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TD Fitzmaurice calls on Minister Ross to tackle low Garda numbers before drink-driving laws

The Transport Minister Shane Ross needs to deal with the dwindling numbers of Gardaí and poor road conditions before introducing tougher laws on drink...

Castlerea man jailed for assaulting wife with hatchet

A Castlerea man who assaulted his wife with a hatchet and poured bleach over her has been jailed for two and a half years. Roscommon...

Deputy Fitzmaurice proposes new sports stadium for Connacht

A Galway/Roscommon TD is pushing for a major all purpose sports stadium to be built in the West of Ireland. Deputy Michael Fitzmaurice is suggesting...

Castlerea firefighter wins unfair dismissal case

A Castlerea firefighter has succeeded in overturning Roscommon County Council's decision to dismiss him. Sean Callaghan, a part-time retained firefighter based at Castlerea Fire Station,...

North West wins European Entrepreneurial region award

Ireland's North-West which consists of eight counties including Roscommon, Leitrim, Cavan and Monaghan has been named European Entrepreneurial region 2018. The title recognises the areas...

Thieves raid tool-hire plant in Carrick

A Carrick-on-Shannon businessman is expressing shock at how fast his premises was raided on last Friday evening and €10,000 worth of tools stolen. Dermot Foley,...

‘More resources needed to extend Roscommon MAU’ – GP

A Strokestown GP is strongly supporting the proposal to extend the opening hours at the medical assessment unit in Roscommon University Hospital. It emerged today...

Ballinameen school excels in department review

A north Roscommon primary school has been praised for its teaching and support for students' wellbeing in a whole-school evaluation report. Inspectors from the Department...

Murphy is Shannonside’s top Dáil speaker

Roscommon-Galway representative Eugene Murphy is the Shannonside TD who has spoken the most during Dáil or committee discussions. The Fianna Fail deputy has been recorded...

Scally: I’m disappointed with Ballagh mosque plan

A well-known Ballaghaderreen man is expressing disappointment at proposed plan to turn the town’s historic convent into a mosque. Pakistani businessman Mohammed Aslam has placed a...

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:...