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From Mullingar to Sydney Opera House – The Rise and Rise of Mark Irwin

It has been a tough time for the live entertainment industry but there was fantastic news for accomplished singer/ entertainer Mark Irwin this month when the Mullingar star an­nounced that he is all set for one of the highlights of his career so far.

Professor behind Oxford vaccine has Mullingar connections

The man who has been the leader behind the Oxford vaccine in the fight against coronavirus, Professor Adrian Hill, is a cousin of one Mullingar man.

Anger, disbelief and upset over HSE ‘lie’ about MRC closure

The persistence of one local woman has exposed the fact that no report setting out why Mullingar Resource Centre's closure needed to take place, was ever prepared or issued.

Bloody Sunday – The Kilbeggan connection

The GAA commemorated the 100th anniversary of Bloody Sunday last Saturday, November 21 and there was an interesting Westmeath link to that fateful day....

Westmeath duo set up creative space for artists in Co. Clare

By Claire Corrigan We all dream of throwing our belongings in the back of the car and heading West but two plucky youths from Westmeath...

Report condemning Mullingar Resource Centre does not exist

The local mother of a young man who attended the Mullingar Resource Centre on the Delvin Road, Mullingar is perplexed and angry at the manner in which the young people, the service users, have been moved out, on the basis that the Centre was unfit for purpose.

‘Wild Mountain Thyme’ good for local tourism

Hollywood’s latest romantic comedy Wild Mountain Thyme starring Emily Blunt and Jamie Dornan as star-crossed lovers – and farmers – made headlines last week with many saying that the pair's accents were well off the mark.

“I hope to get home for Christmas,” says Niall Horan

It’s been a fantastic start to the month for big-hearted Niall Horan who played a live streamed gig from the stunning Royal Albert Hall in London on Saturday night.

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