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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

Portlaoise hospital agency staff cost an extra €4.5 million

Agency staff at Midlands Regional Hospital in Portlaoise are swelling the wage bill there by €4.5 million. An inability to attract permanent staff means that...

VIDEO: Aerial footage of 134-acre farm on Laois border

A 133.5 acre farm in Killeigh on the Laois/Offaly border will go to auction in March with a guide price of €9,000 to €10,000/ac. GVM...

Gerald Kean returns as special guest at Portarlington and Killenard Gala Ball

Celebrity solicitor Gerald Kean will again be the special guest at Friday night’s Portarlington and Killenard Gala Ball, an event which has raised over...

Antiques Roadshow goes down a treat in Vicarstown

Over 100 people turned up to the Antiques Roadshow event in Vicarstown at the weekend with all types of antique items brought for valuation. "I...

Laois family backs Mater funding campaign on heart screening

Having lost their beloved family member Michael, the Bowe family are backing the Mater Foundation's fundraising campaign to upgrade heart screening equipment. Michael Bowe originally...

Local man critical and another hospitalised after Mountmellick road crash

A local man is believed to be in a critical condition after a road crash outside Mountmellick which occurred early on Sunday morning. The incident...

Shock as Cistercian College Roscrea to close its doors after 112 years

Cistercian College Roscrea has announced it is to close and will be taking no more enrolments, due to declining numbers. The school says a significant...

Council buys up houses in estate which was once ‘worst scenario’ in Portlaoise

Paperwork is being finalised on the purchase of three houses in Hepburn Court by Laois County Council which will bring to eight the number...

Two Laois groups through to national trad music final

Two groups from Laois have made it through to the national final of Siansa Gael Linn 2017, one of the country’s most prestigious competitions...

Recognition for Ballaghmore Gaelscoil’s young actors

Over 300 young feet tread the boards of the Mullingar Arts Centre during the annual extravaganza of music and drama, Coirm Gael Linn 2017,...

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