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Latest section of Athlone cycleway provides important connection

The recently finished extension of the Mullingar to Athlone cycleway almost into Athlone town centre is bringing an important link back between two local...

Stars set for Athlone IT athletics meet

Top-class international athletics returns to Athlone Institute of Technology this February.The 2017 AIT International Grand Prix will see competitors from around the world come...

Planning for new IDA units in Athlone

Planning permission has been granted for two advance technology units at the IDA Business and Technology Park at Garrycastle in Athlone.The two-storey units cover...

Shannonside groups receive funding to train ‘non-liners’ in digital skills

Roscommon Integrated Development Company has been allocated €595,000 to provide basic digital skills to training to 7,000 people.Meanwhile, Irish Rural Link received €105,000 to...

LISTEN: Red Cross secretary says it is still committed to Athlone despite closing branch

The General Secretary of the Irish Red Cross is rejecting suggestions that the charity will not be able to garner support in the future...

Athlone Mayor slams decision to close local Red Cross branch

The Mayor of Athlone Municipal District is expressing his deep disappointment with the decision of the Irish Red Cross to close the Athlone Branch.A...

Westmeath council optimistic on ‘railway field’ saga

Westmeath County Council director of services Barry Kehoe says he's optimistic that real progress can be made on the longrunning 'railway field' issue in...

Official opening of Mullingar A and E postponed for second time

The official opening of the new Accident and Emergency Unit at Mullingar hospital has been postponed for a second time.The unit was to be...

Deputy Burke in new Fine Gael appointment

Longford-Westmeath deputy Peter Burke is the new chairman of the Fine Gael committee on finance.An accountant by profession, Deputy Burke is already a member...

Building work on new €9 million garda station in Athlone set to begin

Work on a major refurbishment project at Athlone garda station is set to start in the new year, and a dedicated state-of-the-art premises will...

Donie Shine senior to be given hall of fame award posthumously

Its been announced that the Hall of Fame award for 2017 at the Roscommon sports star of the year awards  is being posthumously given...

Local teams all set for All Ireland volleyball finals

Three schools in the region are all set for the All-Ireland schools volleyball finals which take place in UCD on Thursday.There's a unique all...

Mathews feels O’Neill club rumours unhelpful to international side

Stoke City appointed Paul Lambert as the club’s new manager after a week of speculation linking republic of Ireland boss Martin O’Neill to the...

Kathleen McDermott (nee Moran)

Kathleen McDermott (nee Moran).Ballincullen, Drumlion, Carrick on Shannon, Co Roscommon.Wednesday, January, 17th peacefully at Sligo University Hospital.Kathleen, relict of Mick.Deeply regretted...

John Clarke

John Clarke. Claris, Newtowncashel, Co Longford.Tuesday, January, 16th in the loving care of the staff at the Manor Nursing Home, Edgeworthstown. Reposing at Farrell’s Funeral Home,...

James (Jimmy) Fahy

James (Jimmy) Fahy(Ex-Principal of Tarmon National School)Highfield Road, Knockroe, Castlerea and formerly of Tarmon, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon.Thursday, 18th, January, Peacefully at Mayo...

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...