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First ever ordination of a permanent deacon in Athlone church

The first ever ordination of a Permanent Deacon in the Church of Saints Peter and Paul, Athlone took place this afternoon.Athlone native Tony Larkin...

Developer confident Castlerea energy plant will still proceed

The developers of the controversial waste-to-energy plant in Castlerea are confident the project will still proceed despite a setback last week.Construction work on the...

Farmers lose young pheasants and turkeys to the pine marten

A Westmeath councillor is renewing his call for the protection of the Pine Marten to be assessed.Fine Gael Councillor Tom Farrell made his original...

Plans unveiled for €3m extension to Strokestown Park

There are plans for a €3-million development at Strokestown Park House.It's hoped construction will commence early in 2019 and that it will result in...

Gas to be available for Center Parcs in 2018

The head of Center Parcs is hopeful that a supply of gas to their Longford Forest project will be available by this time next...

Revealed: Results of local BowelScreen programme

Ten people who took part in the BowelScreen programme at Roscommon University Hospital last year were found to have cancer.Last year, the hospital performed...

Slight increase in unemployment in Roscommon

There was a slight rise in the number of people unemployed in Roscommon last month.The latest Live Register figures show that, overall in Shannonside...

Ten houses in Ballaghaderreen sell for nearly €1m

Ten homes in Roscommon, sold as entire lot, secured the top of any domestic property sold in the Shannonside region last month.The homes in Ballaghaderreen...

Woman threatened with knife in Athlone break-in

A woman was threatened with a knife during a burglary in Athlone last night.Shortly after 11 o’clock, a man entered a house in Brawny...

Weather warning as car overturns at Ballynacarrigy

Gardaí are dealing with an overturned car on the Mullingar/Ballynacarrigy road, just outside Ballynacarrigy itself.The news comes as motorists are being warned to be...
Rugby

Sportsbeat Podcast: Victor Costello reviews all the rugby action

Former Leinster and Ireland number 8 Victor Costello reviewed the victories for Munster,Leinster,Ulster and Connacht in European competition on sportsbeat and the return fixtures...

Leitrim GAA chairman vows to fine clubs €1,000 for ref abuse

At Monday night’s Leitrim GAA convention, county board chairman Terence Boyle vowed to get tough on clubs whose players abuse referees in 2018.In a...

Roscommon County board treasurer pledges to build Dermot Earley centre of excellence

The Roscommon GAA Convention took place this evening in the Abbey Hotel. Shannonside FM's Roscommon Commentator Willie Hegarty reports on what happened at the...

Margaret Cahill (better known as Peg)

Margaret Cahill (better known as Peg)Mount Druid, Ballinagare, and Oakwood Nursing Home, Roscommon.Monday December 11th peacefully in her 92nd year.Deeply mourned by her nephews,...

Mary Ann Gildea (Cissy) (Nee Geoghegan)

Mary Ann Gildea (Nee Geoghegan) better known as cissie.Corlasko, Kilnagross, Carrick on shannon and formerly of Annaghselhenry, Kilnagross,Sunday, December, 10th peacefully at...

Maisie Doogue (née Reilly)

Maisie Doogue (née Reilly).Crieve, Killoe, Co Longford.Saturday, December, 9th.Reposing at Our Lady’s Manor, Edgeworthstown tomorrow (Mon) from five o’clock until half past seven....
Rugby

Sportsbeat Podcast: Victor Costello reviews all the rugby action

Former Leinster and Ireland number 8 Victor Costello reviewed the victories for Munster,Leinster,Ulster and Connacht in European competition on sportsbeat and the return fixtures...

Podcast: Ireland’s fascination with the Cheltenham festival

Irish victories at the Cheltenham Festival have risen to new levels in the 21st Century across all the races. Interesting and surprising stories are detailed...

Curran and O’Carroll join Dolan at Brigid’s

St.Brigid’s Club executive committee have appointed a new internal senior management team for 2018 in Frankie Dolan, Mark O’Carroll and Shane Curran.Frankie Dolan will be heading...