HIQA Report Highlights Non-Compliance At Nursing Home In Athlone

A nursing home in Athlone has been found to be moderately non compliant across all eight categories examined by the health watchdog. HIQA says an … Read More

Draft Proposed Service Design For Portlaoise Hospital The Subject Of ‘Further Consideration’ By HSE

The Department of Health says a ‘draft proposed service design’ for Portlaoise Hospital is currently the subject of further consideration within the HSE. The statement … Read More

Fall In Unemployment Rate In Midlands

The unemployment rate has fallen by almost one per cent in the Midlands over the past year to 11.6 per cent. According to the CSO’s … Read More

Boxer Moran Calls For Legislation To Protect Landlords From Troublesome Tenants

Kevin Boxer Moran is proposing the introduction of legislation to protect landlords from troublesome tenants. The Longford Westmeath Independent Alliance TD says some housing is … Read More

Fine Gael’s Peter Burke Highlights Concerns Over JobBridge Scheme

Fine Gael TD Peter Burke says he has a number of concerns about the JobBridge scheme in its current form. The future of the national … Read More

Rise In Number Of Homeless Families In Midlands

More than a thousand families are living in emergency accommodation across the country. The latest figures from the Department of the Environment show that there … Read More

‘Clear Path’ In Place To End Water Charges – Barry Cowen

Fianna Fail’s Barry Cowen says an investigation into how water services can be financed needs to take place as a priority. The Offaly TD’s party … Read More

INMO Wants Recruitment And Retention Incentives

The INMO is calling for retention and recruitment incentives to be put in place to address staffing deficits. It comes after the HSE confirmed that … Read More

Fianna Fáil Says It Will Not Support Motion To Scrap Water Charges

Fianna Fáil says it will not be supporting a motion by Sinn Féin and other TDs that calls for the immediate scrapping of water charges. … Read More

INMO Says 144 Vacant ED Nursing Posts Will Be Filled Across The Country

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation says it has secured confirmation from the HSE that 144 vacant nursing posts in the country’s Emergency Departments are … Read More

Manhunt Underway Following Theft From Elderly Woman In Banagher

Gardaí are searching for a man involved in the theft of 500 euro from an elderly woman in Banagher. The incident took place at around … Read More

Sinn Fein ‘Playing Games’ With Irish Water Motion – Corcoran Kennedy

Fine Gael’s Marcella Corcoran Kennedy is accusing Sinn Fein of ‘playing games’ ahead of this week’s motion to scrap water charges immediately. Sinn Fein and … Read More

Mullingar Hospital Remains Among Most Overcrowded Today

45 patients are on trolleys across the regions acute hospital’s today according to figures from the INMO. The Midlands Regional Hospital Mullingar is the worst … Read More

‘Pressure On GPs To Prescribe Anti-Depressants’ – Laois Psychologist

A Portarlington clinical psychologist says there is pressure on GPs to prescribe anti-depressants to patients who present themselves with symptoms of mild to moderate depression. … Read More

Gardai Investigating Theft Of Bouncing Castle In Banagher

Gardai in Banagher are appealing for information after the theft of a bouncing castle over the weekend. The castle is believed to have been taken … Read More

JobBridge Replacement Should Target Certain Sectors – AIT Business Dean

The Dean of AIT’s Faculty of Business and Hospitality says a replacement for the JobBridge scheme should be targeted at certain sectors. Eoin Langan’s comments … Read More

Midlands Garda Whistleblower Alleges Attempts Made To ‘Mentally and Financially’ Break Him

The Garda Commissioner is under increasing pressure to clarify evidence to the O’Higgins Commission, after a Midlands Garda has written about his own experience of … Read More

CIF Chief Parlon Claims Construction Industry Neglected In Recent Years

The construction industry is calling for more investment to fast-track roads, flood defences and special water treatment developments. A study carried out by Construction Information … Read More

Burke Calling On Health Minister To Address Pay Inequality At Mullingar Hospital

Fine Gael’s Peter Burke is calling on the Health Minister to urgently address concerns about pay inequality at Mullingar Hospital. The Longford Westmeath deputy says … Read More

Cowen Hopeful Of Local Benefits From Corcoran Kennedy’s Junior Ministry

Fianna Fail’s Barry Cowen is welcoming the appointment of Marcella Corcoran Kennedy as a junior health minister. The Offaly deputy is hopeful that his constituency … Read More

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