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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...
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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...
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2,800 locally apply to have property tax payments deferred

Over 2,800 people have applied to have the property tax deferred due to income threshold in the Shannonside Northern Sound region.Figures released by the...

Cavan has highest number of bomb squad call outs in the region

Cavan recorded the highest number of call outs by the army's Explosive Ordinance Disposal team up to the middle of December out of all counties...

Podcast: David Harte Speaks to Sunday Sport

David Harte a two time world hockey goalkeeper of the year is seeking election to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Athletes’ Commission at Tokyo...

Cross Country Success For Ireland

Athletics Ireland's had its most successful European Cross-Country Championships. Four medals were won in Lisbon.The senior women's side took a silver medal for their combined...
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Mayo Bring McDonald to Backroom Team

Mayo GAA have confirmed that James Horan has added Ciaran McDonald to his senior football backroom team. McDonald played senior county football with Mayo between 1994 and...

Gertie Mullaney (nee Kiloran)

Gertie Mullaney (nee Kiloran) 4 Riverdale, Knocknashee, Boyle, Co Roscommon. Monday 9th of December, peacefully in Sligo University Hospital. Predeceased by her husband Martin. ...

Maeve MORAHAN (nee McGuinn).

Maeve MORAHAN (nee McGuinn). Ballinagare, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon and late of Charlestown, Co. Mayo. Tuesday, December 10th. Peacefully in the tender loving care of...

Martin Dowd.

Martin Dowd. St. Brendan’s, Ballygar and formerly of Ballythomas, Creggs, Co. Galway. Peacefully at Portiuncula hospital, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway. Monday, 9th December. Reposing at his sisters Rosaleen...

Podcast; Old Moore’s Almanac

Famous for its predictions of future events, Old Moore’s Almanac is now 256 years old and remains a popular annual stocking filler.In recent years...

Podcast: David Harte Speaks to Sunday Sport

David Harte a two time world hockey goalkeeper of the year is seeking election to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Athletes’ Commission at Tokyo...

Podcast: Cookery Corner: Christmas Side Dishes

On Cookery Corner this week with Chef Sham from the Cottage Restraunt Jamestown, he spoke with Joe about side dishes for your christmas dinner.Brussel...