Census 2022 : Midlands Region Results

Longford, the second least populated county in the State, has recorded the biggest percentage increase of 14.1 per cent between 2016 and 2022 according to new figures. The Central Statistics Office (CSO) has today (30 May 2023) released Census 2022 Summary Results, which details the population changes in the six years since April 2016. The […]

Dreamspace becomes reality in Longford

“The best way to predict the future is to build it now, and that’s exactly what we’re doing here today” – Danny Lynch, Head of IT, Longford County Council Microsoft and Ericsson team up with Longford County Council Over 300 local students converged on the Edgeworthstown Community Centre last Friday for a Coding Competition as […]

Glasson Marina retains Blue Flag Status

Ireland’s best beaches and marinas have been announced by An Taisce, with many awarded the globally recognised blue flag. The owners of Quigley’s Marina in Glasson have retained the Blue Flag status for a record 20 years in a row now. Brian and Glenda Quigley, who operate the facility, told the Westmeath Independent it was […]

Ardonagh Analytics Lab officially opens new office in Mullingar

The Ardonagh Analytics Lab, part of the global insurance distribution platform, The Ardonagh Group, moved into its new state-of-the-art office in Mullingar as part of its ambitious expansion strategy. The lab, which provides insights for Ardonagh’s set of international businesses, first opened in 2021, with support from the Irish Government through IDA Ireland. The Analytics […]

Biodiversity week, Midlands

Biodiversity Week takes place from Friday, May 19 to May 28 with free events and workshops and aims to engage the public in a range of nature-related activities, from bat walks, to dusk choruses, plant identification events and much more. Let’s have a look at the events taking place across the midlands. Biodiversity week, Westmeath […]

Triple-win for Midlands at Irish Restaurant Awards

At the 2023 Irish Restaurant Awards last night, Longford’s Fiona Egan said she was “Absolutely blown away to have won the All Ireland category for Best Cookery School at the Irish Restaurants Awards”. Fiona Egan Cloughan Farm and Cookery School in Abbeyshrule, were recognised as the Best Cookery School in Ireland to foster a passion […]

The Laois Garden Trail

Have you heard of the Laois Garden Trail? It is a wonderful trail that includes 12 gardens, from Emo to Heywood, Durrow Castle to Gash Gardens, there are so many beautiful spaces to explore and perhaps re-discover. In this article, I will explore a variety of what Laois has to offer. The 12 gardens attract […]

Midlands Food & Drink Directory 2023

Food and Drink producers across the Midlands region are invited to be listed in a new Midlands Food and Drink Directory which is being developed as part of the Midlands Food & Drink Strategy. The new Directory will be a go-to guide for the regional food and drink producers, and will be hosted here on […]

Midlands ICT Skills Survey 2023

The Midlands ICT Cluster with the Midlands Regional Skills Forum are conducting a Skills Survey to identify Critical Vacancies, Key Skills Needs, and Levels of Upskilling required to ensure alignment among employers in the region, education & training providers, and regional supporting agencies. The Survey relates to ICT and Digital Skills, and is open to […]

Grow Remote Summit 2023

The Midlands is set to host a major National Remote Working Conference on June 8-9th, with an impressive line-up of international leaders and experts in Remote Working descending on Portlaoise to bring together the remote working community, leaders in government, business innovators, and employers to explore the future of work. The last 2 years has […]