Athlone-Westport bus route changes postponed

Thu, Apr 20, 2017

Bus Éireann proposals to axe the Athlone to Westport bus service have been postponed.

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Politics, post offices, and personal tributes

Thu, Apr 20, 2017

I hope the Advertiser readers had a nice Easter. With the lovely dry weather and knowing that each day you were going to be able to go outside, I thought it was one of the best Easter weekends, weatherwise, we have had in a long time.

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Minister Humphreys meets with members of Westmeath County Council

Thu, Apr 20, 2017

Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys, met with personnel from Westmeath County Council ahead of her visit to Moate last Thursday to launch the 2017 Town and Village Renewal Scheme.

The Minister met with director of services, Barry Kehoe, and key members of Westmeath County Council, including the newly established Culture Team and the broadband officer, to discuss issues facing rural communities in the county and how the Government’s Action Plan for Rural Development can help maximise their potential.

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Town and Village Renewal Scheme funding is launched in Moate

Thu, Apr 20, 2017

Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys, was in Tuar Ard Arts Centre in Moate last Thursday to launch €20 million in funding for rural towns and villages as part of the Action Plan for Rural Development.

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Haven Heroes travelling to Haiti for volunteer programme

Thu, Apr 20, 2017

Haven, a prominent Irish NGO working on the ground in Haiti, is undertaking its 11th annual volunteer trip to Haiti from April 21 to 29.

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Community groups urged to apply for CCTV funding

Thu, Apr 20, 2017

Westmeath communities are set to benefit from a new grant scheme for community CCTV, details of which are to be announced shortly.

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Latest figures reveal damaging impact of Brexit on tourism - Troy

Thu, Apr 20, 2017

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Tourism, Robert Troy, has warned that up to 10,000 jobs in the tourism industry are at risk as a result of the ongoing turmoil caused by Brexit.

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St Patrick’s Day Awards Night this weekend

Thu, Apr 20, 2017

The St Patrick’s Day Festival Awards Night will take place on April 23 from 7pm at The Shamrock Lodge Hotel.

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Murphy calls for re-establishment of the 4th Western Brigade

Thu, Apr 20, 2017

Fianna Fáil Deputy for Roscommon-Galway, Eugene Murphy, has called for the re-establishment of the 4th Western Brigade at Custume Barracks, during a motion on the Defence Forces in Dáil Éireann recently.

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Burke welcomes changes to CE Schemes

Thu, Apr 20, 2017

Fine Gael Deputy Peter Burke has welcomed changes to Community Employment (CE) Schemes.

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Murphy welcomes agreement to put an end to water charges

Thu, Apr 20, 2017

Fianna Fáil Deputy for Roscommon-Galway, Eugene Murphy, has welcomed the deal to end water charges following agreement of a report from the special Oireachtas Committee on the Future Funding of Domestic Water Services.

The agreement means that 92 per cent of households will not pay any charges and the remaining 8 per cent will have a chance to fix any leaks and reduce usage before being subject to fines for over-usage.

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