Volkswagen Polo Beats hits the right note

Thu, Dec 01, 2016

Volkswagen describes it as “a genuine trendsetter with rich sound”, and it is making its debut in the small car segment.

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Calls for Red Cross to resolve Athlone dispute as local branch account frozen

Thu, Dec 01, 2016

Mayor of Athlone John Dolan is calling on the Irish Red Cross to take urgent steps to resolve a dispute with its Athlone branch, which led to the bank account of the local branch being frozen.

It is understood that a disagreement over the use of an ambulance and other equipment by local volunteers led to the decision by the national body to restrict access to the Athlone accounts.

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A week of gains and losses, home and abroad

Thu, Dec 01, 2016

Well, what a varied number of conversation items we have this week.

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Westmeath celebrates wins at 2016 Pride of Place Awards

Thu, Dec 01, 2016

Two Westmeath communities have been celebrating following impressive wins in this year’s IPB Pride of Place Awards.

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Report recommends no change to Athlone boundary

Thu, Dec 01, 2016

Supporters of the ‘Save Roscommon’ campaign have expressed delight that Roscommon is to remain “intact”, after a controversial report on the future of the county boundary recommended no change.

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Temporary closure of recycling centres

Thu, Dec 01, 2016

Recycling centres in Athlone and Mullingar have been temporarily closed in order to facilitate a changeover of management.

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O’Brien disappointed at lack of support for cannabis oil motion

Thu, Dec 01, 2016

Independent councillor Michael O’Brien has expressed disappointment that a motion he put forward at Monday’s council meeting for the legalisation of medicinal cannabis was not carried by his colleagues.

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Volunteers launch appeal to help Athlone’s homeless

Thu, Dec 01, 2016

A group of Athlone citizens have launched an appeal to offer assistance to homeless people in Athlone in the run-up to Christmas and beyond.

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€192k REDZ funding for Westmeath’s walkways and blueways

Thu, Dec 01, 2016

Funding of €192,000 has been announced for Westmeath under the Rural Economic Development Zones (REDZ), which will go towards the development of the county’s blueways and walkways.

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€10 spent on Irish products generates €24 for community

Thu, Dec 01, 2016

Fine Gael Deputy Peter Burke is urging people to shop local in the run-up to the festive season, highlighting the statistic that every €10 spent locally on Irish products generates €24 of benefit to the local community.

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Praise for management and staff of Athlone Regional Sports Centre

Thu, Dec 01, 2016

Local councillors heaped praise on the management and staff of the Athlone Regional Sports Centre, as they discussed the council’s budget on Monday.

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Murphy suggests ‘cloak and dagger’ tactics around Boundary Report publication

Thu, Nov 24, 2016

Fianna Fáil Deputy for Roscommon-Galway, Eugene Murphy, has expressed his frustration regarding what he sees as “blatant cloak and dagger tactics” surrounding the report from the Athlone Boundary Committee.

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