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Local Independent Councillor, Michael O’Brien, has welcomed the news that detailed plans for an outdoor swimming pool in the river Shannon, will come before Athlone Municipal District for consideration in the coming months.
A recent report published by the Restaurant Association of Ireland (RAI) has revealed that 1,441 new jobs in the accommodation and food services sector have been created in county Westmeath since the introduction of the reduced VAT rate of nine percent in July 2011.
The need to present and maintain the town of Athlone to a high standard for the remainder of the year and going forward was a topic of much discussion at the Municipal District meeting.
Addressing the monthly meeting of Athlone Municipal District, Town Mayor, Cllr. Frankie Keena, called for the potential development of a cycling/pedestrian bridge from Coosan Point to Killinure Point to be included in submissions as part of the National Framework 2040 plan.
Local Independent Councillor, Michael O’Brien, has called for a designated bathing area on the river Shannon. Cllr O’Brien brought forward his proposal in a motion tabled at the recent Athlone Municipal District meeting.
Shannon Airport has welcomed this week’s news that Norwegian Air International is to expand its Boston and New York services to Shannon for 2018.
The experience of an authentic Irish pub, a live trad session, and a taste of real Irish beer and whiskey are top of tourists’ to-do lists on their visit to Ireland, but the impact of Brexit and high alcohol excise tax will hamper drinks industry growth and with it the tourism sector.
Tourism providers along the Wild Atlantic Way got another boost this week with the commencement by Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) of a twice weekly service between Shannon and Stockholm. The service is the first between Shannon and Sweden’s busiest airport, Stockholm Arlanda Airport, and the first between Shannon and Sweden in some 12 years.