Executive decision sees dramatic change to new cycleway route

ATHLONE ADVERTISER, April 11, 2014

Councillors were shocked to hear that the preferred cycle route through Athlone which was put to the public in December has come back to them dramatically changed.

The controversial new plan sees a change in the preferred route of the cycleway which is part of a national initiative which will see the cycle route bring users from Dublin to Galway, travelling through Athlone.

End of an era as AIT student bar Scribes closes

ATHLONE ADVERTISER, April 11, 2014

Award-winning AIT student bar Scribes has closed its doors after 15 years, citing difficult trading conditions.

The bar ceased trading last Friday, and the Students Union now plans to “refocus” the space as a state-of-the-art student social hub.

Loose horses causing great unrest in Brawny - O’Rourke

ATHLONE ADVERTISER, April 11, 2014

This week Fianna Fáil councillor Aengus O’Rourke is calling on the town council to repair the damaged perimeter fence around the Lissywollen housing estate, Brawny.

“The residents of Brawny have had enough at this stage, they have endured the problem of loose horses in their estate for too long now. The horses are most likely making their way into the estate through gaps in the perimeter fence.”

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