Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Diarmuid Sherry

Corr takes aim at Ryanair’s O’Leary amid violin dispute

Ryanair chief and Mullingar man Michael O’Leary was slammed online by musician Sharon Corr last week, after the low-cost airline allegedly refused to let her on a flight back to Ireland because she had her violin with her. 

Westmeath Council unveils minutes book from first meetings

Westmeath Libraries invited anyone interested in historical resources and documents to view the Meeting Minutes book of the very first council meetings as part of the #YourCouncilDay which was celebrated on Friday, 5 July.  

Senator Davitt brings Lord of the Dance’s Michael Flatley to Leinster House

Mullingar-based Senator, Aidan Davitt, brought with him a very special guest to Leinster House in recent weeks, the Lord of the Dance and Riverdance idol, Michael Flatley.

National Museum of Ireland Appeal for Information on 4,000-year-old Westmeath axeheads

The National Museum of Ireland (NMI) has appealed for information about two bronze pre-historic axeheads that it received by post, anonymously, at the end of June, 2024.

Mullingar Hospital placed in HSE targeted intervention list

Midland Regional Hospital, Mullingar was chosen by the HSE as a ‘targeted intervention site’ during the same week which revealed mixed waiting list results for the hospital.

National Transport Authority progress plans for Mullingar town bus service

The National Transport Authority (NTA) have confirmed they are progressing plans for a Mullingar Town bus service, subject to the allocation of funding for the scheme in 2025 by the Department of Transport.

Mullingar hosting Irish Marching Band Championships

Mullingar Town Band will host the 2024 Irish Marching Band Association Championships, where six of the countries best bands will compete for the prize.

Fianna Fáil to run two election candidates following Cllr O’Rourke withdrawal

Fianna Faíl will run only two candidates for the Longford-Westmeath constituency in the general election, despite a county councillor’s interest in running for the party as a third nominee.

Senator Davitt co-sponsors Online Bill

Westmeath Senator Aidan Davitt has co-sponsored a private members bill in Seanad Éireann, which could require online providers of pornographic material to conduct strict age verification to ensure minors can’t access their material.

Foster & Allen recall Top of the Pops appearance

Legendary Westmeath music duo, Foster & Allen appeared on ‘The 2 Johnnies’ podcast reminiscing about their Top of the Pop appearance in 1982.