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Westmeath

Government urged to act soon to provide flooding insurance

The Irish National Flood Forum believe the government needs to act urgently to help homeowners previously affected by flooding to get home insurance...

Mullingar woman appeals for workers to join strike over Eighth Amendment

A Mullingar woman is part of a group urging all Irish employees to strike if a referendum on repealing the Eighth Amendment isn't called...

Major Shannon flood meeting in Athlone tonight

An outline of the planned flood relief works and when they may begin in the Shannonside region is expected to be revealed at a...

Public consultation event confirmed for N55 realignment plans

The details of a public consultation event for a planned re-alignment of the N55 have been confirmed.Ballymahon Municipal District was last night informed that...

Disappointment over long delay in Athlone traffic system

The Mayor of Athlone believes an administrative error is going to set back the controversial one-way traffic system in the town by months.It emerged...

Local hotels’ group made €2m profit in 2016

Pre-tax profits at the Hodson Bay Hotel Group increased by 4 per cent to €1.86 million last year.The group includes the four-star Hodson Bay...

Varadkar pledges to defend farmers in Brexit

The Minister for Social Protection has reassured farmers that defending CAP will be a key aspect to the Irish government's Brexit plans.Over 400 people...

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...

Michael Glavey All-Ireland Semi-Final called off

Michael Glaveys All-Ireland intermediate semi-final game with Kilanerin has been postponed due to heavy overnight rain in Tullamore.A new date will be confirmed as...

RDFL Challenge cup draws

The draws for the Preliminary Round and Round 1 of the RDFL Challenge Cup were made  at the League Headquarters in Lecarrow under the...

Longford Towns Aodh Devlin featured for the under 19 side

The Republic of Ireland Under-19s defeated an ETB FAI Select XI 3-0  at the AUL Complex, Clonshaugh on Thursday afternoon. The side featured Longford...

Máire Madden (née Mullen)

Máire Madden (née Mullen).Grangebeg, Boyle, Co. Roscommon.Reposing at her son Enda’s home in Grangebeg tomorrow (Mon) from four o’clock until eight o’clock.Funeral arriving...

Marion Healy

Marion Healy.Knockroe, Boyle, Co Roscommon.Saturday, January, 20th peacefully at University Hospital Sligo.Predeceased by her husband Christy.Sadly missed by her son Andrew,...

Tom McDermott (better known as T Mac)

Tom McDermott (better known as T Mac)Kiltybannon, Farm, Williamstown, Co. Galway.Friday, January, 19thReposing at Feeney's Funeral Home, Williamstown this evening (Sun) from half...

SPECSAVERS ITEM

 What type of glasses would suit a square or a round face?Fiona Ferguson from Specsavers opticians in Longford joined us on the show to...

Should B and B’s charge a booking deposit?

 You heard it here last week – the Restaurants association of Ireland is calling on its members to request non - refundable deposits to...

SLURRY SPREADING AND THE FODDER CRISIS

Slurry spreading will begin on farms across the region in the coming weeks when the closed period comes to an end.Counties in Zone B...