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#Athlone

From TheJournal.ie Four pups left for dead saved by jogger on Christmas Day Rescue

Four pups left for dead saved by jogger on Christmas Day

Athlone SPCA says it’s now inundated with people wanting to give the pups a home.

From TheJournal.ie Woman in her 20s killed after being hit by car Athlone

Woman in her 20s killed after being hit by car

The woman was hit by a car in Glasson, near Athlone on Wednesday.

From TheJournal.ie Missing 17-year-old Daniel Kane found safely Found

Missing 17-year-old Daniel Kane found safely

The teen had been missing from Athlone since Thursday afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie Good news: 130 jobs announced for Athlone and Dublin Jobswatch

Good news: 130 jobs announced for Athlone and Dublin

Teleflex will create the jobs over three years, while Openet will create 30 jobs in Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie A small Irish firm is the reason why you may never be able to buy an Apple iWatch David V Goliath

A small Irish firm is the reason why you may never be able to buy an Apple iWatch

And the company is keeping very quiet about any talks with the US tech behemoth.

From TheJournal.ie Is the recovery finally gathering pace in the Midlands? The retailers of Athlone weigh in... Main St Ireland

Is the recovery finally gathering pace in the Midlands? The retailers of Athlone weigh in...

Some long-established businesses say there’s little optimism out there, but others say that things are finally beginning to look a little brighter.

From TheJournal.ie "Elaborate" cannabis growhouse uncovered in Longford bathroom Drugs

"Elaborate" cannabis growhouse uncovered in Longford bathroom

A 19-year-old man is in court this morning in connection with the drug seizure.

From TheJournal.ie Shots fired outside Westmeath pub Gun Crime

Shots fired outside Westmeath pub

Gardaí said no one was injured in the incident but they are appealing for witnesses.

From TheJournal.ie Man in critical condition after house fire in Athlone Westmeath

Man in critical condition after house fire in Athlone

The blaze broke out a house in The Batteries shortly after 9pm.

From TheJournal.ie Direct Provision food protest ends with hope for improved conditions Direct Provision

Direct Provision food protest ends with hope for improved conditions

The residents had began refusing supplies from the centre last week.

From TheJournal.ie Homeless man in Athlone escapes being tipped into bin truck Close Call

Homeless man in Athlone escapes being tipped into bin truck

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.

From TheJournal.ie Burgers and chips have now been banned from the Community Games NO MORE

Athlone car park having an existential crisis

I mean, REALLY think about it.

From TheJournal.ie Detectives appeal to Polish community for help investigating Patryk Krupa murder 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.

From TheJournal.ie Man charged in connection with disappearance of Adrian Folan Galway

Man charged in connection with disappearance of Adrian Folan

He will appear before a special sitting of Galway District Court this evening.

From TheJournal.ie Man still being questioned over disappearance of man found in quarry 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.

From TheJournal.ie Body found near Cliffs of Moher is that of missing man Adrian Folan Missing

Body found near Cliffs of Moher is that of missing man Adrian Folan

The Athlone resident had been missing since Thursday.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí concerned for welfare of missing Adrian Folan (41) 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.

From TheJournal.ie Garda car shortage meant hour delay in child 'abduction' response 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.

From TheJournal.ie "Ethnic profiling" a factor in removal of Roma children, report finds 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.

From TheJournal.ie Timeline: Here's what happened to the Roma Child A in Athlone 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.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach accused of 'insulting' morbidly obese people 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.

From TheJournal.ie Family still don't know where Roma boy (2) was kept overnight by HSE 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.

From TheJournal.ie Man released over death of Polish man found in the Shannon 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.

From TheJournal.ie Man charged with assault of Polish man whose body was found in River Shannon 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.

From TheJournal.ie Three men still in custody in relation to body recovered from River Shannon 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.

From TheJournal.ie Three companies have announced a combined 480 new jobs across the country Jobswatch

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

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

From TheJournal.ie What matters to the voters of Longford-Westmeath? 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.

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

From TheJournal.ie Roma child cases: Emily Logan's handed her report in to Alan Shatter 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.

From TheJournal.ie Here’s What Happened Today: Monday 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.

From TheJournal.ie Child abuse support group oppose any sentence reduction for Athlone child rapist 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.

From TheJournal.ie Witness appeal after woman dies in collision Roads

Witness appeal after woman dies in collision

The incident occurred on the N6 at 9am today.

From TheJournal.ie Search for missing fisherman to resume 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.

From TheJournal.ie Over 50 divers took part in the search on Lough Ree today 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.

From TheJournal.ie Search for missing fisherman stood down for the evening Search

Search for missing fisherman stood down for the evening

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

From TheJournal.ie Groups say 'justice was delivered' in Athlone rape case ruling 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’.

From TheJournal.ie ‘We have all been touched by evil’ – father of Athlone victim 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.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Monday Take Five

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie Man given two life sentences for rape of two children in Athlone 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.