Athlone IT to attain merited technological university status

Thu, Oct 17, 2019

The provision of education excellence at Athlone Institute of Technology is to be further enhanced following the formation of a consortium with Limerick Institute of Technology to develop a new technological university (TU) for the Midlands and Mid-West regions.

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Change to flood defence wall at Wolfe Tone Terrace mooted

Thu, Oct 17, 2019

Town Mayor, Cllr. Frankie Keena, has received representations from residents of Wolfe Tone Terrace on the banks of the River Shannon to reduce the height of the existing concrete flood defence wall and replace with toughened glass. The Fianna Fáil Councillor was speaking at the monthly meeting of Athlone Moate Municipal District.

“While it is most certainly great to see this flood defence wall in place, I have received a number of representations from residents who would like to strike a balance with regard to protecting their properties and maintaining a view of the river, hence the request for toughened glass,” Cllr. Keena commented.

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Community spirit to the fore at Rosemount running events

Thu, Oct 17, 2019

Beneath gloriously clement autumnal skies, the second hosting of the Rosemount half marathon and 10k running events took place on Saturday morning last in the community focused village.

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Athlone flood relief enhancement works progress at Deerpark

Thu, Oct 17, 2019

Mr. Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran, T.D., Minister of State with responsibility for the Office of Public Works (OPW) and Flood Relief, was in Athlone on Monday morning to witness the commencement of sheet piling works at the Showgrounds as part of the works being undertaken for the Athlone Flood Alleviation Scheme. These works are part of the Deerpark Cell which works commenced on earlier this year.

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Couch and nursery waste collection in Athlone proves to be fruitful

Thu, Oct 17, 2019

The couch and nursery collection held at the Athlone civic amenity site recently proved an enormous success with a whopping 14.6 tonnes of relevant waste product collected.

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River Village residence taken in charge by local authority

Thu, Oct 17, 2019

Cllr. John Naughten has welcomed the taking in charge of the River Village estate in Monksland by Roscommon County Council.

“The decision was taken at a recent meeting of Athlone Municipal District and I welcome the fact that this estate has now been taken in charge. It is something that residents had been seeking for some time.

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Soroptimists International celebrate at Athlone event

Thu, Oct 17, 2019

Soroptimist ladies from across the island of Ireland, along with guests from Scotland and England, recently united in Athlone to celebrate the role of Athlone native, Darina Dolan, the National President of the friendship and service organisation.

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Moate tidy towns committee member receives commendable recognition

Thu, Oct 17, 2019

Moate TidyTowns committee member, Jimmy Redmond, was highly commended as a ‘Community Hero’ during the national finals of the SuperValu TidyTowns Awards which took place recently in The Helix venue in Dublin.

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Moate native spins the wheel on Winning Streak

Thu, Oct 17, 2019

Moate native, Kathleen Clavin, had a television appearance to remember on Saturday night as she won a total of €62,000 on the Winning Streak game show.

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Westmeath commuters get no respite from overcrowded trains

Thu, Oct 17, 2019

Fianna Fáil TD for Longford-Westmeath, Robert Troy, has expressed his anger that commuters in Westmeath, who travel to Dublin on a daily basis on oversubscribed train carriages, will have to wait until the end of 2021 at the earliest before they see any additional capacity.

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Leading Home and Gardens Show returns to Galway

Thu, Oct 17, 2019

The Home Improvement Show returns to Leisureland, Salthill, Galway this weekend, October 19 and 20, and will feature creative stands from many of Ireland’s most talented design professionals, furniture providers, and home improvement suppliers.

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