Managing flood risk in Carrick on Shannon - Part 2

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The CFRAM study has arrived at final options to protect urban areas from flooding in the future. As engineers meet with the public in Carrick on Shannon, Let's Talk comes live from the Chamber of Commerce in the town with guests.

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Following a number of consultations days on the Shannon CFRAM st...

 

Let's Talk launches the first 1,000 hours group

MaryClaire is joined on Let's Talk by Glenamaddy's Gerry Hussey,...

 

Warren Reilly on his experiences at Portiuncula Hospital Ballinasloe

Warren Reilly from Loughrea spoke to MaryClaire about the death ...

 

Community Foundation for Ireland honor Jim and Adeline Callery

Founder of Strokestown's Westward Scania operation, Jim and Adel...

 

HSE reveals deficiencies in maternity services in Ballinaloe

The HSE has confirmed that the five babies that suffered oxygen ...

 

Office of Public Works begins series of public consultations on flooding along River Shannon

MaryClaire speaks to the Project Manager of the CFRAM study, Jos...

 

Sliabh Bán Community Group reacts to news that work on the controversial wind farm is to start in Spring

MaryClaire speaks to Mike De Jong of the Sliabh Bán Community G...

 

BT Young Scientists - Templemichael College

Michael O' Rourke, Deputy Principle of Templemichael College, Lo...

 

BT Young Scientists - Lanesboro Community College

We hear from Mark Lyons of Lanesboro Community College about his...

 

BT Young Scientists Group Runners Up - Carrick on Shannon Community School

MaryClaire speaks to Patrick Sweeney live from the RDS about his...

 

The insolvency process is being made easier to access - and cheaper too!

The insolvency service of Ireland this week released its annual ...

 

BT Young Scientists - CBS Roscommon

MaryClaire speaks to Dan Butt of the CBS in Roscommon about his ...

 

Paris reels from shock of terror attack at magazine headquarters

The events in Paris this week, where 12 people working at magazi...

 

Paris reels from shock of terror attack at magazine headquarters

The events in Paris this week, where 12 people working at magazi...

 

Ballinlough's Sean Finan declares his intention to run for Macra na Feirme Presidency

Ballinlough native, Sean Finan, current Vice President of Macra ...

 

SIPTU outlines why its members at Roscommon County Council are taking industrial action

Outdoor and Engineering staff at Roscommon County Council have s...

 

HSE Manager provides update on improvements at St Patrick's Hospital, Carrick on Shannon

This week, HIQA published its latest inspection of St Patrick’...

 

Students take their lives in their hands on Athlone bypass

It’s emerged that a group of secondary school pupils in Athlon...

 

Cllr Ivan Connaughton outlines his grievances with Fianna Fail party leadership

Cllr Ivan Connaughton outlines why he is calling for Fianna Fail...

 

Roscommon Cllrs react to colleagues' calls for Michael Martin's resignation

In this weeks Roscommon People newspaper, Fianna Fail Cllr Ivan ...

 

Look forward to a new era for the North West as the Quinn name is restored

After a lengthy takeover bid, Quinn Business Retention Company (...

 

Two Shannonside 'ghost' estates are sold for over 550k and 850k - why so much?

It’s not that long since we were wondering if there was ever g...

 

Let’s Talk live from St Mel’s Cathedral in Longford

Ahead of the reopening of the restored St Mel’s Cathedral in L...

 

Roscommon anti pylon pressure group sceptical of Eirgrid's plans for more open consultation

The national grid operator Eirgrid says its hope to improve thei...

 

Roscommon Carers Association react with horror to events at Aras Attracta

It was a dark week for carers with the revelations of abuse of c...

 

Why not pay for water - the story of Group Water Schemes

With the anti water charge protests taking place this week, Mary...

 

The teachers point of view - why junior cert marking will not work!

This week secondary school teachers from across the Shannonside ...

 

Why are we not seeing a drop in petrol prices at the pumps?

While we hear about the ongoing fall in global oil prices, the q...

 

Tiernan Dolan exhibits his photographic history of the restoration of St. Mel's Cathederal

A special photo exhibition on the Restoration of St Mel's Cathed...

 

Keadue's Pairic Noone is honored by President Higgins

The success of Keadue in North Roscommon in national and interna...

 

Chair of Atheist group responds to Bishop Doran's comments on same sex marriage

Having listened to Dr Kevin Doran, Bishop of Elphin on Let's Tal...

 

Bishop of Elphin, Dr Kevin Doran on same sex marriage

Fresh from his address to the Iona Institute in Roscommon, Bisho...

 

Launch of Triple P Parent programme - evaluation of last 4 years

The Triple P Parenting Programme was set up in 2010 in Longford ...

 

Áirc - a new organsation supporting parents of chlidren with disabilites or special needs comes to the Shannonside reigon

Áirc - a new organsation supporting parents of chlidren with di...

 

Everybody can play their part to help victims of domestic violence against women

This week marks the beginning of 16 days of Action Against Viole...

 

Lakelands Windfarm Information Group remains cautious about prospective developments in the Midlands

Anti-wind campaigners say they're still concerned about the deve...

 

Dr Ciaran Reilly, NUI Maynooth, launches his new book 'Strokestown and the Great Irish Famine'

A new book, Strokestown and the Great Irish Famine' by Dr Ciaran...

 

Garda Mounted Unit come to Longford

This week, the Garda Mounted Unit came to Longford. Garda Nives ...

 

Longford Chamber of Commerce calls says overhaul of rates system is long overdue

Fintan McGill, Chamber President tells MaryClaire that he's hap...

 

Roscommon Chamber of Commerce calls for 2% reduction in rates

MaryClaire speaks to Declan Molloy, President of Roscommon Chamb...

 

Amanda Mooney from Inland Fisheries Ireland talks about the re-opening of the hot water stretch at Lanesborough and ongoing plans to dredge the bed of the river

There's been good news this week about the re-opening of the Sha...

 

Longford Fianna Fail Cllr Seamus Butler says the incident in Longford town this week involving a woman being assaulted and falsely imprisoned in her own car is a "bizarre, once off incident"

Longford FF Cllr Seamus Butler is reassuring people that Longfor...

 

Report by Mary Mullins on Chris O'Dowd's Freedom of Roscommon ceremony in King House Boyle

Report by Mary Mullins on Chris O'Dowd's Freedom of Roscommon ce...

 

A cancer survivor choir has been formed in Roscommon in recent months, called "Something to Sing About" and they're inviting more people to join them

Lousie Keegan from the cancer survivor choir in Roscommon town e...

 

Dr Michael Millane from Inland Fisheries Ireland speaks about their discovery of asian clam in the Shannon at Lanesboro last month, and their plans to try to contain the infestation

Inland Fisheries has published a report on a survey carried out ...

 

Plans for the new cycle bridge across the river Shannon as part of the Dublin to Galway greenway were outlined to members of the Athlone Municipal District at their monthly meeting recently

Westmeath Council Director of Services Barry Kehoe talks about t...

 

Second Roscommon South Leitrim by-election debate on Let's Talk

By-election candidates Maura Hopkins, Martin Kenny, Tom Crosby, ...

 

First of two special by-election debates on issues in Roscommon South Leitrim

Anne Norris was joined in studio today by Ivan Connaughton of FF...

 

Chief Supt Padraig Rattigan talks about the challenges involved in policing a rural division like Longdford/Roscommon

With concerns about what appears to be less and less Gardai avai...

