Rising local flood waters continue to cause immense public concern

Thu, Feb 27, 2020

RONAN FAGAN

The rising flood waters of the River Shannon continue to be monitored as the perilous situation presently effecting numerous residences within the local community shows no imminent indication of abating with further rainfall promised.

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Town Mayor calls for completion of partial flood relief measures

Thu, Feb 27, 2020

Town Mayor, Cllr. Frankie Keena, has stressed the urgent need to implement adequate flood preventative measures for those living in rural areas of the local community presently effected by the rising flood waters.

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Financial assistance a must for flood affected families

Thu, Feb 27, 2020

Fianna Fáil TD for Longford-Westmeath, Robert Troy, has called on the Government to outline what financial assistance is available to people whose homes and land has been affected by flooding.

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Flood assistance schemes must be activated as a necessity

Thu, Feb 27, 2020

Local Independent Deputy, Denis Naughten, has called on the Government to immediately activate financial assistance schemes for farmers, families and businesses impacted upon by the serious flooding within the Shannon basin.

“While work is ongoing at present to protect as many homes and businesses as possible, in the case of the farming community they were forced to take stock off land last September and it could be some considerable time before they have access to this land again.

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Athlone Garda Station not to be allocated new recruit personnel

Thu, Feb 27, 2020

News that Athlone Garda Station will not be afforded new recruits to bolster policing numbers in the community is disheartening, local Councillor, Aengus O’Rourke, has claimed.

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IDA land bank purchase is mooted at Municipal District monthly meeting

Thu, Feb 27, 2020

A request that the IDA purchase a land bank in the Moate electoral area to enahnce balanced regional development has been mooted by local Fine Gael Councillor, Tom Farrell.

Speaking at a recent monthly meeting of Athlone Moate Municipal District, Cllr. Farrell, stated that the town of Moate and its immediate environs should be afforded the opportunity to reach its maximum potential.

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Achievements of youths recognised at county Garda awards ceremony

Thu, Feb 27, 2020

The Westmeath Division Garda Youth awards, a night which paid homage to young people who have overcome adversity or challenging circumstances and recognises those who have made a contribution to enhancing their communities, took place in the Annebrook House Hotel, Mullingar, in recent times.

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NISO presentation of certificates to Athlone based graduates

Thu, Feb 27, 2020

A number of Athlone based personnel successfully completed the NISO ‘Introduction to Occupational Health and Safety’ in Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT) and were awarded certification at a presentation held in the Prince of Wales Hotel.

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Numerous key events announced for Local Enterprise Week

Thu, Feb 27, 2020

A number of prime events focusing on entrepreneurs and small businesses will take place in Athlone during Local Enterprise Week 2020 in March.

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Local recycling company donates funds to Midlands Simon Community

Thu, Feb 27, 2020

KMK Metals Recycling Ltd. presented a cheque for €600 to Noel Greene on behalf of the Midlands Simon Community, following a Christmas lights recycling campaign which took place in three local shopping centres during the months of December and January.

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Provincial recognition for development of international rugby duo

Thu, Feb 27, 2020

In due recognition of their rugby coaching and development contributions, Connacht Rugby made worthy presentations to Buccaneers Rugby Football Club and Marist College, Athlone, at a well attended function in The Bounty in recent times.

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Adoption of bye-laws to curb anti-social behaviour

Thu, Feb 20, 2020

The formal adoption of bye-laws on the regulation and control of the consumption of intoxicating liquor in public places which received due pertinence at the monthly meeting of Athlone Moate Municipal District has been unilaterally welcomed by local authority representatives who have expressed their aspirations that the introduction of such measures will curb ongoing anti-social behaviour within the town centre.

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