River safety awareness group playing pivotal role in local community

Thu, Apr 08, 2021

The majestic River Shannon as it flows through the heart of Athlone is central to the town’s attraction as a tourism destination but sadly, through the years, has been the scene of tragedy with families impacted by lives lost in the often turbulent waterway.

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Garda detectives seize large cash sum from car in Athlone estate

Thu, Apr 08, 2021

Garda detectives seized €160,000 in cash from a car following a stop and search operation at Auburn Heights on the east side of Athlone on Friday night last.

The sum of money was confiscated and a male in his 20s was arrested at the scene.

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Large numbers attend for testing at local Covid-19 pop-up centre

Thu, Apr 08, 2021

A Covid-19 testing centre which opened on the grounds of the Athlone Regional Sports Centre on Friday last conducted 936 swabs for the presence of the virus in the four day period to Easter Monday, a HSE representative confirmed to the Athlone Advertiser on Tuesday afternoon.

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Ample culinary choices primed to suitably nourish the soul

Thu, Apr 08, 2021

Laden with one pot culinary choices and music to nourish the soul, Camping Soul Food, is the fruition of the family campervan experience as narrated by the Buggans family.

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Athlone Town Mayor expresses due gratitude to Defence Forces

Thu, Apr 08, 2021

Athlone Town Mayor, Cllr Aengus O’Rourke, has expressed his due gratitude to the consistent support afforded to the State by members of the Defence Forces.

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New outdoor dining scheme a boost for sector recovery

Thu, Apr 08, 2021

Constituency Fianna Fáil Minister of State at the Department of Business, Deputy Robert Troy, has described launch of the Outdoor Dining Scheme as a great opportunity for the hospitality sector to increase capacity.

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Local Fine Gael Councillor raises pertinent illegal dumping motion

Thu, Apr 08, 2021

Local Fine Gael Councillor, John Dolan, has called upon the local authority to establish a scheme which will enable relevant personnel to conduct household calls requesting proof of litter disposal in an attempt to reduce the persistent issue of illegal dumping.

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Local Independent Deputy welcomes Government’s rural future plan

Thu, Apr 08, 2021

Local Independent Deputy, Denis Naughten, Chair of the Dáil’s Rural Affairs Committee, has welcomed the Government’s Rural Future plan which he says, if delivered, will give families a real option of living in their own home in a rural community instead of renting in Dublin City.

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Local Councillor lauds significant drug seizure work of Gardai

Thu, Apr 08, 2021

Local Fianna Fáil Councillor, Frankie Keena, in his capacity as chairman of the Athlone Drug Awareness Group, this week complimented the work of the Gardai on the significant drug seizures and cash which they have acquired following numerous searches within the Athlone and Midlands region.

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Local Independent Councillor seeking Low Road local authority attention

Thu, Apr 08, 2021

Local Independent Councillor, Jamie Moran, has called upon Westmeath County Council to investigate the current state of the low road from the Dog and Duck pub towards Glasson.

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Funding allocation for Old Tuam Road safety measures

Thu, Apr 08, 2021

The allocation of €30,000 for safety improvement works on the Old Tuam Road has been welcomed by local Fine Gael Councillor John Naughten.

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