29, who lived with his mother Ann Henry at the time,...

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Roscommon man’s mural on Dublin building provokes a storm of controversy

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A giant mural on George’s Street in Dublin, depicting two men embracing, is generating major controversy and debate ahead of the same-sex marriage referendum. The artist behind the landmark image, Roscommon Town native Joe Caslin, says he cannot believe the...

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Antisocial concerns flagged in Ballagh

Residents in one estate in Ballaghaderreen met last week over concerns that Roscommon County Council may allocate a house to...

Tuesday, 28/04/15 - 11:20am Read More

Anti wind farm campaigners fume over levy ‘write off’

Anti-wind farm campaigners are furious with Roscommon County Council for writing off over €100,000 in development levies towards a new...

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Call for independent investigation at Castlerea mental health unit

The Psychiatric Nurses Association has called for an independent investigation into a number of alleged serious incidents at a community...

Monday, 20/04/15 - 6:02pm Read More

Counting the cost of raging bog fires

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The county is counting the cost of a major bog fire in the Castlerea area on Sunday afternoon, which has...

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Knockcroghery postmistress threatened with knife

A KNOCKCROGHERY postmistress was left severely distressed after a raider entered the village post office on Friday last brandishing a...

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Man duped into buying stolen car

GARDAI HAVE appealed to people to be careful when buying cars from online advertising sites after a County Roscommon man...

Monday, 13/04/15 - 4:30pm Read More

Plans for closure of Castlerea dementia unit progressing

Concerns have been raised this week over the process of assessing patients for transfer from the Rosalie unit at Aras...

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Roscommon man sentenced for manslaughter

A ROSCOMMON man has been sentenced to ten years in prison with the final two suspended for killing a mother...

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Youth approached by strangers with offer of an Easter egg

Gardai in Roscommon are seeking information in relation to an unusual incident in the Tremane area on Good Friday, during...

Tuesday, 07/04/15 - 11:44am Read More

Council wrote off €2.7m in rates last year

Roscommon County Council wrote off €2.7 million in commercial rates arrears and spent €79,200 on debt collectors or “legal agents”...

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Mental health being ‘privatised’ by closing units

Plans to close community mental health units and transfer residents to nursing homes will see mental health services being effectively...

Thursday, 02/04/15 - 12:09pm Read More

Molloy family ‘deeply disappointed’ inquiry ruled out

The family of Fr Niall Molloy are “deeply disappointed” that an inquiry will not be held into the circumstances surrounding...

Wednesday, 01/04/15 - 10:56am Read More

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...

Monday, 23/03/15 - 6:19pm Read More

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...

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

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’

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Plans by the HSE to close Aras Naomh Chaolain and a number of community mental health hostels in Castlerea have...

Friday, 20/03/15 - 12:17pm Read More

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...

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