 

Chief Supt Padraig Rattigan talks about the challenges involved in policing a rural division like Longdford/Roscommon

With concerns about what appears to be less and less Gardai avai...

 

Chief Supt Padraig Rattigan talks about the challenges involved in policing a rural division like Longford/Roscommon

With concerns about what appears to be less and less Gardai avai...

 

Paul Melia, Environment Correspondent with the Irish Independent gives an overview of the water charges announcement made on Tuesday by the CER

Paul Melia, Environment Correspondent with the Irish Independent...

 

Second part of extended interview with Elizabeth Arnett on the new forms being sent to every household in advance of water charge billing by the company, the first of which are due to be issued in a few months time

Elizabeth Arnett from Irish Water talks about the forms the comp...

 

Elizabeth Arnett from Irish Water talks about the work they will be carrying out in Roscommon to address the water quality issues there

Elizabeth Arnett, Irish Water, talks about their decision to put...

 

John Mc Dermot talking about why he is going forward again in the Roscommon/Sth Leitrim by-election

Chairman of the Roscommon Hospital Action Committee John Mc Derm...

 

Let's Talk tribute to Albert Reynolds

The death of Albert Reynolds was announced on Thursday the 21st ...

 

Sir John Major

The former British Prime Minister who was the co-author of the D...

 

The Bus is back: Wharton's resumes much needed service between Longford Town and Cavan

Wharton’s bus resumed its service in the last two weeks after ...

 

The EPA is considering prosecuting Irish Water over the poor water quality in Co Roscommon.

The Environmental Protection Agency has said it may prosecute Ir...

 

Rev Peadar Dalton who's originally from Tulsk in Roscommon, met Holloywood actor Robin Williams some years ago and was delighted to perform his marriage ceremony to his wife Susan almost three years ago

Rev Peadar Dalton who's originally from Killina, Tulsk in Co Ros...

 

A Dublin based so-called "graffiti gang" may have been behind the weekend attack on rail carriages at Longford railway station

The four people arrested in Longford this weekend in connection ...

 

Cllr Seamus Butler is asking that the Criminal Assets Bureau investigate recent "blatant displays of wealth"

Longford Fianna Fail Cllr Seamus Butler is calling for the Crimi...

 

The National Broadband Scheme is ending on the 25th of this month, and Three.ie have been writing to customers in the areas advising them of contract changes as a result

The end of the National Broadband Scheme this month means that c...

 

Roscommon FG Cllr Maura Hopkins talks to Anne Norris about her decision to contest the Fine Gael selection convention on the 2nd of September

Roscommon Cllr Maura Hopkins who is newly elected to Roscommon C...

 

Paul Melia, Environmental Correspondent with the Irish Independent gives an overview of the water charges proposals from the Commission for Energy Regulation

The CER has published proposals today on how they believe people...

 

Laura McKeon, a parent of three young girls who wear glasses says the transfer of eye patients from Longford to Mullingar and Athlone is going to cause serious problems for her and other parents in the same circumstances.

Laura Mc Keon, a Longford parent came into the Let's Talk studio...

 

Cllr Orla Leyden says she is not going to try to contest national politics over the next few years becuase she does not want to miss out on being able to care for her 7 year old daughter

Orla Leyden would have been widely regarded as a serious contend...

 

The Wind Turbine Action Group in South Roscommon has won their bid to overturn a decision by An Bord Pleanala to grant permission to two wind farms by Gaeltech Energy Developments Ltd

The Wind Turbine Action Group in South Roscommon has won a histo...

 

Some interim changes are to be made for paid parking in Longford town as part of measures to try to encourage people to shop more in the town, and Mark McNerney Administrative Officer with Longford MD has been explaining them to Denise Canavan.

Changes to be made to paid parking in Longford town include the ...

 

Elaine Harney, mother of missing man Chris Harney has been talking about their efforts to search for him and get any information they can

Chris Harney, who is 22 years old has not been heard of since he...

 

Damien Tansey, Solicitor for Michael Kivlehan, whose wife died four years ago, just days after giving birth at Sligo General Hospital

The solicitor of Michael Kivlehan from Dromahair in Co Leitrim, ...

 

"Martin" is a farmer from Co Galway who found himself in dire straits a few years ago after investing heavily in the business just before the economic collapse.

A public meeting is being held in the Loughrea Hotel and Spa on ...

 

Caroline Mc Guigan of the Suicide or Survive group talks about their "Wellness Workshops"

Caroline Mc Guigan from "Suicide or Survive" talks about the ne...

 

Cllr Rachel Doherty talks about her decision not to put her name forward for the Roscommon FF convention for the by-election

Roscommon Cllr Rachel Doherty caused surprise this week when she...

 

Roscommon Cllr Eugene Murphy on Let's Talk, being asked about his intentions for the Roscomon/Sth Leitrim by-election

The opening salvo for the Roscommon/Sth Leitrim by-election coul...

 

Cllr Ivan Connaughton is declaring his intention to contest the FF selection convention for the Roscommon/Sth Leitrim by-election

Fianna Fail will hold it's selection convention for the Roscommo...

 

Kelley Hynes, Longford ISPCA centre

The ISPCA national headquarters at Kenagh in Longford is asking ...

 

Orbus Theatre Production Company is a new venture in Co Longford and which is currently staging the US classic "The trip to Bountiful" at the old Convent premises in Newtownforbes

"The trip to Bountiful" is an American classic about an elderly ...

 

Roscommon Solstice Choir will perform in Roscommon this weekend

The Roscommon Solstice Choir is a huge success story, having bee...

 

Roscommon Womens Network, Project Co-ordinator, Nora Fahy, talks about concerns for the future of the network

A meeting has been called for the Roscommon Women's Network and ...

 

Abbott Diagnostic employees recount their recent experience working as volunteers in Tanzania

Kenneth Gilsenan and Eimear McGlade who both work with Abbott Di...

 

Geraldine Talty who is one of two Vice Presidents of the INMO, talks about the high numbers of patients on trolleys at Tullamore hospital over the past several months

The "trolley watch" figures, provided daily by the INMO, showing...

 

St Christopher's in Longford celebrated it's first green flag award yesterday

A special ceremony was held at St Christopher's school in Longfo...

 

Ken Fallon talks to Anne Norris about his concerns that his home will be dwarfed by two huge wind turbines at Rathconor, Four Mile House,

The community in Fourmilehouse are launching a campaign to oppos...

 

New Iceland store opens in Longford

Hundreds of people in Longford have been visiting the new Icelan...

 

Dara Page, EPA Inspector talks about the poor water quality in a large proportion of private wells

The EPA says it's estimated that up to one third of private well...

 

Hugh Rowan, parent of children attending Drumboylan NS

Parents of pupils attending Drumboylan NS close to Leitrim Vill...

 

Joe Lowe,Leitrim Local Enterprise Office

Over 100 jobs will be on offer tomorrow at a Jobs Fair organised...

 

Fr. Tom Healy, St. Mel's Cathedral, Longford

Fr. Tom Healy, the Cathedral Administrator has told Anne Norris ...

 

Dr Alan Smith explains about the new National screening programme for bowel cancer

A new screening programme is being rolled out in an effort to di...

 

Dr John Ryan, Consultant Pathologist,

Dr John Ryan says obesity is being under-recorded as a significa...

 

Traolach Collins MD Ericsson Ireland

Ericsson has confirmed that 62 of their newly announced jobs wil...

