<br>TUS and Zinkworks Launch €2M Telecommunications Research Group

Technological University of the Shannon and Athlone-based technology company Zinkworks have launched a new €2M Telecommunications Research Group to Make Driverless, Intelligent Shipping Ports a Reality The group will develop cutting-edge autonomous port management capabilities using 5G, AI and cloud, improving eco-efficiency and safety. As the race for self-driving cars heats up, a team of […]

The Rise of the Esker

The Esker Arts Centre in Tullamore is finally opening its doors to the public on April 15th. After decades of trying to get the Arts Centre off the ground, with community groups and individuals, all flying the flag for years, it was the amalgamation with Offaly County Council that helped see it through. I paid […]

Midlands communities receive €4 million in Community Recognition Funding

Minister for Rural and Community Heather Humphreys, and Minister of State Joe O’Brien, have today set out the details of the €50 million Community Recognition Fund. This major initiative, the first of its kind, is designed to specifically support communities across the country that have welcomed and are hosting families and citizens from Ukraine and other […]

Longford Film ‘Lakelands’ set for cinemas and Santa Barbara!

”Last year couldn’t have been much better really” admits Longford filmmaker Robert Higgins, who has just been cited as one of the Irish Independent’s ’50 people to watch in 2023’. Robert is a producer, director and writer, based in Granard, County Longford, who operates the film production and digital media company ‘Harp Media’ with Patrick […]

Midlands Win Big at the Pride of Place Awards

A massive Congratulations to 2 Midlands groups, Mullingar and Geashill Tidy Towns on winning top place in their categories in the IPB National Pride of Place Award 2022. The Pride of Place awards, in it’s 20th year, were established to recognise the selfless efforts of people who make their local neighbourhoods better places to live, […]

Laois filmmaker needs your help!

A young up and coming filmmmaker, Reuben Harvey from Abbeyleix, County Laois is certainly one to watch. Just 22 years of age, he is shooting his final graduate film for Dun Laoghaire National Film School IADT, at the end of January in his hometown of Abbeyleix. Last year, he won a Royal Television Society Undergraduate […]

Longford students win World Design of the year

Two young students from Longford, representing Cnoc Mhuire Secondary School have won the Overall Prize for ‘World Design of the Year’ prize at the Junk Kouture World Final in Abu Dhabi. Solomon Eduard and Joshua Osabuehien from Cnoc Mhuire Granard, along with their teacher Charmaine Hetherton, flew out to Abu Dhabi where they competed against […]

CAO Points ‘game-changer’

A new government initiative will allow students to start a degree programme in a college of further education (FE) and finish it in a university, without the big worry of CAO points. For the Midlands, TUS (Technological University of the Shannon) will be involved in the initial phase. This landmark policy will see students commence […]

Midlands well-represented at BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 23

The 59th annual BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition takes place in the RDS Dublin from the 12th to 14th of January, a great return to the first in-person event in over 3 years. Students, Teachers and Schools across the Midlands have worked hard to ensure STEM in the region is well-represented at the national […]

Midlands nominated for 8 Irish Wedding Venue Awards

Wedding venues across the Midlands are celebrating after receiving a total of 8 nominations in the finals of the Annual SaveMyDay.ie Irish Wedding Venue Awards. The annual awards recognise the best in venues, special places and spaces, rewarding excellence, high quality and unique offerings to make a special day truly special. This year, 47 of […]