Monday, December 9, 2019

Laois street leagues are streets ahead and success is a different...

Mens sana in corpore sano is the old Latin saying but its basic message is a simple truth that has stood the test of...

Former Town Commissioner and one of county’s oldest citizens both pass away

The deaths have taken place of one of the county’s most senior citizens in his 102nd year and also of a former Mountmellick Town...

In Pictures: Behind every great painting is a good story

For the third year in succession the Gemma Guihan pre-Christmas exhibition has proved a winner and once again a full house and a sell-out...

‘All we want for Christmas is assurances on our hospital’

“All we want for Christmas are assurances on our hospital and our A&E, that would be the best Christmas present ever for the people...

WATCH: Laois ballad singer set for RTE documentary

Ballyfin ballad singer and songwriter, Paddy Fitzpatrick is to feature on an RTE Radio 1 documentary this Sunday evening. The programme will be broadcast...

Bashful official left blushing as he is eulogised before his departure

For a man that shuns the limelight, one of the county’s most respected and highly regarded public officials must have had to pinch himself...

HAP hazard being used to doctor housing waiting lists

A proviso of the system whereby those requiring homes are removed from the housing waiting lists once they accept a Housing Assistance Payment (HAP)...

Fr Paddy: Advent – A time to open doors

This week we begin the liturgical season of advent. A hope filled few weeks, when we prepare to welcome, yet again, the light and peace...

Prime Portlaoise property secured in €1.4m sale

A prime parcel of land in close proximity to Portlaoise town centre has been acquired in a sale for €1.4m. The site is located on...

Portlaoise parking row alleges heavy-handed ticketing

A row flared up at Laois County Council this week with accusations of heavy-handed ticketing and parking fines being levied in the town centre...

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Concerns lead to calls to put 5G roll-out on hold

Public concerns around potential health hazards of 5G technology have led to calls for its rollout to be suspended until these matters can be...

Pat Critchley: Paddy and the Giant and being hit by a bullock

This is an extract from Pat Critchley’s latest book Bruno – a collection of stories, yarns and poems – that is being published this week.  The Giant drank Guinness,...

Spate of objections to new Mountmellick housing

There is a spate of opposition after being lodged against plans to provide new housing in Mountmellick. Dozens of objections have been made by other...

Fr Paddy: Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

Jesus couldn’t do much for the man on the cross…his own hands were nailed. He couldn’t take him off, but he gave him more than...

Oh dear, oh deer, costly collision for Laois politician leads to calls for a...

Laois County Council have agreed to install signage on the R423 at Ballyfin to alert motorists to the potential danger of deer on the...

News Diary: Parking at the Rock; Rathdowney Cemetery Works; Good news for Rosenallis

Laois County Council are currently pursing possible locations at the Rock of Dunamaise for car parking facilities and interpretative signage. Cllr Thomasina Connell welcomed the...

To bin or not to bin, that is the question

A call has been made on Laois County Council to replace all the rubbish bins in one Laois town with new solar bins in...

Calls for urgent action of road safety in Laois village

The local authority have been urged to intervene to tackle a series of road safety issues in a Laois village. On foot of a recent...
Good news for Portlaoise as 45 minutes free parking approved

Calls to extend free-parking slot in Laois town

A strong case has been put to Laois County Council to extend the free-parking period in Mountmellick. While there was broad based support for the...

Shards of glass falling on street of Laois town

The dangers to pedestrians and passers-by in one Laois town were forcibly brought home at a Council meeting this week. Local area elected representatives once...

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