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# athlone - Thursday 16 April, 2015

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.

# athlone - Sunday 29 March, 2015

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.

# athlone - Monday 16 February, 2015

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.

# athlone - Friday 13 February, 2015

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.

# athlone - Monday 12 January, 2015

Firearms seized and seven arrested over feud-related violence

All seven people arrested are still in custody.

# athlone - Thursday 1 January, 2015

Missing teenager Daniel Kane is found

Daniel was missing since 7 January.

# athlone - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

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 - Saturday 13 December, 2014

Woman in her 20s killed after being hit by car

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

The teen had been missing from Athlone since Thursday afternoon.

# athlone - Thursday 30 October, 2014

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.

# athlone - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

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.

# athlone - Sunday 5 October, 2014

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.

# athlone - Friday 3 October, 2014

"Elaborate" cannabis growhouse uncovered in Longford bathroom

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

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

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

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

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

# athlone - Wednesday 30 July, 2014

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

Athlone car park having an existential crisis

I mean, REALLY think about it.

# athlone - Monday 28 July, 2014

Detectives appeal to Polish community for help investigating Patryk Krupa murder

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

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

Man still being questioned over disappearance of man found in quarry

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

The Athlone resident had been missing since Thursday.

# athlone - Sunday 6 July, 2014

Gardaí concerned for welfare of missing Adrian Folan (41)

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

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

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

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

Taoiseach accused of 'insulting' morbidly obese people

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

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

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

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

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

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

# athlone - Sunday 18 May, 2014

What matters to the voters of Longford-Westmeath?

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 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

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

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

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

Witness appeal after woman dies in collision

The incident occurred on the N6 at 9am today.

Search for missing fisherman to resume today

Searchers are now focusing on the south end of the lake after 30 divers scoured the area yesterday.