Terms Of Garda Whistleblower Probe To Be Published

The Government will publish the terms of reference later for a statutory inquiry into the treatment of Garda whistleblowers. Two members of the force came … Read More

Couple Sue Laois County Council After Flood Damage

A Co. Laois man told the High Court that flood waters flowed across his property like “a small tsunami” before entering and causing extensive damage … Read More

Westmeath Nursing Home Patient Walked 2km Before Being Found

A nursing home resident suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease managed to walk nearly two kilometres in the dark before he was found, a fitness to practice … Read More

Fears For 500 Jobs At HP In Kildare

Staff at Hewlett Packard are facing meetings with senior staff at the Co. Kildare plant today. It is reported they will be called in for … Read More

Decision Delayed On 50 House Development In Laois

Laois County Council has delayed making a decision on plans for 50 new houses. It has requested further information from MB Homes which lodged an … Read More

Full Commission Of Investigation To Look At Garda Smear Claims

The Cabinet’s agreed there should be a full commission of investigation into claims of a smear campaign against Garda whistleblowers. The Tánaiste’s confirmed it’ll be … Read More

Local Editor Supporting INM Newspaper Takeover

The editor of two midlands newspapers is supporting the sale of Celtic Media group to INM. Tadhg Carey, of the Westmeath Independent and Offaly Independent, … Read More

Edenderry Has Highest National Vacancy Rate For Business Premises

Business premises in Edenderry have the highest vacancy rates in the country. A survey by GeoDirectory finds that almost a third of commercial properties in … Read More

Workers To Strike At Nine Tesco Stores Including Tullamore

Workers at nine Tesco stores are to go on strike indefinitely from Valentine’s Day. Mandate, which represents 10,000 staff, says Tullamore will be among the … Read More

Nurse Faces Hearing After Escape Of Alzheimer’s Patient From Westmeath Nursing Home

A nurse is before a disciplinary hearing after an elderly nursing home resident suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease escaped during the night. Nurse Ewa Ksiezopolska (64) … Read More

Almost Three Quarters Of AIT Students Receive Grants

Almost three quarters of students at Athlone IT are reliant on grant supports. According to the Irish Times, it’s the second highest figure in the … Read More

Missing Kilkenny Teen Found Safe And Well

A teenage girl missing from Kilkenny City has been found safe and well. Concern had been expressed for the welfare of 17 year old Rebecca … Read More

Two Arrested Over Alleged Land And Forestry Fraud

Gardaí have arrested two men over an alleged land and forestry fraud that has cost investors up to €5m. The alleged scam is believed to … Read More

Stories Of Patients On Waiting Lists ‘Absolutely Inexcusable’ – Minister

The Health Minister says he’ll do everything he can to reduce waiting lists in the next year. Simon Harris has also admitted the situation makes … Read More

Local Farmers Group Attending Brexit Talks In London

A local farmers group will hold Brexit discussions with UK leaders today. The Portlaoise-based Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers Association will join other groups in … Read More

Garda Appeal For Teen Missing From Kilkenny

The public’s help is being sought in finding a teenager missing from Kilkenny city. 17-year-old Rebecca ‘Becky’ Folan was last seen at her home at … Read More

Athlone Domestic Abuse Refuge Must Turn Away “Alarming” Number Of People

The number of women and children who had to be turned away from an Athlone refuge is being described as “alarming”. Team leader at Esker … Read More

Westmeath IDA Visits Surge Compared To Midlands Average

IDA backed companies made over three times more visits to Westmeath last year than both Laois and Offaly combined. The agency which attracts foreign investment, … Read More

Slieve Bloom Bike Trail Granted Planning Permission

A mountain bike trail through the Slieve Blooms has been given the go ahead. Offaly County Council has granted permission to Coillte to develop a … Read More

Permission Sought For New Houses In Castlepollard

Permission is being sought for a new batch of houses in Castlepollard. Thomas Kelly & Sons Ltd has lodged an application for the construction of … Read More

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