Roscommon News

‘How is it okay to take a child’s dog away?’

The Strokestown owner of a dog at the centre of a recent Facebook campaign has told the Roscommon Herald she has appealed the decision to have the animal surrendered to the dog warden. Sharon Gomes Braz, the dog’s owner, posted...

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HIQA finds inadequate facilities and staff shortages at Sacred Heart Hospital

sacred Heart hospital
Inadequate showering and toilet facilities and staff shortages as well as insufficient space for residents at the HSE-run Sacred Heart...

Wednesday, 29/07/15 - 11:29am Read More

Feighan fears for safety after death threat

THE POSTING of a vile death threat to the office of sitting TD Frank Feighan has left both the Fine...

Wednesday, 29/07/15 - 11:16am Read More

National News

Teenage boy airlifted to hospital after cliff fall in Co Clare

By Patrick FlynnA teenage tourist has been airlifted to hospital after he fell from a cliff in Co Clare this morning.The 14-year-old boy, who had been visiting the Loop Head Peninsula with his family, fell about 30ft at the popular...

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Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa commemoration kicks off Easter Rising centenary season

The first of more than 40 events to mark the Easter Rising has taken place with the commemoration 100 years...

Saturday, 01/08/15 - 2:33pm Read More

Former Town Councillor to appeal corrupt payments conviction

It has been reported this morning that a former Town Councillor for Dungarvan has moved to appeal his conviction for...

Saturday, 01/08/15 - 10:29am Read More


Italian customs ‘stop Snoop Dogg’

Snoop Dogg has reportedly had another run-in with European authorities.The rapper was stopped today by financial police in southern Italy with $422,000 in cash, well above the limit that can legally be transported across EU borders undeclared, news agency ANSA...

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Actress Charlize Theron ‘adopts second child’

Charlize Theron has reportedly adopted a second child.The 39-year-old actress has gained custody of a girl named August who is...

Saturday, 01/08/15 - 1:08pm Read More

Post-mortem fails to find cause of death of ex-Apprentice contestant Stuart Baggs

Questions surround the sudden death of former Apprentice contestant Stuart Baggs after a post-mortem proved inconclusive, police in England have...

Saturday, 01/08/15 - 11:36am Read More

Roscommon Sport

Speculation grows over senior management team make-up

Speculation concerning the make-up of the Roscommon senior football management team for 2016 is mounting. The Herald understands that some members of the management team are considering stepping down. Manager John Evans will be speaking to the county board first...

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Ladies dig deep to topple Tipperary

        Roscommon……………..1-15 Tipperary…………………2-11 TG4 LGFA Intermediate Football Championship (after extra-time) Kevin Egan at Kinnity      ...

Monday, 20/07/15 - 4:30pm Read More

Taking charge of matters off the pitch

Stephen Ormsby is the new administrator for Roscommon County Board. Pic: Gerard O'loughlin
Five years ago, Dr. Hyde Park was Stephen Ormsby’s second home as Roscommon prepared for what ultimately turned out to...

Monday, 20/07/15 - 4:33pm Read More

National Sport

Michael Hoey storms into last eight

Northern Ireland’s Michael Hoey cruised into the quarter-finals of the inaugural Saltire Energy Paul Lawrie Matchplay today.Hoey thrashed France’s Gregory Havret 7&6 at Murcar Links and will face Thailand’s Kiradech Aphibarnrat in the last eight, Aphibarnrat beating South Africa’s Thomas...

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Jockey Robbie McNamara keen on training career

Robbie McNamara remains keen to start up a training career from the middle of next year as he continues to...

Saturday, 01/08/15 - 10:12am Read More

United go retro with new kit

Manchester United have unveiled their new adidas home kit and it is reminiscent of their shirts of the 1980s.It is...

Saturday, 01/08/15 - 8:05am Read More