 

Convent Daycare centre in Ballymahon

Claire Mulcahy has visited the Convent Daycare centre in Ballyma...

 

Mary Hensley is convinced that she and her family have been ill as a result of cryptosporidium in the water supply in Roscommon

Mary Hensley is from the USA but has been living in Ireland for ...

 

Granard local electoral area

Claire Mulcahy has been looking at the issues that will affect p...

 

Roscommon local electoral area

Denise Canavan reports on the new Roscommon electoral area in Co...

 

Ballymahon Local Electoral Area

Claire Mulcahy has been taking a look at the candidates, the iss...

 

Athlone local electoral area in Co Roscommon

Denise Canavan looks at the new Athlone local electoral area in ...

 

Brigid Sinnott, Resuscitation Expert in Basic Life Support with the Irish Heart Foundation

Brigid Sinnott from the Irish Heart Foundation has been explaini...

 

Report on Ballinamore electoral area in Co Leitrim

Shannonside reporter Claire Mulcahy looks at who the candidates ...

 

Report on Boyle local electoral area in Co Roscommon

With just days to go before voters head to the polls to elect th...

 

The Irish Heart Foundation is running a Happy Heart appeal to raise funds for a special campaign about CPR later this year

Dubliner Michael Walsh saved his 33 year old wife Elaine's life ...

 

Candidates and issues in Manorhamilton

Claire Mulcahy has been looking at who is running for election, ...

 

Candidates and issues for Longford Local Electoral Area

Claire Mulcahy has been taking a look at the reconfigured Longfo...

 

People and children's reaction to the new Bishop elect to the Diocese of Elphin

These school children from 6th class in St Johns primary school ...

 

Tulsk-native Bishop Christopher Jones

Outgoing Bishop of Elphin Christopher Jones spoke to Shannonside...

 

New Bishop announced for the Diocese of Elphin

Fr. Kevin Doran from Dublin has been appointed as the new Bishop...

 

Carrick on Shannon local electoral area

Claire Mulcahy has been taking a look at the candidates,and the ...

 

Second of two by-election debates on Shannonside FM

Today's second election debate on Let's Talk was a lively affair...

 

Second of two by-election debates on Shannonside FM

Today's second election debate on Let's Talk was a lively affair...

 

First of two special Longford/Westmeath by-election debates on Shannonside FM today

Four of the nine candidates for the Longford/Westmeath by-electi...

 

Paul Melia, Environmental Correspondent with the Irish Independent on today's water charges announcement

The government has signed off on a deal that will see the averag...

 

Micheal Martin TD

Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin has been commenting on the par...

 

The FF decision to limit candidates for the Longford/Westmeath by-election to the Athlone local area has been greeted with anger and dismay by prospective Longford candidates

On Let's Talk today, Longford FF CDC Chairman Noel Conway, Pat O...

 

People in the Shannonside region who have arthritis may be entitled to avail of a scheme which is designed to help them get back to work or education

Occupational Therapist Eimear Lyons joined Anne Norris in the Le...

 

A new chemical formulation company which has set up in Granard hopes to create up to 9 new jobs in the next six months

Micheal Savage is one of the Directors of Lir Analytical which w...

 

Longford Ind Cllr Mae Sexton says people in Longford will suffer under new plans to reduce property tax in areas with high commercial rates base

Homeowners in better-off local authority areas may see their pro...

 

Fine Gael TD Frank Feighan on speculation that he has been offered Ceann Comhairle position

Roscommon/Sth Leitrim FG TD Frank Feighan says he has not been m...

 

Granard Town Councillor Tommy Stokes

Independent Granard Town Cllr Tommy Stokes has pulled out of nex...

 

Political analyst Johnny Fallon says allegations of electoral fraud raised at a longford Town Council meeting this week are concerning

At yesterday's Longford Town Council meeting, Independent Counci...

 

Tourists on the Ballinamore canal may have got more than they bargained for this weekend

A malfunction in the water treatment plant at Ballinamore led to...

 

Athlone Cllr Gabrielle Mc Fadden says she made a promise to her late sister Nicky that she would contest convention for the Dail seat

There is speculation that the by-election for the seat left vaca...

 

St Mel's Brewing Co "The Birth of a Brewery"

This week, Anne Norris spoke to Eamon Tynan one of a number of l...

 

Nora O' Farrell, local returning officer for Longford local elections explains hwo to check if you are on the electoral register, and what to do if you are not

With the local elections due in a matter of weeks, people are be...

 

Dr Sean Bourke GP Ballinamore on plans for Universal Health Insurance

Ballinamore based GP Dr Sean Bourke is warning that the plans fo...

 

Paul Riordain, Bord na Mona

Bord na Mona hope to begin peat production on bogs in the midlan...

 

Paul Riordain, Bord na Mona

Bord na Mona hope to begin peat production on bogs in the midlan...

 

New initiative between Leitrim, Longford, Roscommon and Cavan County Councils in conjunction with County GAA committees

Ursula Whyte from Leitrim County Council and Brian Kelly , forme...

 

People with acquired brain injury may be able to avail of a new service in the North West region

A new scheme which offers free help to people with brain injury ...

 

The offical opening of Pieta House in Tuam took place yesterday

The Roscommon support group came in for special mention during ...

 

Women and men in the midlands are urged to avail of a sexual abuse outreach service

Ursula Devaney is an outreach worker with the Rape Crisis and Se...

 

Concern in Athlone over new plans for cycleway through town

Athlone Town Council says it will take the views of the members ...

 

High numbers of patients on trolleys at local hospitals recently

Industrial Relations Officer with the INMO for the Midlands, Lor...

 

Archaelogical findings at Northgate Street in Athlone

Work on the water mains in Athlone uncovered more than just mud ...

 

ISPCA Chief Executive condemns incident of docking puppies tails in Roscommon

Dr Andrew Kelly, who is CEO of the ISPCA spoke on Lets Talk toda...

 

Social Entrepreneurs Ireland are holding a meeting in the Temperance Hall in Longford tonight

An information evening is taking place in the Temperance Hall in...

 

A new Self Harm Liaison Nurse has been appointed to Roscommon hospital

Kate Gaffey, who is the new Self Harm Liaison Nurse in Roscommon...

 

Final day of Sasta Fitness Challenge

The four Sasta fitness participants Trevor, Caroline, Jimmy and ...

 

RNLI Operations Manager Damien Delaney gives the latest on the Lough Ree search

Today is day 15 of the Lough Ree search for the body of missing ...

 

Some people in the region may not realise they are eligible for works to make their homes warmer

Anne Norris was joined in studio today by Donal and Paul from Le...

 

Comments by Leo Varadkar on possible cuts at Irish Rail are causing concern for rural areas

Senator Pascal Mooney raised concerns on comments from the Trans...

 

Margaret Keegan, Scientific Officer with EPA

The EPA report on septic tank inspections showed Roscommon as ha...

 

Denis Devereaux. Shannonside Heritage Group

Vandals destroyed a granite memorial erected by local group Shan...

 

Longford ICA members celebrating decades

Three longtime members of Longford ICA were in the Let's Talk st...

 

Fr Sean Healy talks about Local Government Reform plans

The Community and Voluntary sector in the Shannonside region hav...

 

Kevin Touhy tells of his plans for a crematorium in Ballinalsoe

Plans for Ireland's first crematorium outside Dublin and Cork ha...

 

Sinead Mc Donnell, Limerick City and County Council

The local authority in Limerick has installed special audio equi...

