Plans for Roosky asylum centre will not go ahead

Plans to open an accommodation centre for refugees at the former Shannon Key West Hotel in Roosky will not go ahead, the Department of Justice has confirmed. In a statement issued to the Roscommon Herald,  a department spokesperson said that...

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Survey to determine demand for new local bus service in Roscommon Town

Plans for the creation of a Roscommon Town bus service have moved a step closer following a meeting with ‘Local Link’ bus providers. The organisation recently addressed members of Roscommon County Council at an authority meeting. The proposed service would...

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‘Seánie Mac’ announces intercounty retirement

Roscommon’s most capped player of the New Millennium has officially announced his retirement. Western Gaels defender Seán McDermott, known to...

Tuesday, 08/01/19 - 10:00am Read More

Win a House in Dublin Day — close to €800k raised so far for Roscommon GAA

This Wednesday, on the 12th day of the 12th month, Club Rossie, the commercial arm of Roscommon GAA, is running...

Wednesday, 12/12/18 - 10:08am Read More

Yes voters should consider confession, claims bishop

        The Bishop of Elphin has called on Catholics who voted Yes in the abortion referendum to...

Tuesday, 29/05/18 - 11:01am Read More

Curraghboy in shock after fire

        By James Fogarty A devastating fire ripped through two local businesses in the South Roscommon village...

Tuesday, 22/05/18 - 10:50am Read More

Sadness at death of Bishop Jones

  Many tributes have been paid to the Bishop Emeritus of Elphin, Christopher Jones, whose passing occurred last Friday. The...

Tuesday, 22/05/18 - 10:48am Read More

I am not ready to die yet’, South Roscommon man with cancer tells An Taoiseach

By James Fogarty A South Roscommon man fighting brain cancer and campaigning for improved access to medicinal cannabis has had...

Tuesday, 01/05/18 - 10:58am Read More

Appeal for ‘no postering’ in Roscommon Town

Roscommon Tidy Towns has appealed for the non-erection of posters in the town centre as the countdown to the referendum...

Tuesday, 01/05/18 - 10:55am Read More

Gardaí appeal for public’s help following armed raid in Strokestown

Investigations into an armed robbery at the Bank of Ireland in Strokestown last Friday afternoon are continuing this week with...

Tuesday, 24/04/18 - 10:25am Read More

Fire station could be reopened this year

Castlerea’s Fire Station will be reopened “sometime this year”, according to the Chief Executive of Roscommon County Council. Responding to...

Tuesday, 24/04/18 - 10:23am Read More

Scores of lambs killed and mauled by dogs in South Roscommon

Two suspected dog attacks have left scores of lambs dead or mauled in South Roscommon. At one farm between 30-40...

Thursday, 29/03/18 - 11:29am Read More

Arctic weather to cause major headaches for road maintenance

By Darragh Kelly Roscommon County Council is facing “major challenges’ in maintaining local and secondary routes in the county, following...

Friday, 09/03/18 - 6:38pm Read More

HSE chief casts further doubt on future of Castlerea unit

    The model of care being provided at the Rosalie Unit in Castlerea is not in keeping with A...

Tuesday, 30/01/18 - 9:51am Read More

Fury over council failure to extend historic cemetery

By James Fogarty The failure to provide a suitable extension at the historicKilbegley Graveyard means that existing plots are being...

Tuesday, 23/01/18 - 10:51am Read More

Leyden withdraws from FF race

In a dramatic development at the time of going to press, the Cathaoirleach of Roscommon County Council, Cllr Orla Leydenconfirmed she...

Tuesday, 16/01/18 - 2:13pm Read More

Teenager dies in Lanzarote accident

  There is sadness in the greater Frenchpark and Ballaghaderreen areas following the death of 19-year-old Stephen O’Gara. He died...

Tuesday, 16/01/18 - 2:10pm Read More

Storm Ophelia costs county more than €30,000

  Damage caused by Storm Ophelia cost Roscommon County Council more than €30,000. According to the department of local government,...

Wednesday, 10/01/18 - 10:39am Read More

Uncertainty over the long-term future of Castlerea facility

The long-term future of theRosalie Unit at Aras Naomh Chaolain in Castlerea may be uncertain with the facility closed to...

Wednesday, 10/01/18 - 10:38am Read More

Roscommon businessman offers reward following theft of thirty seven gates

A Roscommon businessman is appealing for information and offering a reward following thetheft of €5,000 worth of agricultural gates. Eddie...

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