Ross calls in TII to advance Athlone to Galway greenway

Thu, Apr 19, 2018

Tourism Minister Shane Ross has directed Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) to advance the Dublin to Galway greenway.

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Reflecting on events from at home and abroad

Thu, Apr 19, 2018

Since France, US and UK have joined forces to bomb the deadly chemical facilities in Syria.

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Murphy slams decision to not award medical cards to cancer patients

Thu, Apr 19, 2018

Fianna Fáil TD for Roscommon-Galway Eugene Murphy has slammed the HSE decision to not automatically award medical cards to all cancer patients.

Deputy Murphy said the news has come as a devastating blow to cancer patients who are already under extreme pressure.

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Tony Parker Fundation delivers again for Athlone

Thu, Apr 19, 2018

The Tony Parker Foundation has donated a defibrillator for the Monksland area.

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Athlone born Jimmy Elliot - The Heavyweight Champion of the World

Thu, Apr 19, 2018

Athlone born James Elliot reigned as Heavyweight Champion of the World from 1865 to 1868, but his controversial life outside the ring proved to be his downfall when he was murdered 135 years ago in a Chicago saloon.

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Mary O’Rourke recognised by Cappagh Hospital Foundation

Thu, Apr 19, 2018

Mary O’Rourke received an award for her work as Patron of the Cappagh Hospital Foundation, at an event celebrating the foundation’s 30th anniversary held on April 12.

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On your bike for Nathan’s Biker Buddies

Thu, Apr 19, 2018

With a world record attempt and fun for all the family, the Nathan’s Biker Buddies fundraiser on May 6 is shaping up to be a fantastic event.

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Dolan to speak at Community First Responders conference

Thu, Apr 19, 2018

This Saturday will be an emotional day for local Fine Gael councillor John Dolan, who is set to speak about his near death experience at the annual Community First Responders (CFR) conference in Mullingar.

A little more than nine months ago Cllr Dolan collapsed on his farm in Ballinahown, suffering a cardiac arrest. The quick thinking and actions of his family and the efforts of paramedics saved his life. He was transported to University Hospital Galway, where he spent a number of weeks in a coma.

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McFadden to host ‘Women Making a Difference’ meeting

Thu, Apr 19, 2018

Athlone based Senator Gabrielle McFadden will this week host a meeting entitled ‘Women Making a Difference’ in the Sheraton Hotel, Athlone.

The meeting is part of a programme of activities being held around the country by Fine Gael to celebrate the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in Ireland, and will take place on Thursday, April 19, at 7.45pm.

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‘Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands’ branding launched for Midlands

Thu, Apr 19, 2018

Ministers Shane Ross and Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran were joined by Fáilte Ireland CEO Paul Kelly at the Hodson Bay Hotel last Thursday to reveal the new tourism brand for the Midlands: Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands.

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Ross praises Moran’s role in new Midlands brand

Thu, Apr 19, 2018

Minister of State for the Office of Public Works Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran has been praised for his role in the establishment of the new tourism brand for the Midlands.

Launching ‘Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands’ at the Hodson Bay Hotel last week, Minister for Tourism Shane Ross commended his Independent Alliance colleague for his pursuit of the new Midlands branding, which aims to boost tourism and bring jobs and economic growth to the whole region.

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River Shannon at the heart of new tourism initiative

Thu, Apr 19, 2018

The River Shannon will be a central focus for ‘Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands’, Minister for Tourism Shane Ross revealed at the launch of the project in the Hodson Bay Hotel last week.

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