Thursday, June 13, 2024

Ciaran Brennan

Housing, immigration top of local election agenda

Immigration and housing are trending to have a big impact on the outcome of the local and European elections on Friday, 7 June.47 candidates will compete for 20 seats across four Local Electoral Areas (LEA) in Westmeath. Kinnegad has emerged as the most competitive LEA with 16 candidates running.

Westmeath blood donors honoured at awards ceremony

Nine people from Westmeath were honoured for their blood donor milestones at an awards ceremony hosted by the Irish Blood Transfusion Service (IBTS) in Kells on Sunday, 26 May.

‘We’ll be back’ – Fire at Scanlons, Kinnegad

Scanlons Bar in Kinnegad has been forced to close temporarily following a fire at the premises on the morning of Sunday, 2 June.

Motorist caught travelling at 190km/h in 100km/h zone

Gardaí caught a motorist travelling at 190km/h in a 100km/h zone on the N4 Mullingar during a Garda road safety operation over the June bank holiday weekend.

Brand new Mullingar festival set for June bank holiday 

A brand new music festival called The Good Folk Festival will take place at Canton Caseys in Mullingar on the June bank holiday weekend from Wednesday, 29 May to Sunday, 2 June.

Former Coláiste Mhuire student honoured for amazing exam result

Former Coláiste Mhuire student Max Robinson was honoured for receiving the joint-highest score in the country in the Leaving Cert Design and Communications Graphics (DCG) exam on Thursday, 23 May.

Picture perfect: Covid life for two local girls captured

Two girls from St Etchen’s NS in Kinnegad will feature in the National Library of Ireland in an archive called ‘Life under Covid-19 in Ireland’.

104 litter fines issued in Westmeath

104 litter fines have been issued by Westmeath County Council since 2022 according to figures released to Topic.

653 spoiled votes cast in Westmeath in last local election

653 spoiled votes were cast in Westmeath during the previous local election in 2019 according to figures published by The Electoral Commission.

Belgian ambassador visits local schools during Westmeath visit

Minister Peter Burke and Cllr Tom Farrell gave Belgian Ambassador Karen Van Vlierberge a tour of Westmeath during her visit on Friday, 10 May to mark Europe Day.