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Boyle Town Team criticised over delay to ‘scattered hotel’ study

The Royal Hotel is now the property of Roscommon County CouncilBoyle Town Team has been strongly criticised for not yet publishing its feasibility study on the ‘scattered hotel’ that’s planned for town. The team is exploring the concept that would involve refurbishing some property owners’ accommodation to Bord Fáilte-approved standard. The project was boosted last year when Boyle received €100,000 for its enhancement under the […]

PODCAST: Sinn Féin raises concerns over €6m Boyle centre

Claire Kerrane, pictured with Councillor Michael Mulligan, wants to become a TD in Roscommon-Galway (Photo: Claire's Facebook page)On Monday, Boyle Primary Care finally opened its doors after a considerable delay. A €6-million facility, a variety of services will be available in the centre: occupational therapy, physiotherapy, psychology and podiatry. However, in response to a parliamentary question from Sinn Fein, the HSE reveals that existing staff are relocating to the centre, with no […]

Anger following dumping at renowned Leitrim beauty spot

dumpingIt’s being claimed a scenic area in south Leitrim is being repeatedly targeted for illegal dumping. Ann Reynolds, who lives in the Gorvagh-Cloone road, claims household waste, televisions and waste are constantly being discarded in the locality. She says it has been taking place for several years, with episodes occurring every couple of weeks. Reynolds […]

Fears Boyle Primary Care Centre could be understaffed

Boyle Primary Care Centre opened on Monday, several months later than intendedThe government has been accused of ‘selling the people a pup’ by not allocating any new staff to Boyle Primary Care Centre. The €6-million facility opened on Monday, providing a variety of services, such as occupational therapy, physiotherapy, psychology and podiatry. However, in response to a parliamentary question from Sinn Fein, the HSE revealed the […]

PODCAST: Boyle hotel site to become ‘public space’

There's a large plot of land to the rear of the Royal Hotel, which Roscommon County Council also now ownsLast June Roscommon County Council purchased the Royal Hotel in Boyle for €100,000 and it’s still deciding what to do with the building. It sought submissions from the public and more than 60 per cent backed a hotel development. But in an interview with the Roscommon Herald this week, the council’s chief executive, Eugene Cummins, […]

James (Jimmy) Rabbitte

obits_image_7James (Jimmy) Rabbitte Boher, Streamstown, Mullingar, Co Westmeath. Monday January 15th suddenly at his home. Reposing in Rooney’s Funeral Home Ballymore tomorrow (Thurs) from five o’clock until seven o’clock. Removal on (Fri) morning to St Brigid’s Church, Boher arriving at ten to twelve for Funeral Prayers. Funeral Mass at twelve noon. Burial afterwards in adjoining […]

Thieves raid Carrick café again

esquiresGardaí in Carrick-on-Shannon are investigating yet another burglary at a well-known coffee shop in the town. Between 4 o’clock and 7 o’clock this morning, Esquires at the Dublin Road was broken into, with entry gained by smashing a side door. A quantity of cash was stolen and gardaí are appealing for witnesses. No arrests have […]

HIQA report raises concerns over midlands foster care services

reportA HIQA report into foster care services in the Midlands, which covers counties Longford and Westmeath, has found two major non-compliances, including issues surrounding appropriate garda vetting. The inspection of the service, which took place across four days last Autumn, examined three areas of the foster care institution – safe and effective services, leadership governance […]

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