Editorial

Narrow margin

THE REFERENDUM on the rights of the child was carried, but by the narrowest of margins, 58pc to 42pc. In this constituency of Roscommon/South Leitrim just over 10,000 people voted in favour or 52.92%. Turnout was worse than dismal with...

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Referendum voting – have your say

ON SATURDAY, November 10th the people of this county and country go to the polls to vote in the Children’s...

Tuesday, 06/11/12 - 4:33pm Read More

Partial restoration of bus service

THERE WAS some good news for people in the Elphin area this week with the announcement that Bus Eireann intends...

Tuesday, 30/10/12 - 4:09pm Read More

A frightening portrayal of youth drinking culure

MANY IRISH people find it distasteful and indeed unfair when the ageold stereotypes about this country’s over-indulgence in alcohol are...

Tuesday, 23/10/12 - 5:00pm Read More

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An important step

THE PROCESS of investigation into the issue of child abuse took another step forward last week with the publication of...

Tuesday, 16/10/12 - 4:42pm Read More

Time is on Enda Kenny’s Side

THE GLOWING profile of Enda Kenny is the European edition of the most prestigious of all international magazines ‘Time’ will...

Tuesday, 09/10/12 - 5:52pm Read More

Solidarity march

UP TO 30,000 people gathered in Melbourne, Australia on Sunday to walk in silence along the route Jill Meagher never...

Tuesday, 02/10/12 - 2:44pm Read More

Tackling the bullies

NEWS THIS week that schools in County Roscommon may spearhead a new pilot initiative, the first of its kind in...

Tuesday, 25/09/12 - 5:48pm Read More

Registration night for Ballinlough Youth Café

THE TIME Out Café in Ballinlough celebrates its first anniversary as a community cafe facility this month with a new...

Tuesday, 18/09/12 - 3:27pm Read More

Emigration –the reality for rural Ireland

THIS WEEK we reveal that 105 male GAA players (the equivalent of seven teams) have emigrated from County Roscommon in...

Tuesday, 11/09/12 - 5:48pm Read More

Letters

Feighan’s gesture renders political satire obsolete

Dear Editor, Fine Gael TD Frank Feighan certainly renders political satire obsolete. Listening to him swaggeringly announce to the world that he intends to wear a poppy to honour those Irish that fell fighting in the British Army, I recalled...

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Author thanks all

I’d like to thank the large crowd who attended the launch of my most recent book, entitled THE CRUEL FATE...

Tuesday, 13/11/12 - 4:23pm Read More

Catholic Church being silenced

Dear Editor, The Minister for Children, Frances Fitzgerald, conveyed deliberate lies on ‘The Week in Politics’ programme recently when she...

Tuesday, 06/11/12 - 4:32pm Read More

Fed up with the drip, drip of negativity…….!

Dear Editor, These days I prefer to avoid news sources as best I can! Frankly I’m completely fed up with...

Tuesday, 06/11/12 - 4:31pm Read More

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Digital TV replaces analogue TV signal

Dear Editor: As five decades of analogue TV came to an end with the click of a mouse, the digital...

Tuesday, 30/10/12 - 4:08pm Read More

Children’s Referendum –get informed about the issues

Dear Editor, I am writing to you to appeal to your readership to get informed about the issues at the...

Tuesday, 30/10/12 - 4:06pm Read More

Children’s Rights Referendum – please Vote ‘NO’

Dear Editor, As far as I am concerned the proposed Constitutional Amendment is highly suspect because it takes power away...

Tuesday, 30/10/12 - 4:05pm Read More

Properties sold at massive losses

Dear Editor, Regarding the massive auction article in this week’s edition, it was sad to see no mention of some...

Tuesday, 30/10/12 - 4:04pm Read More

Thanks for help with N4 Autism Run

Dear Editor I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Aislinn Gannon and Claire Cryan for giving up their...

Tuesday, 23/10/12 - 4:59pm Read More

Supporting children with autism

Dear Editor, I wish to bring attention to an anomaly in the provision of education for young children with autism....

Tuesday, 23/10/12 - 4:58pm Read More