 

Professor Frank Murray,consultant gastroenterologist, Beaumont Hospital

Liver disease is now the only one of Ireland's five top killers ...

 

Monica Monaghan, CEO of Anti-Bullying Coalition

Funding of €60,000 is being allocated for parents to get new a...

 

Alan Grealy from Ardagh Scout Group

The sale of the former garda station in the village of Ardagh in...

 

SASTA Fitness Challenge Week 7

The very fit looking Trevor and Caroline were guests on Let's Ta...

 

Kate Mason,

Kate Mason will qualify soon as a Neurodevelopment therapist and...

 

Roscommon Ind Cllr Laurence Fallon renews call for ambulance survey

Roscommon Cllr Laurence Fallon is asking the HSE once again to c...

 

Dr Mathew Parkes, Geologist, one of the authors of a new guidebook on Roscommon

A new guidebook on the geology of Co Roscommon was launched this...

 

Gerry Doherty, Project Development Officer for Leitrim Age Friendly Strategy

A new strategy aimed at making Leitrim a more "age friendly" pla...

 

Breda O'Toole, IDA on what needs to be done in Longford to attract inward investment

The Head of Regional Business Development in the IDA was in Long...

 

The funeral of Nicky Mc Fadden TD took place this afternoon

Shannonside reporter Claire Mulcahy was in Athlone at the funera...

 

Western Alzheimers Tea Day appeal

The annual Western Alzheimers Association fund-raising tea day i...

 

Tributes to Nicky Mc Fadden TD

Athlone FG Cllr Mark Cooney, former FG TD Louis Belton, and West...

 

Noel Carberry from Corlea Centre talks about problem of fly-tipping on surrounding bogland

The issue of indiscriminate dumping is rearing its head again in...

 

Deputy Luke Flanagan welcomes the resignation of Martin Callinan on Lets Talk this afternoon

Roscommon Deputy Luke Flanagan has been giving his reaction to t...

 

Reporter Mick Clifford from Irish Examiner on ramifications of Martin Callinan resignation

Irish Examiner Political Correspondent Mick Clifford who has bee...

 

Michael Farrell, Regional Diving Officer

As the search continued on the fourth day today for the fisherma...

 

Kathleen O Meara, Irish Cancer Society

This week marks the tenth anniversary of the introduction of the...

 

Brian Mc Donald Ireland Media West speaks about Athlone rape case and sentence appeal

Reporter Brian Mc Donald speaks to Anne Norris on Let's Talk abo...

 

Jacqui Dowd Roscommon Rose 2014

The new Roscommon Rose Jacqui Dowd was chosen at the weekend, an...

 

Jack and Jill Foundation user speaks ahead of fundraiser, March 7

Sinead Thompson, user of the Jack and Jill Foundation serrvices ...

 

Jimmy Stenson, participant in the Sasta Fitness regime for Lets Talk gives an update at week 6

It's week six now for the Lets Talk Sasta fitness challengers an...

 

Eyewitness account of starling mummuration

Photographer Johnny Bambury from Louth describes how the sky dar...

 

Deputy Luke Ming Flanagan

Deputy Luke Ming Flanagan confirms his candidacy for the Midland...

 

Martin McEnroe, Lough Ree search

The search is continuing on Lough Ree in Athlone after yesterda...

 

Fr Tom Healy

The new altar at St Mel's cathderal was installed this week , ma...

 

Alex Dawson-Stanley, Outdoor Discovery

Details of Longford's first ever Walking Festival have been offi...

 

Alan Grealy, Ardagh Scout Group

A campaign is underway in Ardagh to try to retain the local gard...

 

John Mc Dermott Roscommon HAC

Public comments from two hospital consultants regarding the safe...

 

Marian Harkin MEP

MEP Marian Harkin is annoyed by last weeks decision of the Europ...

 

Sásta Fitness Challenge Update - Anna Robertson and Dermot Beggan in studio!

Sásta Fitness Challenge participant Anna and Sásta Studio Carr...

 

Anna McHugh, An Post

Anna McHugh, from An Post denies new Post & Pay points will affe...

 

Mike de Jong challenges Roscommon Councillors over turbine setback distances

Chair of Sliabh Ban Community Group and Anti Windfarm campaigner...

 

NTA intervenes in cancellation of Longford Cavan Bus Route

Director of Public Transport Services at the National Transport ...

 

Patsy Mc Garry, the religious affairs correspondent with the Irish Times, pays tribute to the late Christine Buckley, who he says "helped shift Ireland's cultural axis on child abuse

The death yesterday of child abuse campaigner Christine Buckley ...

 

Karl Deeter from Irish Mortgage Brokers is giving his reaction to the story today about a family with a mortgage of €400,000, who have managed to get AIB to write off €150,000 of the debt

Details emerged this morning of a deal which sees a family keep ...

 

Caroline Mitchell - one of Let's Talk's brilliant and brave Sásta Fitness participants is in studio for our latest update

It's week 5 - hear how Caroline is getting on with the latest u...

 

Why is Irish Water allowed to make verbal objections to planning applications?

Whlie many of us are just getting used to the idea that we’ll ...

 

Gardai appeal for information on Strokestown Post Office raid

Two men are in custody in Roscommon Garda station this evening f...

 

Gardai appeal for information on Strokestown Post Office raid

Two men are in custody in Roscommon Garda station this evening f...

 

Roscommon Hospital Action Committee respond to Deputy Feighan's comments on RCH

Following on from airing exerpts of Deputy Frank Feighan's state...

 

If you need support after a bereavment, seperation or are coping with loss, there is support

Beginning Experience which helps people cope with loss and berea...

 

The latest update on the Sásta Fitiness Challenge - report on Trevor's progress

MaryClaire welcomes Carrick's own, Trevor McKeon back in to stud...

 

Over 7,000 submissions made to National Wind Energy Strategy

The deadline for submissions to the National Wind Energy Strateg...

 

Deputy Frank Feighan addresses the Dáil on Roscommon County Hospital

On Thursday last, Roscommon South Leitrim TD Frank Feighan addre...

 

New Ballinamore Community School opens its doors to students

Students in Ballinamore, Co Leitrim moved into their new amalgam...

 

National Famine Commemoration Festival in Strokestown is launched

Strokestown Community Development Association has launched a 10 ...

 

5 million euro upgrade to Mullingar Emergency Department to begin in May

Work to upgrade and redevelop the Emergency Department at the Mi...

 

Gardai in Longford Roscommon actively mounting checkpoints for drink driving

Supt Pat Murray, Regional Traffic Superindendent Western Region,...

 

The latest update from the Sásta Fitness programme

It was great to welcome back into studio today, participants Ann...

 

Do our mothers have confidence in maternity services in our hospitals

Following the recent controverersy over maternity services in Po...

 

Deputy Frank Feighan on why he's vindicated by the latest indicator report on Roscommon Hospital

Following on from the publication of the Health Care Quality Ind...

 

Andrew Wharton explains why the Longford Cavan bus route is to be discontinued

After over 160 years, the bus route from Cavan to Longford throu...

 

Patient care will not be diminished with the closure of acute mental health facilities at St Brigid’s - HSE

The Health Service Executive is once again restating that the de...

 

Irish Water says restoring drinkable and safe supplies in County Roscommon is its top priority

Speaking to MaryClaire on Let’s Talk, Ms Elizabeth Arnett, Hea...

 

Are you stressed and you don’t even know it?

This morning (Tuesday), psychologists from the HSE are beginning...

