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Submissions call for all Westmeath to be reunited

A total of six submission have been made to the Constituencies Commission in relation to the Longford/Westmeath constituency.Three of the submissions were made by...

Minister Varadkar attending Brexit meeting in Mullingar tonight

IFA president Joe Healy and Social Protection Minister Leo Varadkar are among the guest speakers at a Brexit meeting in Mullingar tonight.The meeting is...

Anger at lack of consultation on Athlone traffic system

Businesses and residents in Athlone still don't feel they have been properly consulted about plans to change the Main Street into a one-way traffic...

Claim that large businesses are getting rates decreases

An Athlone businessman is facing a 140-per-cent increase in his commercial rates next year - but claims big enterprises are set to have decreases.The...

Reports of jobs at risk due to Athlone school amalgamation

The Chairman of the Interim Board of Management for the new secondary school in Athlone says they do not know of any potential job...

Mullingar hospital most overcrowded in country today

Latest figures show there are over 400 patients on trolleys at hospitals across the country with Mullingar hospital the most overcrowded.According to the Irish...

Former Education Minister slams “staffless library” concept

A former Minister for Education has slammed plans to open staffless libraries across the Shannonside region.The government is set to proceed with the roll...

Mullingar and Portiuncula hospitals under pressure today

509 people were waiting on trolleys at hospitals across the country this morning, according to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation.The figure is down...

HSE urged to publicaly share information on St Vincent’s Hospital

The HSE is being urged to set up clear communication with all stakeholders involved in St Vincent's Hospital in Athlone.Staff and residents have been...

Progress reported on plans to buy railway field in Athlone

It's hoped that significant progress can be made on the sale of the railway field in Athlone to Westmeath County Council in the coming...

One sub-2 goals and Mayo defeat Roscommon

Roscommon progressed to next Sunday’s Connacht FBD League final despite losing to Mayo by a point in Kiltoom . Roscommon were ahead by eight...

Leitrims second half resurrection not enough to halt defeat

A miraculous comeback that fell just short saw Leitrim end their FBD league campaign with a 3 point defeat to Sligo in Tourlestrane this...

Munster and Leinster progress and Ulster bow out in champions cup

Munster have secured a home quarter final after their win over Racing 92 22-10 in Thomond Park. Munster have only conceded four tries in...

Kathleen McDermott (Nee Armstrong)

Kathleen McDermott (Nee Armstrong)St Etchens Court, Kinnegad, co Westmeath and formerly Croghan, Boyle, Co Roscommon.Saturday January 21st unexpidly at her residence.Reposing at her residence...

Maureen Keary (Nee Kerrigan)

Maureen Keary (Nee Kerrigan)Tinode, Streete, Co Westmeath.Friday January 20th peacefully at Midlands Regional Hospital, Mullingar. Wife of the late Johnny. Sadly missed by her...

Kathleen O’Brien (Nee Hughes)

Kathleen O’Brien (Nee Hughes)Milltown, Kiltoom, Athlone, Co Roscommon and formerly of Arcadia, Athlone.Saturday January 21st peacefully at her residence. Wife of Tom MRCVS and...

Roscommon Roundabout Rage

Elaine Lally of Elaine Lally Photography in Roscommon spoke to Joe Finnegan this morning to explain why her diagram on social media post has been shared online...

The Bishop of Elphin meets a relaxed Pope Francis at the Vatican

The Bishop of Elphin, together with all other Irish Bishops, had an audience with Pope Francis at the Vatican this morning. The meeting, which lasted...

The JF Show Panel 20th Jan 2017

Eugene McGee is a columnist with the Irish Independent newspaper and a former Editor of the Longford Leader; Martin Kenny is the Sinn Féin...