Charles Howard-Bury crocodile-hunting in Burma.

Ever heard of the Offaly man who spoke 27 languages, fought in the first World War, shot a man-eating tiger in India, explored the Himalayas, went cro(...)

Midlands Simon, which runs a six-bed homeless  shelter in Athlone (pictured), has already cut staffing and says it will likely have to close the facility unless it gets a “reasonable increase in funding”, according to its chief executive, Tony Riordain. File photograph: Google Street View

The only emergency shelter for homeless people in Co Westmeath, which also serves Laois, Longford and Offaly, faces closure because its costs can no l(...)

The court heard the Wards were very concerned about being taken off the housing list. Photograph: iStock

A jobless couple were removed from a local authority housing list because their annual social protection income had jumped to just over €29,000 after(...)

Chairman of the Save Roscommon group Tony Ward in Februrary. A proposal to change to boundary with Westmeath has met with fierce opposition in Roscommon. File  photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Roscommon Boundary Group has forcefully rejected provisions in a report which proposed that a 38sq km area of Roscommon should be subsumed into We(...)

A view from the Roscommon side of the river Shannon, close to Athlone town centre. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A Government Minister has said a “land grab” that could see a 30sq km section of Co Roscommon subsumed into Co Westmeath will not be going ahead under(...)

Westmeath councillors have called for a night noise limit of 30db for wind farms, going against the current 2006 guidelines which allow 43db

Westmeath county councillors are to reject a directive by the Minister for the Environment overturning their vote on cutting noise levels for wind tur(...)

Members of the  Save Roscommon campaign.

On a map, the 30 sq km of Roscommon that is being proposed as an addition to Westmeath looks like a square wedge marked off by one of those colonial l(...)

Save Roscommon claims a committee set up by Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly last June intends to recommend that the areas of Monksland, Bealnamulla and Hodson Bay (hotel pictured above) in  Co Roscommon should come under Westmeath County Council. File photograph: Google Street View

A group called Save Roscommon set up to oppose what it describes as State-sanctioned annexation of parts of the south of the county is to hold a publi(...)

Fire crews attempt to pump flood water from the Dungourney Road, adjacent to the Lauriston estate, in Midleton, Co Cork. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Shannon Homeowners who have borne the brunt of the floodwaters in Springfield, Co Clare, have asked the Government “not to forget” them. Residents(...)

The Athlone Regional Sports Centre

The Athlone Regional Sports Centre is planning to play a major role in this year’s Irish Times/Pfizer Healthy Town project. The facility, refurbished (...)