Six Teenagers Arrested Following Recent Burglaries In Athlone

Gardaí have arrested six teenagers in Athlone following up to seven recent burglaries. The arrests, which were made between yesterday evening and this morning, involve … Read More

Five Arrested In Portlaoise, Kilkenny And Waterford In Burgarly And Organised Crime Crackdown

Gardaí have arrested five people following a number of planned searches in Portlaoise, Kilkenny and Waterford. The operation forms part of investigations into recent burglaries … Read More

Edenderry Man Appointed To Senior Role in Bank of Ireland

Brían Evans has joined the Bank of Ireland’s Sector Team as Head of Manufacturing, Business Banking. The Edenderry native brings 30 years of experience in … Read More

Six Teenagers Arrested As Gardaí Investigate Recent Burglaries In Athlone

Gardaí have arrested six teenagers, the majority of them juveniles following a targeted operation in Athlone over the past 24 hours. It follows investigations in … Read More

Over 150 Attend Public Meeting On Flooding In Laois

The secretary of Laois Against Flooding says the needs of people must come first when deciding how best to address flooding. Seamus Duggan’s comments come … Read More

Slight Increase In Numbers Signing On Locally

The number of people on the Live Register in the Midlands has risen slightly. According to the CSO, around 26,300 people signed on in Laois, … Read More

Disappointing Poll Results For Coalition Parties

A new MRBI opinion poll in today’s Irish Times finds that Fine Gael’s support has dropped two points to 28%. Labour is unchanged at 7%, … Read More

Oireachtas Support Needed For Any Athlone Boundary Change- Taoiseach

Taoiseach Enda Kenny says the Athlone boundary review will go ahead, but insists it will need Oireachtas support to be implemented. He’s been responding to … Read More

Birr Native Olivia Mitchell Emotional As She Leaves Dail For Last Time

Long serving Fine Gael TD, Birr native Olivia Mitchell, is one of those who won’t be seeking re-election. The Dublin South TD has been a … Read More

AIT Lecturers Have ‘Had Enough’ Of Under-Funded Third Level Sector

Lecturers at Athlone Institute of Technology say they have ‘had enough’ of the Government under-funding the third level sector. 4,000 lecturers, represented by the Teachers … Read More

Menarys ‘Left With No Choice’ But To Vacate Tullamore Premises

Menarys say they have been ‘left with no choice’ but to vacate their premises in Tullamore. In a statement this afternoon, the company say their … Read More

General Election Underway As Taoiseach Dissolves The Dáil

The 31st Dáil has been dissolved and the general election is underway. Voters will go to the polls on Friday February 26th. In a first, … Read More

Edenderry Mother Says Concerns Over HPV Vaccine Are ‘not being taken seriously’

An Edenderry mother whose daughter is alleged to be suffering from adverse effects to a cervical vaccine, says they are ‘not being taken seriously’. Sharon … Read More

Uncertain Time Ahead For Menarys Staff In Tullamore, say Midlands Gateway Chamber

The President of the Midlands Gateway Chamber says it is a very ‘uncertain time’ for the 45 staff at Menarys Department Store in Tullamore. Management … Read More

Senator Whelan Welcomes Energy Minister’s ‘Anxiety’ About Future Of Wind Energy

Labour’s John Whelan says he welcomes the Energy Minister’s anxiety about the future of the wind energy industry. Minister Alex White has criticised the possible … Read More

AIT Lecturers Strike Today In Row Over Cutbacks

4,000 lecturers at the country’s Institutes of Technology, including Athlone, will go on strike today in a row over cutbacks and staff levels. A 12 hour … Read More

Midlands Teenagers Urged To Register For Election Voting

The Taoiseach will formally call the general election today. Enda Kenny will travel to Aras an Uachtaráin and polling’s expected to take place on Friday, … Read More

Getting Government Funding For Social Housing Is A ‘Constant Battle’ – Alan Kelly

The Environment Minister is describing efforts to receive Government funding towards social Housing as a ‘constant battle’. Alan Kelly has been speaking in Portlaoise as … Read More

45 jobs at Menarys Tullamore under threat

There are fears for the future of up to 45 full and part-time jobs at Menarys department store in Tullamore. Management from the company’s head … Read More

Irish Water To Spend €2.4m On Works in Offaly in 2016

Irish Water has announced €2.4m in water main rehabilitation and replacement works in Offaly. The works, to be undertaken in parts of Edenderry and Kilcormac, … Read More

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