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Westmeath

Progress reported on plans to buy railway field in Athlone

It's hoped that significant progress can be made on the sale of the railway field in Athlone to Westmeath County Council in the coming...

Drug company to set-up new factory in Athlone

A US drug company has signed a lease agreement with the IDA for a new factory in Athlone.Aerie Pharmaceuticals says it expects to invest...

SIPTU to ballot staff for strike action at several Shannonside hospitals

SIPTU says patients at hospitals serving the Shannonside region will be affected if their members vote for strike action later this month.Support staff in...

AIT received €600,000 for hiring sporting facilities last year

Athlone Institute of Technology received €600,000 for hiring its sporting facilities in 2016 – more than double than the previous year.Details released to Shannonside...

Mental health watchdog finds serious staffing issues in Longford-Westmeath facilty

The mental health watchdog has found that there are serious staffing issues at a facility in the Longford/Westmeath service.The Mental Health Commission has made...

Athlone mayor calls for drug dealers to be evicted from council houses

The mayor of Athlone Municipal District is calling for those who misuse drugs and engage in illegal behaviour to be evicted from their homes.In...

Allegations of ‘constant drug activity’ in Athlone

There were several allegations of drug-dealing in over 50 complaints of antisocial behaviour in Athlone in the first nine months of 2016.There were also...

Impact assessment on new cycleway bridge in Athlone to be carried out

An Environmental Impact Assessment on the cycleway bridge across the Shannon in Athlone is to be lodged with An Bord Pleanála early this year.The...

Westmeath Council in the process of procurement for consultants to begin design work on...

Westmeath County Council is currently in the process of procurement for consultants to begin design work on the flood defence system for Athlone.The Athlone...

Portiuncula Hospital has highest number on trolleys locally today

Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe has the highest number of people on trolleys locally this afternoon.14 people are waiting for admission in the A&E or...

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...