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Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon: “It is crucial that all sides of this debate show respect to these refugees,” says local resident Debbie Beirne.  “The people themselves should never be seen as the problem.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimon

“This is not some town down the sticks that is incapable of integration. We will work this, and could in six months’ time be seen as a shining light f(...)

Mary Gallagher: “Wouldn’t it break your heart to see Aleppo ... It’s like a broken jigsaw.” Photograph: Brian Farrell

Douglas Hyde used to pop into Gallagher’s shop on Main Street Ballaghaderreen for his morning newspaper and no doubt would have had his own views on t(...)

The 4kg bag of cyanide which was handed in to the EPA’s farm hazardous waste collection in Roscommon on Saturday. Photograph: Denis Naughten/Twitter

A farmer in Roscommon safely disposed of 4kg of cyanide over the weekend, “enough to wipe out most of the county”. The farmer, who had kept the highl(...)

Some of the larger boats on the Shannon cost upwards of €2,000 to hire weekly in high season. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

If the Wild Atlantic Way has revitalised parts of the northwest and the east coast hopes to emulate that success with Ireland’s Ancient East, what abo(...)

Pádraig Mulligan with Frank Giblin and Colin McCusker in Mulligan’s Hardware and Bar, Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The woman was a stranger to Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon, that night about two years ago. It was quiet, and dark. The visitor was surprised. “Everybo(...)

Minister for Housing Simon Coveney: the investment  is part of wider commitment to deliver social housing. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Social housing to be supplied through public-private partnerships will see about 450 new homes built in eight locations around the country. Minister(...)

The Dublin team stand for the national anthem before playing Roscommon in Carrick-on-Shannon. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Perception is everything. When Dublin and Donegal met in their regular league fixture in Croke Park on Easter Saturday night, the shorthand version o(...)

Dean Rock finds the net for Dublin against Roscommon in Carrick-on-Shannon, Leitrim, after the game was switched from Dr Hyde Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Sometimes it feels like you could power a small town on the GAA’s imperviousness to logic. The weekend’s doings in the hurling and football leagues th(...)

A stewart tries to clear water before the Roscommon and Mayo game in Hyde Park last weekend. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The Roscommon county board have confirmed that Sunday’s game between the Connacht county and All-Ireland champions Dublin has been moved from Hyde Par(...)

A 40-year-old man died in a two car crash in Co Roscommon and a man in his 30s died in Co Meath when his motorcycle collided with a car.

A 40-year-old man has died following a two-car crash in Co Roscommon on Sunday. Gardaí said the collision happened at Carramore, near Roscommon town,(...)

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