Undaunted Pauline vows to return

TWICE bitten but certainly not twice shy. Even after two electoral defeats within nine months, Fianna Fáil candidate Pauline Flanagan vows that she “absolutely” will be back. Speaking shortly before her elimination after the third count on Sunday night, she...

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Foróige clubs gather for regional conference

FORÓIGE members from clubs in Laois, Carlow and Kilkenny gathered at the Talbot Hotel in Graiguecullen recently for a busy day of fun, discussion, information sharing, workshops and youth elections. Laois Foróige was represented at the annual regional conference by...

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Absence of plan places more doubt on future of hospital

ONE baby was born almost every six hours in the maternity unit at Portlaoise hospital during 2019. Recent figures show...

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Human rights advocate Peadar King to launch new book in Portlaoise

“I HAVE pain when I walk. I have pain when I’m sleeping. I’m not wiser, but I’m older.” These are...

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Young fighters shine at martial arts contest

THE Mountmellick-based Laois Martial Arts club began the New Year as it ended the last … winning. Things got off...

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Objections lodged to proposed quarry near wildlife haven

PLANS for a new quarry on 8.5 hectares near Abbeyleix have brought objections from environmentalists and residents. Ten objections to...

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Top hurler Fionn wins UCD bursary

School kids in their element at STEM night