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Volunteer of the Year awards for Roscommon announced

The winners of the inaugural Volunteer of the Year awards for county Roscommon have been announced.Elizabeth Naughten from Ballaghaderreen has been honoured as Older...

Planning permission granted for works at Killashee church

Planning permission has been granted by Longford County Council for works at St Patricks Church in Killashee.The works which are to be carried out...

Pope Francis reflects on plight of refugees to Irish Bishops in Vatican

The Bishop of Elphin says words of the Pope on refugees resonate for the upcoming situation in Ballaghadereen.Kevin Doran and all other Irish Bishops...

€1500 commercial rates increase angers Carrick businessman

A Carrick-on-Shannon businessman is hitting out about a proposal to increase his commercial rates by about €1,500 next year.As part of the Valuation Office's...

Donald Trump sworn in as 45th US President

The ceremony to make Donald Trump the 45th president of the United States is underway in Washington DC.Huge crowds are gathered outside the city's...

Castlerea Fire Station temporarily closed due to staff shortage

Roscommon's Chief Fire Officer has confirmed that Castlerea fire station has closed temporarily due to a shortage of available staff.The station is closed from...

Widespread shock at McGuinness’s resignation

Politicians in the north have been reacting with 'shock' to an emotional tribute to Martin McGuinness - from the DUP's Ian Paisley Junior.The loyalist...

Stage set for Trump’s inauguration

There's just hours to go until Donald Trump becomes America's 45th President.In the next hour he'll attend a prayer service before meeting President and...

Local hotels’ group made €2m profit in 2016

Pre-tax profits at the Hodson Bay Hotel Group increased by 4 per cent to €1.86 million last year.The group includes the four-star Hodson Bay...

Varadkar pledges to defend farmers in Brexit

The Minister for Social Protection has reassured farmers that defending CAP will be a key aspect to the Irish government's Brexit plans.Over 400 people...

One sub-2 goals and Mayo defeat Roscommon

Roscommon progressed to next Sunday’s Connacht FBD League final despite losing to Mayo by a point in Kiltoom . Roscommon were ahead by eight...

Leitrims second half resurrection not enough to halt defeat

A miraculous comeback that fell just short saw Leitrim end their FBD league campaign with a 3 point defeat to Sligo in Tourlestrane this...

Munster and Leinster progress and Ulster bow out in champions cup

Munster have secured a home quarter final after their win over Racing 92 22-10 in Thomond Park. Munster have only conceded four tries in...

Kathleen McDermott (Nee Armstrong)

Kathleen McDermott (Nee Armstrong)St Etchens Court, Kinnegad, co Westmeath and formerly Croghan, Boyle, Co Roscommon.Saturday January 21st unexpidly at her residence.Reposing at her residence...

Maureen Keary (Nee Kerrigan)

Maureen Keary (Nee Kerrigan)Tinode, Streete, Co Westmeath.Friday January 20th peacefully at Midlands Regional Hospital, Mullingar. Wife of the late Johnny. Sadly missed by her...

Kathleen O’Brien (Nee Hughes)

Kathleen O’Brien (Nee Hughes)Milltown, Kiltoom, Athlone, Co Roscommon and formerly of Arcadia, Athlone.Saturday January 21st peacefully at her residence. Wife of Tom MRCVS and...

Roscommon Roundabout Rage

Elaine Lally of Elaine Lally Photography in Roscommon spoke to Joe Finnegan this morning to explain why her diagram on social media post has been shared online...

The Bishop of Elphin meets a relaxed Pope Francis at the Vatican

The Bishop of Elphin, together with all other Irish Bishops, had an audience with Pope Francis at the Vatican this morning. The meeting, which lasted...

The JF Show Panel 20th Jan 2017

Eugene McGee is a columnist with the Irish Independent newspaper and a former Editor of the Longford Leader; Martin Kenny is the Sinn Féin...