Westmeath Independent | News | Roundup Headlines http://www.westmeathindependent.ie/news/roundup/ Latest from the online edition en-gb Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:54:57 +0000 Copyright (C) 2014 Celtic Media Group http://data.celticmediagroup.com/feeds/ 79 Westmeath Independent | News | Roundup Headlines http://data.celticmediagroup.com/furniture/wmi_logo_500x75.png http://www.westmeathindependent.ie/news/roundup/ Tributes paid after death of former Taoiseach Albert Reynolds Locals TDs have paid tribute this morning (Thursday) to former Taoiseach Albert Reynolds who has died at the age of 81.

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Two arrested after Beechpark crime spree Two juveniles were arrested yesterday in relation to a crime spree in the Beechpark area over the weekend.

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In this week's Westmeath Independent This week’s Westmeath Independent is now on the shelves and features the best local news, sport, and photography coverage. Here’s an outline of some of the stories covered this week:

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Rose with local roots teaches Daithi ice hockey! The International Rose of Tralee Festival swung into action last night as the spotlight shone on the first group of Roses at the Dome.

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This could be you - major skydiving event set for the midlands Ever fancy jumping out of the sky? Now here's your chance midlanders!!

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Glamorous Rose of Tralee bandwagon to arrive in Athlone today Your chance to meet and greet this year's Rose of Tralee contestants...

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In this week's Westmeath Independent This week’s Westmeath Independent is now on the shelves and features the best local news, sport, and photography coverage. Here’s a flavour of some of the stories covered this week:

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BREAKING: Liam Murray found safe Missing person's appeal cancelled

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Independents weigh up Roscommon by-election bids Three Independents in Roscommon have said they are considering possible bids for the Dáil seat vacated by Luke 'Ming’ Flanagan.

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FAI pays respects to the late Breffni Rowan The Football Association of Ireland has passed on its condolences to the family and friends of long serving volunteer Breffni Rowan, who passed away after illness this week.

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ICSA says €5 steak 'fixation' is an indictment of beef industry The president of a farming lobby group has challenged what it called a "fixation" with the €5 steak evident in multinational supermarket pricing.

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Henshaw models new Connaught shirt for 2014/15 Connaught rugby star and Athlone native Robbie Henshaw is shown modelling the province's new home jersey which was launched this week.

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Athlone woman in with chance to win €250,000 An Athlone woman is in with the chance of winning a whopping quarter of a million euro - after being chosen to play the National Lottery Money Spinner game this weekend.

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Sadness at death of Athlone 'legend' Breffni Rowan Breffni Rowan, a hugely respected figure known for his involvement in underage soccer and local politics in Athlone, has died.

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Why we need our Defence Forces Brig Gen Ger Aherne was the General Officer Commanding the Athlone-based 4th Western Brigade – then one of three brigades in the country’s Defence Forces - when it was disestablished in November 2012. In this second instalment of a two-part opinion column in the Westmeath Independent, Brig Gen (Retd) Aherne, a Kiltoom resident who retired earlier this year, outlines the importance of the Defence Forces and exposes Government 'spin' on the personnel numbers at Custume Barracks.

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Wednesday is Westmeath Independent day! This week’s packed Westmeath Independent is on the shelves today! Here’s a flavour of some of the stories covered this week.

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Local author’s second novel draws plaudits Ballinasloe-based author Nuala Ní Chonchúir’s second novel The Closet of Savage Mementos has recently been published by Dublin literary publisher New Island to favourable reviews

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IFA calls on families to redouble efforts to improve farm safety IFA President Eddie Downey has again appealed to farm families to make safety a top priority on their farms and to think safety and farm safely at all times.
Tragically, 17 lives have been lost to farm accidents so far this year, which is more than all of 2013. Just yesterday, a five-year-old boy tragically died in nearby Ferbane in a harvester accident.

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Search for missing Longford man ends in tragedy Body discovered by farmer in County Roscommon.

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Check out the What's on guide! FRIDAY, AUGUST 1


BOAT RALLY
The Shannon Boat Rally, from Athlone to Ballinasloe, begins. This year’s event starts with a Meet and Greet in Lough Ree Yacht Club. Finger food provided and participants can collect their Rally Pack. The Rally continues until August 3.

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Local TD urges public to have a staycation this summer Have a staycation and support Irish jobs - that’s the message from Westmeath TD, Willie Penrose, who is urging people on the cusp of the busy August Bank Holiday weekend to stay at home for holidays this year.

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QPR announce strong first-team squad for Athlone visit Rio Ferdinand, Joey Barton, Richard Dunne and Steven Caulker among visiting party

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More traffic disruption forecast as busy junction closes The Athlone area looks set to experience yet more traffic disruption in the coming week, with the news that a busy town centre junction will be shut to traffic.

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Diesel tanks stolen in Summerhill Clonark gardai are investigating the theft of two large diesel tanks from the Summerhill area of Athlone last week.
It’s the latest fuel theft to hit the area following similar incidents locally over the last year, particularly during winter time.

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New inflatable water park serves up an afternoon of fun! One of my favourite films would fall into the extremely cheesy category. Strictly Ballroom, a 1990s Aussie comedy set in the glittery and over-the-top world of competitive ballroom dancing, never fails to put a smile on my face.

For many it introduced them to the talents of director Baz Luhrmann for the first time, while for others it took us in a pre-Strictly Come Dancing era inside the madcap world of competitive ballroom dancing as we eagerly followed ugly duckling Fran and her quest to dance at the Pan-Pacific Grand Prix with the dashing dance rebel Scott.

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