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# athlone - Sunday 8 September, 2013

Man drowns after slipping off bridge wall in Athlone
# River Shannon
# River Shannon

Man drowns after slipping off bridge wall in Athlone

Sep 8th 2013, 7:49 PM 24,002 Views 19 Comments

The man’s body was recovered from the River Shannon.

# athlone - Wednesday 21 August, 2013

Athlone IT will continue audiology degree
# Saved
# Saved

Athlone IT will continue audiology degree

Aug 21st 2013, 3:27 PM 7,304 Views 19 Comments

The previously cancelled course, the only one of its kind, will be continued after the HSE agreed to provide 12 placements.

# athlone - Thursday 1 August, 2013

"We've wasted over €5,000 and a year of our lives."
# Hearing Loss
# Hearing Loss

"We've wasted over €5,000 and a year of our lives."

Aug 1st 2013, 2:30 PM 24,796 Views 41 Comments

Twenty-one students at Athlone IT have been put in limbo after the college cancelled their course a year in.

# athlone - Saturday 27 July, 2013

JobBridge primary teacher ad slammed as "exploitative"
# Athlone
# Athlone

JobBridge primary teacher ad slammed as "exploitative"

Jul 27th 2013, 2:26 PM 30,765 Views 184 Comments

The Department of Education has said that schools can participate in the scheme – but not use it to displace staff or fill a current vacancy.

# athlone - Saturday 8 June, 2013

Man released from custody after Hogan's car windscreen smashed
# Athlone
# Athlone

Man released from custody after Hogan's car windscreen smashed

Jun 8th 2013, 1:18 PM 8,649 Views 115 Comments

A spokesperson for the minister described the incident as “thuggery”.

# athlone - Tuesday 28 May, 2013

Six people rescued from sinking cruiser on Lough Ree
# Water Safety
# Water Safety

Six people rescued from sinking cruiser on Lough Ree

May 28th 2013, 7:13 PM 16,399 Views 35 Comments

The vessel struck an object under the waterline and was taking on water when lifeboats arrived.

# athlone - Tuesday 9 April, 2013

130 jobs to go in Alkermes' Athlone facility
# Job Losses
# Job Losses

130 jobs to go in Alkermes' Athlone facility

Apr 9th 2013, 5:21 PM 6,500 Views 26 Comments

The company said the decision was made following a reduction in demand for certain pharmaceutical products.

# athlone - Tuesday 2 April, 2013

B&Q Athlone store to remain open after negotiation on lease terms
# Athlone
# Athlone

B&Q Athlone store to remain open after negotiation on lease terms

Apr 2nd 2013, 3:23 PM 8,255 Views 23 Comments

The store currently employs 45 people and will remain open subject to a successful outcome to examinership.

# athlone - Friday 22 February, 2013

Sigerson Cup: Conor Cox points the way as UCC claim spot in decider
# Sigerson
From The42
# Sigerson

Sigerson Cup: Conor Cox points the way as UCC claim spot in decider

Feb 22nd 2013, 3:55 PM 2,703 Views 0 Comments

The Kerry player hit 0-10 as UCC proved too strong for hosts Athlone IT in this afternoon’s semi-final.

# athlone - Wednesday 30 January, 2013

HSA launches investigation in two deaths at Longford DIY store
# Longford
# Longford

HSA launches investigation in two deaths at Longford DIY store

Jan 30th 2013, 9:19 AM 4,723 Views 6 Comments

The two men were killed and four others were injured when a wall collapsed at the store.

# athlone - Tuesday 29 January, 2013

Second man dies after wall collapse in Longford DIY store
# Longford
# Longford

Second man dies after wall collapse in Longford DIY store

Jan 29th 2013, 7:50 PM 52,192 Views 54 Comments

The head of Connacht Gold said the company is cooperating fully into investigations into the cause of the fatal accident.

# athlone - Sunday 27 January, 2013

Leitrim take Connacht FBD League crown with victory over Sligo
# GAA
From The42
# GAA

Leitrim take Connacht FBD League crown with victory over Sligo

Jan 27th 2013, 3:59 PM 5,119 Views 5 Comments

It was a first FBD crown for Leitrim with a battling effort at Markievicz Park.

In pictures: Impressive new Athlone facility hosts Athletics Ireland Indoor Games
# Athletics
From The42
# Athletics

In pictures: Impressive new Athlone facility hosts Athletics Ireland Indoor Games

Jan 27th 2013, 3:35 PM 3,431 Views 5 Comments

Who wants to see Rob Heffernan’s six pack?

# athlone - Friday 25 January, 2013

Three arrested in human trafficking investigation
# Human Trafficking
# Human Trafficking

Three arrested in human trafficking investigation

Jan 25th 2013, 11:08 AM 5,830 Views 0 Comments

The arrests were part of Operation Quest, and came during planned searches in Dublin, Dundalk and Athlone.

