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Hearing on new Athlone bridge ends prematurely

An Bord Pleanála's oral hearing was held in the Prince of Wales Hotel in Athlone yesterday (Photo: Google Maps)A planning hearing into a proposed bridge across the river Shannon in Athlone has ended after just half a day. The Bord Pleanála oral hearing into the pedestrian and cycleway bridge between the Radisson Blu Hotel and the Luan Gallery had been expected to last two days. But The Irish Times reports that the Department […]

Opposition to Athlone bid for city status

athlone-civic-office-anPlans to have Athlone town given city status under the new National Planning Framework are being met with some opposition this week. It’s understood that Mullingar and Tullamore Chambers of Commerce are arguing that the original gateway status suggested under the former National Spatial Strategy is still the best option for developing the region. The […]

Minor accidents on roads due to heavy rain

Gardai say a number of minor accidents have taken place on roads in the region this morning.
No injuries have been reported but gardai are warning motorists to reduce their speed to cope with the heavy rain and surface water.
Two minor accidents were r…

Irish Water’s Athlone sewer upgrade to cost €30million

SewerageIrish Water says it hopes the upgrades it intends to carry out on the Athlone sewer network will help to minimise problems with sewerage in any future flooding incidents. The company is lodging planning this week for a proposed €30 million euro upgrade of the town’s sewer network. It says the fact that the town […]

Athlone couple launch High Court bid to regain place on housing list

HousingAn unemployed couple from Athlone have launched a High Court challenge over being removed from a housing list because their income from social protection payments increased following the birth of their eighth child. Winnifred and Joseph Ward have brought proceedings against Westmeath Co Council after it deemed them ineligible for social housing and removed them […]

Athlones Kate Derwin part of European Pony Championship winning team in Hungary

hungaryAn incredible performance from the GAIN Irish Pony (U16) Show Jumping team has seen them crowned the new European Champions tonight (Friday), after they claimed the Gold Medal in dramatic fashion at the FEI European Pony Championships at Kaposvár in Hungary. Gary Marshall’s team of Wexford’s Harry Allen (Cassandra van het Roelhof), Cork’s Abbie Sweetnam […]

HSE audit critical of Athlone intellectual disability facility

hse-2017An internal HSE audit has made more than 50 negative findings about a service for people with intellectual disabilities in Athlone. A previously unpublished audit, released to Shannonside FM, found problems with the operation of a company credit-card at St Hilda’s Services, among a range of concerns. St Hilda’s Services in Athlone provides services to […]

Man and woman due in court after theft of cash from Athlone church

garda-car-june-2017-kmcgA man and a woman will appear before the courts today charged with the theft of a bag containing a substantial amount of cash at a church in Athlone. The theft took place while a large group of foreign students were attending a mass at St. Mary’s Church yesterday afternoon. Gardaí say the leader of […]

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