Drunk Driver’s Lawyers Claim He Was Sentenced “As An Example” To Wider Community

A drunk driver jailed for the death of a four-year-old boy was sentenced “as an example” to the wider community “rather than an individual”, his … Read More

Westmeath Parents Seeking Construction Of New Special Needs School

Parents in Westmeath are calling on the Department of Education to prioritise a new building for St Mary’s Special Needs School in Delvin. They say … Read More

AGSI Members To Strike Next Month

Mid ranking gardai will go on strike for four Fridays in November – in a sustained campaign of industrial action. In addition, Association of Garda … Read More

Zappone Says Rapid Progress Needed In Midlands Foster Care

The Children’s Minister says she’ll be insisting on “rapid and effective progress over the coming months” into foster care standards in the Midlands. Katherine Zappone … Read More

Tesco Appeals Decision To Approve New Lidl Store In Edenderry

A proposed new building for Lidl in Edenderry is being appealed to An Bord Pleanála by Tesco. Offaly County Council granted the retailer permission in … Read More

Report Into Foster Care In Midlands ‘Extremely Worrying’

An advocacy group for children in care says a report into the foster care service in the Midlands raises ‘serious concerns’. A damning report by HIQA has found … Read More

Henshaw Pays Tribute To ‘Hero’ Anthony Foley

Ireland international Robbie Henshaw says Anthony Foley was one of his heroes. The Athlone native is paying tribute to the 42 year old Munster rugby … Read More

Relocation Scheme To Cover Flood-Prone Houses And Farmland – Moran

Kevin Boxer Moran says a relocation scheme for flood affected homes will also cover farmland. The Longford Westmeath Independent Alliance TD says an inter-departmental report … Read More

HIQA Publishes Damning Report Into Foster Care In Midlands

The health watchdog has published a highly critical report into foster care in the Midlands. HIQA inspectors found that none of the 26 standards examined … Read More

Solider Recovering Well Following Athlone Skydive Fall

A soldier injured during a parachute jump at Athlone’s Custume Barracks is said to be recovering well. Kildare based Corporal Paul Halpin suffered head and … Read More

AGSI To Discuss Strike Action At Meeting In Athlone

The Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors is meeting in Athlone today to discuss proposed industrial action. They are seeking an additional 16.5 per cent … Read More

Drunk Driver To Appeal Sentence For Crash Which Caused Death Of Boy In Laois

A drunk driver jailed over the death of a four year old boy in Laois is due to appeal his sentence today. Finbarr O’Rourke of … Read More

ASTI To Strike On Seven Dates Before Christmas

Hundreds of secondary schools will close after the ASTI voted for strike action on seven days starting on October 27th. The dates consist of: Thursday, … Read More

Soldier Injured Following Parachute Fall In Athlone

A male soldier is receiving hospital treatment after an incident during routine parachute training at Custume Barracks in Athlone. A spokesperson for the Defence Forces … Read More

€170k Earmarked For ‘Open Library’ Projects In Midlands

Almost €170,000 is being earmarked for the roll-out of the open library scheme in the Midlands. Four libraries have been proposed by local authorities for … Read More

Nolan Accuses Minister Of Being ‘Heavy-Handed’ With ASTI

Sinn Féin Education Spokesperson Carol Nolan is accusing Minister Richard Bruton of being ‘heavy handed’ with the ASTI. The standing committee of the secondary teachers’ … Read More

Catholic Church Safeguarding Conference Being Held In Tullamore

The Catholic Primate of All Ireland says the church must take whatever steps are necessary to prevent any child sexual abuse in future. Archbishop of … Read More

Garda Appeal After Burglary At Offaly GAA Clubhouse

Gardai are appealing for information after a burglary at a GAA clubhouse in Offaly. Sports equipment, garden strimmers and other electrical items were taken from … Read More

Minister Creed Says Farmers Will Have To Live With ‘Income Volatility’

The Minister for Agriculture says farmers will “have to live with” income volatility. Michael Creed made the comments in Athlone this morning at that National … Read More

Mullingar Gardaí Viewing CCTV Footage Following Suspicious Approach To Child

Gardaí investigating a suspicious approach to a child in Mullingar are viewing CCTV footage and conducting house to house enquiries. A man driving a red … Read More

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