Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Robert Kindregan

‘Severe overcrowding’ ongoing on commuter services from Mullingar

Commuters from Mul­l­ingar taking the morning train towards Dublin are experiencing “severe overcrowding” daily, according to Cllr Ken Glynn, who raised the issue once again last week.

Columb Barracks is put forward as the location for new Army HQ

Columb Barracks in Mullingar has been suggested as the possible location of the proposed new national headquarters of the Irish Army.

Local boy with ASD unable to find school place

A Mullingar child with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has been unable to find a suitable school for his needs within the Mullingar region for more than a year.

Almost 500 couples tied the knot in Westmeath last year

Last year there were 484 new marriages registered in Westmeath, according to new data published by the Central Statistics Office (CSO).

The Academic praised by President Joe Biden following Ballina gig

Mullingar band The Academic had the opportunity to meet U.S. President Joe Biden following their performance for the 46th President in Ballina last Friday, 14 April.

Taxi rank deemed unsafe by local drivers

Delivery trucks, cars and couriers are constantly disrupting the business of taxis at the Dominick Street taxi rank, it has been claimed.

Local TD says Government’s decision to end evictions ban is ‘lunacy’

The appalling situation facing thousands of re­nters could have been prevented if the Government had delayed ending the ban on evictions, according to a local TD.

Laws on use of CCTV footage hampering Council in the local District

Just 11 dumping fines were issued in the Mullingar-Kinnegad district throughout the whole of 2022, leading Cllr Aoife Davitt to suggest that Westmeath County Council is “allowing dumping”.

Councillors pull their handbrake on idea to ban vehicles from town centre

The debate over Mull­ingar’s traffic problems raised its head again this week at Westmeath County Council when a motion to consider a ‘No Car...

Popular TV show contestant Thomas reveals his pain – and that was before the show!

Tyrrellspass man Thomas Maher appeared on First Dates Ireland last Thursday, 9 March, after somehow sitting through his audition last year with a burst gallbladder and still making the final cut for the show.