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Irish Rail under fire over severe Shannonside overcrowding

TrainsIrish Rail is being criticised for how it’s dealing with issues of overcrowding on various train services in the Shannonside region. Several commuters have complained to the company recently about issues on the Sligo-Dublin service, as well as the Athlone-Westport route, where passengers have been left standing for the entirety of their journey. Earlier this […]

Ballintubber crash victim to be buried today

Margaret Flanagan is from Mayo but lived at Ballintubber in west Roscommon for many years (Photo: Paschal Fitzmaurice's Facebook page)The west Roscommon resident who died in a car crash last Friday will be laid to rest today. Searches were ongoing for almost 24 hours for Margaret Flanagan before she was recovered at Castleplunkett after a single-vehicle collision. The 90-year-old woman, who lived at Ballintubber, hadn’t been seen since she attended a medical appointment in […]

Public meeting in Castlerea about new playground

playgroundA public meeting will be held in Castlerea tomorrow about a car park and playground planned for the town. There’s an existing playground in the west Roscommon town, but the local community intends spending about €40,000 on upgrading it. At least two thirds will come from the state grants, with the shortfall being met through […]

Court service advising of delay at today’s sittings in Harristown and Ballagahderreen

Coroner's courtMembers of the public are being advised due to an unforeseen issue with a judge, cases at Ballagahdereen court this afternoon may be delayed. The Roscommon courts service is advising that due to the delay, Harristown District court in Castlerea will now get underway at 1.30pm. Following this sitting, it is hoped that the cases […]

Hiqa demands Castlerea staff improve training

Áras Mhathair Phoíl is Castlerea has received a mainly positive report from Hiqa (Photo: Google Maps)The health watchdog has called for staff at a state nursing home in Castlerea to be better trained at dealing with vulnerable residents at risk of abuse. In an inspection report released today, it found two moderate noncompliances at Áras Mhathair Phoíl.   A major upgrade of the facility was completed last year and, during August’s unannounced […]

Sofas, beds and mattresses dumped in Roscommon

rubbishRoscommon County Council has received several complaints of dumping of household furniture. Documents released to Shannonside FM show the local authority received a total of 57 environmental complaints last month – 53 of which related to litter or waste.   On September 4th, the council was alerted to a bed and mattress that was dumped […]

Ballagh gardaí issue warning after suspicious activity

GardaGardaí are warning Ballaghaderreen people to be wary after a suspicious approach to a home in the town on Thursday afternoon. At about 12.30, two youths were observed around the shed of a homeowner in the Castlerea Road, but left the area when approached by the owner. They travelled in the direction of Crenane in […]

Man taken to hospital after Castlerea crash

castlerea-2-anA man was taken to Sligo hospital last night after a road traffic incident in Co Roscommon. It’s understood two cars were involved in a collision on Main Street in Castlerea around half past eight last night. Emergency services attended the scene, and the man was taken from the scene by ambulance. There are no […]

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