Rio – Mayo – Tralee and more besides!

Thu, Aug 25, 2016

Well, where to begin under the above heading? Let’s begin with Rio where all of the excitement, not just of the Games but of all the other attendant investigations, has been going on.

The first thing I want to say is that I feel, on a personal level, that Shane Ross has been vindicated. When he went to Rio he wanted an independent person on the team of the ticket touting inquiry. On that aim he was rebuffed by Pat Hickey. Now there has been a total turnaround and we will have here in Ireland a full judge-led inquiry. Some of the media laughed at Shane Ross looking for an independent person on that team, but the laughing has stopped in view of the very serious nature of the Brazilian police complaints.

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Flood relief works approved for Athlone - Moran

Thu, Aug 25, 2016

Flood relief measures totalling €100,000 for Athlone have been given the go-ahead, Longford-Westmeath Independent Deputy, Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran, has confirmed.

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‘We have not forgotten about rural Ireland’ - Moran

Thu, Aug 25, 2016

Independent Deputy for Longford-Westmeath, Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran, has moved to reassure people over fears that rural Ireland has been forgotten about, following the publication of the Draft CFRAM Report on flood control measures.

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Athlone Drug Awareness funding will provide services to those in need

Thu, Aug 25, 2016

Athlone councillor and chairman of the Athlone Drug Awareness Group, Frankie Keena (FF), says he is “overwhelmed” with the public response to the group’s recent church gate collection.

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New festival announced for Moate and Midlands

Thu, Aug 25, 2016

Moate Action Group has announced details of a new festival for Moate and the Midlands - Ireland’s Heartlands Heritage Festival - set to run from November 12 to 19.

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O’Brien welcomes the addition of Retreat/Cartrontroy area to local bus route

Thu, Aug 25, 2016

Local Independent councillor, Michael O’Brien, has welcomed the news that the Retreat and Cartrontroy areas are to be included in a new local bus route in Athlone town.

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Rent prices in Westmeath continue to rise sharply

Thu, Aug 25, 2016

Rents in Westmeath were 12.7 per cent higher in Westmeath in the second quarter of 2016, according to the latest quarterly Rental Report by Daft.ie.

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A feast for foodies and families at Athlone River Festival & Food Village

Thu, Aug 25, 2016

Organisers of the Athlone River Festival and Food Village have revealed details of what people can look forward to during the upcoming event, set to take place from Friday, September 9 to Sunday, September 11.

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Wait finally over for Athlone class of 2016

Thu, Aug 18, 2016

There were plenty of smiles, cheers, and more happy tears than sad as the class of 2016 picked up their Leaving Cert results in schools across Athlone yesterday morning (Wednesday).

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Third level is not the ultimate Holy Grail

Thu, Aug 18, 2016

We are in the last days of summer. It is safe to say that we have not had a great summer weather-wise, but we have had a wonderful few days last weekend and into this week. I hope you all will have had a chance to enjoy it, and that young people will have an opportunity to do all the enjoyable outdoor pursuits before school beckons.

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Maths results not adding up while languages and sciences receive boost

Thu, Aug 18, 2016

The wait ended yesterday (Wednesday) as students from around Ireland including 1,382 from Westmeath finally received their Leaving Certificate results.

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