Public Urged To Report Possible Stolen Drills After Mountrath Burglary

Gardai in Portlaoise are urging the public to report any information about the resale of power drills after a burglary at a hardware store in … Read More

Gardai Warn Dog Owners About Increased Sheep Deaths In Offaly

Gardaí are raising concerns about an upsurge in the number of attacks on sheep by stray dogs in the region. 24 sheep were killed and … Read More

63 Jobs To Go As ASTORA Operator Confirms Intention To Close Athlone Plant

The operators of ASTORA Women’s Health in Athlone are confirming their intention to wind down the business by the end of this month. In a … Read More

Portarlington Psychologist Dr Eddie Murphy To Run For Seanad

Photo: Tommy Kavanagh Portarlington Psychologist Doctor Eddie Murphy says he’s running for the Seanad due to what he calls a ‘crisis’ in Ireland’s mental health … Read More

Bannon Needs Recount To Overtake Penrose in Longford-Westmeath

A second recount of ballots in Longford-Westmeath will start this morning with outgoing TDs Willie Penrose and James Bannon fighting for their political lives. Following … Read More

Longford Westmeath Count Centre – Live Blog

Peter Burke (FG) and Willie Penrose (LAB) take final two seats at 8.30am on Thursday morning James Bannon (FG) eliminated at 5am on Thursday morning … Read More

59 Year-Old Laois Man Given Seven And A Half Year Prison Sentence For Rape Of Pregnant Woman

A Laois man who anally raped a pregnant woman as she slept following a night out has been jailed for seven and a half years. … Read More

Astora Women’s Health In Athlone To Close With Loss Of 63 Jobs

Up to 63 jobs are believed to be under threat at Astora Women’s Health in Athlone. It’s believed staff were called to a meeting this … Read More

Planning Granted For €233m Center Parcs Project In Longford

Longford County Council has granted planning permission for the Center Parcs Holiday Village in Ballymahon. The project which will be located at Newcastle Wood is … Read More

John Whelan Admits He’s Unlikely To Run For Public Office Again

Labour Senator and election candidate John Whelan doesn’t expect to contest another General Election in the future. He fell short in the Laois constituency over … Read More

Garda Treated For Minor Injuries After Athlone Assault

Gardaí in Athlone say a male member of the force was treated for minor injuries at the weekend following an assault. A woman in her … Read More

We Must Cut Down On Sugar Intake- Chef Darina Allen

Credit: Carioca Celebrity chef Darina Allen says as a nation we must drastically cut down on our sugar intake. The Laois native is calling for … Read More

Tullamore Hospital One Of The Most Overcrowded In The Country Today

The Midlands Regional Hospital Tullamore has the second highest number of patients without a bed today across the country. According to the Irish Nurses and … Read More

Cowen Doubtful that FF-FG Differences Can Be Overcome

The focus will turn to the formation of a government today, in the aftermath of Friday’s General Election. There are just ten seats still to … Read More

Engineers To Discuss Flood Prevention At Dublin Forum

A new engineering survey shows that two out of five people blame building on flood plains for the country’s failure to deal with severe weather. … Read More

Recent Birr Film Festival Award Winner Picks Up Oscar

Photo credit: Ivan Bandura Tributes are pouring in after Irish films won two Oscars at the 88th Academy Awards in Los Angeles. Irish filmmaker Benjamin … Read More

HSE again launches ‘Escalation Policy’ at Tullamore Hospital

It’s another busy day at the Midland Regional Hospital Tullamore and the third time in a week that it has activated its Escalation Policy. This … Read More

Men released after Laois bomb scare

Gardaí have released two men without charge and a file is to be sent to the DPP after a firearm was recovered during an operation … Read More

Former poll-topper Willie Penrose concedes GE16 defeat for Labour in Longford-Westmeath

Labour’s Willie Penrose has conceded he won’t retain his seat in Longford Westmeath.  The long serving outgoing TD, who is trailing in fifth following the first count, … Read More

Offaly Count Centre – Live Blog

Barry Cowen (FF) is elected at the first count Marcella Corcoran-Kennedy (FG) elected in the sixth count Carol Nolan wins the third seat for Sinn … Read More

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