The newest member of the Seanad has promised to represent farmers who want a new vision for agriculture in Ireland that is in tune with the environment and biodiversity.
Renua will continue to be able to claim more than €250,000 a year in taxpayers’ funding - despite not having any elected representatives.
The Offaly county councillor topped the poll in the Birr constituency in the recent local elections.
A number of local residents have won a High Court order quashing Offaly County Council's decision to grant a permit for a waste facility near Daingean following a review.
Bord na Móna is looking to fish farms, herb growing, recycling, tourism, and renewable energy to replace peat as it faces into a perfect storm.
In the years between 1970 and 2000 Offaly won seven senior All-Irelands – four in hurling and three in football.
A breakfast time cocktail of Brexit, Borris, and Big Phil got the final day of the National Ploughing Championships off to a bright start at Screggan, yesterday.
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.
A West Cork town is under a virtual siege from the invasive Japanese knotweed, a plant which can destroy buildings.
The cost to the taxpayer of sending a select number of senior local government officials to an exclusive management course at Harvard University tops €315,000 for the past seven years, figures show.
Former Taoiseach Brian Cowen dropped into the count centre to watch proceedings in Co Offaly today.
Garda sources don’t yet know if the shots fired at disgraced developer and former Fianna Fáil councillor Ger Killally were an attempted robbery, a warning to pay up money he may have owed, or “something even worse”.
A disgraced developer and former general election running mate of Brian Cowen fled from a gunman with his father and two young children in Co Offaly yesterday.
A former Fianna Fáil running mate of Brian Cowen has suffered minor injuries after shots were fired while he was leaving home with his family.
SIPTU is calling on home help workers across the Midlands to send a clear message to the HSE over the need to reverse cutbacks.
The Department of the Environment has written to all county and city managers giving updated details of the sums deducted from their funding as a result of the non-payment of the €100 household charge.
A man arrested while climbing out of a charity clothes bank committed a crime that was “the lowest of the low”, a judge said yesterday.
Ireland is to get a €35m distillery that will resurrect the tradition of whiskey making in Tullamore, Co Offaly, bringing the production of Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey home after almost 60 years.
The FBI has accused a county councillor’s son of tapping into a conference call the agency had with the garda fraud squad as it investigated an international hacking ring.
TULLAMORE Dew Whiskey could be returning home after over half a century, as William Grant & Sons explore the possibility of building a new distillery in the town.
PRISON officers and gardaí had to let down the tyres of a van with two prisoners which got stuck under a narrow bridge in Co Offaly yesterday.
A prison van carrying two inmates got stuck under a bridge today.
AFTER a roller coaster of a day which saw them race from council meeting to council meeting, Senator David Norris and Dana Rosemary Scallon eventually obtained four council nominations each to ensure their place in the race to the Áras.
David Norris has been formally selected for the race for the Áras as the seventh and final candidate.
Dana Rosemary Scallon has received her fourth and final nomination from Offaly County Council.
DOZENS of primary school students from US President Barack Obama’s ancestral homeland of Moneygall gathered yesterday to raise star-spangled banners across the Co Offally village.
Barry Cowen has not ruled out running in the Laois/Offaly constituency if his brother Brian decides not to contest the upcoming Election.
UP to €90,000 of funds from what are now cash-strapped local authorities was used to send union officials on trips around the world to train them for talks on the social partnership process.
Firefighters with the trade union SIPTU are beginning an immediate ballot for industrial action over the closure of three fire stations in Co Offaly.
Sections of the Tullamore bypass have failed skid-safety tests.
FIANNA Fail could be banished to a bit part role in all bar two city and county councils if the Opposition decided to turn the screw.
TAOISEACH Brian Cowen retreated to the safety bunker of his native Offaly at the weekend where the Fianna Fáil local council vote increased while it was decimated in the rest of the country.
Fianna Fáil could lose 50% of their seats on the Dublin City Council, while Labour and Fine Gael could gain two each.
MORE that 60% of local authorities have increased their charges at a time when the focus of the economy should be on reducing costs, Chambers Ireland said last night.
MONEYGALL in Co Offaly, with its newfound fame as President Barack Obama’s Irish ancestral home, could honour this gifted world leader in a way he might be really proud of while also showing commitment to the social values he holds dear.
Barack Obama’s ancestral Irish homestead could be transformed into a museum or heritage centre to welcome the President-elect to Ireland should he visit in the future.
BEFORE last year, the most famous descendant of Moneygall, Co Offaly, was Papillon, the horse that won the Aintree Grand National in 2000.
The Offaly village of Moneygall - home to Barack Obama’s ancestors - threw a celebration party tonight in a local pub in anticipation of his victory in the US presidential election.
VETERAN politician and Progressive Democrats co-founder Mairín Quill insisted last night that she will retire from politics next year.
PROMOTERS of major transport and energy projects which are due to enjoy a new fast-tracked planning process will still face oral planning hearings to allow local communities voice their opinions.
CITY council workers in Dublin and Limerick take far more uncertified sick days off than their rural counterparts, it emerged yesterday.
Urban council workers in Dublin and Limerick take far more uncertified sick days off than their rural counterparts, it emerged today.
The South-Western Health Board, the Department of Education and Offaly Co Council have all been criticised in the report of the Ombudsman.
THE Ombudsman is about to get tough on planning laws.
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