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A journalist for over 20 years, David has worked for a number of regional titles both as journalist and editor. From Tullamore he also works as a content editor for Independent.ie. His heroes include Shane Lowry, Seamus Darby and Johnny Flaherty

In Pictures: See what was seized in €1 million drugs bust

Gardai have seized drugs, a sawn-off shotgun and amunition in a raid of a house on the Laois/Offaly border. They say that the combined estimated...

Littering case against Portarlington community worker dropped

Laois County Council is no longer pursuing the dog fouling prosecution against a Portarlington community worker. The news was confirmed today by Cllr Aidan Mullins. “The...

Italian fans to visit Portlaoise for Mary Coughlan gig

A group of Italian fans of Mary Coughlan will pay a visit to Portlaoise shortly when the blues singer Mary Coughlan performs at the...

Deaths in Laois – Thursday, October 19, 2017

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Mary (May) Wall Rossmore, Errill, Laois The death has occurred of Mary (May) WALL Rossmore,...

Power cut keeps popular Fisherman’s Inn closed

The temporary closure of Fisherman’s Inn due to a powercut has given owner Sean Ward a glimpse of what retirement would be like -...

Almost 2,000 homes without water in Rathdowney

Around seventeen-hundred people are currently without water in Rathdowney. Irish Water says the public supply has been hit by a power outage at the Galmoy...

Laois woman in Irish Australian business awards final

A Laois woman who emigrated from The Heath to Australia has been selected as a finalist in the 2017 Irish Australian Business Awards People’s...

Students show support as Sleep out for Simon approaches

Storm Brian won’t deter the determined participants from taking part in the Sleep Out for Simon in O’Moore Park on Friday night but an...
Deaths in Laois

Deaths in Laois – Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Martin Byrne Balbriggan, Dublin / Ashbourne, Meath / Maganey, Laois Martin Byrne died...

Caution advised as one road closed and obstructions expected

All major roads in Laois are now deemed passable with the Mountmellick to Ballyfin Road expected to be re-open later this evening. Over 200 calls...

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