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Gavan Kennedy in Sitio Marna, in the Philippines

Gavan Kennedy is from Glasson, Co Westmeath. He left Ireland in 1991 to go to George Washington University, in Washington, DC, and returned in May 201(...)

The Central Hotel was purchased in a joint venture between Deutsche Finance International and BCP Capital for a figure close to €40 million

Transaction activity in the Republic’s hotel market totalled €221 million across 12 hotels in the nine months to the end of September this year, nearl(...)

The Glasson Country House Hotel & Golf Club

Developer Paddy McKillen jnr’s Oakmount has acquired the four-star Glasson Country House Hotel & Golf Club in Athlone, Co Westmeath, for about €9 (...)

The incident happened at about 5.30pm on the N55 at Tubberclare near Glasson, just outside Athlone. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

A 39-year-old man has died after the car he was driving collided with a pick-up truck in Co Westmeath on Friday evening. The incident happened at ab(...)

Jean Pierre Bars and his wife Maria Harte Bars during consultation at the Dublin Neurological Institute.  Marie has a gene mutation which caused a genetic disorder with symptoms of both Parkinsons and Dementia. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

It has been 23 years since Frenchman Jean-Pierre Bars attended a job interview in Greenwich, Connecticut, for a restaurant manager position. Sitting a(...)

__________ Family hotels __________ 1 Woodlands House Hotel, Co Limerick  The Fitzgerald family have been welcoming guests to the(...)

The Fatted Calf in Glasson, Co Westmeath. The thick old stone walls have been replaced by shiny walls of plate glass and orange leather chairs

T here’s an eerily life-like rubber earthworm on my desk. It’s a souvenir from Athlone where the joke shop haul also included a handshake buzzer whic(...)