County Westmeath benefits from €215k in CLÁR funding

Fri, Dec 09, 2016

Almost a quarter of a million euros in funding has been granted for CLÁR projects in County Westmeath.

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O’Brien welcomes road pavement works in Mount Temple estate

Fri, Dec 09, 2016

Local Independent councillor Michael O’Brien has welcomed new road pavement works at Mount Temple village estate. Earlier this year over €30,000 in funding was allocated for the completion and taking-in-charge of the Mount Temple housing estate under a national initiative for residential estates.

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Government delivering on Action Plan for Housing and Homelessness - Moran

Fri, Dec 09, 2016

The extension of Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) to Longford and Westmeath is a further example of the Government delivering on another key action under ‘Rebuilding Ireland: Action Plan for Housing and Homelessness’ local TD, Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran, has said.

The HAP scheme is to become operational on a statutory basis in Longford and Westmeath. This means that eligible households in these local authority areas can now apply and, if deemed eligible, avail of another form of social housing support.

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Sásta Athlone - offering goal-based training that gets real results

Fri, Dec 09, 2016

Are you tired of going to the gym, putting in the hours, but seeing little in the way of results? Do you find it difficult to maintain your motivation in juggling a fitness programme with your everyday life? If so, then a visit to Sásta Athlone is an absolute must for you.

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Concerns raised regarding proposed one-way system

Thu, Dec 08, 2016

Local business woman and managing director of Burgess department store, Rosie Boles, has raised concerns regarding the prospect of the one-way westward traffic system for Athlone, suggesting the proposal could lead to “chaos” at the Crescent junction.

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Government must shelve boundary report or hold a referendum, says Murphy

Thu, Dec 08, 2016

Fianna Fáil TD Eugene Murphy said he is deeply concerned and alarmed at the details of the Athlone boundary report which he claims could very well lead to an annexation of the Monksland area in the next four years.

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Moate ready for Christmas Market this Sunday

Thu, Dec 08, 2016

It’s one of the biggest and most successful events on the Moate calendar and it’s gearing up to be an even bigger success this year with a greater variety of stalls and entertainment on offer. The popular Christmas Market will take place in Moate town centre this Sunday, December 11 from 3-7pm. The demand for stall places has been stronger than ever, with all places fully booked out.

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Cautious optimism as Railway Field negotiations move forward

Thu, Dec 08, 2016

Councillors sounded a note of optimism as they were informed that the council is to meet with CIE again in the coming week, in relation to the ongoing dispute over the purchase of the Railway Field.

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Naughten welcomes €2m investment in Custume Barracks

Thu, Dec 08, 2016

Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten, has welcomed confirmation that a major €2m development project for Custume Barracks in Athlone is currently being progressed.

Minister Naughten secured a commitment on investment in Custume Barracks during the formation of the Government and recently raised the issue once again with the Minister of State with Responsibility for Defence, Paul Kehoe.

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Athlone IT celebrates positive mental health

Thu, Dec 08, 2016

Athlone IT Students’ Union presented a celebration of Positive Mental Health last week at an event opened by Professor Ciarán Ó Catháin, Athlone IT president.

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Pay-by-weight bin charges deferred

Thu, Dec 08, 2016

Minister for the Environment Denis Naughten has confirmed that he is deferring the January 1 date for the mandatory introduction of ‘dual pricing’ for household waste management, and the ‘opt-in’ pay-per-kilogramme charges.

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Burke demands electoral unification of Westmeath

Thu, Dec 08, 2016

Deputy Peter Burke has written to the Constituency Commission demanding that Westmeath citizens currently assigned to the Meath East constituency be reunified with Longford-Westmeath for election purposes.

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