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John Whelan: Don’t mind what they say, of course there’s an...

Remember 7 Days? Ok, Today Tonight then? Today Tonight Election Specials with Basil Chubb, Brian Farrell and John Bowman. Now there’s an A-Team of number...

Former Stradbally Rector is fondly remembered

The death has occurred of former Stradbally Church of Ireland Rector, the Very Rev William Beare. He was highly regarded, much respected and fondly remembered...

Fr Paddy: St Patrick’s Day – a celebration of our Irishness and our faith

On St Patrick’s Day we celebrate our Irishness and our faith. For so long in our history they have been intertwined, perhaps at times identified....

Montague and Hazel Hotels to be retained as Direct Provision Centres

The Department of Justice have confirmed that both the Montague and Hazel Hotel are to be retained for use as Direct Provision Centres for...

New Laois pub all set to open doors for St Patrick’s weekend

If you are going to open a new pub what better time to do so than in time for the St Patrick’s weekend national...

Portarlington Councillor in running with five others for European nomination

Fianna Fáil will move this weekend to put in place its final selection of candidates for the forthcoming European Parliament elections. The Party is going...

Children at the heart of Portlaoise St Patrick’s Day festivities

It’s less than a week away and the countdown is well and truly on for what promises to be one of the best ever...

In Pictures: Well done to John Dunne when it’s all said and done

It’s a scholarly work is John Dunne’s book. In plain speaking entitled, ‘A Book About Portlaoise’. A beautifully crafted and caringly produced historical hardback which...

Official barrier to safety railings at pedestrian crossings

Local authority officials are opposed to the erection of any further safety railings at pedestrian crossing junctions councillors have been told. While it used to...

Fr Paddy: Lent – a time to embrace positivity

Lent is an old English word meaning 'lengthen'. Lent is observed in spring, when the days begin to get longer. Lent is a good time...

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Men’s Shed get stuck in on latest Triogue clean-up

“You can’t beat the meitheal of men working together,” asserts a determined Basil Mannion. Basil is the Community Water Officer for Laois and much...

Poetry continues to rhyme for Portlaoise author

What a wonderful lift I got when the postman arrived this morning in a snowy-slushy, yet-to-make-up-its mind spring season in Timahoe. There it was, suitably...
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Brakes put on Portlaoise land disposal

The clampers have been put on a proposal to sell off a site at Clonminham Industrial Estate for the time being at least. The site...

Fr Paddy: Being merciful and responsive in time of Lent

The Trócaire Lenten Campaign for 2019 focuses on land-rights. The four-sided “Trócaire Box” has stories to tell. One about families forced from their homes, another...

Laois hits the right note with its own sound of music

The sound you hear in the background is the sweet music of success that is the Laois School of Music and its partner project,...

Calls for stricter curbs on knife crime

Calls have been made for stricter laws, such as mandatory sentences in an effort to curb knife crime. The appeal was made to Justice Minister,...

Syrian families due to be housed in Laois this year

Over one hundred Syrian refugees will be accommodated in Laois later this year. The Department of Justice and Equality has advised the local authority that...

Portlaoise housing estate left in ‘complete darkness’ by overgrown trees

One side of St. Brigid’s estate in Portlaoise is completely in the dark at night as the street lights are overgrown by trees. The Council...

Getting the run-around over roundabouts on the forgotten road

If you are one of those that thinks Portlaoise already has enough roundabouts, think again. There is a case being made for more roundabouts in...

Camross native to run as Independent in Local Elections

Another independent candidate has declared to run in the local elections in May. From Camross, Ger Hogan will be a first time candidate contesting the...

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