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€1.3m overspend on health services in Roscommon region in 2017

The HSE overspent its budget by €1.3 million in primary care and mental health services in the Roscommon region in the first two months...

Concerns for future of swifts at Newtownforbes

Concerns have been raised that the swift-bird species at Newtownforbes could be harmed if plans for a large housing development are given the go-ahead.Longford...

Castlerea post office could become Indian restaurant

The historic post office building in Castlerea could be set to become an Indian restaurant.The listed building in Main Street provided postal services to...

Residents lodge objections to €6m Roscommon solar farm

A total of 15 residents in Roscommon have lodged strong objections against a €6-million solar farm planned for their area.In length submissions to Roscommon...
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50 people apply to use Help-to-Buy scheme in Shannonside region

Just 50 home-buyers in the Shannonside region are using the help to buy scheme.Figures released by Revenue reveal that 10 claims were made in...

Man sent forward for trial on alleged Longford drugs charge

A foreign national who is charged with the alleged possession of cannabis worth €13,000 at a house in Longford last year is due to...

Concern Edgeworthstown rail station could become unmanned

It's unclear if Edgeworthstown train station will be unmanned in the future.Iarnród Eireann officials were unable to give any assurances when questioned by councillors...
Garda

Westmeath man jailed for false imprisonment of partner

A Shannonside man who kidnapped his former partner after she had left him at the end of a violent relationship has been jailed for...

Concerns raised over county boundary legislation

A South Roscommon Fine Gael councillor is expressing fresh concerns that the area could be governed by Westmeath County Council.Housing Minister Simon Coveney is...

Burke not expecting ministry with Varadkar as taoiseach

Longford-Westmeath deputy Peter Burke says he's not expecting to be offered any kind of position if Leo Varadkar becomes the next taoiseach.The Fine Gael...
Longford RFC

Longford RFC Club Notes February 26

Longford RFC Club News February 26.It was Groundhog Day in Longford RFC where the Senior Men’s matches v Monkstown were called off for the...
RWC

Buccaneers Club Notes February 25

Buccaneers club notes 25 February.Buccaneers J1’s threw themselves a lifeline when winning their basement battle 27-23 against their Sligo counterparts at The Green, Creggs, on...
Goal Nets

FAI To Monitor Heading Initiatives

The Football Association of Ireland is in discussions with UEFA and with the Associations in Northern Ireland, Scotland and England regarding the effects on...

Alice Rahill (née Harrington)

Alice Rahill (née Harrington) Crumlin, Dublin and late of Rathcroghan, Tulsk, Co. Roscommon), Sunday, 23 February suddenly, but peacefully, surrounded by her family, in...

Joseph Joe Irwin.

Joseph Joe Irwin. Kilkenny West, Glasson, Athlone, Co Westmeath. Monday, 24th February peacefully at the regional hospital Mullingar. Reposing at his residence today Tuesday from four...

Una (Winifred) Bowes (nee Macken).

Una (Winifred) Bowes (nee Macken). Mail Road, Cappataggle, Ballinasloe, Galway and formerly of Lisdillure Drum Athlone. Peacefully at her residence after an illness bravely borne...

Podcast: The Big Breakfast

Eating a big breakfast rather than a large dinner may prevent obesity and high blood sugar, according to study which may lead to better clinical dietary...

Podcast: Mortgages

Mortgage interest rates which are among the highest in Europe have been falling steadily over the past few years and o yesterday the state’s...

Podcast: Politicians and St Patrick’s Day

Cavan cathaoirleach Shane P O'Reilly and Roscommon journalist Brian Cunniffe spoke to the Joe Finnegan show about politicians going abroad to represent their councils on...