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Newly invigorated and full of sea air

Thu, May 19, 2016

Well, I am in great form this week and feel as if I have come back from two weeks in Portugal. The thing is I have not spent two weeks in Portugal, but I did spend a wonderful three days in Salthill, Galway, and it felt just as good as if I had been across the seas abroad in some luxury resort.

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St Aloysius College wins School of Distinction Award

Thu, May 19, 2016

St Aloysius College, Athlone, was one of only five schools throughout the country to be awarded the prestigious 21st Century School of Distinction Award by Trinity College’s ‘Access 21’ programme at a ceremony held in Google headquarters last week.

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New Moate library is now open in former courthouse

Thu, May 19, 2016

Moate Library opened its doors yesterday (Wednesday) morning at 11am in its new home in the town’s former courthouse.

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Moate Partnership Group launches new parking initiative

Thu, May 19, 2016

Moate Partnership Group has launched a new parking initiative called ‘Please don’t park me all day’.

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AIT Students Union calls for reversal of mental health cuts

Thu, May 19, 2016

Athlone Institute of Technology Students Union is calling on newly appointed Minister for Health Simon Harris to reverse the diversion of €12 million from mental health services announced by former Minister for Health Leo Varadkar. AIT Students Union highlighted the dangers in this diversion recently at a demonstration outside Leinster House alongside the Union of Students in Ireland and Mental Health Reform.

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Public consultation day on preliminary options to manage flood risk

Thu, May 19, 2016

A public consultation day will be held in Athlone Civic Centre from 2pm to 7.30pm on Thursday, May 26, in relation to preliminary Shannon catchment-wide options to manage flood risk including summer flooding in the Shannon Callows.

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Broadcaster Michael Lyster opens new family room in Portiuncula University Hospital

Thu, May 19, 2016

RTÉ Sports broadcaster, Michael Lyster, officially opened ‘Slí An Chroí’ Family Room in Portiuncula University Hospital, Ballinasloe, last Tuesday, May 10.

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Microchipping – help your dog find its way home

Thu, May 19, 2016

It is challenging to keep track of animals when outdoors and even a slight lapse in concentration can cause us to lose sight of our beloved pets. However, all of this can be avoided by getting your pet chipped and registered.

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Athlone’s Shannon Retail Centre on the market for €2.3m

Thu, May 19, 2016

The Shannon Retail Centre in the centre of Athlone is to be sold for a reduced price of €2.3 million. The largely vacant shopping centre spans 8,426 sq m and includes 15 retail units - just two of which are in use at present.

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‘Boxer’ pledges to deliver for Longford-Westmeath after securing junior ministry

Thu, May 12, 2016

Deputy for Longford-Westmeath, Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran, will share a junior ministerial position with Galway East TD Sean Canney in the make-up of the minority Government led by Fine Gael.

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Funding of €2.6 million available for youth projects – Mayor Tom Farrel

Thu, May 12, 2016

An allocation of up to €2.6m has been made available to the Department of Children and Youth Affairs for capital projects in the voluntary youth services in 2016/2017.

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