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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...

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...

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...

More places on social scheme for Shannonside farmers

The Department of Social Protection has announced an extra 56 Rural Social Scheme places for Longford, Roscommon and Leitrim.It's part of an extra allocation...

Facebook page claiming to speak for Roscommon residents condemned

A Facebook page that claims to be Roscommon-linked has been condemned as disgraceful.A post on the page, which at the time of broadcast has...

HSE in €25m overspend in Roscommon region

New documents show that the HSE overspent its budget by almost €25 million in the Roscommon region in the first ten months of last...

Fair Deal scheme changes for farms in next Budget – Fitzmaurice

Roscommon-Galway TD Michael Fitzmaurice has revealed that he thought an announcement might be made on the Fair Deal scheme and farms in last October's...

Progress on ‘world heritage site’ status for Roscommon site

The manager of the Rathcroghan visitor has described a meeting with government officials about securing Unesco heritage status for the Roscommon site as 'very...

Redemptorist east Galway priest to violate suspension

A suspended east Galway priest will violate his suspension in order to celebrate Mass for his 70th birthday on Sunday.Fr Tony Flannery, a Redemptorist,...

Waste-to-energy unit to begin in west Roscommon in September

Full construction of the controversial waste-to-energy facility in west Roscommon will start next month and it will be fully operational in September.The €8 million...

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...