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Bob Flavin: Kia has a Sting in the tail

Kia is on a bit of a roll with the launch of the Stonic a couple of weeks ago and now they bring out...

Sadness at passing of well-known local politician Joe ‘Hesh’ McCormack

Joe 'The Hesh' McCormack who passed away at the weekend at the age of 84 was for years a living legend thanks to a...

Fit with Brid: How ‘Perfect’ is your body?

I was on holidays in Portugal recently and there happened to be a group of ladies staying in my hotel who were over from...

Fr Paddy: Harvest … A time for thanksgivings

Harvest is from the Anglo-Saxon word hærfest, "Autumn". It then came to refer to the season for reaping and gathering grain and other grown...

Colm Fingleton: The harvest situation is becoming more acute

Harvest 2017 will go down in memory as one of very mixed fortune. While yields initially were good for many crops, it was, and still...

Mark Doheny: 24 things that get us Laois people really thick

Our columnist Mark Doheny on the things that get Laois people going. From the local hospital to the price of a pint - the things...
Fr Paddy has paid tribute to the late Bernard Fitzpatrick

Fr Paddy pays tribute to ‘inspirational’ Stradbally man

The passing of Bernard Fitzpatrick from our faith community leaves a large loss. Not just to his beloved family and friends but to so many...

Bob Flavin: Plenty of surprises in Frankfurt but the big news is electric

Frankfurt is the show where the Germans are in charge and traditionally they show all their wears for the forthcoming season but this year...

Fr Paddy: The homeless crisis and lessons from the Bible

The problem of homelessness is out of control; it is getting worse every week. The problem is most acute in Dublin where official figures...

Mark Doheny: 22 more struggles of a daily commuter

Our columnist Mark Doheny is one of many Laois people that leave the county every day for work. Earlier this year he got a huge...

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Bob Flavin: We have to start seeing a rise in demand for cleaner cars

The avid readers among you will remember a few weeks ago I tested the new Hyundai Ionic and I found that to be very...

Fr Paddy: World Meeting of Families

In truth, all our families are much more like the Simpsons than the Waltons!!!!!! Recently Kildare and Leighlin Diocese, launched our initiatives for next year's...

Pat Critchley: Remembering Paddy Sinnott – the Michael O Hehir of Laois

The debates regarding GAA games being broadcast on Sky Sports got me thinking about my childhood and the voice of Micheal O’Hehir. Our parents told...

Wired with Whelan: Ode to Jack L … the boy from Athy finally makes...

Oh life’s a little mystery waiting to be solved The questions they come pouring down With a little pinch of salt Forever poised to conquer, forever poised...

Mark Doheny: 25 helpful pointers to help you get through Electric Picnic

Electric Picnic is almost upon us. The countdown is almost over. And to help you get through the weekend, we've come up with our very...

Fr Paddy: Back to School 2017

This coming week is a historic one here in Portlaoise Parish. Children will begin to experience the fantastic new school campus in Aghnaharna, where...

Fit with Brid: Simplifying Carbs and Fat

In the early 80s, diet culture began to grow serious momentum and back then it was built on a belief that low-fat was the...

Mark Doheny: 23 things you’ll realise while watching the Rose of Tralee

As the Rose of Tralee gets set to dominate our TV screens for the next two nights, be prepared for the likes of Twitter...

Bob Flavin: Underdressed but I enjoyed my time in the Beetle

In the age of disposable everything we all seem to think that the things we buy can be thrown away, something new will be...

Fr Paddy: Charlie Gard… A precious life

Charlie Gard died after his life-support was withdrawn soon after he was moved to a hospice, denying his parents their "final wish" for him to spend...

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