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At a recent meeting of Westmeath County Council held within Athlone Council Chamber, elected representatives unanimously supported a motion from Cllr. Michael O’Brien noting the recent cervical check scandal, that the local authority call upon the Minister for Health and An Taoiseach to acknowledge, support and respond in detail to the demands of the Standing4Women campaign.
Westmeath Fianna Fáil Councillors, have rejected a proposal to increase commercial rates by 2.2 percent throughout County Westmeath. Councillors adopted the annual budget for 2019 at their local authority meeting and despite initial Fine Gael support for an increase in rates, passed the budget with a commitment to no increase.
In the UK general election of 1918 Irish men, and for the first time, Irish women, struck a major blow for Ireland's right to self-determination, by electing 73 Sinn Féin MPs - almost 70 per cent of the vote.
Championing the issue of the redevelopment, rejuvenation and enhancement of the west side of Athlone, to which she is native, Senator Gabrielle McFadden is fervently in support of the news which was announced this week.
A Mayo TD has been recognised for his work advocating on behalf of the retail industry, at the recent Retail Excellence Awards Night held in Dublin.
Newly re-elected President Michael D Higgins was by far and away the top choice for those who voted in last Friday's presidential election in the county.
Chairperson of the Oireachtas Climate Action Committee, Hildegarde Naughton, has said Fine Gael is committed to tackling plastic waste and increasing the level of plastic recycling.
The allocation of an additional €500,000 for repairs to local roads in the South Roscommon area has been welcomed by Cllr. John Naughten.
Westmeath County Council, in advancing its plans to build 497 new housing units by the end of 2021, is focusing on the construction of small to medium sized developments.
In tandem with the Pieta House ‘Feelgood Week’ initiative week, from October 20-27 inclusive, a local employee of the non-profit organisation is putting his best fundraising foot forward as he has been running 5k a day since September 1, culminating in a fun run on the AIT track, courtesy of Athlone Running Club, to take place at 6.30pm on Friday, October 26.