Fire crews battle major blaze near Mountmellick

By Carmel Hayes FIRE crews are battling a major blaze near Mountmellick tonight. The fire broke out in bogland area on the Portlaoise road late on Sunday night and quickly spread over a wide area. Units from Mountmellick and Portlaoise...

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Weekend Covid update from Portlaoise hospital

By Carmel Hayes THE number of Covid patients in Portlaoise hospital has ranged between three and five over the past few days. Four patients were hospitalised with the virus in Portlaoise last night but none required critical care in ICU....

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Laois Hire keeps its name after €11.2m buyout

THE highly successful Laois Hire business will continue trading under its own name, following its sale to a UK firm...

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Bus Éireann update as lockdown lifts

Bus Éireann issues travel guidance from Monday 12 April With changes to travel restrictions and the full resumption of education...

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Gardaí seize car in Laois village

GARDAÍ impounded a car from yet another uninsured driver in the county this morning. The latest seizure was made in...

Sunday, 11/04/21 - 3:04pm Read More

Retired Garda passes away RIP

The death has been announced of Eugene Byrne, Killeens, Wexford and late of Portlaoise On Saturday 10 April: Eugene Byrne...

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