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waiting list

Over 40,000 people on outpatient waiting lists at Shannonside hospitals

Over forty thousand people are on outpatient waiting lists at hospitals that serve the Shannonside region.The National Treatment Purchase Fund's figures for the end...
drink driving

Four people to face drink driving charges after incidents in Athlone

Four people are due to face charges of suspected drink driving after being detected at checkpoints in the Athlone area over the weekend.The four...
flooding

Shannon activist says Athlone is at risk of “serious” flooding in the coming days

The president of the Angling Council of Ireland has said Athlone is at risk of "serious flooding" in the wake of Storm Dennis.Martin McEnroe,...
Rent

Rent pressure zone in Athlone is helping control cost for students

In Athlone, the introduction of the rent pressure zone has helped to keep costs in control somewhat.While there is no on-campus accommodation owned and...
overcrowded

Almost a hundred people on trolleys in Shannonside hospitals today

Almost a hundred people are on trolleys in Shannonside hospitals today.According to the latest trolley watch figures released by the INMO, University Hospital Galway...

Athlone IT leads the Midlands in hosting record breaking athletics

Athlone IT is cementing its status as a venue for record breaking athlectics.The international athletics Grand Prix took place in Athlone IT last night...
overcrowded

Shannonside hospital one of only three nationwide with no overcrowding

Portiuncula is one of only three hospitals nationwide where no patients are waiting on trolleys.Nobody is waiting for a bed at the facility, along...
trafficking

Athlone man involved in human trafficking avoids jail

An Athlone man who got involved in a human trafficking operation within the State has avoided a jail sentence.Adil Muhammad was ordered to complete...
maternity care

3 out of the 4 Shannonside maternity hospitals non-compliant in key area

Three out of the four maternity hospitals in the Shannonside region are non-compliant in relation to a key aspect of maternity care.It comes from...
drugs

Cannabis worth €20,000 found by Mullingar Gardai

Drugs with a street value of approximately twenty thousand euro have been found by Mullingar Gardai.An intelligence-led operation by Mullingar Gardai discovered the quantity...
Longford RFC

Longford RFC Club Notes February 26

Longford RFC Club News February 26.It was Groundhog Day in Longford RFC where the Senior Men’s matches v Monkstown were called off for the...
RWC

Buccaneers Club Notes February 25

Buccaneers club notes 25 February.Buccaneers J1’s threw themselves a lifeline when winning their basement battle 27-23 against their Sligo counterparts at The Green, Creggs, on...
Goal Nets

FAI To Monitor Heading Initiatives

The Football Association of Ireland is in discussions with UEFA and with the Associations in Northern Ireland, Scotland and England regarding the effects on...

Alice Rahill (née Harrington)

Alice Rahill (née Harrington) Crumlin, Dublin and late of Rathcroghan, Tulsk, Co. Roscommon), Sunday, 23 February suddenly, but peacefully, surrounded by her family, in...

Joseph Joe Irwin.

Joseph Joe Irwin. Kilkenny West, Glasson, Athlone, Co Westmeath. Monday, 24th February peacefully at the regional hospital Mullingar. Reposing at his residence today Tuesday from four...

Una (Winifred) Bowes (nee Macken).

Una (Winifred) Bowes (nee Macken). Mail Road, Cappataggle, Ballinasloe, Galway and formerly of Lisdillure Drum Athlone. Peacefully at her residence after an illness bravely borne...

Podcast: The Big Breakfast

Eating a big breakfast rather than a large dinner may prevent obesity and high blood sugar, according to study which may lead to better clinical dietary...

Podcast: Mortgages

Mortgage interest rates which are among the highest in Europe have been falling steadily over the past few years and o yesterday the state’s...

Podcast: Politicians and St Patrick’s Day

Cavan cathaoirleach Shane P O'Reilly and Roscommon journalist Brian Cunniffe spoke to the Joe Finnegan show about politicians going abroad to represent their councils on...