Roscommon News

Funding approval of €7.85m for 10-bed Medical Rehab Unit

The HSE has approved €7.85m for the design and build of a stand-alone 10-bed Medical Rehabilitation Unit on the grounds of Roscommon Hospital. The plan will see the initial development of a 10-bed inpatient ward accommodation on a greenfield site...

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Occupancy rate at Castlerea Prison down

The average number of prisoners in custody in Castlerea Prison was down in 2014 compared to the previous year. That’s...

Monday, 18/05/15 - 6:16pm Read More

58 complaints made to hospital last year

Close to 60 complaints were made to Roscommon County Hospital last year but no serious incidents were reviewed or investigated...

Monday, 18/05/15 - 6:14pm Read More

National News

Robinson ‘suffers heart attack’

The North's First Minister Peter Robinson has been admitted to hospital after suffering a suspected heart attack.The 66-year-old DUP leader was rushed to Belfast’s Royal Victoria Hospital in an ambulance shortly after 9am today.A spokesman for the Democratic Unionist Party...

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Huge increase in child-on-child sex attacks

There has been a 43% increase in the number of young people reporting rape and sexual assault by teenagers to...

Monday, 25/05/15 - 12:44pm Read More

HIQA has ‘grave concerns’ about reports on children in direct provision

HIQA has said it has grave concerns about the high number of children living in direct provision, who have been...

Monday, 25/05/15 - 12:39pm Read More


Ben Stiller’s mother Anne Meara has died at the age of 85

Ben Stiller's mother and actress Anne Meara has died at the age of 85. It has been confirmed that Anne passed away on Saturday May 23, but details on her death have yet to be released. Although better known for...

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Love/Hate wins big at this years IFTAs

The gang from Love/Hate were reunited, for possibly the last time, at this years’ IFTA awards over the weekend. Nidge,...

Monday, 25/05/15 - 10:00am Read More

Song of the Sea claims top prize at IFTA awards

Animation Song of the Sea has been named Best Irish Film of the year at this evening's IFTA awards in...

Sunday, 24/05/15 - 9:56pm Read More

Roscommon Sport

Dominic’s left deflated by Fuerty raid

Fuerty……………………………………….1-9 St. Dominic’s……………………………….0-3 Hodson Bay Hotel Group Intermediate Football Championship Section A Martin Wynne at Knockcroghery A 35th minute goal from Eamon Bannon provided the platform for Fuerty to secure an opening round victory over St. Dominic’s in last Friday...

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Fourth annual run/walk to take place in Athleague

The fourth annual run/walk in aid of underage hurling in Athleague/Tremane GAA Club will be held in Athleague on Sunday,...

Thursday, 21/05/15 - 12:51pm Read More

Senior hurling league down to last four

Senior league down to last four The semi-finals of Avis Car Hire Senior Hurling League will take place this Sunday...

Thursday, 21/05/15 - 12:50pm Read More

National Sport

Schmidt reveals squad for Barbarians clash

By Brendan O’BrienJoe Schmidt has named an inexperienced squad backboned, as expected, by Leinster players for this Thursday’s meeting with the Barbarians in Limerick’s Thomond Park.Munster are unsurprisingly unrepresented in this latest panel given the province will face Glasgow Warriors...

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Tributes pour in for ‘giant of sports broadcasting’ O’Herlihy

Tributes are pouring in for Bill O’Herlihy, the retired RTE broadcaster who passed away today, aged 76. O’Herlihy had been...

Monday, 25/05/15 - 1:05pm Read More

Colleagues mourn ‘dear friend’ Bill O’Herlihy

Insight Consultants have released a statement expressing their shock and sorrow at the unexpected death of broadcaster and PR consultant...

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