Westmeath Independent | News Headlines http://www.westmeathindependent.ie/news/ Latest from the online edition en-gb Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:38:42 +0000 Copyright (C) 2014 Celtic Media Group http://data.celticmediagroup.com/feeds/ 79 Westmeath Independent | News Headlines http://data.celticmediagroup.com/furniture/wmi_logo_500x75.png http://www.westmeathindependent.ie/news/ Phonewatch jobs boost for Athlone PhoneWatch, the market leader in monitored home security solutions, has announced plans today to create 230 new jobs in ten new locations around Ireland, including Athlone.

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Receiver appointed to St Francis Private Hospital in Mullingar Hospital to continue to operate under new management

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Athlone lotto winner picks up his cheque An Athlone man arrived in National Lottery offices today (Tuesday) to collect a cheque for a whopping €350,000

 

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Jay Boland to sing Bruno Mars hit in 'Voice of Ireland' semi final 'Treasure' by American pop star Bruno Mars is the song which will be performed by Athlone's Jay Boland in the semi finals of The Voice of Ireland on RTÉ One this weekend. 

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New Garrycastle Bridge opens today Athlone’s new €3.6m Garrycastle Bridge has opened to traffic today.

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Bressie and Tinchy Stryder to perform at teen concert in Kilbeggan There's an impressive line-up in place for a Teen Aware concert - strictly for the 12 to 19 age group - which takes place in Kilbeggan tomorrow (Friday). 

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Good Friday doesn’t have to be dry Friday - Higgins Labour European election candidate in the Midlands-Northwest, Lorraine Higgins, has called for a rethink of national laws which ban the complete selling of alcohol on Good Friday.

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Athlone solicitor appointed a District Court Judge Athlone native Gráinne O’Neill has been appointed a District Court Judge.
At its meeting yesterday, the Government nominated solicitors Marian O’Leary and Gráinne O’Neill for appointment by the President to the District Court.

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Check out this week’s Westmeath Independent Our bumper 96-page paper is jammers this week with all of the best news, sport, lifestyle and top-class photos from local events across the region.

Some of this week’s top stories include:

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Remember ‘the morning after’ if driving over Easter – Drinkaware.ie THERE were 124 drink driving arrests during Easter 2013 and as thousands prepare to travel on Irish roads over this Easter bank holiday weekend, drinkaware.ie is encouraging people, if socialising with alcohol, to remember the morning after.

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Run4Life with the Irish Cancer Society launched in Westmeath Operation Transformation’s Fitness Expert, Karl Henry has officially launched the Irish Cancer Society’s marathon and running programme Run4Life in Westmeath this week.

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VIDEO: Athlone's Jay Boland earns a place in the 'Voice' semis Athlone singing star Jay Boland has earned a place in the semi finals of RTE One talent contest 'The Voice of Ireland'.

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Midlands energy export project will not go ahead The export of green energy from the Irish midlands to the UK will not now take place by 2020. 

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The late Colm Murray to be honoured at Punchestown Festival MOATE native and respected racing pundit, the late Colm Murray, will be honoured during the upcoming National Hunt card at the Punchestown Festival.

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Upgrade of Killeglan Springs begins Work has begun to upgrade the water treatment plant at Killeglan Springs, which when complete, will enable the lifting of the boil water notice in South Roscommon.

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What's the first thing you look for in a hotel? Survey finds that complimentary breakfast is a real winner with hotel guests

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What do Choctaw Indians, the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire and Abraham Lincoln have in common? Minister launches new project to commemorate the Great Irish Famine

 

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In this week's Westmeath Independent Check out our bumper 112-page edition out now

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Athlone IT "institution" Scribes closes down The well-known student bar at Athlone IT - Scribes - closed its doors on Friday last. 

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BREAKING: Body of missing angler recovered from Lough Ree Late Daryl Burke found on 17th day of search

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Assistance Dog scheme for autistic children forced to close its waiting list Today (Wednesday, April 2) is World Autism Day. The Irish Guide Dogs association announced that it has had to close its waiting list for its Assistance Dog Programme due to the massive level of demand for this service. 

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In this week's Westmeath Independent This week’s edition is now on the shelves and is packed with 96 pages of the best local news and sports coverage.

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LATEST: Lough Ree search now in its 13th day The search on Lough Ree for missing Portadown angler Daryl Burke is now in its 13th day.

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LATEST: Boat debris discovered this evening Debris of the boat which capsized near Hodson Bay eleven days ago has been discovered this evening, it’s been confirmed.

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Search area shifts in Lough Ree Over a week on from the Lough Ree boating tragedy, and the focus of the search for 30-year-old Daryl Burke has shifted.

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