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Westmeath

Westmeath rape survivor “sick” at Humphries sentence

A Westmeath resident who is campaigning for harsher sentences for repeat sex offences says the Tom Humphries sentencing is disgusting.The former sports writer who...

Work on N55 upgrade may not start for six years

It's been revealed it could be six years before construction begins on the proposed upgrade of the N55.Public consultation will take place in Tubberclair...
EPA

Roscommon and Athlone sewerage works to be complete by 2021 – EPA inspector

An EPA inspector has given a timeline for work on sewerage treatment in Athlone and Roscommon town to solve waste treatment problems.David Shannon said...

Athlone man due in court over ecstasy and assault charges

A 20-year-old Athlone man is due to appear in court this morning after being charged with assaulting a woman and drugs offences over the...
Planning

An Bord Pleanála overturned a decision by Westmeath County Council to refuse planning permission...

An Bord Pleanála has overturned a decision by Westmeath County Council to refuse planning permission for a commercial development in Athlone.The local authority claimed...

Special plaque to remember the men who fought and served during the Siege of...

A special plaque to remember the men who fought and served during the Siege of Jadotville will be unveiled in Athlone this afternoon.The plaque,...

Public consultation into new Ballymahon to Athlone route

A public consultation event it to is held next week ahead of a plan to create an entirely new route linking Ballymahon to Athlone.Earlier...

PODCAST: Special on complaints at direct-provision centres

On Let's Talk on Wednesday, Nasc Ireland's communications and campaigns manager, Jennifer DeWan, spoke in depth about the direct-provision system in Ireland after scathing...

Immigrant body demands overhaul of local direct-provision centres

The Irish Immigrant Support Centre has claimed the current system for asylum-seekers is 'broken' and needs to be radically overhauled.That's after details were today...
Trolley

Tullamore Hospital reporting serious overcrowding this afternoon

The Midlands Regional Hospital in Tullamore has the joint second highest number of people awaiting admission at its A+E department this afternoon.Figures from the...

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...

£5M Gift For Premier League Chairman

Outgoing executive chairman Richard Scudamore will receive a £5m farewell bonus paid by clubs, the Premier League has confirmed.Scudamore will receive the payment over...

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...

Simon McGuinness

Simon McGuinness, Church Street, Roscommon and late of McGuinness’s Pharmacy, Main Street, Roscommon. Friday, November 16th peacefully in the loving care of the staff...
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...