# athlone - Tuesday 8 January, 2013

No vote taken on motion to remove Athlone's Republican art
# What Is Art?
# What Is Art?

No vote taken on motion to remove Athlone's Republican art

Jan 8th 2013, 1:50 PM 4,409 Views 27 Comments

Athlone Town Council referred a motion seeking the removal of a Hunger Striker-themed installation to gallery directors.

# athlone - Monday 7 January, 2013

IBAL Litter League 2012: Where did your town finish?
# THE Rankings
# THE Rankings

IBAL Litter League 2012: Where did your town finish?

Jan 7th 2013, 4:07 PM 18,296 Views 45 Comments

Kilkenny has been named Ireland’s most litter-free town by Irish Business Against Litter. Did your town feature highly?

Councillor wants republican artwork pulled from local exhibit
# What Is Art?
# What Is Art?

Councillor wants republican artwork pulled from local exhibit

Jan 7th 2013, 9:57 AM 6,536 Views 74 Comments

Fine Gael councillor Mark Cooney has proposed that Shane Cullen’s ‘Fragments sur les Institutions Républicaines IV’ be removed from a council-owned art gallery in Athlone.

# athlone - Friday 21 December, 2012

Two arrested in Athlone after heroin found in car search
# Drugs
# Drugs

Two arrested in Athlone after heroin found in car search

Dec 21st 2012, 4:08 PM 6,601 Views 8 Comments

A 25-year-old woman and a 29-year-old man were arrested after the heroin was discovered this morning.

# athlone - Friday 14 December, 2012

Air Ambulance Service completes over 100 missions
# Emergency
# Emergency

Air Ambulance Service completes over 100 missions

Dec 14th 2012, 6:04 PM 7,223 Views 34 Comments

Independent TD Denis Naughten said today that there is a need for the establishment of a national helicopter emergency service.

# athlone - Friday 9 November, 2012

Extract: ‘China looks forward to growth, while the West teeters on the brink’
# Read Me
# Read Me

Extract: ‘China looks forward to growth, while the West teeters on the brink’

Nov 9th 2012, 8:30 PM 22 Views 32 Comments

Martin Jacques says China’s ascendancy and impact is something that people should pay heed to.

# athlone - Tuesday 6 November, 2012

"We want to remove the stigma", says founder of new soup kitchens
# Soup Kitchen
# Soup Kitchen

"We want to remove the stigma", says founder of new soup kitchens

Nov 6th 2012, 6:30 AM 7,126 Views 18 Comments

Oliver Williams wanted to ‘give back’ after receiving help as a teenager in London – now he has opened two Twist soup kitchens in Ireland.

# athlone - Wednesday 12 September, 2012

Calls for judge to resign over 'Neanderthal' comment on Travellers
# Courts
# Courts

Calls for judge to resign over 'Neanderthal' comment on Travellers

Sep 12th 2012, 9:04 AM 18,605 Views 199 Comments

Pavee Point says it would be difficult for Travellers to have confidence that they could get a fair trial under the judge after his comments.

# athlone - Tuesday 3 July, 2012

Young Irish man dies in Mallorca
# Death
# Death

Young Irish man dies in Mallorca

Jul 3rd 2012, 9:04 AM 10,257 Views 11 Comments

Daniel Kenny, 24, died from injuries after a suspected accident in Santa Ponsa.

# athlone - Saturday 23 June, 2012

More than 500 volunteers to be honoured for their work with No Name Club
# Good Deeds
# Good Deeds

More than 500 volunteers to be honoured for their work with No Name Club

Jun 23rd 2012, 7:30 AM 3,686 Views 5 Comments

Sean Gallagher and John Lonergan will speak at a ceremony for the clubs, which have around 10,000 members around the country.

# athlone - Tuesday 5 June, 2012

HSE and Air Corps' new air ambulance makes first call
# Pilot Programme
# Pilot Programme

HSE and Air Corps' new air ambulance makes first call

Jun 5th 2012, 1:24 PM 5,220 Views 20 Comments

The Emergency Aeromedical Service is a joint project between the HSE National Ambulance Service and the Irish Air Corps.

# athlone - Friday 25 May, 2012

FAI Cup round-up: Rovers win, as Cork hit Athlone for six
# Review
From The42
# Review

FAI Cup round-up: Rovers win, as Cork hit Athlone for six

May 25th 2012, 10:51 PM 345 Views 1 Comment

Sligo Rovers also suffered a surprise 3-1 defeat against Monaghan.

