Laois Count Centre – Live Blog

  Sean Fleming (FF), Brian Stanley (SF) & Charlie Flanagan (FG) win all three seats in Laois. Sinead Moore, Green Party candidate has been eliminated … Read More

Meath West Count Centre – Live Blog

Shane Cassels is now a FF deputy for Meath West. Peadar Tobin SF elected on second count.  Damien English FG takes the third seat on … Read More

HSE’s Escalation Policy In Place At Tullamore And Portlaoise Hospitals As Overcrowding Continues

The HSE’s escalation policy is now in place at Tullamore and Portlaoise Hospitals as staff deal with overcrowding in their emergency departments. Figures today from … Read More

Election Voter Turnout Peaking At 25% So Far In The Midlands

Voter turnout in the Midlands for the General Election is reported to be steady this afternoon. Polling stations opened at 7am this morning, and will … Read More

Drama Teacher Jailed For 10 Years For Rape Of Girl In Offaly School

A drama teacher who raped a student when she was around seven years old has been jailed for ten years. Kevin Carroll (56) raped the … Read More

Device Found By Gardaí During Search Of Car In Laois Was Viable Bomb

A spokesperson for the Defence Forces says an explosive device found in Co. Laois last evening had the potential to cause serious injury or death. … Read More

Two Men Held Over Gun And Suspected Explosives Find In Laois

Gardaí in Portlaoise are holding two men in custody after the discovery of a gun and suspected explosives. A man in his 40s and a … Read More

Polling Stations Open As Voting In General Election Begins

  Voting is now under way in the general election as polling stations across the country have opened. More than three million people have the … Read More

Drama Teacher Due To Be Sentenced For Rape Of Student At Offaly School

A drama teacher who raped a student at an Offaly school when she was around seven is due to be sentenced today. His victim told … Read More

Two Arrested On M7 In Laois As Firearm Seized

Gardaí have arrested two men and recovered a firearm during an operation in Co. Laois. The discovery was made shortly before 6pm when a car … Read More

Borris In Ossory’s Leix County Hotel Bought At Auction

Picture credit: Allsop Ireland The Leix County Hotel in Borris in Ossory has sold at today’s Allsop auction for its reserve price of €120,000. Among … Read More

Patients again Asked To Visit GP Instead Of Tullamore Hospital Due To Pressure On Services

Tullamore Hospital is again asking patients to visit their GP where possible as it deals with further overcrowding. The HSE’s escalation policy has been activated … Read More

€4.1m Settlement For Brain Damage Suffered By Man Born In Portlaoise

The High Court has approved an interim payment of €4.1m as settlement of a medical negligence action brought on behalf of a now 22 year … Read More

Staff At 999 Call Centre In Navan To Strike Today

Staff at a 999 centre in Navan are to strike today in a row over pay and conditions. They won’t answer emergency calls from 8am … Read More

Consultation Day On Flood Management Being Held In Mountrath

The people of Mountrath and surrounding areas are being invited to share their views on preliminary flood risk management options for the town. A public … Read More

Portlaoise Hospital Joins Tullamore In Activating Overcrowding Escalation Policy

Management at the Midlands Regional Hospital in Portlaoise says it’s currently experiencing an ‘exceptional busy period’. The facility joins Tullamore Hospital in activating the HSE’s … Read More

Will Faulkner’s GE16 predictions

Willie Penrose to lose his Labour seat in GE16! Offaly to elect either Marcella Corcoran Kennedy or John Leahy but not both! Michael Fish is … Read More

Mullingar Woman Starts Petition For Drug To Fight Neurological Condition

A petition by a Mullingar woman which calls for a drug to be provided for her severe neurological condition has received over 1,000 signatures so … Read More

Jewellery Taken During Two Burglaries in West Offaly

Gardai are appealling for information after a quantity of jewellery was taken during two house burglaries in west Offaly on Monday. A house was ransacked … Read More

Fianna Fail Leader Dismisses Coalition With Fine Gael Ahead Of Edenderry Visit

Fianna Fáil leader Mícheál Martin has again reiterated his insistence that his party will not go into coalition with Fine Gael. Deputy Martin, whose visiting … Read More

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