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Further delay on Portiuncula Hospital maternity care report

Thu, Feb 11, 2016

A report on maternity services in Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe, which was due to be provided to the families involved by the end of 2015, has been met with further delays this week.

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Pick a poll, pick a winner...

Thu, Feb 11, 2016

Well, as we all know the Election is in full swing with dreadful weather everywhere.

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Bookies make Bannon, Penrose and Troy favourites for Longford-Westmeath

Thu, Feb 11, 2016

Book makers are suggesting that three local candidates will battle it out for a single seat in the Longford-Westmeath constituency.

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Rent prices continue to rise in Westmeath

Thu, Feb 11, 2016

Rents in Westmeath were on average 10 per cent higher in the final quarter of 2015 than a year previously, according to the latest quarterly rental report by Daft.ie.

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O’Brien welcomes new footpath and other works

Thu, Feb 11, 2016

Cllr Michael O’Brien has welcomed the provision of a new footpath on the Ballycumber road in Moate in this year’s improvement works scheme.

Speaking this week, Cllr O’Brien said: “This is something I’ve been fighting for since I got elected. Currently there is no footpath along this stretch of road from the Clara road junction to the Grovemount housing estate. I’ve received many calls from residents to have a footpath installed here in the interests of public safety, so I’m delighted to be in a position to include it in my discretionary budget for local improvements in 2016.

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AIT graduate develops new app

Thu, Feb 11, 2016

Brothers David and Kieran Donnellan have spent the last 12 months developing a new space-themed gaming app.

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Lough Ree RNLI announce Lap Of Lough Ree Charity Cycle

Thu, Feb 11, 2016

Lough Ree RNLI held a press launch on Saturday to announce their upcoming Lap of Lough Ree charity cycle, which will take place on Sunday, March 6.

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Athlone Sub Aqua to host Dive International conference

Thu, Feb 11, 2016

For anyone with an interest in diving or snorkeling, the Hodson Bay Hotel in Athlone is the place to be on March 5 and 6 for the Dive International 2016 event, which is being hosted for the fourth time by Athlone Sub Aqua Club.

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A Terrible Beauty is Born – centenary exhibition in Athlone Library

Thu, Feb 11, 2016

From now until March 12, the Aidan Heavey Public Library in Athlone is showcasing an exhibition borrowing its title from the famous line by W.B. Yeats: A Terrible Beauty is Born. This will be the first of two library exhibitions focusing on the 1916 Rising.

A second exhibition entitled Ripples in the Rockpool will be launched in April. This willl focus on the Westmeath connections to the 1916 Rising, and if readers have material they feel might be suitable for display during this exhibition they should contact Gearoid O’Brien in Athlone Library with details.

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AIT students take to the skies for charity

Thu, Feb 11, 2016

A group of students in Athlone Institute of Technology are throwing themselves out of an aeroplane in aid of Athlone IT Students’ Union Raise and Give Week.

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Boundary change should not affect religious or sporting bodies - Council

Thu, Jan 28, 2016

Westmeath County Council says it is up to religious and sporting bodies to organise themselves "whatever way they deem appropriate" and that any boundary change in the Athlone area is an administrative matter.

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Councillors call for extension of Red Cross flood aid

Thu, Jan 28, 2016

Westmeath County Council is to write to Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly to request that Red Cross aid for flood victims be extended to assist those who have put flood defences in place at their own expense.

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