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Water supply

Dozens of homes on Westmeath-Longford border without water

Dozens of homes on the Westmeath-Longford border are without water this lunchtime due to a major burst in Athlone.Crews are currently working to repair...
Irish Rail

Irish Rail workers holding second day of national strike action

No trains are running today as Irish Rail workers hold a second strike day.There's been little progress in resolving the pay dispute over the...

Gardai hopeful of reuniting dozens of stolen power tools with owners

Gardai are advising businesses and homeowners in the Shannonside region who may have had power tools robbed in recent weeks to be patient as...

15% drop in Shannonside car sales in first nine months of 2017

New figures show that car sales have dropped in the Shannonside region by as much as 15pc during the first nine months of this...

Hopes for expansion at Athlone BioClin company

There are hopes for increased employment at the BioClin plant in Athlone following news that it's been bought in a multimillion euro deal.BioClin is...

Driver arrested after crash on M6 at Athlone

The driver of a car that crashed on the fast lane of the M6 near Athlone this afternoon has been arrested.The incident happened around...
Planning

Planning permission granted for new restaurant in Athlone

Planning permission has been granted for a new restaurant to be developed in Athlone.In April, Des Hennelly and Rory Currid asked Westmeath County Council...

Judgement reserved in appeal by two men convicted of Athlone murder

Judgement has been reserved in the case of two Polish men who sought to appeal their convictions today for the murder of a man...

Car burnt out in Athlone

A car was burnt out in Athlone in the early hours of this morning.At 5am, the 14-year-old vehicle was maliciously set on fire at...

‘Ringforts getting precedence over houses in N55 upgrade’

A resident living along the N55 between Ballymahon and Athlone says he's concerned ringforts may be given more priority than houses when it comes...

Castlerea’s Aoife O’Rourke Makes World Last-16

Castlerea middleweight Aoife O’Rourke made it three wins from three for Ireland at the World Women’s Championships in New Delhi, India this morning.O’Rourke, making...

Defender Jimmy Dunne called upto Ireland Squad

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill has been forced to alter this squad for the UEFA Nations League game away to Denmark on Monday,...

Michael Obafemi Commits To Republic Of Ireland

Michael Obafemi has committed his international future to the Republic of Ireland. The Dublin-born Southampton striker trained with the squad this week, but also...

William Hoey

William Hoey Arden, Tullamore, Co. Offaly and late of Mullolagher, Longford. Saturday, November 17th, peacefully at the Regional Hospital, Tullamore. Reposing at O’Reilly’s Funeral Home, Harbour...

Bridget Rogers (nee Mahon)

Bridget Rogers (nee Mahon) Cullyfad, Killoe, Co. Longford. Peacefully in her 95th year in the excellent care of the staff at Lissadell Lodge, Laurel Lodge...

John Gaffey

John Gaffey, Birchgrove, Ballinasloe, Co. Roscommon. Thursday, November 15th , peacefully in the care of the wonderful staff of University Hospital, Galway and...
White House Hotel

LISTEN: Sadness as west Roscommon hotel shuts

A west Roscommon hotel has closed.Padraic Whelan has run the White House Hotel at Ballinlough since May of last year. He was renting...

LISTEN: Interview with major local employer

One of the midlands’ biggest employers is Grant Engineering in Birr, Co Offaly.The company was established in 1977 and is one of the...

PODCAST: Phase two of Castlerea food hub begins

The tendering process is under way for the second phase of the food hub in Castlerea.A total of €500,000 of state funding has...