Saturday, 24 August 2019

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...

Father’s kidney gives son (5) a new life

A little five years old boy, Sam Kinahan, whose mother comes from Mullingar, underwent lifesaving surgery last week when his father Ivan had a...

Mick Dollard tops poll and confounds critics

The 2019 Local Elections in Westmeath produced their own share of surprises, and the biggest change in representation came as part of a national...

Woman has medical card but hospitals won’t treat her

“Without injections and surgery, my mobility will be halved within a matter of weeks. Both hips are affected and both legs now have pins...

Michael O’Leary shocks Irish racing world

The Irish racing world and horseracing followers everywhere were shocked to learn on Tuesday of this week, 14 May, that Westmeath’s top National Hunt...

Cash box snatched outside Mullingar Bank

Thieves got away with a locked cash box containing a large amount of cash from outside a bank in the centre of Mullingar last...

Man cracked ribs jumping from car’s path

By Claire Corrigan A Mullingar man had a very lucky escape from serious injury after he was forced to leap out of the way...

Father’s devotion helped son’s recovery

They say there is no love like the love a parent has for their child and speaking to Paul O’Brennan about his son Cormac,...

‘Explosions’ in Mullingar, Gardaí called

Residents at Greenpark Meadows rushed from their homes onto the street on Monday afternoon of this week, 15 April, after hearing extremely loud...

Super sporting weekend for Mullingar

The town of Mullingar gained massive exposure over last weekend following tremendous sporting successes by both boxing star Davey Oliver Joyce and Ryanair boss...