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# athlone - Thursday 1 August, 2013

"We've wasted over €5,000 and a year of our lives."

Twenty-one students at Athlone IT have been put in limbo after the college cancelled their course a year in.

# athlone - Saturday 27 July, 2013

JobBridge primary teacher ad slammed as "exploitative"

The Department of Education has said that schools can participate in the scheme – but not use it to displace staff or fill a current vacancy.

# athlone - Saturday 8 June, 2013

Man released from custody after Hogan's car windscreen smashed

A spokesperson for the minister described the incident as “thuggery”.

# athlone - Tuesday 28 May, 2013

Six people rescued from sinking cruiser on Lough Ree

The vessel struck an object under the waterline and was taking on water when lifeboats arrived.

# athlone - Tuesday 9 April, 2013

130 jobs to go in Alkermes' Athlone facility

The company said the decision was made following a reduction in demand for certain pharmaceutical products.

# athlone - Tuesday 2 April, 2013

B&Q Athlone store to remain open after negotiation on lease terms

The store currently employs 45 people and will remain open subject to a successful outcome to examinership.

# athlone - Friday 22 February, 2013

From The42 Sigerson Cup: Conor Cox points the way as UCC claim spot in decider Sigerson

Sigerson Cup: Conor Cox points the way as UCC claim spot in decider

The Kerry player hit 0-10 as UCC proved too strong for hosts Athlone IT in this afternoon’s semi-final.

# athlone - Wednesday 30 January, 2013

HSA launches investigation in two deaths at Longford DIY store

The two men were killed and four others were injured when a wall collapsed at the store.

# athlone - Tuesday 29 January, 2013

Second man dies after wall collapse in Longford DIY store

The head of Connacht Gold said the company is cooperating fully into investigations into the cause of the fatal accident.

# athlone - Sunday 27 January, 2013

From The42 Leitrim take Connacht FBD League crown with victory over Sligo GAA

Leitrim take Connacht FBD League crown with victory over Sligo

It was a first FBD crown for Leitrim with a battling effort at Markievicz Park.

From The42 In pictures: Impressive new Athlone facility hosts Athletics Ireland Indoor Games Athletics This post contains images

In pictures: Impressive new Athlone facility hosts Athletics Ireland Indoor Games

Who wants to see Rob Heffernan’s six pack?

# athlone - Friday 25 January, 2013

Three arrested in human trafficking investigation

The arrests were part of Operation Quest, and came during planned searches in Dublin, Dundalk and Athlone.

# athlone - Tuesday 8 January, 2013

No vote taken on motion to remove Athlone's Republican art

Athlone Town Council referred a motion seeking the removal of a Hunger Striker-themed installation to gallery directors.

# athlone - Monday 7 January, 2013

IBAL Litter League 2012: Where did your town finish?

Kilkenny has been named Ireland’s most litter-free town by Irish Business Against Litter. Did your town feature highly?

Councillor wants republican artwork pulled from local exhibit What Is Art? This post contains a poll

Councillor wants republican artwork pulled from local exhibit

Fine Gael councillor Mark Cooney has proposed that Shane Cullen’s ‘Fragments sur les Institutions Républicaines IV’ be removed from a council-owned art gallery in Athlone.

# athlone - Friday 21 December, 2012

Two arrested in Athlone after heroin found in car search

A 25-year-old woman and a 29-year-old man were arrested after the heroin was discovered this morning.

# athlone - Friday 14 December, 2012

Air Ambulance Service completes over 100 missions

Independent TD Denis Naughten said today that there is a need for the establishment of a national helicopter emergency service.

# athlone - Friday 9 November, 2012

Extract: ‘China looks forward to growth, while the West teeters on the brink’

Martin Jacques says China’s ascendancy and impact is something that people should pay heed to.

# athlone - Tuesday 6 November, 2012

"We want to remove the stigma", says founder of new soup kitchens

Oliver Williams wanted to ‘give back’ after receiving help as a teenager in London – now he has opened two Twist soup kitchens in Ireland.

# athlone - Wednesday 12 September, 2012

Calls for judge to resign over 'Neanderthal' comment on Travellers

Pavee Point says it would be difficult for Travellers to have confidence that they could get a fair trial under the judge after his comments.

