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Contractor appointed to build new Colaiste Chiarain school in Athlone

A contractor has been appointed to build the new Colaiste Chiaran school building.JJ Rhatigan has been awarded the contract by the Department of Education...

Public asked to avoid Mullingar Emergency Department if possible

The public is being advised that the emergency department at Mullingar hospital is extremely busy today and they should avoid attending there if possible.A...

Residents on Lough Ree shore demand answers on water extraction

Residents of the Athlone area are seeking clarification on the environmental effects of extracting water from the inner lakes of Lough Ree.Up to 300...

Anglers call for support for tomorrow’s protest on Lough Ree’s inner lakes water extraction...

It's hoped that Irish Water and Westmeath County Council will sit down with campaigners seeking to resolve issues surrounding the extraction of water from...

New era begins at Custume Barracks as Lieutenant Colonel Johnny Whittaker departs Athlone

There's a changeover of the guard at Custume Barracks in Athlone.Lieutenant Colonel Johnny Whittaker is leaving as Commander of the 6th infantry battalion today...

LISTEN: Save Our Lakes group ‘not convinced’ that water extraction plans would not be...

Campaigners in Athlone say they are not convinced that plans to extract water from Lough Ree would not be limited to serve just the...

Plans lodged for major expansion of Athlone cinema

Athlone cinema could be expanded to a ten-screen entertainment centre.Cinema Properties limited has sought planning permission for the expansion of the existing complex at...

Public campaign gets underway to review plans for extracting water from Lough Ree

A public campaign is getting underway this Saturday to call on Westmeath County Council and Irish Water to review its plans for extracting water...

PODCAST: Commander of EAS air ambulance service in Athlone explains the operation

The Air Ambulance Service based at Custume Barracks in Athlone has responded to over 300 accidents and emergencies across the country during the past...

Athlone nursing home praised by Hiqa inspectors

The health watchdog has praised the standard of care in a nursing home in Athlone.All aspects of the Retreat Nursing Home at Bonnavalley...

Connacht Set for Challenge Cup Quarter-Final With Sale

Connacht will travel to Sale Sharks in the quarter-finals of the European Challenge Cup.Connacht saw off Sale 20-18 in the Sportsgrounds last weekend, before...

GAA Announce Allianz League Ticket Price Increase

Tickets for Roscommon’s games in the Allianz National League will increase from next Saturday.There are also increases to ticket prices at the All-Ireland qualifiers,...

Connacht Secure Challenge Cup Quarter-Final Spot

Connacht have qualified for the quarter-finals of the European Challenge Cup after a 33-27 win over Bordeaux BeaglesKiltoom man Jack Carty scored a late...

Kieran O’Connor

Kieran O'Connor Tormey Villas and late of Cushla, Monksland, Athlone. Saturday, 19th January. Peacefully. Sadly missed by his loving wife Ann, daughters Caroline and Laura, sons Brendan, Kieran...

Michael Hughes

Michael Hughes. Deanscurragh, Longford. Friday, 18th January. Peacefully at The Regional Hospital Mullingar. Predeceased by his wife Marie (nee Halligan). Sadly missed and remembered with love by...

Jim Garvey

Jim Garvey. Castle Street, Elphin, Co Roscommon. Friday 18th January. Peacefully at Oakwood Nursing Home, Ballaghadereen. Predeceased by his father Pat, Mother Ellen, brother Sean, sisters...

LISTEN BACK: First Dates Ireland local “High on fresh air and water from the...

😍Have Carol Ann from Leitrim & Cathal from Monaghan found love on First Dates Ireland? 😘 The Free spirited dance facilitator Carol Ann (32)...

PODCAST: Roscommon businessman slams VAT hike

There are fears that some local businesses will close because of the increase in VAT in the hospitality sector.The tax for hotels and...

LISTEN BACK: Rooskey local talks rural realities in aftermath of arson attack

Seamus joined Joe Finnegan this morning to discuss the realities of living in rural Ireland following the change in the roads legislation and the...