PPD expansion brings new jobs to Athlone

Thu, Jan 22, 2015

Pharmaceutical Product Development, LLC (PPD) has expanded its operations in Athlone which will bring its workforce up to 150. The expansion includes a new, state-of-the-art laboratory.

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Athlone artist to appear on TG4’s Imeall

Thu, Jan 22, 2015

Tonight’s edition of Imeall - the arts and culture series on TG4 - revisits local artist Pamela de Brí as her exhibition - Midland - Lár Tíre: Cycling the MGWR from Past to Present, that she worked on for three years is being installed in the National Photographic Archive.

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Lives in Limbo - Bower students speak out

Thu, Jan 22, 2015

Two first year students at Our Lady’s Bower have been making waves, featuring in an Irish Times special on the direct provision system in Ireland and putting together a documentary on RTÉ radio during the Christmas holidays.

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St Hilda’s review to be completed by mid-March

Thu, Jan 15, 2015

The HSE has confirmed to Deputy Gabrielle McFadden that the review of St Hilda’s Services in Athlone, which has been hit by a funding crisis, is to be completed by mid-March.

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Seven arrested over firearms find released without charge

Thu, Jan 15, 2015

Seven people who were arrested last weekend in relation to the seizure of firearms in Moate have been released without charge.

Five men and two women, ranging in age from 27 to 65, were arrested in Moate on Sunday morning January 11, after gardaí seized firearms and other weapons during planned searches at a number of addresses in the area.

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Luan Gallery to launch first exhibition of 2015

Thu, Jan 15, 2015

Sunshower which will be part of the new exhibition

Athlone’s Luan Gallery will launch its first exhibition of the year this Friday January 16 at 6pm.  

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Athlone Gramophone Society meets this evening

Thu, Jan 15, 2015

The Athlone Gramophone Society returns after the Christmas break this evening, Thursday January 15. Two members of the society will present their selections of music at The Prince of Wales Hotel at 8.15pm.

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Westmeath and Longford councillors declare early interest in General Election

Thu, Jan 15, 2015

We may have 15 months to go until General Election 2016 but councillors across Longford-Westmeath are already declaring their interest.

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Rural lives are important too - Naughten

Thu, Jan 15, 2015

Deputy Denis Naughten has demanded that ambulance service management not “throw in the towel on rural Ireland on foot of a flawed ambulance capacity review”.

He was reacting to the HSE Capacity Review of the ambulance service, which allegedly states that Ireland is too rural for the ambulance service to meet its targets.

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Grovelands staff taking on the Operation Transformation health challenge

Thu, Jan 15, 2015

Sarah Nally, Ryan Cunningham, Felicity Heaslip, and Liam Ryan at the launch of Groveland’s OT challenge.

The staff of Grovelands Childcare Athlone are taking part in RTɔs Operation Transformation and are asking Athlonians to join them and take on the weight loss and fitness challenge.

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Glasson’s newest eatery opens its doors

Thu, Jan 15, 2015

Duck tacos at The Villager

The Villager, bar and restaurant has opened its doors in Glasson.

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Evening class enrolment at Athlone Community College

Thu, Jan 15, 2015

Enrolment for evening classes at Athlone Community College will take place on Monday January 19 from 7-8.30pm, with classes commencing on Monday January 26.

Courses for all ages and interests include millinery, mindfulness, ceramics, watercolours, conversational Irish, Spanish for beginners, home cooking, gluten-free cooking, digital photography, computers for beginners, backyard gardening, beauty therapy and make-up, project maths for parents, knitting and crochet, and From couch to 5k.

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