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Westmeath

Athlone woman cured at Knock delighted miracle recognised by Catholic Church

An Athlone woman who was cured with no medical explanation says she is delighted that the miracle has been recognised by the church.In...
hospice

South Westmeath Hospice committee members to meet Simon Harris today

Members of the South Westmeath Hospice committee are to meet with the Minister for Health this afternoon to discuss ongoing concerns over the future...
hospice

South Westmeath Hospice members to meet Health Minister tomorrow

The South Westmeath hospice Committee are to meet tomorrow with Health Minister Simon Harris to discuss plans by the HSE to close the hospice...
hospice

South Westmeath Hospice Committee meet to discuss campaign to protect service

Athlone based OPW Minister Kevin Boxer Moran says he's looking for an urgent meeting with the Health Minister about what he describes as the...
spillage

Calls for national pollution agency after recent Athlone spillage

There's a call for a national agency to be formed to tackle emergency pollution events such as the recent oil spillage on the Shannon...
gobsmacked

Local TD ‘gobsmacked’ at HSE’s approach to Athlone hospice issue

Longford/Westmeath Deputy Peter Burke has said he was gobsmacked by the approach of senior HSE officials during yesterday's meeting to discuss hospice facilities.Members of...
incident

Beef protesters in Ballinasloe claim farming groups not representing them

Protesters outside the meat plant in Ballinasloe claim that the main farming groups are not representing them.They made their claims as they continue to...
westmeath

Mayor of Athlone to seek special debate on future of local hospice

The Mayor of Athlone Municipal District says he'll be asking for standing orders to be suspended at next week's monthly meeting to discuss the...
westmeath

South Westmeath Hospice Committee “shocked and devastated” by HSE proposals

The South Westmeath Hospice Committee say they are devastated and shocked by proposals from the HSE surrounding hospice facilities in Athlone.The committee say they...
ambulance

Friends of Mullingar Hospital call on HSE to provide temporary location for ambulance service

The Friends of Mullingar Hospital group is calling on the HSE to provide a temporary location for the ambulance service while the planning is...

Ellen Murphy Signs For Gloucester-Hartpury Women

Dromard’s Ellen Murphy has made the move cross-channel and signed for English Premier Division side Gloucester-Hartpury women.Ireland international Murphy made her international debut in...

Connacht Launch New Away And European Jersey

Connacht Rugby in partnership with BLK Sport have revealed their new Away and European jerseys for the 2019/20 season at an exclusive Season Ticket...
Rugby

Buccs Host Ballina In Final Connacht League Fixture

Buccaneers are home to Ballina in the final round of the Connacht Senior League. Kick off for this vital encounter at Dubarry Park is...
Anniversary mass

Annie Brennan (nee Gavin)

Annie Brennan (nee Gavin) Drum, Athlone, Co. Westmeath. Thursday, 19th September. Reposing at St. Brigid’s Funeral Home, Brideswell tomorrow (Fri) from half past four until seven o’clock....

Bernard (Bernie) Mc’Niff

Bernard (Bernie) Mc’Niff. 2 Dowra road, Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim and formerly of Moneen-Terriff, Dowra, Co. Cavan. Tuesday, 17th September peacefully at Sligo University Hospital. predeceased by...

Listen: JF Show Talks about Eating Disorders

The HSE reported that nearly 370 children were hospitalised with anorexia or bulimia over the past three years.The HSE says eating disorders can happen...

Podcast: JF Show Talks to Crime Journalist about the Kevin Lunney Assault

On Tuesday, Kevin Lunney, Director and COO of Quinn Industrial Holdings, was abducted close to his home in Fermanagh just before 7pm.Four masked men...

Podcast: full interview: Sean Quinn Speaks to the JF Show about “barbaric” attack on...

A prominent businessman has suffered life-changing injuries after being abducted and beaten up on Tuesday night.Kevin Lunney from Quinn Industrial Holdings was attacked near...