Roscommon News

Roscommon Gardai find man in possession of knife during arrest

Gardai have confirmed a man was arrested  on Thursday last, May 19th shortly after 9 p.m. following a complaint. The man, who is in his sixties, was arrested in the Boyle area after a complaint was made to Gardai, alleging...

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Irish Rail warns of reduced capacity on local intercity services

  Irish Rail is warning of reduced capacity on local intercity services this evening and tomorrow morning. This afternoon, Irish...

Monday, 23/05/22 - 5:36pm Read More

Roscommon senator forced to sleep in his car due to lack of hotel rooms in Dublin

By Fiachra Gallagher A Fianna Fáil senator has revealed that he has been forced to sleep in his car in...

Monday, 23/05/22 - 3:02pm Read More

Honourary Garda Lucy welcomed to the Little Blue Heroes family

Honourary Garda Lucy Croghan from Roscommon recently received her Little Blue Heroes Foundation induction pack from Sgt Deirdre Coleman and...

Monday, 23/05/22 - 1:21pm Read More

Local road closed, council warns of delays

A local road in the county will be closed from today until Wednesday to allow for resurfacing works. Roscommon County...

Monday, 23/05/22 - 12:09pm Read More

Suspected drug driver arrested

Local Gardaí have arrested a driver for alleged drug driving. Gardaí from the Longford Roads Policing Unit saw a car...

Monday, 23/05/22 - 10:27am Read More

New Sacred Heart Hospital project planning application ‘invalidated’

In an unexpected development, the long awaited planning application for the new 50-bed unit at the Sacred Heart Hospital has...

Monday, 23/05/22 - 9:39am Read More

Geraldine retires from St. Michael’s School with a lifetime of memories

Thirty one years of dedicated service to teaching were marked in Castlerea recently when Geraldine Connolly bid farewell to her...

Sunday, 22/05/22 - 5:09pm Read More

County Roscommon man named new president of the Panel of Chefs Ireland

A County Roscommon man has been named as the new president of the Panel of Chefs Ireland. Castlerea native Alan...

Sunday, 22/05/22 - 2:58pm Read More

Honours for Ballaghaderreen Tennis Club coach

Ballaghaderreen Tennis Club coach Tim Clarke was recently named Coach of the Year in Connacht in 2021. Tim received this...

Sunday, 22/05/22 - 11:09am Read More

National News

Incidents of Oireachtas members sleeping in cars not widespread, says Taoiseach

Gráinne Ní Aodha, PA Incidents of TDs and Senators sleeping in their cars because they cannot get a hotel room is not a “widespread phenomenon”, Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said. Mr Martin, speaking in Co Cork on Monday, said he...

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Bankers dismiss Michael Lynn’s claim of secret deals on loans as ‘ludicrous’

Isabel Hayes A number of bankers have told the multi-million euro theft trial of former solicitor Michael Lynn that he...

Monday, 23/05/22 - 6:32pm Read More

Man sues HSE over alleged refusal to access community-based mental health services

High Court reporter A man with a history of mental health problems has brought a High Court challenge over the...

Monday, 23/05/22 - 6:13pm Read More

Josh Dunne murder trial: Utility knife found inside fireplace during search, court hears

Alison O’Riordan The trial of a food delivery driver, who is accused of stabbing schoolboy Josh Dunne to death, has...

Monday, 23/05/22 - 6:11pm Read More

Convicted sex offender jailed for threatening to kill neighbour while armed with knife

Isabel Hayes A convicted sex offender who threatened to kill his female neighbour while armed with a knife has been...

Monday, 23/05/22 - 6:05pm Read More

Roscommon Sport

Boyle Celtic secure league title

Boyle Celtic are the top dogs in the Roscommon and District Football League for the first time in 35 years after they picked up the point they needed, and two extra along with it, in their final game of the...

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Slow start kills the Rossies in Croker

2022 Nickey Rackard Cup Final   TYRONE 1-27     ROSCOMMON        0-19   Kevin Egan at Croke Park  Roscommon’s dreams of Croke Park...

Saturday, 21/05/22 - 5:17pm Read More

National title would cement progress

  By Ian Cooney A third Nickey Rackard Cup title is the prize on offer for the Roscommon senior hurlers...

Friday, 20/05/22 - 10:02pm Read More

‘I’m over the moon’ — O’Rourke

  World boxing champion Lisa O’Rourke has revealed that her elevation to international superstar status has taken her by surprise....

Friday, 20/05/22 - 10:36am Read More

Lisa O’Rourke crowned world boxing champion

  The greatest nine minutes in Lisa O’Rourke’s boxing career came to fruition in Istanbul this evening as the Roscommon...

Thursday, 19/05/22 - 6:04pm Read More

National Sport

Naomi Osaka may skip Wimbledon after tournament stripped of ranking points

By Andy Sims, PA, Paris Naomi Osaka is considering snubbing Wimbledon in the wake of the decision to strip the championships of ranking points. The WTA and the ATP announced on Friday that no points would be on offer at...

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Justin Thomas pays tribute to caddie Jim ‘Bones’ Mackay after his US PGA victory

By Phil Casey, PA Golf Correspondent, Tulsa Justin Thomas praised the role of Jim Mackay in his US PGA triumph...

Monday, 23/05/22 - 1:58pm Read More

Excited Erik ten Hag sees ‘huge potential’ at Manchester United

By PA Sport Staff Erik ten Hag has spoken of his excitement after taking charge at Manchester United, who he...

Monday, 23/05/22 - 1:47pm Read More

Manchester City player Benjamin Mendy denies nine sexual offences

By Pat Hurst, PA Manchester City footballer Benjamin Mendy has denied nine sexual offences against six young women. Mendy (27)...

Monday, 23/05/22 - 1:15pm Read More

Toto Wolff excited about the future for Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes

By Philip Duncan, PA F1 Correspondent Mercedes boss Toto Wolff believes Lewis Hamilton’s new car could fire him into world...

Monday, 23/05/22 - 1:04pm Read More