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Westmeath

Shannonside groups receive funding to train ‘non-liners’ in digital skills

Roscommon Integrated Development Company has been allocated €595,000 to provide basic digital skills to training to 7,000 people.Meanwhile, Irish Rural Link received €105,000 to...

LISTEN: Red Cross secretary says it is still committed to Athlone despite closing branch

The General Secretary of the Irish Red Cross is rejecting suggestions that the charity will not be able to garner support in the future...

Athlone Mayor slams decision to close local Red Cross branch

The Mayor of Athlone Municipal District is expressing his deep disappointment with the decision of the Irish Red Cross to close the Athlone Branch.A...
drone

Westmeath council optimistic on ‘railway field’ saga

Westmeath County Council director of services Barry Kehoe says he's optimistic that real progress can be made on the longrunning 'railway field' issue in...
admission

Official opening of Mullingar A and E postponed for second time

The official opening of the new Accident and Emergency Unit at Mullingar hospital has been postponed for a second time.The unit was to be...

Deputy Burke in new Fine Gael appointment

Longford-Westmeath deputy Peter Burke is the new chairman of the Fine Gael committee on finance.An accountant by profession, Deputy Burke is already a member...

Building work on new €9 million garda station in Athlone set to begin

Work on a major refurbishment project at Athlone garda station is set to start in the new year, and a dedicated state-of-the-art premises will...

Missing Athlone teenager found safe

A teenager who was reported missing from Athlone over the weekend, has been found safe and well in Armagh14 year old Tiffany McCarthy and...

Leader funding in Longford should be available from January next

Community groups and individuals in Longford should finally be able to access leader funding from January next year. That’s according to Fine Gael Councillor...

1916 Rising celebrations in Carrick-on-Shannon tonight

The centrepiece of Leitrim’s 1916 celebrations gets under way this evening. A special concert is taking place at the Dock in Carrick-on-Shannon tonight, while...
Rugby

Longford Women Grind Out Draw in Dublin’s Wind and Rain.

Longford Women secured a 10 points a piece draw with Wanderers in the Dublin wind and rain on Sunday.Longford immediately applied lots of pressure...
Buccaneers

Buccaneers Club Notes – 18 February

Buccaneers J1’s are also in search of precious points as they square up to fellow strugglers Sligo in their Connacht Junior 1A clash that...

Roscommon District League Fixtures – 23 Feb

Roscommon & District Football League Fixtures weekending Sunday February 23rd.Fixtures Friday 21st February 2020Premier DivisionBoyle Celtic v  Rovers - 8.15pmFixtures Sunday 23rd February 2020CFA...

Brian Greene.

Brian Greene. No.6 Midara Gardens, Dublin Road, Longford. Sunday, 16th February, suddenly at Saint James Hospital, Dublin. Reposing at Saint Joseph's Hospital Chapel, Dublin...

Tony Hicks

Tony Hicks. Ballymacurley South, Ballinaheglish, Co. Roscommon and formerly of Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, UK. Saturday, 15th February suddenly. Funeral arriving to Oran Cemetery...

Bernadette (Bernie) Walsh

Bernadette (Bernie) Walsh, Cregg House, Sligo and formally of Curnaseer, Kiltoom, Athlone, Co. Roscommon, peacefully on Monday February 17th 2020. Predeceased by her parents...

Podcast: Tijana Milosevic from the Anti-Bullying Centre

Tijana Milosevic is a postdoctoral researcher at Dublin City University’s Anti-Bullying Centre. She spoke to the Joe Finnegan Show about online bullying.Take a listen...

PODCAST: Roscommon Beef Plan elect new officers

Over 100 people attended the AGM of Roscommon Beef Plan at the weekend.Padraig O'Connor gave a run down of the election of officers to...

PODCAST: Lough Key Forest Park basks in glory after winning national award

Lough Key Forest park took gold in Best Public park category at the annual All Ireland Community and Council Awards at the weekend.The development of...