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# castlerea - Friday 19 June, 2020

Man appears in court charged with murder of Detective Garda Colm Horkan

Stephen Silver (43), of Aughavard, Foxford, Co Mayo was charged this evening.

'A garda's garda, and a proper gentleman': Investigations continue into shooting of Detective Garda Colm Horkan

Investigations continue into the killing of Garda Horkan, who was shot dead in the early hours of Thursday morning.

# castlerea - Thursday 18 June, 2020

Taoiseach says Detective Garda Colm Horkan 'gave his life protecting the community'

The on-duty garda died following an incident in Castlerea which happened shortly before midnight.

Parish priest: Colleagues of Detective Colm Horkan prayed around him after he died

Detective Garda Colm Horkan was shot dead in the early hours of this morning.

'An attack upon society': Garda Commissioner appeals for information on shooting of Colm Horkan

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris was speaking in Castlerea today.

'Their loss is colossal': Locals describe 'absolute gentleman' detective who was shot and killed overnight in Roscommon

Detective Garda Colm Horkan died after he was shot on duty in Castlerea.

'Absolutely devastating': Tributes paid after death of Detective Garda Colm Horkan in Roscommon shooting

“Our thoughts today are with all those grieving as a result of this tragic incident,” said Taoiseach Leo Varadkar.

# castlerea - Monday 6 January, 2020

Search for missing Co Roscommon woman stood down

Valerie Hough has been located and the case is being treated as a personal tragedy.

# castlerea - Friday 18 October, 2019

From The42 Johnny Ward: Irish racing can be proud of new horse welfare programme for prisoners Column

Johnny Ward: Irish racing can be proud of new horse welfare programme for prisoners

The first sod has been turned to begin work on a new facility in Castlerea.

# castlerea - Friday 12 April, 2019

Man charged after gardaí caught him outside prison in possession of drone, mobiles, and 440 pills

A woman in her 40s has been released without charge.

# castlerea - Thursday 11 April, 2019

Gardaí arrest couple outside prison in possession of drone, cannabis, mobiles, and 440 pills

The drone was in the process of being set up.

# castlerea - Friday 11 January, 2019

Man appears in court and a second man arrested in connection with Strokestown incident

The incident in question concerns a property in Falsk was repossessed by private security personnel on 16 December.

# castlerea - Thursday 13 December, 2018

Incident in which garda was hospitalised being investigated by GSOC

The incident happened at around 1am in the Rose Lawn area of Castlerea, Co Roscommon.

# castlerea - Sunday 9 December, 2018

On duty garda suffers injuries after early morning assault

The garda is understood to have been responding to a call.

# castlerea - Wednesday 4 April, 2018

Inquiry ordered into continued detention of Donegal-based Chinese take-away owner

He has been detained in prison since 25 March.

# castlerea - Tuesday 25 October, 2016

Woman in her 80s dies after single-vehicle crash in Roscommon

The car she was driving hit a wall on Sunday.

# castlerea - Saturday 30 July, 2016

From The Daily Edge Forget the Galway Races, Roscommon had something much more interesting on last night On The Pig's Back

Forget the Galway Races, Roscommon had something much more interesting on last night

It was the annual pig race in Castlerea.

# castlerea - Wednesday 10 February, 2016

From The Daily Edge 16 of the most Roscommon things that have ever happened The Rossies

# castlerea - Monday 20 April, 2015

Pics: Dozens of firefighters battle bogland wildfire for twelve hours Roscommon This post contains images

Pics: Dozens of firefighters battle bogland wildfire for twelve hours

The fire was brought under control by midnight last night.

# castlerea - Friday 9 January, 2015

David Coleman found safe and well in Roscommon

Gardaí thanked the public for their assistance.

# castlerea - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

This Roscommon deli-owner spent €1,000 of his own money to install a clean water system

The owner of Benny’s Deli, on Castlerea’s Main Street, grew tired of constant ‘boil water’ notices in the town and decided to take matters into his own hands.

# castlerea - Friday 21 March, 2014

Water meters installed in Castlerea despite four years of boil water notices

A local councillor said it was “unacceptable” that the issues with water contamination was not fixed before the meters were put in.

# castlerea - Monday 20 January, 2014

Two-year-old boy seriously injured in Roscommon car crash

Gardaí are appealing for witness to the two-car collision.

# castlerea - Thursday 19 December, 2013

Watch: Ming Flanagan challenges Minister to drink glass of 'glorified piss' (water)

The independent TD could be in trouble with Dáil authorities after an outburst in the chamber this morning.

# castlerea - Thursday 10 October, 2013

Man in his 70s dies after car collides with lorry

It happened on the N5 in Roscommon at around 10am today.

# castlerea - Friday 28 June, 2013

Teenager due in court over Roscommon false imprisonment

Four people were initially arrested over the incident, which happened in Strokestown on Tuesday.

# castlerea - Thursday 20 June, 2013

Campaigner against Corrib gas pipeline 'on hunger strike' in prison

Rossport campaigners say Liam Heffernan was arrested for blocking construction vehicles.

# castlerea - Saturday 11 February, 2012

Man and woman killed in fatal Roscommon shootings

A 44-year-old man and 30-year-old woman were found dead in two cars in Cloonfad, Co Roscommon, last night.

# castlerea - Monday 16 May, 2011

Harmac to create 100 jobs in Roscommon

US technologies company Harmac has announced plans to create 100 jobs in Co Roscommon over the next five years.

# castlerea - Friday 18 February, 2011

Man to appear in court following Roscommon robbery

A man in his 20s appears before Castlerea District Court following Wednesday’s armed raid on the local post office.