Taoiseach To Open Expanded DPD Hub In Athlone

The Taoiseach will visit Athlone this evening to open DPD Ireland’s new hub. The parcel delivery company says half of the 200 jobs announced over … Read More

Rural Action Plan Aims To Create 135,000 Jobs

The Government will today publish a plan for rural Ireland aimed at creating 135,000 jobs by 2020. It includes measures to rejuvenate 600 towns and … Read More

N78 In Laois To Remain Closed Overnight Following Fatal Crash

Gardaí say the N78 will remain closed overnight following a fatal crash near Crettyard, Co. Laois. A 38 year old man died after he was … Read More

Local PIP Says Struggling Borrowers Not Aware Of All Options Available

A local personal insolvency practitioner says distressed borrowers are not aware of all the options available to them. Colm Arthur of Midlands Insolvency solutions in … Read More

Moran Disappointed At Fall In Support For Independent Alliance

Longford Westmeath TD Kevin Boxer Moran says the results of a new opinion poll are disappointing for the Independent Alliance. The Sunday Times/Behaviour and Attitudes … Read More

Pedestrian Killed In Laois Crash

A man has died after being struck by a car in Co. Laois. The collision occurred on the N78 Ballylinan to Castlecomer Road at Clonbrock, … Read More

Calls For More Spaces On Rural Social Scheme In Midlands

Irish Rural link says the 500 additional spaces allocated to the Rural Social Scheme are not enough. Of the extra spaces announced by the Government, … Read More

Local House Prices Expected To Keep Rising

A Midlands based auctioneer says he expects house prices in the region to rise further. The average price of a home in Westmeath is up 12 … Read More

ICSA Wants Public Land Used For Cycleway West Of Athlone

The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers Association says the Dublin to Galway Greenway west of Athlone must not run through private land. It follows a … Read More

Funeral Of Former Portlaoise Councillor Kathleen O’Brien

Former councillor and Portlaoise Hospital activist Kathleen O’Brien is being laid to rest this morning. Her funeral mass is taking place at Saints Peter and … Read More

Construction Sector Calls For More To Be Done For Building Site Safety

The construction industry is calling on employers to increase their efforts in reducing workplace accidents. Nine people lost their lives nationwide last year on building … Read More

Court Hears False Imprisonment Sentence Is ‘Overly Punitive’

The Court of Appeal has heard that a 17-year jail sentence for the false imprisonment of a girl in Laois was “overly punitive”. Thirrty-seven year … Read More

Irish Bishops Discuss Challenges Of The Church With Pope Francis

Irish bishops have met with Pope Francis in Rome to discuss the challenges facing the Catholic Church in Ireland. Primate of All Ireland Archbishop Eamon … Read More

Replacing Adams Not Discussed By SF – Carol Nolan

An Offaly Sinn Féin TD says replacing Gerry Adams as leader of the party hasn’t been discussed by members. Carol Nolan says the decision of … Read More

No Serious Injuries Following Laois Crash

Gardaí say there were no serious injuries following a collision on the N77 Durrow to Abbeyleix road. A number of people received treatment at the … Read More

Man Appealing Sentence For False Imprisonment Of Girl In Laois

A man is due to appeal his sentence today for the false imprisonment of a girl in Co. Laois. Thirty-seven year old Michael Martin of … Read More

Stanley Pays Tribute To ‘Wonderful Republican’ McGuinness

A local Sinn Fein TD is describing Martin McGuinness as one of the “giants” of modern republicanism. Laois deputy Brian Stanley has been reflecting on … Read More

Hundreds Attend Brexit Meeting In Mullingar

Around 400 people attended a public meeting on Brexit in the Mullingar Park Hotel last night. The event, organised by Fine Gael, heard questions on the … Read More

Over 60 Caught For Drink/Drug-Driving In Midlands In Recent Weeks

Over 60 people have been caught drink or drug-driving in the Midlands since the beginning of last month. The Justice Minister has released national figures … Read More

Transport Minister Reacts Angrily To Local TD’s Comments On Bus Éireann

The Transport Minister has angrily reacted to comments by a local TD about problems at Bus Eireann. Shane Ross says losses at the company of … Read More

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