Roscommon News

County Roscommon Primary School to close tomorrow after Covid case

  A County Roscommon primary school with a confirmed case of Covid-19 has taken the decision to close its doors tomorrow (Friday) after failing to receive any direction from the HSE. This evening the principal of the school contacted parents...

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Covid-19: Another significant increase in Roscommon’s cases

There have been another 19 cases confirmed in County Roscommon in the 24 hours leading to midnight on Wednesday. With...

Thursday, 22/10/20 - 6:42pm Read More

No arrests made yet in relation to Keadue drug seizure

No arrests have been made yet regarding the seizure of thousands of euro worth of suspected cannabism which was discovered...

Thursday, 22/10/20 - 4:08pm Read More

HSE says it is providing supports to Ahascragh nursing home

The HSE is currently providing supports to a nursing home in east Galway, according to a spokeswoman for the organisation....

Thursday, 22/10/20 - 3:27pm Read More

Well-known and much-loved Boyle woman has died

A well-known and much-loved Boyle woman has passed away at the age of 63 surrounded by family and in the...

Thursday, 22/10/20 - 2:27pm Read More

HSE sending in support staff to Ahascragh nursing home, says Naughten

The HSE is sending in support staff to Nightingale Nursing Home in Ahascragh, Ballinasloe, according to local TD Denis Naughten....

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Local TDs speak with HSE to seek ‘urgent assistance’ for Nightingale Nursing Home

Local TDs have been in touch with senior figures in Government and the HSE to seek urgent support for the...

Thursday, 22/10/20 - 12:33pm Read More

Nursing home in ‘absolute emergency’ as staff and 26 out of 28 residents have Covid-19

By Ellen O’Riordan A nursing home in the Roscommon-Galway region has been left in a state of ‘absolute emergency’ after...

Thursday, 22/10/20 - 11:10am Read More

Nearly 50% of women reported drinking weekly during lockdown

Drinkaware, the national charity working to prevent and reduce alcohol misuse, is urging women to be aware of the link...

Thursday, 22/10/20 - 9:29am Read More

Man in his 30s dies in fatal Strokestown collision

  A young man in his 30s was killed in a fatal collision on the N5 near Strokestown earlier this...

Thursday, 22/10/20 - 9:11am Read More

National News

Risk of being exposed to Covid-19 ‘100 times greater than four months ago’

By Michelle Devane, PA The risk of being exposed to Covid-19 is now 100 times greater than it was four months ago, the Department of Health has warned. Deputy chief medical officer Dr Heather Burns appealed for people to stay...

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Man charged in relation to assault during demonstration in Dublin

Digital Desk Staff Gardaí investigating an assault on a woman that occurred on Saturday, 12th September in the Dublin 2...

Thursday, 22/10/20 - 9:45pm Read More

Gardaí investigating all circumstances surrounding death of woman and baby

James Cox Gardaí are investigating the circumstances surrounding the discovery of a body of a woman and the unexplained death...

Thursday, 22/10/20 - 9:19pm Read More

Covid-19: HSE denies ignoring pleas for help amid claims nursing home was abandoned 

Cianan Brennan The HSE has defended its handling of a Covid-19 outbreak at Nightingale Nursing Home near Ballinasloe, Co Galway,...

Thursday, 22/10/20 - 8:53pm Read More

Call to regulate e-scooters as collision numbers soar

Gordon Deegan The number of collisions involving electric scooters has soared in recent months. That is according to new Garda...

Thursday, 22/10/20 - 7:17pm Read More

Roscommon Sport

Clarification sought over staging of provincial minor championships

        Roscommon minor football manager Emmet Durney feels that counties have been left in “no man’s land” over the confusion surrounding the staging of this year’s minor and U-20 football and hurling championships. Roscommon were due to...

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County’s camogie team may not field over Covid fears

          By Ian Cooney The reality of Covid-19 could be about to hit home for the...

Monday, 19/10/20 - 5:49pm Read More

Mullooly makes GAA’s Team of the Week

        Roscommon defender Séan Mullooly has made the first official GAA Team of the Week since the...

Monday, 19/10/20 - 3:57pm Read More

Following the Rossies through the prism of Covid

              By Ian Cooney I can safely say that in over 20 years reporting...

Sunday, 18/10/20 - 2:02pm Read More

Goals the difference as Roscommon prevail in Armagh

Roscommon are within touching distance of confirming their return to Division One of the Allianz Football League after their greater...

Saturday, 17/10/20 - 7:15pm Read More

National Sport

Celtic beaten by Milan despite late pressure

Press Association Celtic suffered their second successive home defeat as AC Milan secured a 3-1 victory in their Europa League Group H opener. The Scottish champions were still smarting from their 2-0 loss in Saturday’s Old Firm derby at Celtic...

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Carlos Vinicius impresses as Spurs thrash LASK

By Jonathan Veal, PA Carlos Vinicius made an impressive debut for Tottenham as he created two goals in a 3-0...

Thursday, 22/10/20 - 10:11pm Read More

Leicester make winning start to Europa League campaign

By Nick Mashiter, PA Leicester made the perfect start to their Europa League campaign after a comfortable 3-0 win over...

Thursday, 22/10/20 - 10:06pm Read More

Thomas Partey was fantastic and there is still much more to come – Mikel Arteta

By Mark Mann-Bryans, PA Mikel Arteta heaped praise on Thomas Partey after he impressed on his full Arsenal debut in...

Thursday, 22/10/20 - 9:35pm Read More

Kemar Roofe’s stunning strike caps Rangers’ Europa League win at Standard Liege

By Andy Newport, PA Kemar Roofe made an almighty splash as his wondergoal ensured rain-lashed Rangers kicked-off their Europa League...

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