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Gardai should not be “nannies” for publicans' problems – judge

For the second week in a row a judge used the conviction of a public drunk to criticise publicans for continuing to serve drunk people and then “releasing” them to urinate and vomit on the streets of Athlone.

29 jobs cut in latest blow for Élan

Fears for Élan jobs in Athlone were compounded this week with the news that the company is to shed 29 jobs over the next month.

Athlone gears up for entertainment awards

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The Irish Entertainment Awards come to Athlone on Monday October 19 for what is expected to be the biggest concert of the year in the Midlands. The Mayor of Athlone, Mark Cooney will be presenting the International Hall of Fame Award to legendary showband star Dickie Rock.

€1.45m funding prompts clash over art gallery plans

News that funding of €1.45 million has been awarded to the town council towards the conversion of the Fr Matthew Hall into an art gallery sparked fresh debate this week on the merits of the project.

€2.65 m for Athlone and Mullingar projects

Westmeath local authorities are delighted to announce that grant aid funding of up to ?2.65 million towards the Athlone Art Gallery and the Mullingar Cycle Network has been secured through the BMW Gateways and Hubs ERDF (European Regional Development Fund) Scheme.

Compo or jail, ‘accordion’ to judge

An Athlone mother was sentenced to 11 months in prison in the District Court this week (November 4) for stealing an accordion in Mullingar last year, but had the sentence deferred for three months to see is she can come up with compensation.

No jail for man who used children to deal heroin

A man who used his children as couriers when dealing heroin out of a Willow Park address was given an 11 month jail sentence, fined €2,000 and had €5,560 in cash confiscated in court this week (November 18).The jail sentence was suspended for three years.

Swearing FFer turns on a former colleague at stormy meeting

The old saying that the only thing a Fianna Failer hates more than a non-Fianna Failer is an ex-Fianna Failer was proven again this week (January 4), when three sitting members of Athlone Town Council turned on a former associate for daring to suggest savings in the forthcoming budget.

Some 60 skips of flood debris gives first idea of town’s anguish

Athlone has already received €353,000 to help with emergency flood relief, it was reported at the first meeting of the town council earlier this week, in an update on the situation given to the members by Barry Kehoe, the local director of services.

Jail avoided after compensation is paid

A woman who broke a neighbour’s window and shoplifted an accordion had an 11 month prison sentence suspended for two years in the District Court this week (January 20) after the judge heard she had paid compensation on both counts.


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