Mullingar man had key role in “1917”

RTÉ and the Irish media were apparently unaware of it, when they told the public that no BAFTA Awards had come to Ireland last...

Sinn Féin ‘Tsunami’ hits Westmeath

By The Editor The Westmeath and Mullingar end of the Longford-Westmeath Constituency, on paper, was fortunate to emerge with two TD after a...

Polling stations open for 2020 General Election

Polling stations have opened in the Longford/Westmeath and Meath West constituencies for the 2020 General Election. Polling stations remain open until 10pm tonight (Saturday). Voting guidelines...

Candidates to battle for four seats in Longford/Westmeath

Last time around, there were 18 candidates battling it out to win one of the four seats in Longford-Westmeath Constituency in the General Election...

New €400k engine will give boost to Mullingar Fire Services

Mullingar Fire Brigade now has one of the most up to date fire engines in the country.

‘My Saturday trade was ruined’

A shocked Mullingar business owner was angered when, without any prior notice, a group of men arrived outside his shop and began excavation work...

Local families are left without water for two weeks

By Paul O’Donovan Today, people can fly to most places in the world, access the internet instantly and drive electric powered cars, but less fortunate...

Local writers scoop awards at An Post Book Awards

By: Claire Corrigan She has already been making a name for herself both in Ireland and abroad as a talented writer, and last week Kinnegad...

Young mother died after misdiagnosis

The High Court in Dublin heard last week that after a misdiagnosis at Mullingar Regional Hospital in November, 2014, a 26-years-old mother of two,...

Fionn (7) improved hugely after corrective surgery

Three months ago, a young local boy, Fionn McAnaney, whose family live in Killucan, travelled with his parents to St. Louis Children’s Hospital in...

Westmeath Civil Defence faces a crisis

For decades, cohorts of committed volunteers serving in Westmeath Civil Defence have been providing valuable back-up services to the main emergency services in the...

Eighteen years on, ‘miracle baby’ Amy prepares for Leaving Cert

By: Claire Corrigan Eighteen years ago, premature baby Amy Temple from Mullingar was fighting for her life in a Dublin hospital but things...

Mothers of autistic children upset by school delays

By Claire Corrigan Local parents, whose autistic children were shortly due to attend the new Curraghmore National school are among the hardest hit by ongoing...

Mullingar-based company leading the fight against cancer

Mullingar is home to lots of great things and is often referred to as the music and cultural capital of Ireland, given its links...

Mullingar company attracts key scientist from Poland

By Damien Maher The midlands, and more specifically Mullingar, is continuing to emerge as a likely location for an exciting new industry that will lead...

Fergal continues to break climbing records

By Paul O’Donovan Fergal Hingerty’s story is a remarkable one. Born in Dublin, but having lived in Mullingar for the past number of years Fergal...

Killucan man becomes Treasurer of Irish Kidney Association

The Chairman of the Westmeath Branch of the Irish Kidney Association (IKA) has become the National Treasurer, in what is a significant honour. Killucan...

Local Republicans remembered at Ballyglass Cemetery

Earlier this month, the 50th anniversary of the repatriation of Peter Barnes and James McCormack was remembered in Mullingar, organised by the Barnes/McCormack Commemorative...

Conor Moore on New York, Tiger Woods and why Mullingar will always be home

It’s been a whirlwind of a year for impersonator extraordinaire Conor Moore. The Mullingar man has been elevated to entertainment sainthood, both in Ireland...

Mullingar film-maker stuns with new documentary

By Claire Corrigan His documentary has had thousands of views since its release last month but for Mullingar resident and video maker Isaac Burke,...