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Roscommon News – the week that was, October 17th

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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.

Our Five Most Read Roscommon News Headlines

#5 The surprise news that Nigel Dineen had withdrawn from the Roscommon Senior Football Team Manager Race.

#4 Castlerea student Katie Kenny honoured by NUI Galway.

#3 There was lots of interest in the preview of the Senior and Under 16 Camogie Finals.

#2 20 Roscommon lads found a replacement “Stag” for the weekend following a nationwide appeal.

#1 And the most read Roscommon news item last week was “Two Roscommon businesses have been shortlisted for the prestigious Irish Auto Trade Awards”

Other Roscommon news stories you may have missed – The week in numbers

11 – The number of Gardai serving in the Roscommon-Longford District who have suffered injury in the line of duty this year.

56 – 5,500 Roscommon Farmers shared €56 Million in EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) subsidies last year according to figures released by the Department of Agriculture.

2,866 – the number of Roscommon people on the “Live Register” (in receipt of unemployment benefits) during September. This was down 292 on the August Figure.

You can catch up on our round-up of the weekend’s local sports news here.