IHCA Urges Those At Risk To Get Flu Vaccine

People with underlying health problems and pregnant women are being being advised to get the flu vaccine. It comes after the HSE says up to … Read More

Unofficial Security Force Continue To Ward Off Alleged Crime In Portlaoise

A Garda presence is being maintained near Portlaoise Post Office as an unofficial security force attempts to ward off alleged crime against the elderly. Around … Read More

Owner of Menarys Premises In Tullamore Has ‘Every Sympathy For The Staff’ Over Closure

The owner of the Menarys premises in Tullamore say it is confident it will find a long term partner to take up the lease when … Read More

Award To Mullingar Native Following Sexual Assault Overturned By Court Of Appeal

A €493,000 award to a woman, who claimed she was repeatedly sexually assaulted as a child by a relative, has been overturned by the Court of Appeal … Read More

Two Juveniles Due In Court Following Burglaries In Athlone

Two teenagers are due in court later charged in connection with recent burglaries in Athlone. Six juveniles were arrested during a targeted operation between Wednesday … Read More

One Charged and Four Released Following Operation Thor Arrests In Portlaoise, Kilkenny And Waterford

Four men are still being questioned this morning in relation to Operation Thor. They were arrested yesterday as part of an investigation into recent burglaries … Read More

Sigmoid Pharma Buys Tullamore Business Freund Pharmatec

Sigmoid Pharma has agreed to buy the Irish business of Japanese pharmaceutical equipment group Freund Pharmatec The move will see the Dublin-based company acquire a … Read More

Taoiseach Says Garda Numbers Will Increase Significantly If FG Is Returned To Government

The Taoiseach expects the number of Gardai to increase significantly if Fine Gael is reelected to the next Government. Enda Kenny, who is canvassing in … Read More

Six Teenagers Arrested Following Recent Burglaries In Athlone

Gardaí have arrested six teenagers in Athlone following up to seven recent burglaries. The arrests, which were made between yesterday evening and this morning, involve … Read More

Five Arrested In Portlaoise, Kilkenny And Waterford In Burgarly And Organised Crime Crackdown

Gardaí have arrested five people following a number of planned searches in Portlaoise, Kilkenny and Waterford. The operation forms part of investigations into recent burglaries … Read More

Edenderry Man Appointed To Senior Role in Bank of Ireland

Brían Evans has joined the Bank of Ireland’s Sector Team as Head of Manufacturing, Business Banking. The Edenderry native brings 30 years of experience in … Read More

Six Teenagers Arrested As Gardaí Investigate Recent Burglaries In Athlone

Gardaí have arrested six teenagers, the majority of them juveniles following a targeted operation in Athlone over the past 24 hours. It follows investigations in … Read More

Over 150 Attend Public Meeting On Flooding In Laois

The secretary of Laois Against Flooding says the needs of people must come first when deciding how best to address flooding. Seamus Duggan’s comments come … Read More

Slight Increase In Numbers Signing On Locally

The number of people on the Live Register in the Midlands has risen slightly. According to the CSO, around 26,300 people signed on in Laois, … Read More

Disappointing Poll Results For Coalition Parties

A new MRBI opinion poll in today’s Irish Times finds that Fine Gael’s support has dropped two points to 28%. Labour is unchanged at 7%, … Read More

Oireachtas Support Needed For Any Athlone Boundary Change- Taoiseach

Taoiseach Enda Kenny says the Athlone boundary review will go ahead, but insists it will need Oireachtas support to be implemented. He’s been responding to … Read More

Birr Native Olivia Mitchell Emotional As She Leaves Dail For Last Time

Long serving Fine Gael TD, Birr native Olivia Mitchell, is one of those who won’t be seeking re-election. The Dublin South TD has been a … Read More

AIT Lecturers Have ‘Had Enough’ Of Under-Funded Third Level Sector

Lecturers at Athlone Institute of Technology say they have ‘had enough’ of the Government under-funding the third level sector. 4,000 lecturers, represented by the Teachers … Read More

Menarys ‘Left With No Choice’ But To Vacate Tullamore Premises

Menarys say they have been ‘left with no choice’ but to vacate their premises in Tullamore. In a statement this afternoon, the company say their … Read More

General Election Underway As Taoiseach Dissolves The Dáil

The 31st Dáil has been dissolved and the general election is underway. Voters will go to the polls on Friday February 26th. In a first, … Read More

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