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Roscommon News round-up April 8th

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Here’s a round-up of the Roscommon News stories which occurred today, Friday April 8th.

The trials of Leszek Sychulec and Andrzej Gruchacz for the murder of Patryk Krupa at Bogganfin, Athlone in June 2014 and of Matthew Gralton, Mount Prospect, Roscommon and Ross Allen, who both stand accused of murder for their alleged part in the killing of Christy Daly over two years ago, have been adjourned for the weekend and will resume on Monday morning.

Possible Strike Action

Council Staff are set to ballot on whether to proceed with Strike Action following a meeting of clerical and administrative staff, technicians, library staff and managers at all levels at Roscommon County Council yesterday.
The main issue, according to Assistant General Secretary of IMPACT trade union Padraig Mulligan is that there has been significant changes made to work locations and conditions without consultation.

Country awaits next Government

Roscommon Galway Independent Deputy Denis Naughten is calling on Fine Gael and Fianna Fail to sit down this weekend and try to resolve the current impasse. He says the two largest parties, who hold the majority of seats in the Dáil, have a duty and responsibility to get back together and agree a deal which will see a stable government being formed.
In related news, Michael Fitzmaurice will appear on tonight’s edition of The Late Late Show

Search continues

The search for missing Kiltoom man Anthony Henehan will commence from Calasanctius College, Oranmore at 10:30am. Full details here

Lough Funshinagh Flooding continues

The home of the O’Meara family, Ballagh, Knockcroghery, has been surrounded with five to six feet of water from the nearby turlough Lough Funshinagh for the past twelve weeks. and friends and family members have been manning pumps on a 24/7 basis in a bid to save their home. Anyone wishing to help man the pumps during any of the following time slots is asked to text their details and preferred time slot to (087) 3552383 – Saturday 12pm – 4pm, Sunday 12pm – 4pm or 4pm – 8pm, Monday 00:00 – 4am or 8am – 12 noon.

Margaret’s Bread is best again

A poll conducted by Dairygold has found that “Margaret’s Loaf” is Ireland’s favourite bread. This is the second prize that Margaret Sexton has won for her recipe – last year she won the Aldi, NPA, ICA National Brown Bread Making Competition and as a result her recipe was mass produced and is now stocked in Aldi Stores.


Both of tonight’s games in the Roscommon and District Football League have been postponed due to unplayable pitches.

Gaelic Games

Roscommon Senior Footballer Cathal Cregg has been ratified as a member of the GPA National Executive

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