Thursday, August 18, 2022


Focus on Farming in the Midlands – (Part 2)

Last week we brought your part I of our Summer Farming feature, which primarily focused on Farm Safety Week which ran from July 18 to 21. This week we bring you a few more agricultural advertisements from businesses in the midlands and updates articles on what is happening in the world of farming.

Player welfare a concern for GAA clubs and players

It has been a great year for Westmeath GAA teams. Last year, the Westmeath hurlers won the Joe McDonagh Cup and this year they held their own in the Leinster senior hurling championship against teams such as All Ireland finalists Kilkenny, and semi finalists Galway.

700 Ukrainians accommodated in county as Council responds

There are more than 700 Ukrainian Refugees accommodated in Westmeath at present, with the majority located between Athlone, Mullingar and Castlepollard.

Farm Safety Week – 18th-22nd July

Every week is farm safety week on a busy working farm but once a year, usually in July, farming associations and organisations across Ireland and the UK zone in and highlight different aspects of farm safety that every farm resident should be aware of.

Looks can be deceiving and this is especially true for this large, five-bedroom property

Looks can be deceiving and this is especially true for this large, five-bedroom end of terrace property with a large rear garden located in the heart of Mullingar.

Swarbrigg’s Celebrate 50 Years in Business

Styles, fashions and large consumer chains come and go but family businesses go on forever!

Try-scoring hero Henshaw savours historic test win

The Irish rugby team recorded one of the greatest moments in Irish sport on Saturday last and Westmeath man Robbie Henshaw was at the heart of the historic test series victory against the All-Blacks in New Zealand.

Searing honesty of Westmeath GAA star Luke appreciated nationwide

RTÉ’s Six One news featured a familiar face last week as Luke Loughlin, one of the stars in the Westmeath Football’s Tailteann Cup victory, opened up on his addiction issues.

Mullingar man annoyed there is no space to park his bicycle

A Mullingar man is annoyed that the new Mobi Bike for Hire scheme in Mullingar, in conjunction with Westmeath County Council, has left him with no room to park his own bike.

Locals outraged at water outages in Coole and Castlepollard

For quite some time now water outages in the north Westmeath area have been a problem for many residents.