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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...
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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...

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...

Hyland Names Leitrim Senior Backroom Team

Recently appointed Leitrim Senior Football Team Manager Terry Hyland has revealed the members of his management team for 2019:Selector - Gary Donohue: The Drumreilly...

Roscommon Quarter-Finals: Five Things To Watch

Five things to watch out for in this Weekend’s Hodson Bay Hotel Roscommon Senior Football Quarter-FinalsThe Weather newsSo we’ve had storm Ali and...

Connacht Start With Buckley For Scarlets Vist

Robin Copeland is set for his Connacht debut as Andy Friend’s side take on Scarlets in the Guinness PRO14 in the Sportsground on Saturday.Copeland’s...

Michael (Mickie) Sharkey

Michael (Mickie) Sharkey.Felton Road, Boyle, Co. Roscommon.Thursday, September, 20th 2018.Husband of June, father of the late Paddy Sharkey.Sadly missed by his...

Kathleen (Kathy) Farrell

Kathleen (Kathy) Farrell.Dromad, Aughacashel, Co. Leitrim.Thursday, September, 20th peacefully at her home.She will be sadly missed by her relatives, neighbours and...

Ciaran Farrell

Ciaran Farrell , Derrygeel,Lanesboro,Co.Longford. unexpectedly at his residence.18th September 2018.Ciaran will be sadly missed and remembered with love by his family ,father Patrick,mother Pamela,...

LISTEN: Interview with new owner of iconic Carrick premises

A landmark building in Carrick-on-Shannon has sold to a local businessman.Gartlan’s newsagents in Bridge Street closed recently after serving the town for 80 years.The...

PODCAST: Focus on Carrick coffee roastery

One of the many businesses based in Leitrim’s technology enterprise centre, called the Hive in Carrick-on-Shannon, is a successful coffee roastery.Art of Coffee was...

PODCAST: Special focus on adult literacy

September is National Adult Literacy Month and the National Adult Literacy Agency has launched an information campaign called 'Take the First Step'.To find out...