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Paschal Fitzmaurice may enter Fianna Fáil election race

Paschal Fitzmaurice, right, topped the poll in the Roscommon Municipal District in the 2014 local elections (Photo: Paschal Fitzmaurice's Facebook page)Castlerea-based councillor Paschal Fitzmaurice is seriously considering contesting Fianna Fáil’s general election selection convention for the Roscommon-Galway constituency later this month. The party will close nominations tomorrow evening and so far there are four declared candidates – Deputy Eugene Murphy and councillors Orla Leyden, John Keogh and Michael Connolly, from Moylough. However, Ballintubber newcomer Sean […]

Son of Castlerea Rosalie unit resident says he fears it will close

New concerns have been raised about the future of the Rosalie unit in Áras Naomh Chaolain in Castlerea (Photo: Google Maps)The son of a resident of the Rosalie unit in Castlerea fears the facility will close, with even the current patients set to be relocated. In 2015, Liam Walsh led a campaign to ensure the centre wouldn’t shut when there was a danger of the residents being moved to private nursing homes. His mother, Breda, […]

‘Boil water’ notice lifted for 3,500 Roscommon people

waterResidents in west Roscommon got an early Christmas present from Irish Water today, with the news they are finally free to use the water from their taps without boiling it. Almost 3,500 people in the Ballinlough area have been subject to a ‘boil water’ notice since January 2016 when cryptosporidium was detected in the supply. […]

Castlerea man quoted €8,000 for car insurance

Brendan O'Brien, left, with his father, Seamus, and Laurence McKeown at the Sinn Féin ard fheis recently (Photo: Seamus O'Brien's Facebook page)An 18-year-old west Roscommon man has called on the government to appoint a regulator for the car-insurance industry after receiving quotes of up to €8,000. Brendan O’Brien, a sixth-year student in Castlerea Community School, has been trying to get cover for driving a Volkswagen Polo for the past year. He says he has tried more […]

Castlerea hotelier revealed as €240k tax-defaulter

Paul Tully, trading as Tully's Hotel in Castlerea, owed Revenue nearly €240,000 at the end of SeptemberFour Shannonside businesses or individuals have been named among the latest list of tax defaulters by the Revenue Commissioners. A total of 81 settlements have just been published, for the period covering the  July 1 to September 31 this year.   The total value of settlements made, with the Revenue Commissioners up to the end […]

Minister refuses to intervene in Castlerea fire crisis

Castlerea Fire Station has been closed since January (Photo: Google Maps)Local Government Minister Eoghan Murphy says no date has been fixed for the reopening of Castlerea fire station – indicating he won’t be getting involved in the controversy. New documents show he has ignored a call for the Defences Forces to be assigned to the station to provide cover until the ‘staffing issues’ in west […]

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