Residents in Westmeath are looking for answers following the unannounced arrival of ayslum seekers. A total of 150 men are being transferred to Harry's Hotel in Kinnegad last Thursday without any prior consultation, according to local Labour councillor Denis Leonard. It's believed there are more asylum seekers yet to arrive. A man in his 50s was also assaulted at the hotel at 9.45 on Monday morning and a man in his 40s was subsequently arrested. Councillor Leonard has been telling Midlands 103's Ellen Butler that, while they're not opposed to asylum seekers, neither the hotel nor the town have the capacity to support such a volume of people... [Photo credit: Google Maps]
Midlands Today With Will Faulkner - Wednesday, 29th June by Midlands 103
Midlands Today With Will Faulkner - Tuesday, 28th June by Midlands 103
Midlands Today With Will Faulkner - Monday, 27th June by Midlands 103
Midlands Today with Will Faulkner - Friday, 24th June by Midlands 103
Midlands Today with Will Faulkner - Thursday, June 23rd. by Midlands 103
Accusations that Fianna Fáil is abusing its majority on Offaly County Council to reserve powerful chairmanships for its own members are being branded as "a political stunt to stay in the headlines". Independent councillor Seán O'Brien claims Fianna Fáil reneged on an agreement among Tullamore Municipal District rep to rotate the role of cathaoirleach, with an opposition councillor to take up the role this year. Midlands 103's Kamron Clarke has been getting Fianna Fáil councillor Tony McCormack's take on the matter. Read more... https://www.midlands103.com/news/midlands-news/fianna-fail-accused-of-disappointing-and-undemocratic-behaviour/
"Fianna Fáil have a lot to say about power sharing in Northern Ireland but when it comes to local government in Offaly it is a different story." The words of independent councillor Seán O'Brien, following the appointment of new cathaoirligh and leas cathaoirligh to Offaly County Council and Tullamore Municipal District. He feels Fianna Fáil is abusing its majority on the local authority to dominate the positions. Midlands 103's Ellen Butler has been chatting to Councillor O'Brien to find out more. Read more here... https://www.midlands103.com/news/midlands-news/fianna-fail-accused-of-disappointing-and-undemocratic-behaviour/
Over 500 jobs up for grabs at Offaly Job Fair on 2nd July - with Anthony Hanniffy President of Tullamore Chamber. Let Sarah know about this too please as she's doing the social media for it. Shortage of soap in pandemic propels two sisters to start making their own! Meet Sam and Sinead from S&S Soap Sisters. South East Technological University as they are awarded €9.9million in Springboard+ with Lifelong Learning Manager Eoin O'Brien and 90% of the money from Lottery sales is reinvested in the community including €254m to Good Causes in 2021 by Shane Dempsey HEad of Communications.
Midlands Today With Will Faulkner - Tuesday, 21st June by Midlands 103
Liam talks to angry listeners about the Cost of Living Coalition National Day of Protests. Callers give their reaction to ever increasing prices! The story of the Roscommon lake that's threatening to swallow family homes! And....One female caller talks about her vagina 'live' on air!
Midlands Today With Will Faulkner - Monday, 20th June by Midlands 103
Midlands Today With Will Faulkner - Friday, 17th June by Midlands 103
Dilapidated buildings and eyesores are unfortunately a familiar sight in virtually every town and village across the midlands. Finding solutions to dereliction has been topical of late - just last month, a new €400,000 fund was announced for each local authority to buy vacant sites and repurpose them into community spaces. But just how prevalent is the issue and how can we effectively transform these eyesores into something new. Our reporter Ellen Butler has been out and about to find out more...
Midlands Today With Will Faulkner - Thursday, 16th June by Midlands 103
Midlands Today With Will Faulkner - Wednesday, 15th June by Midlands 103
Laois IT firms All-Star run continues - Dave Devery of NetSupport.ie
Apply now to Digital Construction Traineeship by LOETB. Padraig Boland Training Manager LOETB tells you how and why to get involved
'Less HSA inspections in 2021 than previous years - but this is likely to increase' - Breda Colgan of Salutem Advisory and Training Apply now to Digital Construction Traineeship by LOETB.Padraig Boland Training Manager LOETB tells you how and why to get involved! Laois IT firms All-Star run continues - Dave Devery of NetSupport.ie