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# midlands - Monday 12 October, 2020

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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

# midlands - Friday 9 November, 2018

# midlands - Wednesday 24 October, 2018

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

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

Bord na Móna announces up to 430 redundancies

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

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

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

Gardaí said they would not be commenting.

# midlands - Saturday 17 February, 2018

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

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

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 This post contains videos

Several areas are still flooded after heavy weekend rains

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

# midlands - Friday 2 December, 2016

Elderly woman spends 15 hours on hospital trolley

The woman, believed to be 103, finally got a bed this morning.

# midlands - Tuesday 8 November, 2016

This is the route Irish Water wants its Shannon to Dublin pipeline to take

The scheme will provide water for 40% of the country’s population up to 2050.

# midlands - Monday 17 October, 2016

Midlands children in foster care can go months without seeing their siblings or birth families

A new report has identified serious shortcomings in foster care in the region.

# midlands - Saturday 23 July, 2016

Treatment of sick inmates in focus after death by heart attack of 65-year-old prisoner

Criticisms are contained in a report into the death of a 65-year-old man at the prison last year.

# midlands - Tuesday 12 July, 2016

Four gardaí injured arresting men suspected of running burglary ring

The men were in a 4×4 which rammed a Garda car.

# midlands - Friday 19 February, 2016

Woman who accidentally bought two EuroMillions tickets wins two prizes worth over €20,000 each

She bought the second ticket, with the exact same numbers, after forgetting that she already bought a ticket three days earlier.

# midlands - Saturday 9 January, 2016

Gardaí have seized €400k worth of heroin

Detectives were investigating drug trafficking in the midlands.

# midlands - Friday 18 December, 2015

Major end-of-year property auction pulls in €35 million

Allsops has noted a number of vacant residential properties being bought in Dublin.

# midlands - Tuesday 24 November, 2015

Further €9 million awarded to girl who suffered brain injury at birth

Roisin Conroy has cerebral palsy as a result of her birth at the hospital in Portlaoise in 2001.

# midlands - Thursday 1 October, 2015

Man arrested after dozens of cow and sheep stolen

75 cattle and 25 sheep were taken during the robbery.

# midlands - Thursday 14 May, 2015

Graham Dwyer moved after death threat from another prisoner

Dwyer lodged an appeal against his murder conviction on Monday.

# midlands - Sunday 18 January, 2015

Three arrests after late night Longford car chase that ended in crash

The chase ended at Goshen Cross.

# midlands - Monday 12 January, 2015

Firearms seized and seven arrested over feud-related violence

All seven people arrested are still in custody.

# midlands - Friday 12 December, 2014

Doctors told pregnant woman her baby had died. Two days later they found a heartbeat

The HSE has apologised and said a full review of the case is under way.

# midlands - Monday 17 November, 2014

Separated man awarded €4,000 after being told not to attend his daughter's sports day

The man’s wife had enrolled her in a school without his knowledge.

# midlands - Sunday 19 October, 2014

From The Daily Edge 12 words and phrases that have a totally different meaning in the Midlands Feek

# midlands - Sunday 5 October, 2014

Is the recovery finally gathering pace in the Midlands? The retailers of Athlone weigh in...

Some long-established businesses say there’s little optimism out there, but others say that things are finally beginning to look a little brighter.

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