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Homes and businesses evacuated as flood waters remain high in Athlone

 

Uncertainty for new year as flood defences to be maintained over Christmas period

Flood defences will have to be maintained throughout the Christmas holidays and possibly into the new year, Westmeath County Council has revealed.

All hands to the pump as Shannon levels predicted to reach their peak

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The level of the river Shannon will reach its peak and may begin to recede by this weekend. That was the message delivered by Westmeath County Council on Monday afternoon, December 14.

History of Bellacorick power station to be launched in Crossmolina

Powering the West - a History of Bord na Móna and ESB in North Mayo will be launched in the Town Hall, Crossmolina, this Friday evening (7pm) by retired UCD professor of archaeology Dr Seamus Caulfield. The 400 page, coffee-table style hard cover publication is a fascinating mix of personal stories and wonderful images of Erris. It is a history of the pioneering spirit of men who tamed and brought under control the “unmanageable” bogs of Erris and gave rise to huge employment in an immigration and unemployment blackspot.

Hell and high water —Town braces itself as Shannon rises

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Athlone is bracing itself for heavy floods this weekend after confirmation that flood levels will rise to those recorded in 2009, when they caused damage in excess of several miilion euro.

Rates system forces small businesses to pay massive rates but gives big companies reductions - Rabbitte

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The madness of upward only rent reviews and rates based on valuations dating back to the boom years is seeing small businesses in Galway "having to fork out for huge rates bills", while big utility companies can availing of substantially reduced rates.

Questions asked of ESB in relation to 2009 flooding in Athlone

Councillor Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran has questioned the role of the ESB in the disastrous floods that hit Athlone in 2009.

Ireland’s favourite van turns 50

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The Ford Transit, consistently Ireland’s best-selling van, has  celebrated its 50th birthday.

Moran raises concerns regarding levels of Shannon

Councillor Kevin “Boxer” Moran raised concerns at this week’s Athlone Municipal District meeting regarding the current level of the river Shannon.

 

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