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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.

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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.
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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.

Tony Egan: A man passionate about making a difference in People’s lives

Tony Egan, whose body was discovered last Monday in Monasterevin, was remembered this morning by his former colleague; Ger Gorman, the manager of Oxfam Portlaoise. … Read More

An Athlone Restaurant Owner Has This To Say:

Adam Lyons of Kin Khaoi Restaurant in Athlone was speaking to Will Faulkner on Midlands Today this morning. In his opinion, it’s “poor form” when … Read More

FLU Outbreak: Should the schools remain closed next week?

FLU Outbreak: Should the schools remain closed next week? The PRO of the Irish Primary Schools Networks, Larry Phlemming, was speaking to Will on Midlands … Read More

Rhys Glennon – Juvenile Arthritis

Midlands 103’s Conor Shehan was talking to Rhys Glennon and his mother Catriona from Rhode County Offaly. Rhys has suffered from Juvenile Arthritis, an auto … Read More

‘I Want to Get Cancer’ – Irish Cancer Society’s New Commercial.

Have you heard the Irish Cancer Society’s new commercial? The short ad features various people exclaiming: “I want to get cancer”. The ad has been … Read More

Houdini: the world’s greatest Dog Escape Artist

Odí the dog, previously known as “The Fugitive” and more recently “Houdini”, is known locally for being a notorious escape artist and for his passion … Read More

Keeping your Valuables Safe this New Year

Sargent Graham Kavanagh was chatting this morning to Will Faulkner on Midlands Today. He warns that this time of the year sees a huge rise … Read More

Can you help cheer this young boy up for Christmas?

Can you help cheer this young boy up for Christmas? His father Pat believes the best way to do so is to get him a … Read More

Life with Dwarfism – Shakira Darby’s Story

Ever wondered what life is like for a little person? Sakira Darby who suffers from Dwarfism was speaking to Conor Sheenan on Midlands Today this … Read More

Here’s where your car is most likely to pass the NCT!

To pass your NCT first time, go to… Portlaoise in County Laois. It has the highest NCT pass rate in the midlands – and is … Read More

Don’t do THIS when driving in Westmeath!

Another midlands Garda Division is pledging a crackdown on motorists who misuse their fog lights. Hear the warning form Westmeath Crime Prevention Officer John Connolly, … Read More

Will Faulkner pins Sinn Féin TD on why Gerry Adams won’t give up IRA figure key to murder investigation

  “These issues are sorted out by Garda investigations and if people have information, that’s where they go with it” “Except your party leader?”   … Read More

Computer Virus Targeting Eir Customers

Will was chatting to Andy O’Donoghue this morning about a computer virus that could affect 130,000 Eir customers. According to Andy the virus has previously … Read More

Hospital Chief refuses to say if Portlaoise Hospital will be downgraded

Under pressure from Will Faulkner about 24/7 emergency services, Susan O’Reilly reveals a medical assessment unit is “the next step” Despite repeated questions from Will … Read More

Shane Gannon on Midlands 103

Ballinagore native Shane Gannon talks to Will on Midlands Today about a workplace accident that left him seriously injured. He explains to Will that his … Read More

Offaly Man Invades X Factor Stage

Offaly man James Slattery invaded the X Factor stage last Saturday night as Honey G was performing. He spoke on Midlands Today on Monday in … Read More

“Illegal money lending is rife in County Laois” – MABS

Living in Portlaoise and got a bad credit rating? You can’t access a Government scheme to steer people away from loan sharks because the local … Read More

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