Roscommon News

Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan trouserless in European Parliament meeting

Independent MEP Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan appeared in a European Parliament committee meeting via video link with only half his clothes on. The Midlands-North-West MEP can be seen sitting on a bed rubbing his bare legs. Wearing a shirt, he appeared...

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Renewned appeal to reopen Castlerea Fire Station

Repeated calls have been made for the reopening of Castlerea Fire Station tonce the recent designation of the facility as...

Tuesday, 02/06/20 - 3:42pm Read More

Roscommon Civil Defence helps in Lough Mask search

  Members of the Roscommon Civil Defence Drone and Boat Unit assisted their colleagues in Mayo Civil Defence this morning,...

Tuesday, 02/06/20 - 2:00pm Read More

Irish Water confirms emergency measures on Castlerea water supply

The raw water source supplying the treatment plant for the Castlerea water supply is very low, causing treatment difficulties at...

Tuesday, 02/06/20 - 12:53pm Read More

Outrage over volume of rubbish left by visitors to Lough Key Forest Park

    The littering of Lough Key Forest Park in Boyle over the weekend has caused shock and outrage in...

Tuesday, 02/06/20 - 12:13pm Read More

Bishop Doran hopes to celebrate Confirmations during Autumn

Confirmation for young people throughout County Roscommon is being planned for the Autumn time, the Bishop of Elphin said on...

Tuesday, 02/06/20 - 11:52am Read More

Costa del Roscommon leading the way on last day of warm weather

The temperature has already reached 21c in Mount Dillon this morning, but make the most of it because there’s a...

Tuesday, 02/06/20 - 11:24am Read More

Late Michael O’Hehir would have been 100 today

Roscommon Herald columnist Canon Liam Devine recalls the life of legendary GAA and racing commentator Michael O’Hehir who would have...

Tuesday, 02/06/20 - 10:57am Read More

Average of 24 million fewer pints consumed in April 2020 vs. April 2019

    New figures have today confirmed that alcohol consumption has fallen in as a result of Covid-19 restrictions and...

Tuesday, 02/06/20 - 10:49am Read More

‘The Bar on The Square’ a big hit

  Tibohine man Jim Sharkey has uploaded a song called ‘The Bar on the Square’ for Global Rossie Day, which...

Tuesday, 02/06/20 - 9:58am Read More

National News

Gardaí used coronavirus legislation 13 times in past week

Gardaí pictured at a coronavirus checkpoint in April. Photo: Dan Linehan. Gardaí have used new coronavirus enforcement powers 13 times in the past week. It brings the total number of incidents since the introduction of the regulations on April 8...

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Property sector set to be profoundly affected by Covid crisis

By Liz Dunphy [timgimported]910737cf-235e-43f9-865b-a88990eff0c5__b46f4bcf-cdc5-4f5e-a8a9-0e22726fd692.jpg[/timgimported] Property sales are predicted to plummet by up to 50% this year while the number of...

Tuesday, 02/06/20 - 3:50pm Read More

Cork councillor urges haemochromatosis test to prevent misery of ‘Celtic curse’

By Eoin English Fine Gael councillor Damien Boylan, left, with John Henchion and Kate Durrant at the Blarmey Person of...

Tuesday, 02/06/20 - 3:20pm Read More

Coronavirus: ‘Good chance of moving to phase two’ on schedule, says government

Elizabeth Canavan from the Department of the Taoiseach. There is a good chance that we can move into phase two...

Tuesday, 02/06/20 - 1:20pm Read More

Children under 16 could legally change gender under new proposals from LGBT committee

Children under the age of 16 could be able to legally change their gender. Under current legislation, only people over...

Tuesday, 02/06/20 - 12:30pm Read More

Roscommon Sport

Rossies featured on GAA’s highlights reel

    Roscommon Herald columnist Canon Liam Devine took great delight in seeing two famous Roscommon victories being featured nationally recently… Roscommon’s football followers got a welcome boost last weekend when highlights of the 2017 Connacht final victory over Galway...

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An inspirational priest who gave great leadership

The death occurred of Rev. Fr. Brendan Dunning SMA, Clonown, Athlone, County Roscommon and former curate in the Caltra/Ahascragh parish,...

Sunday, 31/05/20 - 8:58am Read More

Hard to argue with Hannelly’s All-Stars

  By Tony Conboy Since I was slow out of the traps with a team from recent times, I was...

Sunday, 31/05/20 - 8:00am Read More

Life without sport is tough to take

  Roscommon Herald columnist and Shannonside FM Gaelic games commentator Willie Hegarty is passionate about his sport. To have it...

Sunday, 31/05/20 - 7:30am Read More

The clean sheet specialist from 2006

By Ian Cooney Mark Miley buried his head in his hands. The latter stages in the biggest game of his...

Sunday, 31/05/20 - 7:00am Read More

National Sport

Robertson: Van Dijk and Klopp world’s best

[timgcapimported=Virgil van Dijk: ‘He’s a fantastic leader’, says Andy Robertson.]2d653b50-e332-4f99-ad15-30c72d1b2984__94373c9f-65b5-4195-8a64-4f4cb85f813b.jpg[/timgcapimported] Liverpool’s Andy Robertson ranks club captain Virgil van Dijk and manager Jurgen Klopp as the best in the world in their respective roles. The Reds have enjoyed a golden period...

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Roscommon racecourse set to host the first Irish race meeting in months

Roscommon racecourse looks set to host the first race meeting in Ireland for nearly three months after it was announced...

Saturday, 16/05/20 - 12:39pm Read More

How a horse named Coranna saved a Connacht village from starvation during the Famine

“It is said that Mr G. H. Moore, the Marquis of Waterford, and others of the friends of the owner...

Sunday, 19/04/20 - 8:52am Read More

GAA personalities react to their Easter eggs

Kevin Egan of the Roscommon Herald spoke to several GAA personalities this morning to get their thoughts on what Easter...

Sunday, 12/04/20 - 10:04am Read More

A dozen sporting memories, inspired by a Spring clean!

By Kevin Egan Okay folks, settle in and grab yourself a cup of tea, glass of wine, shot of tequila...

Thursday, 09/04/20 - 9:06am Read More