 

Longford Toastmasters celebrate their 10th anniversary

This Thursday night, Toastmasters in Longford celebrate their 10...

 

Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer Department of Health explains the background to the Health Care Quality Indicators report which outlines mortality rates at Hospitals, of which details of Roscommon County were cited by the Health Minister

While this report does not provide details of mortality rates at...

 

Indicators Report 2 - Deputy Denis Naughten on why the Health Minister needs to correct the record

Following on from the interview with Chief Medical Officer Tony ...

 

Week 3 of Sásta Fitness Programme on Let's Talk - Caroline's progress

The four participants, Jimmy, Anna Trevor and Caroline have almo...

 

Mini "Tornado" wreaks havoc in Roscommon

Let's Talk hears eye witness accounts from residents in Roscomm...

 

Athlone Town Council warn River Shannon levels to rise again

Athlone Town Clerk Pat Keating spoke to Maryclaire Grealy on Let...

 

Gardai issue warning on skimming devices at ATM's after money is removed from local bank accounts

Roscommon Longford Crime Prevention Officer, Seargent Paul McDer...

 

Jazz Pharmaceuticals CEO tells Let’s Talk about its investment in a new plant in Monkesland

160 jobs during the construction phase of its new manufacturing ...

 

Tributes paid to Father Sean Tynan

Legan native, Father Sean Tynan, passed away last week. Adopted ...

 

Concerns grow over lack of resources for the ambulance service in Longford and greater Midlands

Concerns have been growing about the ambulance services in Longf...

 

We meet our final participant in the SASTA fitness programme and find out how Week 1 has gone

Today, we meet Trevor from Carrick on Shannon, the final partici...

 

Meet the SASTA Fitness challenge participants, Caroline, Jimmy and Anna

Let’s Talk is teaming up with SASTA Fitness in Carrick on Shan...

 

Sásta Fitness, Carrick-on-Shannon call on people to get involved in their two month fitness and weight loss challenge

Inventor of the Sasta Fitness Pod Roscommon native Fiona Egan an...

 

Head barman John Moohan shares his thoughts as PV’s bar in Longford closes

Staff at PV’s on Ballymahon Street in Longford town were infor...

 

Who can use the word ‘homophobe’?

Following on from the recent controversy surrounding RTE’s Sat...

 

Faulty brakes likely to blame for death of Leitrim teenager in Yonkers, New York.

Faulty brakes likely to blame for death of Leitrim teenager in Y...

 

Contracts signed for new civic headquarters in Roscommon

This morning, officials at Roscommon County Council signed contr...

 

Tributes paid to Dace Zarina, Longford student who died in Leuven today

Dace Zarina, a 22 year old died from Longford died in a fire at ...

 

Co Founder of Airsynergy, Adrian Kelly on Let's Talk

Co Founder of Airsynergy, Adrian Kelly joins Denise Canavan on L...

 

Citizen's Information on Let's Talk - Tues Jan 28th 2014

Dolores Tiernan, Manager at Leitrim Citizen's Information joins ...

 

Mary Lillis resigns from Fianna Fail

A Longford Fianna Fáil stalwart has resigned from the party's N...

 

National Chairperson of IFESA and EFFA Vice President John Kidd

A new integrated fire-based Emergency Medical Service in the Sha...

 

Leitrim's New Pay by Weight System deferred until August

Sean Scott, Environment Enforcement Officer with Leitrim County ...

 

Local Roscommon contractors seek their fair share of large project work

With many construction workers out of work now, there’s fierce...

 

Why should there be a dedicated ‘boy racer’ site in Longford

Last Saturday, over 50 cars gathered for a ‘cruise’ very clo...

 

Stricter criteria for applicants seeking funding under the Housing Adaptation Grants

Since January 1st, elderly applicants and those with a disabilit...

 

What is Athlone Town Council doing to prevent against flooding in the town

Town Manager Pat Keating tells Denise Canavan what the Town Coun...

 

Anti pylon campaigners say Taoiseach's comments linking Eirgird's projects to the need to stem emmigration do not bear true

Speaking in Saudi Arabia yesterday, Mr Kenny says the new infras...

 

Blow to Elphin area with impending closure of Fearna Nursing Home

This week, staff and patients at the Fearna Nursing Home in Elph...

 

Let''s Talk marks the 150th Anniversary of the Poor Clare Order in Drumshanbo

Today marks 150 years since the foundation stone was laid for th...

 

Roscommon County Manager Frank Dawson hits out at ‘Taj Mahal’ comments on Civic Headquarters & Deputy Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan’s stunt in handing over a bottle of ‘poisonous’ water to Minister Fergus O’ Dowd in the Dáil

Frank Dawson says comments that the new Civic Headquarters build...

 

Shannonside farmers protest over low cost of selling vegetables at supermarkets

Groups of farmers protested outside supermarkets in Longford, Ca...

 

Abbott Diagnostics in Longford leads the way in developing products for diagnosis of heart attacks

This week, Abbott Diagnostics in Longford announced its role in ...

 

IFA President elect says a new communications stragegy is needed for West of Ireland farmers

Less than 24 hours after his election as President of IFA, Eddie...

 

The wind turbine debate - proposed 'new' regulations are really not new at all

Spokesperson for CREWE and Sliabh Bán Community Group Mike deJo...

 

Manager of Athlone Town Centre provides reassurances over receivership process

Accountancy firm Grant Thornton announced this week that that th...

 

Bishop of Achonry responds to Safeguarding Children report

The National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Chu...

 

Two men appear in court following a high speed car chase through the region this weekend

Two men are being held in custody after appearing at Longford Di...

 

Why did Roscommon County Council write off over 2.1 million euro in commercial rates in 2011?

The figures which came to light in the last week, show that ther...

 

Turf cutters remain defiant

There were further exchanges in the Dail this week between tuf c...

 

Appeal for fresh information on missing Aughavas man Pat Heeran

It's over 2 years since the disappearance of 48 year old Pat Hee...

 

How is Sex in the City star Sarah Jessica Parker helping out a Leitrim family

Sex and the City star Sarah Jessica Parker has donated her famou...

 

Minister Brian Hayes hands over the keys of Coothall Garda barracks to the local community

Today, members of the community gathered in Coothall to see the ...

 

Why has East Galway TD Colm Keaveney moved from Labour to Fianna Fail… in his own words…

Colm Keaveney TD speaks to reporters on the plinth at Leinster H...

 

What are they saying in Tuam about the move?

David Burke, Editor of the Tuam Herald speaks to MaryClaire abou...

 

What changes arise out of today's new legislation on bankruptcy

Today, the Justice Minister Alan Shatter signed new bankruptcy r...

 

Are league tables the best way to judge a schools performance?

The league table or ‘feeder’ list of secondary schools was p...

 

How did farmers re-acquire cattle from TLT International Ltd?

It emerged this week that hundreds of cattle - believed to be wo...

 

In conversation with Father Ultan Naughton - newly ordained priest in Roscommon - Part 2

MaryClaire continues her conversation with Roscommon priest, Fat...

 

Roscommon's newest priest - Ultan Naughton on the occasion of his ordination

Last Friday, Roscommon town native Ultan Naughton was ordained a...

 

Minister Simon Coveney rejects maintaining staff levels in DVO Roscommon - ICSA reaction

It seems the Agriculture is holding firm on the decision to down...

 

Environmental Protecton Agency launches comprehensive report on fracking

The Environmental Protection Agency launched an extensive resear...

