Sunday, July 14, 2024


Senator Davitt co-sponsors Online Bill

Westmeath Senator Aidan Davitt has co-sponsored a private members bill in Seanad Éireann, which could require online providers of pornographic material to conduct strict age verification to ensure minors can’t access their material.

Top award for Mullingar pub and nightclub

Mullingar-based Dolan’s Bar/ Mojo’s took home the award for Best Nightclub in the Republic of Ireland at The Great Irish Hospitality Awards 2024, which took place on Monday, 1 July.

Foster & Allen recall Top of the Pops appearance

Legendary Westmeath music duo, Foster & Allen appeared on ‘The 2 Johnnies’ podcast reminiscing about their Top of the Pop appearance in 1982.

Estimated 470k journeys at Mullingar train station 

There were an estimated 470,000 passenger journeys that began or ended at Mullingar train station according to the annual National Rail Census published on Monday, 1 July.

Mullingar coach breaks six world records at Weightlifting Championships

A weightlifting coach in Mullingar broke six world records and was named the best athlete at the European Masters Weightlifting Championships in Norway.

Photos: Successful open day at Mullingar Garda Station

The Mullingar Community Policing Unit held an open day at Mullingar Garda Station last Saturday, 29 June.

Ten years in the making: Arrow in The Sky to launch debut album  

On 19 July a very special launch will happen in Clarke’s Bar when accomplished Mullingar alt-folk band Arrow in The Sky release their first album, over ten years in the making.  

Charity Summer gala concert in Abbeyshrule this Saturday

A spectacular Summer Gala Concert will take place in aid of the Irish Motor Neuron Disease Association, The Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland Longford and Palliative Care Longford at 8pm on Saturday, 6 July in the Rustic Inn Abbeyshrule.

Monsignor Earley celebrates 60 years of his priesthood

Monsignor Pat Earley celebrated 60 years of Priesthood at St Mary’s Church in Rathowen on Sunday, 30 June.

Almost €30k provided for St Mary’s Church, Delvin

€29,397 has been provided for conservation works at St Mary’s church in Delvin under the Community Monuments Fund.

Westmeath Grandmother died after being given eight times dosage of blood pressure medication mistakenly

A Westmeath grandmother died as a result after mistakenly being given eight times the recommended dose of blood pressure medication in hospital, an inquest...

Search for Mullingar man’s heir still ongoing

A Mullingar man’s estate has yet to be claimed despite his death being more than thirteen years ago.

Swift action prevents Tay Tay ticket scam

A Mullingar ‘Swiftie’ has spoken about how he narrowly avoided falling victim to a fraudulent ticketing scam in a hopeful bid to see the Tennessee superstar live in Dublin.

High-flying Mullingar director to release new film, The Sparrow

IMC Mullingar will hold a screening of The Sparrow by Millmount, Mullingar native Michael Kinirons at 8pm on Friday, 5 July.

Niall Horan buys stake in Rory McIlroy’s virtual golf league

Niall Horan has invested in Rory McIlroy’s new virtual golf league as reported by last weekend’s Sunday Times.

Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh remembered for his many visits to Westmeath

Tributes have poured in for legendary commentator Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh who passed away on Tuesday, 25 June aged 93.

Garda appeal following double tragedy in Castlepollard

Gardaí have renewed their appeal to all road users to "exercise extreme caution and stay safe", following the deaths of two people in two separate road incidents near Castlepollard in recent days.

TikTokkers find death records at St. Loman’s Hospital

A Tiktok creator said security at St Loman’s Hospital, Mullingar should be “tighter” after he highlighted potentially “detrimental” personal data breaches at the abandoned hospital. 

Westmeath CSO data shows a larger, ageing county population

Latest statistical data shows that in recent years, whilst Westmeath’s population is growing, it is also ageing.

Expanding Crookedwood GAA hopes to become community hub

Crookedwood GAA Hurling Club’s chairman hopes that new club facilities will help the club expand and provide a new community hub.