All-Ireland quest continues for Mayo as political parties plan for the future with ‘think in’ gatherings

Thu, Sep 16, 2021

Hello to all the Advertiser readers.
No one will be surprised that the first issue that we want to talk about this week is last Sunday’s All-Ireland football final between Mayo and Tyrone.

No one will be surprised that the first issue that we want to talk about this week is last Sunday’s All-Ireland football final between Mayo and Tyrone.

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Provision of Coosan Point lifeguard service mooted at Council meeting

Thu, Sep 16, 2021

The potential provision of a lifeguard service at Coosan Point during peak seasons was a prevalent motion addressed during the recent meeting of the Athlone-Moate Municipal District.

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Athlone Deputy Mayor calls for total eradication of Halloween bonfires

Thu, Sep 16, 2021

As Halloween fast approaches, Athlone Deputy Mayor, Cllr Aengus O’Rourke, has called for the eradication of bonfires within the local community.

“I am calling on the public to be vigilant in the coming weeks and I am asking them to report any obvious stock-piling of material, including household waste, tyres and pallets by youths for use in building bonfires for Halloween which is only six weeks away.

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Prominent Athlone arts and heritage locations celebrate Culture Night

Thu, Sep 16, 2021

Athlone Castle, Luan Gallery and Abbey Road Artists’ Studios will once again open their doors to welcome those interested in exploring arts and heritage sites this Culture Night which takes place on Friday, September 17.

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HSE calls on parents to vaccinate children against preventable diseases

Thu, Sep 16, 2021

The HSE has called on parents to continue to protect their children from preventable diseases such as measles, whooping cough, meningitis and HPV amongst others, as the HSE immunisation programme commences in schools nationwide from September 27.

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Council signs contract for development of new Athlone social housing scheme

Thu, Sep 16, 2021

Westmeath County Council has confirmed the imminent development of a social housing scheme in Athlone.

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Provision of playground at Portlick amenity noted at local authority level

Thu, Sep 16, 2021

Addressing his fellow elected representatives and members of the council executive during the recent monthly meeting of Athlone-Moate Municipal District, Fine Gael councillor, John Dolan, asserted the positives with regard to the provision of a playground within the Portlick amenity.

“Children have descended en masse during this summer season in the Portlick amenity and I truly believe that the addition of a playground would be a positive development and enhance upon the numerous offerings within this popular location for locals and tourists alike.

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India’s flag hoisted at Athlone civic centre to mark Independence Day

Thu, Sep 16, 2021

To mark India’s 75th Independence Day anniversary in recent times, the Indian flag was recently hoisted at the Athlone Civic Centre.

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Local Sinn Féin Deputy calls for Defence Forces abuse allegations inquiry

Thu, Sep 16, 2021

Local Sinn Féin spokesperson on Defence, Deputy Sorca Clarke, has backed calls for an independent inquiry into allegations of abuse in the Defence Forces.

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Athlone Chamber welcomes outdoor seating grant payments initiative to local businesses

Thu, Sep 16, 2021

Athlone Chamber President, Alan Shaw, has welcomed the payment of grants of €112,000 to 32 various businesses across Westmeath under the grant scheme for outdoor seating and accessories for tourism and hospitality businesses.

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Family successors must act now to avail of nursing home farm relief

Thu, Sep 16, 2021

Local Independent Deputy, Denis Naughten, has urged families to ensure they are in a position to designate the farm successor within the next six weeks to avail of the three year cap on farm or business assets due to changes under the Fair Deal Nursing Home Support Scheme.

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Local Fine Gael Senator formally welcomes wholly positive impact of Adult Literacy for Life campaign

Thu, Sep 16, 2021

Local Fine Gael Senator, Aisling Dolan, has welcomed the recent launch of the Adult Literacy for Life campaign.

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