One-way traffic system still hangs on railway field purchase

 

Any decision on introducing a one-way system in the centre of Athlone town will have to wait until the council purchase the railway field.

A motion at Monday’s Athlone Municipal District meeting from councillor Frankie Keena requested that the council consider the introduction of a one-way traffic management system.


Business

Midlands companies only win 1 per cent of public sector contracts

Deputy Denis Naughten who hosted a free seminar in the Athlone Springs Hotel on Tuesday, July 1, announced that only 1 per cent of SMEs in the Midlands win public sector contracts, according to research from TenderScout.

The Prince Bar head chef Darren Hollywood with his team Sanil, Theresa, Liz, Colm, Sam, and Nerus

Lifestyle

RioBlush Carboxytherapy at The Laser and Skin Clinic

RioBlush Carboxytherapy, also known as “miracle gas”, has been touted as one of the biggest beauty breakthroughs to date.


Motoring

Toyota reveals details of its ready-to-go fuel cell saloon

In the week that the 2014 International Engine of the Year Awards are announced, Toyota revealed the exterior design and Japanese market guide pricing of its hydrogen-powered Fuel Cell Sedan, following the car’s appearance in concept form at last year’s Tokyo motor show.


Opinion

O’Rourke invites Athlone to book launch “party”

Former Minister and TD, Mary O’Rourke is hoping to use the launch of her memoir on Sunday to provide “a bit of a party for Athlone”.


Property

Investment opportunity in the heart of the Midlands

CBRE and Gunne Navan have announced that they are launching Block A Marlinstown Office Park to the market for sale by private treaty. The joint agents, CBRE and Gunne Navan are quoting in the region of €1.5 million for the premises which will give an investor a net initial yield of 15.8 per cent. Block A is a modern three storey office building extending to approximately 2,924 sq m (31,481 sq ft). The property has the benefit of regular floor plates with the flexibility of providing a mix of open plan and cellular office accommodation. To the front of the building are 129 designated car spaces which are included in the sale. Marlinstown Office Park is located off Junction 15 of the N4 on the eastern side of Mullingar Town. The property is 75 per cent let and is currently generating €247,484 per annum. One of the main tenants is the Westmeath Vocational Education Committee which are in occupation on a 21 year lease from January 2005 with a break option at the end of the 12th year. They are currently paying €108,700 per annum. Emma Courtney of CBRE stated, “The sale of Block A Marlinstown Office Park would give an investor the opportunity to acquire a prominent building in the administrative town of County Westmeath. There is the potential to increase the rental income through active management of the scheme to fill the vacant space.”


Sport

Crucial contest against Limerick tonight

Despite a lively performance Athlone Town were defeated by Derry City at Lissywollen last Sunday which ensures tonight’s SSE Airtricity League Premier Division clash with Limerick FC at the same venue is a crucial contest.

Dolan announced his retirement at the weekend. Photo: Sportsfile

The Week

Luan launches new exhibition PASSAGE

Last Friday evening the Luan Gallery officially launched its newest exhibition, PASSAGE: Selected Works from the Niland Collection. Drawn from The Model Sligo’s renowned municipal collection, this exhibition features works including: Louis Le Brocquy’s The Táin series, works by notable women artists from the 20th century, and works of a water and landscape theme.


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