Gardaí appeal for witnesses to fatal crash

Fri, Aug 15, 2014

Gardaí are investigating a two vehicle fatal road traffic collision that occurred yesterday morning (Thursday August 14) at 10.30am at the townland of Johnsbrook on the N52 between Clonmellon and Kells (known locally as Lynch’s Cross).

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Pieta House hopes to establish centre in Westmeath

Fri, Aug 15, 2014

There are plans to establish a Pieta House facility in Westmeath in the coming months.

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Great Taste honours producers from across the Midlands

Fri, Aug 15, 2014

Great Taste, the largest blind-tasted food awards scheme announced results showing some of the three-star winners for 2014. Included in the prestigious list are some local producers, proving that the Midlands can produce great food.

Local winners include Mr Crumb from Finea in Mullingar who produce sage and onion stuffing for Dunnes Stores. These fresh breadcrumbs are blended with onions, herbs, and sauteed in real Irish butter.

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Bloomfield House launches new lakeside bridal garden

Fri, Aug 15, 2014

Paulo de Luca of De Luca Photography, Helena Flynn of Flynn’s Photo Service, and Eddie Flynn of Windmill DVD on the other side of the camera for a change at Bloomflied House’s suppliers evening and garden launch

Local wedding suppliers enjoyed a summer BBQ evening at Bloomfield House Hotel’s new lakeside bridal garden, the latest feature added to Bloomfield’s wedding packages.

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A running date with Gerry Duffy

Fri, Aug 15, 2014

Prolific marathoner and ultra marathonm runner, author, and professional motivational speaker Gerry Duffy will be in Saint Joseph’s National School, Rathwire next week for a seminar and run.

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Local Tesco stores raise over €50k for Aware

Fri, Aug 15, 2014

Tesco stores in Westmeath have raised over €51,500 for charity Aware during their time as charity of the year. In total the partnership has raised €2 million for Aware, a voluntary organisation founded to assist those directly affected by the illness of depression.

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Volunteers needed across the county

Fri, Aug 15, 2014

Manager of the Westmeath Volunteer Centre, Ian O’Flynn, has put out a call for volunteers.

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€29k of cannabis seized in Castlepollard

Fri, Aug 15, 2014

Gardaí are following a definite line of enquiry after drugs worth an estimated €29,000 were seized in Castlepollard on Wednesday.

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Former Miss Westmeath wins best dressed lady at Tullamore Show

Fri, Aug 15, 2014

Third place, Laura Mulligan and second place, Faith Almond with winner (centre) Rachel Heene at last weekend’s Tullamore Show.

Former Miss Westmeath, Rachel Heeney, was crowned the winner of last weekend’s Best Dressed Lady competition at the Tullamore Show.

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Closure of Roscommon A&E a factor in Mullingar overcrowding

Fri, Aug 15, 2014

The closure of Roscommon A&E is having a significant impact on overcrowding in the emergency department of Mullingar Hospital, according to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation.

The INMO’s vice president Geraldine Talty says the HSE does not seem to realise that the closure of one hospital’s accident and emergency department will have a knock-on effect on another.

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Man dies in Ballynacargy house fire

Fri, Aug 08, 2014

There was wide spread shock across north Westmeath this week at the news of a fatal fire in Ballynacargy.

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Funding for disability housing adaptations

Fri, Aug 08, 2014

Deputy Gabrielle McFadden has welcomed the allocation of more than €243,000 to Longford and Westmeath for the adaptation of local authority housing to meet the needs of tenants with disabilities - Westmeath County Council has been allocated €83,792.

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