Laois News

Three towns are designated RPZs

THREE towns in Laois have been designated as rent pressure zones (RPZs). This now means that rents on residential properties in Portlaoise, Graiguecullen and Portarlington cannot increase by more than 4% per year up to the end of December 2021....

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Cancer patient among tenants waiting for house improvements

A CANCER patient is among the county council tenants left waiting for urgent house improvement works. The man has a...

Sunday, 14/07/19 - 12:59pm Read More

Donegal speaker extols virtues of homeschooling

OVER a dozen people attended a homeschooling information meeting in Treo Nua Portlaoise recently, organised by Laois homeschoolers Annette Morris...

Sunday, 14/07/19 - 10:45am Read More

Building work to commence shortly on council houses

BUILDING will start within the next few weeks on 22 new council houses in Portarlington. Contractors are due to move...

Saturday, 13/07/19 - 3:39pm Read More

Vital flood defences works won’t start for ‘quite a time yet’

A TEAM of consultants is currently being recruited for the major €3.1 million flood relief scheme for Mountmellick and Portarlington....

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Fitzmaurice Place fort protector project officially opened

THE Fitzmaurice Place Fort Protector Project was officially opened last week, which coincided with the beginning of the Portlaoise Fort Quarter Festival. The project, which was...

Saturday, 13/07/19 - 10:34am Read More

Council joins fight against soaring insurance costs

LAOIS is joining the fight against soaring insurance costs that are crippling small businesses all over the county. Laois Co...

Friday, 12/07/19 - 2:32pm Read More

No sign of new fire stations for Stradbally or Rathdowney

BADLY-needed new fire stations for Stradbally and Rathdowney are still on the back burner, despite repeated appeals. The latest meeting...

Friday, 12/07/19 - 12:30pm Read More

HSE to seek approval to convert hospital chapel into offices

THE HSE intends applying for planning permission to convert the church and Chapel of Rest on the grounds of Portlaoise...

Friday, 12/07/19 - 10:30am Read More

Dream come true for Shane

BIKERS from around many parts of Ireland converged on Portlaoise on Sunday to fulfill a dream of a terminally ill...

Thursday, 11/07/19 - 11:15am Read More

National News

People urged ‘that little bit more vigilant’ when it comes wildfires

People are being urged to be careful of wildfires over the coming days. A spell of dry weather, with moderate winds, has increased the risk of them. There was a large gorse-fire on the Roscommon/Leitrim border last night. Cathal Nolan,...

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Gardaí issue appeal for help to find missing Kerry teenager

Gardaí are asking for help to find a 16-year-old girl missing from her home in Co. Kerry. Shania Coffey was...

Monday, 15/07/19 - 8:50pm Read More

Gardaí investigating motorcyclist death in Mallow at weekend

File photo Gardaí investigating the death of a motorcyclist in Mallow on Sunday have appealed for motorists with dashcam footage...

Monday, 15/07/19 - 5:30pm Read More

Farmers urged to take be aware of all possible dangers on farms

Joe Healy, President of the IFA Farmers are being advised to consider all possible dangers when they’re out working on...

Monday, 15/07/19 - 4:50pm Read More

Siptu confirms some of its ambulance service members are to be balloted for strike action

Siptu have confirmed that its union members working in the National Ambulance Service (NAS) in Dublin, Wicklow and Kildare will...

Monday, 15/07/19 - 4:30pm Read More

‘It’s just what you do’ – Cork Lord Mayor helps passenger during mid-air medical emergency

Lord Mayor of Cork Cllr John Sheehan The Lord Mayor of Cork came to the aid of a passenger during...

Monday, 15/07/19 - 2:40pm Read More

Hundreds of mourners gather for funeral of Brendan Grace

Picture: Maxwells Hundreds of mourners have gathered outside St Nicholas of Myra Church on Francis Street in Dublin for the...

Monday, 15/07/19 - 2:30pm Read More

HSE announce ‘rapid review’ after 800 smear results not issued

– with reporting from Vivienne Clarke The HSE has announced that there will be “an immediate rapid review” into the...

Monday, 15/07/19 - 2:20pm Read More

Hundreds of complaints to transport authority over clamping without proper warning

File image Hundreds of drivers have complained to the National Transport Authority about being clamped without proper warning. It is...

Monday, 15/07/19 - 1:30pm Read More

US family hail ‘overwhelming generosity’ of Irish people after equipment and wedding footage stolen

Paul Van Bloem with his sister Anna Lisa who got married to Jeff Olsen on the Hill of Tara to...

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