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Local walk and cycleway on track


Rural broadband an issue on the doorsteps

One Mullingar secretary has to sit on the bonnet of a car in Forest Park to get internet coverage, and a father who is studying online has to stay two hours late in work because he has no broadband at home - these were the stories told at this week’s April meeting of Westmeath County Council.

Evelyn O’Rourke and Kathy Sheridan to speak at Women’s Evening

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Following her appearance on the Late Late Show, RTÉ broadcaster and author Evelyn O’Rourke is set to speak in the Greville Arms Hotel on Friday May 2, accompanied by Mullingar native and acclaimed Irish Times journalist Kathy Sheridan and Dr Patricia Heavey, AIT, for an evening of celebration, inspiration, and enjoyment.

Whitney calls on Shatter to reverse closure of four Westmeath Garda stations

Fianna Fáil Local Election candidate for Mullingar-Kilbeggan, Cllr Avril Whitney, has called on the Government to immediately reverse the decision to close over 100 rural Garda stations across the country.

Residential zoning for potential flood plain leads to first pre-election spat

Local Election pressure was eveident this week after a first-time candidate criticised his outgoing competitors following a vote to maintain the zoning status on a parcel of land in direct contravention of expert advice.

Voluntary Forum’s New Year wish-list for Mullingar area

Westmeath’s Community and Voluntary Forum presented a wish-list of proposals to the Mullingar Area Committee earlier this week, detailing their requests for improvements in a variety of areas.

Cul-de-sac policy going nowhere

Westmeath County Council’s cul-de-sac policy is effectively heading down a cul-de-sac of its own because councillors believe it is not fit for purpose.

No funding to repair county’s cul de sacs

Westmeath County Council has no funding to carry out repairs on cul de sacs, in spite of a number of pleas from councillors this week.

Low cost counselling service launches in Mullingar

‘It’s good to talk’ is the message being promoted by a new low cost counselling service being launched in Mullingar.

Troy calls Minister “ignorant” as home improvement grants to Westmeath cut by half

There was a common refrain of dismay voiced this week with the news that private house grants issued by Westmeath County Council are to be cut by over a half.

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