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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...
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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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Major development planned at St. Brigid’s GAA club

St. Brigid’s GAA club has launched a major development project involving the construction of a new gym and meeting room along with a series...
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Last Minute Cork Goal Breaks Longford Hearts

Longford Town conceded a last gasp extra-time goal to agonisingly lose one-nil to 10-man Premier Division Cork City in the Extra.ie FAI Cup first...
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Killoe Emmet Og Face 48 Week Suspension

Killoe Emmet Og are set to appeal a believed 48-week suspension issued by the Longford CCC committee.The suspension will affect all Killoe Emmet Og...

Margaret Ann Farragher (nee Curley)

Margaret Ann Farragher (nee Curley) Glinsk, Castlerea, Co. Galway. Thursday, 13th August. Peacefully at the Galway Hospice, in the loving care of her family. Margaret Ann, dearly loved...

Bridget (Biddy) Ward nee Dalton

Bridget (Biddy) Ward nee Dalton. Cattan, Mohill, Co. Leitrim, Wednesday 12th August, peacefully at Sligo general Hospital, Previously in the loving care of the...

Michael (Mick) Dobson

Michael (Mick) Dobson, Macclesfield, Cheshire, UK, Thailand and formerly of Athlone, Co Westmeath, Tuesday 11th August suddenly.Pre deceased by his father Roger and...
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The Longford Town Review Season Two Episode Six

Longford Town bowed out of the Extra.ie FAI Cup after Ricardo Dinanga’s goal in the 120th minute sealed a Cork City victory.Town were much...
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Podcast: Lockdown in the North of England

The North of England has been heavily affected by the Corona Virus Pandemic and Labour MP Mike Kane for Wythenshawe and Sale East who...
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Podcast: Earthing The Myths

Mythology doesn’t just belong to the greeks and the roman. Indeed  Ireland has a vibrant link to myth,folklore and early history.Daragh Smyth is a...