Westmeath Independent | News Headlines http://www.westmeathindependent.ie/news/ Latest from the online edition en-gb Wed, 30 Jul 2014 23:14:55 +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/ New RNLI lifeboat put into service on first day Lough Ree RNLI’s new lifeboat was put into service on its very first day.
Arriving by low-loader on Tuesday morning last just after 10.40am, the Eric Rowse B772, which replaces the retiring Dorothy Mary B728 vessel on the lake waters, had to respond to a call-out just two hours after arrival.

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Further clampdown and increased penalties for road traffic offences Increased penalty points for speeding and mobile phone offences and new category of novice driver

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In this week's Westmeath Independent This week's edition of the Westmeath Independent is now on the shelves and is packed with the best local news, features, photos and sports coverage. Our stories include:

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Garda appeal after van stolen from local hospital Gardai in Athlone are looking for the public’s assistance after a maintenance van was stolen from St Vincent’s Hospital, Athlone over the weekend.

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Why we must fight for Custume Barracks and its Brigade status 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 first 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 implications of the Army downgrade for Athlone and its surrounds:

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Witness appeal launched in Patryk Krupa murder probe Gardai seek witnesses to activity of black BMW car

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ESB opts not to sell Shannonbridge power station Lanesboro also to be retained in ESB ownership

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Former Athlone Mayor Austin Berry dies, aged 83 Austin Berry, a former Mayor of Athlone and hugely respected member of the local community, died earlier today (Monday) at the age of 83.

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Former Athlone Mayor Austin Berry dies, aged 83 Austin Berry, a former Mayor of Athlone and hugely respected member of the local community, died earlier today (Monday) at the age of 83.

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Gardai seek public help in finding missing Westmeath man 50-year-old missing since Friday, July 18

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That's one El' of a Baby! Dublin Zoo is celebrating the arrival of a new Asian elephant. The calf, which is yet to be named, was born to mother Yasmin at 7.22am on Thursday, after a 22 month gestation period. The healthy bull is an estimated 1.2metres tall and weighs approximately 80kg – equivalent to the weight of an adult human.

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Ivan Connaughton gets FF by-election nod Athlone area councillor to seek Dail seat

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In this week's Westmeath Independent Another packed edition on sale now

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Bressie launches Community Games finals at Athlone Castle Athlone to host finals in August

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Join Ray for 5k in Athlone! The hugely successful 5k run challenge started by Today FM presenter Ray D’Arcy is coming to Athlone!

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Rosemount, Christmas Carols and Tom Jones? ‘It’s not unusual’ to sing carols at the height of summer.

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Athlone soldiers set for National Memorial parade SOLDIERS from Athlone’s Custume Barracks will play a part when a Ceremonial Military Guard parades at the site of the National Memorial to Members of the Defence Forces who died in the Service of the State, at Merrion Square Park, Dublin, during July and August.

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Renewed appeal for information on missing Christopher Harney Last contact was Sunday night/Monday morning

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Attempted armed robbery at Athlone business Gardai investigating incident on Thursday

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Gardai seeking missing Athlone man 22-year-old Christopher Harney not seen since Monday morning

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FF councillor John Keogh rules out Ros bye-election bid Fianna Fáil councillor John Keogh, who represents the Athlone Electoral Area on Roscommon County Council, has confirmed that he will not contest the upcoming Fianna Fáil bye-election convention for the Roscommon-South Leitrim Constituency.

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Civil marriages may be solemnised outdoors COUPLES will now be able to wed in outdoor areas open to the public, the Department of Social Protection has confirmed.

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

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Local eaterie to feature on today’s Mooney Show Local eaterie Savoury Fare is set to feature on today’s edition of the popular Mooney Show on Radio 1.

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Athlone butchers praised by local youth project Athlone butchers have been praised by the Gateway Youth Project for their support of a recent American-themed July 4 bbq and games event.

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