 

Ballaghadereen auctioneer, James Kilcoyne clarifies confusion over property tax

Confusion over the property tax continues - this time between b...

 

Roscommon's Kathleen Shanagher enters the election race

Kathleen Shanagher announces today that she is to put herself fo...

 

Why should you attend the local meeting of the constitutional convention?

This constitutional convention is coming to Athlone tomorrow nig...

 

Owners of vacant properties to be liable for 50% of commercial rates

The new Local Government Bill 2013, currently being debated in t...

 

Pride of Place Awards 2013

Two Longford projects scooped awards at the Pride of Place cerem...

 

Senators John Kelly and Ronan Mullen debate merits of Seanate motion on overhead power lines

Galway East Senator Ronan Mullen says government representatives...

 

The impact of TLT Internationals closure on farming sector

The announcement last weekend that TLT International, the Mullin...

 

Why is Fine Gael adopting a mixed strategy for local election conventions

Many party conventions are taking place across the region and fo...

 

Residents of Kilmovee and Ballaghdereen join forces against Gridwest plans for power line

Health concerns are the biggest worry for people campaigning aga...

 

Three Longford women set about developing drop in centre for people with depression or suicide ideation

Amy Leslie, Sarah Strange and Michelle Connell join MaryClaire t...

 

Connacht Rangers host Gathering conference this weekend

Markree Castle, Sligo will this weekend host the Gathering event...

 

It's likely to be 12 months before boil water notice is lifted in South Roscommon - hear why here!

MaryClaire speaks to Director of Services, Majella Hunt about th...

 

Animal Waste is illegally dumped into River Shannon at Ballintra Leitrim

The Leitrim County VET is appealing to people to come forward if...

 

Coothall Garda station gets green light to become McGahern museum

Minister of State at the Office of Public Works, Brian Hayes has...

 

What ethical and standards codes apply to County Council officials?

Following revelations over the acquisition of a grant of 250,000...

 

Director of the National Ambulance Service responds to poor response time in the West

Figures released to Roscommon-South Leitrim TD Denis Naughten sh...

 

TCCA's Michael Fitzmaurice responds to Heritage Minister Jimmy Deenihan

The interview with Minister Jimmy Deenihan on progress made on r...

 

Owners of NHA's and turf banks speak to MaryClaire about the proposed derogation

MaryClaire travelled to a 400 strong public meeting in Ballinasl...

 

Councillor Eugene Murphy says he's not bitter over selection convention

After losing out to fellow Councillors John Cummins, Rachael Doh...

 

Robust debate with Minister Deenihan on 'progress' made on turf cutting issue

Yesterday, Minister Jimmy Deenihan published the progess made on...

 

Bishop Colm O Reilly offers his thoughts as he steps down

On the day, he handed over the disocese of Ardagh and Clonmacnoi...

 

New Bishop of Ardagh and Clonmacnoise on his ordination

On the day of his ordination at St Mary's Pro-Cathedral in Athlo...

 

If you want to win big on a scratch card....

It seems that if you want to win more than just 2 euro on a lot...

 

Micháel Frain on his conversion to Labour

Ballaghdereen fireman Micháel Frain gets the MaryClaire treatme...

 

HSE rejects Roscommon Hospital Action Committee's claims over Psychiatric Unit

In a second exclusive interview, HSE Director of Primary Communi...

 

St Mel's Festival, Longford

Chair of St Mel's Restoration Project Committee and Chair of Lon...

 

Returning the VAT rate to 13.5%

Tim Hayes Manager of the Hodson Bay Hotel in Athlone speaks out ...

 

Returning the VAT rate to 13.5%

Tim Hayes Manager of the Hodson Bay Hotel in Athlone speaks out ...

 

Mobile Computers In Schools

St Joseph College Summerhill Principal Liam Nally says the intro...

 

Seamus Heaney Remembered

Roscommon author Brian Leydon talks to Maryclaire about his frie...

 

Supermarket shoppers beware - thieves in ailes

Shoppers across the region are being urged to be on the alert fo...

 

Molloy family not surprised by results of cold case investiagtion into death of Castlecoote priest

The cold case investigation into the death of Castlecoote priest...

 

CIA Director returns to his Irish roots in Kilteevan

One of the highlights of this years' Gathering has been the arri...

 

Discarded Syringes in Athlone

Anne-marie and a number of residents both on the East and West s...

 

Save Josie's Home Campaign, Ballaghaderreen

The campaign to Save Josie's Home in Ballaghaderreen meets with ...

 

Wind farm debate rages on - Michael Keane of Scrine reponds to Eddie O' Connor

Following on from the interview with Mainstream CEO, Eddie O' Co...

 

Mainstream Power refutes claims by Scottish MEP on wind farm efficiency

Following on from yesterday (Tuesday's) programme where we featu...

 

Anti-Windfarm meeting Athlone 12th August

250 people turned up to windfarm meeting in Athlone on Monday ni...

 

Longford bog owner hits out a NPWS over lack of engagement over grassland SAC

This week, John O' Beirne from Clooneen, Dromod in Leitirm penne...

 

People of South Roscommon speak of opposition to wind farms

Here's just a flavour of the opinions of some of the 250 people ...

 

Scottish MEP explains why Midlands communities should oppose wind farms

Over 250 people turned out to a public meeting in Athlone last n...

 

Gridwest says it's not in talks with any landowners in West Roscommon over land acquisition

Plans by Gridwest to develop pylons and power lines from Bellaco...

 

Boyle firefighters take silver at ''World Firefighter and Police Games''

Four firefighters from Boyle are celebrating this week after sec...

 

Software engineers required for the North West

45 jobs are to be created in Sligo by the website Overstock-dot-...

 

Jonathon Pugsley speaks out on another tragic cyber-bullying related suicide

The spotlight returned to social media websites this week, parti...

 

Let's Talk spends a morning cutting turf on Kilteevan bog

MaryClaire joins Mickey Hanley, Pat Gill and Peter Gilhooley as ...

 

Crime journalist Paul Williams gives us the background on local cannabis growhouses

This week, Carrick on Shannon Gardai seized up to 16,000 euro wo...

 

Minister Pat Rabbitte gives strongest indication yet that he's not in favour of large wind farm developments close to private residences

Minister for Energy and Natural Resources Pat Rabbitte has instr...

 

Latest plans for mental health services in Galway/Roscommon

The HSE has announced a reconfiguration of mental health service...

 

Irish Water - Could it do a better job than County Councils?

At Roscommon County Council this week, Fine Gael Councillor Mich...

 

Senator John Kelly outlines why he didn't want to accept a seat on a committee

Senator Kelly tells MaryClaire why he wouldn't on principle take...

 

Ballaghadereen Day Care centre remains closed

MaryClaire asks Breege Callaghan of the Psychiatric Nurses Assoc...

 

Former Roscommon Priest, Raymond Browne speaks following his ordination as Bishop of Kerry

On Sunday, Athlone native Father Raymond Browne was ordained as ...

 

A look at what Judges are considering in repsect of turf cutting laws

MaryClaire speaks to reporter Tom Lyons about the latest case be...

 

Bishop Colm O' Reilly welcomes appointment of his successor

Spealing to Claire Mulcahy, outgoing Bishop of Ardagh and Clonma...

 

Father Francis Duffy on his appointment as Bishop of Ardagh and Clonmacnoise

Bawnboy native, Father Francis Duffy has been appointed as the n...

