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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

Frustrated referendum voters turn up at wrong polling centre

The first signs of confusion over the move of Laois voters into the South Kildare constituency emerged during Friday’s referendum, when a number of...

Eirgrid responds to local concerns over substation threat to water source

Eirgrid says it takes its environmental responsibilities very seriously in response to local concerns on the threat posed to a local water source in...
The land at Togher on the outskirts of Portlaoise

Concerns raised for residents over Portlaoise development works

Concerns were expressed on behalf of residents close to Togher where Laois County Council plans to develop an ambitious 72 acre enterprise park. The issue...

Tributes paid to founding member of Portarlington Social Services

The death has taken place of Molly McMahon, who was well-known in the Portarlington community and beyond. She was a founding member of Portarlington Social...

Concerns voiced over improvement works at Portlaoise roundabout

Planned works at a roundabout in Portlaoise has been held up due to safety concerns in connection to it. The roundabout at Rockview on the...

The number of residential property sales continue to drop in Laois

A total of 40 residential properties exchanged hands in Laois in April - making it the quietest month of sales since January 2016. The volume...

Moment in time: Rathdowney Mothers’ Union 50th anniversary in 2000

Our Moment in Time looks back at a special occasion when Rathdowney Mothers' Union celebrated its 50th anniversary. Photographer Alf Harvey was on hand to...

Penalty shoot-out heartbreak for Rosenallis AFC in CCFL Cup final

Rosenallis 1 Birr Town 1 (Pens: Birr Town 4 Rosenallis 1) Combined Counties Cup Final Rosenallis lost out cruelly on penalties to high-flying Birr Town in...

Laois market town chosen for international architecture project

A Laois market town is one of those featured in a new architectural project focusing on the problems and future prospects of Ireland’s rural...

Sadness at retirement of popular Portlaoise teacher

It was an emotional day in Gaelsoil Phortlaoise recently when the retirement of Siobhán Uí Chuinn was marked, a much-loved member of staff since...

Visually impaired Portlaoise student finished third in first wrestling tournament

A young visually impaired Portlaoise student who has recently taken up wrestling, realised a dream when he competed in his first mainstream competition last...

Mountmellick Family Resource Centre to receive €160,000 funding

It is hopted that the Mountmellick Family Resource Centre will be open as soon as funding is allocated, €160,000 of which is due to...

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...
Laois County Council Offices

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...

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