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Roscommon council takes High Court action against Siptu

Roscommon County Council is confirming that it took High Court action against Siptu to prevent fire staff from going on strike.In a hard-hitting statement...

Murphy defends Donnelly joining FF

Roscommon-Galway deputy Eugene Murphy is defending the party leader's decision to recruit Stephen Donnelly, despite his severe criticism of the party previously.The move to...

A third of Roscommon’s social housing offers refused

New figures show that almost one third of offers of social housing made by Roscommon County Council last year were refused.That's despite there currently...

Appeal lodged over poultry units in Carrick

An appeal has been lodged with An Bord Pleanála against the decision to grant planning permission for two large poultry units near Carrick-on-Shannon.In January,...

Youth services re-open at the Phoenix Ballaghaderreen next week

Youth services at the Phoenix Youth Centre in Ballaghadereen will be restored next Monday.The Galway Roscommon Education and Training Board is putting in place...

Sinn Féin denies it’s hijacking Count Plunkett event

Deputy Mary Lou McDonald denies Sinn Féin is 'hijacking' the centenary commemorations of Count Plunkett's election as a North Roscommon MP.On Friday and Saturday...

121 people on trolleys in Shannonside region

There are 121 people on trolleys today in five hospitals that serve the Shannonside region.The highest number is in University Hospital Galway, with 27.The...

Tusla reveals new counselling arrangements for Roscommon

Tusla says that adults who have been availing of counselling at Cuan Aire in Castlerea will be able to access other services locally.Last week,...

MEP fears for poultry industry over Avian flu

The Minister for Agriculture is being urged to ensure that cases of Avian flu in the Shannonside region do not do long term damage...

Cost of flooding solution at Lough Funshinagh is defended

Roscommon councillor Laurence Fallon says he believes a cost benefit analysis of the pipeline solution for Lough Funshinagh will justify the cost.The Independent councillor...

Donie Shine senior to be given hall of fame award posthumously

Its been announced that the Hall of Fame award for 2017 at the Roscommon sports star of the year awards  is being posthumously given...

Local teams all set for All Ireland volleyball finals

Three schools in the region are all set for the All-Ireland schools volleyball finals which take place in UCD on Thursday.There's a unique all...

Mathews feels O’Neill club rumours unhelpful to international side

Stoke City appointed Paul Lambert as the club’s new manager after a week of speculation linking republic of Ireland boss Martin O’Neill to the...

Coillte agrees to review forestry work in Mote Park

Coillte has agreed to suspend all harvesting works in Mote Park until a new forest-management plan is agreed.Planned tree-felling at the Roscommon town facility...

James (Jimmy) Rabbitte

James (Jimmy) RabbitteBoher, Streamstown, Mullingar, Co Westmeath.Monday January 15th suddenly at his home.Reposing in Rooney’s Funeral Home Ballymore tomorrow (Thurs) from five o’clock until...

Nuala Sheeran (Nee Conlon)

Nuala Sheeran (Nee Conlon)Alderford, Ballyfarnon, Boyle, Co. Roscommon.January 16th peacefully (in her 92nd year) surrounded by and in the tender care of her...

Should B and B’s charge a booking deposit?

 You heard it here last week – the Restaurants association of Ireland is calling on its members to request non - refundable deposits to...

SLURRY SPREADING AND THE FODDER CRISIS

Slurry spreading will begin on farms across the region in the coming weeks when the closed period comes to an end.Counties in Zone B...

Social media and young people’s moods

Over one thousand secondary school students have entered the competition and previous winners have gone on to become billionaires.Students from St Bricin's college, Belturbet...