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Minister Flanagan says there is no threat to jobs at Portlaoise...

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan says there is no threat to jobs at Portlaoise Mail Centre. Earlier today, Sinn Fein TD Brian Stanley has called...

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil coalition the preferred option for Laois...

Laois TD and the current Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan says it's his preference for his party Fine Gael to go into Government with...

‘Vicious personal campaign’ didn’t deter Flanagan as he gets elected for...

Outgoing Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan says that the 'vicious personal' attacks that he was subjected to over the last number of weeks did...

ELECTED: Outgoing Minister for Justice Flanagan returned on 10th count in...

Charlie Flanagan has been elected on the 10th count in the Laois-Offaly constituency having been put over the quota by his running mate Marcella...

Election Memories: The turbulent 80s but Laois-Offaly resolutely remains Fianna Fáil...

So you think the political landscape is fragile, fractured and fragmented – well you clearly weren’t around in the 1980s. The 80s, the decade that...

On the Canvass: ‘Challenging election’ as Flanagan sets to go to...

Saturday afternoon in Portlaoise. A week to election day. It's pleasantly mild for January as Minister Charlie Flanagan parks in the Market Square in the...

2002 & 2007 Election Memories: The rise and fall of Parlon...

In the spring of 2002 Mary Harney courted farm leader Tom Parlon and won him over. She wiped the eye of Parlon’s other suitor, Michael...

Pundit Ivan Yates predicts three Fianna Fáil seats for Laois-Offaly

Pulling no punches and certainly not hedging his bets the former bookie and Fine Gael TD and Minister Ivan Yates has  predicted that his...

‘We’re still waiting’ – Portlaoise Hospital committee voice ‘extreme disappointment and...

The main local group behind the campaign to save Portlaoise Hospital have launched a scathing attack on Laois-Offaly TD and Minister for Justice Charlie...

‘If Fine Gael are returned to Government … no plans to...

With the 2020 General Election now less than two weeks away, Laois-Offaly TD and Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has said that he has...

Fine Gael rally the troops and point to their record as...

The Fine Gael faithful from across the Laois-Offaly constituency turned out in large numbers in Mountmellick last night as the party launched their General...

Delegation from Portlaoise Hospital Action Group to meet Health Minister

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan says that a group from the Portlaoise Hospital Action Group are set to meet Health Minister Simon Harris in...

Election Memories: FF leave seat behind them as Sinn Féin make...

Although joined at the hip since the birth of the nation Laois-Offaly were separated for the first time for general election purposes in 2016. Previously,...

Justice Minister Flanagan says RIC and DMP commemoration is not a...

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has released a detailed statement defending the decision to commemorate the Royal Irish Constabulary and Dublin Metropolitan Police. The statement...

New legislation on gift vouchers ‘good news’ for consumers ahead of...

New Government legislation on gift vouchers has been heralded as 'good news' for Laois consumers ahead of Christmas. Under the new laws, gift vouchers will...

Traffic feasibility study in Mountmellick welcomed

Laois/Offaly TD and Minister for Justice & Equality, Charlie Flanagan, has welcomed the commencement of a traffic assessment study in Mountmellick town. This follows approval...

€61,000 for five projects in Laois under 2019 Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure...

Laois/Offaly TD and Minister for Justice & Equality, Charlie Flanagan, has confirmed that Laois is to benefit from almost €61,000 funding for five projects...

Green light for badly needed works at Laois fire station

Laois/Offaly TD and Minister for Justice & Equality, Charlie Flanagan, has this morning announced that funding has been approved for works at Mountrath Fire...

Laois Minister to introduce ‘tagging’ and host of measures to tackle...

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has unveiled a raft of new measures to be contained in a sex offenders law. Speaking to the Irish Mirror,...

€1m funding scheme for community and voluntary groups supporting older people...

A new €1m funding scheme aimed at community and voluntary groups supporting older people in their community is now open for applications, according to...

In Pictures: Exciting new era as Bloom HQ is officially opened...

There was a real sense of pride and accomplishment in Mountrath this afternoon as the local community were joined by a host of dignitaries...

1991 Election Memories: Liam Hyland champion of rural Ireland; Cathy Honan’s...

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1999 Election Memories: The count that ended up in court as...

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Eight iconic Portlaoise structures that are no longer with us

On Wednesday, a discussion took place at the Portlaoise Municipal District meeting where Councillors reminisced about the Blue Bridge in Portlaoise. The iconic blue metal...

Call for applications for 2019 Town and Village Renewal Scheme

Funding of up to €200,000 is available for rural towns and villages across Laois through the 2019 . This is according to Laois/Offaly TD and...

Laois Minister embroiled in ‘bizarre’ drink-driving row

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan is this morning at the centre of what he himself described as a “bizarre” drink-driving row, due to comments made...

Laois Minister says returning ‘ISIS bride’ may face charges if sufficient...

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan says that efforts will be made to bring so-called 'Irish ISIS bride' Lisa Smith home from Syria - but...

Laois County Council and community groups urged to work together to...

Laois/Offaly TD and Minster for Justice & Equality, Charlie Flanagan has urged Laois County Council and local communities to work together on proposals for...

Election Diary: International Women’s Day, school visit and calls for electoral...

It is less than three months until the Elections and our third Election Diary is now here. We look at the latest political pieces as...

Public information session on ‘ambitious’ national heritage plan to be held...

A public information session on the new national heritage plan will be held on the 7th and 15th of February in Portlaoise. Speaking this morning...