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River Shannon at Athlone, county Westmeath

This morning/afternoon.

A Covid-19 outbreak in Athlone has been identified as “probably” the Delta variant, the Director of Public Health, HSE Midlands has said.

Via RTÉ:

Dr Una Fallon said it became apparent over the weekend that there was a cluster of cases associated with socialising by the River Shannon on Friday 11 June.

Speaking on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland, Dr Fallon said this was not necessarily unusual, but that public health experts had been investigating a travel related incident and were screening for the Delta variant.

As a result, some of the cases belonging to the 11 June gathering were sent for Delta screening as well.

Dr Fallon said there are 14 primary cases and that each of these cases has further links in the community – such as home and work places.

Seems plausible.

Athlone Covid cluster linked to socialising is ‘probably’ Delta variant (RTÉ)

Pic: Athlone.ie




This morning.

Herb Street Cafe, Hanover Quay, Grand Canal Dock

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tanaiste Joan Burton share a pot of tea and a final shared photocall of General Election 2016.

Leah Farrell/Rollingnews




Páraic Gallagher tweetz:

Taoiseach meets homeless man on his final canvass of #GE16 in Athlone #RealityCheck


Previously: Help Is On Its Way


Yesterday afternoon.

The Bastion Apartments, Athlone, Co Westmeath

Poland-born Emily Topka sips tay after being evacuated from her home due to flooding from the River Shannon.

Ms. Topka purchased a ground floor apartment in the block last April.

Good times.

Eamonn Farrell/Rollingnews



Anti Irish Water Interlopers during a live flood report by Ciaran Mullooly in Athlone on RTÉ One’s Six News last night.

Thanks Ultan Monahan

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This morning/afternoon.

Athlone, Co Westmeath

Eamonn writes:

The Shannon River did not reach its peak (top)during the night, and hundreds of homes survived being flooded as community, emergency services, Irish Red Cross and local council teams worked through the night to keep the rising waters at bay. However the river did burst its banks at The Strand (above), turning parts of the town into a Little Venice lookalike.

Thousands of litres of raw sewage pour onto the streets of Athlone as locals battle filthy flood waters (Independent.ie)

Yesterday: Athlone It Stands

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This afternoon.

Athlone town, Co Westmeath

Sasko writes:

An aeriel view of the River Shannon flowing into Athlone Town. The National Emergency Coordination Centre has said there is a high risk of flooding from Limerick City to Athlone tonight…

Met Eireann issues two weather warnings as Ireland set to be hit by worst floods in 20 years (David Maher, Irish Mirror)

(Sasko Lazarov/RollingNews)