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# athlone - Monday 23 June, 2014

Man released over death of Polish man found in the Shannon
# Athlone
# Athlone

Man released over death of Polish man found in the Shannon

Jun 23rd 2014, 7:45 AM 6,396 Views 0 Comments

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
# Athlone
# Athlone

Man charged with assault of Polish man whose body was found in River Shannon

Jun 22nd 2014, 8:28 PM 25,748 Views 0 Comments

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
# Athlone
# Athlone

Three men still in custody in relation to body recovered from River Shannon

Jun 21st 2014, 8:45 PM 25,173 Views 13 Comments

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
# Jobswatch
# Jobswatch

Three companies have announced a combined 480 new jobs across the country

May 27th 2014, 1:30 PM 18,531 Views 46 Comments

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

# athlone - Sunday 18 May, 2014

What matters to the voters of Longford-Westmeath?
# On The Ground
# On The Ground

What matters to the voters of Longford-Westmeath?

May 18th 2014, 11:00 AM 9,224 Views 36 Comments

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
# Aengus O'Rourke

Fianna Fáil is running Mary O'Rourke's son in the Longford-Westmeath by-election

Apr 30th 2014, 10:30 AM 9,246 Views 78 Comments

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
# Children's Ombudsman
# Children's Ombudsman

Roma child cases: Emily Logan's handed her report in to Alan Shatter

Apr 2nd 2014, 11:17 PM 14,352 Views 56 Comments

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
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Monday

Mar 24th 2014, 11:14 PM 20,859 Views 6 Comments

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
# Appeal
# Appeal

Child abuse support group oppose any sentence reduction for Athlone child rapist

Mar 24th 2014, 7:28 PM 12,286 Views 0 Comments

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

Witness appeal after woman dies in collision
# Roads
# Roads

Witness appeal after woman dies in collision

Mar 24th 2014, 12:50 PM 18,044 Views 3 Comments

The incident occurred on the N6 at 9am today.

Search for missing fisherman to resume today
# Lough Ree
# Lough Ree

Search for missing fisherman to resume today

Mar 24th 2014, 10:19 AM 3,571 Views 1 Comment

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

# athlone - Sunday 23 March, 2014

Over 50 divers took part in the search on Lough Ree today
# Missing Angler
# Missing Angler

Over 50 divers took part in the search on Lough Ree today

Mar 23rd 2014, 8:24 PM 9,752 Views 1 Comment

34 divers from Athlone Sub Aqua Club took part in the search, along with other groups from elsewhere in the country and garda divers.

# athlone - Friday 21 March, 2014

Search for missing fisherman stood down for the evening
# Search
# Search

Search for missing fisherman stood down for the evening

Mar 21st 2014, 10:02 PM 6,540 Views 1 Comment

One of the men rescued from the water yesterday has died.

# athlone - Monday 3 March, 2014

Groups say 'justice was delivered' in Athlone rape case ruling
# Life Sentence
# Life Sentence

Groups say 'justice was delivered' in Athlone rape case ruling

Mar 3rd 2014, 10:13 PM 14,737 Views 12 Comments

The Rape Crisis Centre say that the children received support ‘immediately’ and so ‘recovery is now possible’.

‘We have all been touched by evil’ – father of Athlone victim
# Athlone
# Athlone

‘We have all been touched by evil’ – father of Athlone victim

Mar 3rd 2014, 10:00 PM 33,643 Views 51 Comments

The families today read victim impact statements in court, with both describing the aftermath of the attack.

Man given two life sentences for rape of two children in Athlone
# Crime
# Crime

Man given two life sentences for rape of two children in Athlone

Mar 3rd 2014, 4:10 PM 47,237 Views 118 Comments

The families of the two children cried as the verdicts were handed down, and the fathers of the victims hugged each other outside the courtroom.

Athlone child rapist will be sentenced today
# Courts
# Courts

Athlone child rapist will be sentenced today

Mar 3rd 2014, 7:15 AM 16,583 Views 0 Comments

The 30-year-old man has admitted to all charges against him, relating to sex offences against two young girls who were attending a birthday party in Athlone last September.

# athlone - Monday 24 February, 2014

This doesn't bode well for an already flooded Athlone...
# Big River Rising
# Big River Rising

This doesn't bode well for an already flooded Athlone...

Feb 24th 2014, 7:03 PM 28,518 Views 22 Comments

River Shannon levels remain high today and there’s more rain on the way.

# athlone - Monday 10 February, 2014

Government trumpets 50 new jobs at Jazz Pharmaceuticals
# Music To Your Ears
# Music To Your Ears

Government trumpets 50 new jobs at Jazz Pharmaceuticals

Feb 10th 2014, 2:00 PM 7,977 Views 23 Comments

The company are to build a new plant by 2016 which will employ up to 160 people during construction.

# athlone - Saturday 25 January, 2014

‘You have to go out to win the Championship’: Captain Leavy setting standards for Ireland U20s
# Natural Leader
From The42
# Natural Leader

‘You have to go out to win the Championship’: Captain Leavy setting standards for Ireland U20s

Jan 25th 2014, 8:05 AM 4,651 Views 3 Comments

Few argue that this is the man for the job of Ireland captain, and that doesn’t faze Dan Leavy in the slightest.

