Man dies following collision near Strokestown

Updated: Saturday, 2pm. Gardai have confirmed that a man in his 50s has died following a collision between a Motorbike and a Tractor on the N5 between Strokestown and Scramogue. The incident occurred at approximately 8pm and the motorcyclist was…

HSE downplay rumours of closure of Roscommon Mental Health Facilities

The HSE has downplay rumours that a large number of Roscommon Mental Health Facilities are set to be closed over the coming weeks. A statement released a short time ago said “The HSE National Director for Mental Health Services commissioned…

Centra launches Live Well Initiatives to benefit Irish Cancer Society

Centra ambassador and top blogger Pippa O’Connor launched Centra’s Live Well initiatives to benefit the Irish Cancer Society Action Breast Cancer programme(ABC). Picture Credit: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland Centra’s campaign aims to promotes healthy living and encourages people to Live Well…

IFA to mark 50th anniversary of the Farmers’ Rights Campaign

On October 27th, IFA President Joe Healy will lead a commemoration in Bantry to honour those who took part in the Farmers’ Rights Campaign. October 7th marked the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the Farmers’ Rights Campaign in 1966.…

Eugene Murphy – Changes to Mental Health services are “a recipe for disaster”

Fianna Fail TD Eugene Murphy is seeking urgent clarification in relation to the serious threat of closure over a number of psychiatric day centres in County Roscommon. Deputy Murphy said the impending changes to mental health services in the county…

R Time – A New Traditional Music Initiative for Teenagers

Roscommon Arts Centre has enlisted the expertise of professional musicians Alan Kelly and Steph Germia to help establish “R Time” – Roscommon traditional Irish Music Ensemble. Roscommon Arts Centre are looking for 20 young people aged 12 – 19, who…

No comment from HSE on Roscommon Mental Health facilities

There has been no statement from the HSE, Minister for Health or Junior Minister for Mental Health regarding the closure or possible downgrading of a number of Mental Health facilities in Roscommon. At a meeting on Wednesday staff at the…

1,000s to flock to Ballyleague and Lanesboro this weekend

The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross, will officially open the Taste of the Lakelands Food Festival and World Predator Boat Fishing Championships at 2:30pm. The events are already under way with the trials for the World Predator…

Roscommon in Croke Park – for Investment and Jobs November 3rd

Jazz Pharmaceuticals, myITdepartment and Castlemine Farm are just some of the successful Roscommon businesses joining other businesses across the Upper Shannon Erne region to showcase this region as a top destination for inward investment by sharing their story in Croke…

1 week to go until Charity music extravaganza

There are just 1 week to go until the great night of music in aid of Mayo Roscommon Hospice and Roscommon Palliative Care Services at Jack’s Live Venue, Roscommon town. The fund-raiser takes place next Friday, October 14th, and will…

Eugene Murphy – Alarmingly low levels of Garda reservists in locality

Fianna Fail TD Eugene Murphy has highlighted the fact that the Roscommon/Longford Garda division has the second lowest number of Garda reservists in the country and he is hopeful that plans to recruit 300 new reserves annually will have a…

Food Safety Authority temporarily close four Roscommon eateries

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland have revealed that four food businesses in County Roscommon received temporary closure orders during September. The Food Safety Authority issued a Closure Order under the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010 to Big…

Roscommon and District Football League Fixtures w/e October 9th

This weekend’s Roscommon and District Football League fixtures are spread across three days and in all Divisions. Friday October 7th The Herald RDFL Premier Division Shiven Rovers V Castlerea Celtic, 8pm Moore United V Ballymoe FC, 8:15pm Saturday October 8th…

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