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Tug-of-war fans descend on Breaffy

Up to 1,000 tug-of-war competitors and their fans are in Breaffy Sports Arena this weekend for the world indoor championships.

Hundreds of tug-of-war champs and fans from around the world for Mayo event

Some 800 tug-of-war champions and their supporters from 16 countries around the world are descending on Breaffy in February, bringing a unique event and an economic boost to the locality.

New councillor Keaney has big shoes to fill

“You must be a brave man to be stepping into politics, but it’s brave men we need,” was the dubious welcome extended to Westmeath’s newest councillor Peter Keaney at his first county council meeting on Monday.

Local Labour councillors to stay for now

In the lee of the Penrose resignation storm, his nine elected colleagues in Westmeath have chosen to stay within the party fold after an emergency meeting in Mullingar on Wednesday night (November 16).

Councillors pledge support to IFA

Westmeath’s councillors have pledged to do all they can to support the local farming community, after receiving a presentation from the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) on some of the challenges facing the county’s farmers.

Over 150 derelict sites under investigation

There are 28 sites currently listed as derelict in Westmeath, with 156 more under investigation, it emerged this week.

Burke handed reins in Mullingar

Cllr Peter Burke became the latest cathaoirlach of the Mullingar area committee of Westmeath County Council, after his uncontested elevation at its annual meeting on Monday.

Colourful veteran returns to council hotseat

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Mick Dollard, poll-topping Labour councillor for the Mullingar East ward and 25-year veteran of local politics, was elected unopposed to the position of cathaoirleach of Westmeath County Council for the second time in his career at its AGM this week (June 21).

Two years should finish “dangerous” road after 25 year wait

After 25 years of debate and negotiation, the improvement of the final stretch of the troublesome and dangerous Delvin road (N52) was given the green light by the county council this week; however, it is expected the €5m project could take another two years to complete.

Junior doctor hired without reference checks at St Luke’s

A Nigerian junior doctor who was hired by St Luke’s Hospital was found to have not been registered with the medical council and his references were not checked prior to his employment.


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