Centra Creating Almost 500 New Jobs

Centra’s announced plans to hire 460 staff as it opens 20 new stores this year. The convenience store chain is also refurbishing over 100 shops … Read More

Elderly Man Dies Following Tullamore Crash

A man in his late 80s has died in hospital following a crash in Tullamore. His car collided with a bin lorry and crashed into … Read More

Local Domestic Violence Support Worker Welcomes Proposed New Laws

A local domestic violence support worker is welcoming newly published legislation. The Domestic Violence Bill protects aims to protect people who suffer abuse in relationships … Read More

IDA Gets Green Light For New Office Block In Athlone

The IDA’s efforts to attract new businesses to the region have been boosted. Westmeath County Council has granted the agency permission to develop a three-storey … Read More

Suspected Armed Robbery In Portlaoise

Gardaí are investigating a suspected armed robbery in Portlaoise. At around 8:30pm yesterday, a man entered Egan’s Off Licence in Lyster Square. Staff told Gardaí they … Read More

Elderly Man Hospitalised Following Tullamore Crash

An elderly man has been taken to hospital following a serious crash in Tullamore. His car and a truck collided at Charleville Road just after … Read More

Permission Sought For Blueway Along River Barrow

Permission is being sought for a blueway route along the river Barrow. Waterways Ireland are looking to develop the 115 kilometre multi-activity track from Lowtown … Read More

Minister Flanagan Says Ireland Will Look To “Exploit” Brexit Opportunities

The Foreign Affairs Minister says Ireland will be looking to “exploit” opportunities caused by Brexit. Laois Fine Gael TD Charlie Flanagan also says there are … Read More

Troy Concerned That Strike Will Worsen Bus Éireann Finances

Fianna Fáil’s Transport Spokesperson is warning that strike action at Bus Eireann will worsen its financial problems. Longford-Westmeath TD Robert Troy says the company and … Read More

Former Westmeath Cllr To Be Laid To Rest Today

Former Westmeath County Councillor Edward Fagan will be laid to rest today. The 91-year-old of Rathcolman in Mullingar was well known in local farming, rugby … Read More

Local ASTI Official Plays Down Fears Of Further School Closures

A local ASTI official says every effort will be made to avoid further school closures. Members have voted against proposals aimed at ending the dispute … Read More

Ballinasloe Man Wins Lotto Case Against Stepmother

A Ballinasloe man has successfully sued his stepmother for a one sixth share of a €3.3m lottery win. The judge accused David Walsh’s stepmother Mary of … Read More

Truck Driver Sent For Trial Following Death Of Offaly Woman In Crash

A truck driver has been sent forward for trial accused of dangerous driving causing the death of an Offaly woman. Martina Loughlin from Edenderry was … Read More

Man To Appear In Court In Connection With Meath Drugs Haul

A man has been charged in connection with a €3.2m drugs discovery in Meath. 160kg of cannabis herb was discovered by Gardaí on Tuesday when … Read More

Slight Fall In Numbers Signing On In Midlands

Around 50 people came off the Live Register in the Midlands last month. According to the CSO, almost 22,650 were signing on in January across … Read More

Man Charged After €25k Drug Discovery In Mullingar

A man has been charged after Gardaí discovered €25,000 worth of drugs in Mullingar. Officers seized the cannabis herb during a planned search of a … Read More

Cowen Defends Appearance Of Right2Water At Oireachtas Committee

Fianna Fail’s spokesperson on Irish Water insists his party have no intention of holding up the work of a committee discussing the issue. Offaly TD … Read More

Chamber Makes Case For ‘Polycentric’ Midlands City

Midlands Gateway Chamber says no single town in the region should get city status. The group, which represents businesses in Athlone, Mullingar and Tullamore, says … Read More

Senator Seeking More Youth Mental Health Services For Athlone

An Athlone senator says the town needs more mental health services for young people. Fine Gael’s Gabrielle McFadden is calling for the establishment of a … Read More

Appeal For Blood Donors To Attend Clinic In Mountrath

People in the Mountrath area are being urged to give blood this evening. A donation clinic will be held in St. Fintan’s Hall from 4:30pm … Read More

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