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Westmeath

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,...
Money

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...
Landlord

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...
Anniversary mass

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...

O’Hanlon Claims Fourth Longford Marathon Crown

Gary O’Hanlon made landed his fourth Longford Marathon on Sunday August 19 in a new course record of 2:21.00. O’Hanlon the reigning Irish national marathon...

Longford Senior Football Results W/E August 19

Peter Hanley Longford Senior football championship Clonguish 1-20 Ballymahon 1-7 Mostrim 1-12 Abbeylara 1-11 Group Two Carrickedmond 1-8 Mullinalaghta 1-21 Granard 1-9 Colmcille 1-17. Group Three Killoe 0-12 Dromard 1-10. Peter...

Roscommon Club Championship Results W/E 19 August

Roscommon Senior, Intermediate and Junior results week-ending August 19. Hodson Bay Hotel Roscommon Senior Football Championship results Section A Sunday August 19, Strokestown 2-10 Clan na...

Annie Macken (nee Gavin)

Annie Macken (nee Gavin) Battery Heights, Athlone and formerly of Derrylahan. Monday 20th August. Reposing at the Strand Funeral home on Wednesday from half past five until...

John Roche

John Roche Kidlawn House, Ballinasloe, Co. Roscommon Sunday 19th August. Reposing at Grenham’s Funeral Home, Ballinasloe, Tuesday from six o’clock until eight o’clock.  Private removal on Wednesday...

Mary Mulligan

Mary Mulligan Lisnagabara, Four Roads, Co. Roscommon Sunday 19th August, Suddenly in her 93rd year, at the residence of her sister Bridie. Reposing at Dempsey’s...

A rhyme for all – exam results

  Congrats to all you students, that are in this frenzy zone Whether your results were high or low, you will not be on your own I...

RECIPE : TRADITIONAL IRISH STEW

I think it's fair to say that we here on the Joe Finnegan Show could do with any help we can get in the...

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...