# athlone - Tuesday 3 July, 2012

Young Irish man dies in Mallorca

Daniel Kenny, 24, died from injuries after a suspected accident in Santa Ponsa.

# athlone - Saturday 23 June, 2012

More than 500 volunteers to be honoured for their work with No Name Club

Sean Gallagher and John Lonergan will speak at a ceremony for the clubs, which have around 10,000 members around the country.

# athlone - Tuesday 5 June, 2012

HSE and Air Corps' new air ambulance makes first call

The Emergency Aeromedical Service is a joint project between the HSE National Ambulance Service and the Irish Air Corps.

# athlone - Friday 25 May, 2012

From The42 FAI Cup round-up: Rovers win, as Cork hit Athlone for six Review

FAI Cup round-up: Rovers win, as Cork hit Athlone for six

Sligo Rovers also suffered a surprise 3-1 defeat against Monaghan.

# athlone - Tuesday 15 May, 2012

Video, audio: Kenny tells protester 'You could do with a day's work, I'd say' Protesters This post contains videos

Video, audio: Kenny tells protester 'You could do with a day's work, I'd say'

Enda Kenny was met with anger from protesters on a visit to a shopping centre in Westmeath yesterday.

# athlone - Saturday 5 May, 2012

From The Daily Edge Here's the week's news... skewed Not The News

Here's the week's news... skewed

BREAKING via The Mire wire: Continuity Irish Dancers turn vicious over ringlets row; 12 million bungalows for Athlone; Michael Noonan takes Miss Ireland crown as ‘warning’…

# athlone - Tuesday 1 May, 2012

An Bord Pleanála gives go-ahead for Chinese trading hub in Athlone

Phase-one of a five stage project has been given the go-ahead with a trading hub that would span across one million square metres eventually set to be constructed.

# athlone - Thursday 23 February, 2012

Two-year-old dies after being found in water on unfinished housing estate

The young child went missing around noon, before being discovered in water a short time later.

'Malicious injury to a bicycle': Archive details 19th century crime in Ireland

Over a million Irish Petty Session Records are now available to search online, providing a new resource for searching your family history.

# athlone - Monday 19 December, 2011

Carlingford voted best place to live in Ireland

Scores totted up from 6,000+ users on ratings website. Mind you, the same site spells second-placed town Schull as ‘Skull’.

# athlone - Tuesday 22 November, 2011

Appeal for witnesses to assault on woman in Athlone

A woman is believed to have been assaulted by four youths in Athlone last Tuesday.

# athlone - Sunday 2 October, 2011

From The Daily Edge Cartoonist recovers pieces stolen from train in Kildare Good News

Cartoonist recovers pieces stolen from train in Kildare

Donal Casey’s cartoons were stolen from the train at Newbridge, has he travelled to prepare for an exhibition. A good Samaritan came across the stolen items and returned them.

# athlone - Thursday 29 September, 2011

Covidien workers to meet management over Athlone jobs fears

The medical devices company is to hold meetings with staff unions today, after committing to transfer some positions to Thailand.

# athlone - Wednesday 21 September, 2011

Cartoonist asks for help recovering stolen festival works

Donal Casey’s original cartoons were stolen from a train while he was bringing them to Athlone ahead of a literary festival.

# athlone - Sunday 18 September, 2011

Athlone-Westport train running again after earlier cow strike

The animal was hit by a train travelling between Athlone and Westport.

# athlone - Tuesday 19 July, 2011

Daily Fix: Tuesday

In today’s Fix: Ireland’s first female Chief Justice is named; News International heads face questioning over alleged phone hacking; and the Rubberbandits take New York…

Take 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’ clock.

Garda car chase in Athlone

The car crashed and one man was arrested following the chase.

# athlone - Wednesday 29 June, 2011

Crash kills woman after car seen driving wrong way up M6

The collision happened yesterday hours before another road user was killed in Cork.

# athlone - Monday 27 June, 2011

Anger over Roscommon hospital downgrade

The Taoiseach has confirmed that the hospital’s emergency department will no longer be 24/7.