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# athlone - Friday 3 July, 2015

"The violence is now at our door - it invades our town in two coffins"
# DEVASTATING
# DEVASTATING

"The violence is now at our door - it invades our town in two coffins"

Jul 3rd 2015, 12:25 PM 24,935 Views 40 Comments

The funeral mass for Larry and Martina Hayes, killed in last week’s terrorist attack in Tunisia, has taken place in Athlone.

# athlone - Thursday 11 June, 2015

Teenage boy dies after River Shannon swimming incident
# Athlone
# Athlone

Teenage boy dies after River Shannon swimming incident

Jun 11th 2015, 8:23 AM 35,489 Views 25 Comments

The 14-year-old died overnight at Temple Street hospital in Dublin.

# athlone - Thursday 16 April, 2015

Two guns have been found and a man and woman arrested - at houses in Athlone
# Firearms
# Firearms

Two guns have been found and a man and woman arrested - at houses in Athlone

Apr 16th 2015, 6:51 AM 11,198 Views 0 Comments

Two firearms were recovered in the search of two houses.

# athlone - Sunday 29 March, 2015

An Athlone company is helping solve a big problem for the world's growing population
# Dirty Water
# Dirty Water

An Athlone company is helping solve a big problem for the world's growing population

Mar 29th 2015, 4:30 PM 19,724 Views 16 Comments

Oxymem has overhauled waste-treatment processes which have barely changed in a century.

# athlone - Monday 16 February, 2015

Armed gardaí deployed, roads closed and checkpoints in place for Barney McGinley funeral
# Barney Mcginley
# Barney Mcginley

Armed gardaí deployed, roads closed and checkpoints in place for Barney McGinley funeral

Feb 16th 2015, 11:14 PM 47,608 Views 66 Comments

The 63-year-old father of nine was shot dead at a wedding last week.

# athlone - Friday 13 February, 2015

Man charged in connection with murder of Polish man found in the River Shannon
# River Shannon
# River Shannon

Man charged in connection with murder of Polish man found in the River Shannon

Feb 13th 2015, 9:31 AM 10,535 Views 0 Comments

Patryk Krupa’s body was found in the River Shannon near Athlone last June.

# athlone - Monday 12 January, 2015

Firearms seized and seven arrested over feud-related violence
# Moate
# Moate

Firearms seized and seven arrested over feud-related violence

Jan 12th 2015, 8:11 AM 12,643 Views 23 Comments

All seven people arrested are still in custody.

# athlone - Thursday 1 January, 2015

Missing teenager Daniel Kane is found
# Located
# Located

Missing teenager Daniel Kane is found

Jan 1st 2015, 9:59 AM 18,799 Views 2 Comments

Daniel was missing since 7 January.

# athlone - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

Four pups left for dead saved by jogger on Christmas Day
# Rescue
# Rescue

Four pups left for dead saved by jogger on Christmas Day

Dec 30th 2014, 2:22 PM 21,738 Views 30 Comments

Athlone SPCA says it’s now inundated with people wanting to give the pups a home.

# athlone - Saturday 13 December, 2014

Woman in her 20s killed after being hit by car
# Athlone
# Athlone

Woman in her 20s killed after being hit by car

Dec 13th 2014, 7:55 PM 21,529 Views 4 Comments

The woman was hit by a car in Glasson, near Athlone on Wednesday.

# athlone - Saturday 8 November, 2014

Missing 17-year-old Daniel Kane found safely
# Found
# Found

Missing 17-year-old Daniel Kane found safely

Nov 8th 2014, 7:56 AM 13,548 Views 2 Comments

The teen had been missing from Athlone since Thursday afternoon.

# athlone - Thursday 30 October, 2014

Good news: 130 jobs announced for Athlone and Dublin
# Jobswatch
# Jobswatch

Good news: 130 jobs announced for Athlone and Dublin

Oct 30th 2014, 7:03 AM 9,922 Views 0 Comments

Teleflex will create the jobs over three years, while Openet will create 30 jobs in Dublin.

# athlone - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

A small Irish firm is the reason why you may never be able to buy an Apple iWatch
# David V Goliath
# David V Goliath

A small Irish firm is the reason why you may never be able to buy an Apple iWatch

Oct 29th 2014, 9:02 AM 27,762 Views 46 Comments

And the company is keeping very quiet about any talks with the US tech behemoth.

