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35 people waiting for hospital bed in Tullamore

Overcrowding at the Midlands Regional Hospital in Tullamore has forced the hospital to implement its escalation policy this morning. The hospital has confirmed that it...

Almost 90 soldiers assisted Shannonside efforts to clear snow during Storm Emma

Almost 90 Irish army soldiers were deployed to help with local efforts to clear snow and provide assistance during Storm Emma earlier this year. According...
Orla Leyden

Cathaoirleach of Roscommon County Council appeals for resolution to trade union dispute

The Cathaoirleach of Roscommon County Council has appealed to the local authority and the Forsa trade union to engage in talks to avoid a...

War of words continues ahead of planned strike action at Roscommon council

Employees in the private sector can only dream about the conditions enjoyed by all staff at Roscommon County Council. That's according to a strongly worded...

New Meath bishop daunted by role

The newly appointed Bishop-elect of Meath has said his initial reaction to the new post was one of fear, and he has had some...

Boxer tells Prince: ‘I’m King of the Midlands’

Minister of State Kevin 'Boxer' Moran says he found the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall to be genuine and friendly. The Athlone...

Wanted: House for eight children at Aughavas

The campaign to increase the population of Aughavas is seeking a house big enough to accommodate a family with eight children who want to...

Funeral confirmed for respected Castlerea businessman

Tributes are being paid to the well-known Castlerea businessman who has died. John Tully ran a pharmacy in the west Roscommon town for many years...

Multimillion-euro solar farms planned for Longford

There are plans for two solar farms in Longford that could cost up to €30 million. A large plant is planned for Killashee, while a...

Bishop: Abortion result confirms Church’s decline

A local bishop says the abortion referendum result shows the Catholic Church is no longer the dominant voice in the country. Bishop Leo O'Reilly made...

Galway win the Nestor Cup

  Galway 0-16 Roscommon 2-06 Roscommon’s bid to land their second Connacht senior football championship in a-row came to an end after a strong second half from Galway...

Wicklow see off Longford challenge in Leinster semi-final

Leinster Ladies Intermediate semi-final Wicklow 3-13 Longford 0-4. After the game Longford captain Mairead Moore spoke with Deniese O'Flaherty.

Roscommon beaten in Connacht Under 20 final

Connacht Under 20 football championship final: Mayo 3-16 Roscommon 1-6 Roscommon  were defeated by 16 points by Mayo in the inaugural Connacht Under 20 football championship final. The...

Patrick (Patsy) Donohue

Patrick (Patsy) Donohue. Wembley, U.K and formerly Granard, Co. Longford. Who died on 11th June peacefully at Northwick Park Hospital. Sadly missed by his loving...

Winifred (Una) Mallon (née Ward)

Winifred (Una) Mallon (née Ward)  New York and formerly of Derrane Road, Roscommon. June 14th, 2018.  Beloved wife of the late Joseph, daughter of the late...

Thomas Keary

Thomas Keary. Wallaceburg, Canada and formerly of Clonkeen, Streete, Co. Westmeath, suddenly in Canada. Predeceased by his companion Dorris Foster. Thomas will be sadly missed by his...

Life in the fast lane

How comfortable are you taking directions from your other half while driving? On today's Joe Finnegan Show we caught up with Leitrim based couple Katjua...

LISTEN BACK: Halting the decline of rural communities

Rural communities in our region are doing all they can to put a halt on depopulation. Social-media campaigns are shining a light on all there...

LISTEN BACK: JF Show weekly panel discussion

The Pope's imminent visit to Ireland, Sinn Féin's possible motion of no confidence in Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy and the US-North Korea peace pact:...