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#Midlands

# midlands - Monday 4 April, 2022

Jury begins deliberations in trial of four men charged with gang rape of teenage girl
# Courts
# Courts

Jury begins deliberations in trial of four men charged with gang rape of teenage girl

Apr 4th 2022, 5:19 PM 20,982 Views 0 Comments

Justice Tara Burns sent the jury of seven men and five women out to deliberate earlier this afternoon.

# midlands - Friday 25 March, 2022

Midlands rape trial: Garda denies 'ballyragging' suspect during questioning
# Midlands
# Midlands

Midlands rape trial: Garda denies 'ballyragging' suspect during questioning

Mar 25th 2022, 8:00 PM 39,202 Views 0 Comments

Counsel for one of the accused put it to the garda that 16 minutes passed in an interview room before a recording device was switched on.

# midlands - Tuesday 22 March, 2022

Rape trial hears one of four accused thought woman 'might come to her senses' and go to police
# Midlands
# Midlands

Rape trial hears one of four accused thought woman 'might come to her senses' and go to police

Mar 22nd 2022, 4:29 PM 34,388 Views 0 Comments

The first accused (22) told gardaí that the then 17-year-old girl consented and that nothing really happened, “but you never know”.

# midlands - Monday 21 March, 2022

Midlands rape trial hears doctor's findings consistent with possible non-consensual intercourse
# Midlands
# Midlands

Midlands rape trial hears doctor's findings consistent with possible non-consensual intercourse

Mar 21st 2022, 6:15 PM 26,106 Views 0 Comments

The doctor performed the examination at a Sexual Assault Treatment Unit five hours after the alleged incidents took place.

# midlands - Wednesday 16 March, 2022

Midlands rape trial: Jury hears evidence of the accused men's interviews with gardaí
# Midlands Rape Trial
# Midlands Rape Trial

Midlands rape trial: Jury hears evidence of the accused men's interviews with gardaí

Mar 16th 2022, 4:47 PM 19,564 Views 0 Comments

One of the four accused first told gardaí none of them had sex with the girl, then later told gardaí they all had sex with her.

# midlands - Tuesday 8 March, 2022

Witnesses tell rape trial that woman was 'distraught' and her skirt was 'torn' after leaving car
# Midlands Rape Trial
# Midlands Rape Trial

Witnesses tell rape trial that woman was 'distraught' and her skirt was 'torn' after leaving car

Mar 8th 2022, 7:56 PM 24,222 Views 0 Comments

A witness, who was a friend of the complainant, told the court today that she kept saying “there was six of them, there was nothing she could do”.

# midlands - Monday 7 March, 2022

Midlands rape trial: Woman denies sexual activity in car was consensual
# Midlands
# Midlands

Midlands rape trial: Woman denies sexual activity in car was consensual

Mar 7th 2022, 8:02 PM 34,619 Views 0 Comments

The woman at the centre of the case told the court today that she had been “badgered” for oral sex.

# midlands - Thursday 3 March, 2022

Young woman gives evidence in trial of four men in the Midlands accused of raping her
# Court
# Court

Young woman gives evidence in trial of four men in the Midlands accused of raping her

Mar 3rd 2022, 8:31 PM 29,736 Views 0 Comments

The woman has alleged she was attacked in a car by the men in December 2016.

# midlands - Wednesday 2 March, 2022

EPA to investigate complaint about State response to peat extraction on protected bogs
# Peat Sake
# Peat Sake

EPA to investigate complaint about State response to peat extraction on protected bogs

Updated Mar 2nd 2022, 2:22 PM 14,135 Views 15 Comments

The move from the environmental watchdog comes in response to a complaint from an environmental NGO about illegal cutting.

# midlands - Monday 28 February, 2022

Trial of four men alleged to have raped teenage girl 'one after another' has opened
# Central Criminal Court
# Central Criminal Court

Trial of four men alleged to have raped teenage girl 'one after another' has opened

Feb 28th 2022, 7:39 PM 59,523 Views 0 Comments

The trial is expected to last six weeks and will take place in Croke Park.