# athlone - Friday 13 December, 2013

Athlone child rape case: DPP to accept guilty pleas
# Athlone
# Athlone

Athlone child rape case: DPP to accept guilty pleas

Dec 13th 2013, 6:10 PM 16,110 Views 0 Comments

The 30-year-old accused appeared at Harristown District Court today.

# athlone - Monday 9 December, 2013

Largest shopping centre in the midlands enters receivership
# Grant Thornton
# Grant Thornton

Largest shopping centre in the midlands enters receivership

Dec 9th 2013, 7:24 PM 51,555 Views 26 Comments

Grant Thornton have been appointed as receivers in an agreement that includes the shopping centre, car park, and a number of apartments.

# athlone - Wednesday 20 November, 2013

Gardaí seize heroin and cannabis at Athlone house
# Drugs
# Drugs

Gardaí seize heroin and cannabis at Athlone house

Nov 20th 2013, 4:34 PM 10,481 Views 20 Comments

A 34-year-old man was arrested at the scene.

# athlone - Tuesday 19 November, 2013

Did your town or county get the 'Ireland: The Musical' treatment?
# Bray Now
From The Daily Edge
# Bray Now

Did your town or county get the 'Ireland: The Musical' treatment?

Nov 19th 2013, 8:19 AM 5,140 Views 2 Comments

“This means nothing to me… ooohhh Fermanagh”

# athlone - Sunday 10 November, 2013

Breakdown of communication led to Roma boy being removed from family
# Athlone
# Athlone

Breakdown of communication led to Roma boy being removed from family

Nov 10th 2013, 12:06 PM 13,320 Views 86 Comments

The wrongful removal of a two-year-old boy has been blamed on a lack of communication between agencies.

# athlone - Friday 8 November, 2013

Ministers receive gardaí and HSE reports on Roma children
# Roma Children
# Roma Children

Ministers receive gardaí and HSE reports on Roma children

Nov 8th 2013, 6:20 PM 5,274 Views 30 Comments

The two reports come a fortnight after the removal of two children, aged seven and two, from their parents in Dublin and Athlone after authorities were informed that they were not their children.

# athlone - Thursday 24 October, 2013

Human Rights Commissioner slams media reporting of Roma child cases
# Roma Children
# Roma Children

Human Rights Commissioner slams media reporting of Roma child cases

Oct 24th 2013, 9:45 AM 6,127 Views 0 Comments

Nils Muižnieks says reporting of the cases reinforced the myth of Roma people “as child abductors”.

Shatter: Greece case may have had 'some undue influence' on Roma child removals
# Roma Children
# Roma Children

Shatter: Greece case may have had 'some undue influence' on Roma child removals

Oct 24th 2013, 8:43 AM 4,898 Views 0 Comments

The Minister for Justice has said that he has “no doubt” that gardaí and the HSE acted in good faith and expects a report on what happened within two weeks

Pavee Point calls for full independent review into Roma child cases
# Children
# Children

Pavee Point calls for full independent review into Roma child cases

Oct 24th 2013, 7:44 AM 5,724 Views 0 Comments

The group is calling on the Government to set up a full independent review of how state authorities acted, after two children were removed, then returned to their families.

# athlone - Wednesday 23 October, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday

Oct 23rd 2013, 10:58 PM 15,907 Views 11 Comments

Everyone’s talking about a Roma child’s DNA test results, transport fare hikes and Prince George’s christening.

Child removed, then returned to Roma family in Athlone
# Athlone
# Athlone

Child removed, then returned to Roma family in Athlone

Oct 23rd 2013, 10:15 PM 57,503 Views 48 Comments

It’s the second such case this week, after a 7-year-old girl was taken from a family in Tallaght on Monday.

# athlone - Friday 18 October, 2013

Athlone to host European GAA football finals this weekend
# GAA
From The42
# GAA

Athlone to host European GAA football finals this weekend

Oct 18th 2013, 4:55 PM 1,691 Views 2 Comments

Over 350 players are expected to take part.

# athlone - Monday 7 October, 2013

New bishop asks Athlone community to pray for sex attack victims
# Prayers
# Prayers

New bishop asks Athlone community to pray for sex attack victims

Oct 7th 2013, 8:04 AM 6,383 Views 90 Comments

Bishop Francis Duffy said a prayer at his ordination for the two young girls who were allegedly attacked in Athlone.

# athlone - Saturday 5 October, 2013

Drogheda and Tallaght blackspots for illicit cigarettes
# Black Market
# Black Market

Drogheda and Tallaght blackspots for illicit cigarettes

Oct 5th 2013, 8:45 AM 3,846 Views 18 Comments

The research firm MS Intelligence examined discarded cigarette packs on the streets and in bins and found that Drogheda and Tallaght were the worst affected areas

# athlone - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

ISPCC publishes tips on keeping children safe
# Athlone
# Athlone

ISPCC publishes tips on keeping children safe

Oct 2nd 2013, 2:21 PM 11,396 Views 0 Comments

The charity has published advice for parents in light of the alleged attack in Athlone. It urges parents to teach basic rules to children from the age of two.