This week's front page

Inside this week's Westmeath Independent

Here's a look at the main stories inside a very busy print edition out now!

Major entertainment centre set for Athlone

Question mark over plans for 50-bed Portiuncula unit

Upgrade for Athlone's festive lighting

Special report, plus pictures, on local Defence Force personnel who are Syria-bound on a six-month peacekeeping mission.

Picture special from Rashina Threshing and Field Day

First Day at School: Picture Specials from Coosan and Cornamaddy NS

Two-page picture special from Tommy Tiernan Concert in Dean Crowe Theatre

Ballybay NS give former pupil and Irish international rugby player, Jack Carty, a rousing send off to World Cup in Japan

Robbie Henshaw Rugby World Cup plans suffer injury setback

Jubilation as Garrycastle ladies advance to Westmeath LGFA Senior Championship final

Garrycastle ladies prepare for county final as men's team face champions in semi-final

Caulry, Tang and Moate All Whites seek Westmeath intermediate final places