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Monday 5 June 2023 Dublin: 18°C

# Offaly

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# Witness appeal
Cyclist seriously injured after being hit by car in Offaly
Gardaí have appealed for witnesses to come forward.
# Back in action
Reigning senior champions triumph as Laois and Offaly action resumes after lockdown
Portlaoise and Ferbane amongst the winners as the senior football action returned.
Kildare, Laois and Offaly see small increase in people availing of PUP
The number of those in receipt of the Pandemic Unemployment Payment nationwide has reduced to 232,400.
# covid19
Restrictions to remain in place in Kildare for two weeks but lifted for Laois and Offaly
Over the last 14 days 455 cases had been reported in Kildare, 81 in Offaly and 41 in Laois.
# Support
New financial support package for Kildare, Laois and Offaly unveiled by Government
The measures were announced this evening.
# Covid-19
What the latest figures tell us about cases in LOKdown counties - and new, smaller clusters further afield
A number of counties are experiencing new outbreaks, but smaller in scale compared to the counties where restrictions are in place.
# Tullamore
Offaly meat factory to reopen in the coming days after halting operations due to Covid-19 outbreak
Carroll Cuisine said all of its factory based employees were tested and received a negative result for Covid-19.
# Co Kildare
O’Brien Fine Foods says its Timahoe factory has been closed since Wednesday
“In all cases, the level of asymptomatic infectivity appears to be very high,”O’Brien Fine Foods said in a statement.
# Coronavirus
Gardaí begin conducting checkpoints in three counties affected by new restrictions
The new restrictions came into effect in Kildare, Offaly and Laois from midnight.
# restrictions
Explainer: How other countries have managed local lockdowns after Covid-19 clusters
The recent increase in cases in Ireland is largely associated with clusters in three counties.
# Covid-19
'High degree of anger': Concerns over compliance as 'arbitrary' county boundaries used to impose local lockdown
Local TDs have been reacting to the latest restrictions imposed on Laois. Offaly and Kildare.
# Development
GAA announce cessation of activity in Kildare, Offaly and Laois
The Football Association of Ireland have made a similar announcement.
# Testing
Donnelly agrees there should be reform in workplace practices after latest outbreaks in Kildare, Laois and Offaly
The meat industry today said there have been a high proportion of asymptomatic positive cases among workers.
# nphet
'A calamity for the country': NPHET won't rule out regional lockdown in Kildare, Laois and Offaly
The outbreak is largely associated with meat processing factories.
# Three counties
People in Kildare, Laois and Offaly warned about 'significant' rise in cases
The Acting Chief Medical Officer called on people in the three counties to be particularly cautious.
# Circuit Criminal Court
Man stabbed 16 times and set on fire after ex-girlfriend falsely said he was garda informant, court hears
In 2015, Ciarán Murphy was found in a dog cage in his home by a passers-by who noticed his cottage was in flames.
# Criticism
'It's high time the GAA grew a pair of balls' - Duignan on inter-county teams breaking training ban
The Offaly chairman has suggested that teams who break the rule should be removed from the championship.
# Courts
Soccer referee who suffered broken jaw receives €5,000 compensation from attacker
Daniel Sweeney also suffered a fractured eye socket during the attack after a match in 2018.
# Armed gang
Gardaí believe men arrested in small Offaly town were South American 'hit team'
The men, arrested in Clara today, are understood to be Brazilian.
# Birr
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.
# Offaly
Third person dies as gardaí investigate unexplained deaths at hostel in Tullamore
Gardaí have been investigating after two women died at the hostel on Sunday.
# Offaly
Investigation underway into unexplained deaths of two women at hostel in Tullamore
Another 23-year-old male is also in critical condition in hospital.
# clara
Teenage pedestrian dies after crash involving jeep in Offaly
The crash occurred at approximately 7.30pm this evening.
# Kasper Kacprzak
Boy (7) killed in light plane crash in Offaly 'should not have been allowed to fly in aircraft' - report
Kasper Kacprzak was killed, alongside the pilot of the plane, when it crashed in Offaly in 2018.
# Late Late Show
Two stoppage-time Antrim goals condemn Offaly to another year in Division 2A
A dramatic finish in Tullamore this afternoon.
# The Late Late Show
Last-gasp Gailltír goal seals All-Ireland crown after 2019 loss and breaks St Rynagh's hearts
Úna Jackman was the hero of the hour for the Waterford side.
# Springfield
'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.
# Tullamore
Four buildings in Tullamore town centre to be used for new direct provision centre
Local representatives and government officials met this afternoon to discuss the plans.
# Asylum Seekers
'We don't want to create an 'us and them' scenario': Tullamore councillors to discuss planned Direct Provision centre
“It’s a fait accompli, I would prefer if there had been more consultation,” one councillor said.
# Tullamore
Direct provision centre to accommodate up to 168 asylum seekers in Offaly from early March
The premises was offered to the Department via the recent public procurement competition for the Midlands region.
# weathering storm dennis
Three-goal Cavan seal big win over Laois, as Offaly and Wicklow also triumph in difficult conditions
There were three rescheduled National Football League fixtures down for decision this afternoon.
# Rebel Force
First league outing since 2013 as Cork select Sheehan for Division 3 opener
Sean Powter also returns to competitive action for the Rebels against Offaly on Saturday.
# Offaly
Man jailed for six years for sexually abusing his second cousin over 45 years ago
The judge commended the bravery of the woman who came forward to report the abuse.
# o'byrne supremacy
Quinn goal decisive as Longford beat Offaly to win O'Byrne Cup
Padraic Davis’ side were four points winners in Tullamore.
# Bowing out
Offaly hurling stalwart Bergin calls it a day after 13 years
‘Time comes against you in the end, I wouldn’t have done it for so long if I didn’t love it,’ the 32-year-old wrote.
# Wrap
Late goal seals victory for O'Connor's Kildare as Meath hit 4-16 against Laois
There were five O’Byrne cup games down for decision today.
# Birr
85-year-old man killed in road traffic collision in Offaly
The collision happened at about 6pm this evening.
# Offaly
Gardaí appeal for help in finding man (27) missing since Christmas Eve
Pawel Walkowiak was last seen in Tullamore, Co Offaly.
# clara
Gardaí probe armed robbery at Offaly post office
The incident happened around 9.30am this morning.
# Offaly
Man (60s) due in court over fatal collision in Co Offaly earlier this year
A man in his 50s was pronounced dead at the scene of the incident on 14 June.