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# athlone - Sunday 23 March, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

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

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.

The 9 at 9: Monday

Good morning, it’s the start of a new week so here’s today’s news to get your day started.

Athlone child rapist will be sentenced today

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...

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

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

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

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 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

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

# athlone - Tuesday 19 November, 2013

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

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

“This means nothing to me… ooohhh Fermanagh”

# athlone - Sunday 10 November, 2013

Breakdown of communication led to Roma boy being removed from family

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# athlone - Friday 18 October, 2013

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

Athlone to host European GAA football finals this weekend

Over 350 players are expected to take part.

# athlone - Monday 7 October, 2013

The 9 at 9: Monday

Good morning! Here are the nine things you need to know as you start your week.

New bishop asks Athlone community to pray for sex attack victims

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

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

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.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning! Here are nine things you want to know as you start your day.

# athlone - Tuesday 1 October, 2013

Taoiseach extends sympathy on a ‘very sad day’ for Athlone

Enda Kenny said that politicians in Leinster House were ‘absolutely united’ in their condemnation of the alleged sexual assault in Westmeath at the weekend.

Man remanded in custody over alleged sexual assault of two girls in Athlone Court Appearance This post contains images

Man remanded in custody over alleged sexual assault of two girls in Athlone

The 30-year-old is due to appear again in court on Friday.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Good morning! Here are nine things you want to know as you start your day.

# athlone - Monday 30 September, 2013

Athlone incident reminds us to be vigilant when it comes to child safety, says RCNI

The Rape Crisis Network of Ireland (RCNI) has urged anyone concerned about a neighbour to work with gardaí.

Pics: Crowds at Athlone courthouse as one still held in sexual assault investigation

It has been reported that the two girls, aged six and nine, were lured away from a party in the town before being assaulted.

Gardaí seek help tracing 16-year-old missing since 11 September

Cian Quinn was last seen in the Athlone area.

The 9 at 9: Monday

Good morning! Here are nine things you want to know as you start your day.

# athlone - Sunday 29 September, 2013

Three men held over alleged sexual assault of children in Athlone

The alleged assaults happened at around 4pm yesterday. The men detained are in their 30s and 40s.

Here’s what happened today: Sunday

Arrests for child sexual assault in Athlone, votes for Irish emigrants and Melbourne remembers Jill Meagher.

# athlone - Sunday 8 September, 2013

Man drowns after slipping off bridge wall in Athlone

The man’s body was recovered from the River Shannon.

# athlone - Wednesday 21 August, 2013

Athlone IT will continue audiology degree

The previously cancelled course, the only one of its kind, will be continued after the HSE agreed to provide 12 placements.