Rain Causes Big Drop In Attendance On Day Two Of Ploughing

Heavy rainfall failed to dampen spirits on day two of the National Ploughing Championships – but it did dent attendance. Wednesday is traditionally the busiest … Read More

Justice Minister Hopes More Areas Join Community Alert Scheme

The Justice Minister says he wishes that more parts of the country would get involved in the Community Alert scheme. Laois Fine Gael deputy Charlie … Read More

Laois Man “Sorry” About Threat To Kill

“I am so sorry”. The words of a Laois man accused of a dramatic crime spree in the county last month. Joseph Moore, with an address … Read More

Heavy Rain Floods Paths At Ploughing

Heavy rain is taking its toll on conditions at the National Ploughing Championships in County Offaly. Some pathways at the site in Screggan, Tullamore have … Read More

Minister Encourages Midlands Farmers To Grow Energy Crops

The Energy Minister says he wants as much of Ireland’s biomass produced in the shadows of existing power stations in the Midlands. Roscommon-Galway deputy Denis … Read More

Rural Isolation Is Everywhere – Minister Ring

The Rural Affairs Minister says transport services are key to battling rural isolation. Speaking at the National Ploughing Championships in Screggan outside Tullamore, Michael Ring … Read More

Two Investigations Launched Into Midlands Prison Attack

Two investigations are underway following a knife attack at the Midlands Prison in Portlaoise. An inmate is in a serious condition after his throat was … Read More

Accommodation Booked Out Across Midlands Due To Ploughing

The manager of Mid Ireland Tourism says the region is completely booked out of accommodation because of the National Ploughing Championships. Peter Ormond says the … Read More

Maintenance Works To Begin On Shannon In Offaly

OPW Minister Kevin Boxer Moran says maintenance works will begin shortly on the River Shannon in Co. Offaly. It aims to tackle the build up … Read More

Bord Na Móna Launching Bioenergy Business

Bord na Móna is launching its new bioenergy business today at the National Ploughing Championships. The company says it will source sustainable biomass here and … Read More

Huge Crowds Expected Again On Day Two Of Ploughing

The National Ploughing Championships continue today in Co. Offaly after a record opening day. A crowds of 112,500 people passed through the gates in Screggan, … Read More

Inmate Seriously Injured In Midlands Prison Knife Attack

A Midlands Prison inmate is in a serious condition after having his throat cut in a violent attack. The Irish Mirror reports that the incident … Read More

Man Reported Missing After Attending Ploughing Found Safe And Well

A man who was reported missing after attending the National Ploughing Championships in Screggan, Tullamore, Co. Offaly has been located. Concern had been expressed for the … Read More

Family Learned Of Tragedy While Attending National Ploughing Championships

A family trip to the National Ploughing Championships was plunged into sadness as word filtered through of a workplace tragedy in County Wexford. A 33 … Read More

Record Attendance At Day One Of The National Ploughing Championships

A record 112,500 people attended the first day of the National Ploughing Championships. It smashes last year’s record of 100,000 visitors. Organisers say 370 coaches … Read More

Further Growth In Rents Across Midlands

The cost of renting continues to rise across the Midlands. According to the Residential Tenancies Board, rents in Laois increased by nine per cent in … Read More

President Highlights Rural Ireland Concerns In Ploughing Speech

The President says the rural urban divide is getting wider. Michael D Higgins has called for more balanced regional development as he officially opened the … Read More

Approval For New Aldi Store In Westmeath

A new Aldi supermarket has been given the green light in Co. Westmeath. The county council has granted conditional permission for a new store off … Read More

Second Day Of Hearings Into Former Athlone Garda’s Claims

The Disclosures Tribunal is into a second day of examining claims made by a Garda formerly stationed in Athlone. Keith Harrison alleges that he was … Read More

Planning Approved For Initial Athlone Flood Relief Works

Planning has been approved for the first part of a €6m flood relief project in Athlone. The first of eight phases of work involves the … Read More

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