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Defence Force spend a ‘significant commitment’ towards transformation of military’s national presence
The recent decision taken by the Government to enhance its Defence Forces budget spend, the largest increase since the foundation of the State is a “significant commitment” towards the transformation of the country’s military presence, Westmeath County Council Cathaoirleach, Cllr Aengus O’Rourke, stated this week.
Speaking to the Athlone Advertiser this week, former Minister of State, Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran, has stressed the implementation importance of recommendations forwarded to the Government from the findings of the Commission on the Defence Forces.
When a former member of the Defence Forces dies, the family should be presented with the Tricolour at their funeral, the same as at funerals of Irish soldiers killed on duty.
Athlone Town Mayor, Cllr Aengus O’Rourke, has expressed his due gratitude to the consistent support afforded to the State by members of the Defence Forces.
The restoration of the 4th Western Brigade and the re-establishment of its headquarters to Custume Barracks in Athlone was a pertinent issue for discussion at the virtually hosted Athlone Moate Municipal District meeting in recent times.
Stressing the urgent need to maintain the highest health standards as Covid-19 makes a vivid presence on our national landscape, Town Mayor, Cllr. Frankie Keena, has called upon the citizens of Athlone and its environs to adhere to national guidelines as authorities attempt to control the spread of the virus.
Fianna Fáil TD for Westmeath, Robert Troy, has said the flood relief work undertaken by the Defence Forces is a further demonstration of the critical public service they provide.
Minister of State, Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran, is calling for a Farm Recovery Grant to assist farmers struggling with livestock and damage to farm buildings during the current flooding events.
Minister of State, Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran, has paid tribute to the people of Athlone and the constituency of Longford and Westmeath for their support over the last 21 years in the public eye.