The race to fill the late Nicky McFadden’s Dáil seat will begin in earnest on Wednesday (April 30) when the Government is expected to call a by-election for May 23 to elect the 40th TD to represent the Longford-Westmeath constituency.
Athlone is set to benefit from a national jobs announcement made by secutiry solutions firm PhoneWatch on Wednesday.
As funding cuts continue, homelessness in the Midlands continues to be a growing issue, according to the Midlands Simon Community.
Midlands Simon has launched an urgent appeal to the people of the Midlands to help with the ever-increasing demand for their services. The charity has been hit with significant reductions in funding which has led to a loss of staff, reduced salaries, and further cutbacks throughout the charity. However, they are still managing to support 175 people who were homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless, in Westmeath in 2013.