# midlands - Thursday 13 January, 2022

Peat was cut at 280 plots in protected bogs last year without State consent
# Peat Sake
# Peat Sake

Peat was cut at 280 plots in protected bogs last year without State consent

Jan 13th 2022, 12:05 AM 29,807 Views 41 Comments
  • The cutting of peat has frequently taken place at 30 protected sites over the past decade, writes Niall Sargent of Noteworthy
  • No ministerial consents have been granted by the State to allow cutting in any of the protected raised bog network sites
  • Just 1% of Ireland's active raised bogs remain after decades of peat-cutting and land reclamation

# midlands - Sunday 14 November, 2021

'We've made tough decisions': How Bord na Móna became worth €1.25 billion in less than two years
# Bogs
# Bogs

'We've made tough decisions': How Bord na Móna became worth €1.25 billion in less than two years

Nov 14th 2021, 8:00 AM 45,366 Views 26 Comments

The company has radically changed in a short amount of time. But how did they do it? And at what cost?

# midlands - Thursday 21 October, 2021

Sharp increase for drug and alcohol support services in Midlands - Merchants Quay Ireland
# Annual Report
# Annual Report

Sharp increase for drug and alcohol support services in Midlands - Merchants Quay Ireland

Oct 21st 2021, 9:06 AM 7,507 Views 9 Comments

Almost 10,000 people accessed MQI’s services last year with almost 50,000 meals given to homeless people on a take-away basis.

# midlands - Friday 1 October, 2021

Ireland’s newest Technological University officially opens
# New Tech Uni
# New Tech Uni

Ireland’s newest Technological University officially opens

Oct 1st 2021, 8:10 AM 49,620 Views 22 Comments

The new university will have a student population of 14,000 across six counties.

# midlands - Wednesday 5 May, 2021

Limerick IT and Athlone IT merge to form new technological university
# Midlands
# Midlands

Limerick IT and Athlone IT merge to form new technological university

May 5th 2021, 12:46 PM 17,113 Views 18 Comments

AIT President Professor Ciarán Ó Catháin described today’s announcement as a “historic day” for the region.

# midlands - Thursday 4 March, 2021

Three men arrested following number of Garda raids in Co Laois
# Portarlington
# Portarlington

Three men arrested following number of Garda raids in Co Laois

Mar 4th 2021, 7:42 AM 21,762 Views 0 Comments

The searches were carried out as part of an investigation into organised crime, drugs and firearms trafficking.

# midlands - Sunday 3 January, 2021

Convicted drug dealer suspected of running dognapping ring as gardaí urge families to be vigilant
# Dognapping
# Dognapping

Convicted drug dealer suspected of running dognapping ring as gardaí urge families to be vigilant

Jan 3rd 2021, 12:05 AM 103,934 Views 0 Comments

The number of dog thefts has increased over the past year.

# midlands - Monday 12 October, 2020

Gardaí seize alcohol, beer taps, kegs and spirit dispensers during raids of three suspected shebeens
# Midlands
# Midlands

Gardaí seize alcohol, beer taps, kegs and spirit dispensers during raids of three suspected shebeens

Oct 12th 2020, 7:25 PM 81,072 Views 56 Comments

The seizures were made at three premises in Laois, Meath and Westmeath.

# midlands - Friday 7 August, 2020

New Covid-19 restrictions for Kildare, Laois and Offaly to kick in from midnight
# Regional Restrictions
# Regional Restrictions

New Covid-19 restrictions for Kildare, Laois and Offaly to kick in from midnight

Updated Aug 7th 2020, 6:23 PM 398,946 Views 294 Comments

The Government announced the measures on the back of NPHET advice following a spike in cases in recent days.

