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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.

Teaching Children What Life Would Be Like Living With A Disability

“By doing that in that school all them years later them kids them kids were still friends with Sammy on Facebook and they still mention that day to her and what they learned.”

10 Six Week Old Puppies Abandoned Near A Kildare Bog

“I’d say they were literally taken from mammy – generally people that are inclined to do something like this aren’t going to be bothered.”

Laois Girl With Aspergers Finally Found Placement In Primary School

Her father Martin is back with us to tell us the good news.

A Horrifying Reminder For First Aid Courses As Tullamore Father Saves Daughter From Choking On Maltesers

“Panic was setting in – we ran out into the housing estate we live in looking for guidance or help or something with her in my arms.”

Littlehill Animal Sanctuary Are Looking To Rehome Their Hens

So your children are anything like our own… you will be inundated with pleas for a puppy or a kitten but if you don’t fancy … Read More

Laois Child With Autism Cannot Find A Guaranteed Place In Schools

“We can’t wash her hair – if we were to do that she would go so bad in a meltdown that she would vomit.”

Over €5000 Raised For The Murray Family Will Go To The Mater Clinic

“I dont have the words to say how proud we are of each and everyone of these clubs.”

What Time Are You Most Likely To See Spiders In The House?

“I think that man had too much time on his hands to be studying when spiders are most active.”

Behind The Flashmob That Went Viral Over The Weekend

Eight choirs from the Midlands went viral over the weekend in the countries busiest railway station. So how did such a huge gathering come to … Read More

Pickleball Could Reduce The Risk Of Major Health Issues Says One Westmeath Player

“you’re getting exercise but you’re not absolutely killing yourself to get it.”

Major Study Found Active Component in Difene Linked To Increased Risk Of Heart Attack & Stroke

A new study is warning about the impact the painkiller Difene can have on your heart. According to reseacher from Denmark there are over 6 … Read More

Feed Our Homeless Laois Ambassador Feels They’ve Let People Down After Electric Picnic Road Traffic Collision

“300 People Will Go Hungry Tomorrow Night Because We Can’t Do Our Soup Run”

A Handful Of Acts From The Midlands Will Perform At Electric Picnic

“Its part of a deal we have with Electric Picnic – they have given us money to go towards our After School programme – we’ve … Read More

Delayed Back To School Payments May Mean Mothers Are Going Hungry To Feed Their Children

“We Have To Rescue People – There Are So Many Children Out There Who Are Going Hungry.”

The Papal Visit – On The Ground In Knock

Our very own Head Of News Sinead Hubble had the opportunity to attend Pope Francis’ visit to the Knock Shrine. At quarter to six she … Read More

Portlaoise Man Had To Have Surgery To Remove 80% Of His Stomach – Today He Is Living Better Than Ever

Alan Smyth spoke to Will Faulkner on Midlands Today earlier this year about his weight loss journey that would involve removing 80% of his stomach … Read More

Westmeath Priest Is Hoping To Be Reunited With Pope Francis This Weekend

A Westmeath Priest is hoping to be reunited with Pope Francis this weekend. Fr. James Kelly worked with the Pontiff in Buenos Aires in Argentina. … Read More

Meet The Westmeath Women Who Made Worldwide Headlines To Meet The Pope in 1979

Carmel O’Brien, from Moate in County Westmeath, made wordwide headlines back in 1979. In September of that year Pope John-Paul became the first ever pontiff … Read More

Jennifer Byrne – Her Past Year As The Rose Of Tralee

Jennifer Byrne will be handing back her Rose Of Tralee tiara over the next few days. A new rose must be crowned and the midlands … Read More

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