Cowen Accuses Parties Of “Political Gamesmanship” On Rent Control

Fianna Fail’s Barry Cowen has accused other opposition parties of “political gamesmanship” during a debate on rent controls. The Offaly deputy’s party is voting with … Read More

Permission Granted For New Care Facility In Portarlington

Conditional planning permission has been granted for a new care facility in Portarlington. It follows an application by Nua Healthcare Services to change use of … Read More

Partner Of Offaly GP Tells Manslaughter Trial She Wouldn’t Have Hurt Child

The partner of an Offaly GP accused of killing her 11-year-old daughter has told her trial that she would never have hurt her child. Bernadette … Read More

Penrose Accuses Agriculture Minister Of Playing Down Brexit Impact

Willie Penrose is accusing the Agriculture Minister of not being honest with farmers about the impact of Brexit. The Longford-Westmeath Labour TD wants Michael Creed … Read More

Tullamore Hospital Is Second Most Overcrowded Nationally Today

Tullamore Hospital is the second most overcrowded in the country today. According to the INMO, 30 patients are awaiting a proper bed including 23 who … Read More

Manslaughter Trial Hears Sedative Was At Ten Times Therapeutic Level

The trial of an Offaly GP accused of killing her daughter has heard the amount of a sedative found in her blood was ten times … Read More

FF Leader Says Effect Of Cystic Fibrosis Drug Can’t Be Underestimated

The Fianna Fáil leader says it’s wrong to talk down the effectiveness of Orkambi in treating Cystic Fibrosis. Micheál Martin is pointing to the “dramatic” … Read More

Major Non-Compliance In Safety Found During Dementia Care Inspection

The health watchdog has found major non-compliance in the safety and safeguarding of residents during a dementia care inspection at a local nursing home. HIQA … Read More

Union Raising Concerns About Future Of Midlands Bus Routes

The National Bus and Railworkers’ Union is raising concern about the future of many rural bus routes. It says many parts of the country could … Read More

FG’s Burke Says Water Metering Programme Will Continue

Fine Gael’s Peter Burke says the water metering programme will continue. The Longford Westmeath TD’s been reacting to a report by an expert group which … Read More

Athlone Business Owner Wants Focus On Flood Defences Rather Than Insurance

A flood affected business owner in Athlone wants the focus to be on defences rather than access to insurance. Kieran Hynes says his company, Deerpark … Read More

Pensioner Assaulted In His Home In Mountrath

Gardaí are appealing for information after a man in his late 60s was assaulted in his home in Mountrath. The victim was alone when the … Read More

Nolan Says School Transport Scheme Problems Amount To ‘Rural Neglect’

The Education Minister says “resolutions aren’t easy to find” in the row about the school transport scheme. Richard Bruton has been responding to criticism by … Read More

Trial Of Offaly GP Accused Of Killing Daughter Continues

Further evidence will be heard today in the trial of an Offaly GP who denies killing her disabled daughter. Fifty-eight year old Bernadette Scully of … Read More

Adams Prepared To Help Gardaí In Stack Murder Investigation

Gerry Adams says he is prepared to co-operate with Gardaí in the Brian Stack murder probe. The Sinn Féin president says a son of the … Read More

Inquest Hears Widow Has No Recollection Of Hours Before Finding Injured Husband

A widow has no recollection of the nine hours before she found her naked husband lying with a head wound on the stairs of the … Read More

McFadden Expects Further ‘Brexit’ Talks After Sturgeon Visit

Senator Gabrielle McFadden expects further talks to take place between Ireland and Scotland regarding Brexit. The comments follow an appearance by the Scottish First Minister … Read More

Almost €250k For Local Waterways Projects

Almost a quarter of a million euro in funding is being allocated for work near waterways in the Midlands. Waterways Ireland has announced it’s funding … Read More

Water Charges Report Recommends That Majority Don’t Have To Pay

The report of an expert group on water charges has been released with the recommendation that most families should not have to pay. The expert … Read More

Trial Hears Offaly GP Gave Disabled Daughter A Toxic Level Of Sedative

A manslaughter trial has been told that an Offaly GP gave her 11-year-old, disabled daughter a toxic level of a sedative before taking an overdose … Read More

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