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Cllr Michael Mulligan, Dr Martin Garvey and Micheal Frain on The Square,  Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon. Photograph: Mick McCormack.

It has been just over a year since the first group of Syrian refugees arrived at the Emergency Reception and Orientation Centre (EROC) in Ballaghaderr(...)

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten:  has accused health authorities of trying to replicate the past in Roscommon by closing another care facility, this time in Castlerea. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten has accused health authorities of trying to replicate the past in Roscommon by closing another care facilit(...)

Abortion pill: Health officials have met the Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and the Irish College of General Practitioners to discuss the options. Photograph: Ute Grabowsky/Photothek via Getty

Medical professionals will be able to object to the administration of terminations under Government proposals. Minister for Health Simon Harris has c(...)

Many of the residents of the Rosalie unit at Áras Naomh Chaolain in Castlerea suffer from Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. Photograph: Getty

Concern has been expressed that the HSE may have reneged on a 2015 promise to keep open a facility in Co Roscommon for elderly people with mental heal(...)

Theatre-maker Grace Dyas called on those who were on the Gate Theatre’s board at the same time as Michael Colgan to step down. Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister for Culture Heather Humphreys has announced a number of measures to address sexual harassment and abuse of power in the arts and culture sect(...)

Minister of State for Health Finian McGrath:  said he will launch a public consultation to allow  older people, their families and healthcare workers to have a say in the process. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Department of Health is involved in a “detailed process” to determine what type of home care scheme is best for Ireland, Minister of State Finian (...)

Leo Varadkar speaks to media before the Streets of Dublin race at the CHQ Building in Dublin. Photo by Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

Leo Varadkar, who is in pole position to become Fine Gael leader and Taoiseach, has said he wants Ireland to be a country that rewards work. The Mini(...)

Varadkar has been preparing for years, his team for months. Numerous people have been involved , but most were in the dark about who else was involved. Everyone fed back to him, but only a select handful knew the full plan

It was as good as it would get for Simon Coveney as he walked down Dublin’s Mount Street to hand in his nomination papers at Fine Gael headquarters on(...)

Ballaghaderreen cigar-manufacturing plant ECMI will close in May and move its operations to Sri Lanka with a loss of 38 jobs. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar has said Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon is “very much on the radar” after news this week of 38 job losses i(...)

Exclusive Cigar Manufacturers Ireland  opened in Ballaghaderreen in 1978  and has been a large local employer since. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A cigar-manufacturing plant in Co Roscommon will close in May and move its operations to Sri Lanka with a loss of 38 jobs for the town of Ballaghaderr(...)

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