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# birr - Monday 12 October, 2020

Cyclist seriously injured after being hit by car in Offaly

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses to come forward.

# birr - Monday 11 May, 2020

Three men arrested after €100,000 cannabis seizure in Co Offaly

Gardaí carried out a search at a house in Birr, Co Offaly today, where the seizure was made.

# birr - Thursday 2 January, 2020

85-year-old man killed in road traffic collision in Offaly

The collision happened at about 6pm this evening.

# birr - Thursday 10 October, 2019

Cyclist (70s) dies following collision with van in Co Offaly

The man was pronounced dead on Wednesday as a result of his injuries.

# birr - Friday 1 February, 2019

Gardaí investigate after man (35) dies in single vehicle collision

It’s understood the car was travelling from Lusmagh towards Victoria Lough when it left the road and struck a wall.

# birr - Friday 12 October, 2018

Hit-and-run driver jailed for 8 years for killing Irish banjo player

Carl Lawrence said he thought he had hit a dog when his car struck father-of-five, William Corrigan.

# birr - Saturday 28 July, 2018

From The42 'I have a brother and I don't want him getting the farm either!' Del Boy

'I have a brother and I don't want him getting the farm either!'

Connacht hooker Shane Delahunt is still balancing farming and professional rugby.

# birr - Saturday 21 July, 2018

From The42 Leonard stars in 16-point win as Connacht champions hit the ground running Landslide

Leonard stars in 16-point win as Connacht champions hit the ground running

Roisin Leonard starred as Galway booked their place in the All-Ireland quarter-finals in Birr on Saturday.

# birr - Sunday 10 June, 2018

Gardaí appeal for public's assistance in finding teenage girl missing since yesterday

Victoria Jul was last seen was last seen at about 2pm near her home on Hillside Drive.

# birr - Monday 7 May, 2018

Murray bags 3-5 as Wexford atone for last year's heartache to claim Division 3 honours

Wexford suffered final heartbreak against Tipperary after a replay in the Division 3 final last year.

# birr - Tuesday 17 April, 2018

Investigation in Offaly after body of newborn found in boot of car

A post-mortem concluded the baby died of natural causes.

# birr - Tuesday 2 January, 2018

Man (70) dies after being hit by lorry in Offaly

The man was pronounced dead at Tullamore hospital.

# birr - Wednesday 2 August, 2017

Gardaí suspect blaze at Birr Workhouse may have been started maliciously

The fire broke out at around 2.30pm yesterday afternoon.

# birr - Friday 14 July, 2017

Almost 10,000 Irish Water customers issued boil notice after E.Coli detection

A full investigation is being carried out into the cause of the outbreak.

# birr - Tuesday 31 January, 2017

Two young men charged over burglaries in Offaly

Gardaí carried out a number of planned searches at residential properties in the Birr area yesterday.

# birr - Monday 16 January, 2017

Man (21) to appear in court over serious assault in Offaly

A man, aged in his mid 20s, suffered apparent stab wounds during the incident.

# birr - Sunday 15 January, 2017

Man critical after being stabbed multiple times in Offaly overnight

That assault happened in Birr and a man has been arrested.

# birr - Wednesday 24 December, 2014

Woman knocked down by lorry as she crossed a road in Birr

She remains in a critical condition in hospital.

# birr - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

Elderly man killed in Offaly car crash

The man’s car struck a ditch this morning and he was fatally injured.

# birr - Wednesday 12 February, 2014

Teenager due in court over assault on man in 50s

The man was left with serious head injuries, and was airlifted to Beaumont Hospital’s specialist unit for further treatment.

# birr - Monday 11 November, 2013

Another grow house uncovered by gardaí, over €200k of cannabis seized

The discovery was made at a premises in Birr Co. Offaly today with a 20-year-old man arrested at the scene.

# birr - Sunday 6 October, 2013

From The42 Kilcormac-Killoughey retain Offaly senior hurling crown Champions

Kilcormac-Killoughey retain Offaly senior hurling crown

Last March’s beaten All-Ireland club finalists defeated Birr this afternoon.

# birr - Friday 16 August, 2013

Teen charged over blinding female emigrant with glass bottle in Birr

Marie Gauvin, a Birr native was visiting Ireland from Canada for The Gathering when she was hit by a glass, leaving her blind.

# birr - Wednesday 3 July, 2013

Strike planned by production workers at Offaly food plant

The workers are looking for an increase in pay rates as well as the reintroduction of overtime rates and a premium rate for shift workers.

# birr - Sunday 17 March, 2013

From The42 My club's greatest day... Memories

My club's greatest day...

Daithi Regan, Mick O’Keeffe and Darren Frehill recall when their club claimed All-Ireland senior glory.

# birr - Wednesday 2 January, 2013

Murdered vet Catherine Gowing to be buried tomorrow

The 37-year-old Offaly native went missing in Wales last October. A man has since been charged with her murder.

# birr - Friday 14 December, 2012

Report into Birr plane crash found ‘no technical defect’

Flying instructor Niall Doherty and trainee Damien Deegan died in the crash last month.

# birr - Monday 12 November, 2012

The 9 at 9: Monday

Good morning! Here’s nine things to know today.

# birr - Monday 5 November, 2012

Gardaí find body of missing 17-year-old Quey Laurence

The Portarlington teenager’s remains were recovered from a river in Ferbane this afternoon.

# birr - Friday 19 October, 2012

Catherine Gowing: Partial text sent to colleague on weekend she disappeared

Police are said to be examining mobile phone records as part of their search for the missing Offaly woman.

# birr - Wednesday 17 October, 2012

The Evening Fix... now with added superheroes

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

# birr - Monday 3 September, 2012

Motorcyclist who collided with bus dies

The man in his 30s was seriously injured when the bike he was on collided with a bus at the weekend.

# birr - Saturday 1 September, 2012

Motorcyclist seriously injured in collision with bus in Birr

The collision happened on the R439 at around 2.30pm this afternoon.

# birr - Sunday 19 August, 2012

Ladies SFC: Kerry keep lacklustre Dublin at bay

Kerry held off a late rally from Dublin to win by a single point in St Brendan’s Park, Birr.

# birr - Thursday 19 January, 2012

Two adults hospitalised after schoolbus crash in Co Offaly

The drivers of a schoolbus and a van are hospitalised with minor injuries after their two vehicles collided this afternoon.

# birr - Sunday 18 December, 2011

Woman dies after car goes into canal

The woman was seriously injured when her car left the road and entered a canal. The male driver and an 8-month old boy survived.

# birr - Thursday 20 October, 2011

Appeal for missing Co Offaly man Michael Egan

The 24-year-old was last seen early on Monday morning on the Banagher to Cloghan Road.

# birr - Monday 7 February, 2011

A MAN in his twenties has been hospitalised following a shooting overnight in Birr, Co Offaly. The man sustained a single gunshot wound to the leg shortly after midnight, and was taken to Midlands Regional Hospital in Tullamore where he is described as being in a stable condition. An examination the crime scene is underway and inquiries are ongoing. Witnesses can call Birr Garda Station at 057 9120016.