Gardaí Investigating Two Thefts In Laois

Gardai in Laois are appealing for help after items worth around 6,000 euro were taken in two separate thefts. A steel container with industrial and … Read More

Moran Says State Should Have Role In Funding Of Medicinal Cannabis

Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran says the state should play a role in funding medicinal cannabis. The Longford-Westmeath TD is welcoming a report by the Oireachtas Health … Read More

Vacant Mountrath Houses Cannot Be Filled Until Critical Issues Dealt With

The owners of a housing development in Laois says they can’t move in tenants until “critical issues” are dealt with. Oaklee Housing Association have been … Read More

Naughten Says New Training Programmes Will Virtually Guarantee Jobs

A Midlands-based minister says those taking part in a new apprentice programme will be “virtually guaranteed employment at the end of it”. A new Government … Read More

Midlands Simon At Full Capacity Throughout Christmas Period

The CEO of Midlands Simon community says they had no emergency bed available at any stage over the Christmas period. Tony O’Riordan’s comments follow the … Read More

Overcrowding At Midlands Hospitals Eases Slightly

The level of overcrowding in the midlands hospitals has eased slightly today. According to the INMO, almost 60 patients are awaiting a bed between Tullamore, … Read More

Mullingar Court Refurbishment To Finish In November

The Justice Minister expects refurbishment work at Mullingar courthouse to end in November. Court sittings in the town are currently taking place at St Loman’s … Read More

Flanagan Insists There’s Shared Interest With UK About North Border

The Foreign Affairs Minister insists there’s a shared interest with the UK to maintain the invisible border with Northern Ireland. Laois Fine Gael deputy Charlie … Read More

Christmas Drop In Number Of Homeless Families Across Midlands

The number of homeless families in the Midlands dropped over the Christmas period. Department of Housing figures reveal that 13 families were in emergency accomodation … Read More

Registration For New Athlone School Opens Tonight

An opening night is taking place in Athlone for the town’s newest secondary school. Coláiste Chiaráin is an amalgamation of St Joseph’s College, Summerhill and … Read More

Carol Nolan Says Solution Needed For Heavy Schoolbag Issue

Sinn Féin’s Education Spokesperson says measures need to be taken to ensure children aren’t carrying heavy schoolbags. Carol Nolan’s comments come after a child physiotherapist … Read More

Overcrowding At Hospitals Is Unacceptable Says Corcoran-Kennedy

A local Minister of State says the current level of overcrowding at emergency departments is “unacceptable”. Health Promotion Minister Marcella Corcoran-Kennedy wants to see more … Read More

Bus Éireann Boss Insists Threat Of Full Closure Is Not Scaremongering

The acting chief executive of Bus Éireann says he’s not scaremongering when he says the entire company could go out of business. Ray Hernan’s appearing … Read More

Error Forces Restart Of Public Consultation Into Athlone Works

Public consultation into the renovation of Church Street in Athlone must be restarted. Westmeath County Council has announced that it didn’t put up a site … Read More

Call For Edenderry Social Housing Construction To Be Sped Up

An Edenderry councillor says the Department of Housing needs to approve plans for social housing in the town. Noel Bourke says planning permission has already … Read More

Bus Éireann Finances To Come Under Spotlight Later

The current financial crisis at Bus Éireann will be discussed by TDs and Senators today. The company’s acting CEO Ray Hernan will appear before an … Read More

Midlands Senator Seeking Papal Visit To Leinster House

A Midlands senator wants to see the Pope speak at Leinster House during his future visit. Fianna Fail’s Aidan Davitt is urging the Government and … Read More

Stanley Critical Of “Deplorable” Actions By Banks In Mortgage Scandal

A Laois TD is calling “deplorable” the actions of banks who removed customers from tracker mortgages. Sinn Fein’s Brian Stanley was speaking during a debate … Read More

TD Says Athlone Garda Whistleblower Has Got “Nothing But Grief”

An Independent TD says a Garda whistleblower has got “nothing but grief” since making allegations of malpractice in Athlone. Speaking under Oireachtas privilege in the … Read More

New Charges Against Laois Boxer O’Reilly

Laois boxer Michael O’Reilly has been charged with three criminal damage offences as a result of an alleged incident in Tipperary last year. The Mountrath … Read More

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