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Laois County Councillors Conor Bergin, Paddy Bracken and Ollie Clooney clashed over the allocation of funding for local roads

War of words as councillors do battle over Camross roads

It's not unusual for a local council meeting to develop into a row over roads - but at this week's Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick District meeting the...

Murder arrest man released without charge as investigation into disappearance of Laois man continues

Gardai, investigating the disappearance of a Laois man, have released without charge a man that they had arrested on suspicion of murder. Gardai, who are...

Laois teacher wins prestigious scholarship to complete masters in United States

A Laois primary school teacher will be heading to the USA later this year to study a masters after being awarded a prestigious scholarship. Miriam...

Laois turf cutters ‘can’t be left in the cold’ says Sinn Fein TD

Laois turf cutters cannot 'be left in the cold' this year - Sinn Fein TD Brian Stanley says. The Laois TD says that they are...
Mountmellick was under siege from floods this week

Consultation on Mountmellick Fllod Relief Scheme opens as local TD urges ‘no delay’

An online public consultation on the proposed Mountmellick flood relief scheme, which runs from 6pm today until May 3, has now opened. The town was...

Coronavirus: Eight further deaths and 309 new cases – as Level 3 anticipated in...

There have been eight further Coronavirus-related deaths and 309 new cases, according to figures released by the health authorities today. Of the deaths reported today,...

Laois woman appointed to top financial role with Ireland’s largest hotel group

Laois woman Carol Phelan has been appointed as the new Chief Financial Officer with the Dalata Hotel Group, the country's largest hotel operator who...
Castletown Sports Field Fundraiser

Castletown community committee selling lotto syndicate tickets as they continue to develop sports field...

Castletown Community Sports Field Committee are currently selling tickets for their fundraiser 'Euromillions Lotto Syndicate'. They are asking people to buy in to their syndicate...

Man arrested on suspicion of murder of missing Portlaoise man

Gardai, investigating the disappearance of a Laois man, have arrested a man on suspicion of murder. Gardai, who are investigating the disappearance of William Delaney,...

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Man arrested on suspicion of murder of missing Portlaoise man

Gardai, investigating the disappearance of a Laois man, have arrested a man on suspicion of murder. Gardai, who are investigating the disappearance of William Delaney,...

New Laois county councillor confirmed as Fine Gael fill vacancy

A new councillor will be officially co-opted to Laois County Council later this month after Fine Gael today completed the process of electing a...

€250,000 Lotto winner in Laois as €12.7 million jackpot won in Kilkenny

It was a huge night for National Lottery players last night as a massive amount of prizes were given away. One Laois players is a...

IT business Nostra – which has strong Laois links and an office in Mountmellick...

Nostra, one of Ireland’s leading Managed IT Service Providers, founded by Laois man Kevin O'Loughlin and with an office in Mountmellick, have announced they...

Meet the amazing Laois mam in the running for a prestigious annual award

This Laois mammy is in the running for a prestigious annual award - having already scooped the April edition. Portlaoise native Louise Lynam was recently...

Increase in funding for home support in Laois and midlands

There has been a 44% increase in funding for home support services right across the Midlands, including Laois. There has been an extra allocation of...

Cocaine, cannabis and ketamine most prevalent among drug drivers in Laois

Cocaine, cannabis and ketamine tend to be the substances most likely to be found in samples provided by drug drivers in Laois. Chief Superintendent John...

All you need to know as the HSE opens online vaccine portal for those...

The HSE has confirmed details of the next group of people to be offered COVID-19 vaccines and introduced the COVID-19 online registration system. Over the...

Coronavirus: 12 further deaths and 431 new cases – as Ireland to receive extra...

There have been 12 further Coronavirus-related deaths and 431 new cases, according to figures released by the health authorities today. Of the deaths reported today,...

‘No Carlow land’ left in Graiguecullen as 75 remain on the housing waiting list

Carlow County Council say they have no land remaining for the construction of houses in the Graiguecullen area as 75 people remain on the...

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