Man stabbed sixteen times, set alight, and left to die in his home

A young Ballynacargy man with 63 previous convictions was before the Dublin Criminal Court last week.

Local arts need your help!

Theatres and Arts Centres across the country have come together to show support for the National Arts Recovery Plan published recently by the NCFA and Mullingar Arts Centre have stated that they stand together with the NCFA, venues around Ireland and artists and arts workers at this difficult time to ensure the survival of the sector.

Five arrested following Mullingar violence

The town of Mullingar was dealt another blow in the past week, when further scenes of unrestrained violence were seen in the Grange Crescent area of the town, apparently precipitated by an earlier incident - a fight between local youths in the town.

“Restrictions are just not plausible or feasible for publicans”

The Vintners’ Federation of Ireland, which represents pubs outside Dublin, says about half of them will not re-open on June 29, the start of Phase Three of the government’s roadmap out of lockdown, and from what Topic has been told this week, it appears to definitely be the case.

Waiting for vaccine to resume normal activity “crazy”, says local Professor

Mullingar Professor Kingston Mills has this week spoken to Topic about his views regarding the progress made by the people of Ireland in terms...

Mullingar meals on wheels delivering 700 meals a week

One of the most important and valuable public services, especially during the present Covid-19 lockdown situation, is being provided for people across much of...

How coronavirus impacted one Killucan man living in China

Leo Corrigan is originally from Killucan and over a decade ago, he was a journalist with Westmeath Topic. These days, life is a little...

Challenging times for Mullingar businesses

The fall-out from the COVID-19 crisis looks set to present a major economic blow for the town of Mullingar where all pubs, hotels and...

Amid Covid-19 crisis, local man warns Ireland is too lax

As the Covid-19 crisis takes hold here, a well known Westmeath man back from Spain last Saturday, believes we’ll struggle to find the resources...

Hope is coming from Italy…

by Paul O’Donovan Last week Chantel De Seta, a Mullingar woman (nee Brady), living with her husband and child in Lombardy, an hour east of...

Ireland’s Showband expert speaks in Mullingar

Westmeath Archaeological and historical society hosted a most unusual lecture in the Greville Arms Hotel on Wednesday last Ireland’s foremost expert on The Showband era,...

Foster and Allen duo feature on BBC’s “Pointless”

Claire Corrigan Legendary Westmeath musical duo, Foster and Allen starred on an Ireland-themed edition of BBC1's Pointless, a quiz in which contestants try to...

Shane MacGowan back in the studio with Cronin

By Claire Corrigan It was revealed last week that Shane MacGowan has returned to the studio for the first time in nearly a decade to...

Local author astonished by ban of post to China

By Sean O Domhnaill Prominent Mullingar author Jack Kiernan from Great Oaks, was intrigued as if by one of his own true-crime stories on Monday...

Manchán Magan meets Prince William and Kate Middleton

By Claire Corrigan Princess Diana was known as the People’s Princess and it seems that both her son and daughter-in-law, the Duke and Duchess...

Niamh Algar shines on ‘Late Late Show’

By Claire Corrigan It’s a rite of passage for every Irish star and this week it was the turn of actress Niamh Algar who made...

Mullingar man had key role in “1917”

RTÉ and the Irish media were apparently unaware of it, when they told the public that no BAFTA Awards had come to Ireland last...

Sinn Féin ‘Tsunami’ hits Westmeath

By The Editor The Westmeath and Mullingar end of the Longford-Westmeath Constituency, on paper, was fortunate to emerge with two TD after a...

Polling stations open for 2020 General Election

Polling stations have opened in the Longford/Westmeath and Meath West constituencies for the 2020 General Election. Polling stations remain open until 10pm tonight (Saturday). Voting guidelines...

Candidates to battle for four seats in Longford/Westmeath

Last time around, there were 18 candidates battling it out to win one of the four seats in Longford-Westmeath Constituency in the General Election...