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Defence Forces’ budget must be defended – McFadden

Speaking on the second stage of the Defence (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2009 in the Seanad this week, Fine Gael Longford/ Westmeath Senator, Nicky McFadden, said any cut to the Defence Forces’ budget, which allows troops to be adequately trained and facilitates them with the most up-to-date equipment, must be avoided at all costs.

Family Resource Centres receive positive support from politicians and public

The four Family Resource Centres based in Westmeath and Longford have welcomed the high level of political and public support they have received for the campaign to prevent their closure in the forthcoming budget. However, they have said that – ultimately – the countdown to December 9 will be critical in determining the future of Family Resource Centres around the country, and they have called for continued support for their campaign over the coming weeks.

Athlone-based Teleflex wins prestigious medical award Athlone-based Teleflex wins prestigious medica

Athlone-based medical device company, Teleflex Medical, received the gold award in the Shared Service category at the third Irish Medical Devices Association (IMDA) Excellence Awards last Thursday night, November 12. Supported by Enterprise Ireland and IDA, the awards were held at Dromoland Castle, Co Clare.

German tour operators visit Athlone

Dertour, with a €1.5 billion turnover last year, and market leader for the past 40 years, are currently in Ireland attending their annual travel academy. While the travel academy will be based in Killarney, all 700 travel agents are participating in pre and post academy tours, organised by Fáilte Ireland, in conjunction with Tourism Ireland. The tours present a valuable opportunity for the tourism industry to sell itself to the German market and allow Fáilte Ireland to showcase the best that Ireland has to offer throughout the country.

Successful Midlands CIPD event in AIT

The Midlands region of the CIPD held its annual Employment Law update on Wednesday November 4 in Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT). This very well attended event was held in conjunction with AIT, with guest speaker Avine McNally, assistant director of the Small Firms Association (SFA).

Two pensions for college lecturer, AIT chief reveals

A third-level lecturer who resigned from Athlone Institute of Technology after breaching his contract by working in two colleges at the same time looks set to receive pensions from both of the schools when he reaches retirement age, it was revealed yesterday evening (Thursday).

Athlone in the final of All Ireland Talent Show

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Re-Seisiun are a new, exciting and energetic music group based in Athlone. The traditional and popular music group consists of five young lads under the age of 20. Liam, Patrick, Keith, Stephen, and Conor are in the final of this year’s All Ireland Talent show. The next round is on RTE 1 on Sunday January 3 at 6.30pm.Vote throughout the series to keep the guys in the show until the end and crown them the winners.

Table quiz to raise funds for Athlone flood relief

A table quiz will take place next Friday December 4 at 8.30pm at the Prince of Wales Hotel, Athlone.

Commercial rates should not be increased - Hogan

Sinn Féin councillor Paul Hogan has called on Athlone Town Council not to increase commercial rates in the upcoming budget for 2010. The call comes as many businesses in Athlone are feeling the pinch of the current economic climate, he says.

Athlone’s Budget Travel ceases trading

Six jobs have been lost in Athlone with the closure on Wednesday this week of the town’s Budget Travel shop in Golden Island Shopping Centre.


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