Michael O’Leary Believes Government Won’t Last A Year

Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary says the government won’t last until the end of the year. The outspoken Mullingar businessman says the minority administration doesn’t have … Read More

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds Added To Electric Picnic Line-Up

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds are among the acts added to this year’s Electric Picnic line-up. The 1975 will also now feature at the festival … Read More

Slight Increase In Numbers Signing On In Midlands

There’s been a slight rise in the number of people signing on in the Midlands. According to the CSO, the Live Register total across Laois, … Read More

Uncertainty Over Plans By Local Credit Unions To Introduce Debit Cards

Plans by a consortium of credit unions to roll out an alternative to bank current accounts could be delayed. Tullamore and Mullingar are among eleven … Read More

Health Minister Says He Is ‘Committed To Securing And Further Developing’ Portlaoise Hospital

The Health Minister says he is ‘committed to securing and further developing the role of Portlaoise Hospital’ in the Dublin Midlands Hospital Group. Speaking in … Read More

Corcoran Kennedy Hits Out At Social Media Death Threats

Fine Gael Offaly TD Marcella Corcoran Kennedy says her life has been threatened on social media. The Minister of State for Health Promotion made the … Read More

New Wind Farm To Be Launched In Offaly

Gaelectric will launch its Leabeg Wind Farm near Ferbane Co. Offaly today. The two turbine, 4.6 Megawatt project cost in the region of €9m to … Read More

Planning Application For New Edenderry Ambulance Station To Be Lodged Next Week

A long-awaited new ambulance station for Edenderry is a step closer. The HSE National Ambulance Service has confirmed that a planning application for a new … Read More

New Report Highlights Traveller Homelessness In Offaly

New research has found that one in five people that presented themselves as homeless to Offaly County Council last year were from the travelling community. … Read More

Edenderry Councillor Calls For New Temporary Ambulance Base

An Edenderry Councillor says there are suitable units available locally that could act as a temporary ambulance base while a new station is being built. … Read More

Foreign Affairs Minister Flanagan In Britain Ahead of Brexit Vote

The Minister for Foreign Affairs is in Britain today ahead of the country’s vote on whether or not to stay in the European Union. Laois Fine … Read More

Offaly Councillor Hits Out At Government Over Level Of Funding To Address Flooding

A Sinn Féin Offaly County Councillor says the Government is not taking the issue of flooding as seriously as it should be. Martin O’Reilly says … Read More

Conventional Methods Of Addressing Housing Crisis No Longer Viable – Barry Cowen

Fianna Fail’s Barry Cowen says conventional methods and funding models are no longer viable in addressing the housing crisis. The Offaly Deputy and Party Spokesperson … Read More

Labour’s Penrose Says Legislation Needed To Ensure Fairness For Workers

Labour Chairman Willie Penrose says legislation is needed to address the enormous imbalance of power between employers and employees. His party has put forward a … Read More

Internal Results To Expand Its Workforce In Portlaoise

A Portlaoise company says it is likely to increase its workforce after being bought out by a US firm. Internal Results, a lead generating company which … Read More

Two People Treated For Smoke Inhalation Following House Fire In Mullingar

Two people were treated for smoke inhalation following a house fire in Mullingar overnight. The blaze broke out at around 3.15am in an upstairs bedroom … Read More

Councillors In Westmeath To Make Submission Rejecting Minister’s Direction On Wind Turbine Restrictions

A Westmeath Fine Gael councillor says local authority members have unanimously agreed to make a submission rejecting the Environment Minister’s plans to remove noise restrictions on wind … Read More

Further Overcrowding At Local Hospitals

Portlaoise Hospital is the most overcrowded facility in the country today outside of Dublin according to figures from the INMO. Twenty-nine patients are on trolleys … Read More

Former Garda Commissioner’s Alleged Comments About Whistleblower McCabe Expected To Be Raised In Dáil

The controversy surrounding the former Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan is expected to be raised in the Dáil this afternoon. The former Garda Commissioner is facing … Read More

Senator McFadden Urges Carers To Apply For Grant

Westmeath Senator Gabrielle McFadden says there is still time for carers to apply for the Government’s new support grant. Formerly known as the ‘Respite Care … Read More

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