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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.

It Took Six Years For Lyme Disease To Completely Change My Life

Meet Helena Moore, a mother from Mullingar, who started to experience blurry vision and migraines in 2016 whilst at work. Initially she believed it was … Read More

Laois Woman Sickened By The Dumping At Her Brother’s Memorial

Fiona Bergin received a text from a girl she knew in school to let her know about a pile of rubbish left behind on her … Read More

He has defied all odds. It’s a Miracle. Interview Aisling O’ Brennan- Sister of Cormac O’Brennan

Cormac O’Brennan (20), who moved to New Zealand on a work visa last September, was enjoying a trip to a nearby coastal town on an … Read More

Growing Up Mixed Race In Ireland

Yasmin Biriah, born in the UK but moved to Athlone in Count Westmeath, says that growing up in Ireland seemed exciting before the big move … Read More

New Farm Safety Programme Aims To Teach Our Children About Farm Dangers

The farm can be seen as exciting place for children as they gaze at the massive tractors, combine harvests and feed the calves unaware of … Read More

Edenderry Students To Fly Off To The Kennedy Space Centre In Orlando

Students from Oaklands Community College are embarking on a trip of a lifetime next week. The six teenagers will be travelling to the Kennedy Space … Read More

Could This Be Ireland’s Biggest Boyzone Fan?

Boyzone’s last ever Irish gig went down like a treat for one particular woman from Mullingar. Nicole Bates spoke to Midlands Today with Will Faulkner about … Read More

Mullingar School Is Determined To Keep The Irish Language Running Strong!

The Irish language’s place in our society is a precarious one, with fewer and fewer of us learning it.  Could we potentially let it slip … Read More

FULL INTERVIEW: Tullamore Woman Desperate To Come Home From Hospital

A Tullamore woman who suffered an aneurysm 14 months ago is calling on the HSE to let her go home. Joanne O’Connor has been in … Read More

Mountrath Mum Worries For Future With ADHD Son

Ashley Senton, mother of 10 year old Bradley who has been diagnosed with ADHD, wants your help. She wants to know where she can receive … Read More

Offaly Nurse Who Works Abroad Says She Would Come Home In The Morning If Conditions Were Different

Miriam McMahon, who resided in Rhode in County Offaly, moved to Australia in 2015 to pursue nursing. She spoke to Will Faulkner on Midlands Today … Read More

How Gizmo The Dog Saved My Life

Lily Corcoran, a dance instructor at Explosion Dance Fitness in Tullamore, uses dance to alleviate the pain that comes with being a victim of Chiari … Read More

“The Journey Into The Unknown” Exhibition By Jim Campbell

Meet the photographer who has walked the streets of Aleppo, visited refugee camps in Baghdad and met victims of ISIS violence. Jim Campbell documented his … Read More

Two Neighbours And Their Fights With Meningitis

Mick Kenny, Meningitis Research Ambassador and survivor from Delvin, and Dina Burke, a mother of nine year old meningitis survivor Anthony, spoke to Hannah Murphy … Read More

I Blew €1m On Drink, Drugs and Girls – Now I’m Back After Beating The Bullshit!

“Through this comeback I’m trying to pave the way for kids to come behind me – the reality is if I knew what I knew … Read More

The BT Young Scientist Hopefuls From Colaiste Mhuire CBS In Mullingar

One student from Colaiste Mhuire CBS in Mullingar is hoping to patent an idea that may soon make your morning commute more manageable. Ruaridhi O’Sullivan … Read More

An English Teacher From Portarlington Wants To Show Teens Teachers Are Humans Too

Christopher Booth, an English teacher from Portarlington, County Laois, wanted to show teens that teachers are humans too and that everyone has their own issues … Read More

You May Be Waiting Up To 10 Years On A Public List For Weight Loss Surgery

Dr. Helen Heneghan, a surgeon at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Dublin, knows of nine overweight patients who have died in the last five years waiting … Read More

An Offaly Man Has Been Selected As An Official Adjudicator For The 2020 Olympic Games

John Cronin, Deputy President of Athletics Ireland, is going to live out his dreams next year at the Olympic Games 2020 in Tokyo, Japan. He … Read More

Westmeath Mother Urges Everyone To Donate To A Fundraiser For Crumlin Hospital

A Westmeath mum is appealing to people to donate to the ‘Childhood Illness Takes Too Much’ campaign which is raising funds for Crumlin Hospital. Clodagh … Read More

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