Gardaí To Meet In Tullamore To Discuss Potential Industrial Action

The GRA is meeting in Tullamore today where a decision could be made on whether Gardaí will take strike action. Its central executive committee will discuss … Read More

Minister Flanagan Says EU May Have Final Say On Border With North

Foreign Affairs Minister Charlie Flanagan says the future of the border with Northern Ireland may not be decided by the British and Irish governments. The … Read More

Aldi Seeking To Build Store In Kinnegad

Aldi is seeking to build a new store in Kinnegad. An application has been submitted to Westmeath County Council for a single storey supermarket on a … Read More

Production Ends At Imperial Tobacco In Mullingar

It’s understood that production at Imperial Tobacco in Mullingar is ending today before the factory’s eventual closure. The company announced at the end of June … Read More

Laois Boxer O’Reilly In Court Over Public Order Charges

Laois boxer Michael O’Reilly is facing three public order charges after appearing in court earlier. The 23 year old, from Mountrath, was in Thurles District … Read More

Farmers Warned Of Criminals Scoping Out Farmyards Before Thefts

Farmers are being urged to be vigilant of potential thieves scoping out farmyards. Machinery and quad bikes were among the goods stolen during raids on … Read More

Gardaí Vote For Industrial Action Over Pay

Rank and file Gardaí have voted overwhelmingly in favour of potential industrial action over pay. Garda Representative Association members were balloted before a new deal … Read More

Midlands Nurse Says Working Conditions ‘Remain Intolerable’

A Tullamore Hospital nurse claims working conditions in this country remain ‘intolerable’. Geraldine Talty also says it’s understandable that young nurses are leaving the country … Read More

Burke Says Fine Gael Has Taken Hard Look At Itself Following Election

Peter Burke says Fine Gael’s taken a hard look at itself to ensure the mistakes of the last election are not repeated. The Longford Westmeath … Read More

‘A Punch Can And Does Kill’ – Mother Of Mullingar Assault Victim

The mother of a young man who died following an assault in Mullingar is urging people to recognise the consequences of violence. Twenty year old Andrew … Read More

Moran Wants Differences Of Opinion In Government Discussed In Private

Kevin Boxer Moran hopes that differences of opinion in Government can be discussed behind closed doors during the new Dáil term. The Longford Westmeath TD … Read More

Longford And Westmeath ETB Teachers To Hold Protest

The Longford Westmeath Education and Training Board says it is regrettable that teachers in the two counties are staging a lunchtime protest this afternoon. Around … Read More

Laois Councillors Battle Against Unstaffed Library Hours

Councillors in Laois have passed a motion seeking to stop the introduction of unstaffed hours at the county’s libraries. Independent representative James Kelly says the … Read More

Minister Flanagan Seeks Halt To Russian Military Actions In Syria

Foreign Affairs Minister Charlie Flanagan is calling on Russia to end its military actions in Aleppo. The Laois Fine Gael TD says the attacks have … Read More

Abbeyleix And Tullamore Claim Gold At Tidy Towns Awards

Abbeyleix and Tullamore have won gold medals at the National Tidy Towns Awards. They’re the only two towns in the Midlands to receive such recognition, … Read More

Athlone IT Students To Join National Demonstration Over Third Level Funding

The President of Athlone IT’s Students’ Union says free education will increase the number of skilled workers and attract more foreign companies. Kevin Ronan’s comments … Read More

No Change To Property Tax Rate In Offaly

Councillors in Offaly have decided to leave the property tax rate unchanged for next year. Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil councillors had signalled support for … Read More

Naughten Wants Better Enforcement Of Litter Laws

Minister Denis Naughten says enforcement of litter laws needs to be improved. The Communications and Climate Change Minister has been responding to the 2015 National … Read More

Garda Pay Agreement ‘Far From A Done Deal’ – Local GRA Spokesman

The GRA’s Westmeath representative says a new pay agreement for rank and file Gardaí is ‘far from a done deal’. Conor Staunton and other members … Read More

Man In Serious Condition Following Crash On N55 In Longford

A man in his 40s is in a serious condition in Mullingar Hospital following a crash on the N55 in Longford. The single car collision … Read More

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