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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...

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...

Roscommon are the Connacht Intermediate football champions

Roscommmon are the Connacht intermediate ladies football champions after ending Sligo’s bid for three in a row. Roscommon beat the Yeates county by 4-17 to...

Kildare end Longford dreams

Longford 1-13 Kildare 1-16 Longford bowed out of the 2018 championship after a heart-breaking defeat to Kildare. Kildare only led with two of normal time remaining thanks...

Leitrim shock Louth in qualifiers

Leitrim 0-25 Louth 1-12 Leitrim recorded their third ever All-Ireland qualifiers win with a thumbing 10 point win over Louth. Leitrim blitzed Louth in the second half...

Kevin Reilly

Kevin Reilly No 1 Church View, Lough Gowna, Co. Cavan and late of Fyhora, Moyne, Co. Longford. Monday, June 25th, peacefully at Cavan General Hospital. Deeply regretted...

Michael Mullen

Michael Mullen Ballybride, Roscommon. Saturday, June 23rd, peacefully in Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe. He will be sadly missed by his wife Noreen, sons Michael Jnr., Brian...

Peter Kinlan

Peter Kinlan Rathmor, Aughnacliffe, Co. Longford. Sunday, June 24th, peacefully at Beaumont Hospital, Dublin. Reposing at his family’s residence (Rathmor) tomorrow morning (Tues) from ten o’clock until...

Lead investigator in ‘Roscommon house of horrors’ speaks out

  ''It was a case that horrified and shocked the nation'' Retired Castlerea Sergeant John Hynes was lead investigator in the case dubbed ''Roscommon House of...

RECIPE FOR FISH PIE

We really do love a nice piece of fish, but here on the Joe Finnegan Show we found we were a bit 'stuck in...

LISTEN BACK: Friday’s JF Show panel

The rise and fall of David Drumm, the forthcoming Budget and the imminent heatwave: these were just some of the topics discussed by our...