Evolution of Athlone landscape as Church Street works conclude

Thu, Dec 06, 2018

The imminent conclusion of the enhanced Church Street project, at a cost of €4 million, marks the initial phase of the changing landscape of the centre of Athlone.

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Grace and Scott the real heroes as Henshaw family raise funds for South Westmeath Hospice

Thu, Dec 06, 2018

I will begin this column by noting and paying respect to the late US president George Bush who died recently. I have not any particular memories about him but I have always felt that he was a most honourable person, and that seems to be the general opinion now upon his passing. I noted at his funeral home that his faithful dog who he has had for years was keeping watch on the rug outside, and I thought well, the late president must have had very admirable human traits. May he rest in peace.

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Talented Athlone singer duets with renowned chart vocalist

Thu, Dec 06, 2018

It was most certainly a night to remember for Athlone native, Jessica Shine, as her singing dreams became reality when she took to the National Stadium stage in Dublin with inimitable vocalist Jessie J, as both duetted on the English singer/songwriter’s hit ‘Flashlight’ which featured in the movie Pitch Perfect 2.

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Grace and Scott capture hearts of a nation on the Late Late Toy Show

Thu, Dec 06, 2018

An ever so apt conclusion to the Late Late Toy Show on Friday night as Athlone cousins, Grace and Scott Lowe, together with their mothers, Bernie and Arlene, told the nation of their heartwarming and emotional connection.

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Town Mayor welcomes urban regeneration in heart of Athlone

Thu, Dec 06, 2018

Town Mayor, Cllr. Frankie Keena, has expressed a warm welcome to the major urban regeneration and development funding announcement to progress and enhance three key sites within Athlone.

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Moate business car parking permits now readily available

Thu, Dec 06, 2018

Businesses located within the three hour parking zone in Moate and who don’t have alternative access to parking, can now apply for a parking permit.

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Sinn Féin confirm Hegarty will contest local election

Thu, Dec 06, 2018

Local Sinn Féin aspirant, Padraig Hegarty has now been officially selected to contest the forthcoming local election in the Athlone local election area.

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Green Party to announce candidate to contest local elections next year

Thu, Dec 06, 2018

The Green Party will run a candidate in the local elections of May 2019 with Louise Heavin the chosen nominee for the ecologically minded political party.

Her campaign is set to launch this Friday, December 7, in the Dean Crowe Theatre, Athlone.

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‘Involve’ unrolls framework of whole inclusivity for youth work

Thu, Dec 06, 2018

Youth Work strives to be a sector of complete inclusivity and more often than not, the vast majority of such organisations make every effort to do their utmost to create such environments. This ethos is of huge importance given the ever diversifying population of Ireland as we see the increase in the number of ethnic minorities that are calling Ireland their home.

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E-smoking in the workplace and its many implications

Thu, Dec 06, 2018

We are all well accustomed to the smoking ban brought in a number of years ago. It is not illegal to smoke e-cigarettes. It would seem likely that e-smoking will be banned more generally in public buildings and perhaps other buildings.

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Local authority climate change guidelines launched in Athlone

Thu, Dec 06, 2018

The Radisson Blu in Athlone was the venue for the launch by Minister of State for Community Development, Natural Resources and Digital Development, Sean Canney TD, of guidelines to help local authorities prepare for the impacts of climate change.

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‘Me and My Library Hour’ launched in Athlone Library

Thu, Dec 06, 2018

Westmeath library service has launched a new initiative in Athlone which supports families on their visits to the library. When children visit the library they can be overwhelmed by the noise, the colours and the activities, with parents occasionally feeling under pressure from other people’s expectations.

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