Flooding along the  River Shannon  near Athlone town this week. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Water levels on the River Shannon in Athlone rose by 10mm on Saturday night as efforts continued to prevent properties in the area from flooding. We(...)

Flooded fields at Shannonbridge in County Offaly on Thursday, December 10th, 2015. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Water levels have risen on the River Shannon in Co Offaly where two houses are flooded. Offaly County Council said the water level at Shannonbridge (...)

Flooding  this week along the banks of the Shannon river near Athlone town. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Westmeath County Council has placed two families in alternative accommodation as flooding continues to threaten parts of Athlone town. While the fa(...)

Bord na Móna  will stop harvesting peat and  will complete its move to a sustainable business within 15 years. Photograph: Eamonn Farrell/RollingNews.ie

When Gabriel Claffey joined Bord na Móna 60 years ago, he couldn’t have been happier. Just out of school, the 17-year-old from Ferbane, Co Offaly, got(...)

 Independent Offaly Councillor  John Leahy, former Fine Gael junior minister  Lucinda Creighton and financial advisor Eddie Hobbs at the launch of their new political party in Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Former Fine Gael minister Lucinda Creighton has said a new political party will be launched “within eight weeks”, with candidates running in every con(...)

Helen Lynch (25), who has been homeless in Tullamore for much of the last year, says she needs a permanent address in order for her son Charlie to go on the transplant list at King’s College Hospital in London. Image: Google Street View.

A woman whose 6-year-old son is in the final stages of liver disease has issued a plea to Offaly County Council to find them a permanent home to ensur(...)

The conditionally approved application permits turbines for 10 years at Stonestown, Kilcamin, Crancreagh and Derrinlough in Cloghan. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Planning permission has been granted for a wind farm in an area of Co Offaly where 10 turbines were blocked by An Bord Pleanála last year.Galetech Ene(...)

The stable block and chapel of Charleville Castle, Tullamore, Co Offaly. Photograph: James Flynn/APX

Why is it of interest? Charleville Castle is an extravagantly proportioned Gothic Revival castle, built by Francis Johnson between 1800 and 1812 for (...)

Counting has resumed in Offaly where a full recount of the Tullamore electoral area got underway at 10am.  Photograph: Paul McErlance/EPA

Counting has resumed in Offaly where a full recount of the Tullamore electoral area got underway at 10am.The recount was requested by independent cand(...)

Full list of candidates With a smaller number of council seats and three town councils abolished, Offaly’s local election race will be hotly co(...)

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