Tánaiste Says Disciplinary Action May Arise Following Claims Of Malice Against Maurice McCabe

The Tánaiste and Justice Minister says disciplinary action may arise from accusations that Maurice McCabe was motivated by malice towards a senior colleague when making … Read More

Local Troops Arrive Home From Lebanon

51st Infantry Group at Cathal Brugha Barracks – Picture Credit – Irish Defence Forces There were tears and cheers in Dublin Airport this morning as … Read More

Longford Westmeath TD Troy Says Adoption Legislation Four Years Overdue

Fianna Fáil’s Children’s Spokesperson says new adoption legislation is now four years overdue. Longford Westmeath TD Robert Troy made the comments in the Dáil during … Read More

Jobs Minister On Trade Mission In Athlone

The Jobs Minister is in the Midlands this morning as part of a two day trade mission. Mary Mitchell O’Connor is visiting Athlone, Sligo and … Read More

Justice Minister Refuses To Say If She Discussed Malicious Claims Against McCabe With Commissioner

The Tánaiste and Justice Minister has refused to say if she discussed with Noirin O’Sullivan claims the Garda Commissioner instructed her lawyers to say that … Read More

Tullamore Man John Dolan Elected President Of The IWAI

The new president of the Inland Waterways Association of Ireland says he will use the midlands’ waterways to promote tourism in the area. Tullamore man … Read More

Gardaí Investigating Theft Of High Spec Electronic Equipment From Timahoe School

Gardaí are appealing for information following the theft of a high spec interactive touchscreen panel at Timahoe National School in Co. Laois. The ‘Promethean Active … Read More

Portlaoise Gardaí Warn Of Further Car Break-Ins Following Incidents In Esker Hills

Gardaí in Portlaoise are urging all housing estate residents to be vigilant after a number of vehicles were broken into in Esker Hills last night. … Read More

IFA’s Renewables Chairman Says Energy Projects Must Benefit Rural Communities

The chairman of the IFA’s renewables project team says energy projects must benefit rural communities. James Murphy is welcoming the Programme for Government which proposes … Read More

IBTS Calls On Donors To Give Blood In Portarlington Today

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service is asking people in the Portarlington area to consider donating blood this evening. The organisation says it’s currently finding it … Read More

Meeting To Be Held In Athlone On Establishment Of Professional Childcare Body

A group of private full day childcare providers from across the country are to meet in Athlone next week to establish a professional representative organisation. … Read More

Joan Burton Says Garda Commissioner Needs To Further Clarify Comments On Maurice McCabe

Labour’s Joan Burton says the Garda Commissioner needs to further clarify her alleged comments about whistleblower Maurice McCabe, Noirín O’Sullivan has denied calling the actions … Read More

AGSI To March On Dáil Over Pay Issues

The General Secretary of the AGSI says new Garda recruits are facing huge financial pressure. Kilcormac native John Jacob’s comments come as Garda sergeants and inspectors … Read More

Laois TD Stanley Warns Against Introduction Of Pay-By-Weight Green Bin Charges

Brian Stanley says Sinn Féin has tabled a Dáil motion to stop the imminent imposition of a pay-by-weight charging scheme for green bins. The Laois … Read More

Garda Commissioner Says She Has Never Regarded Maurice McCabe As ‘Malicious’

The Garda Commissioner says the service has ‘changed for the better’ as a result of issues raised by Sergeant Maurice McCabe. In a statement released this … Read More

Whistleblowers Must Be Valued And Protected – FG’s Peter Burke

Fine Gael TD Peter Burke says whistleblowers ‘must be valued and must be protected’. The Longford Westmeath TD’s comments come as Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan … Read More

Local IPU Representative Says Government ‘Talking Out Of Both Sides Of Their Mouths’ Regarding Future Of Network

The Midlands spokesperson for the Irish Postmasters’ Union is accusing the government of ‘talking out of both sides of their mouths’ regarding the future of … Read More

Offaly Councillor Leahy Yet To Decide On Renua Leadership Bid

John Leahy says he will have to think ‘long and hard’ about whether he will put himself forward for the leadership of Renua Ireland. The … Read More

ICSA Welcomes Cash Boost For Sheep Farmers In Programme For Government

The sheep chairman of the Portlaoise-based ICSA says they are delighted that funding of €€25m has been proposed for the sheep sector in the new … Read More

Watchdog Finds State Not Providing Sufficient Traveller Accommodation

A European watchdog has found the government is not providing sufficient accommodation for travellers. The European Committee of Social Rights found that a number of … Read More

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