Roscommon News

Furious social care workers vote for industrial action

  One hundred and fifty social care workers across the county have voted overwhelming for industrial action, starting on September 8th, following the withdrawal by the Department of Health of a pay deal aimed at resolving a long standing dispute....

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High demand for air ambulance

The Emergency Air Ambulance (EAS) received almost 190 requests from emergency services in County Roscommon since July 1st, 2012, the...

Wednesday, 19/08/15 - 2:47pm Read More

Naughten adamant he will support his brother in election

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  Fine Gael’s Cllr John Naughten will be supporting his brother Denis, during the forthcoming General Election, the Roscommon Herald...

Wednesday, 19/08/15 - 2:46pm Read More

National News

‘Scores of people’ ready to back firebrand preacher after sermon on ‘satanic’ Islam

Scores of people have rallied to support an evangelical preacher who branded Islam "satanic" and "heathen", a court has heard.A solicitor for Pastor James McConnell said he was currently wading through "scores" of volunteer witnesses willing to testify on behalf...

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Tipperary publican in fatal accident while repairing vintage truck

By David RaleighTributes have been made made to a well-known Tipperary publican and farmer who was killed in a workplace...

Thursday, 03/09/15 - 11:23am Read More

Howlin: Taoiseach telling Gilmore about plan to send civil servant to Callinan’s house ‘would have been better’

A Labour Minister has said that it "would have been better" if the Taoiseach met the former Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore...

Thursday, 03/09/15 - 11:05am Read More


Mel Gibson will not face assault charges, say Australian police

Police in Australia say they do not intend to charge Oscar-winning director Mel Gibson over an allegation that he shoved and abused a photographer who snapped pictures of him and his new girlfriend.Daily Telegraph staff photographer Kristi Miller complained to...

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The Love Bug star Dean Jones dies aged 84

Dean Jones, whose boyish good looks and all-American manner made him Disney's favourite actor for such lighthearted films as The...

Thursday, 03/09/15 - 7:47am Read More

Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger have split after two years of marriage

The 'Hello Kitty' hitmaker and the Nickelback frontman, who denied their relationship was on the rocks last year, have confirmed...

Wednesday, 02/09/15 - 9:12pm Read More

Roscommon Sport

McStay in the frame for Roscommon job

    Kevin McStay has been nominated by St. Brigid’s GAA Club for the vacant position of Roscommon senior football manager.   By Ian Cooney   At the time of going to press, McStay was the only nomination received by...

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Trying to make a good year better


Monday, 31/08/15 - 4:37pm Read More

Hopkins drives Roscommon into decider

Roscommon………………….1-9 Dublin…………………………1-5 Liberty Insurance Premier Junior Camogie Championship Semi-Final Kevin Egan at St. Brendan’s Park, Birr     A dominant...

Monday, 24/08/15 - 4:36pm Read More

National Sport

WATCH: Wheelchair bound GAA star Jamie Wall walks with aid of an Exo-skeleton

Jamie Wall received a thunderous reception and a standing ovation when he walked into a reception at the Rochestown Park hotel with the aid of an Exo-skeleton. Jamie, who was a dual star at underage level for Cork, had his...

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WATCH: Novak Djokovic dances on-court with a fan after US Open win

Novak Djokovic danced his way into the US Open third round as the Serbian eased past Austria’s Andreas Haider-Maurer and...

Thursday, 03/09/15 - 10:34am Read More

No ‘lucky jocks’ for Rob Kearney ahead of World Cup

When Ireland complete their last-minute preparations before opening their World Cup bid against Canada in Cardiff, Siobhan Kearney will light...

Thursday, 03/09/15 - 7:17am Read More