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Last updated: 30 Jul 2014 16:43
Lough Ree RNLI’s new lifeboat was put into service on its very first day.
Arriving by low-loader on Tuesday morning last just after 10.40am, the Eric Rowse B772, which replaces the retiring Dorothy Mary B728 vessel on the lake waters, had to respond to a call-out just two hours after arrival.
Last updated: 30 Jul 2014 14:46
Increased penalty points for speeding and mobile phone offences and new category of novice driver
Last updated: 30 Jul 2014 11:33
This week's edition of the Westmeath Independent is now on the shelves and is packed with the best local news, features, photos and sports coverage. Our stories include:
Last updated: 29 Jul 2014 16:38
Gardai in Athlone are looking for the public’s assistance after a maintenance van was stolen from St Vincent’s Hospital, Athlone over the weekend.
Last updated: 30 Jul 2014 12:09
Brig Gen Ger Aherne was the General Officer Commanding the Athlone-based 4th Western Brigade – then one of three brigades in the country’s Defence Forces - when it was disestablished in November 2012. In this first instalment of a two-part opinion column in the Westmeath Independent, Brig Gen (Retd) Aherne, a Kiltoom resident who retired earlier this year, outlines the implications of the Army downgrade for Athlone and its surrounds:
Last updated: 28 Jul 2014 19:07
Gardai seek witnesses to activity of black BMW car
Last updated: 28 Jul 2014 18:31
Lanesboro also to be retained in ESB ownership
Last updated: 28 Jul 2014 13:57
Austin Berry, a former Mayor of Athlone and hugely respected member of the local community, died earlier today (Monday) at the age of 83.
Last updated: 27 Jul 2014 21:06
50-year-old missing since Friday, July 18
Last updated: 24 Jul 2014 17:29
Dublin Zoo is celebrating the arrival of a new Asian elephant. The calf, which is yet to be named, was born to mother Yasmin at 7.22am on Thursday, after a 22 month gestation period. The healthy bull is an estimated 1.2metres tall and weighs approximately 80kg – equivalent to the weight of an adult human.
Last updated: 24 Jul 2014 11:41
Athlone area councillor to seek Dail seat
Last updated: 23 Jul 2014 10:28
Another packed edition on sale now
Last updated: 23 Jul 2014 10:04
Athlone to host finals in August
Last updated: 22 Jul 2014 13:42
The hugely successful 5k run challenge started by Today FM presenter Ray D’Arcy is coming to Athlone!
Last updated: 18 Jul 2014 15:14
‘It’s not unusual’ to sing carols at the height of summer.
Last updated: 18 Jul 2014 12:36
SOLDIERS from Athlone’s Custume Barracks will play a part when a Ceremonial Military Guard parades at the site of the National Memorial to Members of the Defence Forces who died in the Service of the State, at Merrion Square Park, Dublin, during July and August.
Last updated: 18 Jul 2014 14:21
Last contact was Sunday night/Monday morning
Last updated: 18 Jul 2014 12:29
Gardai investigating incident on Thursday
Last updated: 17 Jul 2014 11:30
22-year-old Christopher Harney not seen since Monday morning
Last updated: 16 Jul 2014 13:44
Fianna Fáil councillor John Keogh, who represents the Athlone Electoral Area on Roscommon County Council, has confirmed that he will not contest the upcoming Fianna Fáil bye-election convention for the Roscommon-South Leitrim Constituency.
Last updated: 16 Jul 2014 12:04
COUPLES will now be able to wed in outdoor areas open to the public, the Department of Social Protection has confirmed.
Last updated: 16 Jul 2014 11:09
This week’s edition of the Westmeath Independent is now on the shelves and is packed with 96 pages of the the best local news, photos, features and sports coverage.
Last updated: 15 Jul 2014 14:16
Local eaterie Savoury Fare is set to feature on today’s edition of the popular Mooney Show on Radio 1.
Last updated: 15 Jul 2014 13:49
Athlone butchers have been praised by the Gateway Youth Project for their support of a recent American-themed July 4 bbq and games event.
Last updated: 14 Jul 2014 13:57
OxyMem (www.oxymem.com), a University College Dublin (UCD) spin-out company based in Athlone, is one of just nine companies established by academic entrepreneurs, to be shortlisted for the sixth annual Academic Enterprise Awards. The Academic Enterprise Awards are the only pan-European awards dedicated to spin-out companies emerging from universities and public research institutes.
