Community spirit the prevalent theme at Cathaoirleach’s awards ceremony

Thu, May 09, 2019

The positive cohesive community contributions of numerous individuals and organisations from Athlone and its environs were recognised at the annual Westmeath County Council Cathaoirleach awards ceremony on Friday night.

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All Ireland Drama Festival in full theatrical flow as Ruby takes his final bow

Thu, May 09, 2019

Easter and the second long weekend are safely tucked away, and life is back to normal again.

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Golden Island Shopping Centre placed on the property market

Thu, May 09, 2019

Golden Island Shopping Centre, has been placed on the property market, with the hugely popular retail destination in the heart of Athlone expected to sell for a sum in excess of €41 million.

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Hogan secures welcome funding for local public safety measures

Thu, May 09, 2019

Independent Councillor, Paul Hogan, has secured funding for an improved safe crossing between Assumption Road and Beechpark on the Old Coosan Point Road, describing the news as a “great day” for the residents of the locality as this was a longstanding issue.

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Motorcyclist hospitalised following motorway incident

Thu, May 09, 2019

Gardai are continuing their investigations into an accident which occurred on the M6 motorway westbound between Moate and Athlone at 12.15am on Monday morning.

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Athlone based company wins coveted accolades at awards ceremony

Thu, May 09, 2019

There was joy for Westmeath in Croke Park when an Athlone based business was honoured with two coveted All-Ireland Business awards.

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Athlone SocDems candidate joins party co-leaders on canvass trail

Thu, May 09, 2019

Speaking on the canvass trail this week, Athlone SocDems candidate, Fiona Lynam, has spoken of the constituent disillusionment she has experienced as she meets with the voting public.

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Athlone Drug Awareness Group supporting the environment

Thu, May 09, 2019

Athlone Drug Awareness Group is actively taking a part in paving the way for a healthier environment with the introduction of reusable stainless steel Athlone Drug Awareness Group sports bottles.

The bottle has a 700ml capacity and is perfect for trips to the gym or out for a walk or run and has a clip to enable attachment to a sports or school bag. Keeping active is very important, regular physical activity can relieve stress, anxiety, depression and anger.

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Fine Gael Councillor welcomes allocation of funds for road upgrades

Thu, May 09, 2019

Cllr. John Naughten has welcomed the allocation of €40,000 for the upgrade of the road network servicing the Cluain Broc, Daneshill and Danesfort estates in Monksland.

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Independent Councillor calls for new industry in Moate

Thu, May 09, 2019

Local Independent Councillor, Michael O’Brien, has called on Enterprise Ireland, IDA and the Minister for Enterprise to prioritise Moate as a location for a new industry.

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Healy Eames calls on Government to ease financial burden on farmers

Thu, May 09, 2019

Galway-based EU Independent candidate Dr. Fidelma Healy Eames has called for the removal of all Governmentt levies on beef cattle to go some way towards alleviating the financial hardship and stress being experienced by beef farmers countrywide.

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Significant milestone accomplished at Center Parcs Longford Forest

Thu, May 09, 2019

Center Parcs Longford Forest has announced that all accommodation at the much-anticipated forest resort is now complete, a key milestone to achieve as the short break destination prepares to open to Irish families this summer. The build of 466 Lodges of varying sizes and types, as well as thirty lakeside apartments, which together will accommodate up to 2,500 people in the unique forest setting, has concluded.

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