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Sunday 26 March 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# Athlone

All time
# unrest
Airtricity League condemn Athlone Town's late withdrawal from First Division fixture
Hosts Waterford United confirmed the game would not go ahead just two hours before kick-off.
# sliding into lough ree
The world's largest inflatable water slide is on a lake in Athlone right now
# keogh and harrison
Their stories aren't new, but you're about to hear a lot more about these OTHER garda whistleblowers
The stories of gardaí Nicky Keogh and Keith Harrison are starting to get a lot more attention.
# Westmeath
Woman missing from Athlone found
Lisa Monaghan Shanley was last seen yesterday.
# losing the rag
11 tweets and Instagrams that sum up the madness of Rag Week
When the students of this country lose their entire minds.
# Making A Splash
Live RTÉ report about flooding interrupted by water protesters
“We’re going to leave it there, some shenanigans going on behind you there.”
# Courts
'The darkest of cases': Man who raped two children in Athlone has his appeal dismissed
The 32-year-old man had appealed against the life sentence which was handed down last year.
The UK has sorted the flooding and insurance debacle, so why can't we?
Jason O’Sullivan says government needs to re-evaluate the flood insurance protection in Ireland.
# Jobswatch
Looking for a job in Galway or Westmeath? You may be in luck...
The jobs are being created by Irish courier company DPD and a German medical devices company.
# Courts
The curious tale of the Westmeath family and Queen Victoria's salad bowl
After Ms Carroll returned to Ireland, the bowl was regularly used for salads at her home.
# rising waters
Athlone residents battle floods as raw sewage erupts onto streets
Locals residents have been working non-stop to prepare for more flooding
# Floody Hell
An Irish Water water treatment plant is underwater
More rain is expected tonight.
# power of nature
Watch: Aerial videos show the devastation wrought by Storm Desmond
Areas of Galway and Westmeath look like a giant lake…
# Courts
Man who raped two young girls in Athlone moves to appeal 'excessive' life sentence
The 32-year-old man is looking to appeal his sentence, arguing that he co-operated fully with the investigation.
# Marie Greene
Court hears how sex worker killed by ex-soldier was a 'loving carer' to her mother
Jimmy Devaney is set to be sentenced in two week’s time.
# Competition
OUR BIRTHDAY GIVEAWAY: Win a stay for two at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Athlone is five years old this month so we’re giving readers the chance to win some great prizes.
# to the country
The Late Late is venturing out of Dublin 4 to find future Toy Show stars
The programme will be holding auditions around the country ahead of the Late Late Toy Show.
# Politics baby!
Why this man is going to be motivating politicians today
Eamon Dunphy will be addressing a meeting of the Independent Alliance in Athlone today.
# Athlone
Sailors were warned about weather before Lough Ree drowning tragedy
Details of the report into the tragic accident have been released.
# Athlone
Three teens arrested after two elderly men hospitalised in separate attacks
One man was a taxi driver, the other was a shop keeper.
"The violence is now at our door - it invades our town in two coffins"
The funeral mass for Larry and Martina Hayes, killed in last week’s terrorist attack in Tunisia, has taken place in Athlone.
# Athlone
Teenage boy dies after River Shannon swimming incident
The 14-year-old died overnight at Temple Street hospital in Dublin.
# Firearms
Two guns have been found and a man and woman arrested - at houses in Athlone
Two firearms were recovered in the search of two houses.
# Dirty water
An Athlone company is helping solve a big problem for the world's growing population
Oxymem has overhauled waste-treatment processes which have barely changed in a century.
# barney mcginley
Armed gardaí deployed, roads closed and checkpoints in place for Barney McGinley funeral
The 63-year-old father of nine was shot dead at a wedding last week.
# River Shannon
Man charged in connection with murder of Polish man found in the River Shannon
Patryk Krupa’s body was found in the River Shannon near Athlone last June.
# Moate
Firearms seized and seven arrested over feud-related violence
All seven people arrested are still in custody.
# Located
Missing teenager Daniel Kane is found
Daniel was missing since 7 January.
# Rescue
Four pups left for dead saved by jogger on Christmas Day
Athlone SPCA says it’s now inundated with people wanting to give the pups a home.
# Athlone
Woman in her 20s killed after being hit by car
The woman was hit by a car in Glasson, near Athlone on Wednesday.
# Found
Missing 17-year-old Daniel Kane found safely
The teen had been missing from Athlone since Thursday afternoon.
# Jobswatch
Good news: 130 jobs announced for Athlone and Dublin
Teleflex will create the jobs over three years, while Openet will create 30 jobs in Dublin.
# david v goliath
A small Irish firm is the reason why you may never be able to buy an Apple iWatch
And the company is keeping very quiet about any talks with the US tech behemoth.
# main st ireland
Is the recovery finally gathering pace in the Midlands? The retailers of Athlone weigh in...
Some long-established businesses say there’s little optimism out there, but others say that things are finally beginning to look a little brighter.
# Drugs
"Elaborate" cannabis growhouse uncovered in Longford bathroom
A 19-year-old man is in court this morning in connection with the drug seizure.
# Gun Crime
Shots fired outside Westmeath pub
Gardaí said no one was injured in the incident but they are appealing for witnesses.
# Westmeath
Man in critical condition after house fire in Athlone
The blaze broke out a house in The Batteries shortly after 9pm.
# direct provision
Direct Provision food protest ends with hope for improved conditions
The residents had began refusing supplies from the centre last week.
# Close Call
Homeless man in Athlone escapes being tipped into bin truck
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.
Burgers and chips have now been banned from the Community Games
Sorry about that…