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Athlone soldiers sent to Dublin at ‘completely unsustainable’ rate

Every member of the Defence Forces based in Athlone is in effect being sent to Dublin to cover duties at a “completely unsustainable” rate.

Councillors ‘playing politics with people’s lives’ over 4th Western Brigade

Independent councillor, Michael O’Brien, called into question the political motives of some councillors after a motion requesting a letter be written to the Taoiseach and Minister of Defence asking for the reinstatement of the 4th Western Brigade at Custume Barracks was raised.

NUIG to host an evening with Professor Hubert McDermott

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NUI Galway’s Midlands Alumni Club will be hosting an evening with Professor Hubert McDermott on Wednesday October 24.

Mercy Secondary School to celebrate seventy-fifth anniversary

Mercy Secondary School, Meánscoil Mhuire, Newtownsmith, will mark the 75th anniversary of its founding next September with a two-day celebration.

Shatter no confidence vote rejected

An Athlone councillor was forced to back down this week after his proposal of a vote of no confidence in Minister for Defence Alan Shatter was rejected by his fellow councillors.

Council request meeting with Taoiseach over brigade disbandment

Athlone Town Council are looking to meet with An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, as well as the Táiniste, Eamon Gilmore, as questions remain over the decision to downgrade Custume Barracks.

“Dark day for Athlone” as 4th Western Brigade is axed

Fianna Fáil’s Robert Troy called it a “a dark day for Athlone” as the Government admitted that the 4th Western Brigade will lose out in the reorganisation of the Defence Forces.

Future of 4th Western Brigade HQ under question

The future of Custume Barracks is uncertain as the headquarters for the 4th Western Brigade came under question this week as Minister for Defence, Alan Shatter, failed to give a definite answer on which brigades will be kept on under a new two-brigade structure.

Superb line-up for Samaritans concert

The Samaritan Christmas Concert will be held in the Franciscan Friary, Athlone on Thursday December 8 at 8pm.

Baritone Derek Ryan to sing at Samaritan Concert in the Franciscan Friary

Well-known baritone, Derek Ryan, will join the choir foe this year’s Samaritan Concert.


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