Clarke calls for Government to expedite Esker House site search

Thu, Apr 18, 2024

Sinn Féin Deputy, Sorca Clarke, has reiterated her support for the Athlone-based Esker House women’s refuge, calling on the Minister for Justice to expedite the process and secure a new site for the service.

Speaking to the Athlone Advertiser this week, Deputy Clarke noted that more than half of the domestic violence refuges in Ireland are full and local refuges are being forced to turn women and children away.

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Athlone entrepreneur participates in Design & Crafts Council Ireland Made Local initiative

Thu, Apr 18, 2024

Athlone entrepreneur, Jane Walsh of Button Studio, is pictured with her handmade jewellery and art pieces, as part of Design & Crafts Council Ireland’s Made Local campaign.

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Hogan to feature on local election ballot as Independent Ireland candidate

Thu, Apr 18, 2024

Local councillor Paul Hogan has this week confirmed his intention to contest the local elections on June 7 as an Independent Ireland candidate in both the Athlone and Moate areas.

Cllr Hogan, who lost his local authority seat in 2019, but was co-opted onto Westmeath County Council in 2022 following the resignation of Cllr Jamie Moran, confirmed his Independent Ireland candidacy during a weekend election fundraising occasion.

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Castledaly mentalist and magician to perform new show in the Brazen Monkey

Thu, Apr 18, 2024

Award winning mentalist and magician Oisin Foley will host his all new show ‘MINDREADER’ in the Brazen Monkey on Saturday April 20, at 9pm.

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Municipal District to host address of recognition for local religious orders

Thu, Apr 18, 2024

Athlone-Moate Municipal District will host an address of recognition for seven religious orders who have made a significant contribution to education in Athlone and its hinterland on Wednesday, April 24.

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O’Rourke calls for swift implementation of Coosan Point enhancement works

Thu, Apr 18, 2024

Cllr Aengus O’Rourke has expressed his concern that an enhancement plan for Coosan Point, presently being prepared by Westmeath County Council, will not be implemented in time for the summer season.

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Cowen addresses pertinent issues at Athlone ‘Why Europe Matters’ public meeting

Thu, Apr 18, 2024

European election candidate in the Midlands-North-West, Deputy Barry Cowen, hosted the first in a series of ‘Why Europe Matters’ town hall meetings in the Shamrock Lodge Hotel Athlone.

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Athlone community art project illuminates path to protect the River Shannon

Thu, Apr 18, 2024

As the summer season approaches, Uisce Éireann, in partnership with Westmeath County Council, is making significant progress on the Athlone Main Drainage Sewerage Scheme.

Advancing with the installation of almost three kilometres of underground sewerage pipes, the project moves closer to its primary objective of mitigating sewer flooding risks in Athlone and addressing non-compliant sewer overflows into the River Shannon.

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St Hilda’s Services Golf Classic launched in idyllic surrounds of Athlone Golf Club

Thu, Apr 18, 2024

A tri-annual funding event, Athlone Golf Club will host the Friends of St. Hilda’s Services Golf Classic on Friday, May 17.

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Draw confirms RTÉ All Ireland Drama Festival 2024 performance schedule

Thu, Apr 18, 2024

Under the expert guidance of Festival Director, Regina Bushell and respective committee members, diligent planning continues for the hosting of the 2024 RTÉ All Ireland Drama Festival at the Dean Crowe Theatre.

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Development Levy waiver must be formally extended to accelerate home builds – Burke

Thu, Apr 18, 2024

The temporary waiver of development levies and the refund of Uisce Éireann water and wastewater connection charges must be extended to further boost the supply of new housing stock, newly appointed Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Deputy Peter Burke, has said.

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Call on Council to immediately address concerning vacant business units issue

Thu, Apr 11, 2024

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A local councillor has called on the Municipal District, in partnership with relevant stakeholders, to introduce appropriate measures to address the number of vacant business units in Athlone and to highlight the existing supports that are available to help small businesses who are currently trading.

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