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Westmeath

Athlone bridge subject of oral hearing

An Oral Hearing is taking place in Athlone over the next two days into plans to build a new cycleway and pedestrian bridge across...

OPW Minister wants major infrastructure assessed for flood protection

Minister with responsibility for the OPW Kevin Boxer Moran says major infrastructure across the country needs to be assessed to help prevent and protect...

Westmeath Rose to take to Tralee stage tonight

People across the Shannonside counties will be rooting for the Westmeath Rose Eva Cooney tonight as she takes to the stage in Tralee. The 22-year-old...
Power

Hundreds without power due to outage near Pigeons

The ESB is reporting a significant power outage at Bushfield near the Pigeons this afternoon. A fault was reported just before 4pm and according to...

Sharp drop in points for nursing at Athlone IT

There has been a significant drop in the number of points required to enter general nursing at Athlone IT this year. According to the CAO...

Westmeath and Kildare Roses have Shannonside links

Despite no joy for local county roses in this year's Rose of Tralee competition, Shannonside interest will still be represented by two girls taking...
Rainfall

Minor accidents on roads due to heavy rain

Gardai say a number of minor accidents have taken place on roads in the region this morning. No injuries have been reported but gardai are...
Pieta House

New Athlone Pieta House office to be open by early October

It's hoped a new Pieta house centre in Athlone will be fully operational by the beginning of October. Work is continuing on refurbishing and upgrading...

Hospitals struggle to discharge patients to step down facility

The inability of hospitals to discharge or place patients in a step down facility is putting huge pressure on the health sector according to...
Garda

Gardai investigating possible link between two Athlone burglaries

Gardai in Athlone are appealing for witnesses to two alleged burglaries which occurred in the town last Friday morning. Investigations are underway after two incidents,...

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,...