“Considerable Damage” To Laois Café After Fire

Laois Fire Services says there’s “considerable damage” to a café in Abbeyleix following a blaze. The incident had been reported at 5.30am this morning at … Read More

‘People Shouldn’t Come Here To Stop What’s Legal’

The Chair of the National Women’s Council says it’s worrying that people can come to another country – to stop women doing what’s legal. An … Read More

Over 55 On Trolleys In Midland Hospitals

There are over 55 people on trolleys in Midland Hospitals this morning. Figures from the INMO show Tullamore is the busiest in the region, with … Read More

Man Charged In Connection To €700K Drugs Bust In Athlone

A man in his 20s has been charged in connection to a huge drugs bust in Athlone. Cocaine with a street value of €700,000 had … Read More

Train Delays Easing For Midlands Commuters

Delays are starting to ease for Midlands commuter getting the train to Dublin. Vandalism on a signal cable had caused tailbacks of up to 45 … Read More

Protest In Athlone Over Pension Security

Community Employment supervisors seeking security over pensions are to strike in Athlone later. The group will hold demonstrations in five other locations at the Department … Read More

Fire In Laois Brought Under Control

A fire in Abbeyleix has been brought under control. The blaze had started at around 5.30am this morning at a restaurant on Main Street. Two … Read More

Hospital Builders To Appear Before PAC

The Chair of the Public Accounts Committee says we have heard from everyone apart from the builders at the National Children’s Hospital. BAM is invited … Read More

TD Wants Temporary Ban On Windfarms

An Offaly TD is calling for a temporary ban on wind farms in the Midlands for guidelines to be published. Carol Nolan claims residents are … Read More

Woman Killed In Crash Near Offaly-Kildare Border

A woman has died in a crash near the Offaly-Kildare border. The single vehicle collision happened at around 11 o’clock last night on the Clane … Read More

Govt Penalising Homeless For Turning Down Home

Groups representing the homeless are accusing the Government of victim blaming following proposals to penalise families who turn down social housing. The new rules would … Read More

Motorist Caught Speeding On The M6

A motorist was caught travelling at 181 kilometres an hour between Athlone and Ballinasloe  last night. The driver was speeding on the M6 motorway. The … Read More

Upskirting Should Be An Offence In Ireland

Fianna Fail’s spokesperson on Equality is getting behind calls to make ‘upskirting’ a criminal offence here. Deputy Fiona O’Loughlin says she fully agrees with the … Read More

First Midlands Fifa Pro Astro Pitch Opening Today

Athlone FC is preparing to launch the first Fifa Pro astro pitch in the Midlands. The official opening is at 12 noon in the Athlone … Read More

Permission Sought For €20M Shopping Centre In Offaly

Planning permission is being sought for a huge shopping centre in Tullamore. 200 jobs are expected to be created as part of the plans for … Read More

Mother Of Jedward Passes Away

Singing duo Jedward are in mourning today after the news that their mother has passed away. The twins, who grew up in Rathangan, revealed the … Read More

“Not Enough One And Two Bed Homes Being Built”

The CEO of the Peter McVerry Trust says not enough developers are providing one and two bedroom homes. Nine units have been unveiled in Kilbeggan … Read More

Edenderry To Be Targeted To Reduce Vacant Business Units

A Junior Housing Minister says Edenderry will be “targeted” to bring down the number of vacant commercial units. A study from GeoView shows the Offaly … Read More

Irish Mass-Goers Are “Loose Change Catholics”

A Midlands Monsignor says Irish people usually only give loose change during mass donations – but having the option to pay with a bank card … Read More

Housing Charity Want More Units In Midlands

The Peter McVerry Trust plan to bring more social housing units on stream in the Midlands. Junior Housing Minister Damien English had been in Kilbeggan … Read More

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