Thursday, August 17, 2017

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Westmeath

Lost cash handed in to Athlone gardai

Gardaí in Athlone are asking anyone who might have lost a sum of money in the town last week to contact them. The cash was...

167 people with disability on local authority housing lists

A charity says it's not surprised that that 167 people in the Shannonside region with a disability are currently on local authority housing lists. Rehab...

Athlone’s Church street to turn one way later in year

The traffic system on Church St in Athlone isn't likely to turn one-way until mid-November. The issue was clarified at a special meeting of Athlone...

Mullingar garage owner critical of new waste tyres recycling scheme

A Mullingar based businessman says a new compliance scheme aimed at reducing the amount of dumped or unaccounted for tyres will not work. Frank Mc...
Sewerage

Irish Water’s Athlone sewer upgrade to cost €30million

Irish Water says it hopes the upgrades it intends to carry out on the Athlone sewer network will help to minimise problems with sewerage...
Housing

Athlone couple launch High Court bid to regain place on housing list

An unemployed couple from Athlone have launched a High Court challenge over being removed from a housing list because their income from social protection...
Pine marten

Westmeath Councillor reveals grandchildren’s close encounter with pine marten

A Westmeath county councillor has joined calls for a review of the protected status of the pine marten. The animal is presently protected under law...

Irish Rail confirms person killed after incident on rail line outside Mullingar

Irish Rail has confirmed a person died following what has been described as a 'tragic incident' on the Dublin-Sligo rail line at Multyfarnham last...

Swiss multinational completes purchase of Athlone Extrusions

It's being reported the takeover of well-known Shannonside company Athlone Extrusions has been completed by Swiss multinational Schweiter Technologies. The acquisition of the plastics company...
Garda

Athlone Gardai seek owner of car who left scene of near collision

Gardaí in Athlone are asking for help in tracing the owner of a car which left the scene of an accident near Horseleap earlier...

Pat Gilroy to become the next Dublin HURLING Manager?

There could be a familiar face back on the GAA side lines in 2018 with shock news that Pat Gilroy has over the past...

Kilbeggan Race Course gearing up for final meeting of the summer

  The current racing season has been a very successful one for Kilbeggan Races, with international diplomats visiting, top trainers winning races, two well supported...

Roscommon Soccer Fixtures released for the Weekend of August 25th

The new soccer season is up and running in Roscommon for another season and already there are some cracking matches to look forward to...

James (James Patrick) Keaney

James (James Patrick) Keaney. Highwood, Co. Sligo. Wednesday, August, 16th peacefully at his home. Predeceased by his sister Mary Brennan. Husband of Anne (née Donlon), brother...

Thomas (Tom) Nevin

Thomas (Tom) Nevin Cloonlish, Casttlerea, Co Roscommon and formerly Shankill, Kilkerrin, Co Galway and Birmingham, England. Wednesday August 16th Reposing at McDonagh’s Funeral Home, Castlerea tomorrow evening...

Isobel Jane (Jennie) Rogers (Nee McCormack)

Isobel Jane (Jennie) Rogers (Nee McCormack) Bridgefort House, Rathowen, Co Westmeath. Wednesday August 16th peacefully at Our Lady’s Manor, Edgeworthstown, Co Longford, in her 100th year. Beloved...

PODCAST: “Exam Results” – A poem on The JF Show

Peter Costello of www.Reasons4Rhymes.com - one of The JF Show's favourite local poets submitted a very relevant and timely poem to us here in...

PODCAST: Love Longford… or leave it alone

Longford poet Valerie Masterson is fed up of hearing Longford taking abuse over and over again in national polls and she says the one...

PODCAST: Organ donation to be highlighted at National Novena in Knock

Bernadette McNeive shares her family’s experience of life saving organ donation in advance of the National Novena at Knock where she will also deliver...