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Lack of Roses in Leitrim

Shannonside FM report: There are real fears that Leitrim may not have a representative at this year’s Rose of Tralee festival. So far, only three girls have come forward to take part in the Leitrim Rose contest for 2015, which is due to take place this Sunday at eight o’clock in the Bush Hotel.

Roscommon Herald

The Roscommon Herald has a vacancy for a senior reporter. The successful candidate must have a proven track record in news writing, feature and court reporting, ideally in a newspaper setting. Knowledge of all aspects of social media would be an advantage. It is essential that candidates have their own transport.
Applicants should send their CV to: The Editor, Roscommon Herald, St. Patrick Street, Boyle county Roscommon, or email before Wednesday, May 6th.

Change the Future - Astonishing Fact

  • If every Irish family replaced one regular light bulb with a CFL, it would eliminate 1 billion pounds of greenhouse gases
  • Consider buying Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs (CFL) instead of regular lightbulbs. It will save the planet as well as saving money

Facts Courtesy of students James Bolger, Luke Connelly and Cillian Doyle.

Garda - 100 senior officers to be moved

Garda Commissioner Noirin O'Sullivan has ordered the biggest managerial shake-up in the force in living memory. As part of the radical re-organisaiton, up to 100 senior officers of superintendent and chief superintendent rank are to be moved, while a number of high profile units will be merged.
Commissioner O'Sullivan gave the order for the unprecedented shake-up recently and officers around the country are still being informed about where they are due to be sent.

Bus Eireann to cut some services

This region is being spared from cuts for the moment. In an interview with the Irish Independent, chief executive Martin Nolan said Bus Éireann is losing thousands of euro everyday on routes with low passenger numbers. The company says that if the Government wants rural services to be saved – it will need to provide a subsidy.

NoWDOC Update

Frank Feighan TD: "I have been working closely with the doctors. An independent mediator has been appointed between both sides and I am hopeful and confident that issues will be resolved shortly"

Leitrim Observer report: Over 50 family doctors from the North West initially met in Donegal Town on February 12th last to discuss the threatened collapse of the NoWDOC service. The NoWDOC service based in Carrick-on-Shannon covers all of South Leitrim up to and including Drumkeerin, as well as parts of North Roscommon including Boyle, Strokestown, Elphin and Ballyfarnon. In all, there are 21 doctors involved.
The local GPs have expressed their concern about the evolving situation which now threatens the continuation of the existing out of hours GP cover in the area.

Ban on sunbed offers

Special offers for sunbeds in tanning shops are to be banned from next month. The Health Minister says it’s part of his plan to tackle the number of cases of skin and eye cancer.

As you know ...

Carrick-on-Shannon is the county town of County Leitrim. While it is the largest town in the County Leitrim, it is the smallest main county town in Ireland. The population of the town hovers around 4,000.

Four people diagnosed with Cancer in Co. Leitrim weekly

The Irish Cancer Society reports that four people are diagnosed with cancer in Co Leitrim every week. Friday, March 27 will be Daffodil Day 2015, an opportunity for you to support The Irish Cancer Society. The Society and Dell, are calling on the public to volunteer, organise or donate. CallSave 1850 60 60 60 or visit

Martin Kenny to go forward

Sinn Féin Councillor Martin Kenny has announced he’s to put himself forward for the selection convention for the party in the Sligo-Leitrim constituency ahead of the next general election.

Michael Colreavy TD will not contest election

Leitrim Sinn Féin's Michael Colreavy TD has announced he will not be contesting the next general election. He said he wants to spend more time at home with his family and grandchildren, it’s time to hand over the reins to a younger generation.

Drop in government assisted employment

Government assisted employment in County Leitrim has dropped by 43.5% between 2004 and 2013. Western Development Commission figures indicate that 1,311 people work in IDA Ireland assisted companies, Enterprise Ireland or Údarás na Gaeltachta. This number is down from back in 2004 when almost 3,000 were assisted.

Fat - we got wrong advice

One of the most widely advocated pieces of dietary advice from the 1970s and 1980s - to cut intake of fat and saturated fat in order to reduce the risk of a heart attack - was wrong and should never have been introduced, according to new research.

Stewarts 24 Hour Filling Station

Petrol, Diesel, Convenience Store, Car Wash/Valet
Stewarts 24 Hour is close to you on the Boyle Road.

Abbey Haven Care & Nursing Home



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