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17-year-old charged in connection with alleged Athlone shooting incident

17A 17-year-old youth has appeared in Longford District Court charged in relation to an alleged shooting incident in Athone last weekend. The juvenile faces three charges in connection with the shooting at the Convent Grounds, Bower Hill in which a man sustained leg injuries.   Garda Kieran Dempsey told Longford court the teenager was formally […]

BREAKING: Area sealed off in Athlone following alleged shooting incident

ShootingA man has been injured following an alleged shooting in Athlone tonight. Reports suggest a man was injured following an incident in the town after 9pm tonight. There is no indication if the man was seriously injured in the incident as of yet. An area of the town has been sealed off following the alleged […]

Athlone-based air ambulance passes historic milestone

Pic via HSEA piece of history was made in Longford this morning as the 2,001st medical emergency responded to by the Rescue 112 air ambulance took place in Longford. The helicopter, based at Custume Barracks in Athlone, was on its way back to base from another callout when it was dispatched after a call for assistance in […]

Work begins on Athlone one-way system

church-street-2017Preparatory work is to begin on Church Street in Athlone next Monday to prepare for the introduction of the one-way traffic system. The works, which will be done overnight from 7pm to 4.30am, will concentrate on storm-water drainage and take six weeks to complete. It’s hoped the main work will start in January once a […]

Roscommon carer wants full restoration of allowance

Mary V Moore being presented with an award as Roscommon Carer of the YearA Roscommon carer says she wants to see the full restoration of the carer’s allowance which was cut significantly for her three years ago. Mary V Moore from Drum in Athlone cares full time for her 42 year old daughter Martina who has Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus and who is nonverbal. Mary has been nominated to […]

Residents thrilled as Athlone flood works begin

Kevin 'Boxer' Moran claims today's flood works in Athlone are highly significant (Photo: Kevin 'Boxer' Moran's Facebook page)Residents in Athlone are welcoming the beginning of works to protect certain areas around the town from flooding in the future. The works have begun at Iona Villas in recent days where concrete walls will be reinforced, and earthen embankments will be strengthened as well. A drain in the area will also be redirected and […]

Athlone flood defence works to begin this morning

AthloneThe first stage of building flood defenses in Athlone gets underway this morning. Minister for the OPW Kevin boxer Moran will officially begin the launch the work at Iona Park in the town this morning, in a project that is set to cost several million euro The Athlone Flood Alleviation Scheme consists of building flood […]

Athlone cinema apologises for lack of subtitles on religious film

CinemaAn Athlone cinema has apologized to customers after a religious film shown this week contained no English subtitles. Dozens of people were left disappointed when they tried to watch ‘Mary’s Land’ this week at the IMC cinema beside the Golden Island shopping centre; only to discover that it was entirely in Spanish. The film examines the […]

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