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Fr Paddy: Potatoes, Eggs, and Coffee Beans – which one are...

Once upon a time a daughter complained to her father that her life was miserable and that she didn’t know how she was going...

Fr Paddy: Dismayed to see Advent Calendar with focus on cheap wine!

We are called to holiness. It is quite amazing that we who have faith and believe we will live forever can sometimes allow ourselves to...

Wired with Whelan: Demographics not demonstrations the only way to halt HSE Hospital plan

  Your love is like bad medicine Bad medicine is what I need, whoa Shake it up just like bad medicine There ain't no doctor that can cure...

Ronnie Culliton: It’s October so we must think about Pensions!

The Income Tax deadline of end October is fast approaching.  If you submit your tax returns through the Revenue On-Line System, then this deadline...

Fr Paddy: November 2017 A Time to Remember

November 2017 is a time to remember all our loved ones who have gone before us. Death is that challenging confrontation that reminds us...
Portlaoise Hospital

Wired with Whelan Revisited: No Hollywood ending in sight for Portlaoise hospital

A prophetic piece on the hospital from LaoisToday back in April when we sounded a serious warning based on the ominous lack of commitment...

Bob Flavin: WATCH – Skoda continues to rule with the new Karoq

As I write this there’s a waiting list for the new Kodiaq that doesn’t bear thinking about. This is very serious business as Skoda...

Fr Paddy: Government homelessness plan doomed to fail

Housing is perhaps the greatest challenge this government faces. The chronic lack of social housing coupled with rising house prices intensifies the issue of...
Hurricane Ophelia has come and gone and now Mark Doheny has taken a comical look at how we all behaved while it was on

Mark Doheny: 20 things that happened as a result of Storm Ophelia

The whole country was obsessed with Storm Ophelia for a couple of days there and while its effects are still being felt, the worst...

Bob Flavin: Kia has a Sting in the tail

Kia is on a bit of a roll with the launch of the Stonic a couple of weeks ago and now they bring out...

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Fr Paddy: Prayer – a sacred gift

In a growing secular world it seems much more Cool to do mindfulness as opposed to pray. Last week the minister of education announced huge...

A sit-down with Dermot and Dave ahead of their Portlaoise show

LaoisToday columnist Mark Doheny sat down with TodayFM's comedy duo Dermot Whelan and Dave Moore ahead of their eagerly anticipated gig in the Midlands Park...

Wired with Whelan: We need the bottle to take on Coca Cola

Just a castaway An island lost at sea Another lonely day With no one here but me More loneliness Than any man could bear Rescue me before I fall into...

Fr Paddy: October … a time to Let Go

This week Portlaoise bid farewell to a wonderful friend of this Town, Hesh Mcormack. One of his many gifts was his love of poetry. The...

Sadness at passing of well-known local politician Joe ‘Hesh’ McCormack

Joe 'The Hesh' McCormack who passed away at the weekend at the age of 84 was for years a living legend thanks to a...

Fit with Brid: How ‘Perfect’ is your body?

I was on holidays in Portugal recently and there happened to be a group of ladies staying in my hotel who were over from...

Fr Paddy: Harvest … A time for thanksgivings

Harvest is from the Anglo-Saxon word hærfest, "Autumn". It then came to refer to the season for reaping and gathering grain and other grown...

Colm Fingleton: The harvest situation is becoming more acute

Harvest 2017 will go down in memory as one of very mixed fortune. While yields initially were good for many crops, it was, and still...

Mark Doheny: 24 things that get us Laois people really thick

Our columnist Mark Doheny on the things that get Laois people going. From the local hospital to the price of a pint - the things...
Fr Paddy has paid tribute to the late Bernard Fitzpatrick

Fr Paddy pays tribute to ‘inspirational’ Stradbally man

The passing of Bernard Fitzpatrick from our faith community leaves a large loss. Not just to his beloved family and friends but to so many...

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