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Local authority opens book of condolences in light of New Zealand tragedy

In light of the tragic events which unfolded in Christchurch on Friday last, Cllr. Aengus O’Rourke, in his capacity as Leas Cathaoirleach of Westmeath County Council, has requested that a book of condolence be placed in the civic centre in Athlone for those wishing to express their sympathies to the people of New Zealand.

Town Mayor Providence visit may spring notable benefits for Athlone

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Fresh from his recent visit to Providence, Rhode Island, Town Mayor, Cllr. Frankie Keena, spoke of his positive interaction with influential members of the local community which will hopefully benefit Athlone in future times.

Successful St. Patrick’s weekend festival tinged with loss of life tragedies

Well, well, so much has happened in the last seven days that it truly is difficult to know where to begin, or on what topic. But we’ll start with a good one, the St. Patrick’s Day parade which was held in Athlone on the Saturday, March 16, rather than on the 17th. There was a lot of Facebook criticism about the decision to shift back to the Saturday, but the volunteer committee who are the backbone of the parade arrangements stuck to their guns, and it turned out to be a great success.

Numerous positives gleaned as local dignitaries make promotional visits

 

Motorway junction lighting a priority to ensure safety of motorists

Local Independent Councillor, Michael O’Brien, has noted the urgent need to switch on the lights along the junctions of the M6 motorway.

Proposed housing development to complement regional growth centre status

 

Viability of enhanced sports centre swimming pool facilities proposed

 

AIT international students celebrate Chinese New Year Spring festival

International Students at Athlone Institute of Technology celebrated the Chinese New Year with more than 400 students enjoying Asian cuisine, music and dance to mark the Spring festival, which commenced last week.

Moate Community Hall to host local election count in May

Local Independent Councillor, Michael O’Brien, has welcomed the decision to hold the local election count for the four electoral areas of Westmeath in Moate Community Hall.

Local Councillor expresses commercial rates revaluation appeals process concern

At a Finance Committee meeting of Westmeath County Council earlier this month, Cllr. Aengus O’Rourke expressed deep concern regarding the commercial rates revaluation appeals process and the negative impact the outcomes of those appeals may have on the county’s budget for the calendar year.

 

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