€14,000 allocated to Castlerea Demense Playground

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Dr Katherine Zappone TD, has announced that €14,000 has been awarded to Roscommon County Council for enhancements to the Playground in Castlerea Demense. Roscommon is one of 22 Local Authorities to benefit from…

Michael Fitzmaurice TD – “‘Farmers cannot be penalised for fires they didn’t light”

“Recent comments from Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture Andrew Doyle on the matter, and news yesterday that illegally burnt land must be withdrawn from the 2017 Basic Payment Scheme applications must be clarified as they are causing…

100 competitiors confirmed for All-Ireland Sheep Shearing

Over 100 shearers are set to compete in 19 categories – including the six nations wool handling – at the Kepak All-Ireland Sheep Shearing & Wool Handling Championships across two days in Kiltoom this June Bank Holiday Weekend. The closing…

Eugene Murphy TD raises issue of local burglaries in the Dáil

Fianna Fáil TD Eugene Murphy raised the issue of rural crime with An Taoiseach Enda Kenny with reference to a spate of burglaries in the Tulsk/Roscommon area in the past week. Eugene Murphy raised the matter under Questions on Promised…

€200,000 prize fund for Topaz Cash for Clubs 2017

Picture Credit: ©INPHO/James Crombie Topaz, Ireland’s leading fuel and convenience retailer, has partnered with two of Ireland’s leading sportspeople, Kevin McManamon and Bríd Stack, to officially launch Cash for Clubs 2017 and encourage people throughout Roscommon to go the extra…

Eddie McEvilly Somers RIP, late of Creagh

Thursday 18th May, peacefully surrounded by his family in the wonderful care of the staff at the Galway Hospice. Eddie McEvilly Somers RIP, late of Culleen, Creagh. He will be sadly missed by his much loved wife Ann Marie, adored…

5 Roscommon Properties sold at May Allsop Auction

Two Lots of Roscommon properties sold at the latest Allsop On-Line Auction, which took places yesterday and today. The auction featured a range of properties from residential to commercial and the following is a breakdown of the Roscommon properties fared.…

Virgin Media calls on Roscommon entrepreneurs to enter Voom Pitch and win €6,000

Richard Branson has called on Roscommon entrepreneurs to enter Ireland and the UK’s largest pitching competition, Voom Pitch, as the competition takes to the road for the first time ever since its inception in 2011. Over the next six months,…

Locals react to Enda Kenny’s resignation; sides taken in race to find successor

Local Politicians have paid tribute to An Taoiseach Enda Kenny who announced his decision to step down as Fine Gael leader yesterday. In addition, local Fine Gael representatives have been taking sides in the race to succeed the Mayo man.…

Jacqueline “Jackie” Finneran (née Mathers) RIP, late of Boyle

Wednesday 17th May, peacefully at University Hospital Sligo, surrounded by her family. Jacqueline “Jackie” Finneran (née Mathers) RIP, late of Ballymore West, Boyle and formerly Newry, Co. Down. Predeceased by her mother Kay. Sadly missed by her husband John, daughter…

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