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Every member of the Defence Forces based in Athlone is in effect being sent to Dublin to cover duties at a “completely unsustainable” rate.
Independent councillor, Michael O’Brien, called into question the political motives of some councillors after a motion requesting a letter be written to the Taoiseach and Minister of Defence asking for the reinstatement of the 4th Western Brigade at Custume Barracks was raised.
Some 183 personnel from Columb Barracks will be moved to Custume Barracks, Athlone after the closure of the Mullingar barracks was announced this week.
Custume Barracks, Athlone, will be welcoming over 300 new troops after it was announced this week that Columb Barracks in Mullingar and O’Neills Army Barracks in Cavan would be closing.
Local TD Nicky McFadden paid a visit to UN troops from Athlone and Mullingar stationed in Lebanon last week.
The 4th Fd Arty Regt has a long and distinguished involvement with the local community in Mullingar and the surrounding area. The unit prides itself on its many and diverse roles in local organisations and charitable functions.
Custume Barracks, Athlone will be hosting a careers day for secondary school students next Thursday November 13, which will give young people a chance to examine whether a career in the Defence Forces is for them.
“Connolly Barracks is closed but the 4 Cavalry Squadron lives on within the walls of Custume Barracks. Carpe Diem.”
The Department of Defence has confirmed that it has no current plans to close Columb Barracks, Mullingar, in the wake of newspaper reports this week that it is one of three barracks being considered for closure.
Pictured in advance of the upcoming gala concert on Thursday November 5 in aid of the North Westmeath Hospice, Society of Saint Vincent De Paul and the Defence Forces Benevolent Fund, are (L-R): Sgt Lorraine Bracken, Cristy Neary, Arts Centre; Comdt John Prendergast 2 I/C 4 FAR; Enda Breslin, regional president Society of St Vincent de Paul; Capt Declan Witson, Band of 4 Western Brigade; BS Noel Gibney; RQMS Liam Rushe 54 Regt Res; BQMS Willy Reilly; Simon Tormey, Mullingar Choral Society; and BS Eugene O’Reilly.