Organisation: Offaly County Council
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
In the years between 1970 and 2000 Offaly won seven senior All-Irelands – four in hurling and three in football.
Wed, 27 Sep, 2017
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.
Fri, 22 Sep, 2017
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
Tue, 15 Dec, 2015
A West Cork town is under a virtual siege from the invasive Japanese knotweed, a plant which can destroy buildings.
Wed, 22 Jul, 2015
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.
Wed, 11 Feb, 2015
Former Taoiseach Brian Cowen dropped into the count centre to watch proceedings in Co Offaly today.
Sun, 25 May, 2014
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”.
Sat, 04 May, 2013
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.
Fri, 03 May, 2013
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.
Thu, 02 May, 2013
SIPTU is calling on home help workers across the Midlands to send a clear message to the HSE over the need to reverse cutbacks.
Wed, 21 Nov, 2012
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.
Sat, 18 Aug, 2012
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.
Thu, 12 Apr, 2012
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.
Wed, 28 Mar, 2012
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.
Tue, 06 Mar, 2012
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.
Sat, 10 Dec, 2011
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.
Tue, 29 Nov, 2011
A prison van carrying two inmates got stuck under a bridge today.
Mon, 28 Nov, 2011
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.
Wed, 28 Sep, 2011
David Norris has been formally selected for the race for the Áras as the seventh and final candidate.
Tue, 27 Sep, 2011
Dana Rosemary Scallon has received her fourth and final nomination from Offaly County Council.
Tue, 27 Sep, 2011
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.
Wed, 18 May, 2011
Barry Cowen has not ruled out running in the Laois/Offaly constituency if his brother Brian decides not to contest the upcoming Election.
Wed, 26 Jan, 2011
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.
Mon, 13 Dec, 2010
Firefighters with the trade union SIPTU are beginning an immediate ballot for industrial action over the closure of three fire stations in Co Offaly.
Thu, 23 Sep, 2010
Sections of the Tullamore bypass have failed skid-safety tests.
Fri, 09 Jul, 2010
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.
Tue, 09 Jun, 2009
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.
Mon, 08 Jun, 2009
Fianna Fáil could lose 50% of their seats on the Dublin City Council, while Labour and Fine Gael could gain two each.
Sat, 06 Jun, 2009
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.
Fri, 27 Feb, 2009
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.
Thu, 22 Jan, 2009
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.
Sun, 18 Jan, 2009
BEFORE last year, the most famous descendant of Moneygall, Co Offaly, was Papillon, the horse that won the Aintree Grand National in 2000.
Wed, 05 Nov, 2008
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.
Tue, 04 Nov, 2008
VETERAN politician and Progressive Democrats co-founder Mairín Quill insisted last night that she will retire from politics next year.
Wed, 30 Apr, 2008
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.
Thu, 12 Oct, 2006
CITY council workers in Dublin and Limerick take far more uncertified sick days off than their rural counterparts, it emerged yesterday.
Tue, 02 Aug, 2005
Urban council workers in Dublin and Limerick take far more uncertified sick days off than their rural counterparts, it emerged today.
Mon, 01 Aug, 2005
The South-Western Health Board, the Department of Education and Offaly Co Council have all been criticised in the report of the Ombudsman.
Thu, 24 Apr, 2003
THE Ombudsman is about to get tough on planning laws.
Wed, 23 Apr, 2003