Roscommon News

Roscommon’s John Joe is all grown up and shares a special Christmas message

    Roscommon’s clock-loving star from the Late Late Toy Show of 2009 has shared a video to brighten our day and wish all a Happy Christmas. John Joe Brennan, the Roscommon Town native starred on the show reviewing his...

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Civil Defence urges people to be ‘winter ready’

    Roscommon Civil Defence is urging people to be ‘winter ready’ as the weather is expected to get colder...

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Covid-19: new cases reported in County Roscommon

      There were six new cases of Covid-19 confirmed in the county as of midnight yesterday, the Department...

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Men to remain in Mountjoy until they agree to stay away from controversial Roscommon farm

Three men jailed for contempt must remain in Mountjoy Prison until they agree to comply with orders to stay away from a...

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AIB’s plans to cut 1,500 jobs must be postponed – Fitzmaurice

  Plans announced today by AIB to cut 1,500 jobs over the next three years must be postponed, according to...

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40 jobs announced for County Roscommon

  Home Instead Senior Care Roscommon is looking to add 40 new caregivers to its team, which delivers essential services...

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13 metre viewing tower planned for Mote Park

  Roscommon County Council has submitted a planning application for a vertical walkway viewing tower at Mote Park, saying it...

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Aerial survey company ‘regrets’ disturbance in South Roscommon

  The company who carried out night-time aerial survey work over a large section of South Roscommon says it regrets...

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Local secondary school to speak with International Space Station

Athlone Community College is thrilled to be making contact with the International Space Station (ISS) through amateur radio this coming...

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Car seized by Roscommon Longford Gardaí

  A car was seized by Gardaí from the Roscommon Longford Division after it was found to have no driving...

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National News

Vintners accuse Government of using ‘deceptive’ data to keep wet pubs closed

Digital Desk Staff The Licensed Vintners Association (LVA) and the Vintners Federation of Ireland (VFI) have accused the Government of using misleading data and information to keep parts of the hospitality sector closed. From Friday, pubs that serve food will...

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Breaching Northern Ireland Protocol big mistake, warns Coveney

James Ward, PA Minister for Foregin Affairs Simon Coveney has warned the UK it will be making “a really big...

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Dublin city centre brightens up as ‘Winter Lights’ switched on

Digital Desk Staff Light displays at 17 locations across Dublin city centre have been switched on for the month of...

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Plan for 660 homes near Battle of Boyne site quashed by court

Ann O'Loughlin The High Court has quashed An Bord Pleanala’s decision to grant planning permission for a development that included...

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Businessman remanded to Mountjoy for contempt

Ann O'Loughlin A High Court judge has remanded a businessman to Mountjoy Prison over his failure to comply with orders...

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Roscommon Sport

Brave ladies bow out after courageous showing

      The Roscommon intermediate ladies produced a magnificent performance in their All-Ireland semi-final against Westmeath, but it still wasn’t enough to reach the final in Croke Park on December 20th. Westmeath prevailed by 2-9 to 0-13 but Roscommon...

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I’m really proud of myself

          Elaine Murren tells IAN COONEY that making her debut for Roscommon at 31 years of...

Saturday, 28/11/20 - 4:07pm Read More

Ladies name starting 15 for All-Ireland semi-final

            Michael Finneran has made just one change to his starting 15 for Sunday’s All-Ireland...

Friday, 27/11/20 - 8:22pm Read More

Perfect mix can trouble Westmeath

        When the final whistle blows in Sunday’s TG4 All-Ireland Intermediate Ladies’ Football championship against Westmeath, it...

Friday, 27/11/20 - 3:23pm Read More

Cooney sisters reaching for the stars

    While much of the local interest this weekend will focus on the Roscommon intermediate ladies’ footballers’ quest to...

Friday, 27/11/20 - 10:43am Read More

National Sport

PSG dent Manchester United’s Champions League hopes

Simon Peach, PA Chief Football Writer Manchester United blew the chance to seal progress to the Champions League knockout phase as Fred was sent off in defeat to last season’s finalists Paris St Germain. Having kicked off Group H with...

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Giroud with four goals as Chelsea hammer Sevilla

Nick Purewal, PA Olivier Giroud completed a perfect hat-trick and then fired a penalty to boot as Chelsea thrashed Sevilla...

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Scotland will be licking their lips to take on Ireland says Murray

Phil Blanche, PA Conor Murray believes Ireland’s underwhelming performance against Georgia has left Scotland “licking their lips” before their Autumn...

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Tyson Fury will remain on BBS Sport Award shortlist despite his removal request

Mark Staniforth, PA Tyson Fury has been told by the BBC that he will remain on its shortlist for Sports...

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Tyson Fury demands removal from BBC Sports Personality shortlist

By Mark Staniforth, PA Tyson Fury has demanded the BBC take him off this year’s list of contenders for the...

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