Anger as Arcadia housing development faces delay

Thu, Jan 18, 2018

Mayor Aengus O’Rourke has expressed his anger and frustration following news that the 33-unit social housing development earmarked for Arcadia has fallen through.

The development, which has been in the planning since 2015 and received the green light in February last year, was set to cost €6 million.

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O’Brien calls for electronic monitoring for repeat offenders

Thu, Jan 18, 2018

Local independent councillor, Michael O’Brien has called on the Minister for Justice to introduce electronic monitoring as a condition of bail for repeat offenders.

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Sport and education - the recipe for success

Thu, Jan 18, 2018

I am always going on and on about rugby and, this week, I am going to begin with a nice spot of good GAA news for County Westmeath.

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Roads around Athlone to be repaired this weekend

Thu, Jan 18, 2018

Minister of State for the Office of Public Works, Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran has moved to assure the Athlone public that roads in disrepair around the town will be restored by the weekend.

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Moran heading to Kenya for St Patrick’s Day

Thu, Jan 18, 2018

Minister Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran has been chosen by the Taoiseach to represent Ireland in Kenya for St Patrick’s Day.

Minister Moran’s trip marks the first time that an Irish minister will visit Kenya for St Patrick’s Day, and is an opportunity for the Irish government to strengthen its trade links with the East African nation.

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Local students recognised at Young Scientist Exhibition

Thu, Jan 18, 2018

Local students from Our Lady’s Bower, Moate Community School and Athlone Community College have been recognised at the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition.

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Ministers welcome new bills to tackle sex offenders

Thu, Jan 18, 2018

Local Ministers Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran (Ind) and Denis Naughten (Ind) have both welcomed the news that the Government is prioritising legislation aimed at tackling sex offenders.

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O’Rourke suggests design lighting using mature trees on promenade

Thu, Jan 18, 2018

Mayor Aengus O’Rourke (FF) has called for the introduction of design lighting along the promenade in Athlone using the mature trees situated there.

The mayor made the call at last week’s meeting of the Athlone Municipal District.

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Waste transfer station could lead to incinerator, warns Murphy

Thu, Jan 18, 2018

Fianna Fáil deputy for Roscommon-Galway, Eugene Murphy says he is standing behind the people of Ballinasloe in their objection to the proposal for a waste transfer station at Poolboy, warning that the proposal could lead to the installation of an incinerator in the future.

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McManus calls for creation of grave site database

Thu, Jan 18, 2018

Independent councillor, Ailish McManus has called for the creation of a database of graveyard records in Athlone.

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Former Commodore boss is to visit Athlone for annual summit

Thu, Jan 18, 2018

David Pleasance, the former boss of tech company Commodore, is coming to Athlone for the Commodore and Amiga Annual Retro Summit at the Prince of Wales Hotel on January 19 and 20.

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Mayor calls for more twinning arrangements

Thu, Jan 18, 2018

Mayor Aengus O’Rourke (FF) has suggested Athlone engage in a new twinning arrangement with a city overseas.

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