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Redrawing of EU elections map leaves Mayo in fifteen county constituency

The announcement this week of the redrafting of the EU constituencies for next year’s European Parliament elections has seen Mayo included in the new Midlands, North and West four seat constituency which stretches all the way from the Atlantic coast to the Irish Sea. Ireland has lost one seat in the parliament thanks to the accession of Croatia to the European Union, which has led to the redrawing of the boundaries and a reduction in a number of constituencies from four to three.

Renmore see off Portlaoise in extra time

Cian Garrett was the hero for Renmore’s u-15 soccer team which qualified for the last 16 of the FAI Evans Cup at the weekend.

Graduate in style at Born Clothing

Now that graduation season is upon us, Born Clothing has the perfect outfit to take you from your ceremony to your night out on the tiles. Check out the new Little Mistress styles in store, starting at only €45. There are styles to suit every shape and size, and students get 10 per cent off with a valid student card.

Ahoy there ladies

The Volvo Ocean Race is in full swing and it is time to get your wardrobe in ship-shape for the grand finale. Be sure to pop in to Born this weekend, where we will be happy to deck you out in the trendiest of nautical attire.

Born again... and again... and again — leading Galway retailer expands its operations

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The Born fever grows and grows. The successful Galway-based clothing firm this week created queues of hundreds when it opened its sixth store in the Republic of Ireland.

Drug seizure at The Swan

Gardaí from Abbeyleix Garda Station arrested a man in his 40s and seized a quantity of cannabis plants in a planned search of a house on Tuesday, January 31 last.

Get ‘fresh’ for Midlands Simon

Midlands Simon Community (MSC) is cooking up a storm with its latest fundraising idea. The Fresh Cook Book will showcase a wonderful selection of the finest recipes, which have been sponsored and provided by dining establishments across the region - incorporating the counties of Westmeath, Longford, Offaly, Laois, and South Roscommon.

Funeral takes place for Laois man who died after car dealership accident

A Laois man, who tragically died after being crushed while loading cars at a city car dealership, was laid to rest this week.

Spotlight on Midlands as renowned American travel writers visit

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The tourism drive in the US continues, as top American travel writers came to Ireland last week, to take part in the renowned Travel Classics writers’ conference. As part of the conference, hosted by Tourism Ireland, the journalists enjoyed a fact-finding visit around Ireland, which included some of the wonderful sights and attractions of counties Westmeath, Offaly, and Laois. During their visit, the group enjoyed a cruise on the River Shannon from Athlone, stopping off at Clonmacnoise in Offaly. They also visited the Celtic Roots Studio at Ballinahown and spent the night at the newly-opened Ballyfin hotel in Laois.

Local Live Register figures on the up

The number of people on the Live Register in the Midlands jumped by 1,140 in July, according to the latest figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO).


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