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Local student represents Ireland at European Parliament

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Cathal Galvin from Athlone Community College was one of 24 students representing Ireland at the European Parliament in Strasbourg recently.

Chamber confirms the departure of the CEO

It was announced this week that CEO of Athlone Chamber, Siobhan Bigley, would be parting ways with the chamber, who have decided to make her role redundant.

Ericsson management issue 45 mandatory redundancies after interview process

Despite the forewarning last month that telecom giant Ericsson was to seek 100 redundancies at its Blyry plant, it is understood that just over half of these have been voluntary, and the remaining 45 given mandatory notice this week.

Laura Marie Kelly to represent Athlone at regional finals

The Rotary Club of Athlone has selected Laura Marie Kelly from Athlone Community College to represent the Club in the regional finals of Rotary’s Youth Leadership competition. This is an annual, all-Ireland competition aimed at helping young people prepare for their future careers. The Youth Leadership competition is part of the Rotary’s development programme for young people, emphasising leadership, citizenship, and personal growth.

Ericsson announce the loss of 100 jobs at Blyry site by next February

One of the main employers in the town, Ericsson, has announced the loss of 100 jobs from its Blyry site.

Chamber criticises planning despite permission granted

Athlone Chamber of Commerce has criticised the planning process in relation to the proposed Chinatown development this week, despite it getting planning permission in just seven months.

Chamber looks for 5 per cent rate reduction

Athlone Chamber made a presentation to Athlone Town Council this week explaining its work, proposals to deal with vacant businesses, while also looking for a 5 per cent rate reduction for its members.

Sales ‘better than expected’ over Christmas period

Athlone retailers have reported a festive season that was “worse than last year but better than they expected”, according to Athlone Chamber of Commerce.

Making sense of the Treaty of Lisbon

The Lisbon Treaty bill has been published and the Lisbon II referendum is set for Friday October 2. To start the debate in Athlone, the chamber has organised an information evening on Wednesday August 26 at 6pm in the Radisson Hotel in Athlone, with expert speakers to talk from their differing perspectives on the Lisbon agenda.

Retailers report steady trickle of festive shoppers

As Athlone looks forward to a year in the spotlight, during which it will host several high profile events and festivals, retailers have reported a reasonably positive festive season, according to Athlone Chamber of Commerce.


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