Local Authority housing development welcomes inaugural residents

Thu, Jul 02, 2020

The formal fruition, in July, of a 33 unit development at Esker Park, Arcadia, will mark the culmination of dedicated toil by Westmeath County Council as the local authority endeavours to reduce the number of tenants awaiting residential accommodation on the relevant housing list.

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Town Mayor reflects upon a politically ‘dark day’ for Athlone

Thu, Jul 02, 2020

Athlone Town Mayor has reflected upon a “dark day” for the growth town as the newly formed coalition Government failed to secure political representation on a national level following the election of Senators to the House of the Oireachtas.

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Grenham Travel to the customer service fore during current COVID-19 restrictions

Thu, Jul 02, 2020

As the Roadmap to Recovery progresses and businesses return to a semblance of normality, Grenham Travel, which has been serving the local community since 1911, has been to the customer service fore assisting their clientele with travel requirements during the presence of essential restrictions.

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Funding secured for verge trimming on local road network

Thu, Jul 02, 2020

Fine Gael Councillor, John Naughten, has secured the support of fellow Councillors to ensure adequate funding is made available for verge trimming to improve safety on the local road network.

“This trimming is needed on local roads as overgrown verges create a health and safety issue for pedestrians, cyclists and other road users,” Cllr. Naughten remarked.

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Athlone Credit Union now open for custom at Irishtown Central

Thu, Jul 02, 2020

After welcoming the public to their Northgate Street premises for more than two decades, Athlone Credit Union is now open in Irishtown across from Golden Island and Dunnes Stores.

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Ballinasloe Fine Gael Councillor formally elected to Seanad Eireann

Thu, Jul 02, 2020

Ballinasloe based Fine Gael Councillor, Aisling Dolan, has been elected to the upper house of Seanad Éireann following formation of the coalition Government last weekend.

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Sinn Fein constituency Deputy responds to formal Government formation

Thu, Jul 02, 2020

Longford/Westmeath Sinn Féin Deputy, Sorca Clarke, has responded to the formal formation of a three political party coalition Government.

Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and the Green Party have agreed and sealed a Programme for Government despite the strong showing of Sinn Féin in the February General Election.

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Athlone native details COVID-19 experience from Perth base

Thu, Jul 02, 2020

Athlone native, Oliver Healy, a long time resident of Perth in Western Australia, detailed his COVID-19 personal and professional experiences as the global pandemic continues to be a source of vast concern on a global scale.

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Westmeath community organisations receive essential COVID-19 funding

Thu, Jul 02, 2020

Local community and voluntary Organisations, charities and social enterprises will receive €225,278 in funding to help vulnerable citizens during COVID-19, Longford/Westmeath Fine Gael Deputy, Peter Burke, confirmed this week.

“I am delighted that my colleague, Minister for Rural and Community Development Michael Ring, TD, has allocated €10.5 million under Tranche One of the COVID-19 Stability Fund to a total of 179 organisations that provide critical services to those most vulnerable in society.

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Savour Skeffington Arms luxury as hotel reopens to public

Thu, Jul 02, 2020

As the country reopens, so to does the Skeffington Arms Hotel, Galway.

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Commending the COVID-19 frontline services in poetry verse

Thu, Jul 02, 2020

A native to the Midlands region, Ed Devery, composed an ode to the frontline services, who were of much assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Public alerted to local presence of bogus waste collectors

Thu, Jun 25, 2020

Athlone Town Mayor, Cllr. Aengus O’Rourke, has rebuked the presence of unlicensed waste collectors and urged the public to remain vigilant as unsightly dumping scenes in a central urban location emerged this week.

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