# athlone - Sunday 5 October, 2014

Is the recovery finally gathering pace in the Midlands? The retailers of Athlone weigh in...
# Main St Ireland
# Main St Ireland

Is the recovery finally gathering pace in the Midlands? The retailers of Athlone weigh in...

Oct 5th 2014, 8:30 PM 20,859 Views 28 Comments

Some long-established businesses say there’s little optimism out there, but others say that things are finally beginning to look a little brighter.

# athlone - Friday 3 October, 2014

"Elaborate" cannabis growhouse uncovered in Longford bathroom
# Drugs
# Drugs

"Elaborate" cannabis growhouse uncovered in Longford bathroom

Oct 3rd 2014, 10:00 AM 15,557 Views 0 Comments

A 19-year-old man is in court this morning in connection with the drug seizure.

# athlone - Saturday 13 September, 2014

Shots fired outside Westmeath pub
# Gun Crime
# Gun Crime

Shots fired outside Westmeath pub

Sep 13th 2014, 12:19 PM 13,031 Views 5 Comments

Gardaí said no one was injured in the incident but they are appealing for witnesses.

# athlone - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

Man in critical condition after house fire in Athlone
# Westmeath
# Westmeath

Man in critical condition after house fire in Athlone

Sep 10th 2014, 8:37 AM 6,386 Views 0 Comments

The blaze broke out a house in The Batteries shortly after 9pm.

# athlone - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

Direct Provision food protest ends with hope for improved conditions
# Direct Provision
# Direct Provision

Direct Provision food protest ends with hope for improved conditions

Sep 9th 2014, 10:49 AM 6,294 Views 94 Comments

The residents had began refusing supplies from the centre last week.

# athlone - Thursday 4 September, 2014

Homeless man in Athlone escapes being tipped into bin truck
# Close Call
# Close Call

Homeless man in Athlone escapes being tipped into bin truck

Sep 4th 2014, 4:05 PM 15,321 Views 25 Comments

Staff at the waste management company had been instructed to check in every bin before emptying it and a worker spotted him asleep inside one.

# athlone - Monday 18 August, 2014

Burgers and chips have now been banned from the Community Games
# NO MORE
# NO MORE

Burgers and chips have now been banned from the Community Games

Aug 18th 2014, 10:42 AM 17,537 Views 56 Comments

Sorry about that…

# athlone - Wednesday 30 July, 2014

Athlone car park having an existential crisis
# Whoa Dude
From The Daily Edge
# Whoa Dude

Athlone car park having an existential crisis

Jul 30th 2014, 9:33 AM 4,215 Views 4 Comments

I mean, REALLY think about it.

# athlone - Monday 28 July, 2014

Detectives appeal to Polish community for help investigating Patryk Krupa murder
# River Shannon
# River Shannon

Detectives appeal to Polish community for help investigating Patryk Krupa murder

Jul 28th 2014, 7:42 PM 11,109 Views 0 Comments

One man has already appeared in court in connection with the case, and there have been a number of other arrests.

# athlone - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

Man charged in connection with disappearance of Adrian Folan
# Galway
# Galway

Man charged in connection with disappearance of Adrian Folan

Jul 8th 2014, 9:20 PM 15,558 Views 0 Comments

He will appear before a special sitting of Galway District Court this evening.

Man still being questioned over disappearance of man found in quarry
# Adrian Folan
# Adrian Folan

Man still being questioned over disappearance of man found in quarry

Jul 8th 2014, 10:46 AM 6,951 Views 0 Comments

The quarry is located near the Cliffs of Moher in Co Clare.

# athlone - Monday 7 July, 2014

Body found near Cliffs of Moher is that of missing man Adrian Folan
# Missing
# Missing

Body found near Cliffs of Moher is that of missing man Adrian Folan

Jul 7th 2014, 10:50 PM 46,466 Views 9 Comments

The Athlone resident had been missing since Thursday.

# athlone - Sunday 6 July, 2014

Gardaí concerned for welfare of missing Adrian Folan (41)
# Athlone Town
# Athlone Town

Gardaí concerned for welfare of missing Adrian Folan (41)

Jul 6th 2014, 3:31 PM 18,595 Views 10 Comments

Folan was last seen on the night of 3 July 2014 at around 11.40pm.

# athlone - Saturday 5 July, 2014

Garda car shortage meant hour delay in child 'abduction' response
# Logan Report
# Logan Report

Garda car shortage meant hour delay in child 'abduction' response

Jul 5th 2014, 7:00 AM 23,745 Views 70 Comments

It also took two hours for the incident to be assigned to a garda.

