County Roscommon

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Genealogists have long memories, it’s almost the job definition. So many Irish researchers of a certain age, myself included, will feel a frisson o(...)

Sales of bottled water have shot up in Roscommon amid concerns that the boil water restriction could remain in place until the system gets a clean bill of health, possibly not for several weeks. Photograph: IStockphoto

A total of 13 cases of cryptosporidiosis have so far been diagnosed in Roscommon following a water contamination outbreak. Up to 6,000 pe(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny with Jim O’Sullivan, organising committee, Beara-Breifne Way (left) and Michael Starrett, chief executive, Heritage Council (right) at the launch of the Beara-Breifne Way Heritage Stamps and Walking Passport for the longest walking trail in Ireland. Photograph: Gary O’ Neill

ÓRLA RYAN SEVERAL LOCAL groups have come together to undertake Ireland’s largest ever community based project – a 500km walkway. B(...)

Unemployment, housing and poverty: all areas where younger people have been hit harder.

Those aged under 45 have been affected “dramatically” more by the property crash and recession than those 45 and over, according to a new resea(...)

Cloverhill Prison in west Dublin has a capacity of 431 held  but held over 500 inmates at times last year, according to Prison Visiting Committee reports published today. Photograph: Collins.

Overcrowding, staffing levels and the presence of tuberculosis (TB) are among concerns raised by visiting committees to three prisons in 2012, (...)

Outgoing Bishop of Kerry Dr Bill Murphy.

Anne Lucey A 56-year-old parish priest in Roscommon is to be the new Bishop of Kerry. Raymond A Browne, a graduate of St Patrick’s (...)

Senator Ivana Bacik, a prominent campaigner on this issue, welcomed the publication of the draft legislation. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The heads of the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill have been widely welcomed within the Labour Party. At the week(...)

April’s values follow on from one of the coldest months of March for 50 years. Above, dead lambs lie in the snow as farmers search for trapped sheep in snow drifts in the Aughafatten area of Co Antrim on March 26th last. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

Last month was the coldest April for 24 years in the north and west of the country as the exceptionally cold spring continues. Temperat(...)

A file image of Fianna Fáil leader Michael Martin. His  party has welcomed the publication of the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill in language that suggests it might support the  legislation.  Photograph: PA

Fianna Fáil has hinted that its leadership may take a different stance to its membership on the proposed legislation to make abortion permissib(...)

Micheál Martin, at the Fianna Fáil ardfheis. During a session on party finances at the ardfheis, financial controller David Burke said the party’s debt was currently at €1.2 million, down from €1.7 million last year and Fianna Fáil was required to repay €500,000 every year.

The party wants to build a “war chest” of €1.5 million for next year’s local and European elections and a further €2 million for the g(...)

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