Fianna Fáil TD Barry Cowen said Ulster Bank was going back on a pledge not to close a bank where no other bank was available. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Up to 1,000 people from west Offaly have marched through the town of Ferbane in protest at the planned closure of the town’s last bank branch. Ulster (...)

Teleflex chairman and chief executive Benson Smith (second from left) with (from left) executive VP Liam Kelly, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton and IDA Ireland chief executive Martin Shanahan.

US medical devices company Teleflex has said that it plans to create a 100 high-skilled jobs over the next three years at its operation in Athlone, br(...)

Managing director of OxyMem Wayne Byrne (front left) and Dr Eoin Syron, technical director of OxyMem, with the team of the UCD spin-out when celebrating the completion of the world’s largest membrane aerated biofilm reactor. Photograph: David O’Shea
Innovation profile: OxyMem

In the welter of recent debate about how much water we all use and how much it’s going to cost us little if any attention has been paid to what happen(...)

My father used to tell me stories he got from the Great War veterans who drank in his father’s pub near Custume Barracks in Athlone during the 1930s. (...)

The recipe for a great band varies, but nobody who hears Bread and Jam can deny that Groom have charm in abundance. This fourth album from the Dublin (...)

Brian Belton: “I am offering a higher quality of product at a destructive market price.”

In 2011, Brian Belton left his hometown of Longford for China. His dream was to set up a business selling its own brand of high-performance motorsport(...)

Two men have been rescused but a third man is missing after a boat capsized on Lough Ree in Co Roscommon. A group of fishermen set off (...)

Outside court: the scene in Longford in October 2013, when the man was charged. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Nobody who was in court this week for the sentencing hearing of the man who raped two girls, aged six and nine, in Athlone in September last ye(...)

A graphic showing a weather front, which is heading towards Ireland, forming over the Atlantic today. Met Éireann has issued a yellow weather warning across the State with winds expected to reach 65km/h with gusts of up to 100km/h. Image: http://earth.nullschool.net

As orange and yellow weather warnings come into effect, Athlone town centre and its surroundings have experienced localised flooding. “T(...)

A woman has died and three people have been injured in a collision in Co Longford.

A woman has died and three people have been injured in a collision in Co Longford. The crash occurred on the main Longford to Athlone road at Curry at(...)