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Monday 27 March 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# Athlone

All time
# whoa dude
Athlone car park having an existential crisis
I mean, REALLY think about it.
# River Shannon
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.
# Galway
Man charged in connection with disappearance of Adrian Folan
He will appear before a special sitting of Galway District Court this evening.
# adrian folan
Man still being questioned over disappearance of man found in quarry
The quarry is located near the Cliffs of Moher in Co Clare.
# Missing
Body found near Cliffs of Moher is that of missing man Adrian Folan
The Athlone resident had been missing since Thursday.
# Athlone Town
Gardaí concerned for welfare of missing Adrian Folan (41)
Folan was last seen on the night of 3 July 2014 at around 11.40pm.
# logan report
Garda car shortage meant hour delay in child 'abduction' response
It also took two hours for the incident to be assigned to a garda.
# Taken
"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.
# Roma children
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.
# St Vincent's
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.
# Apology
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
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
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
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.
# Jobswatch
Three companies have announced a combined 480 new jobs across the country
The jobs are being created by Ericsson, SAP and Wipro.
# on the ground
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.
# Aengus O'Rourke
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.
# Children's Ombudsman
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.
# News Fix
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.
# appeal
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.
# Roads
Witness appeal after woman dies in collision
The incident occurred on the N6 at 9am today.
# lough ree
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.
# missing angler
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.
# Search
Search for missing fisherman stood down for the evening
One of the men rescued from the water yesterday has died.
# Life Sentence
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’.
# Athlone
‘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.
# Crime
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.
# Courts
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.
# big river rising
This doesn't bode well for an already flooded Athlone...
River Shannon levels remain high today and there’s more rain on the way.
# music to your ears
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.
# natural leader
‘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
Athlone child rape case: DPP to accept guilty pleas
The 30-year-old accused appeared at Harristown District Court today.
# Grant Thornton
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.
# Drugs
Gardaí seize heroin and cannabis at Athlone house
A 34-year-old man was arrested at the scene.
# bray now
Did your town or county get the 'Ireland: The Musical' treatment?
“This means nothing to me… ooohhh Fermanagh”
# Athlone
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.
# Roma children
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.
# Roma children
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”.