Capital status the biggest news in decades, says Moran

Thu, Feb 15, 2018

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With the Government’s National Planning Framework - ‘Ireland 2040: Our Plan’ - set for launch this Friday, the designation of Athlone as the regional capital of the Midlands is now all but assured.

A draft copy of the framework released before Christmas had drawn sharp criticism for focusing too much future growth on Dublin at the expense of the regions. The draft ignored calls to grant Athlone city status, and did not mention the town once in its 100 pages.


Heartache for our Robbie - but sport continues to build bridges

Everyone connected with rugby, both players and viewers, should be so glad to have Italy in the competition. Last weekend saw a huge victory for Ireland in all three matches – the main match, the women’s match and the U20s. Big victories ...

The Week

A great night of music at Shearwater Hotel

Eleanor Shanley
Eleanor Shanley and John Feeley take to the stage at the Shearwater Hotel, Ballinasloe, on Thursday, March 8, for a night of entertainment not to be missed. ...


Luxury living in heart of Athlone

Property: 36 Bastion Quay, The Docks, Athlone ...


All-new A-Class coming to Michael Moore Mercedes

The Mercedes A-Class
Mercedes-Benz has lifted the covers off its all-new A-Class; the latest in a generation of cars that the German manufacturer believes will redefine modern luxury in the compact class. ...


EY Entrepreneur of the Year nominations now open

Anne Walsh, Mary Carty, Evelyn O’Toole, Chanelle McCoy, Tracy Piggott, Breege O’Donoghue, Maria Staunton and Hannah Kiely. Photo: Andrew Downes/Xposure
The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year (EOY) 2018 programme has opened for nominations. ...


Health screening open day at Hudson Bay Hotel, Athlone with medical herbalist Patrick Murphy

After hugely successful open days in Galway & Mayo, Medical herbalist Patrick Murphy will be hosting his health screening open day at Hudson Bay Hotel, Athlone on Saturday 14th October from 9am-6pm using the Supertronic health screening device. ...


Farewell to 2017 - and welcome 2018

Hello and a Happy New Year to all the readers of the Athlone Advertiser. ...


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