Death and carnage in France, Turkey, and the US

Thu, Jul 21, 2016

What an awful few days there has been again in this world in which we live.

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Burke questions why Console is still listed as a charity on Revenue website

Thu, Jul 21, 2016

At the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) last Friday, July 15, Fine Gael TD for Longford Westmeath, Peter Burke, has asked why it is that Console is still listed on the Revenue website as a charity.

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Moran urges public to have their say on draft Flood Risk Management Plans

Thu, Jul 21, 2016

Independent TD for Longford-Westmeath, Deputy Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran, is urging the public to have their say on draft Flood Risk Management Plans, released for public consultation last Friday, July 15.

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Fundraising appeal for local man with MND

Thu, Jul 21, 2016

The family and friends of local man Seamus Meade, who comes from a well-known family from Assumption Road, have launched a huge fundraising appeal on his behalf.

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Proposals to reduce summer flooding in Shannon Callows

Thu, Jul 21, 2016

A number of options aimed at reducing the risk of summer flooding in the Shannon Callows region have been put forward by the Draft Flood Risk Management Plan for the River Shannon, published by the OPW on Friday.

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Naughten encourages applications for €9m arts and culture scheme

Thu, Jul 21, 2016

Minister Denis Naughten is encouraging local organisations to consider submitting applications under the Arts and Culture Capital Scheme 2016.

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Pressure on motorists to secure cover for older vehicles untenable – Troy

Thu, Jul 21, 2016

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Robert Troy, says the Government must take urgent action to tackle “exorbitant motor insurance costs”, particularly for older vehicles.

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AIT president and Students Union critical of Cassells Report proposals

Thu, Jul 14, 2016

AIT president Professor Ciarán Ó Cátháin says urgent action is needed to address the shortfall in funding for the institute, following the publication of the Cassells Report on third level education this week.

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Politics is a cruel business

Thu, Jul 14, 2016

Well, the heading this week says it all – politics really is a cruel business.

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Jobs safe as Athlone’s Radisson bought for €9.5m

Thu, Jul 14, 2016

Athlone’s Radisson Blu Hotel has been bought for €9.5 million by Irish investment company iNua Hospitality, with assurances that all existing employment will be protected.

The four-star Radisson Blu Hotel and Spa, on the banks of the river Shannon, sold for a significant amount more than the €6.5m it was expected to fetch when it first went on the market last September.

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Alexion’s €100 million Monksland investment brings more jobs to Athlone

Thu, Jul 14, 2016

Alexion Pharmaceuticals has announced an additional €100 million investment in an expansion of its Athlone operations which will result in the creation of 50 additional jobs for Athlone.

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