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Thursday 8 June 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# Athlone

Last month
May 2023
# Co Westmeath
Garda investigating criminal damage after fire at Athlone building site
Two excavators and a small digger were significantly damaged.
# Westmeath
Witness appeal after motorcyclist (20s) died in early morning collision yesterday
The incident happened at around 2.20am in the Kilmartins roundabout area on the Dublin Road in Athlone.
# Courts
Former League of Ireland player wins €505k damages after being assaulted by Gardai
Counsel for the Garda Commissioner, the Minister for Justice and the State fully denied claims that the Gardai had assaulted and falsely imprisoned Michael Sheehan.
This year
# agsi
Garda sergeants and inspectors to hold 'day of action' next week over rosters dispute
Both the AGSI and the GRA had voted against accepting new working time arrangements for gardaí.
# Drugs
Revenue seize MDMA tablets worth over €300,000 in Athlone
A parcel of MDMA weighing 5 kg was found with an address in Kildare written on it.
Last year
# leaking tents
'Inhuman and degrading': Concerns over tented accommodation for asylum seekers in Athlone
A refugee and asylum seekers support organisation working in the area describe the situation as ‘quite critical’.
The Department of Equality and Integration confirmed 146 people are accommodated in tents at the site.
New Horizon, a local refugee and asylum seekers support organisation, describe the conditions as 'inhuman and degrading'.
Its chair told The Journal: 'You cannot have people in tents at the beginning of December in Ireland.'
# Fine Gael Ard Fheis
FG members to vote on inheritance tax, weapons for Ukraine and setting up in Northern Ireland
Leo Varadkar’s address to the party will be televised live on RTE One tomorrow evening.
# laurie ryan
Athlone's fairytale story, a remarkable soccer return and an unfortunate Gaelic football clash
Laurie Ryan captains Athlone Town in today’s Women’s FAI Cup final.
# Court
Accused in Athlone stag party assault death case is refused bail
Paul ‘Babs’ Connolly was injured in an incident on Saturday night while attending a stag party.
# Athlone
Two men charged with violent disorder and assault after death of man in Athlone
The two men appeared at Mullingar District Court on Sunday evening.
# Fatal Assault
Two men arrested after man in his 40s dies following assault in Athlone
The incident occurred this morning at Church Street, Athlone.
# Seizure
Drugs worth €450,000 were 'destined for addresses around Ireland', says Revenue
The drugs were seized this week.
# Athlone
Revenue seizes ecstasy pills worth €93,000 in parcels labelled as 'children's toys'
Alcohol was seized in Co Wexford worth an estimated €55,000 yesterday.
All time
# climate action
‘A cold lesson for farmers’: Panelists say agriculture must lower emissions but sector needs support
The Journal hosted a panel in Athlone this evening to discuss COP26 and Ireland’s role in climate action.
# Westmeath
Gardaí appeal for witnesses to serious assault on woman in Athlone
The assault occurred between 12am and 12:30am on Saturday beside Athlone Castle near the River Shannon.
# the town
Paul Doolin named new Athlone Town manager
The former Drogheda United and Cork City boss agreed a deal late last night.
# Buccaneer
Henshaw the pride of Athlone as he readies himself for Boks backlash
The 28-year-old was cheered on by a big crowd back home last weekend.
# Buccaneer
'If you told me a year ago I'd be playing against Ireland, I'd have said you were lying'
23-year-old Athlone man Luke Carty made his debut for the US last weekend.
# covid cluster
HSE says Athlone outbreak is 'probably' Delta variant as Tánaiste says there is reason for 'concern', but not panic
Leo Varadkar said the country is “still on track to ease restrictions further” on 5 July.
# investigations
HSE investigates suspected Delta variant outbreaks in Athlone
The cases have not yet been officially confirmed by Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS).
# Missing Person
Teenager missing from Roscommon found safe and well
The 15-year-old girl had been missing from her home in Athlone.
# Seizure
Gardaí seize €160,000 in cash after stopping car in Athlone
A 21-year-old man was arrested at the scene.
# cork and westmeath
Three people arrested as gardaí seize cash and cannabis during searches of car and house
Two of the three people arrested have since been released.
# Drugs
Woman (30s) arrested after €48,000 worth of cannabis seized in Longford
The seizure was made after a search was carried out in Glebe this morning.
# drugs seized
Nearly €40,000 worth of drugs discovered in packages labelled as clothing items in Athlone
The drugs were seized by Revenue officers earlier today.
# Magic of the Cup
15 goals across two games as Shelbourne and Athlone progress to FAI Cup last eight
Shels beat John Caulfield’s Galway United, and Athlone produced a stunning comeback against Wexford.
# Back To School
'For the love of God': Anger as shed to be used as Covid-19 isolation room at Athlone school
The school’s principal said the situation is “not ideal”.
# Deportation
'These orders have us heartbroken': Protest planned against deportation of Athlone students
The couple live in a direct provision centre in Athlone.
# Interview
‘There was a lot of stuff that hit Kilkenny at once... It was sad to see them go’
Bronagh Kane on seeing her team removed from the Women’s National League and a new start with Athlone.
# Athlone
Man (20s) arrested after gardaí seize €122k worth of cannabis from growhouse
Gardaí said they seized 153 cannabis plants.
# Athlone
Government urged to do more on flooding impact as Varadkar visits stricken areas
The Irish Farmers Association said the Taoiseach’s visit had an element of “trying to close the stable door after the horse had bolted”.
# Athlone
14-year-old missing from Athlone found safe and well
Ronan Quinn has been located.
# Athlone
Woman due in court after gardaí seize €75k worth of cannabis in Westmeath
A 34-year-old woman was arrested.
# Garda Whistleblower
Disclosures tribunal: 'Appalling' idea to hold investigating interviews in station both whistleblower and accused garda worked
The Disclosures Tribunal is in its fifth week of hearing evidence into the treatment of garda Nicholas Keogh.
# mullingar court
Men told to desist from posting social media videos in Mullingar court appearance
Judge Flann Brennan granted free legal aid to all three accused.
# Mullingar
Men to appear in court over social media threats to kill
It’s believed the arrests are connected to a machete attack carried out last weekend.
# Athlone
Fermanagh machete attack: Gardaí make three arrests over social media 'threats to kill'
This morning, gardaí conducted a number of planned searches in the Athlone area.
# Newcomers
The Women's National League will welcome a new team for the 2020 season
Athlone Town AFC will bring the total number of clubs to nine.
# Pride of Athlone
Connacht man Carty's rise brings him a World Cup start for Ireland
The 27-year-old Athlone man gets his chance to shine against Japan on Saturday.
# Statue
How a Shannon-side sculpture sparked a culture war in Athlone
A proposed sculpture has fueled a debate about cultural misappropriation in Athlone.