Work on protective wall at Ballyroan housing estate will start in June

WORK is due to start in June on building a protective wall behind a Ballyroan housing estate, where a 15ft drop is a danger to children. The steep incline into a drain behind the Glenbrook estate has prompted regular complaints...

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Action group still in the dark over hospital’s future

IN recent weeks, the Portlaoise Hospital Action Committee has been inundated with questions from local people regarding the hospital’s future. In a statement issued to the Laois Nationalist, the group’s PRO Eimear Holland said that “we’ve been met with concerned...

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Irresponsible drivers slammed for taking pictures of M7 blaze

FOOLISH drivers stopping to take pictures of a terrifying truck blaze near Portlaoise have been rebuked as “very dangerous and...

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Festival bosses target overseas visitors

FESTIVAL organisers from around Laois came together last week to find more ways of developing their events to attract more...

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75 top jobs on the way for Portlaoise

A CANADIAN company is bringing 75 high-quality jobs to Portlaoise. Greenfield Global Inc, one of North America’s largest alcohol and...

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Unvaccinated kids attending school is ‘bonkers’

A CONSULTANT at Portlaoise hospital has said that unvaccinated children should be banned from schools and crèches. Dr Dominic Rowley...

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