Victory For Gigginstown House Stud As Don Cossack Wins Cheltenham Gold Cup

Don Cossack, the stable star at Westmeath’s Gigginstown House Stud, has won the Cheltenham Gold Cup. The Michael O’Leary owned and Gordon Elliott trained 9 year-old … Read More

Laois Man Jailed For 5 Years For Raping Woman While She Slept

A Laois barman who said he ‘wasn’t sure’ if he raped a woman because he was so drunk, has been jailed for five years. The … Read More

FF’s Barry Cowen Says No Decision Made On Unpaid Water Bills

Fianna Fáil’s Environment Spokesperson Barry Cowen says no decisions have been made on the issue of unpaid water bills. The Irish Independent reports today that … Read More

Report Into Hiring Of Doctor Who Worked In Portlaoise Hospital Highlights Flawed Recruitment Process

A confidential report for the Government into how Dr. Omar Hassan Khalafalla came to be employed at a number of public hospitals has highlighted serious … Read More

Corcoran Kennedy Says Public Has No Appetite For Fresh Election

Fine Gael’s Marcella Corcoran Kennedy says the public has no appetite for another General Election this year. The Offaly TD’s comments come as discussions continue … Read More

Dense Fog Leads To Poor Visibility On Roads In Midlands

Motorists are being warned of poor visibility on roads across much of the Midlands this morning as a result of fog. Mullingar, Tullamore and Portlaoise … Read More

Foreign Affairs Minister Flanagan Says FF Behaving Like They Won The General Election

The Foreign Affairs Minister has accused Fianna Fáil of ‘gameplaying’ in relation to the formation of a Government. Laois Fine Gael Deputy Charlie Flanagan’s comments … Read More

Two Men Ordered To Leave Athlone Following Court Appearance Charged With Weapon Related Offences

Three men have been granted bail after appearing in court charged with weapon related offences in the Athlone area. The three, two in their 20’s … Read More

Agreement Reached On Implementing Measures To Tackle Hospital Overcrowding

The INMO says agreement has been reached on the overcrowding crisis in emergency departments after talks at the WRC. The union representing nurses says the … Read More

Troy Expecting Talks On New Goverment To Last Another Two Or Three Weeks

Fianna Fail’s Robert Troy believes negotiations on the formation of the next Government will continue for the next two to three weeks. The Longford Westmeath … Read More

Three Arrested Following Weapons Seizure In Athlone

Three men in their 20s are appearing before Athlone District Court this afternoon in connection with the seizure of weapons in the town. They were … Read More

Main Jailed For Life For Kildare Murder

A man has been jailed for life for the murder of 20-year-old Joseph Dunne in Co. Kildare in May 2014. Zoltan Almasi’s trial heard he … Read More

Hospital Overcrowding Talks Continue At WRC As 62 Patients Await Admission Across Midlands

Talks on the overcrowding crisis in Emergency Departments are resuming at the Workplace Relations Commission. The union representing nurses, the INMO, says it wants a … Read More

Saint Patrick’s Day Celebrations in Westmeath

The first parade in Westmeath will begin at 2pm in Tyrrellspass. This year’s theme is ‘Down Memory Lane’ and there will be entertainment on the … Read More

Saint Patrick’s Day Celebrations in Laois

St Patrick’s Day festivities in Laois are beginning early in Timahoe. The theme for the day is “1916 and Timahoe”, and people are urged to … Read More

Saint Patrick’s Day Celebrations in Offaly

The Saint Patrick’s Day festivities began in Offaly on Sunday, with a well attended event in Banagher, and there are many more parades on the … Read More

Social Democrats Won’t Join FF Or FG Minority Government

Talks on the formation of a new government are continuing without the Social Democrats. They say talks that involving themselves and independents will only delay … Read More

Westmeath Woman’s Cervical Vaccine Case Dismissed

The High Court has dismissed a case in which a mother sought the withdrawal of a vaccine given to schoolgirls with a view to protecting … Read More

Emily Wallace Set To Replace Peter Burke On Westmeath County Council

Gaybrook resident Emily Wallace is expected to be co-opted onto Westmeath County Council by Fine Gael. She is the sole nominee for tonight’s convention to replace … Read More

Minister Flanagan To Represent Government At St Patrick’s Events In Washington As Taoiseach Returns

The caretaker Taoiseach has concluded his visit to the United States by joking that he wished he didn’t have to go back to face what … Read More

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