Elphin

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The Health Service Executive issued advice for people living in north Roscommon and the Elphin region, saying public health officers were “aware” of Covid-19 cases. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA

A Roscommon publican, who entered his busy bar last weekend, said he had not realised he was supposed to self-isolate while awaiting the result of a c(...)

In a Word . . .

A friend in younger days would begin his party piece with; “I’m a deprived child from a disadvantaged area.” Like me, he is from Roscommon, Cinderalla(...)

 Bishop of Elphin Kevin Doran: ‘Today in Ireland, and around the world, sacrifices are being asked for what would not have been thought possible three months ago.’ File photograph: Cyril Byrne

A Catholic bishop has paid tribute to gardaí enforcing social distancing guidelines who risk being spat at “just as Christ was”. Bishop of Elphin Kev(...)

Baldoyle is not as highly developed as other coastal spots in the area. Photograph: Alan Betson

What’s so good about Baldoyle? Want to be surrounded by three beaches, but still be within a roar of Dublin city centre? This northside suburb in Dub(...)

Archdeacon of Belfast George Davison (55) has been elected as bishop of Connor

The newly elected Church of Ireland bishop of Connor is Archdeacon of Belfast George Davison (55). He succeeds Bishop Alan Abernethy, who retired at t(...)

Annie West has condemned “a recent instruction” from rector Isaac Hanna that as soon as the organist  is married he is no longer welcome at Drumcliffe or Munninane churches.

A former Church of Ireland warden at Drumcliffe, Co Sligo, has written an open letter to the rector and local bishop there protesting at the recent re(...)

Bishop-elect Rev Andrew Forster (left) interviews bishop-elect Archdeacon David McClay (right) and Canon David Brown at Willowfield Church, Belfast.

LP Hartley wrote in his 1953 novel The Go-Between that “the past is a foreign country: they do things differently there”. Increasingly Northern Irela(...)

The dog was scanned to identify the owner but it had not been microchipped as legally required. Photograph: ISPCA

A dog has been found abandoned and chained to a gate in a field along with her six newborn puppies in Co Roscommon. The two-year-old lurcher dog was (...)

Sligo Gaol

County: Sligo Incident: Jailbreak at Sligo Gaol Date: June 26th, 1920 The widow of a TD who was executed during the Civil War took her own life 14 ye(...)

Church of Ireland Archbishop Michael Jackson, speaking at Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Church of Ireland Archbishop of Dublin Michael Jackson has condemned recent incidents in which Muslim people were targeted in Ireland. In a letter to(...)

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