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Local man involved in “horrifying” attack receives 6-year sentence

A 21-year-old Ballynacargy man, from Carrig Mór housing estate, who was aged 17 when he was involved in what was described as a”horrendous” arson and stabbing attack on a man in his mid 20s at Coolcor, Rhode, Co. Offaly on 7 September, 2015, was sentenced to 6 years imprisonment at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court last week.

Sean Connery and the Westmeath connection

As the death of movie legend Sean Connery (aged 90) was an­nounced at his home in the Bahamas last Saturday, 31 October, Topic talked to Stan McCormack, from Kilbeggan, about his Westmeath connections.

Mullingar man dies following Chicago car accident

The death has occurred of Robert Joseph (Bob) Doyle of Chicago and late of Harbour Road, Mullingar. Bob died following a tragic car accident in Chicago, Illinois.

Niamh Algar’s parents among her biggest fans

The achievement of Mullingar screen star Niamh Algar, in receiving nominations for four IFTA awards and winning two is not only a first ever in the history of the event, but also a first-time-ever for a local actress.

Arrest warrants in Australia for man jailed over Mullingar killing

Two Australian arr­est warrants have been issued for a man from Broadford, Co. Kildare now living in Australia, who was convicted, with two others,...

After 21 years, new Curraghmore school opens

It’s taken all of 21 years to achieve but the staff, pupils and families of Holy Fam­ily National School (formerly Curraghmore NS) finally have their new home.

Mullingar man loses his life in Australian house fire

A 41-year-old Mullingar man tragically lost his life in a serious house fire in Australia on Wednesday night of last week, 19 August.

Holidays are over – it’s Back to School!

Returning to school in 2020 will be a completely new experience for most students in one way or another, owing to the unexpected end...

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