Westmeath Councillors To Make Submission Rejecting Minister’s Direction On Wind Turbines

Councillors in Westmeath are set to unanimously reject a draft directive by the Environment Minister overturning their efforts to restrict wind energy developments. They want … Read More

Laois And Westmeath Among Highest National Rent Increases

Laois and Westmeath recorded some of the biggest national increases in rent prices according to figures for the first quarter of this year. A survey … Read More

Foreign Affairs Minister To Meet Israeli And Palestinian Leaders

The Minister for Foreign Affairs is meeting the Israeli and Palestinian leaders today. Laois Fine Gael TD Charlie Flanagan says it’s an opportunity to hear … Read More

Midlands Anti-Eviction Campaigner Calls On Government To Help Those In Mortgage Distress

A midlands anti-eviction campaigner says the vulnerability of the current Government offers the ‘perfect opportunity’ to help those in mortgage distress. Irish Democratic Party Chairman … Read More

Garda Commissioner Says It Will Take Time To Get It Right With Garda Whistleblowers

The Garda Commissioner’s admitted that it will take time to get it right with whistleblowers in the force. Noirín O’Sullivan’s told the Policing Authority she … Read More

John Shaw Is The New Mayor Of Mullingar

John Shaw is the new mayor of Mullingar. The Fianna Fáil councillor takes over the chain of office from Andrew Duncan whose Fine Gael colleague … Read More

FF’s Liam McDaniel And Bill Collentine Co-opted Onto Westmeath County Council

Two new Fianna Fáil councillors have been co-opted onto Westmeath County Council. Liam McDaniel, who is heavily involved in local GAA, fills the seat of … Read More

Mother Of Athlone Murder Victim Reveals Her Psychological Suffering

The mother of a 23-year-old man who was beaten unconscious and left to drown in the river Shannon in Athlone has said she cannot forget … Read More

Jury Sworn In For Trial Of Lituanian Man Accused Of Portarlington Murder

A jury has been sworn in for the trial of a man accused of the murder of a Latvian man in Portarlington Co. Laois. Thirty-eight … Read More

Westmeath Based American TV Producer Says Orlando Gunman Had License To Carry Firearm

Family and friends of the victims of the Florida gun attack are waiting to identify their loved ones. 50 people were killed and another 53 … Read More

Westmeath CC Seeking Clarity From Environment Minister On Development Plan Amendment To Area Around Ballymore

A meeting of Westmeath County Council has been adjourned amid uncertainty about a draft direction issued by the Environment Minister. Simon Coveney has said that … Read More

Foreign Affairs Minister Flanagan To Meet Irish Troops In Golan Heights

The Foreign Affairs Minister Charlie Flanagan will meet with Irish troops on a UN peacekeeping mission in the Golan Heights today. The Laois Fine Gael … Read More

Westmeath And Dublin Ease To Opening Day Wins In Leinster Senior Ladies Football Championship

Last year’s finalists Westmeath and Dublin have opened with wins in the TG4 Leinster Senior Ladies Football Championship.   Second-half sub Ciara Ruddy grabbed two … Read More

Westmeath Councillors To Discuss Minister’s Rejection Of Wind Turbine Noise Restrictions

Councillors in Westmeath will meet later to discuss the Environment Minister’s rejection of night-time noise limits at wind turbine developments in the county. Simon Coveney … Read More

100 New Jobs For Ballinasloe

One hundred new jobs are being created at a medical devices company in Ballinasloe. US company Surmodics already emplys 32 people at the former Creagh … Read More

Boost For Offaly As British Amateur Motocross Championships Held In Doon

Motocross competitors from across Britain and Ireland are competing today in Co. Offaly as part of the UK amateur championships. The event is ongoing in … Read More

Households In Belmont And Mountmellick Experiencing Power Outages

A number of households in the Belmont and Mountmellick areas are left without power this afternoon. A fault in the system in Belmont has left … Read More

Final Preparations In Place As Tullamore Show Is Launched

The centre of Ireland will be the main attraction in this year’s agricultural calendar, with the final plans in place for August’s Tullamore Show. The … Read More

Annual Laois Gardening Festival To Be Held In Spink

Gardening enthusiasts in Laois will come together today for the annual Buds and Blossoms Laois Gardening Festival. The event brings local and national garden specialists … Read More

South Kildare Petition To Reclaim Electoral Areas From Laois

A petition in South Kildare to reclaim its electoral areas from Laois has reached hundreds of signatures. Almost 7,500 constituents from areas such as Monasterevin … Read More

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