Throwaway line spurs Boxer to reveal personal struggles

Thu, May 25, 2017

When Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran sat down with Ryan Tubridy on last Friday’s Late Late Show to discuss his personal struggles with dyslexia and depression, he never imagined the response he would receive from the watching public.

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Tragedy in Manchester shatters all before it

Thu, May 25, 2017

I am sure so many of you are heartbroken at the dreadful news of the carnage in Manchester. Twenty-two, mostly young people, at the Manchester Arena, killed and 59 injured, many of them seriously.

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Funding announced for Athlone Greenway project

Thu, May 25, 2017

Funding of €80,000 has been announced for the installation of public lighting on the Greenway from Garrycastle to the White Gates in Athlone.

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Funding of €7,000 for Burgess Park play area

Thu, May 25, 2017

Burgess Park is to receive funding under the capital grant scheme for play and recreational areas.

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NBRU accepts Labour Court recommendations in Bus Éireann dispute

Thu, May 25, 2017

The National Bus and Rail Union (NBRU) has voted to accept labour recommendations in the Bus Éireann dispute.

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McFadden calls for review of Army pay and conditions

Thu, May 25, 2017

Athlone-based Senator, Gabrielle McFadden has welcomed home the 109th Infantry Batallion after their tour of duty in the Lebanon and spoke of the pleasure of seeing the soldiers being reunited with their families.

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Enda Kenny’s resignation sees tributes pour in

Thu, May 25, 2017

Enda Kenny’s resignation last week was followed by a flurry of tributes for both his role as Taoiseach and for the man himself from every side of the house.

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Local Fine Gaelers declare their support in leadership race

Thu, May 25, 2017

It did not take very long for Fine Gaelers to come out and champion who they believe should succeed Enda Kenny as leader of their party and as Taoiseach of Ireland.

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After a lifetime of service, Enda’s next chapter will be most satisfying

Thu, May 25, 2017

It was Hemingway who said that retirement is the ugliest word in the English language.

It represents one of the biggest changes in someone’s life. It is that virtual cliff off which we plummet at a time when we feel that so much more can be given.

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Not over yet - defiant Coveney addresses Athlone meeting

Thu, May 25, 2017

Minister Simon Coveney was defiant as he addressed a gathering of more than 300 people in Athlone on Monday this week (May 20), telling them the race for leadership of Fine Gael and the country is not over yet.

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‘Boxer’ bares all on dyslexia and mental health issues

Thu, May 25, 2017

To those of us on the outside looking in, Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran appears bulletproof in many ways.

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Spiralling insurance costs need urgent action – Troy

Thu, May 25, 2017

Fianna Fáil TD, Robert Troy, says the insurance premiums being applied to business, home, public, and motor insurance customers are now unsustainable and called for urgent government action to tackle the problem.

The Longford-Westmeath Deputy was commenting as he launched his party’s private members’ business motion on the insurance sector, and the challenges homeowners, business owners, and motorists are facing to maintain their insurance.

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