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Plans for Moate Courthouse conversion get go-ahead

Plans for the redevelopment of Moate Courthouse were finally given the green light by councillors at this week’s December monthly meeting.

Fun day in aid of Friends of Conor D

Five-year-old Conor Dufficy from Moate had his leg amputated following a tragic accident, and Conor and his family face many challenges in living as normal a life as possible.

Health fair in Athlone to raise awareness of primary care health services

Following on from the success of last year’s Athlone Health Fair a new one has been organised for this month.

Dolan returns to council chamber for second spell

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For the second time in his political career John Dolan from Castledaly will sit on Westmeath County Council without being directly elected, after the 43-year-old farmer was co-opted onto the council by Fine Gael on Friday night (September 21).

First St Augustine’s pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostella

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On a warm Saturday evening in a little town of Arzúa, about 40kms from Santiago de Compostella, a group of Galway pilgrims watched the local brass band competition. Led by their conductors three bands marched up the street, playing marching tunes.

Race to replace Whelan hots up with two more names

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The anticipated re-elevation of John Dolan to the county council chamber will no longer be the rubber-stamped formality he might have hoped for with the news this week that at least two more candidates are to contest the vacant seat - including one from his home base of Castledaly.

Former Fine Gael councillor puts name forward for Whelan seat

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.

Tributes made on the retirement of “exemplary” librarian Mary Farrell

Councillors were effusive in their praise of county librarian Mary Farrell, who is to take early retirement from the council after 17 years at the helm of the county’s library services.

Unease over council role in water reform

Westmeath councillors have vowed not to give up control of the county’s water services without a fight, after hearing details of Government proposals to create a national company to oversee the water sector.


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