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Mullingar Arts Centre and director Sean Lynch “not under threat”

The future of the Mullingar Arts Centre was assured this week with the unanimous acceptance of the Corrigan Report by the members of the county council after meetings with both its author and directors of the arts centre.

Out with the old, in with the new

As a difficult week for Fine Gael draws to a close, so too does the political year, with Westmeath County Council and Athlone and Mullingar town councils gearing up to elect new chairpersons.

Bridge to bridge cyclepath officially opens in Mullingar

Westmeath County Council marked further progress this week in the development of cycleways around Mullingar when it opened the newest phase of the town’s cycleways on the Royal Canal between Harbour Bridge and the Dublin Bridge. The ceremony was performed on Friday June 4 by Cllr Fintan Cooney, cathaoirleach of Westmeath County Council as part of the Active Travel Mullingar Project.

CCTV on long finger for Willow Park

A disagreement over CCTV almost became a sticking point for the adoption of the Draft Improvement Plan for the Willow Park and Meadowbrook estates at this week’s town council meeting.

Town council split over castle closure

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Council members divided into two opposing camps this week over a suggestion by mayor Mark Cooney that Athlone Castle be reopened to the public until redevelopment works commence.

Cooney says council rezoning was “responsible”

The chairman of Westmeath County Council says the council acted responsibly in rezoning large parts of the county for development.

Bring back Committee of Agriculture - Cooney

Cllr Fintan Cooney received the unanimous support of councillors this week when he called for the re-establishment of the County Council Committee of Agriculture, with the result that his notice of motion is to be circulated to other county councils around the country.

Cooney “astonished” at rural Garda station closure rumours

Cllr Mark Cooney (FG) has condemned the possibility of closures of rural Garda stations believed to be part of a new national review of bases set up by Commissioner Fachtna Murphy.

‘Litter blackspot’ status not due to budget cuts - says Mayor Cooney

The newly-elected mayor of Athlone, Cllr Mark Cooney, has described a report naming Athlone as Ireland’s dirtiest town as “at variance with the work of the Tidy Towns” and has rejected suggestions that the poor results were caused by cuts in funding.

FG set to control county and town

As the newly elected Westmeath County Council meets for the first time later today, it looks likely that, for the first time in years, Fine Gael will be in control of all three local authorities in the county.

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