Threat to Athlone-Westport bus route

Thu, Feb 23, 2017

Robert Grace

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Will he stay or will he go?

Thu, Feb 23, 2017

Well, here we are in another week and everything in the political world in Ireland is still in turmoil.

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Athlone city status to be backed by Destination Athlone

Thu, Feb 23, 2017

Destination Athlone is to make a submission to the Government in favour of establishing a regional city in the Midlands.

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Thrilling programme planned for St Patrick’s Day

Thu, Feb 23, 2017

The programme has been announced for this year’s St Patrick’s Day festivities, and it’s the busiest one yet, jampacked with music, entertainment, exciting displays, and fun for all the family.

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AIT to hold crunch talks with Community Games in next month

Thu, Feb 23, 2017

There are hopes that the relationship between the Community Games and Athlone Institute of Technology might yet be repaired, with both parties having agreed to talks in the coming weeks.

President of AIT Professor Ciarán Ó Catháin said this week that he is looking forward to engaging with the body, in the hope that the games could return to the town for 2018.

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Family fun day in aid of Share A Dream

Thu, Feb 23, 2017

A family fun day will take place in Jungle World, Arcadia Centre, Athlone on Saturday, February 25 in aid of Dreamland, a new inspirational facility created by the Share A Dream foundation and located in Limerick.

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Athlone Extrusions up for sale

Thu, Feb 23, 2017

Plastics business Athlone Extrusions is now up for sale, according to a report last weekend in the Sunday Independent.

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McFadden welcomes employment figures but calls for focus

Thu, Feb 23, 2017

Athlone-based Senator, Gabrielle McFadden, says that Fine Gael’s Action Plan for Jobs has surpassed its targets ensuring that employment is now at its highest level in nine years, but is urging continued focus.

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Special event to mark takeover of Custume Barracks and Athlone Castle

Thu, Feb 23, 2017

A military ceremony and heritage event will take place on Tuesday, February 28, to mark the 95th anniversary of the takeover of Custume Barracks and Athlone Castle by Commandant General Séan MacEoin’s troops from British forces.

A barrack open day will take place in Custume Barracks from 11am until 5pm, with a series of events, including: photographic displays, a number of historical talks, a modern military display of current Defence Forces’ capabilities; two guided walking tours at 11am and 3pm which will begin at Athlone Castle and proceed along a pre-designated route, ending in Custume Barracks at the dining centre where Sliabh na mBán and a number of photographic military displays will be located.

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Bobby Kerr urges companies to show support on Daffodil Day

Thu, Feb 23, 2017

Leading Irish businessman Bobby Kerr, who is now one year cancer free, is urging corporates to play a part in supporting the thousands of Irish people affected by cancer in communities across Ireland.

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Ross out of service as bus strike looms - Troy

Thu, Feb 23, 2017

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Transport, Deputy Robert Troy, says the Government must work with bus unions to help prevent a damaging strike from occurring at Bus Éireann.

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Use space in private nursing homes to relieve overcrowding - Murphy

Thu, Feb 23, 2017

Fianna Fáil Deputy for Roscommon-Galway, Eugene Murphy, has called for free space in State-run nursing homes to be used to alleviate pressure on emergency departments.

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