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Gardai

Man due to appear in court following several alleged offences in Glasson

A man in his 20s will appear before a court in Dublin today charged with a string of offences that took place in County...
Garda

Gardai appealing for help in tracing missing Westmeath teenager

Gardai in Westmeath are appealing for the public's help in tracing the whereabouts of a missing 14-year-old boy. Ned Cash Connors was last seen on...

Athlone school tops list for third level progression in Shannonside region

Our Lady's Bower in Athlone is the top ranked third level feeder school in the Shannonside region, according to the latest Sunday Times best...
Garda

Man arrested in connection with dangerous driving in Westmeath

A man is expected to come before the courts this week in connection with dangerous driving in County Westmeath. The man in his early twenties...

Long established barbers in Athlone will close its doors today

A long established barbers in Athlone will close its doors for the last time today. Wheatley's Hairdressing Salon on Northgate Street has been there since...
Gardai

Gardaí attended a road traffic collision that occurred at Beal Na Mulla this morning

Gardaí in Athlone attended a road traffic collision that occurred at Beal Na Mulla at around 7:25 am this morning after a bus and...

Hearing on new Athlone bridge ends prematurely

A planning hearing into a proposed bridge across the river Shannon in Athlone has ended after just half a day. The Bord Pleanála oral hearing...

Boxer demands more flood funding in forthcoming Budget

The government is going to have to come up with more funds for defences against flooding in this year's Budget. That's according to Athlone TD...

Opposition to Athlone bid for city status

Plans to have Athlone town given city status under the new National Planning Framework are being met with some opposition this week. It's understood that...
Ambulance

Man critical after Offaly farm accident

A man is in a critical condition in hospital following a farm accident in Offaly. His 11 year old son was also injured in the...

Longford Face Fermanagh in Relegation Play-Off

In a winner-takes-all shoot-out in Ballymachugh, Fermanagh and Longford fight it out to avoid relegation from the intermediate championship grade. For Fermanagh, defeat would represent...

Leinster Open European Defence Against Wasps

Leinster will kick-off their defence of the Heineken Champions Cup title at home to Wasps, then travel to France to take on Toulouse. The European...

Shannonside Region Represented In Connacht U-18 Squad

The Connacht under-18s management team have included four players from the Shannonside region in their inter-provincial squad. Creggs pair Aodha Hession and Sam O’Sullivan, Buccaneers...

Frankie O’Neill

Frankie O’Neill Tower View, St. Anne’s Terrace, Athlone, Co. Westmeath Friday 17th August.  Reposing at his sister Jackie’s residence, 3 Beachville on Sunday from five o’clock...

Sean Howard

Sean Howard Carra, Granard, Co. Longford Thursday 16th August, peacefully at Cavan General Hospital surrounded by his loving family.  Devoted husband of Winnie and father of...

Dolly Rushe (née Davis)

Dolly Rushe (née Davis) Rathcroghan, Tulsk and formerly of Feeragh, Ballymurray, Knockcroghery, Co Roscommon. Friday August 17th, peacefully, in the loving care of the staff...

Social Welfare, Northern Ireland and the banks

It's Friday, and that can only mean one thing - the Joe Finnegan Show panel. Every week, we invite a panel of guests on to...

Operation update

It was the show that asked contestants to bare all by stepping on the scales in their lycra for the viewers at home. Yes, we...

LISTEN: Is Croke Park suitable for an infant?

On the Joe Finnegan Show yesterday, we heard about a fanatical Tyrone supporter who brought their 16-week-old son to the All-Ireland semi-final against Monaghan last weekend. Today,...