Funding approved for major realignment of N61 north of Roscommon town

Funding has been approved for the latest phase of the upgrading of the N61 just north of Roscommon town as far as Coolteige Cross Roads. The proposed development will be a 2.5km long standard Single Carriageway. Although no start date…

No joy for Elphin GAA performers at All-Ireland Scór Sinsear Finals

Despite another great performance our Scór Sinsear Leiriu actors missed out on the All-Ireland title. Reaching two successive finals was a great achievement and hopefully they will be back next year. Well done to Micheál Gunn who was the selected…

Malachy “Mallick” Reddington RIP, late of Curraghboy

Tuesday May 9th, suddenly, at University Hospital Galway. Malachy “Mallick” Reddington RIP, late of Rackins, Curraghboy. Deeply regretted by his loving brothers Sean (Dublin), Gerard (Longford), Tom (Galway), Brendan (Ashbourne), sisters Kathleen Fuller (England), Sr Maura RSM (Roscommon), Rita Roughneen…

Citizens Assembly calls on Roscommon people to make submissions

The Citizens Assembly is inviting members of the public, representative groups and citizen organisations in Roscommon to make a submission on the second topic the Assembly will consider ‘How we respond to the Challenges and Opportunities of an Ageing Population’.…

Over 130 Roscommon Farmers have still not received 2016 GLAS Payments

Local Fianna Fáil TD Eugene Murphy has hit out at Minister Michael Creed for failing to meet his own targets of having all 2016 GLAS payments made by the end of April. Eugene Murphy said that the latest figures obtained…

Colm Kelly RIP, late of Kiltoom

Tuesday 9th May, peacefully, at Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe. Colm Kelly RIP, late of Glanduff, Kiltoom and formerly of Australia. He will be sadly missed by his brother Paddy, sisters Theresa Gleeson and Annie O’Connor, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends in…

Basic Payment Scheme deadline fast approaching

IFA Deputy President Richard Kennedy has reminded farmers that the deadline for 2017 Basic Payment Scheme applications is next Monday, May 15th. Mr. Kennedy urged all farmers to ensure they get their applications in on time. The IFA is encouraging…

St Michaels GAA update May 10th

Mens Football Our Intermediate team did not get the start they had hoped for in this year’s championship when they suffered defeat at the hands of St. Dominic’s at a sun soaked Orchard Park on Sunday. The focus now shifts…

St Barrys GAA Under 16s Team do double

It was a good week for our Under 16 teams, with trophies secured by both our Girls & Boys teams. It began with our Under 16 Girls beating neighbours Strokestown to secure the Division 3B Championship on Thursday. St. Barry’s…

Michael Fitzmaurice TD – “AIB should be kept in public hands”

Speaking during a Dáil debate last night local Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice said he believes that “any proposal to sell off AIB back into the private sector should be voted on in the Dáil”. Michael Fitzmaurice also said that in…

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