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Feminine touch now missing from Athlone Electoral Area


Henson and Higgins call for support for struggling rural towns

Athlone councillor and Local Election candidate Jim Henson has backed a call by his fellow Labour politician and Midlands North-West European Election candidate, Lorraine Higgins, for better use of EU funds to boost economic recovery in towns and villages. This follows a report into the economic strength of Irish rural towns.

Good progress but bad potholes

The first temporary reinstatement of roads as part of the Athlone Mains Rehabilitation Scheme has been described as disgraceful.

New Arts and Tourism Board on track

Athlone’s town councillors have agreed the legal framework for the management of the new Athlone Arts and Tourism Board just hours after they received the paperwork.

Disgraceful that town councils are being let go while Seanad is saved, says councillor

Voices were raised during Monday’s October meeting of Athlone Town Council as fears over the future of the town and its funding were discussed.

Fears Athlone will be Mullingar’s poor relation

The July meeting of Athlone Town Council revealed a widespread fear among councillors that the town will effectively be Mullingar’s poor relation when the new local authority for the county comes into force in 2014.

New mayor pledges support to business

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Athlone’s new mayor has promised to lead a campaign to support local business in the town.

Fire charge to be paid in all but exceptional circumstances

Athlone residents are being advised to check their insurance policies to ensure they are covered for the local authority fire service call-out charge.

Protesters locked out of public gallery at town council meeting

This month’s Athlone Town Council meeting saw the public gallery locked and no members of the public allowed in as protesters from Athlone’s newest political party the People’s Voice returned to make their presence felt.

Canadian marching band visit to boost town’s international profile

A party of 190 visitors is to descend on Athlone next week as the local Ravens Marching Showband plays host to a prestigious Canadian marching band.


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