Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Robert Kindregan

Community rallies in support of Mullingar firm hit by blaze

A serious fire broke out on the premises of Lift Hire Ireland in the Mullingar Business Park on Tuesday November 22.

‘Packed like sardines’: Mullingar commuters facing overcrowded trains daily

A motion raised by Cllr Ken Glynn at the November meeting of the Mullingar Kinnegad Municipal District (on November 14) sparked a debate on a serious problem facing Mullingar commuters.

Grandad forced to sleep by the Royal Canal

The extent of Westmeath’s homeless crisis was brought into sharp focus for one local TD lately when she learned of a man who was forced to pitch up and sleep alongside the Royal Canal, and another man who set up in a tent on grounds near Mulingar Regional Hospital.

Westmeath gardaí say they are ‘pro-arrest’ in domestic violence cases

Westmeath gardaí have a “pro-arrest and pro-charge” policy in cases where individuals breach domestic violence orders.

Ash hurleys may be no more, say craftsmen

The tree used to produce hurley sticks is under threat due to a disease which is on track to wipe out the island’s ash tree population.

Councillors unite to reject proposed 10% property tax hike

Westmeath Councillors have turned down a proposal to increase the Local Property Tax (LPT) by 10%, citing the cost-of-living burden on households.

Council votes to approve Hammerlake Studios

Westmeath County Council voted on Monday (September 19) to approve the development of Hammerlake Studios in Mullingar, a decision which could potentially bring more than 1,000 jobs to the town by 2025.

Lewis Capaldi on Mullingar visit: ‘It was Fleadh-tastic!’

Lewis Capaldi, the Scottish superstar and pal of Niall Horan, spoke very highly about last month’s Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann during a recent interview with Today FM.

Sky’s the limit for Westmeath filmmakers, says local director

An ambitious local filmmaker from Roch­fortbridge, Liam Hall Walshe, believes that Westmeath has the potential to be a centre of excellence in Ireland’s film industry.

Mullingar-based DCU Student Union VP’s advice as students plan on commuting for an education

Dublin City University’s (DCU) Student Union Vice-President Christine O’Mahony says she understands the housing problems facing students as she commutes daily from Mullingar to Dublin herself.