Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Read about:

  • Mass Covid tests continue on over 800 inmates in the Midlands Prison in Portlaoise, after a number of inmates tested positive for the virus last week.
  • Mental health awareness teddy bear thefts in Portarlington provokes online backlash.
  • A new volunteer befriending programme to be introduced in Laois to facilitate the integration of Syrian families in their new communities and hometowns.
  • Memories are made of this – A pictorial look back on the Arles ICA centenary birthday celebrations in 2010.
  • Six public and private swimming pools in Laois receive a total of €72,000 to help them through the lockdown.
  • A filmmaker from The Swan has been shortlisted for a national competition with a prize fund of €150,000.
  • Reports from last Thursday’s sitting of Portlaoise District Court.
  • All the local news from our correspondents in your town or village.

More on these stories and other news, views, features and photos from around the county in today’s Laois Nationalist available in all local newsagents from Tuesday 23 February or online here

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