The midlands region is suffering the sharpest increase in unemployment as the economy slows, according to new figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO).
The statistics show a 76 per cent increase last year in the number of people on the Live Register in the region - which is made up of counties Laois, Longford, Offaly and Westmeath. The border region reported a 72 per cent increase in numbers unemployed over the 12 months.
Donegal is one of...
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