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David Power

David Power
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 His heroes include Shane Lowry, Seamus Darby and Johnny Flaherty
Labour cllr Noel Tuohy backs use of cannabis for medicinal purposes Picture: Alf Harvey/

Council backs legalisation of cannabis

Laois County Council has backed a motion in support of medicinal cannabis, to help people suffering from medical conditions. Cllr Noel Tuohy, who brought the...
Cathaoirleach of LCC Tom Mulhall pressed not to shake US President's hand Picture: Alf Harvey/

Cllr Mulhall asked not to shake President Trump’s hand

Laois County Council Cathaoirleach Cllr Tom Mullhall was asked not to shake President Donald Trump’s hand if he meets him on his visit to...
Traffic will ease for Portlaoise people

Southern Relief Road to ease traffic problems

This is definitely good news for Portlaoise. The Southern Relief Road will connect the Timahoe and Abbeyleix Roads and should ease traffic congestion. It...
Cllr Paschal McEvoy warns that people will be forced to starve themselves Picture: Alf Harvey/

3,000 houses lie vacant as housing waiting list grows

Many families in Laois are waiting over four years to secure a council house, while 3,000 houses are currently lying idle in the county. Due...
Charlie Flanagan

10 lesser known facts about Minister Charlie Flanagan

As Charlie Flanagan is honoured with a civic reception by Laois County Council, we take a look at some of the lesser known facts. One...

Minister Charlie Flanagan accorded the highest recognition from people of Laois

The worldwide brief and varied political career of Charlie Flanagan was recognised by his own when he was accorded the highest local honour, a...

Victim of Crettyard road accident named

The victim of the road traffic accident near Crettyard over the weekend has been named as Wayne O’Neill (38), a resident of Cloneen, Clough,...
Charlie Flanagan

Funding of €1millon approved for Portlaoise relief road

Funding of €1 million has been allocated to allow the compulsory purchase of land for the Portlaoise Southern Relief Road, which is seen as...

Moment in Time: Some brilliant Back to School photos from 2003

We revisited these great photos by Alf Harvey from first day at school in 2003. Photos feature from visits to Gael Scoil, Phortlaoise, Scoil Bhride...