Burke Says It’s “Very Clear” That Change Is Needed In FG

A midlands Fine Gael TD says it’s “very clear” that change is needed within the party. However Longford-Westmeath deputy Peter Burke says he has confidence … Read More

Vigils Across Midlands This Evening To Support Cystic Fibrosis Sufferers

Candlelit vigils are being held across the Midlands this evening to support the cystic fibrosis community. The events beginning at 7pm in Portlaoise, Mullingar and … Read More

Midlands Boarding School Announces Closure

Cistercian College in Roscrea has announced its intention to close. Management for the boarding school say it’s “with sadness and regret” that the decision’s been … Read More

Two Men Charged After Variety Of Drugs Seized In Athlone

Two men will appear in court next month in connection with the seizure of a variety of drugs in Athlone. Cannabis, ecstasy and cocaine, worth … Read More

Most Of Westmeath Asked To Conserve Water Due To Low Lake Levels

Residents in the majority of Westmeath are being asked to conserve water due to “historically” low water levels in Lough Owel. Irish Water is putting … Read More

Council Seeks Further Information On Portlaoise Housing Development

Laois County Council is looking for further information on a proposed housing development in Portlaoise. Graham Developments had lodged an application with Laois County Council … Read More

Green Light For Wind Monitoring Mast On Offaly Bog

Bord na Móna has been given the go-ahead to build a wind monitoring mast of up to 100 metres in height in Offaly. The company … Read More

Minister Flanagan Rules Out FG Leadership Bid

Laois Fine Gael TD Charlie Flanagan says he won’t be throwing his hat in the ring to become the next party leader. Enda Kenny is under … Read More

Suspect Device In Rathangan Believed To Have Been Tractor Part

Gardaí say a suspect device discovered in Rathangan, Co. Kildare this morning was simply a machine part. The pipe-shaped object was discovered in the vicinity … Read More

Celebrity MasterChef Was An “Amazing Experience” – Mundy

Mundy says competing on Celebrity MasterChef was an amazing experience. The Offaly singer and fan favourite was voted off in last night’s episode on TV3 … Read More

Nolan Calls On Government To Support Striking Tullamore Tesco Workers

Workers at Tesco in Tullamore are into the fourth day of their indefinite strike. Sixteen stores across the country are now affected by the action … Read More

Beef Farmers Warned Not To Expand Production Over Brexit And CETA Threats

Beef farmers are being warned not to expand production. The Portlaoise-based ICSA says the CETA trade deal between the EU and Canada and Brexit pose … Read More

Man Killed In Meath Hit-And-Run

A man in his 20s has been killed in a hit-and-run in Co. Meath. He was struck by a vehicle which left the scene on … Read More

Garda Whistleblower Harrison Welcomes Inclusion In Inquiry

A Garda whistleblower is welcoming the announcement that his treatment will be examined by a tribunal of inquiry. Keith Harrison, who is based in Donegal … Read More

Tesco Tullamore Strike Continues Despite Breakthrough

The strike by workers at Tesco in Tullamore will continue despite a breakthrough with management. Mandate trade union, which is representing staff, has welcomed the … Read More

Garda Warning After €600 Scammed From Athlone Resident

Gardai are warning people to be wary of a roof scam which has already swindled €600 from an old woman in Athlone. It’s understood that … Read More

Bomb Experts Safely Deal With Hand Grenade Found In Stradbally

The Defence Forces say a hand grenade found in Stradbally has been safely disposed of. Army bomb experts were called to a house in Court … Read More

McDowell Wants Commissioner To Step Aside During McCabe Tribunal

A former justice minister says the Garda Commissioner “must step aside” during an inquiry into claims of a smear campaign against Maurice McCabe. Michael McDowell … Read More

Work Needed To Attract Applicants To Maternity Posts

The Oireachtas Health Committee has heard that something must be done to make maternity consultant posts more attractive. The Chairman of the Institute of Obstetricians … Read More

McFadden Expects FG Leadership Battle In Near Future

A Midlands Fine Gael senator believes that a change in party leadership is likely in the near future. However, Gabrielle McFadden’s standing by Enda Kenny … Read More

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