The Roscommon Herald has unveiled a new-look website, which went live this morning, Tuesday, December 5th. Roscommon Herald editor Christina McHugh paid tribute to all those who had been involved in the development of the site over the past few months. “This is an exciting time for the Roscommon Herald as we continue to expand our online presence. "The Roscommon Herald has built up a trusted following for its news and sports coverage, both in print and online. "We look forward to bringing the people of this county and beyond the most up-to-date news and sports coverage possible on our new website at www.roscommonherald.ie,” she said.
December 05, 2023 13:15 UTC
Nella Rose becomes second contestant eliminated from I’m A CelebrityHannah Roberts, PA Entertainment ReporterNella Rose has become the second contestant to be eliminated from I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! The 26-year-old clashed with First Dates star Sirieix after he remarked that he was old enough to be her father. “So when they have different mindsets, and I hear them, I’m shocked because I’m like, ‘People think like this’. '”Rose is the second celebrity voted off the show after jockey Frankie Dettori left during Sunday’s instalment, having received the fewest votes from the public. During Monday’s episode and before the first live eviction, Rose said she did not “want anyone to leave” the show, including Farage and Sirieix.
December 05, 2023 12:40 UTC
The Minister for Climate of Ireland, Eamon Ryan, announced at the COP28 climate conference in Dubai that the country is considering the development of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies, Irish online newspaper The Journal reported. However, he emphasized that such efforts should not serve as a pretext for expanding unsustainable fossil fuel use. Ireland is ultimately “going to do carbon capture and storage” but “the real key question is you can’t use that as a cover for unsustainable fossil fuel expansion”, Minister Ryan told reporters Sunday, as cited by The Journal. Carbon capture and storage, while capable of mitigating emissions from industrial processes, face criticism for their cost and perceived potential as a future excuse to delay essential emission cuts. Read more: Leaked Evidence Shows UAE Plans To Use COP28 For Fossil Fuels Deals
December 05, 2023 11:30 UTC
Imagine Telecommunications narrowed its losses last year to €12.2m from almost €20m in 2021, newly-filed accounts for the business show. Imagine, whose founder Sean Bolger died earlier this year, saw its revenue edge 5pc higher to €33.8m in 2022. The telecoms group had accumulated losses of €195m at the end of 2022 and a shareholders’ deficit of €6.7m. The Irish group is controlled by Canada’s Brookfield Asset Management, which first took a stake in Imagine back in 2018. The new spectrum is in the 2.3Ghz and 2.6Ghz bands, which Imagine said are strategically important to delivering 5G services.
December 05, 2023 10:15 UTC
“How disabled do you have to be?”A Moate man whose arm was partially amputated following a motorbike accident in 2019, has asked “how disabled do you have to be?” after being turned down for a tax relief driving scheme for disabled drivers. Since then, he has been campaigning to have the “outdated“ criteria attached to The Disabled Drivers and Disabled Passengers Scheme to be urgently brought up to modern standards. I'm disabled and I am on disability, so I'm disabled in one way but when it comes to this (primary medical certificate needed for the scheme) I'm not disabled enough.”The Disabled Drivers and Disabled Passengers Scheme (DDS) provides relief from Vehicle Registration Tax (VRT) and VAT on the use of an adapted car, as well as an exemption from motor tax and an annual fuel grant. If an applicant is turned down, they can appeal the decision to the Disabled Drivers Medical Board of Appeals within 28 days. However, David's situation was complicated further by the resignation of Disabled Drivers Medical Board in 2021, which is believed to be due to the strict nature of the criteria.
December 05, 2023 08:21 UTC
About us:Founded in 1859, the Roscommon Herald is the only paid-for newspaper dedicated to the towns and county of Roscommon. Published each Tuesday, it provides a full-range of news including courts, councils and community reporting across the entire county, highlight what is good about Roscommon, reporting on the concerns of the people of Roscommon and being one of Roscommon’s biggest campaigners and supporters. Our website www.roscommonherald.com is updated daily to ensure that the people of Roscommon or people interested in Roscommon are kept up to date with all the relevant news. The Roscommon Herald offers a wide range of advertising solutions to local and national advertisers across print and digital. We also sell, design and print special supplements for special occasions – new businesses, anniversaries, seasonal events and major sporting events.
