Government funding to be sought for latest Church Street rejuvenation plans

Thu, Oct 08, 2015


Plans to implement a controversial new one-way system in Athlone which were leaked to the media last week have been shelved after being met with a backlash from local residents and members of the Athlone business community. 

The council has instead decided to revisit plans drawn up in 2008 as part of the Environmental Development Scheme. Councillors at Monday’s Municipal District Meeting discussed plans to apply for funding for the development of Church Street, the imposition of a one-way traffic system, and the construction of a riverside boardwalk. 


Troy urges Midland communities to remain vigilant following latest robbery

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All-new Honda Jazz and HR-V models arriving

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Is Ireland ready for a female Taoiseach?

Dr Luke Geever of AIT pictured with the Chair of the Fulbright Commission Ireland, Prof John Hegarty. Pic: Conor McCabe
I am writing about the above topic this week because recently we have had the obvious race beginning between the successors to Enda Kenny. ...


“Th’ whole worl’s in a terrible state o’ chassis”

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Stunning family home on offer in Ballymahon

A large and spacious family home representing great value for money has recently come on the market in Ballymahon, County Longford. ...


Improving Castledaly face impressive St Loman’s side at Cusack Park

Castledaly will look to put the shackles on St Loman’s main man John Heslin this weekend. Picture credit: Cody Glenn/SPORTSFILE
Sunday’s Westmeath Senior Football Championship final promises to be an interesting encounter, as a rapidly improving Castledaly seek to take St Loman’s scalp at Cusack Park. ...

The Week

Energy and emotion dominate Little Theatre’s production of An Enemy of the People

The cast of Athlone Little Theatre's Enemy of the People (l-r): Brian Toolan, Billy Nott, Sean O Laoide, Paul Breen, Martin Kellegher, Paul Gill, Sally Knight, Frank O'Brien, and Aideen Egan.
Athlone Little Theatre 's production of Henrik Ibsen's classic,  An Enemy of the People, as adapted by Arthur Miller, opens this Thursday, October 8 at 8pm. ...


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