A number of birds including other cormorants and cygnets were removed from the river. Photograph: Athlone Town Facebook page

An oil pollution incident on the river Shannon south of Athlone, which has killed cormorants and fish, is being investigated by Westmeath County Counc(...)

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(...)

Stephen Cassidy pictured leaving the Four Courts after a High Court action. Photograph: Collins Courts

A young man who twisted his ankle and sustained a small fracture when he tripped on a path has settled his High Court case for €41,000. Mr Justice K(...)

Figures published by the Central Statistics Office in November show the value of Irish whiskey exports grew 10.1 per cent during the first eight months of the year

An Bord Pleanála has granted permission on appeal for the development of 12 Irish whiskey maturation warehouses at Moyvore, Co Westmeath. The €138 mi(...)

Two peat extraction firms have been refused permission to appeal a significant finding that their activities are no longer exempt development. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Two peat extraction firms have been refused permission to appeal a significant finding that their activities are no longer exempt development. The c(...)

The national average re-letting time has dropped significantly since 2016, down to 28.9 weeks. File photograph: Frank Miller

More than 3,600 local authority homes lay vacant at the end of last year, with councils taking on average 28.9 weeks to re-let houses after they becom(...)

Investigative journalist Gemma O’Doherty was one of four prospective presidential election candidates to address a special meeting of Westmeath County Council in Mullingar on Monday afternoon. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

If Gemma O’Doherty is elected president of Ireland she may find that she is “in the wrong house” to achieve her objectives, according to a number of W(...)

The 1.71-hectare site close to the main streets and train station originally formed part of a larger stretch of land

A high-profile development site in Mullingar, Co Westmeath, with mixed-use zoning but no planning permission in place, is expected to attract consider(...)

In his judgment on Friday, Mr Justice Charles Meenan said the problem facing the board was, regardless of the fact the lands could be identified, the owners/occupiers could not.

An environmental group has lost its legal challenge to a decision made by An Bord Pleanála regarding peat extraction works in the Midlands. Friends o(...)

Mayo’s 42km Great Western Greenway runs from Westport to Achill and is used by 250,000 people every year

The notion that we might willingly allow outsiders build pathways across our property is farcical considering our often craven, clawing grasp of land.(...)

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