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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.

Irish Road Victims Association concerned about drug driving

An internal report by the Road Safety Authority found that prescribed sedatives are almost as common as alcohol in road deaths. Donna Price, chair and … Read More

Sarah Jane Mangan from the Swan crowned Laois Carer of the Year

A mother from the Swan has been recognized for her caring nature. Sarah Jane Mangan has won the title of the Laois Carer of the … Read More

Athlone’s Martin Nolan to preside over auction of famous Marilyn Monroe dress

An Athlone man is behind the sale of the Marilyn Monroe collection. The dress the iconic star wore when she sang ‘Happy Birthday Mr President’ … Read More

Mobile planetarium comes to St Mary’s Youth Centre for Midlands Science Festival

Have you ever wondered how the planets stay in orbit? Or did you know the sun is actually only a medium sized star? The Midlands … Read More

Laois teenager with scoliosis suffering on long waiting list

Stradbally woman Anna Mill’s daughter was diagnosed with scoliosis, a painful condition caused by a curvature of the spine in August. Her daughter is currently … Read More

Potential for Snow As Soon as Tomorrow.

Have your woollies at the ready from tomorrow! Experts say we are in for an extremely cold week and there is a chance of snow … Read More

I just took whatever drugs were available

At the age of 15 a Westmeath woman was self-prescribing, which was the start of an addiction that lasted 16 years. Caroline was suffering with … Read More

Midlands woman talks about struggle with voices in her head

Longford woman Majella Reid was diagnosed with bipolar-schizoaffective disorder causing her to hear voices in her head. She’s been speaking to Midlands 103’s Conor Sheehan … Read More

Westmeath woman is 2016 Queen of the Land

The annual WR Shaw Queen of the Land Festival took place in the Bridge House Hotel this weekend. Ballinagore native Karen Elliffe was crowned winner. … Read More

Tullamore native in New Zealand talks about yesterdays earthquake

Tullamore woman Arlene McEvoy lives in Christchurch, where a major earthquake caused devastation and carnage in 2011. She’s been speaking to Will O’Callaghan on Midlands … Read More

Laois girl hailed as hero after rescuing brother from septic tank

A 13 year old girl from Laois has been recognised at the Irish Water Safety Awards after she rescued her little brother from a septic … Read More

Durrow native talks about life with an acquired brain injury

Imagine going out for the night with your friends only to fall down concrete steps and find yourself on a life support machine. Stephen Shorthall … Read More

“Be safe be seen” road safety campaign launched on Midlands Today

Did you know, pedestrians on dark rural roads are 13 times more likely to be killed than those walking in daylight. As part of “be … Read More

Banagher native Shauna Keane to star in The Only Gay in the Village on RTÉ 2

“I had this idea that I’d go and marry a man and it would be my secret”. Banagher’s Shauna Keane struggled with her sexuality before … Read More

Are children fat because their mothers are stupid?

The latest “Growing up in Ireland” survey results suggest a correlation between a mothers level of education and their child’s weight. The less educated the … Read More

Living with Alzheimer’s, a new book by Offaly woman Anne Joyce

So your mother’s been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, how do you cope? Watching the person you love the most disintegrate before your eyes is harrowing. For … Read More

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