Athlone bypass noise levels having impact on local residents

Thu, Sep 29, 2022

The need to resurface the Athlone bypass road and reduce the noise levels which impact upon residents who live in close proximity to the route was afforded much detailed consideration at the recent sitting of the Athlone-Moate Municipal District (AMMD).

Raising the issue, Cllr Aengus O’Rourke, called upon the AMMD executive to make immediate contact with Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) and request the road authority to resurface the bypass, replacing the existing standard surface with a low noise equivalent to enable noise level reduction by at least 10 decibels, which, as a first measure, would make a huge difference for those residents currently living with intolerable noise along this road.

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Funds raised for South Westmeath Hospice at Harvest Cafe coffee morning

Thu, Sep 29, 2022

A recently hosted coffee morning in Harvest Cafe, Athlone Towncentre, has realised €2,392 for the South Westmeath Hospice.

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Lough Ree Access for All Boat makes welcome Coosan Point visit

Thu, Sep 29, 2022

The boat that we have all come to know from the Lotto ad, the Lough Ree Access for All wheelchair accessible boat, made a rare visit to Coosan Point on Lough Ree recently for a event organised by the Athlone branch of the Inland Waterways Association of Ireland (IWAI).

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Sidero’s Carmel Owens named Diversity Role Model of the Year

Thu, Sep 29, 2022

Carmel Owens, the CEO of Athlone based Sidero, Ireland’s software, cloud and digital transformation specialist, has been named Diversity Role Model of the Year at the Diversity in Tech Awards 2022.

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Athlone Regional Sports Centre water polo club to host free open night

Thu, Sep 29, 2022

Athlone Regional Sports Centre (RSC) are hosting a free open water polo night on Sunday, October 2, and are inviting those children born in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 to come along and give the sport a try.

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Athlone Musical Society pay tribute to esteemed member Terry Jackson

Thu, Sep 29, 2022

Athlone Musical Society members were saddened to learn of the recent untimely passing of their dear beloved friend Terry Jackson.

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Athlone arts and heritage venues host numerous events to mark Culture Night 2022

Thu, Sep 29, 2022

Athlone Castle, Luan Gallery and Abbey Road Artists’ Studios opened their doors and welcomed members of the local public as the arts and heritage venues hosted numerous free events to mark Culture Night 2022.

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Closure of long Covid clinic contradicts Minister, HSE and research – Naughten

Thu, Sep 29, 2022

Reports of the closure of the clinic dealing with neurological conditions associated with long Covid clearly contradicts commitments given by the HSE and Health Minister Stephen Donnelly and also contradicts the growing body of research indicating the long-term challenge of the condition will be focused on neurological issues, claims local Independent Deputy Denis Naughten.

Symptoms of long Covid include fatigue and brain fog, which are experienced at least three months after the initial infection for significant periods of time, in some cases over two years.

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Roscommon Injury Unit appoints third Registered Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Thu, Sep 29, 2022

Roscommon University Hospital is delighted to announce that Patricia Larkin has recently been appointed as a Registered Advanced Nurse Practitioner (RANP) in Emergency Nursing at Roscommon Injury Unit.

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Budget 2023 announcements will not go far enough for many rural households - IRL

Thu, Sep 29, 2022

Irish Rural Link (IRL), the Moate based national network representing the interest of rural communities, have raised its concern that the announcements in Tuesday’s Budget will not go far enough for many rural households who are really struggling with the rising cost of living.

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Team Hope requires a temporary venue in Athlone for Christmas shoebox appeal

Thu, Sep 29, 2022

Leading Irish charity, Team Hope, is looking to source a temporary space in Athlone to help check the thousands of Christmas shoeboxes which will be donated by the people of the town and surrounding MIdlands region for 2022.

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Westmeath County Council announce essay competition for local senior cycle students

Thu, Sep 29, 2022

Westmeath County Council, as part of its Decade of Centenaries programme, invites entries to a new essay competition open to all senior cycle students. The competition is focused on Westmeath during the War of Independence (1919-1921) and/or Civil War (1922-1923). Contributors are asked to write about any aspect of that period in Westmeath’s history. Contributors may concentrate on a particular person, group, organisation, place or event. Apart from political and military topics, contributions on cultural, social and sporting topics are welcome.

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