# midlands - Wednesday 27 May, 2020

Gardaí believe men arrested in small Offaly town were South American 'hit team'
# Armed Gang
# Armed Gang

Gardaí believe men arrested in small Offaly town were South American 'hit team'

May 27th 2020, 6:47 PM 133,757 Views 0 Comments

The men, arrested in Clara today, are understood to be Brazilian.

# midlands - Monday 23 March, 2020

Three men arrested as part of dissident republican activity investigation released
# Midlands
# Midlands

Three men arrested as part of dissident republican activity investigation released

Mar 23rd 2020, 5:58 PM 16,940 Views 8 Comments

The men were arrested by members of the Special Detective Unit in the midlands yesterday.

# midlands - Monday 24 February, 2020

'We're amateur meteorologists at this stage': Locals fear further flooding along Shannon after overnight rain
# Springfield
# Springfield

'We're amateur meteorologists at this stage': Locals fear further flooding along Shannon after overnight rain

Feb 24th 2020, 9:59 AM 22,384 Views 41 Comments

13.6 mm of rain was recorded at Shannon Airport yesterday.

# midlands - Monday 30 December, 2019

Gardaí and Birmingham police working together to take down the last remnants of the Kinahan cartel
# Downfall
# Downfall

Gardaí and Birmingham police working together to take down the last remnants of the Kinahan cartel

Dec 30th 2019, 12:05 AM 69,835 Views 25 Comments

A number of senior members of the cartel had fled to the Midlands city in a bid to rebuild their crumbling empire.

# midlands - Thursday 21 February, 2019

Care worker who allegedly told service user that she'd 'kill her' loses unfair dismissal action
# Unfair Dismissal
# Unfair Dismissal

Care worker who allegedly told service user that she'd 'kill her' loses unfair dismissal action

Feb 21st 2019, 5:15 PM 18,930 Views 0 Comments

The patient’s grand-daughter alleged that on 26 April 2018 the care-worker had verbally threatened her grandmother.

# midlands - Saturday 5 January, 2019

How the revival of plans for a midlands airport in Offaly is getting the locals talking
# Tubber
# Tubber

How the revival of plans for a midlands airport in Offaly is getting the locals talking

Jan 5th 2019, 7:30 PM 22,748 Views 11 Comments

The proposal suffered a setback during the recession, but recent developments have bought the project back into local conversation.

# midlands - Friday 9 November, 2018

Inside the new Violence Reduction Unit at the Midlands Prison - designed for the nation's most violent criminals
# Violence Reduction
# Violence Reduction

Inside the new Violence Reduction Unit at the Midlands Prison - designed for the nation's most violent criminals

Nov 9th 2018, 5:40 PM 22,778 Views 45 Comments

The unit has the ability to house nine criminals.

# midlands - Wednesday 24 October, 2018

An airport in Tubber? There's 5,200 jobs promised for the midlands if the plan goes ahead
# Offaly Ambitious
# Offaly Ambitious

An airport in Tubber? There's 5,200 jobs promised for the midlands if the plan goes ahead

Oct 24th 2018, 9:20 PM 36,048 Views 48 Comments

Midlands Airport development has now signed a memorandum of understanding with InSite Bavaria.

Bord na Móna announces up to 430 redundancies
# Redundancy
# Redundancy

Bord na Móna announces up to 430 redundancies

Oct 24th 2018, 1:37 PM 17,512 Views 46 Comments

The announcement comes as the company shifts from peat usage to fast-track renewable energy.

# midlands - Tuesday 23 October, 2018

Bord na Móna expected to announce plans to cut 300 jobs
# Midlands
# Midlands

Bord na Móna expected to announce plans to cut 300 jobs

Oct 23rd 2018, 8:08 PM 16,103 Views 41 Comments

A restructuring of the company to decarbonise its business over ten years is expected to be announced tomorrow.

