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“When people in the midlands want to talk, they talk to Will Faulkner”. – this is the mantra of The Midlands Today Show – Ireland’s Current Affairs Show of the Year 2016 at the PPI National Radio Awards. Will was named in Ireland’s top three news broadcasters in 2015, having finished in the top three speech broadcasters two years earlier.

Find out more about Will, or select an article below.


Away from the microphone, he is the face of several charity initiatives. ‘Run with Will’ is an annual fundraiser in Co Offaly for Irish Autism Action, generating over €50,000 in three years and he has raised even more through his association with the Midlands Simon Community’s annual ‘Sleep Out’ in Birr Castle. We thought it unwise to call it ‘Sleep with Will’!!

Will makes frequent television appearances, on shows such as ‘RTÉ Primetime’ and ‘Retail Therapy’. He has contributed to The Irish Times on media issues and lectured at Windmill Lane Studios and Griffith College Dublin. He is one of the most sought-after MCs in the midlands but also lends his time voluntarily for many community events.

A native of Co Kildare, Will is proud to call Clonbullogue in Co Offaly his new home, where he lives with wife Alix and their two children. You can listen to Will Faulkner on the Midlands Today Show, Monday – Friday, from 9am. The show is produced by Sinead Hubble, a native of Oldcastle in Co Meath.

You can send your email directly to Will, send an email to the show, or scroll down here to see some recent stories covered on the show.

A Miraculous Recovery For A Westmeath Man That Almost Didn’t Happen

On Thursday the 3rd of January, Cormac O Brennan was out surfing with some friends and decided to look at the rock pools. His father, … Read More

Students In The Midlands Have Been Fighting For A Climate Change Revolution

Thousands of budding environmentalists staged protests across the country last week to call for politicians to find ways to protect the earth. The ‘Friday For … Read More

Raising Awareness For National Arthritis Week With Two Ladies From The Midlands

Two women from the Midlands came into our studio to raise awareness of a degenerative disease that we’re all too familiar with around the country. … Read More

Gaybrook Family Need Your Help To See Their Son Beat Cancer

Angela Wallace, a mother from Gaybrook, came in today to speak to Will Faulkner with a heavy heart. She was here to raise awareness of … Read More

How One Offaly Woman Recovered From Losing Three Family Members In One Week

Kathleen Kilroe has been through hell and back all in the space of a week. The Tullamore woman had first lost her father to cancer … Read More

From 20 Pence to 1000s Of Euro – One Woman From County Offaly Strikes Lucky!

“People actually thought that 1890s coins are the most valuable – but the 1985 20pence piece was an unusual coin – they were minted to … Read More

Ballyfin Native Noel Fitzpatrick & His New Book “Becoming The Supervet”

Noel Fitzpatrick, better known as the Supervet, has released a new book called “Becoming The Supervet” which chronicles his life long love for animals and … Read More

Pat Smullen’s Hope For The Future After Beating Pancreatic Cancer

Rhode native and nine-time champion jockey Pat Smullen is continuing his treatment for pancreatic cancer and is very positive that the treatment will conclude in … Read More

Homeless Man In Laois Told To Go Back To Dublin To Avail Of Homeless Services

A man who’s been living in a tent in Portlaoise for 10 days says all he wants is a fresh start. David, who’s in his … Read More

Then & Now – One Man’s Observations After Moving Back To The Midlands

Ian Carroll moved to Australia at the age of 28 in 2006. He left behind his career as a microbiologist and ended up in the … Read More

Offaly Mental Health Campaigner calls for crisis centers

A mental health campaigner from Tullamore, Co Offaly is calling for 24/7 crisis centers across the Midlands for those struggling with their mental health. Rahan … Read More

From Zimbabwe To Monksland In Athlone – One Woman’s Journey Of Life

Lucy Alexia MnCube is a single mother of four boys who resides in Monksland in Athlone. After experiencing the tragic loss of her husband and … Read More

What To Look Forward To At Electric Picnic This Year In Stradbally

Excitement has been swooping the country with the line-up for this year’s Electric Picnic being announced. The festival, which kicks on the 30th of August, … Read More

Have You Considered Fostering? Here’s Why You Should!

Theresa Connolly didn’t expect to foster around 30 children in her life time but one tragic event meant that a whole new side of life … Read More

Eavesdropping On Farmers At The Tullamore Mart

Farmers are under a lot of pressure this year.  Still recovering from the harsh spring last year and trying to prepare for what may come … Read More

Polish National Has Manslaughter Charge Dropped

A Polish national has had a manslaughter charge dropped after the Court of Appeal said the jury’s verdict was “perverse”. Nineteen-year old John Gorman had … Read More

Longford Woman Reveals Anorexia Battle

If it wasn’t for her friends and family, Jessica McCaul would’ve lost her life to Anorexia. This week is Eating Disorders Awareness week and Jessica, … Read More

The First Laois & Offaly Garda Youth Took Place In Portlaoise

On Friday the first Laois and Offaly Garda Youth Awards took place in Portlaoise. Over one hundred and fifty guests, which included young people, their … Read More

Tomorrow Vital To Mullingar Fleadh Bid

It’s almost ‘D’ day for those fighting to ‘bring the Fleadh home’ to Mullingar. Judges will be arriving tomorrow to see what the town has … Read More

I Witness My Friend Collapse & Become Unresponsive In A Matter Of Minutes

22 year old Paul Connaughton was out playing tag rugby with his friend Kieran Cleary in Durbarry Park, Athlone. It was on that evening, June … Read More

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