Sunday, April 14, 2024

NEWS

Coralstown/Kinnegad LGFA to host Tractor Run, Intercultural Day

Coralstown/Kinnegad LGFA are to host a Tractor Run and Intercultural Day next Saturday, 13 April.

Snappy days! Killucan social media guru bags top award

A Killucan social media marketing executive has been celebrating in recent weeks, following her success at a prestigious wedding awards.

Shock and sadness at sudden passing of Paddy Dunican

Shock and sadness has engulfed the Midlands and horse racing world since the death of Kilbeggan racecourse manager Paddy Dunnican was announced last Saturday, 6 April. He was 61.

Palestine Human Rights Lawyer to give talk in Mullingar

A Palestinian Human Rights Lawyer will visit Mullingar to give a personal account of experiences of Palestinian Political Prisoners in Israel.

Mullingar mother urging people to buy a purple rose on 65 Roses Day

Mullingar mother urging people to buy a purple rose on 65 Roses Day.

Former Westmeath TD backs Burke as future leader

Former Westmeath TD Paul McGrath believes Minister Peter Burke has the potential to be a future Taoiseach.“He has the ability to cope with the job.

Concerns over future of Diabetes Services at Regional Hospital Mullingar

Concerns were raised for the future of the Paediatric Diabetes Services in Regional Hospital Mullingar after the department’s head wrote to parents expressing fears for the service’s future due to a staffing crisis.

Peter Burke appointed Minister for Enterprise

Mullingar-based TD Peter Burke has been appointed Minister for Enterprise under new Taoiseach Simon Harris’ Cabinet reshuffle.

Rochfortbridge man realising his dream of directing and filmmaking

Liam Hall Walshe always had an interest in acting and film, however it wasn’t until he was in Transition Year at St Joseph’s Secondary School, Rochfortbridge in 2018 that he was spurred on to pursue this interest.

Councillor calls for town bus service and more bypasses

A Labour councillor has called for a Mullingar town bus service and more bypasses to be included in any further Mullingar local area plan.

Rathwire school calls for safer traffic calming measures

A Killucan/Rathwire national school has asked councillors to get traffic calming measures outside its premises due to dangerous speeding from motorists.

Unanimous Council support for IFA’s ‘Enough is Enough’ campaign

Westmeath County Councillors overwhelmingly backed a motion to support the Irish Farmers Association (IFA) ‘Enough is Enough’ campaign and the contribution of farmers.

Sonna Doctor publishes ‘revolutionary’ new book

Save Your Heart, Lose Weight and Help Save the Planet is a new book by Sonna-based Dr Charles Byrne which claims to ‘revolutionise’ how we think about our health.

Les Misérables: sixth and final performance added

Due to phenomenal demand, Mullingar Arts Centre has added a sixth and final performance of Les Misérables for Saturday 6 April at 3pm with tickets available now from Mullingar Arts Centre.

Mullingar historian calls for town museum

By Lorraine Murphy Mullingar needs a museum, an interactive cultural experience, not ‘a few artefacts on dusty shelves.’ That’s according to local Historian Jason McKevitt...

The Jealous Wall – callout for local actors and singers

Have you a face for radio? Would you like to be part of an exciting new arts project?

New local programme for young people experiencing loss following bereavement

On April 10, a new Rainbows programme begins in Mullingar for children and young people experiencing loss following bereavement and parental separation.

“Shared disappointment” in rejected Dublin Road residential proposal

Westmeath County Councillors and the council’s interim Chief Executive expressed their disappointment in the refused planning permission for over 200 houses at Dublin Road, Petitswood, Mullingar.

Mullingar Town Band celebrates on the treble

Members, friends and supporters of Mullingar Town Band gathered at the Bandhall in Mullingar on Friday, March 22 to mark three milestones.

Mullingar weightlifter aiming for 2028 Olympics

A Mullingar weightlifter is hoping that qualifying for the 2024 World Championships will kickstart a journey to qualify for the 2028 Olympics.