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In Pictures: Portlaoise school helping the homeless this Christmas

Portlaoise Educate Together NS ran a Christmas Collection Drive for PATH (Portlaoise Action To Homelessness) this week. This is the second year that pupils in...

Disappointment at lack of funding for busy Heywood road

There was widespread disappointment at the lack of funding to upgrade the approach road to Heywood College from Ballypickas Cross at the recent Portlaoise...
Garda numbers will be increased to fight rural crime

Men detained following arrest in Emo over night

Three men were arrested and are currently being detained in Portlaoise Garda Station following the discovery of stolen property in vehicle in Emo on...

Relief works to take place on road to Portarlington train station

Works to alleviate flooding on a road that leads to the train station in Portarlington will take place in 2018. The announcement comes following a...

Flanagan pledges that Portlaoise Hospital ‘will be saved’

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has pledged that Portlaoise Hospital will be saved and will not be closed. The Fine Gael TD made the comments...

Minister Harris uphappy with Portlaoise hospital plan process

The Minister for Health Simon Harris has told local TDs that he has not made up his mind on the controversial downgrade plan for...

Laois completely snubbed on angling funding

Laois has been snubbed on funding for angling projects in the county, receiving zero founding out of a national pot of €2.2 million. Renua Ireland...
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to a hit and run

Two arrested following Mountrath assault and false imprisonment

Two men have been arrested after a serious incident in Mountrath last week. Gardaí investigating an incident of assault and False Imprisonment in Kilbricken, Mounrath,...
The playground is completely flooded in Mountmellick

Sandbags return to Mountmellick amid fears of ‘devastating’ further flooding

Sandbags have been put in place in Mountmellick as the threat of flooding looms again in the town. Councillor Paddy Bracken told the Borris-in-Ossory Mountmellick...

Cllr has ‘pain in his ass’ over waste land in Stradbally

Cllr Paschal McEvoy says that he has a 'pain in my ass' over Transport Infrastructure Ireland's refusal to turn a waste land in Stradbally...

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Cllr has ‘pain in his ass’ over waste land in Stradbally

Cllr Paschal McEvoy says that he has a 'pain in my ass' over Transport Infrastructure Ireland's refusal to turn a waste land in Stradbally...
On the spot fines for road side dwellers

Calls for better warning signs at pedestrian crossings

Calls have been made for better warning signs at pedestrian crossings at the recent Portlaoise Municipal District meeting. Councillor Catherine Fitzgerald proposed the motion, saying...
L to r: Dr Declan O’Brien (MSc in Leadership, from Dublin), Ciarán Muldowney (MSc in Leadership, from Laois) Siobhan Murphy (MSc in Leadership, from Waterford)

Laois represented as 900 healthcare and research professionals graduate from RCSI

The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland conferred a total of 889 candidates with undergraduate and postgraduate awards at four separate ceremonies over two days...

Portlaoise CBS release statement after threats written on toilet wall

St Mary's CBS Portlaoise have released a statement to allay parents fears after rumours about a possible attack on students and teachers circulated online. The...
The Portlaoise Hospital meeting could rumble on

Laois TDs’ rescheduled meeting with Minister Harris on hospital future confirmed

The details for the Laois TDs' rescheduled meeting with Minister Simon Harris on the future of Portlaoise Hospital has been confirmed. Deputies Charlie Flanagan, Sean...
Mountmellick was under siege from floods this week

People should be prioritised over fish – Cllr King

Concerns over fish and wildlife should go out the window when people’s lives are being destroyed by flooding, according to Cllr John King. The cathaoirleach...
Treacy's Bar and Restaurant received a Road Safety Authority award

Road Safety Authority award for Treacy’s Bar & Restaurant

A Laois bar and restaurant received an award at a ceremony in Croke Park yesterday. Treacy's Bar & Restaurant was honoured at the Irish Road...
All of the candidates at the Laois Young Entrepreneur Awards

In Pictures: All the winners from the Laois Young Entrepreneur ceremony

Gary Cobbe of Irish Polymer Extrusions Limited was named the Laois Young Entrepreneur of the Year at a ceremony in Killkenard yesterday. In what is the...

Charity is at the heart of this Stradbally Christmas fair

Christmas time is all about giving, and that is is exactly what the crafters in Stradbally Country Market's Christmas Fair are doing this Saturday...

“You’re forcing me to go down and paint it myself,” local councillor remarks over...

At yesterday's Portlaoise Municipal District Councillor Willie Aird said, "You're forcing me to go down and paint it myself!" in response to having his...

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