Leo delivers first speech and our rugby stars soar

Thu, Nov 16, 2017

Well, so much happened in the last week, and most of it during the weekend.

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Moran turns sod on €6 million Flood Alleviation Scheme

Thu, Nov 16, 2017

Minister of State for the Office of Public Works (OPW) and Flood Relief, Kevin “Boxer” Moran (Ind) was in Athlone on Friday to turn the first sod on the Athlone Flood Alleviation Scheme at Iona Park.

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Thieves make off with ATM in Glasson heist

Thu, Nov 16, 2017

Gardaí are investigating the theft of an ATM machine from a petrol station in Glasson during the early hours of Saturday morning, Sgt Andrew Haran told the Athlone Advertiser.

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McFadden welcomes progress of Technological Universities Bill

Thu, Nov 16, 2017

Athlone based Senator, Gabrielle McFadden (FG) has welcomed the decision this week of cabinet to approve progression of the Technological Universities Bill.

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Garda urges caution when buying online

Thu, Nov 16, 2017

Following several recent cases, Athlone Garda Sgt Andrew Haran has urged people to beware of scammers when buying second-hand goods like concert tickets and phones online.

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Funding boost for Moate Performing Arts Club

Thu, Nov 16, 2017

Fine Gael Deputy for Longford-Westmeath, Peter Burke announced this week that Moate Performing Arts Club is receive a €16,500 funding boost.

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Council to explore the cost of a bandstand for Burgess Park

Thu, Nov 16, 2017

The council is to explore how much it would cost to construct a permanent bandstand at Burgess Park in Athlone.

A motion was raised at this month’s meeting of the Athlone Municipal District by local Independent councillor, Michael O’Brien, calling for the bandstand to be built.

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Increased library funding, but concerns remain over government’s strategy

Thu, Nov 16, 2017

Libraries in Westmeath are set to benefit from €180,648 in government funding, according to Fine Gael TD for Longford-Westmeath, Peter Burke.

The funding was announced this week by Deputy Burke after he spoke with Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring.

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Portiuncula’s Bernie McGuire wins Unsung Hero Award

Thu, Nov 16, 2017

Portiuncula Hospital’s Bernie McGuire was presented with the Unsung Hero Award at the third Saolta University Health Care Group Staff Recognition Awards recently.

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Support local man Aiden’s twelve-hour treadmill challenge

Thu, Nov 16, 2017

Aiden Sheridan is tackling a solo 12-hour treadmill challenge in Golden Island Shopping Centre this Friday, November 17 to raise funds for the Irish Cancer Society.

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Planning permission granted for new bridge across the River Shannon

Thu, Nov 09, 2017

An Bord Pleanála has granted planning permission for the construction of a new bridge across the River Shannon in Athlone.

Spanning 104 metres between the Radisson Blu Hotel on the east side and Luan Gallery on the west, the proposed bridge will form part of the Dublin to Galway Greenway.

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