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Roscommon

Ballagh house prices lowest in Ireland

A new property report claims homes in a Roscommon town have the lowest value of anywhere in Ireland. Daft.ie's latest information claims property in Ballaghaderreen...
Castlerea prison

New stats: Half Castlerea prisoners share a cell

The Minister for Justice has revealed more than half of the prisoners in Castlerea prison this year share a cell with another inmate. According to...
Building

€6m Athlone social housing project goes to tender

A large social housing development in Athlone, likely to cost more than €6 million, has gone to tender. Westmeath County Council is inviting submissions for...

PODCAST: Muslims clash over Ballagh mosque plan

The proposal to turn St Mary's convent in Ballaghaderreen into a mosque has prompted controversy in the town. Last week Mohammad Aslam, who recently came...

Ballagh Muslims reject new mosque plan

The Ballaghaderreen Islamic Community Centre has completely rejected the proposal to turn the town's historic convent into a mosque. The Pakistani businessman behind the idea...
Court

Boyle man who killed girlfriend committed to Central Mental Hospital

A man who killed his girlfriend in Sligo while having delusions they were in an alternative reality has been committed to the Central Mental...
Cigar factory

Ballaghadereen cigar factory to lay off half of workforce this week

The closure of the cigar factory in Ballaghaderreen is well under way, with almost half of its employees to leave the company by the...
Castlerea prison

15 alleged complaints made against staff at Castlerea prison last year

15 alleged complaints of assault or use of excessive force were made by inmates at Castlerea prison last year against staff. The figure was the...
School

Tarmon National School expansion works to begin in coming months

Building work to develop new classrooms at a primary school in Roscommon is set to get underway in the coming months after approval was...
Boyle

Boyle Arts Festival to get underway next week

The annual 11-day Boyle Arts Festival will get underway next week. The event will get under way on Thursday night in King House at 7.30pm,...

Longford Face Fermanagh in Relegation Play-Off

In a winner-takes-all shoot-out in Ballymachugh, Fermanagh and Longford fight it out to avoid relegation from the intermediate championship grade. For Fermanagh, defeat would represent...

Leinster Open European Defence Against Wasps

Leinster will kick-off their defence of the Heineken Champions Cup title at home to Wasps, then travel to France to take on Toulouse. The European...

Shannonside Region Represented In Connacht U-18 Squad

The Connacht under-18s management team have included four players from the Shannonside region in their inter-provincial squad. Creggs pair Aodha Hession and Sam O’Sullivan, Buccaneers...

Frankie O’Neill

Frankie O’Neill Tower View, St. Anne’s Terrace, Athlone, Co. Westmeath Friday 17th August.  Reposing at his sister Jackie’s residence, 3 Beachville on Sunday from five o’clock...

Sean Howard

Sean Howard Carra, Granard, Co. Longford Thursday 16th August, peacefully at Cavan General Hospital surrounded by his loving family.  Devoted husband of Winnie and father of...

Dolly Rushe (née Davis)

Dolly Rushe (née Davis) Rathcroghan, Tulsk and formerly of Feeragh, Ballymurray, Knockcroghery, Co Roscommon. Friday August 17th, peacefully, in the loving care of the staff...

Social Welfare, Northern Ireland and the banks

It's Friday, and that can only mean one thing - the Joe Finnegan Show panel. Every week, we invite a panel of guests on to...

Operation update

It was the show that asked contestants to bare all by stepping on the scales in their lycra for the viewers at home. Yes, we...

LISTEN: Is Croke Park suitable for an infant?

On the Joe Finnegan Show yesterday, we heard about a fanatical Tyrone supporter who brought their 16-week-old son to the All-Ireland semi-final against Monaghan last weekend. Today,...