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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

Negotiations taking place with State to take over Portlaoise estate

Laois County Council is in negotiation with the State solicitor’s office over the ownership of a housing estate in Portlaoise, it has emerged. The Portlaoise...

TV show is looking for young Laois adults living with their parents

If you are a young adult in Laois still living at home with your parents, then the producers of RTE's This Crowded House want...

Renowned singer to speak on mental health in Portarlington

A public meeting on mental health will be held in Portarlington at the end of the month, with renowned singer Senator Frances Black confirmed...

Referendum Watch: Laois/Offaly rejects Right to Life amendment in 1992

With the Referendum on the 8th Amendment just a matter of days away, we look at the how the constituency and country voted on...

Moment in Time: Ballyroan Foroige hosts it first fun day in 2003

In May 2003 Ballyroan Foroige hosted its first ever fun day. Photographer Alf Harvey was on hand to capture the momentous event. Local councillor Mary Sweeney...

Popular Laois pub comes on the market

A popular pub in Portarlington has come on the market and is due to be offered for sale next month. The Pint O’Port on Upper...

Planned apartment development on Portlaoise convent site

A design document for apartments is currently being prepared for the Presentation Convent site in Portlaoise town centre, it has been confirmed. The monthly meeting...

Safety concerns over traffic parking associated with local Mosque

Residents of an estate in Portlaoise have raised “serious issues” in relation to parking there, some of which is associated with the Muslim Centre...

Council planning 600 new houses in Laois

Laois County Council is aiming to provide 600 new houses in Laois within the next three years and also plans to exceed its social...

Young man makes plea for wheelchair-friendly swings in Laois playgrounds

Wheelchair-friendly swings should be provided in playgrounds in Laois, a councillor has claimed after he received a heart-wrenching letter outlining the exclusion one wheelchair...

Suspect returns to dump more rubbish at community centre

A man suspected of dumping rubbish at Portarlington Community Centre is believed to have dumped further rubbish there overnight. Portarlington Community Centre posted their frustration...

Planning permission sought for development for grain facility in Athy

Boortmalt is planning a significant delopment at the Maltings in Athy, following a planning permission application to be decided upon by Kildare County Council. Minch...
The land at Togher on the outskirts of Portlaoise

Master plan for Portlaoise Enterprise Park almost ready

A master plan will be published soon for the Enterprise Park development at Togher, on the outskirts of Portlaoise. The monthly meeting of Laois County...

Referendum watch: Laois Offaly backs Equal Marriage

With the Referendum on the 8th Amendment just under two weeks away, we continue our series on previous referendums in the constituency. This week we...

Moment in Time: Camross Camogie Club dinner dance in 2003

Our Moment in Time this week looks back at the Camross Camogie Club dinner dance in 2003. Photographer Alf Harvey was on hand to capture...
Kelly Cup final between Emo and St Joseph's is OFF

Rain causes cancellation of local sports event

Heavy rainfall earlier today has already begun to cause the cancellation of local sports fixtures. Due to the bad weather, the Downey’s Nissan Laois Athletics...
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Council’s boost of over €2 million from development contributions

Laois County Council took in a total of €2,254,773.53 in development contributions in the 2017, it has been revealed. Details were outlined to the monthly...

Cullohill to stage All Ireland Porridge Championships

The man responsible for bringing the All-Ireland Porridge Championships is hoping it will bring an economic boost to the village and beyond. Paddy O’Connell of...

Concerns outlined after fall on paving near library

The cobble block paving is causing major concern for locals at Abbeyleix Library with a person falling on it last week. The concerns were outlined...

Council housing staff subjected to “outrageous” antisocial behaviour

Housing staff of Laois County Council had to endure “outrageous behaviour” during an antisocial incident involving a person seeking housing accommodation last week, today’s...

Moment in Time: Portlaoise ARCH millennium ball in 2000

At the turn of the Millennium, there was a particular obsession with marking the end of a century and the turn of a thousand...

Referendum watch: Swing in Laois-Offaly on 1995 Marriage Referendum

In less than three weeks, the country will go to the polls for another referendum as we’re asked to vote on the hugely emotive...

Moment in time: Brigidine Convent reunion in 2004

It's fair to say the Brigidine Convent was something of an institution in Mountrath, with the Brigidine Sisters having an association with the town...

Unregistered young Laois people may not be able to vote in Referendum

Young voters in Laois may not be able to vote as it emerged this week that those who have turned 18 and are eligible...

CCTV funding sought to combat criminal behaviour

Funding for CCTV  to combat anti-social behaviour on the Mountmellick Road should be requested from the Minister for Justice & Equality, according to Cllr...

McKeon Stone sculpture to go on display at National Stud

A sculpture from McKeon Stone will be unveiled shortly at the National Stud. The statue of Invincible Spirit has been commissioned by the National Stud,...

Council meeting adjourned as tributes flow for late Cllr Lodge

Tributes were paid to the late Cllr Jerry Lodge by his colleagues earlier today as the monthly meeting of Laois County Council was adjourned...

Lights sought to improve safety at busy motorway junction

Public lights are being sought for Junction 18 off the M7 motorway at Mountrath to improve safety for motorists using that junction. Sean Fleming TD,...

Referendum Watch: How Laois voted in 1983 Right to Life Referendum

In just over three weeks, the country will go to the polls for another referendum as we’re asked to vote on the hugely emotive...
Teacher Orla Mulhare accepts a presentation from student Paul O’Brien. Also in pic are Janice Carthy, Ann Bergin Principal, and Mary Carthy.

Our pick of the top stories of the week

NEWS Incredible Portlaoise girl donates her hair to charity There was a heart-warming story about a generous Portlaoise student who grew her hair for over a...

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