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Grandfather of young Ciaran Treacy makes emotional plea on radio

Noel Ryan, grandfather of Ciarán Treacy, the young boy killed in a car crash by a drunk driver, had an emotional message for Fianna...

All the results and some great pictures as Laois Ploughing celebrates 50 years

Laois ploughing celebrated its 50th Laois County Ploughing match in style over the weekend. OPEN INTERMEDIATE CONVENTIONAL 1st - Billy Donnelly 2nd - Martin Reilly 3rd - David...
It's a wild one out there today

Yellow warning issued as Storm Doris batters the country

Met Eireann has issued a status yellow warning for Laois as Storm Doris continues to batter us today. The wind alert is valid until around...
Gardai are appealing for witnesses to the break in Mountrath Community School

Mountrath Community School broken into … AGAIN

Gardai are investigating after Mountrath Community School was broken into AGAIN yesterday afternoon. The robbers gained entry by smashing through the rear door around 4.30pm...

Simon Harris ‘didn’t want to’ visit Portlaoise A&E

Minister Simon Harris didn’t visit the accident and emergency department of Midlands Regional Hospital Portlaoise when he paid a recent visit to the hospital...

Volunteers wanted to help build Abbeyleix Bog bridge

Volunteers are being asked to come along to help complete a bog bridge at Abbeyleix Bog on Saturday. This latest piece of infrastructure will add...

Education is changing but Cistercian Roscrea must be saved

Last Thursday night I attended an information meeting in Portlaoise where the vision for the town’s new secondary school was laid bare to a...

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...
Gardai are seeking the public's help

Items worth €3,000 stolen from van in Portlaoise

Gardai are seeking the public’s assistance after a van was broken in to outside of the Portlaoise Leisure centre last night. The work van, a...
Copper thieves running riot around Laois

Copper taken in spate of Laois robberies

Thieves have stolen copper piping in two separate robberies in Laois over the last few days. One robbery took place at a house in Rush...
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