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An unusual motion appeared in this week’s Athlone Town Council agenda when sitting Fine Gael councillor and All Ireland Drama Festival organiser Alan Shaw motioned that candidates in the upcoming May 23 local elections would have regard for the RTÉ drama festival by refraining, where possible, from erecting posters in the town centre area until after May 9 when the festival ends.
There was a lukewarm reception for Athlone mayor Gabrielle McFadden’s plans for a farmers market in the town during the All Ireland Drama Festival and a March Madness shopping weekend at the end of this month.
Athlone residents are being advised to check their insurance policies to ensure they are covered for the local authority fire service call-out charge.
Former councillor John Dolan, a farmer from Ballinahown, is the only confirmed candidate to date to replace Cllr Joe Whelan, who this week (July 30) became the second councillor this year to resign from Westmeath County Council due to professional pressures.
Athlone businesspeople fear the council may ‘kill the goose that lays the golden egg’ which funds the town if there is no commercial rate reduction at Wednesday’s budget meeting.
The sinking of the Titanic continues make to headlines as though the world is still coming to terms with it. With the 100th anniversary of one of the world’s worst maritime disasters just six months away it seems many stories that has disappeared into the mists of times are slowly been recovered.
Despite ending their contract with Airtricity in December, Athlone Town Council has moved to reassure members of the public that any public lighting which is not working will be fixed as soon as possible. Repairs to lighting are currently being undertaken on “an ad hoc basis” by local contractors, it emerged this week.
Fine Gael councillor Alan Shaw sought a major increase in the investment by Athlone Town Council in footpath repairs for housing estates throughout the town.
Fine Gael town councillor Alan Shaw has welcomed the latest IBAL (Irish Business Against Litter) report which highlights the continued need for targeted investment in litter control measures all year around.
Fine Gael councillor, Alan Shaw, has proposed the commencement of a new financial incentive scheme to encourage new enterprise and entrepreneurship and support businesses seeking to grow and expand.