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South Roscommon saved – or is it?

South Roscommon saved – or is it?

December 1, 2016 by Audrey Healy

The first President of Ireland, Douglas Hyde, actress Maureen O’Sullivan and footballer Jimmy Murray…they all wore their Roscommon badge with pride and when it...

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A father’s remarkable crusade to reach out and help others affected by suicide

A father’s remarkable crusade to reach…

December 1, 2016 by Miriam Kerins

The word ‘suicide’ is a real conversation-stopper. The sense of heartbreak it evokes is added to at this time of year. It’s a cold...

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Undefeated in five General Elections, Joan Burke was a political colossus

Undefeated in five General Elections, …

December 1, 2016 by Seamus Duke

There is widespread sadness in the county and throughout the region at news this week of the death of former Fine Gael TD Joan...

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Lifestyle

A Christmas message from Roscommon Chamber of Commere

A Christmas message from Roscommon Chamber of Commere

What a fantastic night the turning on of the Christmas lights was!  There has never been as big a crowd at the turning on of the lights.  Molloy’s Café...

Sport

Forget the bigots, sport is for all

Forget the bigots, sport is for all

The Rainbow Laces campaign in the English Premier League last weekend was seen as a step forward for the game and for sport in general. However, there is still...

Property

Seamus Carthy appointed to REA board

Seamus Carthy appointed to REA board

A Roscommon Chartered Surveyor has been appointed to the board of national estate agency group Real Estate Alliance (REA).   Seamus Carthy of REA Seamus Carthy in Roscommon was appointed...

Farming

Bóthar heifers on the moo-ve to Romania!

Bóthar heifers on the moo-ve to Romania!

Sixteen heifers bound for Romania were given a rousing send-off recently. The heifers were donated by local farmers as part of a Bóthar project and will go to poor...

Frankly Speaking

How have we allowed this drug lord to return?

The 26th of June, 1996 is a day that is etched in the memories of every right-minded person on this island of ours, because it was the day that...

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From the kitchen table

In defence of the Irish mammy!

Yes, Irish mammies have a lot to answer for. We can probably blame them for some dodgy medical advice such as “wear two pairs of knickers in the winter...

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Paul Healy's Week

Paul Healy’s Week – 2nd December

Friday At the Club Rossie Dinner in the Hodson Bay Hotel, MC Martin McDermott ‘outs’ the popular Roscommon pub Down The Hatch. Chatting on stage to former Roscommon star Seamus Hayden –...

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Roscommon