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Juvenile due in court in Longford after Athlone shooting

17A juvenile is due to appear at Longford court this morning in relation to a shooting incident in Athlone town at the weekend, and another remains in custody for questioning. A man sustained injuries to his leg in the incident and was brought to Tullamore hospital for treatment. A teenager was arrested on Saturday in […]

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 […]

Local TD says gardai will be able to resolve community CCTV concerns

cctvLongford/Westmeath Deputy Willie Penrose says he hopes the gardai will be able to resolve any concerns over privacy and the use of community CCTV. The Labour Deputy was commenting today on concerns expressed by the Data Protection Commissioner in relation to some schemes which have been introduced around the country. Deputy Penrose says he believes […]

Council suggests Moyvore whiskey storage facility be located in large town

distilleryWestmeath County Council has asked the developer of the multimillion-euro distillery planned for Moyvore to consider developing the project in one of its main towns. It was due to make a decision on the application by yesterday, but that has been delayed because of the local authority’s concerns. Vault Storage plans to develop a €138-million […]

ATM stolen in dramatic burglary near Athlone

The ATM, weighing 650 kgs, was stolen from Spollen's service station at Glasson at the weekend (Photo: Google Maps)Gardaí are investigating the theft of an ATM during a burglary in Glasson, near Athlone. In the early hours of Saturday morning, it’s believed two or three men broke into Spollen’s service station by forcing their way in through the roof. Gardaí say that after spending considering time at the business, they escaped with the […]

Kevin Connolly

obits_image_10Kevin Connolly 52 Sarsfield Square, Athlone. Friday November 10th peacefully. Sadly missed by his wife Teresa, son Philip, daughters Eilish, Michelle and Mandy, sisters, relatives and friends. Reposing at Flynn’s Funeral Home, The Strand, Athlone on (Sun) evening from half past five with Removal at half past seven to the Church of Our Lady Queen […]

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