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Westmeath

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...

Investment firm buys Ericsson’s Athlone research centre

An international investment firm has purchased Ericsson's Athlone research centre.According to the Irish Times the property, which is currently let on a lease to...

Athlone research centre sells for 19 million euro

An international investment firm has purchased Ericsson's Athlone research centre.According to the Irish Times, the property, which is currently let on a lease to...

Question over suitability of 24 hour air ambulance service

The risks associated with night-time helicopter flying could result in the air ambulance service based at Custume Barracks not being extended to 24 hours.The...
Garda

Gardaí investigate break-ins at Athlone businesses

Gardaí are investigating a number of burglaries at businesses in Athlone. (26JUNE)Two properties were broken into in the early hours of yesterday morning and...
Sinn Fein

Sinn Fein rejects allegations made against party by Athlone Councillor

Sinn Fein has rejected a number of allegations made against the party by Athlone councillor Paul Hogan.The Westmeath County Council member earlier today claimed in...
Convention

Athlone Sinn Fein councillor alleges he was victim of bullying from party members

A Westmeath Sinn Fein Councillor has alleged he was subject to intense bullying from party members over the 18 months.Councillor Paul Hogan claims he...

Man dies at Body and Soul festival

A man has died at the Body and Soul festival in county Westmeath.The 31 year old collapsed and was treated at the festival's medical...
Boxer Moran

‘Boxer’ proposes free entry to all OPW sites for under 12s

Independent Longford-Westmeath TD Kevin Boxer is proposing to make all OPW sites free to children under 12 in order to drive tourist numbers.The Minister...
Eamonn-Collins

Eamonn Collins Elected New Buccaneers RFC President

Roscommon man Eamonn Collins was elected the new President of Buccaneers Rugby Football Club at the club’s recent AGM.A native of Ballintubber, he is...
St. Brigids

St. Brigids Club Notes Weekending July 5th

St Brigid's Club Notes week-ending July 5thReturn to playThe club was delighted that all our teams from adult to underage have now resumed training...
Horse

Irish Trainers Claim 1-2-3 At Prix-De-Diane

Donnacha O'Brien has won the Prix de Diane at Chantilly with Fancy Blue.Jessica Harrington's Alpine Star was second and Aidan O'Brien's Peaceful was third...

Jennifer Day

Jennifer Day. Late of 2 Main Street, Carrigallen, Co Leitrim. Sunday, 5th July peacefully at Northwest Hospice, Sligo. Sadly missed by her loving sons Kevin, Craig...

Finola Deane (née Flynn)

FINOLA DEANE (née Flynn) Boyle Road, Frenchpark and formerly of Main Street, Elphin, Co. Roscommon – (Peacefully) Pre-deceased by her husband Austin, daughter Derry, grandson...

Thomas (Tom) Browne

Thomas (Tom) Browne Hodson Bay, Athlone, Co. Roscommon Thursday, 2nd July. Peacefully after a short illness in the presence of his loving family with excellent care from...

PODCAST: Roscommon sub-aqua members ‘chilled’ after death of two divers in Portroe

Investigations are continuing into the death of two brothers who drowned while diving in Portroe in Tipperary yesterday.42-year-old Fergus and 34-year-old Philip Brophy...

28th June: Sing Along

Sing Along with Junior Walker every Sunday just after 1pm.  Requests and dedications are always welcome.Section 1 - Section 2 -

3rd July: Enjoying a return to GAA action. Click for more

With sporting clubs now back up and running, people across the Shannonside region are enjoying a return to GAA action with training underway and...