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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 Charity Race That Takes You Across The Globe, But There’s A Catch

Have you ever heard of Beg Borrow Steal?  It’s a charity race held each year to raise money for a number of worthy causes.  Eva … Read More

Homeowners Getting Massive Discounts On Their Mortgages. Too Good To Be True?

Does this sound too good to be true? Will Faulkner on Midlands Today speaks about an interesting development if you’re on a tracker mortgage.  People … Read More

Ed Sheeran Ticket Hysteria In The Midlands

How far would you go to get tickets to see your favourite band or act? We are all aware by now tickets for the most … Read More

Tullamore Solicitor Praised for Her Commitment to Harrowing Case

A solicitor from Tullamore, County Offaly has been praised in the High Court for her commitment to a particularly harrowing case.  Midlands 103 reporter Michael … Read More

Listener Gives Her Honest View of Donald Trump To Will Faulkner

President of the United States Donald Trump is still the topic of choice on Midlands Today, Will Faulkner asked his listeners to phone in and … Read More

Portlaoise Muslim Expresses Concern About Trump’s Travel Ban

U.S President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Friday.  The order bans citizens from Syria, Iraq, Libya, Iran, Yemen and Sudan from entering the … Read More

Do You Agree With the Legalisation of Medicinal Cannabis?

An Oireachtas Committee has recommended that medicinal cannabis be paid for by the state and made available to appropriate patients. Eamonn Brady a pharmacist from … Read More

Offaly Man Hoping To Become Winter Olympian

When you think of Irish Olympic events, swimming, rowing or golf comes to mind.  How about cross country skiing?  Offaly native Cathal Nolan has a … Read More

Birr’s little superhero Tommy K suffering from cancer at six years old

In July 2014 6yr old Tommy Kelly from Birr was diagnosed with a very rare cancer known as ATRT and is only one of two … Read More

Edenderry Family Forced Into Homelessness

Imagine finding yourself homeless in one week? People in Laois, Offaly and Westmeath are noticing rent creep higher and higher each year. There have been … Read More

How To Avoid a MASSIVE Euromillions Tax Bill.

One lucky winner in Ireland has scooped a cool €88.5million in last night’s Euromillions. That’s right, €88.5 million! This is the third biggest jackpot winner … Read More

Does Your Local Councillor Deserve an Extra €3,500 in Allowances and Expenses?

County councillors will soon be entitled to an extra €2,500 in annual expenses plus a €1,000 allowance for sitting in Municipal Districts.   Officially, Minister … Read More

Singer Mundy Was Ready to Walk From Masterchef on Day One

Birr singer-songwriter Mundy speaks to Will Faulkner on Midlands Today about his Masterchef experience. Mundy explains he thought he only signed up to the amount … Read More

Rural Community in Offaly Fighting Back Against Crime

Signposts for gangs: Criminals are sending scouts to mark property especially in rural areas.  These signs have been spotted in Clonaslee in County Laois.  They … Read More

Henry Healy, Obama’s 8th Cousin Discusses The Former President’s Impact on the Town

At 5 o’ clock this evening Donald Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. Obama will be remembered for … Read More

Darren Keane of PATH Speaks About Ireland’s Homeless

Simon Coveney Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government is promising nobody will have to go into a hotel if they lose their home … Read More

Portlaoise Mourns the Loss of Councillor and Activist Kathleen O’Brien

In a segment featured on Midlands Today; Cathaoirleach of Laois County Council, Tom Mulhall speaks with Michael Brophy about the loss of Kathleen O’Brien. She … Read More

Calls for Anti Touting Laws to be Fast Tracked

Dermott Jewell from the Consumer’s Association of Ireland spoke to Will Faulkner about why so many people end up without tickets for the biggest concerts … Read More

Irish Women the Most Likely in the World to Drink While Pregnant New Study Claims:

A new study has claimed that Irish women are the most likely in the world to drink whilst pregnant. According to the Study, Irish women … Read More

High Spate of Robberies Throughout County Offaly

In a segment featured on Midlands Today; Garda Graham Kavanagh spoke to Midlands 103 reporter Michael Brophy about the high number of burglaries in County … Read More

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