Deliberations Expected To Begin In Trial Of Offaly GP

The judge in the Bernadette Scully manslaughter trial will continue summing up the evidence this morning before discharging the jury for deliberations. Closing arguments were … Read More

Minister To Discuss Edenderry Ambulance Base With TDs And Councillors

The Health Minister is meeting local councillors and TDs today to discuss the future of the Edenderry ambulance service. Staff have operated out of Tullamore … Read More

Judge Asks Jury In Manslaughter Trial To Leave Emotion Aside

The judge in the trial of an Offaly GP accused of killing her severely disabled daughter has asked the jury to leave all emotion to … Read More

Minister McGrath Wants Voices Of GPs Heard In Portlaoise Hospital Debate

Junior Health Minister Finian McGrath says the voices of local GPs must be heard in the debate about future services at Portlaoise Hospital. He’s been … Read More

Mountmellick Take-Away Building Sells For Almost Double Reserve Price

A takeaway building in Mountmellick has sold for almost double it’s reserve price at an online auction. The site of Chen’s Chinese Takeaway on Parnell … Read More

Review Into School Transport To Be Published This Week

A review into the school transport scheme will be published this week. A spokepserson for the Department of Education has confirmed that the long awaited … Read More

Prosecution Says Offaly GP Broke Her Own Rules In Use Of Sedative

The prosecutor in the trial of an Offaly GP accused of killing her disabled daughter says she “broke all her own rules” on the administration … Read More

Children As Young As Ten Abusing Prescription Drugs – Midlands Nurse

A local addiction nurse says children as young as 10 years old are buying the prescription drug Benzodiazepine on the streets. Marian Mulvaney’s comments come … Read More

McGuinness Tipped To Get Nod To Run For EP Presidency

Mairead McGuinness is being tipped to get the nod to contest the European Parliament’s presidential elections. The Midlands North West MEP, who is currently a … Read More

Appeal For Blood Donors In Portlaoise

Blood donors are being urged to attend a clinic in Portlaoise. The Irish Blood Transfusion Service says it is currently finding it difficult to collect … Read More

Local Parents To Hold Dáil Protest Over School Transport Scheme

Parents from the Rhode area are travelling to Dublin this morning to protest against the current school transport system. Concern has been raised in recent … Read More

Trial Hears Gardaí Changed Children’s Nappies After Mother’s Alleged Kidnapping

A trial has heard that Gardaí were forced to change nappies and cook dinner for several children after their mother was allegedly kidnapped from her … Read More

Closing Statements To Begin In Manslaughter Trial Of Offaly GP

Closing statements will begin this morning in the trial of an Offaly GP accused of the manslaughter of her 11 year old daughter. Fifty-eight year … Read More

AGSI’s General Secretary Calls Garda Pension Sanctions “Draconian”

The General Secretary of the AGSI has described as “draconian” a recommendation that Gardai who go on strike would face pension sanctions. Kilcormac native John … Read More

Woman Raped In Midlands Says She Was Sure Her Life Was Over

A woman who was beaten and raped by her husband at their home in the Midlands has told his sentence hearing she was sure her … Read More

Wind Aware Expects More People To Replicate Successful Court Ruling

Wind Aware Ireland says it expects many people to replicate a successful High Court case. A turbine manufacturer’s accepted liability for causing nuisance to families … Read More

Man To Appeal Sentence For False Imprisonment Of Girl In Laois

A man jailed for the false imprisonment of an 11-year-old in Laois is set to appeal against the severity of his 17 year sentence next … Read More

Moran Hopes Shannon Maintenance Will Begin Next Year

Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran says he hopes maintenance work on the Shannon will begin next year. The flood risk group, involving a number of state agencies, … Read More

Troy Calls For More Garda Resources To Tackle Rising Road Deaths

Robert Troy says road safety has slipped down the Government’s list of priorities. The Fianna Fáil Transport Spokesperson and Longford Westmeath TD is calling for … Read More

“Gender Quotas Are False” – Mary O’Rourke

Sports groups have been warned to hire more women or face funding cuts. Minister Patrick O’Donovan wants new gender quotas which would mean a third … Read More

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