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Westmeath

Helen McEntee to visit Shannonside heath units this afternoon

The Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People is to visit a number of facilities in Westmeath today. Helen McEntee is due to...

Mullingar solar farm gets planning approval

Planning permission has been granted for a large solar farm to be developed in Mullingar. In February, Grian PV asked Westmeath County Council for the...

LISTEN: Local reaction as Varadkar becomes Fine Gael leader

Leo Varadkar has become the 11th leader of Fine Gael. The Social Protection Minister beat Simon Coveney in the parliamentary party and among councillors, though...
Flood

Home insurance to rise after Cfram maps – Boxer

New junior minister Kevin 'Boxer' Moran claims new flood maps will spell bad news for some people seeking house-insurance. The Longford-Westmeath deputy, who became OPW...

‘Boxer’ ready for junior ministry

Athlone-based Junior Minister Kevin 'Boxer' Moran intends hitting the ground running in his new position. The Longford Westmeath Independent Alliance deputy takes on the mantle...

Tools stolen from containers in Athlone

Gardai in Athlone are investigating break-ins at containers on two industrial estates in the town this week. €3,000 worth of tools and cables were stolen...

Athlone TD becomes Minister of State for OPW today

Athlone TD Kevin Boxer Moran will officially take on the role of Minister of State at the Office of Public Works today. He'll replace Sean...

Ex-SF councillor jailed for false imprisonment of Athlone man

A former Sinn Féin Councillor and his father have been jailed for falsely imprisoning and threatening to kill a convicted fraudster. Jonathan and Patrick Dowdall...

RNLI to run this year’s Athlone River Festival

The Athlone River Festival will go ahead this year under the leadership of the RNLI. A flotilla sail past, raft races, yacht club demonstrations and...
Garda

Westmeath man jailed for false imprisonment of partner

A Shannonside man who kidnapped his former partner after she had left him at the end of a violent relationship has been jailed for...

Galway win the Nestor Cup

  Galway 0-16 Roscommon 2-06 Roscommon’s bid to land their second Connacht senior football championship in a-row came to an end after a strong second half from Galway...

Wicklow see off Longford challenge in Leinster semi-final

Leinster Ladies Intermediate semi-final Wicklow 3-13 Longford 0-4. After the game Longford captain Mairead Moore spoke with Deniese O'Flaherty.

Roscommon beaten in Connacht Under 20 final

Connacht Under 20 football championship final: Mayo 3-16 Roscommon 1-6 Roscommon  were defeated by 16 points by Mayo in the inaugural Connacht Under 20 football championship final. The...

Patrick (Patsy) Donohue

Patrick (Patsy) Donohue. Wembley, U.K and formerly Granard, Co. Longford. Who died on 11th June peacefully at Northwick Park Hospital. Sadly missed by his loving...

Winifred (Una) Mallon (née Ward)

Winifred (Una) Mallon (née Ward)  New York and formerly of Derrane Road, Roscommon. June 14th, 2018.  Beloved wife of the late Joseph, daughter of the late...

Thomas Keary

Thomas Keary. Wallaceburg, Canada and formerly of Clonkeen, Streete, Co. Westmeath, suddenly in Canada. Predeceased by his companion Dorris Foster. Thomas will be sadly missed by his...

Life in the fast lane

How comfortable are you taking directions from your other half while driving? On today's Joe Finnegan Show we caught up with Leitrim based couple Katjua...

LISTEN BACK: Halting the decline of rural communities

Rural communities in our region are doing all they can to put a halt on depopulation. Social-media campaigns are shining a light on all there...

LISTEN BACK: JF Show weekly panel discussion

The Pope's imminent visit to Ireland, Sinn Féin's possible motion of no confidence in Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy and the US-North Korea peace pact:...