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Michelle O’Brien with Tommy, Jamie and Joey, three of her seven children. She is a qualified beautician but has been unable to work due to the family’s insecure housing situation. Photograph: Tom O’Hanlon

A homeless family in the midlands, who have been placed in three separate hotels in three different counties in the past week, may finally be accommod(...)

Michelle O’Brien with three of her children Tommy, Jamie and Joey O’Brien at their  emergency accommodation in Banagher, Co Offaly. Photograph: Tom O’Hanlon

A homeless family in the Midlands has been placed in three separate hotels, in three different counties, since Monday. Michelle and Patrick O’Brien a(...)

Michelle O’Brien and three of her  children – Tommy, Jamie and Joey – at her emergency accommodation in Banagher, Co Offaly. Photograph: Tom O’Hanlon

Michelle and Patrick O’Brien and their seven children, aged between three and 14, have been homeless since June 2018 and say they are “weary and hopel(...)

Michelle O’Brien pictured with her children Tommy, Jamie and Joey at her emergency accommodation in Banagher, Co Offaly. Photograph: Tom O’Hanlon

Child homelessness in the midlands more than tripled in two years, while the cost of providing emergency accommodation in the region is on course to e(...)

Marmalade, a red mottled leghorn, with her owner John Dolan . Photograph: Dave Boylan

A Co Offaly farmer says he is “absolutely devastated” after his world record breaking hen died suddenly this week. Marmalade, a red mottled leghorn, (...)

The road has now been sealed off for a technical examination. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

A 23-year-old man has died in Galway after the car he was driving hit a wall in the early hours of Wednesday morning. The deceased man was the sole o(...)

Patrick ‘Bonner’ Maher: “What he brings to the pitch is just massive for that Tipperary team,”  says Galway selector Franny Forde. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Galway selector Franny Forde has the inside track on the threat that will be posed by Patrick ‘Bonner’ Maher next Sunday, having coached the Tipperary(...)

Irish Water gave the notice last Wednesday after the discovery of E coli and total coliforms

A boil water notice for almost 10,000 Irish Water customers in Co Offaly has been lifted after the discovery of bacteria commonly associated with faec(...)

A boil water notice is in place in Co Offaly and Co Wexford

The discovery of bacteria commonly associated with faeces has led to a boil water notice for almost 10,000 Irish Water customers in Co Offaly. The no(...)

Some of the larger boats on the Shannon cost upwards of €2,000 to hire weekly in high season. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

If the Wild Atlantic Way has revitalised parts of the northwest and the east coast hopes to emulate that success with Ireland’s Ancient East, what abo(...)

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