Truck driver arrested after latest bridge crash in Portlaoise

By Carmel Hayes A LORRY driver was arrested for dangerous driving in Portlaoise today, after yet another crash at the notorious railway bridge on the Mountmellick Road. The road was blocked for hours after an articulated truck smashed into the...

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Small rise in Covid-19 as medical chief asks Laois to “hold firm”

By Carmel Hayes LAOIS had only a small rise in Covid-19 cases again today, as acting chief medical officer Dr Ronan Glynn asked the county to “hold firm” during partial lockdown. Of the 92 cases announced nationally this evening, fewer...

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Minister Fleming will seek “all possible supports” for Laois

By Carmel Hayes THE spike in Laois Covid-19 cases happened very quickly and that resulted in the sudden Government decision...

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Concern over Laois schools at emergency meeting

By Carmel Hayes CONCERN has been raised over serious problems facing Laois schools, with reopening due before the end of...

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New Covid cases confirmed in Durrow and Abbeyleix

By Carmel Hayes NEW Covid-19 cases have been confirmed in the Durrow and Abbeyleix areas over the past fortnight, according...

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Over 170 Garda checkpoints in ‘LOKdown’ counties

By Carmel Hayes GARDAÍ operated more than 170 Covid-19 checkpoints in Laois-Offaly and Kildare at the weekend, after semi-lockdown was...

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Pedigree puppies stolen from Laois house