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Westmeath

More government focus needed on deaths – McFadden

Government departments need to build a response to death, dying and bereavement into their policies and practices. The call comes from Athlone-based Fine Gael senator...

Athlone Gardaí investigate aggravated burglary

Gardaí are investigating an aggravated burglary on a young man in Athlone town. (July 05) A man, brandishing what looked like a knife, approached the...

Shannonside hospitals generate 40 million euro in private income

Hospitals in the Shannonside region generated almost forty-million euro in private income last year. Figures released by the Minister for Health reveal maintenance charges income...

PODCAST: Whiskey warehouse developer on multi-million euro plans

A site near a village in Westmeath, and close to the border with Longford, could end up storing up to a third of Irish...
Flood

OPW Minister hopes Athlone flood works will begin by October

The Minister for the OPW is hopeful flood relief works will get underway in Athlone by the late autumn. Kevin Boxer Moran today revealed that...

€135m whiskey facility planned for Westmeath

A site near a village in Westmeath, and close to the border with Longford, could end up storing up to a third of Irish...

Overcrowding crisis worsens in Shannonside region

Almost 900 people were on trolleys or chairs at emergency departments in Shannonside hospitals last month. Figures released by the Irish Nurses and Midwives' Organisation...
Garda

Gardai recover property allegedly stolen in Athlone

Gardaí have recovered property that was allegedly stolen in a burglary in Athlone. On Friday evening, a foreign national had a passport, MacBook and laptop...

Positive news on midlands tourism brand

The Minister for Tourism claims the midlands has huge 'untapped potential' that he hopes a new Lakelands brand can unlock. Shane Ross made his comments...
Athlone

Major power outage reported in Athlone

There is a major power outage reported in the Athlone area this morning. The ESB are reporting up to 860 homes are without electricity after...

Longford Town Back In Promotion Mix

Longford Town 3 Wexford FC 0 Longford Town got their promotion push back on track with a comfortable three-nil victory over Wexford FC at the City...

Longford SFC Results – Saturday July 21

Peter Hanley Motors Senior Football Group One Rd 1. Mostrim 1-9 Ballymahon 0-12 Rd1. Abbeylara 0-17 Clonguish 1-14 Table Team P W D L Pts Abbeylara 1 0 1 0 1 Ballymahon 1 0 1 0 1 Clonguish 1 0 1 0 1 Mostrim 1 0 1 0 1   Group Two Rd1. Mullinalaghta 2-17 Colmcille 0-8 Rd1. Carrickedmond 2-6 St Mary's...

McStay see’s red as Roscommon Dream Ends

Roscommon 0-13 Donegal 0-20 Roscomon’s All-Ireland championship dream came to an end after Donegal inflicted a straight forward seven point victory in Dr. Hyde Park. Donegal had...

Mary Mathews (nee Carberry)

Mary Mathews (nee Carberry) Cartrons, Kenagh, Co. Longford. Saturday, July 21st, peacefully surrounded by her family at her sister Lena Duncan’s residence, Ballymulvey, Ballymahon, Co. Longford. Reposing...

William (Bill) Doyle

William (Bill) Doyle St Patrick’s Terrace, Edgeworthstown and formerly of Crosskeys, Battery Rd, Longford and Newport, Legan. Friday, July 20th. Predeceased by his wife Mary...

Elizabeth (Betty) Riddell (nee Leech)

Elizabeth (Betty) Riddell (nee Leech) St. Michael's Place, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway. Friday 20th July. Reposing at Serenity Funeral Home, Main Street, Ballinasloe Saturday from six o’clock...

Listen back – JF SHOW PANEL

Talk about 'Putin' your foot in it... Would or Wouldn't?? Who could have imagined the uproar these words and subsequent back track that would have...

Falling in love with a prisoner

How does it happen that you fall in love with your penpal who happens to be a prisoner serving a life sentence in America? On...

Podcast: Sportsbeat 16th of July 2018

Sportsbeat with Kevin McDermott airs every Monday evening between eight and nine. Monaghan minor manager Seamus McEneaney spoke about Monaghans Ulster minor championship success and...