Last updated: 14 Jul 2014 10:50
Gardaí have confirmed that missing Australian tourist, William Tyquin, who was last seen in Athlone last week has been located this morning safe and well.
Last updated: 11 Jul 2014 16:42
Are you uncomfortable with speaking in public but have a big occasion that requires you to make a speech? Perhaps you are the father of the bride, groom or best man wracked with nerves about speaking at the big day?
Last updated: 11 Jul 2014 12:52
Athlone-based parish priest Canon Liam Devine is set to deliver the homily at the ordination of the new Bishop of Elphin this weekend in Sligo.
Last updated: 11 Jul 2014 10:00
FRIDAY, July 11
ATHLONE LITTLE THEATRE
It’s your last chance to see the Athlone Little Theatre present two new one-act comedies.
Last updated: 10 Jul 2014 15:12
The litany of failures identified in an internal health & safety audit of the acute psychiatric unit at University Hospital Galway has been described in the Dáil this afternoon as an "accident waiting to happen", by Denis Naughten TD.
Last updated: 10 Jul 2014 10:36
With more twists than a bag of pretzels, the Garth Brooks saga rumbles on today with no sign of stopping and even, Barrack Obama, now being asked to intervene at this stage.
What has changed I hear you ask? The concerts were cancelled weren't they? Yes indeed they were, but the letter sent by the country mega star to promoter Peter Aiken seems to have ignited hope of a resolution or the 400,000 fans countrywide. Below is the text of the letter.
Last updated: 9 Jul 2014 16:18
Fine Gael Longford/Westmeath TD, James Bannon, has welcomed the announcement of a special Transport Committee meeting to discuss the cancellation of the Garth Brooks concerts.
Last updated: 9 Jul 2014 11:50
This week’s edition of the Westmeath Independent is now on the shelves and is packed with 96 pages of the best local news and sports coverage.
Last updated: 9 Jul 2014 11:43
Brideswell Pattern Festival has 'The Irish Garth Brooks experience' on offer later this month and this one will go ahead!
Last updated: 8 Jul 2014 14:11
There were a lot of happy Home & Away fans amongst the Connacht Rugby squad today when they had a surprise visit from one of TV’s most popular stars.
Last updated: 8 Jul 2014 12:40
Gardai in Roscommon are appealing for any sightings of a jeep stolen in Clonark to come forward.
Last updated: 7 Jul 2014 19:34
A body discovered earlier today has been formally identified as that of Adrian Folan (41) who had been missing from Athlone since Thursday last.
Last updated: 7 Jul 2014 14:51
Last updated: 7 Jul 2014 10:52
Adrian Folan last seen in Athlone on Thursday night
Last updated: 6 Jul 2014 19:32
41-year-old last seen on Thursday night
Last updated: 3 Jul 2014 14:04
The ninth TriAthlone will take place this Saturday, July 5, and up to 15,000 spectators are expected to attend the event to cheer on the 1,200 competitors.
Last updated: 3 Jul 2014 13:13
Athlone Boat Club are the biggest winners in the latest round of the Sports Capital Programme, announced by Minister Michael Ring today.
Last updated: 3 Jul 2014 11:46
The Government has offered to compensate the Roma families in Athlone and Tallaght whose young children were wrongly taken from them last year.
Last updated: 2 Jul 2014 21:41
Mayor wants council to think about reintroducing controversial one-way system
Last updated: 2 Jul 2014 15:23
There's a call for local teenagers to come along to an American-themed bbq and games event to mark the 4th of July this Friday.
Last updated: 2 Jul 2014 15:10
Joint venture between ESB and Vodafone sees 100% fibre broadband being delivered through existing electricty infrastructure
Last updated: 2 Jul 2014 11:26
We have another bumper 96-page Westmeath Independent on the streets today.
Here's a quick glimpse of what's inside
Last updated: 1 Jul 2014 13:39
Despite bicycle problems, torrential rain and getting lost several times, the 30 cyclists taking part in the Home To Rome Cycle challenge, including local pair Ollie Rohan from Athlone and Breege Henson from Castledaly, have arrived in Italy after traversing the Alps.
Last updated: 1 Jul 2014 09:53
The publication will take place today of a report by the Children's Ombudsman into the case of a two-year-old Roma boy who was wrongly taken from his parents in Athlone last year due to concern over his identity.