Man Jailed After Smuggling IRA Message From Portlaoise Prison

A Dublin man who used Christmas cards as a cover to smuggle an IRA communiqué out of Portlaoise prison has been jailed for 16 months … Read More

New Wind Energy Rules To Be Published Next Week

Planning Minister Simon Coveney says revised wind energy guidelines will be published next week. The new regulations will have to go to public consultation afterwards, … Read More

Minister Welcomes End Of Nuns’ Involvement In Maternity Hospital

The Health Promotion Minister says any question of religious influence in the new national maternity hospital has been dealt with “very comprehensively”. Offaly Fine Gael … Read More

Man Who Smuggled IRA Message Out Of Portlaoise Prison To Be Sentenced

A man found guilty of IRA membership after smuggling a message out of Portlaoise Prison is due to be sentenced later. Fifty-four year old Brian … Read More

Minister Naughten Announces Extra Funding To Tackle Illegal Dumping

The Environment Minister says those who dump waste illegally are committing environmental and economic treason. Roscommon Galway Independent TD Denis Naughten says that due to … Read More

Report Highlights Systemic Failings In Child Protection System

A new report shows ‘systemic’ failings in our child protection system. The audit of more than 5,400 cases was commissioned following the removal by Gardaí … Read More

Voting To Begin In FG Leadership Election

Voting will begin today in the Fine Gael leadership election. Leo Varadkar and Simon Coveney faced off in the final debate last night in Cork … Read More

Jobs Minister To Launch Regional Enterprise Fund In Birr

The Jobs Minister will visit Birr Castle later today. Mary Mitchell O’Connor is due to announce details of a €60m regional enterprise development fund. It … Read More

TD Says Concern Is Growing For Future Of Athlone Mail Centre

A Longford Westmeath TD says fears are growing for the future of 180 jobs at the mail centre in Athlone. Robert Troy claims that consultants … Read More

Permission Granted For New Service Station In Portarlington

A new service station in Portarlington has been given the go ahead. Offaly County Council has granted D4 Court Retail Limited conditional permission for a … Read More

Cannabis Worth €150,000 Found At Portlaoise Mail Centre

Revenue officers have made a significant drugs find at Portlaoise Mail Centre today. Herbal cannabis weighing 7.5kg and worth €150,000 was found in two separate … Read More

Concert-Goers Reminded of Works On N52 In Westmeath

Concert-goers travelling to and from Life Festival at Belvedere House and Slane Castle this weekend should expect delays on the N52 in Westmeath. The county … Read More

Car And Van Stolen From Mechanic’s Garage In Tullamore

Gardaí in Tullamore are appealing for information after two vehicles were taken from a mechanic’s garage. A Volkswagen Passat and a Peugeot Partner van were … Read More

West Tipperary In Deep Shock Following Baby Girl’s Death

The tragic death of a baby girl in west Tipperary is being met with deep sadness and shock. Seven month old Chloe Fogarty was found … Read More

Minister Naughten – ‘Merit To Idea Of Irish MI5’

The Communications Minister believes there’s merit to the idea of establishing an Irish version of ‘MI5’. Roscommon-Galway deputy Denis Naughten’s been reacting to suggestions that … Read More

Focus On Westmeath Town In Attempt To Support Rural Areas

There’ll be a focus on a Westmeath town this morning as part of attempts to support rural communities. Members of the Oireachtas Rural Committee are … Read More

Drop In Midlands Homelessness Despite Record National Figures

Homelessness has decreased in the Midlands despite record national levels. There were 116 adults and children in emergency accomodation in Laois, Offaly, Westmeath and Longford … Read More

Auctioneer Says New Figures Prove Rural Failure Of ‘Help To Buy Scheme’

A Midlands auctioneer believes it’s been proven that the ‘Help to Buy’ scheme is not benefiting the rural market. Around 1,800 claims have been put … Read More

€15k Target Met To Bring Laois Man’s Body Home

The €15,000 fundraising target has been met to bring home the remains of a Laois man who died in Portugal. A GoFundMe page was set … Read More

Mountrath Resident Charged With Roscrea Murder

A 46-year-old Latvian woman was before Nenagh Court this Thursday afternoon, May 25, charged with murdering a Lithuanian man in Roscrea last November. Inga Ozolina, … Read More

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