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#Athlone

# athlone - Monday 21 December, 2015

'The darkest of cases': Man who raped two children in Athlone has his appeal dismissed
# Courts
# Courts

'The darkest of cases': Man who raped two children in Athlone has his appeal dismissed

Dec 21st 2015, 10:40 AM 23,117 Views 38 Comments

The 32-year-old man had appealed against the life sentence which was handed down last year.

# athlone - Tuesday 15 December, 2015

The UK has sorted the flooding and insurance debacle, so why can't we?
# Opinion
# Opinion

The UK has sorted the flooding and insurance debacle, so why can't we?

Dec 15th 2015, 5:25 PM 226 Views 78 Comments

Jason O’Sullivan says government needs to re-evaluate the flood insurance protection in Ireland.

# athlone - Monday 14 December, 2015

Looking for a job in Galway or Westmeath? You may be in luck...
# Jobswatch
# Jobswatch

Looking for a job in Galway or Westmeath? You may be in luck...

Dec 14th 2015, 8:14 AM 18,629 Views 29 Comments

The jobs are being created by Irish courier company DPD and a German medical devices company.

# athlone - Thursday 10 December, 2015

The curious tale of the Westmeath family and Queen Victoria's salad bowl
# Courts
# Courts

The curious tale of the Westmeath family and Queen Victoria's salad bowl

Dec 10th 2015, 6:04 PM 16,162 Views 0 Comments

After Ms Carroll returned to Ireland, the bowl was regularly used for salads at her home.

Athlone residents battle floods as raw sewage erupts onto streets
# Rising Waters
# Rising Waters

Athlone residents battle floods as raw sewage erupts onto streets

Dec 10th 2015, 3:55 PM 29,880 Views 61 Comments

Locals residents have been working non-stop to prepare for more flooding

# athlone - Wednesday 9 December, 2015

An Irish Water water treatment plant is underwater
# Floody Hell
# Floody Hell

An Irish Water water treatment plant is underwater

Dec 9th 2015, 8:52 PM 30,828 Views 53 Comments

More rain is expected tonight.

Watch: Aerial videos show the devastation wrought by Storm Desmond
# Power Of Nature
# Power Of Nature

Watch: Aerial videos show the devastation wrought by Storm Desmond

Dec 9th 2015, 10:03 AM 18,546 Views 5 Comments

Areas of Galway and Westmeath look like a giant lake…

# athlone - Friday 13 November, 2015

Man who raped two young girls in Athlone moves to appeal 'excessive' life sentence
# Courts
# Courts

Man who raped two young girls in Athlone moves to appeal 'excessive' life sentence

Nov 13th 2015, 3:07 PM 24,295 Views 46 Comments

The 32-year-old man is looking to appeal his sentence, arguing that he co-operated fully with the investigation.

# athlone - Monday 2 November, 2015

Court hears how sex worker killed by ex-soldier was a 'loving carer' to her mother
# Marie Greene
# Marie Greene

Court hears how sex worker killed by ex-soldier was a 'loving carer' to her mother

Nov 2nd 2015, 4:36 PM 20,272 Views 0 Comments

Jimmy Devaney is set to be sentenced in two week’s time.

# athlone - Thursday 29 October, 2015

OUR BIRTHDAY GIVEAWAY: Win a stay for two at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Athlone
# Competition
# Competition

OUR BIRTHDAY GIVEAWAY: Win a stay for two at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Athlone

Oct 29th 2015, 8:10 PM 17,816 Views 9 Comments

TheJournal.ie is five years old this month so we’re giving readers the chance to win some great prizes.

# athlone - Wednesday 30 September, 2015

The Late Late is venturing out of Dublin 4 to find future Toy Show stars
# To The Country
# To The Country

The Late Late is venturing out of Dublin 4 to find future Toy Show stars

Sep 30th 2015, 9:30 AM 16,064 Views 23 Comments

The programme will be holding auditions around the country ahead of the Late Late Toy Show.

# athlone - Saturday 19 September, 2015

Why this man is going to be motivating politicians today
# Politics Baby!
# Politics Baby!

Why this man is going to be motivating politicians today

Sep 19th 2015, 7:05 AM 8,049 Views 18 Comments

Eamon Dunphy will be addressing a meeting of the Independent Alliance in Athlone today.

# athlone - Wednesday 5 August, 2015

Sailors were warned about weather before Lough Ree drowning tragedy
# Athlone
# Athlone

Sailors were warned about weather before Lough Ree drowning tragedy

Aug 5th 2015, 11:56 PM 15,219 Views 4 Comments

Details of the report into the tragic accident have been released.

Three teens arrested after two elderly men hospitalised in separate attacks
# Athlone
# Athlone

Three teens arrested after two elderly men hospitalised in separate attacks

Aug 5th 2015, 10:45 PM 24,271 Views 35 Comments

One man was a taxi driver, the other was a shop keeper.

# 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 25,015 Views 39 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 35,528 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 11,212 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 19,779 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 48,049 Views 67 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 10,581 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 12,682 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 18,872 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 21,753 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 21,566 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 13,585 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 9,940 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 27,798 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 20,912 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 15,572 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 13,037 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 6,414 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 6,328 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 15,358 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 17,559 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 4,231 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 11,124 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 15,642 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 6,977 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 46,505 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 18,606 Views 10 Comments

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