# athlone - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

"Ethnic profiling" a factor in removal of Roma children, report finds
# Taken
# Taken

"Ethnic profiling" a factor in removal of Roma children, report finds

Jul 1st 2014, 11:15 PM 13,112 Views 0 Comments

The Taoiseach, Minister for Justice and the interim Garda Commissioner have all apologised for what happened in the cases in Athlone and Tallaght.

Timeline: Here's what happened to the Roma Child A in Athlone
# Roma Children
# Roma Children

Timeline: Here's what happened to the Roma Child A in Athlone

Jul 1st 2014, 8:15 PM 9,891 Views 8 Comments

After being taken in foster care, the child was heard screaming for his parents at 4am.

Taoiseach accused of 'insulting' morbidly obese people
# St Vincent's
# St Vincent's

Taoiseach accused of 'insulting' morbidly obese people

Jul 1st 2014, 4:08 PM 18,210 Views 109 Comments

Kenny faced questions from the opposition benches over a decision to suspend gastric band operations at a hospital.

Family still don't know where Roma boy (2) was kept overnight by HSE
# Apology
# Apology

Family still don't know where Roma boy (2) was kept overnight by HSE

Jul 1st 2014, 9:06 AM 9,626 Views 66 Comments

The family of the young boy are suing the State for breach of constitutional rights.

# athlone - Monday 23 June, 2014

Man released over death of Polish man found in the Shannon
# Athlone
# Athlone

Man released over death of Polish man found in the Shannon

Jun 23rd 2014, 7:45 AM 6,393 Views 0 Comments

The man in his 20s was freed last night and a file is being sent to the DPP.

# athlone - Sunday 22 June, 2014

Man charged with assault of Polish man whose body was found in River Shannon
# Athlone
# Athlone

Man charged with assault of Polish man whose body was found in River Shannon

Jun 22nd 2014, 8:28 PM 25,743 Views 0 Comments

A man in his 20s remains in custody at Athlone Garda Station while two men detained in Mullingar were released without charge overnight.

# athlone - Saturday 21 June, 2014

Three men still in custody in relation to body recovered from River Shannon
# Athlone
# Athlone

Three men still in custody in relation to body recovered from River Shannon

Jun 21st 2014, 8:45 PM 25,151 Views 13 Comments

The body was recovered near the Athlone bypass bridge along the M6 Dublin to Galway road.

# athlone - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

Three companies have announced a combined 480 new jobs across the country
# Jobswatch
# Jobswatch

Three companies have announced a combined 480 new jobs across the country

May 27th 2014, 1:30 PM 18,530 Views 46 Comments

The jobs are being created by Ericsson, SAP and Wipro.

# athlone - Sunday 18 May, 2014

What matters to the voters of Longford-Westmeath?
# On The Ground
# On The Ground

What matters to the voters of Longford-Westmeath?

May 18th 2014, 11:00 AM 9,218 Views 36 Comments

These constituents will not only be choosing politicians to represent them in the council and the European Parliament but also a new TD to speak for them in the Dáil.

# athlone - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

Fianna Fáil is running Mary O'Rourke's son in the Longford-Westmeath by-election
# Aengus O'Rourke
# Aengus O'Rourke

Fianna Fáil is running Mary O'Rourke's son in the Longford-Westmeath by-election

Apr 30th 2014, 10:30 AM 9,220 Views 78 Comments

Aengus O’Rourke will run for the party in the by-election caused by the death of Fine Gael TD Nicky McFadden.

# athlone - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

Roma child cases: Emily Logan's handed her report in to Alan Shatter
# Children's Ombudsman
# Children's Ombudsman

Roma child cases: Emily Logan's handed her report in to Alan Shatter

Apr 2nd 2014, 11:17 PM 14,348 Views 56 Comments

The removal of the two children from their families in Dublin and Athlone last October led to strong criticism of the HSE and Gardaí.

# athlone - Monday 24 March, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Monday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Monday

Mar 24th 2014, 11:14 PM 20,858 Views 6 Comments

Everone’s been talking about the dramatic MH370 developments, the Athlone child rapist’s appeal against his sentence… and Enda Kenny’s refusal to talk to the media.

Child abuse support group oppose any sentence reduction for Athlone child rapist
# Appeal
# Appeal

Child abuse support group oppose any sentence reduction for Athlone child rapist

Mar 24th 2014, 7:28 PM 12,276 Views 0 Comments

The man was convicted of raping two young girls who were attending a birthday party last September.