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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...

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...

Allegations of ‘constant drug activity’ in Athlone

There were several allegations of drug-dealing in over 50 complaints of antisocial behaviour in Athlone in the first nine months of 2016.There were also...

Impact assessment on new cycleway bridge in Athlone to be carried out

An Environmental Impact Assessment on the cycleway bridge across the Shannon in Athlone is to be lodged with An Bord Pleanála early this year.The...

Westmeath Council in the process of procurement for consultants to begin design work on...

Westmeath County Council is currently in the process of procurement for consultants to begin design work on the flood defence system for Athlone.The Athlone...

Portiuncula Hospital has highest number on trolleys locally today

Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe has the highest number of people on trolleys locally this afternoon.14 people are waiting for admission in the A&E or...

2,800 locally apply to have property tax payments deferred

Over 2,800 people have applied to have the property tax deferred due to income threshold in the Shannonside Northern Sound region.Figures released by the...

Longford GAA Fixtures – Weekending April 29

Tuesday 23rd April 23Electric Ireland Leinster Minor Football Championship Rd. 1Glennon Brothers Pearse Park: Longford V Westmeath 7pmWednesday, 24th April 2019Reserve Football League 1...

Maureen Owens and Gerard McKenna Memorial Singles Tournament Report

Martin Heneghan landed the open section of the 20th Maureen Owens and Gerard McKenna Memorial Singles Darts Tournament in Drumkeerin on Easter Sunday.Heneghan beat...

Podcast: Last Amateurs-Ulster 1999 European Champions

It was a Heineken Champions Cup weekend and the world is enjoying a feast of Rugby.It’s remarkable to think that twenty years ago Ulster...

Deirdre Russell (nee Kenny)

Deirdre Russell (nee Kenny) Larchfield House, Ballinalone, Drumraney, Athlone, Co. Westmeath. Friday, 19th April suddenly at her residence. Removal tomorrow (Wed) to St. Mary’s church, Moate for...

Maura Mc’Cormack (nee Glynn)

Maura Mc’Cormack (nee Glynn) Palmerstown, Dublin 20 and formerly of Crannaghmore, Athlone. Monday, April, 22nd Reposing at her residence in Palmerstown on (Thurs) from four...

Anita Martin

Anita (MaryRose) Martin. Frenchpark, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon. Monday, April, 22nd peacefully after a long illness bravely borne, surrounded by her family in the exceptional...

Podcast: Saturday Connection 20th April 2019

Charlie McGettigan presents a host of guests, chat and music on the Saturday Connection. The programme was broadcast on the 20th of April 2019.So...

Side By Side 21st April 2019

Side by Side presented by Eamonn O’Connor, Tony Gilhooly and Patsy Lee.Patsy Lee Joins Eamonn and Tony as they reflect on how it is...

Podcast: Last Amateurs-Ulster 1999 European Champions

It was a Heineken Champions Cup weekend and the world is enjoying a feast of Rugby.It’s remarkable to think that twenty years ago Ulster...