# athlone - Tuesday 15 May, 2012

Video, audio: Kenny tells protester 'You could do with a day's work, I'd say'
# Protesters
# Protesters

Video, audio: Kenny tells protester 'You could do with a day's work, I'd say'

May 15th 2012, 8:22 AM 7,621 Views 143 Comments

Enda Kenny was met with anger from protesters on a visit to a shopping centre in Westmeath yesterday.

# athlone - Saturday 5 May, 2012

Here's the week's news... skewed
# Not The News
From The Daily Edge
# Not The News

Here's the week's news... skewed

May 5th 2012, 6:00 PM 4,334 Views 6 Comments

BREAKING via The Mire wire: Continuity Irish Dancers turn vicious over ringlets row; 12 million bungalows for Athlone; Michael Noonan takes Miss Ireland crown as ‘warning’…

# athlone - Tuesday 1 May, 2012

An Bord Pleanála gives go-ahead for Chinese trading hub in Athlone
# Athlone
# Athlone

An Bord Pleanála gives go-ahead for Chinese trading hub in Athlone

May 1st 2012, 11:20 AM 9,145 Views 101 Comments

Phase-one of a five stage project has been given the go-ahead with a trading hub that would span across one million square metres eventually set to be constructed.

# athlone - Thursday 23 February, 2012

Two-year-old dies after being found in water on unfinished housing estate
# Investigation
# Investigation

Two-year-old dies after being found in water on unfinished housing estate

Feb 23rd 2012, 8:42 PM 9,757 Views 19 Comments

The young child went missing around noon, before being discovered in water a short time later.

'Malicious injury to a bicycle': Archive details 19th century crime in Ireland
# Crime And Punishment
# Crime And Punishment

'Malicious injury to a bicycle': Archive details 19th century crime in Ireland

Feb 23rd 2012, 7:00 AM 3,988 Views 6 Comments

Over a million Irish Petty Session Records are now available to search online, providing a new resource for searching your family history.

# athlone - Monday 19 December, 2011

Carlingford voted best place to live in Ireland
# Quality Of Life
# Quality Of Life

Carlingford voted best place to live in Ireland

Dec 19th 2011, 1:15 PM 10,604 Views 25 Comments

Scores totted up from 6,000+ users on ratings website. Mind you, the same site spells second-placed town Schull as ‘Skull’.

# athlone - Tuesday 22 November, 2011

Appeal for witnesses to assault on woman in Athlone
# Assault
# Assault

Appeal for witnesses to assault on woman in Athlone

Nov 22nd 2011, 2:28 PM 2,312 Views 0 Comments

A woman is believed to have been assaulted by four youths in Athlone last Tuesday.

# athlone - Sunday 2 October, 2011

Cartoonist recovers pieces stolen from train in Kildare
# Good News
From The Daily Edge
# Good News

Cartoonist recovers pieces stolen from train in Kildare

Oct 2nd 2011, 6:12 PM 1,006 Views 6 Comments

Donal Casey’s cartoons were stolen from the train at Newbridge, has he travelled to prepare for an exhibition. A good Samaritan came across the stolen items and returned them.

# athlone - Thursday 29 September, 2011

Covidien workers to meet management over Athlone jobs fears
# Jobswatch
# Jobswatch

Covidien workers to meet management over Athlone jobs fears

Sep 29th 2011, 7:28 AM 1,390 Views 0 Comments

The medical devices company is to hold meetings with staff unions today, after committing to transfer some positions to Thailand.

# athlone - Wednesday 21 September, 2011

Cartoonist asks for help recovering stolen festival works
# Cartoons
# Cartoons

Cartoonist asks for help recovering stolen festival works

Sep 21st 2011, 2:22 PM 990 Views 0 Comments

Donal Casey’s original cartoons were stolen from a train while he was bringing them to Athlone ahead of a literary festival.

# athlone - Sunday 18 September, 2011

Athlone-Westport train running again after earlier cow strike
# Train
# Train

Athlone-Westport train running again after earlier cow strike

Sep 18th 2011, 12:59 PM 833 Views 14 Comments

The animal was hit by a train travelling between Athlone and Westport.

# athlone - Tuesday 19 July, 2011

Daily Fix: Tuesday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

Daily Fix: Tuesday

Jul 19th 2011, 7:44 PM 1,832 Views 0 Comments

In today’s Fix: Ireland’s first female Chief Justice is named; News International heads face questioning over alleged phone hacking; and the Rubberbandits take New York…

Take 5: Tuesday
# Take 5
# Take 5

Take 5: Tuesday

Jul 19th 2011, 4:43 PM 1,919 Views 1 Comment

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’ clock.

Garda car chase in Athlone
# Garda
# Garda

Garda car chase in Athlone

Jul 19th 2011, 2:52 PM 864 Views 0 Comments

The car crashed and one man was arrested following the chase.