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From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Monday 9 At 9

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.

From TheJournal.ie Athlone child rapist will be sentenced today 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.

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

From TheJournal.ie Government trumpets 50 new jobs at Jazz Pharmaceuticals 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.

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

From TheJournal.ie Athlone child rape case: DPP to accept guilty pleas Athlone

Athlone child rape case: DPP to accept guilty pleas

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

From TheJournal.ie Largest shopping centre in the midlands enters receivership 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.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí seize heroin and cannabis at Athlone house Drugs

Gardaí seize heroin and cannabis at Athlone house

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

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

“This means nothing to me… ooohhh Fermanagh”

From TheJournal.ie Breakdown of communication led to Roma boy being removed from family 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.

From TheJournal.ie Ministers receive gardaí and HSE reports on Roma children 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.

From TheJournal.ie Human Rights Commissioner slams media reporting of Roma child cases 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”.

From TheJournal.ie Shatter: Greece case may have had 'some undue influence' on Roma child removals Roma Children

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

From TheJournal.ie Pavee Point calls for full independent review into Roma child cases Children

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.

From TheJournal.ie Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday News Fix

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.

From TheJournal.ie Child removed, then returned to Roma family in Athlone Athlone

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.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Wednesday The 5 At 5

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

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.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Monday Nine At Nine

The 9 at 9: Monday

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

From TheJournal.ie New bishop asks Athlone community to pray for sex attack victims Prayers

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.

From TheJournal.ie Drogheda and Tallaght blackspots for illicit cigarettes Black Market

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

From TheJournal.ie ISPCC publishes tips on keeping children safe Athlone

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.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Wednesday The 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

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

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach extends sympathy on a ‘very sad day’ for Athlone Leaders' Questions

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.

From TheJournal.ie 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.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Tuesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

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

From TheJournal.ie Athlone incident reminds us to be vigilant when it comes to child safety, says RCNI Child Safety

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.

From TheJournal.ie Pics: Crowds at Athlone courthouse as one still held in sexual assault investigation Athlone

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.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí seek help tracing 16-year-old missing since 11 September Athlone Town

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

Cian Quinn was last seen in the Athlone area.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Monday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Monday

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

From TheJournal.ie Three men held over alleged sexual assault of children in Athlone Athlone Town

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.

From TheJournal.ie Here’s what happened today: Sunday News Fix

Here’s what happened today: Sunday

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

From TheJournal.ie Man drowns after slipping off bridge wall in Athlone River Shannon

Man drowns after slipping off bridge wall in Athlone

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

From TheJournal.ie Athlone IT will continue audiology degree Saved

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.

From TheJournal.ie "We've wasted over €5,000 and a year of our lives." Hearing Loss

"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.

From TheJournal.ie JobBridge primary teacher ad slammed as "exploitative" Athlone

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.

From TheJournal.ie Man released from custody after Hogan's car windscreen smashed Athlone

Man released from custody after Hogan's car windscreen smashed

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

From TheJournal.ie Six people rescued from sinking cruiser on Lough Ree Water Safety

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.

From TheJournal.ie 130 jobs to go in Alkermes' Athlone facility Job Losses

130 jobs to go in Alkermes' Athlone facility

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

From TheJournal.ie B&Q Athlone store to remain open after negotiation on lease terms Athlone

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.