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Westmeath

Varadkar pledges to defend farmers in Brexit

The Minister for Social Protection has reassured farmers that defending CAP will be a key aspect to the Irish government's Brexit plans.Over 400 people...

Submissions call for all Westmeath to be reunited

A total of six submission have been made to the Constituencies Commission in relation to the Longford/Westmeath constituency.Three of the submissions were made by...

Minister Varadkar attending Brexit meeting in Mullingar tonight

IFA president Joe Healy and Social Protection Minister Leo Varadkar are among the guest speakers at a Brexit meeting in Mullingar tonight.The meeting is...

Anger at lack of consultation on Athlone traffic system

Businesses and residents in Athlone still don't feel they have been properly consulted about plans to change the Main Street into a one-way traffic...

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...

International rugby returning to Dubarry Park

In 2016, Dubarry Park in Athlone ceased hosting Ireland’s under 20 Six Nations rugby home games. The games were relocated to Donnybrook.It’s expected that...

SAINT FRANCIS LADIES LINED OUT AT PÁIDÍÓ SÉ TOURNAMENT

Leitrim’s St. Francis Ladies lined out in the intermediate competition last at weekend’s Lidl Comórtas Peile Páidí Ó Sé 2018, the famed club Gaelic football tournament and festival...

Current Roscommon side can emulate the four-in-a-row legends

‘The Current Roscommon senior team and reigning Connacht champions can emulate the Roscommon team that won four Connacht championships in a row from 1977...

Mary Duffy

Mary DuffyLaurel Lodge Nursing Home, longford and formerly Phibsboro, Dublin and Lettergullion, Ballinamuck, co Longford.Tuesday February 20th peacefully at the Midlands Regional Hospital, Mullingar.Reposing...

Bernie Ward

Bernie WardDrum and formerly of Ward’s Bar, Baylough, Athlone.Wednesday February 21stReposing at The Strand Funeral Home, Athlone on (Fri) from five o’clock until eight...

Fr. Pat Shortt

Fr. Pat ShorttEugene, Missouri, United States, Pastor of Our Lady of Snows Parish, Missouri and formerly of Camber, Cloone, Co. LeitrimThursday 21st December, 2017.Deeply...

Should we fear vulture funds?

 Permanent TSB has revealed the majority of the mortgages it's selling belong to private homeowners.A statement issued by the bank claims that 14-thousand out...

The perfect cup of tea

We Irish love our tea.New figures from Euro monitor international show we as a country are the fifth highest consumer in the world –...
Rugby

Podcast: rugby and imagination

There is hours of entertainment in a book.Kevin McDermott on Sportsbeat spoke with book author Gerard Siggins Initially a sports journalist, he worked for...