Covering news and sport across the Midlands, with four titles - the Westmeath Topic, Athlone Topic, Offaly Topic and Meath Topic, the independently owned media group has grown to become of the largest since it's founding in 1971.

Printed at the newspapers print house in Mullingar, each week we bring our readers an average of 72 pages of the most up-to-date local news and sport and with a combined circulation of 10,000 papers weekly. That means that 40,000 people read Topic Newspapers each week. 

Founded with the intention of being “a local magazine, aimed at all sections of the public”, in it’s first edition, the editor wrote:

“It is our intention to provide a bright, colourful magazine with the emphasis on articles, items of news and pictures, of interest to Mullingar, Westmeath and the Midlands generally.....”

“....The first step has been taken and we look forward to providing the community with an additional voice. Much within our community is worthy of comment. Today, more than ever, we feel there is a need for a medium to carry such comment, as well as helping in other ways to inform and entertain our readers...” 

Those words still remain true to 'Topic' - a newspaper group locally owned, produced and printed, and readers can still rely on the credibility found within the pages of Topic Newspapers each week.

We hope to continue to serve the people of the Midlands with the same mentality in the years ahead - determined to serve our growing readership with the stories and coverage they want from all over the Midlands, and beyond.


Part time
Topic Offaly County Council, Charleville Road, Kilcruttin, Tullamore, County Offaly, Ireland
Applications are invited for the position of Retained Firefighter with the following Fire Brigades. 1. CLARA FIRE BRIGADE 2. EDENDERRY FIRE BRIGADE 3. FERBANE FIRE BRIGADE 4. TULLAMORE FIRE BRIGADE A panel may be created from which vacancies arising during the lifetime of the panel will be filled. Depending on the number of applications received shortlisting of candidates may be necessary. Shortlisiting will be based on the information on your application form. Application forms and further particulars are available on or from the above address. Completed applications should be lodged not later than 4.00pm. on Thursday 6th October 2022. Offaly County Council is an equal opportunities employer.
Part time
Topic Rhode, County Offaly, Ireland
Part-time sales assistant required for busy retail store in Rhode area Send CV to:  Use Ref: 18300 in subject line
Full time Contractor
Topic Longford Westmeath Education and Training Board
Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the following vacancies. All appointments are to Longford and Westmeath Education and Training Board, Athlone Training Centre. A panel may be formed for other vacancies that may arise in our centres throughout 2022/2023. 78.2022 Instructor (Permanent) - Initial Role and Responsibility; Plumbing Instructor 79.2022 Instructor – (Two Year Fixed Term) Initial Role: Teamwork and Communication Instructor 80.2022 CEF; (Two Year Fixed Term) Initial Duties: Enterprise Engagement Co-Ordinator Full details about the positions are available by visiting . Candidates who wish to apply for the above position(s) must apply through not later than 13.00 hrs on Tuesday 27th September 2022. Any travel or other expenses incurred by candidates whilst undertaking or attending any elements of the selection process will not be refunded by LWETB.
Part time
Topic Mullingar, County Westmeath, Ireland
The Four Star Lakeside Bloomfield House Hotel is currently recruiting for the following position: Breakfast Chef Requirements include:  Experience in similar role A passion for Cooking HACCP Certified Hours:  Part-time: 6am - 12pm Please apply with CV to  
Part time Flexible
Topic Mullingar, County Westmeath, Ireland
Topic Newspapers is seeking to hire an experienced News Reporter to join its team in Mullingar Your Role:  In this role you will write and report for Westmeath’s leading news brand, the Westmeath Topic . You will speak with and meet members of the public on a daily basis, from business people to local political figures. Every day will be different. The ideal candidate will have: • A knowledge of Westmeath and understanding of the Westmeath news landscape • An energetic journalistic flair and imagination to craft relevant news content for an audience of 40,000+ readers • An ability to write accurate news copy • An excellent knowledge of news gathering and social media • An ability to work swiftly and calmly in a newsroom environment • Handle a rapidly changing news agenda and deliver to tight deadlines • Excellent written and spoken English • Experience covering Court cases • An interest in sport and knowledge of Westmeath sport • Full driver’s licence and own car Get...