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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

Watch: Knockbeg students host successful charity tractor run

The students of Knockbeg College held their annual tractor run for charity today, continuing a long-standing tradition which has been running for two decades. Almost...
An expansion of An Post services is being sought

Stanley meets An Post CEO to push for increased post office services

A local TD met with the boss of An Post this week to make a strong case for the retention and improval of rural...

Landmark Mountmellick business of 70 years on the market

A landmark Mountmellick business which has been owner-run for the past 70 years has come on the market. Hanlon's shop on O'Moore Street has a...
All 16 of the Portlaoise CBS students who went on the Zambia trip this year

Portlaoise CBS students round off Zambia trip with final get-together

The organisers behind the recent St Mary's CBS Zambia trip recently got to unwind and say thanks to those who supported and helped the...
Cathaoirleach of LCC Tom Mulhall pressed not to shake US President's hand Picture: Alf Harvey/HRPhoto.ie

Extra Portarlington Leisure Centre car spaces will cost over €30,000

An extra twenty car park spaces at Portarlington Leisure Centre will cost an estimated €33,000. The works will be carried out subject to the necessary...
Signposts in Laois are under threat says county councillor

Heavy metal sign stealing epidemic continues

Road stop signs continue to be stolen around the county with eight signs having to be replaced around Portarlington in recent days. It had been...
It is snowing in parts of Laois this morning

Thousands of houses across Laois endure power cut

A total of 854 homes and businesses are without power this morning in Portlaoise and close to Ballyragget on the south county boundary. ESB crews...

World Down Syndrome Day celebrated in Laois

World Down Syndrome Day is being celebrated today in Laois as Down Syndrome Centre Midlands Branch also reaches its first birthday. The midlands branch aims...

High profile derelict sites to be targeted in Laois

Eighty six houses in Laois are classed as derelict out of 27,000 houses in the county, this week’s Portlaoise Municipal Authority meeting heard. Wesley Keogh...
Kieran, who is hoping to be named Mr Personality, pictured with his girlfriend Caoimhe Kenny

Durrow man aims to be Ireland’s Mr Personality

A Durrow agriculture advisor will be hoping his Laois charm will see him crowned Macra’s Mr Personality. Kieran Bowe (23) will represent Laois at the...

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