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New legal documents could solve National Maternity Hospital row

childcareIt’s hoped legal documents – which have yet to be completed – could solve the ownership furore over the new National Maternity Hospital. The board of the St. Vincent’s Healthcare Group is due to meet this evening, after the Board of Holles St voted last night to reaffirm its commitment to the deal. The agreement […]

John James (Jack) Greene

obits_image_8John James (Jack) Greene. Ruane, Kilglass, Co. Roscommon. Wednesday, April, 26th at Portiuncula hospital, Ballinasloe, peacefully. Sadly missed by his wife Liz, sisters Chrissie McLoughlin (Knockhall) and Evelyn Reynolds (Dromod) and the late Michéal, stepchildren, relatives and friends. Reposing at Leavy’s funeral home, Scramogue tomorrow (Fri) from half past five until eight o’clock, with removal […]

Roscommon man takes top role in League of Credit Unions

credit-union-logoA Roscommon man has been appointed as the vice-president of the Irish League of Credit Unions. Gerry Thompson, the vice-chairman of Roscommon Credit Union, received the office for two years at the league’s annual general meeting in the Dublin last weekend. There are 434 credit unions affiliated with the ILCU, with 339 in the Republic […]

Public meeting later to discuss south Longford windfarm project

wind-turbine-2017A public meeting will be held in Lanesboro tonight about the controversial wind farm proposed for south Longford. The event is being organised by a local group that’s completely opposed to the 28-turbine development.   Bord na Móna intends lodging a planning application this summer to build 28 wind turbines across cutaway peatlands on Derryadd, […]

Must win game for Roscommon hurlers this Saturday

roscommon-crestThe Roscommon hurlers have a quick turn around after last weekends opening round defeat to Down in the Christy Ring Cup. London are the opposition this weekend as they come to Dr.Hyde Park for what is a must win game for both teams with the losers interest in the competition ending. The game is on […]

Center Parcs may not provide tourism spin-off

center-parcs-2017Tourism providers across county Longford are being warned not to expect a lot of spin off business from the Center Parcs Longford Forest holiday village. Work on the multi million euro project just outside Ballymahon is to begin in earnest this summer and it’s hoped the facility will open in 2019. Speaking at a tourism […]

Increase in Young Scientists entries from Roscommon and Longford

science-scientist-pix-2017Entries to the Young Scientists Exhibition rose in Longford and Roscommon last year, but fell in Leitrim. The information comes alongside the official launch today of next Januarys event. The number of applications from schools in Roscommon to take part in the competition rose by 16% last year, and it was up 30% in Co […]

New tractor for Longford Lotto family

lotto-ticket-2017A Longford family who won €50,000 on a National Lottery scratch card intend to buy a new tractor for the family farm. The family travelled to Lotto headquarters in Dublin today to collect their prize after the lucky wife bought her prize winning scratch card in SuperValu in Lanesborough. Celebrations were also held in the […]

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