Minister Flanagan Expresses Shock At Killing Of British Labour MP Jo Cox

British Labour MP, Jo Cox, has died after being shot and stabbed in her West Yorkshire constituency. The 41-year-old mother of two – who was … Read More

Fine Gael’s John King Elected Chair Of Borris-in-Ossory Mountmellick Municipal District

Fine Gael’s John King is the new Cathaoirleach of the Borris-in-Ossory Mountmellick Municipal District following their AGM. He takes over the role from Fianna Fáil’s … Read More

HSA Investigating Death Of Man On Farm Outside Castlejordan

The Health and Safety Authority is investigating a death on a farm between Edenderry and Castlejordan. A man in his 60s was pronounced dead at … Read More

Bennett Drives Dublin Past Westmeath In Leinster Under-21 Hurling Semis

2-6 from the stick of forward Chris Bennett has helped Dublin defeat Westmeath by 2-17 to 1-14 in the semi-finals of the Leinster Under-21 Hurling … Read More

Development Of 30 Year Plan For Portlaoise Will Be Priority For New Cathaoirleach

Photo: Andreas F. Borchert Portlaoise Municipal District’s new Cathaoirleach says one of the most pressing issues during his term will be the development of a … Read More

Westmeath Senator Raises Concern About Impact Of Turbine Noise On Local Equine Industry

Westmeath Senator Paul Daly is raising concern about the effects of wind turbine noise on the equine industry locally. His former colleagues on the county … Read More

Nine New Jobs Created As New Aldi Store Opens In Mullingar

Nine new jobs are coming on stream with the opening of a new Aldi store on the Dublin Road in Mullingar. It’s the retailer’s second … Read More

Cowen Says SF Plan To Link Rent To Inflation Could Increase Prices

Fianna Fáil Offaly TD Barry Cowen says the Sinn Féin plan to link rent increases to inflation hasn’t been thought through. His party and the … Read More

Brother Of Jim Goonan Calls For Independent External Investigation Into ‘Violent Death’

A brother of Jim Goonan is calling for a meeting with the Justice Minister and the Garda Commissioner. Cyril Goonan wants an independent external investigation … Read More

Department Assessing Unfinished Edenderry Hotel As Site As Location For New School

The Department of Education is assessing the suitability of a hotel site in Edenderry as the location for a secondary school in the town. Offaly … Read More

Transport Minister Says ‘Greenway’ Holds Huge Tourism Potential For Midlands

The Transport Minister says the completion of the Greenway corridor from Dublin to Galway will have the potential to attract huge amounts of tourism to … Read More

New PAC Chairman Fleming Says NAMA Will Be An Immediate Priority

Newly appointed Public Accounts Committee Chairperson Sean Fleming says NAMA will be one of his immediate priorities. The Laois Fianna Fáil TD was announced in … Read More

Westmeath Councillors Write To Minister Voicing Anger At Attempts To Overrule Wind Plans

Councillors in Westmeath have written to the Environment Minister to voice their frustration, disappointment and anger at attempts to overrule wind turbine regulations. Simon Coveney … Read More

SNA Staff Increase Not Sufficient – Sinn Fein TD Nolan

Sinn Féin Offaly TD Carol Nolan says a seven percent increase in the number of Special Needs Assistants for schools is not half what’s actually … Read More

TD Moran Plays Down Fears About Job Losses At Athlone Ericsson Plant

Longford Westmeath TD Kevin Boxer Moran says he’s led to believe there’s ‘no great concern’ about job losses at the Ericsson plant in Athlone. Reports … Read More

Inquiry Into Garda Handling Of Death Of Shane Tuohey In Offaly

Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald is to set up an independent inquiry into the death of Shane Tuohey and the Garda handling of the case. The … Read More

Athlone Gardaí Urge Motorists To Avoid Ballymahon Road Due To Flooding

Gardaí in Athlone are advising motorists to avoid the Ballymahon road due to flooding. The road is described as impassable at the railway bridge and … Read More

Cowen Welcomes Cabinet Approval to Suspend Water Charges

The Cabinet has approved the legislation to suspend water charges. The legislation is expected to go before the Dáil next week and onwards then to … Read More

Rainfall Warning In Place Across Midlands As Flash Flooding Hits Roads In Athlone

A status yellow rainfall warning is in effect across the Midlands with accumulations of up to 30mm and localised flooding possible. Flash floods are already … Read More

Homeowner Escapes Serious House Fire In Portarlington

A house has been extensively damaged following a fire in Portarlington. The blaze broke out at the bungalow on the Lea Road at approximately 10.20 … Read More

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