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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
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Armed gardaí called to deal with terrifying incident in Portlaoise estate

Armed gardaí were on duty at an estate in Portlaoise over the weekend where violence erupted, resulting in one woman being hospitalised with head...

Moment in time: Woodenbridge Paddlers charity splash in 2008

The Woodenbridge Paddlers have been serial charity fundraisers, and this week our photographs by Alf Harvey look back to 2008. 10 years ago they were...

Portarlington woman battling Motor Neurone Disease labelled ‘Superwoman’ by husband

A Portarlington woman with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) has been described as Superwoman by her husband. Stephanie Moody (nee Whittle) grew up on a...

End of an era in two Laois schools as well-known principals retire

Two Laois schools are on the look out for new principals this week after a husband and wife duo decided to retire simultaneously. Liam O'Neill,...

WATCH: Fire services on the scene at Portlaoise housing estate

Emergency services were called to deal with a fire at the Kilminchy housing estate in Portlaoise this afternoon. The fire appears to have started in...
House Prices are on the rise

Volume and value of house sales in Laois remain low

A total of 53 houses were sold in Laois in May, with the most expensive sale coming in at €330,000 as the volume of...

Property Watch: Houses priced around €300,000

On this week's Property Watch, we are looking at houses which can be bought at the higher end of the market, in or around...

HSE should be ‘broken up’ to improve accountability

The HSE should be broken up along the lines of the old health boards, the monthly meeting of Laois County Council heard. Cllr Willie Aird...
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Deaths in Laois – Saturday, June 16, 2018

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Tony Parkinson Kilbricken, Mountrath, Laois Tony Parkinson, Kilbricken, Mountrath, Co.Laois - Died 14th June...
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Cash and jewellery stolen in local buglaries

Jewellery and cash were stolen in a number of buglaries across Laois yesterday. Houses were burgled in Ballacolla and Stradbally in the incidents, during which...

Gardaí seek help after overnight dumping of rubbish

Help is being sought from locals in Clonaslee to track down culprits responsible for overnight dumping in the area. The incident occurred at Castlecuffe in...

Laois house sells for almost €600k in 10 minutes

A five-bed detached house in Portarlington sold for €580,000 at public auction on Thursday afternoon, exceeding its asking price by more than €200,000. Spire Hill,...

Tender advertised for building of new school

A contractor is being sought for a local school project which has faced delays of 16 years. Fiona O’Loughlin has expressed her delight that a...

Figures show low level of personal injury awards in Laois

Laois has one of the lowest average personal injuries awards per capita in the country over the past 10 years, figures show. Personal injury...

Tributes paid to retired garda and father of popular comedian

Tributes have been paid to the late John O’Shea, a retired garda and father of comedian Bernard O’Shea who passed to his eternal reward...

Top artists to feature at Comic Con festival in Laois

Portlaoise will host the midlands' largest comic convention - Comic Con, featuring a host of renowned artists and illustrators during the Old Fort Quarter...

Public meeting to hear of water pollution concerns over ESB substation

Concerned residents will hold a public meeting on Thursday June 21 in Ratheniska Community hall at 8.30 pm to outline their concerns over what they...

Portlaoise women help set ‘skinny dip’ world record for charity

A number of Laois women were among over 2,505 women who set a new Guinness World Record for a charity skinny dip over the...
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Deaths in Laois – Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Maureen Fitzpatrick Coolnamona, Portlaoise, Laois The death has occurrred on June 10th 2018, peacefully...

Sponsored walk to raise funds for Laois Alzheimer’s

A sponsored walk in aid of Laois Alzheimer’s is set to take place in Portarlington later this month. Last September Laois Alzheimer’s had the...

In Pictures: Sunkissed Mountrath hosts successful Street Feast

Mountrath was blessed with glorious sunshine for its family cycle and Street Feast event on Sunday. About the only downside was that it occurred...

Success of Laois furniture company recognised in new book

The success story of a Laois furniture company in Emo has been acknowledged in a new book on leading entrepreneurs in Ireland. In Secrets to...

Laois students praised for ‘incredible standard’ at Coolest Projects International 2018

A healthy choices program created by 11-year-old Laois local Rory Ryan was just one of the projects showcased at the seventh annual Coolest Projects International 2018, which...

Moment in Time: Gordon Bennett rally in 2008

Our Moment in Time looks back to the Gordon Bennett Rally of 10 years ago. Photographer Alf Harvey captured the event, which was blessed with...

Laois woman declared the ‘coolest businesswoman in Ireland’

A Laois woman has been declared the "coolest businesswoman in Ireland” by a former Dragon’s Den entrepreneur. Sean Gallagher, who also ran in the...

Reintroduction of tax relief for trade union subs

Tax relief on trade union subscriptions should be re-introduced, the monthly meeting of Laois County Council heard. Cllr Noel Tuohy had a motion before the...
The proposed new library in Portlaoise on the site of the old Shaw's building

Extra funding hopes for new Portlaoise Library

It is believed extra funding will be provided for the new library in Portlaoise, the monthly meeting of Laois County Council heard. Cllr Willie Aird...

Study venue one of several proposals from Laois Comhairle na nÓg

The current library building at Lyster Square could become a study centre for students, Laois County Council has heard. The details were relayed during a...

Parish priest objects to religious order home extension

A local parish priest has objected to a proposed development by a religious order in Castletown due to his “serious concerns” over sewerage capacity...
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to a hit and run

Four arrested after shot fired during filling station raid

Four arrests have been made by Gardaí investigating an armed robbery during which a shot was fired in a filling station on the M9...