In this week's Westmeath Independent

This week's Westmeath Independent is out now and features 80 pages of the best local news, sport, features and photography coverage.

This week's stories include: 

* No short-term fix in sight for Athlone's water woes

* Rally organised for next month to save South Westmeath Hospice

* Jack Carty on the mark in his Rugby World Cup debut  

* Athlone being considered for new decentralisation initiative

* Local Credit Union could be on the move

* Man who sold cocaine 'to pay for wedding trip' is jailed

* Thousands to descend on Ballinasloe region for annual horse fair

* Local students join global climate protest

* 'Grossly unfair' treatment of school secretaries highlighted

* PHOTOS: First days at school at Cloonakilla NS, Clonown NS, Brideswell NS, Ardkeenan NS, Taughmaconnell NS, Cornafulla NS and Rosemount NS; The Wedding of Aoife Byrne and Ian Hyland; 'Save Your Hospice' coffee morning. 

* Garrycastle advance to county football final 

* Robbie Benson finds the net as Dundalk clinch league title 

All this and more can be found in this week's edition, which is out now. A digital edition can be purchased through the ePaper link at the top of this page.