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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

Laois farm sells for almost €600,000

It was a successful day for Castlecomer auctioneer Joseph Coogan in the auction room in recent days, when he sold a 47ac farm at...

New secondary school principal confirmed

A principal to replace the retiring Aine O’Neill in St Fergal’s in Rathdowney has been announced. Dominic McEvoy has been appointed to take up the...

Birth rates increase in Portlaoise hospital despite national drop

Laois has bucked the trend of falling birth rates with the hospital in Portlaoise being one of only two in the country to show...

Laois set to be hit with hosepipe ban as drought continues

Irish Water has said hosepipe bans are likely to take effect in parts of Laois as well as in Kilkenny and Limerick over the...

Litter warning as record crowds flock to popular swimming spot

Visitors to the banks of the Nore in Castletown have been urged to bring their litter with them, as record crowds flock to the...

Portlaoise roundabout gets approval from council for public consultation

A decision by Laois County Council to go ahead with pedestrian and cycling improvements at a busy roundabout in Portlaoise will be notified to...

Local period home with 56 acres could be yours for just under €1 million

A period home on the Laois/Offaly border, which includes 56.2 acres of land which has been used for farming and horse breeding, has been...

Laois Fire Service warning on cigarette butts after gorse fires

Laois Fire Service has urged people not to throw cigarette butts or ash from their cars, as they have had to attend to a...

Moment in time: Launch of Durrow Howya Festival in 2010

Our photographic look back this week focuses on the launch of the Laois Howya Festival and the inaugural  Scarecrow Festival and perhaps as an...

Safety measures on busy Portlaoise road will reduce car park spaces

A number of parking spaces will be lost on the Stradbally Road in Portlaoise when double yellow lines are installed as a safety measure...

UPDATE: Several areas of Laois town left without water

Irish Water has confirmed that water supply has been restored to residential areas in Portarlington this afternoon. A spokesperson said: "Irish Water and Laois County...

In Pictures: Jobs potential of local Hub and Fab Lab stressed at official opening

The Portarlington PEC Innovation Hub and Fab Lab was officially opened on Friday,  June 22 - a facility which should create further jobs in...

Local land sells for over €120,000 at public auction

A parcel of Laois land of just over 8 acres of land sold for €123,000 last week. The land at Ballydavis, The Heath, was sold...
Deaths in Laois

Deaths in Laois – Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Br. Donal Donoghue De La Salle Brothers, Castletown, Laois / Glenflesk, Kerry Br. Donal...

In Pictures: Old Fort Festival deemed a “1,000 per cent success”

The Old Fort Quarter Festival in Portlaoise received enthusiastic praise for its success over the weekend, at the monthly meeting of Laois County Council. And...

Cheque presentation to Laois Alzheimers branch

Students from Portarlington recently raised over €2,000 for the Laois Alzheimers Branch following a sponsored walk. Last September Laois Alzheimer’s had the mobile unit in...

Thousands of Laois children to benefit from Back to School Allowance

Over 2,000 school children in Laois will benefit from the Back to School Allowance, which will be paid in just over two weeks time. "Approximately...

Laois footballers “just weren’t prepared” for Leinster final, council hears

Laois players "just weren't prepared" for the Leinster Final against Dublin and were let down by the County Board, Cllr Ben Brennan told the...

Portlaoise housing estate now waiting over 15 years for council to take it in...

The 15 year delay in having an estate in Portlaoise taken in charge by the council has been labelled an embarrassment by a local...

New houses planned in field behind oldest estate in Portlaoise

A voluntary housing body is to build 34 new houses on the field behind O’Moore Place as part of the planned regeneration programme for...

Property Watch: Detached houses priced around €250,000 in Laois

House prices in Laois have remained pretty static in the county and €250,000 or so will get you a pretty impressive property. If you budget...

Cllr King on song as he is elected first citizen of Laois

Councillor John King serenaded Laois County Council with his rendition of Lovely Laois as he was elected Cathaoirleach this afternoon. The Rathdowney councillor was elected...
Cllr Pádraig Fleming

Padraig Fleming reflects on busy year as Cathaoirleach

Three ambassadors were welcomed to Laois by Cllr Padraig Fleming in the past year in addition to him marching down 5th and 6th Avenue...

Moment in Time: Stradbally Vintage Rally in 2009

Just like the weather at the moment, the Stradbally Vintage Rally June of 2009 was blessed with glorious sunshine. Photographer Alf Harvey captured these fantastic...

From butcher to caretaker to Cathaoirleach – the remarkable political journey of John King

From leaving school at 16 and a varied working life, Cllr John King becomes the first citizen of Laois tomorrow, when he is set...

Deaths in Laois – Saturday, June 23, 2018

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. David Bradish The Course, Durrow, Laois The death has taken place of David Bradish,...

‘Bog Road’ novel inspired by Laois to be launched this evening

A dark fantasy novel set in Laois will be fittingly launched in the county town on Saturday during Celtic Con, the midland comic convention. The...

Laois town has become ‘organised crime hub’ – report

One of Laois's largest towns has become a 'hub' for organised crime, according to a report in the Irish Independent. It claims that specialist undercover...

Drowning concerns over ‘Costa Del Sod’ and pond near IDA offices

Drowning fears have been raised over the pond at the back of the IDA offices in Portlaoise. Cllr Caroline Dwane Stanley had a motion before...

Second house sells for almost €600,000 in Laois

It has emerged that a second property was sold for almost €600,000 in Laois this month, pipping the  €580,000 achieved for a house in...

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