# midlands - Thursday 12 April, 2018

The new Wild Atlantic Way? Ireland's midlands have been rebranded as the Hidden Heartlands
# Fáilte Ireland
# Fáilte Ireland

The new Wild Atlantic Way? Ireland's midlands have been rebranded as the Hidden Heartlands

Apr 12th 2018, 12:33 PM 22,919 Views 50 Comments

The campaign wants to entice visitors to experience the region’s nature and food.

# midlands - Wednesday 21 February, 2018

New video emerges online showing 'garda' having sex with woman on motorway
# Pornography
# Pornography

New video emerges online showing 'garda' having sex with woman on motorway

Feb 21st 2018, 12:05 AM 212,891 Views 125 Comments

Gardaí said they would not be commenting.

# midlands - Saturday 17 February, 2018

'Students can't travel to Dublin or Galway for an STI test'
# Sexual Health
# Sexual Health

'Students can't travel to Dublin or Galway for an STI test'

Feb 17th 2018, 6:00 PM 21,409 Views 38 Comments

There is no clinic within an hour of the Midlands.

# midlands - Friday 16 February, 2018

'The problem has advanced significantly': Mullingar man waits 9 years for orthodontic treatment
# Midlands
# Midlands

'The problem has advanced significantly': Mullingar man waits 9 years for orthodontic treatment

Feb 16th 2018, 6:01 AM 12,885 Views 19 Comments

Fine Gael TD Peter Burke has said that prompt treatment was critical in terms of young adults’ body image.

# midlands - Monday 22 January, 2018

Several areas are still flooded after heavy weekend rains
# Impassable
# Impassable

Several areas are still flooded after heavy weekend rains

Jan 22nd 2018, 10:13 AM 18,476 Views 15 Comments

The midlands was hardest hit over the weekend and some areas are still flooded.

# midlands - Wednesday 29 November, 2017

'It's not sustainable': Offaly's only emergency homeless shelter risks closure over funding
# Rural Ireland
# Rural Ireland

'It's not sustainable': Offaly's only emergency homeless shelter risks closure over funding

Nov 29th 2017, 12:22 PM 7,723 Views 14 Comments

Midlands Simon Community’s emergency shelters are running at a deficit of €176,000 a year.

# midlands - Monday 13 November, 2017

Garda probe after safe full of cash stolen from Westmeath filling station
# Athlone
# Athlone

Garda probe after safe full of cash stolen from Westmeath filling station

Nov 13th 2017, 8:03 PM 21,167 Views 11 Comments

The incident happened over the weekend.

# midlands - Sunday 3 September, 2017

Head shavings at gunpoint and sexual assaults - Violence against women during the Irish Revolution
# History
# History

Head shavings at gunpoint and sexual assaults - Violence against women during the Irish Revolution

Sep 3rd 2017, 7:00 PM 49,811 Views 71 Comments

A Maynooth professor has said history may be downplaying the level of violence directed towards women during the conflict.

# midlands - Thursday 27 April, 2017

ESB and Bord na Móna to develop solar power for 150,000 homes
# Going Green
# Going Green

ESB and Bord na Móna to develop solar power for 150,000 homes

Apr 27th 2017, 10:22 PM 14,236 Views 41 Comments

Renewable energy in Ireland is currently predominantly generated from the wind.

# midlands - Friday 3 March, 2017

Five males arrested in midlands over alleged sexual assault
# Investigation
# Investigation

Five males arrested in midlands over alleged sexual assault

Mar 3rd 2017, 9:43 PM 28,131 Views 11 Comments

The alleged assault happened in a midlands town on 27 December.

# midlands - Monday 23 January, 2017

Irish prisons paid €3 million in 'pocket money' to inmates last year
# Jailhouse Dosh
# Jailhouse Dosh

Irish prisons paid €3 million in 'pocket money' to inmates last year

Jan 23rd 2017, 7:33 AM 16,241 Views 50 Comments

The Irish Prison Service has paid out over €27 million in pocket money to prisoners since 2009.

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