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Westmeath

More government focus needed on deaths – McFadden

Government departments need to build a response to death, dying and bereavement into their policies and practices. The call comes from Athlone-based Fine Gael senator...

Athlone Gardaí investigate aggravated burglary

Gardaí are investigating an aggravated burglary on a young man in Athlone town. (July 05) A man, brandishing what looked like a knife, approached the...

Shannonside hospitals generate 40 million euro in private income

Hospitals in the Shannonside region generated almost forty-million euro in private income last year. Figures released by the Minister for Health reveal maintenance charges income...

PODCAST: Whiskey warehouse developer on multi-million euro plans

A site near a village in Westmeath, and close to the border with Longford, could end up storing up to a third of Irish...
Flood

OPW Minister hopes Athlone flood works will begin by October

The Minister for the OPW is hopeful flood relief works will get underway in Athlone by the late autumn. Kevin Boxer Moran today revealed that...

€135m whiskey facility planned for Westmeath

A site near a village in Westmeath, and close to the border with Longford, could end up storing up to a third of Irish...

Overcrowding crisis worsens in Shannonside region

Almost 900 people were on trolleys or chairs at emergency departments in Shannonside hospitals last month. Figures released by the Irish Nurses and Midwives' Organisation...
Garda

Gardai recover property allegedly stolen in Athlone

Gardaí have recovered property that was allegedly stolen in a burglary in Athlone. On Friday evening, a foreign national had a passport, MacBook and laptop...

Positive news on midlands tourism brand

The Minister for Tourism claims the midlands has huge 'untapped potential' that he hopes a new Lakelands brand can unlock. Shane Ross made his comments...
Athlone

Major power outage reported in Athlone

There is a major power outage reported in the Athlone area this morning. The ESB are reporting up to 860 homes are without electricity after...

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,...