Murphy set to move Bill on Monksland boundary issue

Thu, Mar 23, 2017

Fianna Fáil Deputy for Roscommon-Galway, Eugene Murphy, is set to introduce a Bill seeking to amend the Local Government Act (1991), in a bid to tackle the ongoing uncertainties over the Monksland boundary issue.

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Burke expects Constituency Commission report by early summer

Thu, Mar 23, 2017

Deputy Peter Burke has had confirmation from the Secretary of the Constituency Commission that the report on any boundary changes will is expected to be published in early summer, and cannot be published any later than July 6.

The Longford-Westmeath Fine Gael Deputy put forward a case to the commission to bring back areas of Westmeath to the county for General Election purposes.

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Longford-Westmeath childcare providers can avail of new funding

Thu, Mar 23, 2017

Longford-Westmeath childcare providers can apply for support from a new national €4m fund, according to Independent Alliance TD for Longford-Westmeath, Kevin 'Boxer' Moran.

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone, has informed Deputy Moran that local crèches, community services and other childcare providers can apply for money for new places, maintenance, and outdoor play areas.

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Minister must urgently review commercial rates system - Troy

Thu, Mar 23, 2017

Fianna Fail Deputy, Robert Troy, has called on Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, Simon Coveney, to suspend the re-valuation process and to urgently carry out a full review of the new system.

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O’Rourke calls for reform of Tenant Purchase Scheme

Thu, Mar 23, 2017

Local Fianna Fáil councillor, Aengus O'Rourke, has called on Minister for Housing, Simon Coveney, to re-examine aspects of the Tenant Purchase Scheme.

Cllr O'Rourke made the call at March's meeting of the Athlone Municipal District.

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Collins McNicholas named one of Ireland’s Best Managed Companies

Thu, Mar 23, 2017

Collins McNicholas, the national Recruitment & HR Services Group, has been named as one of Ireland’s best managed companies in the Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards Programme.

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McFadden opposes one-way system for Athlone

Thu, Mar 23, 2017

Athlone Senator, Gabrielle McFadden, has expressed her opposition to the proposed westward one-way system for Athlone.

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Athlone man shortlisted for 2017 open eir Silver Surfer Awards

Thu, Mar 23, 2017

Liam Byrne from Athlone has been shortlisted for the 'Hobbies on the Net Award' at the 2017 open eir Silver Surfer Awards.

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Book of condolence to be opened for Coast Guard Rescue 116

Thu, Mar 23, 2017

Local Independent councillor Ailish McManus has called on Athlone Municipal District to open a book of condolence for the crew of Coast Guard Rescue 116.

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Road improvements commence on main road in Ballymore

Thu, Mar 23, 2017

Improvements to the main road in Ballymore have commenced, following the allocation of €70,000 in funding.

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Councillors wish departing staff farewell

Thu, Mar 23, 2017

Councillors will bid farewell to two members of council staff this month.

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Journey’s end for so many fine people

Thu, Mar 23, 2017

Well! Where do I begin? So much has happened since we last spoke together. In our conversation last week, we talked about Sr Christopher Mary Callan from the Bower Convent in Athlone, Eamonn Casey and others.

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