Mullingar Senator Urges Minister To Protect Local Rail Services

A Mullingar senator is urging the Transport Minister not to cut local rail services. Fianna Fail’s Aidan Davitt has told the Seanad that he has … Read More

Decision Expected On Opening Of New Mullingar Emergency Department

An announcement is expected later on whether the new emergency department in Mullingar Hospital will open on November 7th. Nurses have refused to move to … Read More

Fleming Says ‘Help To Buy’ Scheme Designed To Increase House Prices

Fianna Fail’s Sean Fleming says the ‘Help to Buy’ scheme introduced in the budget is designed to increase house prices. The Laois deputy is critical … Read More

Nolan Accuses Department Of “Adding Fuel To The Fire” In Teacher Dispute

Sinn Fein’s Carol Nolan is accusing the Department of Education of “adding fuel to the fire” as part of the ongoing secondary teachers strike. The … Read More

Consultation Evening Taking Place On Tullamore Plans

A drop-in consultation evening is taking place in Tullamore on plans to enhance the town. A proposed €3m project includes new lighting, street furniture, wider … Read More

Cowen Fearful Of Delays In Approval Of Housing Applications

Barry Cowen is fearful that An Bord Pleanala may be unable to meet demands of approving large housing developments. Legislation introduced to tackle the housing … Read More

Man Guilty Of Athy Murder

A man has been found guilty of murdering Jason Doogue in Athy, Co. Kildare. The jury at the Central Criminal Court took just over two … Read More

McFadden Wants Levels On Lough Ree Lowered To Tackle Flooding

Gabrielle McFadden wants levels on Lough Ree lowered to help prevent flooding along the Shannon. It follows the announcement that levels will be reduced at … Read More

Secondary School Teachers Strike In Pay Row

Thousands of secondary school students are at home today as teachers take strike action. ASTI members are picketing school gates in the Midlands over unequal … Read More

Penrose Wants Government To Support Sanctions On Russia Over Syria

Labour TD Willie Penrose is calling on the Foreign Affairs Minister to strongly condemn Russia for their support of Syrian forces bombarding Alleppo. Speaking in … Read More

EPA Report Highlights Ongoing Concerns Over Portlaoise Water Supply

Work to prevent Cryptosporidium entering Portlaoise’s water supply is due to be completed by next July. The latest EPA report highlights that there is still … Read More

Deportation Turns Life Of Ballinasloe Couple “Upside Down”

The Dáil has heard that a deportation order has turned the lives of a Ballinasloe couple “upside down”. Fianna Fáil’s Eugene Murphy says Harriet Bruce … Read More

Many Schools Closed As ASTI Strikes

Two thirds of secondary schools are closed today because of a strike by teachers. ASTI members are staging the first of seven days of industrial … Read More

Mullingar Teenager Missing

Gardaí are seeking the public’s help in tracing the whereabouts of missing teenager Ned Connors. The 13 year old was last seen at approximately 8:45am … Read More

Suspected Outbreak Of Winter Vomiting Bug In Mullingar

People are being asked to avoid visiting Mullingar Hospital until further notice after a suspected outbreak of the winter vomiting bug. Management at the hospital … Read More

Funeral Of Ann Lenihan To Take Place On Friday

Ann Lenihan will be laid to rest in Athlone on Friday. The wife of the late Brian Lenihan Senior died yesterday after a short illness. … Read More

Athlone IT President To Discuss Next Step After Community Games Departure

The President of Athlone IT says he’ll be discussing with colleagues later today their next step after the Community Games decided not to return next … Read More

€1.3m Settlement For Westmeath Boy In Lawnmower Accident

A young boy from Westmeath, who had to have one of his legs amputated at the knee, has settled his High Court action for €1.3m. … Read More

Prosecutor In Athy Murder Trial Says Evidence Proves Guilt Beyond Reasonable Doubt

The prosecutor in a Kildare murder trial has told the jury there are a series of facts that he believes prove the accused man’s guilt beyond … Read More

Council Approves Housing Development In Mullingar

Conditional planning permission has been granted for an eight-house development in Mullingar. It follows an application by Daracom Ltd for the construction of the two-storey … Read More

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