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Roscommon News – the week that was, August 8th

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A brief round-up of the most read Roscommon news stories on during the past seven days as well as some which you may have missed.

Picture Credit: Collins Boyd Engineers/Roscommon GAA

Our Five Most Read Roscommon News Headlines

#5 Michael Fitzmaurice reminded Gardai of the importance of local intelligence and a local presence following the capture of a rural crime gang.

#3 A new knitting initiative at the Plunkett Nursing Unit Day Care Service in Boyle proved to be of great interest to readers.

Most Read #4, #2 and #1. Three of the top four most read items here last week related to the arrests and charging of three Roscommon residents in relation to an alleged assault in Carrick on Shannon last month.

Six things you may have missed

Work is progressing well on the new pitch at Dr Hyde Park. You can read more about the project here.

There are 3,179 people in County Roscommon on the Live Register as of the end of July, according to figures released by the CSO. This was an increase of 79 compared to June

According to the Society of Irish Motor industry, new car sales in Roscommon are up year-on-year by over 30% compared to 2015 figures. 1,272 were sold up to the end of July compared to 969 last year.

Another sign of “green shoots” is the news that according to Roscommon County Council management report 133 valid planning applications were lodged during the second quarter of this year, compared to 92 in the same period in 2015.

Boyle has been selected as a pilot town for a “new age friendly initiative“. The aim of the project is to bring a number of relevant agencies together to promote and maintain the best possible health and well-being of older people, and to make our County Roscommon a great place to grow up and grow old in.

And finally, in news from local Gardaí Superintendent Aidan Foley formerly of the Castlerea district has been transferred to the Ballinasloe district. He has been replaced by Superintendent James Boyle, who has transferred from Cavan.