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Irish Rail called on to fix damaged cemetery wall in Portlaoise

Irish Rail have been called upon to fix a cemetery wall that they damaged in Portlaoise OVER a year ago. Speaking at a recent meeting...
A woman has been hunger strike

Major breakthrough for woman in Laois on hunger strike

There has been a major breakthrough in the case of a woman in Laois who been on hunger strike since October 24. Kathryn Nelson, who...
The Garda helicopter was in Stradbally last night

Garda helicopter in Stradbally after van with copper cables found

There were dramatic scenes in Stradbally last night as the Garda helicopter was dispatched following the discovery of a van with copper cables last...
Deputy Brian Stanley

SF report says JobPath scheme destroys confidence

A Sinn Féin report into the JobPath job activation scheme has found that Laois participants have had their confidence destroyed, with TD Brian Stanley...

Calls for lights in Ballylinan following assault near playground

A man was assaulted near the playground in Ballylinan, ending up in hospital with a broken ankle and a fracture over his eye, leading...
Riverside complex in Portarlington fetches staggering fee

Serious issues highlighted over proposed Portarlington relief road

Portarlington-based Laois County Councillor Aidan Mullins says "there are enough things in Portarlington screaming out for funding" without having €1million ring-fenced for a relief...
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...

Sniffer dog helps intercept €160k of cannabis in Portlaoise today

Revenue officers seized 8kg of cannabis, with an estimated value of €160,000, in the Mail Centre in Portlaoise today. The Mail Centre's detector dog -...

Complex explosive device made safe by Army Bomb Disposal team

A complex explosive device has been made safe close to the Laois/Carlow border. The device was discovered just a number of miles from Killeshin, close...

Bankz apprentice chosen for prestigious ‘Star Team Ireland’

An apprentice at Bankz Hair Salon in Portlaoise has beaten off competition from across Ireland as one of four young hairdressers to be chosen...

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Bankz apprentice chosen for prestigious ‘Star Team Ireland’

An apprentice at Bankz Hair Salon in Portlaoise has beaten off competition from across Ireland as one of four young hairdressers to be chosen...
Have you seen Stephen Cullinan? He has been missing for two weeks

Former Cistercian College Roscrea student missing for two weeks

A former Cistercian College Roscrea student has been missing for two weeks. Stephen Cullinan, 25, from Ballymackey, Nenagh, has been missing from Castletroy, Limerick, since November 3. Mr Cullinan...
Martin Shanahan from the IDA will be in Laois soon

Industrial Development Authority chief coming to Laois following damning report

The Chief Executive of the Industrial Development Authority will 'visit Laois over the next couple of months', it has been revealed. Martin Shanahan will come...

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...

Calls for fines to be imposed on motorists speeding near The Rock NS

County Councillors have called for fines to be imposed on those caught speeding near The Rock NS. Following motions from Cllrs Noel Tuohy, Caroline Dwane-Stanley,...
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...

‘The more brains they have, the less cop on’ as Councillor hits out at...

Laois County Councillor Ben Brennan hit out strongly at Transport Infrastucture Ireland over an inconsistency at speed limits, saying that "it seems the more...

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