Candidates declared as local election polling date imminently approaches

Thu, May 23, 2024

Nine seats, 18 candidates. The date for nominations now past, local election aspirants can look forward to polling day on Friday, June 7, as constituents within the Athlone-Moate Municial District cast their votes choosing the elected representatives they deem best suited to represent the electoral area for the next five year term.

Polling centres within the Athlone-Moate Muncipal District will open at 7am on June 7, constituents casting their respective votes to choose five councillors in the Athlone electoral, while four councillors will be elected to represent the Moate electoral area.

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TUS honoured by EU Commission for work to advance gender equality

Thu, May 23, 2024

Technological University of the Shannon (TUS) has been awarded the title EU Newcomer Gender Equality Champion for 2024 in recognition of its work to advance gender equality in education and research.

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Drum/Clonown chess players represent parish at National Community Games

Thu, May 23, 2024

The parish of Drum/Clonown will be proudly represented in the City North Hotel Dublin on Sunday when the Under 13 chess team competes for honours at the national community games.

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Amazon Web Services first business to join sustainable Bord na Móna Eco Energy Park

Thu, May 23, 2024

Bord na Móna has announced a strategic collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS) that will see AWS become the first business to join the Bord na Móna Eco Energy Park in the Midlands, subject to regulatory and planning consent.

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Make a difference and support South Westmeath Hospice by donating on Sunflower Day in June

Thu, May 23, 2024

Together for Hospice, the National Hospice Movement, has confirmed that Hospice Sunflower Days is returning for its 34th year with 22 hospices throughout the country, one of which is South Westmeath Hospice, taking part in the on-street collection on Friday, June 7 and Saturday, June 8.

This year’s campaign was launched by Hospice Sunflower Days Ambassador, Miriam O’Callaghan.

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Award winning Moate CS Junk Kouture students showcase fashion creation in New York

Thu, May 23, 2024

A journey to the ‘Big Apple’ was most certainly an occasion to remember for Moate Community School students, Meabh O Shea, Evie Nugent, Eva Donlon, whose global award winning Junk Kouture fashion creation #TagMe received an invitation to participate in the International Women’s Forum which celebrated 50 years of women changing the world.

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Battery Heights residents demonstrate outstanding community spirit - O’Rourke

Thu, May 23, 2024

The outstanding community spirit of Battery Heights’ residents has this week been lauded by Cllr Aengus O’Rourke.

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Longford Westmeath Fine Gael selection convention chooses general election candidates to contest polls

Thu, May 23, 2024

The Radisson Hotel Athlone was the location for the recent hosting of the Fine Gael Longford-Westmeath general election selection convention, during which Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Deputy Peter Burke and Senator Micheál Carrigy were chosen as the political party’s constituent candidates.

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Westmeath Para Sports club members counting down 100 days to Paralympics

Thu, May 23, 2024

This week, Irish Wheelchair Association Sport (IWA-Sport) and their clubs, including the Shannonside Stealers, begin the 100-day countdown to the Paralympic Games 2024.

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Ongoing Athlone relief road noise pollution levels remain major concern for residents along route

Thu, May 23, 2024

Athlone-Moate Municipal District elected representatives will issue correspondence to the Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Deputy Jack Chambers, to ascertain which Government Department holds funding responsibility to ensure the reduction of noise levels on the Athlone relief road.

This ongoing concern was raised by Cllr Frankie Keena during the most recent sitting of the Municipal District, his motion noting that increasing traffic noise levels are now becoming “unbearable” to residents living in close proximity to the route.

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Athlone based DPD triumphs at the Business & Finance ESG Awards 2024

Thu, May 23, 2024

Athlone based DPD was recognised for its business prowess at the recently hosted Business & Finance ESG Awards, the parcel delivery company successful in the Green Logistics Excellence award category during an event in the Mansion House Dublin.

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Enthusiastic participants grace inaugural hosting of Athlone Regional Sports Centre parkrun

Thu, May 23, 2024

A total of 115 enthusiastic participants graced the inaugural hosting of the relocated parkrun at Athlone Regional Sports Centre recently.

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