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The National Famine Museum at Strokestown Park, which has been closed for redevelopment, will set out to tell the story of the “great hunger”.

Ireland’s first national surfing centre, a major famine museum and the development of the world’s oldest stone-walled fields are among seven new touri(...)

Removing the sign from former Bank of Ireland building  in Strokestown. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

AS A ROSCOMMON TOWN LOSES ITS LAST BANK BRANCH, THE RECENT STORIES BEHIND THREE VACANT BUILDINGS CHART a DECLINE playing out in irish market towns (...)

The men are being questioned at Longford Garda station.

Two men have been arrested after a man was allegedly stabbed in the face during a violent row in Longford last night. It’s understood a Lithuanian ma(...)

Gardaí are appealing for anyone who may have information in relation to this collision to contact them. File photograph: The Irish Times

A man in his 30s has died after his car collided with a lorry in Co Roscommon on Monday morning. The incident occurred on the N5 at Cloonfree, Strok(...)

Strokestown residents Shane Lynskey and Annette Feeley: Their local branch of Bank of Ireland is to close in September.

News that two Bank of Ireland branches, less than 12km apart, are to close in Co Roscommon was met with anger and disappointment in the towns of Strok(...)

There were 42 enforcement orders served last year in comparison to 125 in 2019. Photograph: iStock

There was a 67 per cent decrease in the number of enforcement orders served on businesses for breaches of food safety legislation in 2020. The Food (...)

Joe Madden, Enterprise Ireland in-company R&D supports manager. Photograph: Shane O’Neill, SON Photographic

The Covid-19 pandemic hasn’t put a dampener on innovation activity in Irish companies – if demand for Enterprise Ireland’s Agile Innovation Fund is an(...)

Gillian O’Brien: “It is unusual to go to a general history site and not to be told something about 1916 even though 1916 took place geographically in very few places.”  Photograph: Alistair Daniel

Author Gillian O’Brien felt that there was a tendency towards a ‘traditional’ telling of history in Ireland, and set out to find the darkness in he(...)

In 2018 the house was the scene of an attack on security men employed to secure it. They were forced from the property by a group of masked men and several vehicles were burned. File photograph: Brian Farrell

A High Court judge has said any person occupying a farm in Co Roscommon after 6pm on Sunday is likely to find themselves being jailed for contempt. M(...)

David McGann of Falsk, Strokestown, Co Roscommon, outside the Four Courts last week. Photograph: Collins Courts

Three siblings released from custody last Friday after agreeing to vacate their repossessed home in Co Roscommon had failed to make contact with their(...)

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