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Athlone councillor critical of ESB as flood fears grow

flooding-2018An Athlone Councillor claims the ESB should have released more water through Parteen weir to avoid the current high water level of the River Shannon in the town. The Minister for the OPW Kevin Boxer Moran revealed last night that rising water levels were being closely monitored by his Department at various points along the […]

Man arrested in Longford in connection with money laundering investigation

Gardai investigating money laundering involving funds from a life assurance company have arrested a third man.
The 48-year-old was arrested this morning in Longford and will be charged before Athlone District Court at 10.30am.
Two other men in their 20…

Athlone artist appeals for return of stolen painting

paintingAn Athlone-based artist is appealing for help in locating one of her paintings that was stolen from an exhibition in a charity shop. Anna Boles says the painting, valued at €300, which is an original acrylic, was an easy target as it’s only the size of an A4 piece of paper. It was hanging in […]

Large amount of cash stolen in Longford break-ins

burglary-break-in-crime-pix-2017A substantial amount of cash was stolen during burglaries near Longford town yesterday. Two houses in McArt Meadows, Leitrim Cross, were broken into between noon and 10 o’clock last night, with entry gained through smashing back windows in both cases. Cash and items were taken and gardaí believe the crimes were connected. A silver car, […]

Woman assaulted and gardaí threatened with knives in Athlone

A 21-year-old man is currently detained in Athlone Garda station after a dangerous incident last night (Photo: Google Maps)An Athlone man has been arrested after allegedly threatening gardaí with two knives and assaulting a woman last night. At about 1.20am, officers were attending a call in the Willow Park when the 21-year-old allegedly threatened the officers with a knife before they withdrew for their own safety. A short time later, it’s claimed he […]

Flood defences to be built in Athlone this month

high-water-123235_960_720Work on providing flood defences in the Quay area of Athlone town should begin sometime in January after crews finish in the Iona Park area. That’s the hope of Athlone Municipal District which is working on planning permission for the various areas around the town earmarked for the safety measures. A total of €5 million […]

Work will begin again on Church Street in Athlone in January

coneWork will begin again on Church Street in Athlone around the 7th of January following a break to allow for Christmas trade. Preparatory work began on the street for the new one-way system in November, and it’s hoped that work will be finished by the end of January. It’s likely that most of the work […]

Man due in court charged in connection with Athlone shooting

GardaiAn adult male is due before Mullingar District court later charged in connection with a shooting in the town last month. The man, who was arrested in the town earlier this week, has been charged in connection with an alleged incident in which a man suffered gunshot wounds to the leg. A 17-year-old youth has […]

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