• The family of a 42-year old woman, who died of a heart attack just hours after visiting her GP complaining of cardiac-like symptoms, have settled their High Court action for €750,000.

    The three young daughters of Sheila Tymon found her collapsed on her bed at home and they had to ring their father to rush to the family home in Carrick on Shannon, Co Leitrim.

    An off-duty detective followed Michael Tymon, and later tried to  help him resuscitate his wife as their three daughters aged between five and 10 years old looked on.

    Michael Tymon of Kilboderry, Summerhill,, Carrick on Shannon, along with his daughters  sued GP Martina Cogan who was practising at a surgery at Keadue Health Centre in Co Roscommon.

    Mr Justice Kevin Cross was told the settlement was without an admission of liability.

    Senior Counsel for the Tymons, Pearse Sreenan said it was their case that Mrs Tymon should have been sent on for further investigation and treatment, which in all probability would have saved her.

    The court heard that Mrs Tymon attended the GP on several occasions in June 2013 and complained of abnormal sensations in her chest and down both arms, which were causing her discomfort and pain.

    She was prescribed an anti-hypertensive medication.

    Mrs Tymon attended a review appointment on 27th June, with recurring pains, and was prescribed anti-inflammatories.

    Later that evening, her children found her lying motionless on her bed.

    A post mortem found Mrs Tymon had extensive cardiovascular disease and her heart was enlarged. The cause of death given as acute cardiac failure.

    Approving the €750,000 settlement yesterday, Mr Justice Cross offered his sympathy to Mr Tymon and his family.

  • The Co Roscommon village of Keadue has been chosen as one of two locations in Ireland to participate in the 2020 Entente Florale competition.

    A total of 8 towns and villages are representing Ireland, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany and Hungary in this year's competition, with Keadue and Carlow Town representing Ireland.

    Judging will take place in Keaue on 13th July.

    Keadue previously won a silver medal in this competition in 2003, and has also been a national Tidy Towns award winner.


  • A man in his 80s has died after a hit and run in Roscommon.

    It happened at around 11 o'clock last night.

    The incident happened in Keadue, Co. Roscommon when a pedestrian was hit by a car.

    The man - who was in his 80s - was pronounced dead at the scene.

    The driver - a 20 year old man - failed to remain at the scene and later presented himself at Carrick-on-Shannon Garda Station.

    A full forensic and technical examination is being carried out this morning and diversions are in place.

    Gardaí are asking for anyone who may have seen the incident to come forward.


    A 20 year old man has presented himself to Gardaí in relation to a fatal hit and run in county Roscommon last night.

    A pedestrian in his 80s was killed when he was struck by a car which failed to remain at the scene in Keadue after 11pm.

    The driver of the car later presented himself at Carrick-on-Shannon Garda Station.

    A forensic examination of the scene was carried out this morning.




  • The elderly man who was fatally injured in a hit and run in Keadue, Co Roscommon on Saturday night has been named as Fr Michael Guckian, who lived with the Oblate order in Inchicore in Dublin.

    According to the Irish Independent, Fr Guckian (81) had been visiting relatives in Roscommon.

    It is understood he had returned to his native Roscommon for an anniversary mass for a relative in the Drumboylan area.

    Gardai are investigating the collision which occurred in Keadue, at approximately 11pm on Saturday night.

    Fr Guckian was walking on a country road when he was struck by a car. The driver failed to stop or remain at the scene.

    A 20-year-old man, who gardai say was the driver of the car involved, later presented himself at Carrick-On-Shannon Garda Station.

    A forensic and technical examination of the scene took place yesterday.