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Boxer: I may have to back drink-driving Bill

Independent Alliance TD Kevin 'Boxer' Moran says despite his own objections, he may have to support new drink-driving legislation if there is no free...
Apprenticehships

Head of Athlone I.T says growing demand for trade apprenticeships

The head of Athlone I.T has admitted that the third-level institution has already noticed an increase in young people looking to get involved in...

Athlone plant to exceed employment target

A new pharmaceutical plant in Athlone expects to employ more than the 50 people it originally planned. In January, Californian company Aerie Pharmaceuticals announced it...

Athlone Councillor treated in hospital for illness

A Westmeath County Councillor is being treated in hospital after becoming seriously ill last week. Councillor John Dolan, who represents the Athlone municipal district, is...

Major success locally in diabetes programme

A major diabetes programme, involving nearly 4,000 patients from local counties, has seen dramatic improvements in patient health. The scheme, which involved patients from 30...

Diabetes programme boosts local patients’ health

A major GP-led diabetes programme involving nearly 4,000 patients from local counties has seen dramatic improvements in patient health. The scheme which involved patients from...

€850,000 for apprenticeships at Athlone IT

Athlone IT has been allocated €850,000 to support apprenticeship programmes. The funding will allow the IT to purchase equipment and carry out enabling works for...
Shooting

Two men killed following road crashes in Shannonside/Northern Sound region

Two men have lost their lives in the Shannonside/Northern Sound region in the last 24 hours. A motorcyclist was killed in a crash on the...

Motorcyclist killed in multi-vehicle crash in Athlone

A motorcyclist has been killed in a multi-vehicle crash in Athlone. The 26-year-old collided with three cars at the Pigeons, at around 8 pm last...

Tribunal hears social worker unaware of two names in Mc Cabe file

The Disclosures Tribunal has heard that a social worker did not notice that there were two different names in a file on the allegations...

Longford Face Fermanagh in Relegation Play-Off

In a winner-takes-all shoot-out in Ballymachugh, Fermanagh and Longford fight it out to avoid relegation from the intermediate championship grade. For Fermanagh, defeat would represent...

Leinster Open European Defence Against Wasps

Leinster will kick-off their defence of the Heineken Champions Cup title at home to Wasps, then travel to France to take on Toulouse. The European...

Shannonside Region Represented In Connacht U-18 Squad

The Connacht under-18s management team have included four players from the Shannonside region in their inter-provincial squad. Creggs pair Aodha Hession and Sam O’Sullivan, Buccaneers...

Frankie O’Neill

Frankie O’Neill Tower View, St. Anne’s Terrace, Athlone, Co. Westmeath Friday 17th August.  Reposing at his sister Jackie’s residence, 3 Beachville on Sunday from five o’clock...

Sean Howard

Sean Howard Carra, Granard, Co. Longford Thursday 16th August, peacefully at Cavan General Hospital surrounded by his loving family.  Devoted husband of Winnie and father of...

Dolly Rushe (née Davis)

Dolly Rushe (née Davis) Rathcroghan, Tulsk and formerly of Feeragh, Ballymurray, Knockcroghery, Co Roscommon. Friday August 17th, peacefully, in the loving care of the staff...

Social Welfare, Northern Ireland and the banks

It's Friday, and that can only mean one thing - the Joe Finnegan Show panel. Every week, we invite a panel of guests on to...

Operation update

It was the show that asked contestants to bare all by stepping on the scales in their lycra for the viewers at home. Yes, we...

LISTEN: Is Croke Park suitable for an infant?

On the Joe Finnegan Show yesterday, we heard about a fanatical Tyrone supporter who brought their 16-week-old son to the All-Ireland semi-final against Monaghan last weekend. Today,...