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Gaybrook lady wins Frontline Hero Award

Gaybrook lady Dawn Wallace has been chosen for the Irish Independent ‘Frontline Hero Special Merit Award’ in conjunction with the Croke Park Hotel – something she made clear she was accepting on behalf of frontline staff and their families everywhere.

1,000 people on housing list, and another 1,000 on the transfer list

At the present time, Westmeath County Council has 1,000 people on their housing lists, people who don’t have any suitable accommodation at present.

New N4 dual carriageway won’t be built until 2029

For the second time in two decades, people living in the busy villages of Rathowen and Ballinalack face the prospect of being fully bypassed by the new N4 motorway from Mullingar to Rooskey.

Petal Café opens in Castlepollard

In this very strange and difficult time of lockdowns, government restrictions and a pandemic, it is great to see something positive that brings a smile to our faces.

Medical neglect by HSE puts young lives at risk

Outrageous! Disgra­ceful! Heartbreaking! Call it what you like, but you won’t be exaggerating if you’re describing the situation in which several hundred parents of children across Westmeath and a wider part of the midlands now find themselves, having young family members with Type 1 Diabetes.

Extensive damage caused to road after attempted theft

Gardaí are continuing their investigations into an attempted theft of machinery which resulted in extensive damage of up to €10,000 being caused to a road outside Milltownpass.

Mullingar company wins overall title at Enterprise awards

There was great excitement in Mullingar last Thursday night when Mullingar business Bevcraft Group, were announced as the overall winners of this year’s National Enterprise Awards.

Granddaughter’s alertness saved granddad (95) from inferno

One of Westmeath’s oldest residents had a miraculous escape from a deadly inferno last Tuesday night, 9 February.
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