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Star designer holds workshop in Roscommon

A designer for the stars is hosting a workshop in Roscommon today. Una Burke from Boyle, who designs luxury leather goods and has had pieces...

Call for clarity on jobs at Athlone mail centre

Athlone-based Fine Gael Senator Gabrielle McFadden is calling for clarity on the security of jobs at the Mail Centre in the town. Her call comes...

Glowing tributes to Roscommon GAA legend

Tributes are being paid to former Roscommon footballer and manager Donie Shine who died today following a recent illness. The Clann na nGael club man...

Carrick businesswoman slams takeaway vandals

A local businesswoman has condemned the extensive criminal damage caused to a takeaway in Carrick-on-Shannon last night. At about 3am, a number of individuals, alleged...

Former Roscommon footballer Donie Shine passes away

The death has taken place of former Roscommon footballer and manager Donie Shine, after a recent illness. The Clann na nGael club man was one...

HSE responds to TD’s criticism of St John’s mental health unit

The HSE says it's addressing issues highlighted at a Sligo-Leitrim mental-health unit. Last week, the Mental Health Commission made 13 findings of noncompliance about the...

Abbott announces further Longford expansion plans

A leading healthcare company has lodged another planning application for a further expansion of its plant in Longford town. Over the past six months, Abbott...

84 environment complaints in Roscommon last month

Roscommon County Council received 84 environment complaints last months, including dumping of two dead calves. Documents released to Shannonside FM also show that the local...

Center Parcs spokesperson rejects claim it will not benefit Longford tourism

A Center Parcs spokesperson has rejected an assertion that the Ballymahon tourist attraction will not provide a spin off for other industries in the...

Sadness in Boyle as Sisters of Mercy convent closes after 142 years

"There's great joy at the beginning of something but always great sadness at the end." The words of one of the final nuns to live...

Roscommon Camogie Team go in search of National Glory

If first you don’t succeed then try and try again, that phrase could well be used to describe the character of the Roscommon Camogie...

Longford ladies get ready for National League final

This Sunday sees Longford face Wicklow in the Lidl Ladies National Football League Division 4 final at Clane. It’s the top two from the division...

A must win Derby for Midlands Rivals

The City Calling Stadium will host the meeting of Longford Town and Athlone Town later this evening (Saturday) the game will kick off at...

Delia McDonald (Nee Gately)

Delia McDonald (Nee Gately) Ballyforan, Ballinasloe, Co Roscommon and formerly of London, England and Liswilliam, Dysart, Co Roscommon. Friday April 28th Sadly missed by her sisters Margaret...

Tom Egan

Tom Egan Naoimh Padraig, Hilly Road, Drumshanbo, Co Leitrim. Saturday April 28th peacefully at Sligo Hospice. Sadly missed by his wife Mina, sons, daughters, brothers, jack and...

Mary (Babs) McArdle (Nee Tracey)

Mary (Babs) McArdle (Nee Tracey) Drumnacor, Ballymahon, Co Longford. Friday April 28th peacefully in Thomond Lodge Nursing Home, Ballymahon. Sadly missed by her nieces, nephews and extended...

Podcast: Living with Alzheimers – a carer’s role

Mona Wheatly from Threemilehouse in Monaghan and Ursula McGoey from Abbeyshrule in Longford both care for loved ones living with Alzheimers. Today on the...

PODCAST: Syrians’ views on life in Ballaghaderreen

One month after their arrival in Ballaghaderreen, several of the Syrian asylum-seekers have spoken to Shannonside FM of their mixed views of life at...

PODCAST: Roscommon women’s business scoops top AIB award

Roscommon town native, Rhona Hunt together with her fellow University of Limerick colleague Kevin Kellegher founded Ostoform three years ago. The business has just been...