Irish Water slammed for state of Athlone roadworks

Thu, Jan 11, 2018

Local councillors have heavily criticised Irish Water for the state of sections of Church Street following roadworks undertaken by the utility before Christmas.

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Local coach receives the ICF Rising Star Award

Thu, Jan 11, 2018

The Irish Chapter of the International Coaching Federation (ICF) recently awarded the ICF Ireland Rising Star Coaching Award for 2017 to Athlone based coach, David O’Grady.

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A cold but peaceful start to the new year

Thu, Jan 11, 2018

I see President Donald Trump and his regular adversary, the Head of North Korea, Kim Jong Un, are at it again.

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Report shows overcrowding at midlands hospitals

Thu, Jan 11, 2018

A total of 66 patients were left waiting for a bed in the Midlands Regional Hospitals of Mullingar and Tullamore, and at Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe on Tuesday this week, according to figures from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO).

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Knife-wielding man charged after high-speed pursuit

Thu, Jan 11, 2018

A 21-year-old man has been charged with several road traffic and weapon possession offences after allegedly brandishing a knife at Gardaí and leading them on a high-speed pursuit in the early hours of Friday, January 5.

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Art competition prize giving ceremony at the Luan Gallery

Thu, Jan 11, 2018

A prize-giving ceremony for the winners of the Athlone Advertiser Christmas art competition will take place in Luan Gallery on Friday, January 19, from 4pm.

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Works recommence on Church Street this week

Thu, Jan 11, 2018

Drainage works associated with the Church Street enhancement project recommenced on Monday this week, but the council has still no definite date for the introduction of the one-way system.

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‘Dangerous’ site is criticised by Sarsfield Square’s residents

Thu, Jan 11, 2018

Sarsfield Square residents have expressed their anger regarding a site on their estate, which has been left in a muddy and waterlogged condition for a number of weeks.

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Keena calls for reinstatement of the public enquiry service

Thu, Jan 11, 2018

Cllr Frankie Keena (FF) has called for the reinstatement of the Public Enquiry Office, previously located on Pearse Street, Athlone, which closed abruptly last summer.

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Burke is optimistic about jobs, but the Midlands lags behind

Thu, Jan 11, 2018

Mullingar-based TD, Peter Burke (FG) says that the Regional Action Plan for Jobs is working, referencing a seven per cent increase in job creation in the last year in Government backed companies. Labour TD Willie Penrose, however, has called on the Government to do more for the Midlands.

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Ross must commit to improving road safety for cyclists - Troy

Thu, Jan 11, 2018

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Transport, Tourism and Sport, Robert Troy says his party will continue its efforts to introduce new legislation aimed at improving road safety for cyclists.

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NCBI Charity Shop in Athlone is looking for more volunteers

Thu, Jan 11, 2018

The NCBI Charity Shop in Athlone is currently seeking volunteers.

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