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Roscommon exit last Connacht Under 21 championship

Kiltoom-two-300x225Roscommon bowed out of the Connacht Under 21 Championship at the semi final stage with a three point defeat to Sligo in Kiltoom this evening. Jody OReillys 46th minute goal proving decisive as the yeates county won the competitive encounter by 1-13 to 0-13. Sligo are now through to their first provincial under 21 final […]

Cabinet row over flood relocation scheme

athlone-flooding-dec-2015-2017A relocation scheme for flood hit homeowners is to be widened after the intervention at Cabinet level of Environment Minister Denis Naughton. The Roscommon-Galway TD says he wants the voluntary scheme to be expanded to include as many people as possible who have no alternative solution. The Minister asked for additional concessions to be made […]

Monksland playground to be complete this summer

playgroundIt’s hoped work on a long-awaited playground in Monksland will begin in May and take eight to nine weeks to complete. The area’s town team submitted its 2016 report to this month’s meeting of the Athlone Municipal District this week, with several politicians impressed by the efforts last year and plans for the coming months. […]

Over 100 people attend Ballagh greenway meeting

greenwayMore than 100 people attended a public meeting in Ballaghaderreen last night to discuss plans for a €2-million greenway. The proposal is to develop a 10-mile route for cycling and walking along the disused railway line from Kilfree junction to the west Roscommon town. At last night’s meeting in Durkin’s bar and restaurant, a committee […]

Drink-driving doubles over St Patrick’s weekend

drink-drivingThere was a 100 per cent increase in drink driving detections in the Longford/Roscommon Garda Division over the St Patrick’s Bank Holiday weekend when compared with the same time last year. There was also a significant increase in the drink driving detections in the Sligo/Leitrim division. Gardaí mounted a significant number of extra checkpoints over […]

Government not committed to Defence Forces – Ger Aherne

soldierThere is no commitment to the Defence Forces from the government, according to a retired Brigadier General who lives in south Roscommon. Ger Aherne has claimed the problem is putting the “security of the state and its citizens at risk”. He says there is a failure to retain specialist skilled officers in the Defence Forces […]

Roscommon pub and restaurant gets planning

McCrann's existing premises at Castle Street, Roscommon town (Photo: Google Maps)Planning permission has been granted for a large development, including a bar and restaurant, to be built in Roscommon town. Last June, Pat McCrann asked Roscommon County Council for permission to demolish an existing pub, former shop and residential building. It’s one of the best-known family-run pubs in Roscommon town and a very popular spot […]

Public meeting organised for €2million west Roscommon greenway project

greenway-2017A public meeting is being held in Ballaghaderreen tonight about plans for a €2-million greenway for the town. The proposal is to develop a 10-mile route for cycling and walking along the disused railway line from Kilfree junction to Ballaghaderreen. The organisers recently sought some of the €430,000 that became available after plans for a […]

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