Commuter Chaos Likely As Bus Éireann To Strike Tomorrow

Thousands of commuters must think of alternative arrangements tomorrow as Bus Eireann workers go on strike. The National Bus and Rail Union has announced that … Read More

Ulster Bank To Close Edenderry Branch

Ulster Bank in Edenderry is to close. The financial institution has announced plans to shut 22 branches across the country including Edgeworthstown in Co. Longford. It … Read More

Gardai Looking For Car Involved In Several Midlands Burglaries

Gardaí are appealing for help in tracing a car involved in several burglaries in the midlands. Cash, jewellery and electrical items have been stolen from … Read More

Local GP Asking Health Minister To “Have Mercy” On Laois People

A Portlaoise based doctor is asking the Health Minister to “have mercy” on the people of Laois. Dr Ashfaq Ahmad’s been responding to comments by … Read More

Former Minister Says Bord na Mona Workers Enduring ‘Nerve-Tingling Time’

A former energy minister says it’s a ‘nerve-tingling time’ for all workers at Bord na Móna. Speaking in the Dáil, Michael Lowry has raised concerns … Read More

Headline Acts Announced For 2017 Electric Picnic

The headline acts have been announced for this year’s sold-out Electric Picnic music festival. The XX, A Tribe Called Quest and Duran Duran are the … Read More

British PM Confirms One Irish Person Injured In London Attack

The British Prime Minister says one Irish person is among the injured following yesterday’s terror attack in London. Theresa May made the comments as she … Read More

Strike At Bus Éireann Edges Closer

A strike at Bus Éireann may happen in the next 24 hours. Unions, who are meeting today, claim there is no basis for further talks with the … Read More

Laois TD Says Speedy Action Is Needed To Save Post Offices

A Laois Sinn Féin TD says time is of the essence in securing the future of An Post. Brian Stanley has met with CEO David … Read More

Report Recommends Growing Athlone Vet Lab

The regional vet lab in Athlone could be expanded in future. The Irish Farmers Journal says the working group reviewing services across the country recommends … Read More

Health Minister Will Follow “Clinical Advice” On Portlaoise Hospital

The Health Minister says he must follow “clinical advice” on the future of hospitals. Labour’s Alan Kelly has questioned Simon Harris how he would proceed … Read More

Midlands Launch Of Darkness Into Light

People across the Midlands are being encouraged to get involved in this year’s Darkness Into Light. Pieta House has held the local launch of the … Read More

Justice Minister Must Review Garda Vetting Process – McFadden

A Midlands Senator is calling on the Justice Minister to review the process for Garda vetting. Gabrielle McFadden wants to see it made more user … Read More

Government Pushing Bus Éireann To The Edge – Troy

Fianna Fáil’s Transport Spokesperson is accusing the government of pushing Bus Éireann to “the edge of the cliff”. The firm’s management is holding crunch talks … Read More

ESB Crews Restore Power To Hundreds Of Properties

Power has been restored to many homes and businesses in Laois. Hundreds of customers had been without electricity for a number of hours following wintry … Read More

Offaly Man Jailed For Possession Of Child Pornography

A convicted child abuser, who was previously jailed for the abduction and sexual assault of two young girls, has been sentenced to three years in … Read More

€2.5m Settlement For Boy Born At Mullingar Hospital

A 14 year old boy with cerebral palsy, who had sued the HSE over the circumstances of his birth at Mullingar Hospital, has settled his … Read More

Further Overcrowding At Hospitals In Midlands

The three regional hospitals in the Midlands have been hit by further overcrowding today. According to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation, 30 people are … Read More

Offaly Car Sales Manager Wants Safety Classes For Drivers With Penalty Points

The Oireachtas Transport Committee has heard calls for those with penalty points to attend road safety classes. General Manager of Tullamore Motors, John Farrell says … Read More

Brian Cowen Says Brexit Concerns Weren’t Highlighted Sufficiently

Former Taoiseach Brian Cowen says the impact of Brexit on Ireland wasn’t emphasised enough during the campaign. Brian Cowen’s comments follow confimation this week that … Read More

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