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The Edenderry peat-driven power station in Co Offaly. Bord na Móna announced in November that peat production at its plants in Shannonbridge, Co Offaly, and Lanesborough, Co Longford would end by the end of 2020. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The scale of job losses already affecting the Midlands underlines the need for the Government to properly fund a “just transition” for the region as B(...)

There are some 600 confirmed cases of Covid-19 at meat processing plants. Photograph: Bloomberg

The HSE is planning to set up a testing centre in Mallow in north Cork for family members of those working at Kepak in Watergrasshill who have tested (...)

 Rosderra Irish Meats plant in Roscrea, Co Tipperary, where, according to Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley, by April 30th 140 workers out of 350 were out sick and 120 had tested positive. Photograph:  Diarmuid Greene

“He is very, very lucky to be alive,” she says of her husband. The Offaly woman Mary and her husband John (not their real names) do not want to be pub(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin said there was a lack of transparency on the issue and that officials needed to visit factory floors to assess the issue. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

As many as 600 meat processing workers have tested positive for Covid-19, according to Siptu. The claim comes as concerns mount that the pattern could(...)

Bord na Móna’s plant in Edenderry.

More than 200 Bord na Móna workers fear the permanent loss of their jobs after the Covid-19 crisis forced the State company to release them on full pa(...)

Mr Justice Michael White said Alexander Whelan was of previous ‘excellent character’ and had an excellent record at school.

A young man of “excellent character” who fatally stabbed his mother’s violent, heroin-using ex-boyfriend during a row at the family home has been sent(...)

Gothic Dublin gate at Markree Castle near Sligo

The arrival of a new Pevsner in the magisterial Buildings of Ireland series is something to cherish, causing a frisson of excitement in the normally s(...)

The body of Bruno Rolandi is removed from the house in Ballyfore, near Edenderry, Co Offaly where he died. Photograph: Collins

A teenager has pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of an Italian man in a “domestic incident” in Offaly two years ago. Alexander Whelan (19) had origi(...)

Dick Glennon, Charlie Talbot, Tom O’Toole and retired Bord na Mona employees Harry Boyle and Michael Farrell from  Edenderry Men’s Shed

A few kilometres south of Edenderry, near the Offaly-Kildare border, a Bord na Móna power plant is pumping blue smoke out of a red and white chimney. (...)

Five pipe bombs were defused by army bomb disposal experts in Edenderry, Co Offaly. File photograph

Army bomb disposal experts have defused five pipe bombs found in a field in Co Offaly. Gardaí in Edenderry received a tip-off on Wednesday that the d(...)

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