Father Calls For Honesty Following Maternity Failures In Ballinasloe

A father who lost two babies at Portiuncula Hospital in Ballinasloe says families just want honesty about maternity care failures. The Saolta University Health Care … Read More

Minister Highlights Potential For Tourism At Local Cutaway Bogs

The Environment Minister is highlighting the huge tourism potential of cutaway bogs in the Midlands. Denis Naughten says Lough Boora Discovery Park in Co. Offaly … Read More

Doctors To Discuss Portlaoise Hospital’s Future With Minister

GPs and hospital consultants from Laois are due to meet with the Health Minister today to express their concerns over the future of Portlaoise Hospital. … Read More

Mullingar Councillor Wants Sculpture Removed

A Mullingar councillor says a controversial sculpture just outside the town should be “in the deepest part of ones of the lakes”. Mick Dollard is … Read More

One-Way System Approved For Athlone Town Centre

A one-way system is to be introduced on Church Street in Athlone under plans to enhance the town centre. The 3 million euro development will … Read More

Tributes Paid To Offaly Man Who Died In London

An Offaly man who died following an altercation in London has been described as a “highly intelligent, quiet man”. 62-year-old Joseph Kelly from Tullamore collapsed … Read More

New Retail And Office Development Planned For Tullamore

A major new commercial development in Tullamore town centre has been given the green light. Offaly County Council has granted conditional permission to James O’Connor … Read More

Athlone IT Chaplain Says Many Students Struggle To Afford Food

The chaplain of Athlone Institute of Technology says hundreds of students are struggling to feed themselves. Father Shay Casey organises a weekly food drop in … Read More

London Police Investigate Death Of Offaly Man

Police in London are probing the death of an Offaly man who collapsed and died after allegedly arguing with teenagers. Joseph Kelly, 62, was originally … Read More

Data Centres Proposed For Laois Cutaway Bogs

Laois Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley says developing data centres on local cutaway bogs could have massive job creation potential. Bord na Móna has highlighted a … Read More

Garda Warning After Car Break-Ins In Portlaoise

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses after a car was broken into in Portlaoise. The front passenger side of the vehicle was damaged in the incident … Read More

Gardaí Renew Appeal Over Teenager Missing From Laois

Gardaí say they have yet to find a teenager reported missing from Co. Laois. Fifteen year old Jason Collins was last seen in Mountmellick on … Read More

Court Case Has “Serious Implications” For Wind Farms – Local Campaigner

The future of wind farms in Ireland could be called into question this week. Seven families from Cork, who claim they had to leave their … Read More

Local Farmers Encouraged To Attend IFA Brexit Meeting

Midlands farmers are being asked to attend a major meeting on Brexit today. The Irish Farmers’ Association is hosting the event at Goffs in Kill, … Read More

WRC Talks Aim To Resolve Edenderry Power Plant Dispute

Talks aimed at settling the dispute at Edenderry Power Plant are planned for today. SIPTU and Bord na Móna have both accepted an invitation from … Read More

President Higgins Launches Redwood Tree Project In Birr

The President of Ireland has launched a new project at Birr Castle which will see 1,000 trees planted this year. ‘Giant’s Grove’ covers several acres … Read More

Penrose Appealing For Return Of “Disillusioned” Labour Supporters

A Midlands Labour TD is appealing to those “disillusioned” with the party to return. Longford-Westmeath deputy Willie Penrose has been speaking ahead of the party’s … Read More

Athlone Senator Wants Public Vote On One-Way Plans

An Athlone-based senator wants the public to vote on a new one-way system for the town. €3m in funding has been put forward for the works, … Read More

Offaly Man Among Volunteers Helping Haiti Recover From Earthquake

An Offaly man is among 40 people currently flying to Haiti to help people recover from the 2010 earthquake. Belmont’s Noel Ryan is making his … Read More

Planner For Portlaoise 2040 Says Proposals Are “Best Practice”

A planner setting out a long term vision for Portlaoise town centre says proposed measures are “best practice”. The Portlaoise 2040 draft plan outlines several … Read More

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