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Nurses’ strike, passing of much-loved Parish Priest and Laois football – it’s all in our Top Stories


Laois nurses go on strike

Laois nurses and midwives joined in with over 3,000 of their colleagues on strike on Thursday, January 30.

Tributes paid to much-loved Parish Priest 

There was shock and sadness in Laois as Parish Priest Fr John Cummins was killed in a tragic accident

€20 million for Portlaoise 

There was a significant breakthrough for town centre regeneration in Portlaoise as it was confirmed that the Christian Brothers site at Tower Hill is set for a €20m development.

Abuse given to Laois traffic wardens

A new report states that Laois Traffic Wardens have been; ‘spat at’, ‘driven over’ and ‘threatened’ 


First league defeat under John Surgue 

14-man Laois suffered first league defeat under manager Sugrue against Louth

Success for Knockbeg College and Portlaoise CBS

There was south-Leinster glory for Knockbeg College after brilliant win in Wexford, while Portlaoise CBS overcame Heywood to reach the U-16 South Leinster final

Kelly Cup and Palmer Cup draws are made

Draws have been made for the Kelly and Palmer Cups as domestic season is set to get underway


GAA podcast

This week’s GAA podcast centred on answering forum critics, goal celebrations and reasons for optimism 

Moment in Time

We looked back to the Laois Secondary Schools Cross Country Championships in 2010


Property Watch

In this week’s Property Watch, we took a look at four of the most expensive houses for sale in South-East Laois

SEE ALSO – Laois TD raises ‘chronic need’ for new building for Kolbe Special School in Leinster House