Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Pauline Madigan upbeat and determined to run for Fianna Fáil

To paraphrase the famous quote, rumours of her political demise have been greatly exaggerated. Fianna Fáil general election candidate, Pauline Madigan, has defiantly confirmed her...

Tributes pour in for Laois seanchaí and champion of the Slieve Blooms

Tributes continue to pour in from all over the county for the late Mick Dowling. He was 82. The much respected Camross man was founder...

Clonaslee College in rude health and shaping up for the future

There is hardly a school in the county that enjoys a more idyllic setting than Clonaslee College, as it is nestled into the foothills...

Sell-out crowd for Slieve Bloom Sean Nós launch at the Deadmans

There were powerful ballads, skips of tunes, rakes of pints, mighty craic and a sell-out crowd in the Deadman’s on Sunday night. It seemed like...

8 year boil notice has Laois residents boiling mad

A boil notice for a day is a nuisance; for a week, well that’s a bother; for a year, you’d say ‘you’ve got to...

Claims of threats for highlighting anti-social behaviour

The vexed issue of anti-social behaviour in housing estates and unruly threatening behaviour from those responsible continues to preoccupy the authorities. Albeit with some reluctance...

Laois Climate Change report warmly received, but …

There has been a warm welcome at the County Council for the adoption of the Laois Climate Change Adaptation Strategy. However, there were shades of...

NPA refuse to contribute to cost of road works for the Ploughing

A meeting of Laois County Council has heard that the local authority had to plough almost €200k of its own funds into road works...
Pope Francis

Fr Paddy: An ‘Extraordinary Mercy’ – ‘I give you the power of the keys’

Pope Francis made a phone call to a leading theologian and priest who was suspended from active ministry in part over his LGBTQ-affirming work,...

House repairs are carried out by the book but rules may change

The difficulty in getting small jobs and minor house repairs carried out for local authority tenants in Laois Council houses is the latest bugbear...

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Electric Picnic told get its house in order for 2020

The organisers of the Electric Picnic have been sent an unambiguous message to clean up their act and to address safety concerns before next...

Child dental and mental health services in Laois in disarray

Not for the first time Laois elected representatives this week once again trained their sights on the Health Minister, Simon Harris as they highlighted...

200,000 medical card cuts ‘the meanest of all’

“We all second that,” affirmed the Chairman, Cllr Willie Aird this week as he led unanimous support for his Council colleague Noel Tuohy’s call...

Homeless Laois children forced to commute to school from Offaly

Homeless Laois children are being forced to commute to school from County Offaly as there is no emergency accommodation to house them closer to...

The best place in Ireland to spot butterflies is…

The best place in Ireland to spot butterflies is… Laois! And that’s official, not just hearsay. For the second year in succession Laois has won the...
Laois County Council Offices

News Diary: New roof for Rathdowney library, flooding in Borris and Mountmellick and safer...

The important facility that is Rathdowney library is in line for a new roof. Local councillor, John King enquired at this week’s meeting of the...

Mixed feelings but Farmer’s Market is growing in popularity

The increasingly popular Farmer’s Market in Portlaoise looks like it’s about to move permanently to its new location. While there are mixed feelings on the...

Road safety issues across the county warrant attention

A plethora of road safety issues in various parts of the county have been aired at this week’s meeting of the Borris-Mountmellick municipal district. The...

Fascinating stories shared from personal testimonies at The Pantry

Funded by Creative Ireland, Laois and curated by award winning broadcaster Ann Marie Kelly ‘If the walls had ears’ was set in the walled...

Horror stories emerging from Laois housing estates

The horrendous incidents from some Laois housing estates revealed this week are so shocking as to seem improbable, implausible, and impossible even. Unfortunately, they are...

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