Laois News

Waiting list for driving test is 29 weeks

LEARNER drivers in Laois are being forced to wait up to 29 weeks before being able to take their driving test, according to new information from the Road Safety Authority (RSA). Local Fianna Fáil TD Sean Fleming has obtained the...

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Mountrath housing estate wins all-Ireland title at Pride of Place awards

AN old yet thriving community in Mountrath has been declared ‘best housing estate in Ireland’ in the coveted Pride of...

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Thousands take to the streets to save Portlaoise hospital

THOUSANDS of people turned out in force to fight for Portlaoise hospital in the biggest demonstration seen in the town...

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€2m allocated to flood victims

AN emergency fund of almost €2 million has been set up for devastated victims of flooding in Laois. The torrential...

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Mulhall’s win top off-licence award

STAFF from Mulhall’s SuperValu in Portlaoise were delighted to attend the 25th annual Edward Dillon and Santa Rita Estates SuperValu...

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Clean-up continues after floods wreak havoc in Mountmellick and Portarlington

THE people of Mountmellick, Portarlington and surrounding areas are still cleaning up and counting the cost of the devastation caused...

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Portlaoise Hospital Crisis – No answers to so many questions

SO many questions for Dr Susan O’Reilly and the HSE, but too few answers. That was the feeling at the...

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Unfinished housing estate cannot be taken in charge until minor works are done

RESIDENTS of Spindlewood housing estate in Graiguecullen are angry and frustrated over never-ending delays in minor works. A list of...

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No-uniform day raises €260 for suicide awareness group

GENEROUS students at St Colman’s NS in Stradbally have had a busy term raising funds for important charities, including one...

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Garda chopper chases copper thieves

A GARDA helicopter swooped into Stradbally to assist a search following the discovery of a van containing a large quantity...

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National News

Gardaí seek help to find missing Dublin woman

Gardaí are asking for help to find a woman missing from her home in Dublin. 43-year-old Catherine Hughes, aka Anne Hughes, was last seen on Grove Road, Blanchardstown this morning at 11.20am. She is described as being five foot five...

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Dáil votes to join EU’s defence organisation

The Dáil has voted by 75 votes to 42 to join a new EU defence network. The European Union’s Permanent...

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Christine Keeler ’blamed and victimised for urges of men’, says son

Seymour Platt, the son of Christine Keeler, has paid tribute to his late mother, who died earlier this week aged...

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Children’s Minister details her exact position on repealing the 8th Amendment

The Children’s Minister, Katherine Zappone, says abortion without restriction should be available up to the 12th week of a pregnancy....

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UN condemns ’heinous’ sale of migrants as slaves in Libya

The UN Security Council has condemned the reported sale of African migrants into slavery in Libya as “heinous abuses of...

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Eight things to do to protect your home from burglars this Christmas

Research shows that almost half of Irish people, 45%, are living in homes with no house alarm installed. This is...

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FBI chief defends agency after Donald Trump attacks

FBI director Christopher Wray has countered strident attacks on his agency by US President Donald Trump, saying: “There is no...

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Three dead after shooting in US high school

Three people are dead after a high school shooting in New Mexico, authorities said. More to follow.

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US Senator, Al Franken, announces resignation over sexual misconduct allegations

US Senator Al Franken has announced his resignation becoming the highest ranking US politician to step down amidst growing allegations...

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Motorists urged to drive carefully as sleet and snow expected after dark

If you are heading out on the roads in the next 24 hours, watch out for snow and ice. There...

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