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...

Mothers of autistic children upset by school delays

By Claire Corrigan Local parents, whose autistic children were shortly due to attend the new Curraghmore National school are among the hardest hit by ongoing...

Mullingar-based company leading the fight against cancer

Mullingar is home to lots of great things and is often referred to as the music and cultural capital of Ireland, given its links...

Mullingar company attracts key scientist from Poland

By Damien Maher The midlands, and more specifically Mullingar, is continuing to emerge as a likely location for an exciting new industry that will lead...

Fergal continues to break climbing records

By Paul O’Donovan Fergal Hingerty’s story is a remarkable one. Born in Dublin, but having lived in Mullingar for the past number of years Fergal...

Killucan man becomes Treasurer of Irish Kidney Association

The Chairman of the Westmeath Branch of the Irish Kidney Association (IKA) has become the National Treasurer, in what is a significant honour. Killucan...

Local Republicans remembered at Ballyglass Cemetery

Earlier this month, the 50th anniversary of the repatriation of Peter Barnes and James McCormack was remembered in Mullingar, organised by the Barnes/McCormack Commemorative...

Conor Moore on New York, Tiger Woods and why Mullingar will always be home

It’s been a whirlwind of a year for impersonator extraordinaire Conor Moore. The Mullingar man has been elevated to entertainment sainthood, both in Ireland...

Mullingar film-maker stuns with new documentary

By Claire Corrigan His documentary has had thousands of views since its release last month but for Mullingar resident and video maker Isaac Burke,...

Streamstown’s Adam Kelly attends International Foróige Conference

Adam Kelly, from St Joseph’s Foróige Club, Streamstown, joined 250 teenagers from India, the USA and all over Ireland in Kildare this week for...

RTÉ record ‘All Walks of Life’ at Fore with Mary McAleese

By Paul O’Donovan There was great activity around Fore on Tuesday of last week, 30th of July. An RTÉ film crew were present, along with...

Brave local boy undergoes surgery for cerebral palsy

It’s a been a very big week for seven-year-old Fionn McAnaney who underwent selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR), a surgery which corrects muscle spasticity by...

Mullingar parents plead for help

By Claire Corrigan A Mullingar family of six, with two children with autism spectrum disorder contacted Topic this week in the hope that shining...

GAA clubs join together to help Erika (4) fight rare cancer

Brave little Erika Martin has undergone many operations in her short four years of life and in the past six months, has battled with...

Elderly American couple devastated by car robbery

An elderly couple from the US were left devastated last weekend when their car was broken into and their property was stolen, including...