Offaly Centre For Independent Living Wants Personal Assistant Hours Protected

The Offaly Centre for Independent Living say it fears personal assistant hours will be cut by the next government. The organisation, which provides services allowing those with … Read More

NUJ’s Seamus Dooley Condemns Threats To Journalists

The Irish Secretary of the NUJ says gang bosses are afraid of what journalists will expose. The comments from Ferbane native Seamus Dooley come as Independent … Read More

175 New Jobs For Loughrea

A total of 175 new jobs have been announced for Co. Galway this lunchtime. The jobs are to be created in Loughrea over the next … Read More

Man Released Without Charge In Kenneth O’Brien Murder Probe

A man in his 30s arrested in connection with the murder of Kenneth O’ Brien in Co. Kildare has been released without charge. A file will … Read More

Adams Says Not Much Evidence Of Recovery In Longford-Westmeath

Gerry Adams says there has been little evidence of the much vaunted recovery in Longford Westmeath. Speaking on the campaign trail in Mullingar today, the … Read More

Consultation Day On Flood Plan Being Held In Athlone Later

Residents, business owners and farmers in Athlone are being asked to give their views on flood risk management options for the town. A second public … Read More

Offaly Domestic Violence Support Services Want Next Government To Restore Funding

The Development Manager of Offaly Domestic Violence Support Services is urging the next government to reverse funding cuts to its service. Anne Clarke says she’s … Read More

Offaly Cheapest County To Get Married In

A new study has found that Offaly is the cheapest county in the country to tie the knot. According to, the average cost for … Read More

Irish Rural Link Says Debate On Crime Must Move Beyond Garda Station Closures

The CEO of Moate based Irish Rural Link says debates on crime policy during the General Election must move beyond Garda station closures. Seamus Boland … Read More

Opinion Poll Shows Fall In Support For Coalition Parties

A new poll has shown a slight fall in support for the coalition parties. However, the changes in the Red C poll for Paddy Power … Read More

Witnesses Sought To Portlaoise Burglary

Gardaí are appealing for information following a burglary in Portlaoise. Two HP laptops and a Playstation console were taken from a house in the Woodgrove … Read More

Draft Reports Next Week For Families At Centre Of Portiuncula Maternity Review

Families at the centre of a review into maternity services at Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe are to receive draft reports next week. According to the Irish … Read More

Harkin Calls For Action Over Asian Clam Invasion On Lough Ree

Midlands North West MEP Marian Harkin says the Asian Clam is damaging waters at Lough Ree and nobody is taking responsibility in dealing with the … Read More

HSE Admits To ‘HR And Legal Complexities’ In Portlaoise Hospital Probe

The HSE says a ‘number of HR and legal complexities’ have emerged in the probe into managerial failures linked to baby deaths at Portlaoise Hospital. … Read More

Inquest Into Death Of Baby Darragh Byrne At Coombe Adjourned

The inquest into the death of Baby Darragh Byrne has been adjourned for a month following unexpected evidence by the pathologist who carried out his … Read More

Mullingar Hospital Second Most Overcrowded In Country Today

Mullingar Hospital is one of the most overcrowded in the country today according to figures from the INMO. Forty-two people are on trolleys in the … Read More

Coombe Pathologist Says Baby Darragh Byrne Died Due To Lack Of Oxygen

A pathologist at the Coombe hospital says Baby Darragh Byrne died as a result of multi-organ failure due to hypoxia, or a lack of oxygen. … Read More

Garda Commissioner To Discuss Escalating Gangland Violence With Minister

The Garda Commissioner and Justice Minister will meet today to discuss the recent escalation in gangland violence. Eddie Hutch Senior, a brother of Gerry ‘The … Read More

Sixteen HSE Staff Under Investigation Over Portlaoise Hospital Failures

Sixteen HSE staff are reportedly under investigation for managerial failures linked to a series of baby deaths at Portlaoise Hospital. The Irish Times says the … Read More

Mullingar Councillors Want Change To Eligibility Criteria For Special Rate Of Student Grant

Mullingar Municipal District councillors are calling for a change to the eligibility criteria for the special rate of maintenance grant for disadvantaged students. Under the … Read More

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