Mr Doocey died following an accident in Mountrath Golf Club on Tuesday morning, May 5. His passing invoked an outpouring of emotion from those who knew him around the county.
Little Blue Heroes made little Dan Donoher the newest honorary Garda and presented him with his own little Garda car.
The town of Rathdowney came together to wish one of their oldest residents a happy 100th birthday Wednesday afternoon and there was even a virtual appearance from singer Daniel O’Donnell while Bishop Dermot Farrell was also in attendance.
Chronic heart disease, chronic respiratory disease, diabetes, asthma (requiring medication), cancer, chronic renal disease and those with a BMI greater than 40 were the underlying conditions that were discovered.
For 72 hours over the course of the May Bank Holiday weekend, members of the community came forward and walked or ran laps around the village green.
A Laois family are looking for help to make their foster daughters birthday wish come through this weekend. Mountrath native Hope, who has Down Syndrome, will turn 21 on Sunday May 10.
Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, Rage Against The Machine’s entire reunion tour has been cancelled – and although they didn’t explicitly say it – one would have to assume their Electric Picnic performance is too.
The death has occurred of Pat Lillis, who was manager of ACC bank in Portlaoise for many years. Mr Lillis, who was originally from Clare, lived in Portlaoise and was heavily involved in a number of community groups.
We’ve gone into the archives and looked back at the 2003 hurling finals, ones that were played in glorious weather in late May.
Big John, who now lives in Andalucia in Spain, has the distinction of playing with club, county, province and country. He lost a senior final with O’Dempsey’s in 1977 before winning it 1980 and was on the National League winning team with Laois in 1986.