Roscommon News

Call for independent investigation at Castlerea mental health unit

The Psychiatric Nurses Association has called for an independent investigation into a number of alleged serious incidents at a community mental health facility in Castlerea. The call follows two alleged serious incidents in recent months at Knockroe House, a high...

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Counting the cost of raging bog fires

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The county is counting the cost of a major bog fire in the Castlerea area on Sunday afternoon, which has...

Monday, 20/04/15 - 6:02pm Read More

Knockcroghery postmistress threatened with knife

A KNOCKCROGHERY postmistress was left severely distressed after a raider entered the village post office on Friday last brandishing a...

Monday, 20/04/15 - 6:00pm Read More

National News

Prayers for Karen Buckley in Cork

Prayers are being said for Karen Buckley tonight in Cork, following her removal from Mallow this evening.The 24 year old was murdered in Glasgow a fortnight ago.Mourners came in their thousands this afternoon, queuing around the block to pay their...

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Taoiseach: Yes vote will be the making of us as a nation

The Taoiseach says it would be the making of us as a nation if the same-sex Marriage referendum is passed...

Monday, 27/04/15 - 7:55pm Read More

Noonan rules out widening terms of reference of Siteserv inquiry

The Minister for Finance has ruled out widening the terms of reference in the SiteServ inquiry to include transactions at...

Monday, 27/04/15 - 7:28pm Read More


Klass spells ‘chiefly Irish and vulgar slang’ on countdown

Myleene Klass turns the air blue in Countdown when she comes up with an unexpected eight-letter word.The former Hear'Say singer spelled out "gobsh**e" after the Channel 4 show's two contestants had both put forward the same seven-letter word, "ghosted".Klass, who...

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Monday’s TV tips

Life Stories: Dáil on the Dole (TV3, 9pm) In 'Dáil on the Dole' four T.Ds spend time with people in...

Monday, 27/04/15 - 8:21pm Read More

Actor Michael Cera to play Workman’s Club in Dublin

Hollywood star Michael Cera is to play the Workman's Club in Dublin this June.The star of films such as Juno,...

Monday, 27/04/15 - 3:39pm Read More

Roscommon Sport

Roscommon have point to prove

Having suffered a heavy defeat to Carlow two weeks ago in the group stages, Roscommon will enter Sunday’s Division Three League semi-final clash with the Barrowsiders with a point to prove. Roscommon knew before they played Carlow that they had...

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‘This game should stand to us’ – Dowd

        As usual, the token plea to keep off the pitch fell on deaf ears. Tuam Stadium...

Monday, 06/04/15 - 5:01pm Read More

CBS on the cusp of historic achievement

Jack Casey from Oran GAA Club will lead Roscommon CBS into battle in Croke Park on Saturday next. Pic: Gerard O'Loughlin

Monday, 06/04/15 - 4:53pm Read More

National Sport

Some of the weirdest prizes in sport

Mark Cavendish was presented with a generous bunch of bananas for winning Stage 1 of the 51st Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey yesterday. Here are some more of sport's less conventional prizes.American skier Lindsey Vonn won a cow named Winnie...

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New advances in bantz: St Mirren skipper spears teammate

By Larry Ryan, Irish ExaminerSt Mirren captain Steven Thompson threw a spiked pole through teammate John McGinn's thigh in a...

Monday, 27/04/15 - 5:38pm Read More

Republic to play Northern Ireland in closed-doors match

Republic of Ireland will play a closed-doors training match against Northern Ireland at Aviva Stadium on Thursday June 4, it...

Monday, 27/04/15 - 4:13pm Read More