Fri, May 22, 2015
There are no plans to close Custume Barracks in Athlone, the Minister for Defence said yesterday.
Independent Deputy for Roscommon Denis Naughten raised with issue with the Minister for Agriculture, Food, Marine and Defence Simon Coveney, amid local rumours in relation to the future of the Barracks.
In a written response to a parliamentary question, the Minister stated, “I am aware that there have been recent rumours that there are plans to close Custume Barracks. These rumours cause unnecessary worry to military personnel and their families and are totally unfounded. I would like to reassure all concerned that there are no plans to close any barracks. Custume Barracks, Athlone is and will continue to be an important operational military barracks.”
Athlone graduate Ciaran Lynch helped to announce 9,000 one-year Springboard+ part-time and full-time courses now available free across the country.
Dacia Ireland has announced pricing and specification for their new top-of-the-range Signature Prime special edition versions of the Sandero, Duster, and Logan MCV.
The recent UK General Election on May 7 has left many political commentators, TV, radio and written pundits scratching their heads and pondering. What will it mean for Fine Gael? – Can Enda Kenny emulate David Cameron’s triumph? What will it mean for the Labour Party? – will the Liberal Democrats demise as the smaller Party in the UK mean an equal fate awaits Joan Burton and her Labour Party?
Former Minister and TD, Mary O’Rourke is hoping to use the launch of her memoir on Sunday to provide “a bit of a party for Athlone”.
Tom Cribbin was delighted with how Westmeath performed to claim a deserved Leinster SFC 3-14 to 0-16 win over Louth at Drogheda on Sunday.