Lough Ree RNLI rescues five people aboard cruiser drifting towards rocks

Thu, Sep 14, 2017

Lough Ree RNLI were called to assist five people aboard a 20-ft motor cruiser which had lost power and was drifting towards Nun’s Island on Lough Ree at the weekend.

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Our camogie players brightened up a dreary Sunday

Thu, Sep 14, 2017

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Burke welcomes significant drop in numbers on Live Register

Thu, Sep 14, 2017

Fine Gael deputy for Longford-Westmeath, Peter Burke, has welcomed news that there are 1,260 fewer people on the Live Register in Westmeath compared to this time last year.

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Minister calls for insurance cover increase

Thu, Sep 14, 2017

Minister Kevin "Boxer" Moran has called for an increase in the insurance cover for areas protected by completed OPW flood relief schemes.

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Troy to hold public meeting on Action Plan for Jobs

Thu, Sep 14, 2017

Members of the Westmeath community, including business leaders, employees and other key stakeholders, will have the opportunity to submit their ideas on the Government’s Action Plan for Jobs at a special forum organised by local Fianna Fáil TD, Robert Troy on Tuesday, September 19 upstairs in the Market House, Mullingar at 7.30pm.

The public meeting will be chaired by Senator Padraic Ó Ceidigh, a founder of Aer Arann and one of Ireland’s leading entrepreneurs.

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Marist students represent Ireland in Malaysian F1 finals

Thu, Sep 14, 2017

A team of students from Marist College, Athlone will represent Ireland later this month in this year’s F1 in Schools finals in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Zappone visits local youth project

Thu, Sep 14, 2017

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Katherine Zappone TD, accompanied by Kevin “Boxer” Moran TD and Senator Gabrielle McFadden, visited the Gateway Youth Project in St. Mary’s Hall, Northgate Street, Athlone as part of her visit to the area recently.

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Huge community support for family of tragic kayaker

Thu, Sep 14, 2017

The tragic death of Kayaker and water enthusiast, Eamonn O’Donohoe, will be remembered through activities at Hodson Bay in the coming weeks.

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FAI hands down 12 month bans to two Athlone Town players

Thu, Sep 14, 2017

The Football Association of Ireland (FAI) last week handed down 12 month bans to two Athlone Town players, after an investigation found them guilty of unduly influencing games with a view to gaining corrupt betting profits.

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One-way traffic system could be in place by November

Thu, Sep 07, 2017

Advance works on Church Street will commence this month under a two-way traffic system, councillors were informed at Monday’s meeting of the Athlone Municipal District (September 4).

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Athlone Town FC wins right to draw down Government grant

Thu, Sep 07, 2017

Athlone Town Football Club has secured permission to draw down a €200,000 Government grant for its proposed new astroturf training pitch following an agreement in the High Court.

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O’Brien calls for cannabis-based treatments to be made available

Thu, Sep 07, 2017

Councillor Michael O’Brien has reiterated his call for cannabis-based medical treatments to be made available in Ireland.

The local Independent councillor previously raised the motion at a meeting of Westmeath County Council last year, urging the council to open correspondence with the Minister for Health, Simon Harris, on the issue, but received little support.

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