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Minister: ‘Rosalie decision won’t be dictated by politics’

Minister: ‘Rosalie decision won’t be d…

February 15, 2018 by Paul Healy

  In what will be seen as a major setback for the campaign opposing its closure, the Minister for Mental Health stated on Wednesday morning that...

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Rosalie: The people fight back!

Rosalie: The people fight back!

February 15, 2018 by Dan Dooner

  Ministers to meet Rosalie delegation   Following last Thursday night’s public meeting on the future of the Rosalie Unit in Castlerea, which was held shortly after family...

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Rosalie Unit: Dan Connaughton’s story

Rosalie Unit: Dan Connaughton’s story

February 15, 2018 by Dan Dooner

    Dan Connaughton is a resident at the Rosalie Unit in Castlerea. He’ll be 70-years-old next June. Dan has suffered from psychiatric illness since the age...

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Lifestyle

Viral sensation Donna for arts centre

Viral sensation Donna for arts centre

  Following singer Donna Taggart’s whirlwind global success with ‘Jealous of the Angels’ which has now reached over 100 million views on Facebook and has topped the charts in a host of countries across the world, it’s...

Sport

Stuttering Rossies meet in form Tribesmen

Stuttering Rossies meet in form Tribesmen

  Connacht FBD League Final Roscommon v Galway at Dr Hyde Park on Sunday at 2.30 pm This is probably a match that neither team needs in the middle of a gruelling...

Property

Up, up, up…to almost €200,000 a house

Up, up, up…to almost €200,000 a house

    Four-bedroomed houses in Roscommon are now averaging almost €200,000, according to new survey…   The average price for a four-bedroomed house in County Roscommon in the second half of 2017 was €196,667.  ...

Farming

Callaghan: Fodder Scheme ‘a cocktail of bureaucracy’

Callaghan: Fodder Scheme ‘a cocktail of bureaucracy’

  Fine Gael Councillor Liam Callaghan has described the new fodder scheme as “a cocktail of bureaucracy”.   He said that many farmers are disappointed with the amount of paperwork and third...

Frankly Speaking

The painful truth about how we treat some of our…

  It’s a very cold snowy Sunday morning, and even though I shouldn’t tell you, I don’t always make it to Sunday Mass, but yesterday, despite the treacherous road conditions that...

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From the kitchen table

Why I’m troubled by allegations concerning day care centre…

  It’s a common fact that children are cared for primarily by their parents. However, as we know, thousands of children across this country happily attend a daily childcare facility of...

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Paul Healy's Week

Cap-tivating: The brothers defend Fortress Healy-Rae

  Wednesday (and all week) Word is that MacSharry v Healy-Rae brothers in the Dáil is gone viral. I check it out on online and while the row is certainly ‘very lively’...

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Roscommon