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...

New €400k engine will give boost to Mullingar Fire Services

Mullingar Fire Brigade now has one of the most up to date fire engines in the country.

‘My Saturday trade was ruined’

A shocked Mullingar business owner was angered when, without any prior notice, a group of men arrived outside his shop and began excavation work...

Local families are left without water for two weeks

By Paul O’Donovan Today, people can fly to most places in the world, access the internet instantly and drive electric powered cars, but less fortunate...

Local writers scoop awards at An Post Book Awards

By: Claire Corrigan She has already been making a name for herself both in Ireland and abroad as a talented writer, and last week Kinnegad...

Young mother died after misdiagnosis

The High Court in Dublin heard last week that after a misdiagnosis at Mullingar Regional Hospital in November, 2014, a 26-years-old mother of two,...

Fionn (7) improved hugely after corrective surgery

Three months ago, a young local boy, Fionn McAnaney, whose family live in Killucan, travelled with his parents to St. Louis Children’s Hospital in...

Westmeath Civil Defence faces a crisis

For decades, cohorts of committed volunteers serving in Westmeath Civil Defence have been providing valuable back-up services to the main emergency services in the...

Eighteen years on, ‘miracle baby’ Amy prepares for Leaving Cert

By: Claire Corrigan Eighteen years ago, premature baby Amy Temple from Mullingar was fighting for her life in a Dublin hospital but things...