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‘I have lost 25 acres of land. My life is totally devastated’

‘I have lost 25 acres of land. My life…

July 21, 2016 by Eoghan Young-Murphy

Rahara village will be submerged in water this winter and long-standing residents will lose their homes, a public meeting was told on Monday night.  ...

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‘Rooskey was always about the characters…the people, the faces’

‘Rooskey was always about the characte…

July 21, 2016 by Audrey Healy

As the second annual Rooskey Heritage Festival begins (July 22-24th inclusive), AUDREY HEALY has been speaking to some locals about attempts to revive a proud...

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Concerns raised over ‘thousands’ of dead fish at Castleplunkett

Concerns raised over ‘thousands’ of de…

July 21, 2016 by Eoghan Young-Murphy

Fears have been expressed this week that thousands of dead fish are located in a turlough at Castleplunkett and could contaminate local drinking water. ...

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Lifestyle

Your day by day guide to Castlerea Festival 2016  ...

Your day by day guide to Castlerea Festival 2016 ...

Wednesday, July 27th The 28th annual Castlerea Festival will get underway with a Grand Opening Parade through the streets of the town on Wednesday, July 27th, at 8 pm.   This...

Sport

Rossies must win shoot-out in last chance saloon

Rossies must win shoot-out in last chance saloon

All-Ireland SFC Qualifiers: Roscommon v Clare at Pearse Stadium Galway on Saturday at 3 pm It’s a long way past Clare from here! Previewing major football games is a very dangerous...

Property

Superior bungalow with large workshop on 1.5 acres

Superior bungalow with large workshop on 1.5 acres

Oates Auctioneers are this week offering at Convent Road, Roscommon town a unique property comprising a five bedroomed bungalow, large 6,500 sq. ft. fully serviced warehouse and yard associated...

Farming

Sheep chairman: ‘Farmers opposed to EID for lambs’

Sheep chairman: ‘Farmers opposed to EID for lambs’

Mr. Michael Glennon, Roscommon IFA Sheep Chairman, said sheep farmers are strongly opposed to compulsory EID for lambs and the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed must insist that EID...

Frankly Speaking

A great day for Galway – our jinx…

I’m up early enough on Sunday morning, fully refreshed after an early non-alcoholic Saturday night, but even though I have the ticket for the match in Castlebar safely in...

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From the kitchen table

Unlike Leadsom, I don’t flag motherhood as my unique…

Following years of male rule, I became interested at the prospect of a strong female leader for our neighbours across the water, feeling that, in a time of heightened...

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Paul Healy's Week

Paul Healy's Week - 15th July 2016

Tattoos, trolleys and dignity denied Paul Healy on a visit to A&E in Portiuncula which just happened to fall five years to the day since the closure of Roscommon A&E… Every day ...

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Roscommon