Man Dies In Laois Workplace Accident

A man has died in a workplace accident in Portarlington, Co. Laois. The incident happened while he was carrying out building works on a shed … Read More

250 Athlone IT Students Taking Part In Dublin March

250 Athlone IT students are marching to the Department of the Taoiseach to call for publicly funded education. The Union of Students in Ireland, which … Read More

Naughten ‘Actively Working’ With Bord Na Mona On Their Future

Environment Minister Denis Naughten says he’s “actively working” with Bord na Mona on short and long term issues. However, the Roscommon-Galway deputy is remaining tight-lipped … Read More

Ballyfin Demesne Named World’s Best Hotel

Laois’s Ballyfin Demesne has been named the world’s number one hotel according to the influential US travel magazine, Conde Nast. It’s one of three Irish … Read More

Athlone Chamber Praises JobBridge Scheme

The Athlone Chamber of Commerce President says he has seen many positions created as a result of JobBridge. However, John McGrath is raising concerns that … Read More

Woman Critical Following Portlaoise Crash

Gardaí say a woman is in a critical condition in Tallaght Hospital after her car collided with a truck outside Portlaoise. She was airlifted to … Read More

Former Portlaoise Hospital Doctor Who Mistook Ankle For Elbow Loses Appeal

The president of the High Court has expressed concern at how a doctor with “such sub-standard medical knowledge” – including mistaking an ankle for an elbow … Read More

Shannon Working Group Examining Benefits Of Dredging – Minister Canney

The Flood Relief Minister says The Shannon Flood Risk State Agency Co-ordination Working Group is evaluating the merits of ‘localised dredging’. Sean Canney has also told … Read More

Woman Suffers Serious Injuries In Laois Crash

A woman has suffered serious injuries after a collision between a car and a truck in Laois this evening. She’s been transported by air ambulance … Read More

€4m In Drugs Seized In Vehicle In Border Midlands West Region

More than €4m worth of drugs have been seized in the Border Midlands West region. 72,000 ecstasy tablets were discovered along with cannabis, cocaine and … Read More

Talks Taking Place To Overcome Row About New Mullingar ED

Talks are taking place today in an effort to overcome the row preventing the opening of the new ED at Mullingar Hospital. Nurses are refusing … Read More

Church Of Ireland Lay Worker Pleads Guilty To Abusing Boys In Midlands

A former Church of Ireland lay worker has pleaded guilty to abusing 14 young boys at various dates and locations, including the midlands, over the … Read More

€10k In Cash And Electronics Taken From Portlaoise Store

Portlaoise Gardaí are appealing for information after €10,000 worth of cash and electronics were stolen from a shop in Laois Shopping Centre. A man gained … Read More

Fleming Shocked At “Unprecedented” NAMA Attack On C&AG

Public Accounts Committee Chair Sean Fleming is expressing his shock at, what he calls, an “unprecedented” level of attack on the C&AG by NAMA. Three … Read More

SIPTU Seeks Meeting With Minister On Local Power Station Jobs

Trade union SIPTU is seeking an urgent meeting with Minister Denis Naughten to discuss the future of jobs at peat-fired power stations in the Midlands It … Read More

Laois Couple Seeking Judicial Review After Repossession Of Family Home

A barrister representing a Laois couple battling to keep their home is arguing that their European rights are not being protected. Geraldine and Martin Grant … Read More

Garda Strike Presents Opportunity For Criminals – AGSI’s Jacob

The AGSI General Secretary admits that the looming Garda strike over pay restoration presents an opportunity for criminals. However, Kilcormac native John Jacob says it … Read More

Woman Repeatedly Punched In Face During Serious Assault In Portlaoise

A woman has suffered extensive facial injuries during a serious assault in Portlaoise. The incident happened on the Mountmellick Road at around 12:30am today as … Read More

Warning That Rents Could Rise By A Quarter Over Next 2.5 Years

A new report warns that rents could rise by around a quarter outside of Dublin over the next two and a half years. The study … Read More

Local Gardaí Issue Warning After Sheep Killed In Dog Attacks

Dog owners are being urged to be cautious following a number of sheep kills in the Midlands recently. Gardai say numerous attacks have taken place … Read More

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