US pharma company to bring 50 jobs to Athlone

Thu, Jan 12, 2017

The new year has kicked off with some positive jobs news for Athlone, with the announcement that US firm Aerie Pharmaceuticals is to establish a facility in the town.

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Hogan slams continued use of Lariam by Defence Forces

Thu, Jan 12, 2017

Sinn Féin councillor, Paul Hogan, has slammed the continued use of anti-malaria drug Lariam by the Irish Defence Forces.

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Potential for further investment in Athlone is there - IDA

Thu, Jan 12, 2017

Athlone has the highest concentration of IDA supported companies in the Midlands region and has the potential to continue to attract more direct foreign investment, councillors heard at Monday’s meeting of the Athlone Municipal District.

Addressing the chamber, IDA regional business development manager, Paul Veale, told councillors that biotech, software and life sciences are currently attracting the most investment to the town. He said the number of site visits to Athlone continues to increase year on year, which is likely to lead to further investment in the future.

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Gerry Duffy confirmed as guest speaker for ‘Make it Happen’

Thu, Jan 12, 2017

At 27 years old, Gerry Duffy was stuck in a rut. He was 50lbs heavier, addicted to smoking, and unhappy with his life.

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Dolan calls for expansion of Athlone Marina

Thu, Jan 12, 2017

Local Fine Gael councillor, John Dolan, told Monday’s meeting of the Athlone Municipal District that it is now time to look into expanding Athlone Marina.

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Northern upset – a huge threat to Ireland

Thu, Jan 12, 2017

Well, so much has happened in the last seven days. Each reader will have had their own experiences. I think I must begin by talking with you all about what has happened in Northern Ireland.

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Portiuncula A&E under continued pressure

Thu, Jan 12, 2017

The number of people on trolleys at Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe was one of the highest in the country on Monday this week (January 9). With 26 people on trolleys that day, it was the sixth highest figure of the country’s 33 hospitals.

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Finally a solution for flooding on Ballymahon Road

Thu, Jan 12, 2017

Fianna Fáil councillor Aengus O’Rourke has insisted that works must be carried out on the bridge at Roslevin Lawns on the Ballymahon road before a one-way system can be considered for Athlone.

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Westmeath entries battle it out for Young Scientist honours

Thu, Jan 12, 2017

Eighteen Westmeath projects are among 550 inspiring student projects on show in the RDS from today (Thursday) as part of the 2017 BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition.

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Digital strategy sees €1m investment in local schools

Thu, Jan 12, 2017

A €1m investment in ICT infrastructure grants for local primary and post-primary schools was announced earlier this week.

The investment marks the start of the implementation of the Government’s five year €210million Digital Strategy for Schools. Westmeath schools are to receive approximately €663,844.

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O’Brien confident of public lighting for Moate Greenway

Thu, Jan 12, 2017

Independent councillor, Michael O’Brien, says he is very confident that public lighting will be provided along the urban stretch of the Greenway in Moate.

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Record level of investment in flood relief in 2016

Thu, Jan 12, 2017

Minister of State with responsibility for the Office of Public Works (OPW) and Flood Relief, Seán Canney, says there was a “record” level of investment in addressing and alleviating flood risk in 2016.

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