Roscommon News

Bishops find parts of Government Covid-19 plan ‘very difficult to support’

Local bishops have expressed concern of a ban on public worship by the Government ahead of Holy Week and Easter saying that this prohibition of public worship is “particularly painful”. In a Pastoral Message from the Bishops of the six...

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Confirmed Covid 19 cases stable in County Roscommon

Less than five new cases of Covid-19 were identified in County Roscommon as of midnight last night according to latest...

Wednesday, 03/03/21 - 6:03pm Read More

Works to begin on enhancement of Roscommon Town centre

Roscommon County Council is pleased to announce that works will commence on Roscommon’s Public Realm on Monday 8th of March...

Wednesday, 03/03/21 - 4:25pm Read More

Roscommon Town street closure confirmed

Roscommon County Council has confirmed that it is to close a street in the county town to carry out works...

Wednesday, 03/03/21 - 4:13pm Read More

‘I am the son of a Catholic priest and I want to help people like me’

  By Ciara McCaughley At the age of 28, Lisacul resident Vincent Doyle discovered that the priest he had always known to...

Wednesday, 03/03/21 - 3:41pm Read More

Confirmations will not take place in Diocese of Elphin until Autumn

  The Sacrament of Confirmation will not be celebrated in the Diocese of Elphin until at least Autumn it has...

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‘Greater transparency needed following drop in Emergency Welfare Payments awarded’

Sinn Féin spokesperson on Social Protection, Claire Kerrane TD, has raised concerns about the drop in Supplementary Welfare Allowance/Exceptional Needs Payments...

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McDonalds looks set to seek planning permission locally

  There is increasing speculation that a global fast food chain is set to come to Carrick-on-Shannon. It is expected...

Wednesday, 03/03/21 - 12:23pm Read More

Novel fundraiser in Kiltoom kicks off on St Patrick’s Day

Kiltoom  Community AED Group have proposed a virtual walk within 5km of your own home  to benefit their local community...

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Boost your immune system with Vitamin D

  You might have heard lately about Vitamin D and why it’s important for some of us to take it....

Wednesday, 03/03/21 - 11:54am Read More

National News

Irish people should see getting vaccine as a privilege, says former WHO doctor

Digital Desk Staff Irish people are privileged to be offered a vaccine and the we should be doing everything we can to counter misinformation about vaccines, particularly on social media. As the Irish Examiner reports, that is according Dr Ian...

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Revenue seize drugs worth €140,000 in Dublin and Athlone

Kenneth Fox Revenue officers at Dublin Mail Centre seized over 4 kgs of Herbal Cannabis as well as 27 grams...

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Dublin to lose Euro 2020 hosting rights for postponed games

Digital Desk Staff Dublin is one of three cities set to lose its European Championship hosting rights. Ireland’s capital was...

Wednesday, 03/03/21 - 7:56pm Read More

Drew Harris to push for gardaí to be moved up vaccine priority list

James Cox The Garda Commissioner has committed to pushing for gardaí to be moved up the vaccine priority list following...

Wednesday, 03/03/21 - 6:15pm Read More

Coveney says UK extension to NI grace period ‘deeply unhelpful’

Thomson Reuters The Minister for Foreign Affairs  Simon Coveney has said the British government’s decision to unilaterally extend grace periods...

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Roscommon Sport

Higgins makes LGFA Intermediate Team of the Year

      Another stellar season for Jenny Higgins in Roscommon colours has been rewarded with the midfielder making the LGFA Intermediate Team of the Championship for 2020 on Saturday evening. Although Roscommon ultimately suffered disappointment against Westmeath at the...

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O’Rourke defeated in Strandja semi-final

Just as was the case 13 months ago in the same competition, Aoife O’Rourke’s bid for glory at the Strandja...

Friday, 26/02/21 - 5:58pm Read More

O’Rourke reaches Strandja tournament semi-final

Aoife O’Rourke came through a fiercely tough test this afternoon in her second bout of the Strandja International boxing tournament...

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Post-Primary schools’ competitions officially cancelled

          All Connacht GAA post-primary schools’ competitions for the 2020-21 academic year have been officially cancelled...

Thursday, 25/02/21 - 4:13pm Read More

O’Rourke off to a flyer in Sofia

  Aoife O’Rourke has got her Strandja Multi-Nations bid off to the perfect start in Bulgaria this morning. The Castlerea...

Tuesday, 23/02/21 - 9:40am Read More

National Sport

McIlroy looks to retain strong run at Arnold Palmer Invitational

By Phil Casey, PA Golf Correspondent Rory McIlroy believes he is moving in the right direction as he looks to continue his superb recent record in the Arnold Palmer Invitational. McIlroy won the title at Bay Hill in 2018 and...

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Man United in dour draw against Crystal Palace

By George Sessions, PA Manchester United fired a third consecutive blank and had to settle for a point at Crystal...

Wednesday, 03/03/21 - 10:16pm Read More

Sheffield United show steel to cling on with 10 men and seal victory over Villa

By Sean Taylor, PA Sheffield United showed there is fight left in them yet after battling with 10 men for...

Wednesday, 03/03/21 - 8:17pm Read More

Most memorable Manchester derbies at the Etihad Stadium

By PA Sport Staff Manchester City have been revolutionised on and off the pitch since moving to the Etihad Stadium,...

Wednesday, 03/03/21 - 4:46pm Read More

Lawyer: Sport faces legal crisis unless it adapts to preventing brain injury

By Jamie Gardner, PA Chief Sports Reporter Sport faces a “large-scale crisis” of multiple legal claims unless a national approach...

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