Councillors give final blessing to one-way system

Thu, Apr 27, 2017

One of the longest running sagas in Athlone council's recent history was put to bed this week, as councillors gave the westward one-way system the OK.

It was a packed chamber for April's Westmeath County Council meeting in Mullingar as councillors and the media gathered to hear whether or not the proposed system would get the final blessing.

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Naughten needs concrete plan for post office network - Murphy

Thu, Apr 27, 2017

Fianna Fáil TD, Eugene Murphy, has called on the Minister for Communications Denis Naughten to spell out a concrete plan for the post office network

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Government must strengthen Defence Forces – Troy

Thu, Apr 27, 2017

Fianna Fáil Deputy, Robert Troy, says the Government must recognise the need to strengthen the Defence Forces personnel.

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Free test can cut bowel cancer deaths by 30pc - Burke

Thu, Apr 27, 2017

Fine Gael Deputy for Longford-Westmeath, Peter Burke, is reminding people to avail of the free bowel cancer screening service, BowelScreen.

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Government withholds funds for road improvement works - Murphy

Thu, Apr 27, 2017

Fianna Fáil TD for Roscommon-Galway, Eugene Murphy, says the Government’s refusal to allocate money under the CLÁR programme for maintenance work on non-county roads is another example of people in rural Ireland being treated like second-class citizens.

In a response to a parliamentary question posed by Fianna Fáil, Minister for State Michael Ring said: “I do not envisage that the CLÁR programme will fund a similar scheme for improvements to local non-county roads in 2017.”

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Progress made on Civil Defence HQ options

Thu, Apr 27, 2017

Progress has been made in finding a new headquarters for Westmeath Civil Defence, councillors heard at this month's County Council meeting on Monday.

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Councillors present draft submission on windfarm objections

Thu, Apr 27, 2017

Councillors presented a draft submission to the Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government regarding windfarm development at Monday's Westmeath County Council meeting in Mullingar.

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Make a difference - sign up for Darkness into Light

Thu, Apr 27, 2017

The Darkness into Light 5k walk will take place on May 6, starting at the Athlone Town Stadium.

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Councillors welcome a ‘new beginning’ for Athlone

Thu, Apr 27, 2017

approving the €3m westward one-way system for Church Street at Monday's meeting of Westmeath County Council in Mullingar (April 24).

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McFadden respects the council’s decision

Thu, Apr 27, 2017

Gabrielle McFadden says she accepts and respects the decision to introduce a one-way system for Church Street.

Senator McFadden has opposed the idea of a one-way system on two occasions, in 2008 and in 2017. However, after councillors voted in favour of a westward system on Monday this week, she said it is now time to look forward.

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Senator McFadden reflects on an eventful year

Thu, Apr 27, 2017

This week marks the first anniversary of the election of the 25th Seanad. Recently, the Advertiser spoke with Athlone-based Senator, Gabrielle McFadden, about her experience of the election and of life in the Upper House.

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