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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

Angry council exchanges as blame is dished out over hospital plan

The five-year strategy by the HSE which includes the downgrade of Midlands Regional Hospital Portlaoise will be “physically removed” from Dr Susan O’Reilly’s hands...

Portarlington houses evacuated after gas leak

A number of houses are understood to have been evacuated this afternoon following a gas leak in Portarlington. The incident was described on social media...

Repairs sought for road near Ballyfin Demesne

Repairing a road near Ballyfin would be much appreciated by the owners of the renowned hotel nearby, according to Cllr David Goodwin. He had a...

Moment in Time: Alf Harvey’s best photos from 2008 are thoroughly enjoyable to look...

Our moment in time feature a look back at the year of 2008, and it's fair to say that the selection of photographs from...

Funding sought for Laois river amenity

Funding is to be sought to complete repair work at the Woodenbridge amenity area at the River Erkina. Councillor Seamus McDonald had a motion before...

Minister Harris uphappy with Portlaoise hospital plan process

The Minister for Health Simon Harris has told local TDs that he has not made up his mind on the controversial downgrade plan for...

Laois completely snubbed on angling funding

Laois has been snubbed on funding for angling projects in the county, receiving zero founding out of a national pot of €2.2 million. Renua Ireland...
The playground is completely flooded in Mountmellick

Sandbags return to Mountmellick amid fears of ‘devastating’ further flooding

Sandbags have been put in place in Mountmellick as the threat of flooding looms again in the town. Councillor Paddy Bracken told the Borris-in-Ossory Mountmellick...
Mountmellick was under siege from floods this week

People should be prioritised over fish – Cllr King

Concerns over fish and wildlife should go out the window when people’s lives are being destroyed by flooding, according to Cllr John King. The cathaoirleach...

One fifth of roads in Laois are treated in freezing weather

Just over one fifth of roads in Laois are treated during freezing conditions, it was confirmed recently. The recent meeting of Laois County Council heard...

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