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Claim that large businesses are getting rates decreases

An Athlone businessman is facing a 140-per-cent increase in his commercial rates next year - but claims big enterprises are set to have decreases.The...

Reports of jobs at risk due to Athlone school amalgamation

The Chairman of the Interim Board of Management for the new secondary school in Athlone says they do not know of any potential job...

Mullingar hospital most overcrowded in country today

Latest figures show there are over 400 patients on trolleys at hospitals across the country with Mullingar hospital the most overcrowded.According to the Irish...

Former Education Minister slams “staffless library” concept

A former Minister for Education has slammed plans to open staffless libraries across the Shannonside region.The government is set to proceed with the roll...

Mullingar and Portiuncula hospitals under pressure today

509 people were waiting on trolleys at hospitals across the country this morning, according to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation.The figure is down...

HSE urged to publicaly share information on St Vincent’s Hospital

The HSE is being urged to set up clear communication with all stakeholders involved in St Vincent's Hospital in Athlone.Staff and residents have been...

Progress reported on plans to buy railway field in Athlone

It's hoped that significant progress can be made on the sale of the railway field in Athlone to Westmeath County Council in the coming...

Drug company to set-up new factory in Athlone

A US drug company has signed a lease agreement with the IDA for a new factory in Athlone.Aerie Pharmaceuticals says it expects to invest...

SIPTU to ballot staff for strike action at several Shannonside hospitals

SIPTU says patients at hospitals serving the Shannonside region will be affected if their members vote for strike action later this month.Support staff in...

AIT received €600,000 for hiring sporting facilities last year

Athlone Institute of Technology received €600,000 for hiring its sporting facilities in 2016 – more than double than the previous year.Details released to Shannonside...

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...

Michael Fahy

Michael Fahy.     Kiltultogue, Ballinaheglish, Co Roscommon.Saturday, January, 20th peacefully in the devoted care of the staff at Oakwood Nursing Home, Roscommon.Sadly...

Mary O’Reilly (nee Walshe)

Mary O'Reilly (nee Walshe).Castlequarter, Coosan, Athlone and formerly of Knockmore, Ballina, Co. Mayo.Sunday, January, 21st peacefully.Predeceased by her husband Donal. Sadly missed by...

Kathleen Casey

Kathleen Casey.Mahoraveen, Lanesboro, Co Longford.Saturday, January, 20th peacefully at Costello’s Nursing Home, Ballyleague.Predeceased by her father Martin, her mother Annie and her brother...

Podcast:sidebyside 21012018

Joe McGrath,Eamon OConnor and Patsy Lee present Side by side

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...