 

New Bishop of Ardagh and Clonmacnoise introduces himself

Bishop elect Father Francis Duffy speaks to Claire Mulcahy about...

 

Athleague residents stage protest over erection of fence

Up to 20 residents of Athleague in Roscommon staged a protest at...

 

Let's Talk come live from Castlecoote - Part 1

The Let's Talk team travelled to Castlecoote this week to meet e...

 

Let's Talk comes live from Castlecoote

The Let's Talk team travelled to Castlecoote this week to meet e...

 

Taking a walk through Castlecoote - Ireland's Best Kept Village

MaryClaire takes a walk through Castlecoote in Roscommon, 'Irela...

 

HSE West responds to issues raised in independent audit of management of child neglect cases

MaryClaire speaks to Mr John Smith, Director of Chldren and Fami...

 

Ivan Connaughton, auctioneer announces his intention to seek Council seat

Following the decision by his father, Martin Connaughon to step ...

 

Roscommon Mayor Martin Connaughton says he will retire from politics at next local elections

This week on Let's Talk, Councillor Martin Connaughton announced...

 

Governor of Castlerea prison reassures residents of the town following transfer of prisoners to Harristown House

It's just over a week since 5 prisoners were re-located from the...

 

Let's Talk explores the links between 'The Boss' and Rathowen

Did you know that 'The Boss' himself Bruce Spingsteens' ancestor...

 

Report from Carrick on Shannon protest over lack of Special Needs Assistants

This week, parents and children with special needs took to the s...

 

President Higgins give glowing reference of tourism in the Midlands

President Michael D Higgins took part in a number of engagements...

 

Director of PCC in West, Catherine Cunningham speaks to reporters about psychiatric services in Roscommon

Following a meeting with politicions in Roscommon today, Catheri...

 

Taoiseach speaks in the Dáil on Roscommon psychiatric services

Sinn Fein's Gerry Adams questioned An Taoiseach in the Dáil thi...

 

Jill Meaghar's aunt speaks following Bailey sentence

Jill Meagher's aunt says the family have now got justice for the...

 

Students of St Michael's Special School, Castlerea

On Friday, MaryClaire visited St Michael's Special School, Castl...

 

Nursing Homes Ireland call for strategic planning forum

The organisation representing private nursing homes in the Shann...

 

More from the Lecarrow 'Gathering' this weekend

MaryClaire speaks to Marie Keegan Jennings, from Boston MA, who ...

 

Richie Gormley, Mayor of West Roxbury, Boston MA on his 'Gathering' homecoming

Richie Gormley, Mayor of West Roxbury, Boston MA, brings a group...

 

Let's Talk meets American visitors home for the 'Gathering' in Lecarrow

On Sunday, MaryClaire met Richard Oberson who travelled home as ...

 

Community organises public meeting to discuss crisis in psychiatric services in Roscommon

Following a number of incidents in the last number of weeks and ...

 

500 year old window artefact from church on Lake Garadice island recovered

The missing historical 500-year old window frame from the ancien...

 

Death of Ruairi O Bradaigh, former leader of Republican Sinn Fein

On Wednesday, the former leader of Republican Sinn Fein Ruairi O...

 

Minister Phil Hogan speaks to Shannonside news on his visit to Granard

On his visit to Granard today, Environment Minister Phil Hogan s...

 

Are we enjoying the sunshine?

Cormac McLaughlin goes out and about in Tarmonbarry to see how p...

 

Roscommon Senators says abolition proposals amount to 'stroke' and 'power grabbing' politics

Senators John Kelly and Terry Leyden speak to MaryClaire on why ...

 

Longford Childcare provider tells of the reality of care

Elizabeth Yorke - owner of Kids Paradise Montessorri Stonepark s...

 

Leitrim Councillor calls for more regulation of gold exchanges

Councillor Martin Kenny spoke to Lets Talk about new regulations...

 

Preview of the Ballinamore Vintage Show 2013

Three generations of a County Leitrim family, the Dolans - Miche...

 

Boyle Business Owner Alison Clarke on how the boil water notice is effecting businesses

The people of Roscommon Town and Surrounding areas will have to ...

 

Psychiatric Services in Roscommon reach crisis point with staff injured in Hospital Unit

A severe crisis has developed in psychiatric services in Roscomm...

 

Ballinamore residents get pro-active about vacant buildings

With the courthouse closed, a new school currently under constru...

 

LEADER companies in Leitrim and Roscommon react to reduced allocations

Following the announcement that LEADER companies in Roscommon ha...

 

Longford LEADER group hits out at reduction in funding

This week the Environment Minister Phil Hogan announced reduced ...

 

Shannonside farmers welcome announcement that Keepak is to supply meat to Burger King

Shannonside farmers say the announcement by Kepak that it is to ...

 

The TY Experience - Carrick on Shannon Community School Part 1

Shannonside continues its series on the Transition Year Programm...

 

The TY Experience - Carrick on Shannon Community School Part 2

Shannonside continues its series on the Transition Year Programm...

 

The TY Experience - Scoil Mhuire Longford Part 1

Continuing our series focusing on the Transition Year programme ...

 

The TY Experience - Scoil Mhuire Longford Part 2

Continuing our series focusing on the Transition Year programme ...

 

The TY Experience - Moyne Community School - Part 2

Part Two of the First in a series of programmes outlining the Tr...

 

The TY Experience - Moyne Community School - Part 1

Part One of the first in a series of programmes outlining the Tr...

 

The An Post Rás comes to Longford

This weekend the An Post Rás cycling event comes to Longford fo...

 

Dr Triona McCarthy speaks about the double mastecomy procedure

Angelina Jolie has had a double mastectomy to reduce her chances...

 

Deputy John O'Mahoney and Senator Paschal Mooney on US trip funded by anti-abortion group

Lets Talk Cast an eye on a newspaper Article from the Irish Exam...

 

Senator Terry Leydon on the fodder crisis

Senator Terry Leydon spoke to Mary Claire about the fodder crisi...

 

Longford Tesco Community Champions 2013

This week, Tesco employee and Coucnillor, Paul Connell announced...

 

MEP Marian Harkin says Ireland should keep an open mind on its future within the euro

On Thursday, Europe Day, North West MEP Marian Harkin visited Sc...

 

The Governor of Castlerea prison Martin Reilly in Conversation with Mary Claire

The Governer of Castlerea prison is once again reassuring loca...

 

Castlerea Prison Fun-Run 0705

Mary Claire spoke to 2 prisoners following a fundraiser at the G...

 

Fianna Fail Councillor Euguene Murphy speaks about churchgate collections

Fianna Fail councillor Euguene Murphy in Roscommon raised the is...

 

Diarmuid Twomey from Mainstream Energy which hopes to develop wind farms

People living in the Dysart and Raharney areas of Westmeath can ...

 

Carrick on Shannon Gardai and Crimestoppers issue renewed appeal for information on missing Aughavas man Pat Heeran

Gardai in Carrick on Shannon believe Shannonside listeners many...

 

Longford Town Mayor fires warning shot to Council officials not to hold up Town Council projects

Longford Town Councillors have approved the use of reserves of o...

 

The Stunning's Steve Wall talks to MaryClaire on Let's Talk

The Stunning are headlining the Helium Fundraiser Music Festival...

 

Immigration Reform continued

Following on from her interview with Tulsk native, Cyril Regan, ...

 

Tracking Immigration Reform in US - Part 2

MaryClaire continues her conversation with Roscommon native Cyri...

