Climate Action Minister Richard Bruton is travelling to the Midlands today along with Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe, Heritage Minister Josepha Madigan and Minister of State for the OPW, Kevin Boxer Moran.
Mon, 11 Nov, 2019
Bishop Francis Duffy says in particular, state investment must address the immediate needs of those whose jobs will end in 2020.
Sun, 10 Nov, 2019
The Government has sought to allay disquiet in the midlands over the closure of two peat-fired power stations by appointing its first Just Transition Commissioner, Kieran Mulvey.
Fri, 08 Nov, 2019
The company is currently meeting with employees from West Offaly and Longford's Lough Ree power stations to inform them of the plan for the closure of the stations.
The Lanesboro facility shut in early July because of concerns over hot water discharges into the Shannon.
Fri, 09 Aug, 2019
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses following a burglary in Longford.
Wed, 07 Aug, 2019
The proposals for the facility in Shannonbridge, Co. Offaly would have seen it fuelled with biomass as well as peat.
Tue, 23 Jul, 2019
The announcement that 148 workers would be laid off was made on July 11 and since then, union representatives and Bord Na Móna have been in talks over the staff losses.
Sun, 21 Jul, 2019
It's over the temporary closure of a power-plant at Lanesboro, Co Longford, which Bord na Móna supplies.
Fri, 19 Jul, 2019
They met local Oireachtas members outside their base in Mount Dillon yesterday.
Tue, 16 Jul, 2019
Bord na Móna has reversed its decision to lay off 70 permanent staff in the midlands, according to Siptu.
Fri, 12 Jul, 2019
Unions will meet Bord na Móna today to discuss major job losses in the Midlands.
More gardaí patrolling the streets of Longford are the only long term solution to the ongoing feud between two factions in the town according to a member of the Garda Representative Association (GRA).
Thu, 20 Jun, 2019
The Irish woman who died in a bus crash in Dubai has been named as Fiona Geraghty from North County Dublin.
Fri, 07 Jun, 2019
A man has died after a serious assault in Longford.
Tue, 14 May, 2019
Former TV fitness instructor Francis Usanga has been ordered to carry out 100 hours community service to avoid a five-month jail sentence for punching his former partner.
Tue, 28 Nov, 2017
A legal row has erupted over the contents of a victim impact statement in the sentencing of TV fitness instructor Francis Usanga who was found guilty of attacking his former partner.
Tue, 07 Nov, 2017
TV fitness instructor Francis Usanga has been found guilty of attacking his former partner who told a court she was punched in the face when she confronted him about cheating.
Tue, 24 Oct, 2017
Wed, 23 Nov, 2016
Wed, 19 Oct, 2016
TV fitness guru Francis Usanga has pleaded not guilty to assaulting his ex-girlfriend and will go on trial in November.
Fri, 15 Jul, 2016
Almost 1,500 jobs in the Midlands could be threatened, if Bord na Móna fails to secure an extension of planning permission for a large power plant near Edenderry, Co Offaly.
Mon, 06 Jun, 2016
A TV fitness guru is facing trial for assaulting his model ex-girlfriend.
Thu, 31 Mar, 2016
Wind and renewable energies make up just 10% of the approximate €210m in subsidies that domestic and commercial electricity customers are forced to pay in their electricity bills to support power plants in this country.
Mon, 12 May, 2014
STRUGGLING to find seats to watch the latest blockbuster could become a problem of the past thanks to the brainpower of a group of young Wicklow inventors.
Tue, 17 May, 2011
BOG butter found in a timber vessel in a bog at Shancloon near Caherlistrane in north Galway could be 2,000 to 2,500 years old according to a specialist from the National Museum of Ireland.
Thu, 12 May, 2011
A BRANCH of the Shannon Protection Alliance has been established in Limerick in an effort to prevent millions of litres of water being extracted from the Shannon river to boost dwindling supplies in the greater Dublin area.
Tue, 17 Aug, 2010
AFTER coming through the coldest winter in living memory, the public will be cynical about the blatant waste of energy – and taxpayers’ money – in public buildings.
Mon, 15 Mar, 2010
Management at Bord na Móna has dismissed claims that 500 jobs are under threat at the company.
Tue, 06 Oct, 2009
Fri, 02 Jun, 2006
The new €240 million West Offaly Power Station at Shannonbridge, the largest peat burning facility of its kind in the world, has been shut down for safety reasons with losses to Bord na Móna of €5 million.
Wed, 10 May, 2006
A major garda search continues in county Roscommon this evening, following an attempted robbery at a house earlier today.
Fri, 21 Apr, 2006
Gardaí in the midlands have been involved in a high-speed car chase following what is understood to be a bungled raid in County Roscommon.
A man in his 20s has died after losing control of his car on a road near Lanesboro in Co Roscommon this morning.
Thu, 28 Jul, 2005
HUNDREDS of Turkish workers will protest outside the High Court this morning to call for the publication of a labour inspectors’ report into alleged exploitation of employees by construction company Gama.
Mon, 18 Apr, 2005
Bord na Móna has announced another record year of bumper figures at its AGM today with turnover, profit before reorganisation costs, shareholders' funds, and capital investment increased.
Mon, 26 Jul, 2004
IT’S not all about visibility. Hughie Baxter’s image is everywhere in the North West constituency.
Thu, 10 Jun, 2004
Foreign Affairs Minister Brian Cowen has launched a new power station project at Shannonbridge, Co Offaly this afternoon.
Mon, 02 Dec, 2002
Contracts have been awarded to build two new peat-fired power plants in the midlands.
Thu, 19 Sep, 2002
A young girl suffered serious burns to her face, arms and body today after two explosions rocked her family’s boat as it moored on the river Shannon.
Wed, 18 Sep, 2002
Two people have been taken to hospital after an explosion on board a cruiser on the River Shannon.
The ESB has announced its Rhode peat plant in Co Offaly is to close down.
Tue, 26 Feb, 2002
An Bórd Pleanála has rejected an appeal from environmentalists against the construction of a peat-fired ESB power station in Shannonbridge, Co Offaly.
Thu, 14 Feb, 2002
An Bord Pleanala has rejected an appeal by Friends of the Irish Environment against the construction of a peat-fired ESB power station in Lanesboro, Co Longford.
Tue, 12 Feb, 2002
The ESB’s board of directors has approved the construction of two new peat-fuelled power stations in the midlands.
Tue, 22 Jan, 2002
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