December 05, 2023 08:01 UTC
Hospitals are under pressure and some have had to shut wards due to a surge in the winter vomiting virus. The bug, known as the norovirus, is easily passed on and can cause explosive vomiting and diarrhoea. Symptoms include nausea, diarrhoea, vomiting and a person may also have a high temperature, headache, aching arms and legs. A spokeswoman for the HSE said the Health Protection Surveillance Centre data showed winter vomiting bug notifications in Ireland tripled to more than 30 per week. She said: “High levels of norovirus activity can increase demand on healthcare facilities and staff.
December 05, 2023 06:46 UTC
Ferbane's Ed Devery, a volunteer with Athlone Community Radio, was among the winners at the Volunteer Ireland Awards in Limerick on Saturday. Ferbane man wins major accolade at Volunteer Ireland AwardsAthlone Community Radio said it was "proud beyond words" after one of its dedicated volunteers, Ed Devery, was named as the winner of the 'Health & Wellbeing' category at the 2023 Volunteer Ireland Awards in Limerick on Saturday. Ed is a native of Ferbane who produces and presents the 'monthly positivity' mental health slot on the station's 'Athlone Today' series. Ed was one of three finalists in the Health & Wellbeing category at last Saturday's awards, and there was delight at the station when he was announced as the category winner. Philomena Murphy, Athlone Community Radio's broadcast programme co-ordinator, and Alzbeta Hajdinova Nagyova, its volunteer co-ordinator, represented Ed at the awards which were held in Limerick Racecourse.
December 05, 2023 05:38 UTC
Gitaben was flying into India using her original Indian passport. During immigration clearance, discrepancies were noted, including the use of Rita Menezes’ date of birth and parentage in the Portuguese passport. However, in 2021, she entered India through Delhi and departed using the fraudulently obtained Portuguese passport under the name Rita Menezes. Gitaben initially denied having a Portuguese passport during the preliminary inquiry, claiming only an Indian passport, despite similarities in photographs. During immigration, Gitaben was found to have fraudulently obtained the Portuguese passport using another Indian’s identity.
December 05, 2023 02:15 UTC
Ref made ‘very bad’ decision but we should have killed game – Bernardo SilvaBy Andy Hampson, PABernardo Silva feels Manchester City suffered a “very, very bad” decision against Tottenham but admits the team also need to do their own job better. “It is a bad decision and everyone saw it,” said the Portuguese midfielder. “The referee probably is the first one to know it was a very, very bad decision because he (Grealish) was one on one with the keeper and it could have given us the three points. Silva said: “We have been conceding late goals against Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and now Tottenham. “We need to demand more from ourselves, each one of us.”Spurs’ late equaliser ended their run of three successive defeats.
December 05, 2023 01:33 UTC
Anderson, IN (46016)TodayCloudy this evening with periods of light rain and snow after midnight. Low near 30F. Winds light and variable. Low near 30F. Winds light and variable.
December 04, 2023 22:26 UTC
By Claudia Savage, PAThe Enniskillen bar that created a viral Christmas advert is launching a range of clothing to help tackle loneliness in older people. Charlie’s Bar Enniskillen has teamed up with local embroidery company Ted & Stitch to create a limited edition jumper, t-shirt, hat and bandana. All profits from the sales in December will go to Age NI and the South West Age Partnership. Una Burns, manager and third generation of family to own Charlie’s Bar Enniskillen said the team are “over the moon” at the success of the advert. Charlie’s Bar in Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh, went viral with their Christmas ad (Charlie’s Bar/PA)“Their message was simple and demonstrates how small gestures can touch people’s hearts.
December 04, 2023 22:06 UTC
When asked whether the Sunburn festival will be allowed at Vagator Beach for four days i.e. December 28 to 31, Sawant said, “Siolim MLA Delilah Lobo has already made a request not to allow holding of Sunburn EDM festival on the fourth day i.e. In 2013, the Sunburn festival was shifted from Candolim to Vagator, while it was only once held at Pune, before shifting to Vagator again. The Anjuna-Caisua panchayat has passed a resolution not to allow the EDM festival on December 31. The Chief Minister had clearly understood local sentiments and the grave inconveniences Goans will face if Sunburn continues on December 31.
December 04, 2023 20:17 UTC
Met Éireann has issued a yellow warning for low temperatures and ice from today until tomorrow morning. The areas affected are Connacht, Longford, Offaly and Westmeath. The national forecaster has warned of slippery conditions underfoot, hazardous traveling conditions and animal welfare issues.
December 04, 2023 19:58 UTC