 

Tracking progress on Immigration Reform in the US

A number of Shannonside natives are key players in the campaign ...

 

Ian Elliot, Head of NBSCCCI, speaks on publication of Safeguarding Reports in 7 dioceses today

Following the publication of today's report by the National Boar...

 

Bishop Christopher Jones on publication of Safeguarding of Children report in Elphin Diocese

Today's publication of the report on Safeguarding Children in th...

 

''It Could be You'' - The story of Longford's latest millionaire

This is the story of the Ger Hand and his family, Ann and AnnMar...

 

Let's Talk - Public Meeting on Rural Transport in Newtowncashel

Service users of the Longford Rural Transport Programme share th...

 

Let's Talk - Ballinamore School Site Fire

Principal of Ballinamore Post Primary School Padraic Leyden spea...

 

Let's Talk - Anti-Wind Turbine Public Meetings

Legan resident Louise Kelly hits out at political representative...

 

Roscommon native elected President of Union of Students of Ireland

Roscommon native Joe O'Connor has been elected unopposed as the ...

 

Athlone GP speaks out about methadone treatment in the town

A midlands judge is calling for more methadone treatment service...

 

Longford and Roscommon County Council explain exemptions for unfinished estates

The number of housing estates exempt from paying the property ta...

 

Prospective local election candidate in Roscommon confirms intentions

Even though there's over a year to go, prospective Fianna Fail c...

 

Mary and Martin McAleese awarded the Freedom of Roscommon

This week, former President Mary McAleese and her husband, forme...

 

Let's Talk visits residents in the Tullylane area of Fenagh in Leitrim to see how they are living with extreme flooding every day.

Maryclaire introduces a special report from Claire Mulcahy who v...

 

Longford's EDI centre launches masonry course

On Wednesday, we heard that the restoration of St Mel's Cathedra...

 

Dr Greg Kelly speaks out on methodone programme for Castlerea Prison

At a public meeting on the relocation of some prisoners to a ste...

 

Castlerea residents attend 2nd public meeting on Harristown House in Castlerea

On today's Let's Talk, MaryClaire took listeners though the main...

 

Let's Talk talks to St Brigid's fans - younger and older

Earlier this week, Denise Canavan sat in during the regular Tues...

 

Shannonside residents may be eligable to receive UK fuel allowance

People who lived in the UK and were eligable for a pension there...

 

International Women's day - MaryClaire chats to local women about the world today

As part of the Let's Talk coverage of International Women's Day,...

 

Let's Talk celebrates International Women's Day

To celebrate International Women's Day, Let's Talk joined Longfo...

 

Roscommon Deputy Mayor Paddy Kilduff and Castlerea's Danny Burke discuss Luke's penalty points controversry

Following today's statement from County Manager Frank Dawson rej...

 

IFA says that ESB reduction of water levels on Lough Ree will not help flooding in Callows

The ESB has confirmed that it will reduce its Spring/Summer leve...

 

Boyle Superindendent clarifies amalgamation arrangements

With confirmation from the Justice Minister Alan Shatter last we...

 

Luke Flanagan TD on penalty points controversy in Dáil

This evening, under privilage in the Dáil, Luke Flanagan claime...

 

Vita House

The Children's Ombudsman was in Roscommon recently for the offic...

 

Doodle for Google - Declan Connelly

Roscommon's Declan Connelly has reached the last 75 of this year...

 

Doodle for Google - Gillian Green

There's just until midnight tonight to vote for Roscommon's Gill...

 

Doodle for Google - Sarah Hewitt

There's just until midnight tonight to vote for Sarah who is in ...

 

Castlerea residents speak out on plans for open prison at public meeting

Last night, over 100 people attended a public meeting in Castler...

 

Families of victims of Roscommon house fire speak out after Coroners court

This week, Coroner Desmond P. O'Connor ruled that John Kerr, Mic...

 

Local recipients of mobility allowances share their concern over cuts

With the announcement this week that the mobility allowance and ...

 

Fianna Fail Justice Spokesperson says policy on closing Templemore was flawed

This week, Fiann Fail's Justice Spokesperson Niall Collins addre...

 

Knockcrogery National School has the Fit Factor!

St Mary's National School in Knockcroghery is hoping to win thou...

 

Is there room for another supermarket store in Longford

Contracts for a new Iceland store in Longford are expected to be...

 

Shannonside Postmaster raises concerns over cuts to garda resources

At a meeting on rural policing this week, Mary Claire spoke to P...

 

Shannonside nurse on why cuts to pay are not acceptable

Denise Canavan speaks to a nurse working in Roscommon about why ...

 

Roscommon Prison Officer on oppostion to Croke Park proposals

While attending the Frontline Services rally in Dulbin this week...

 

Shannonside Gardai attend Frontline Alliance Rally

This week, Shannonside news attended the 24/7 Frontline Alliance...

 

Senator held to account for distributing conference lists

In this week's Roscommon Herald, columist John Mulligan, hit out...

 

Burglars break in to home of women who dies in road crash

On Tuesday night, an 83 year old women, Mary Carroll lost her li...

 

Local family take over Strokestown's Percy French Hotel

News emerged this week that a local family from Strokestown, the...

 

Is the HSE undermining rural GP services?

Local GP Martin Daly is raising concerns over the policy by the ...

 

School Patronage - The Discussion

Tomorrow is the deadline for parents in Longford and Roscommon t...

 

Athlone Councillor calls for regulations to stop begging

At this weeks meeting of Athlone Town Council, Independent Counc...

 

Deputy Frank Feighan allays people's concerns over future of Boyle garda station

Deputy Frank Feighan confirms that according to his information ...

 

AGSI respond to Luke Flanagan's comments on Garda leaks and corruption

Following on from Deputy Luke Flanagan's comments on Tonight wit...

 

Criticism over Deputy Luke ''Ming'' Flanagan's comments on Vincent Browne last night

This morning, Roscommon South Leitrim TD Luke Flanagan apologise...

 

Community leaders pay tribute to men who died in Connacht Gold tragedy

Two communities, Drumlish in Longford and Rooskey, Roscommon are...

 

CAP negotiations spark debate on distribution of Single Farm Payment

Farmers from Roscommon attended a public meeting in Ballinlough ...

 

Local reaction to Health Minister's decision to sanction funding for 2 A&E's at the same time as RCH is downgraded

John McDermott, Chair of Roscommon HAC and Denis Naughten TD giv...

 

Minister Phil Hogan allays Roscommon people's fears over future of Monksland

As well as reducing the number of Councillors in all counties, t...

 

The story of how an elderly person in Longford town was 'conned' into letting a thief into her home

Last Sunday evening, in Longford Town, an elderly person, out of...

 

Call out for feedback from residents living in local unfinished estates

Residents of unfinished housing estates in the Shannonside regio...

 

Kiltoom family call for review of decision not to recommend paying for key MS drug

This week, the National Centre for Pharma-co-economics at St Jam...

 

Owner of Twist Soup Kitchens says he's happy to use burger products taken off supermarket shelves

With the controversy raging over burgers containing horse meat c...

 

Leitrim Carer shares her story

More than 30 people turned out to a public meeting in Carrick on...

 

Working with the Tidy Towns

The Chairperson of Longford Tidy Towns Andy O' Dowd is one of th...

 

Roscommon's 'Individual' Young Scientist Winner

Shauna O' Neill, a student from the Convent of Mercy in Roscommo...

 

Green Party Leader address local issues

On Monday, Longford Women's Link's hosted a national conference ...