O’Rourke Leads Tributes To ‘Belle Of Athlone’ Ann Lenihan

Ann Lenihan is being remembered by her sister-in law as ‘the belle of Athlone”. Former Fianna Fáil minister Mary O’Rourke is among those paying tribute … Read More

Moran Accuses FF Leader Of Undermining Committee Over Dáil Break

Longford Westmeath TD Kevin Boxer Moran is accusing the Fianna Fáil leader of undermining the work of the Oireachtas Business Committee. The Dáil has voted … Read More

Heritage Council Wants Scheme To Encourage Use Of Vacant Homes In Large Towns

The Heritage Council says there are over 10,000 homes in 17 large towns which could offer a solution to the housing crisis. It says  a tax-incentive … Read More

Charlie Flanagan Plays Down Possibility Of Creating ‘Brexit Minister’

Foreign Affairs Minister Charlie Flanagan is playing down the possibility of the Government appointing a dedicated ‘Brexit Minister’. The Laois Fine Gael TD was responding … Read More

IFA Calling On Government Or EU To Set Up Mushroom “Crisis Fund”

IFA President Joe Healy is calling on the Government or the EU to establish a crisis fund to support mushroom producers. The industry has been … Read More

Escalation Policy Activated Due To Tullamore Hospital Overcrowding

Management at Tullamore Hospital are asking patients to visit their GP or Midoc service as a first resort today. The HSE’s Escalation Policy has been … Read More

Offaly Campaigner Says Reduced Drink Driving Sentence A “Slap In The Face”

A road safety campaigner from Offaly says the reduced sentence given to a convicted drunk driver is a “slap in the face to every family … Read More

Westmeath Murder Accused Claims He Tried To Help Alleged Victim

A Westmeath resident accused of murdering a man on a footbridge in Dublin claims he tried to help him, and left when things started getting … Read More

Furniture & Appliances Taken During Portlaoise House Burglary

Gardaí are appealing for information after an unusually large burglary at a house in Meelick, Portlaoise. Thousands of euro worth of furniture, appliances and electronics … Read More

Public Input Sought On Tullamore Enhancement Project

People are being encouraged to share their views on plans to enhance Tullamore. A proposed €3m project includes new lighting, street furniture, wider footpaths and a … Read More

Elderly Woman Dies In Hospital Following Castlerea Crash

A woman in her 80s has died in hospital following a road crash outside Castlerea, Co. Roscommon. It happened shortly after 2pm on Sunday on … Read More

Mother Of Boy Killed By Drunk Driver Wants Change To Maximum Sentence

The mother of a four year old boy killed by a drunk driver in Laois is calling for a change to the maximum sentence than … Read More

Waiting Lists For School Age Psychological Assessments A Disgrace – Nolan

Some children in the Midlands are waiting as long as three-and-a-half years for a psychological assessment in school. Figures released by the HSE reveal that … Read More

Sleep Out Raises €50,000 For Midlands Simon Community

Over €50,000 has been raised in this year’s Sleep out for Simon in the Midlands. Events in association with Midlands 103 were held at O’Connor … Read More

PAC Chairman Fleming Expects Quality Evidence On Project Eagle Sale

The Public Accounts Committee Chairman Sean Fleming expects further light to be shed today on NAMA’s controversial Project Eagle sale. Among the top officials from … Read More

Mother Of Man Killed In Portarlington Says His Death Took Away Her Only Hope

A court has heard that a man who fatally stabbed his housemate in the heart when they rowed about food during a drinking binge told gardai shortly after … Read More

Corcoran Kennedy Seeking Establishment Of Midlands Tourism Brand

Fine Gael’s Marcella Corcoran Kennedy is calling on Failte Ireland to establish a specific tourism brand for the Midlands region. The Offaly deputy says it’s … Read More

Sabina Higgins Calls On State To Lead Housing Construction

Sabina Higgins is calling on local authorities to drive the construction of social housing. The President’s wife’s comments were made in Tullamore, where she attended … Read More

Athlone Loses Community Games

Athlone IT will not host the Community Games next year. The decision has been announced following a meeting of the board of the Community Games last … Read More

Garda Appeal After Two People Injured In Offaly Crash

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses after two people were injured in a single vehicle crash in Offaly. They suffered non-life threatening injuries when a blue … Read More

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