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Every member of the Defence Forces based in Athlone is in effect being sent to Dublin to cover duties at a “completely unsustainable” rate.
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.
NUI Galway’s Midlands Alumni Club will be hosting an evening with Professor Hubert McDermott on Wednesday October 24.
Mercy Secondary School, Meánscoil Mhuire, Newtownsmith, will mark the 75th anniversary of its founding next September with a two-day celebration.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Samaritan Christmas Concert will be held in the Franciscan Friary, Athlone on Thursday December 8 at 8pm.
Well-known baritone, Derek Ryan, will join the choir foe this year’s Samaritan Concert.