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Hospital campaign to visit towns outside Portlaoise as fight to prevent downgrade escalates

The local group fighting to prevent the downgrading of services at Portlaoise Hospital are taking their campaign to towns around the county next week...
Prefect Amy Wall with the rainbow flag at St Fergals College Rathdowney

In Pictures: St Fergal’s Rathdowney STAND UP for LGBTI+ community

St Fergal's Rathdowney have become the first school in Laois to create a 'safe space' for the LGBTI+ community. On Tuesday, they had the official launch of...

Nowhere to bury the dead in Clonaslee

There are fears that family members won’t be able to bury their loved ones in the cemetery in Clonaslee. “Plots are not being allocated,” Cllr...

Numbers swell for Portarlington charity race on Sunday

A total of 1,300 people are set to take part in a charity race, the Gingerbread Run in Portarlington on Sunday. Each year the event...
Midlands Regional Hospital Portlaoise

TD urges opposition at all costs to hospital downgrade

The proposed closure of accident and emergency services in Portlaoise will undoubtedly put lives at risk, according to Deputy Fiona O’Loughlin. Following media reports of...
A woman has been hunger strike

Woman in Laois on hunger strike as she battles to receive state pension

A 68-year-old woman living in Laois is in her fourth week of a hunger strike as she cannot get the state pension. Kathryn Nelson, who...
Fr Bill O'Shaughnessy with Fr Dan Dunne, Chris Conway and John Behan

Former Knockbeg College student ordained a priest

A former Knockbeg College student was ordained a priest at a ceremony in Dublin on Tuesday. Fr Bill O'Shaughnessy from Mullnaghcreed Woods near Castledermot in...
Laois is still a no wind zone after latest vote in the County Council

Wind Energy report claims taxpayers footing €1.2 billion bill to prop up industry

The state and the Irish taxpayer are paying around €1.2 billion every year to prop up the wind industry, a new report has claimed. This...
Sinn Féin Cllr Caroline Dwane Stanley has a new role

Drivers rammed gates to rally in field

Gates were rammed in a field behind Knockmay where drivers then rallied around the field, according to a local councillor. Cllr Caroline Dwane Stanley described...

Rural lighting needed for people in fear of crime

Public lighting has become a major issue due to the surge in rural crime, with a new policy required to provide one-off lights according...
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