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 Place awards. Kiln Lane has been crowned all-Ireland champion after winning over judges with its exceptional community spirit and commitment....

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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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Man recovers from vicious attack by marauding youths in Ballylinan

A MIDDLE-AGED man’s eye socket and ankle were broken in a shocking attack by up to 15 youths in Ballylinan....

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Two schools shortlisted for national art title

LEGO characters and a fingerprint helped two Laois schools win county awards in a prestigious national art competition. Sandy Lane...

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Bright young wordsmith is resident poet in Laois

ONE of Ireland’s youngest and most innovative performance poets is the first spoken word resident in Laois. Stephen James Smith...

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Crackdown on roving gangs

ARMED garda checkpoints are operating across Laois as a major crackdown begins on roving criminal gangs. The checkpoints were mounted...

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Delaney to launch first poetry book in Dunamaise

DAVID Delaney is set to launch his first book of poetry, Reaching Eden, on Friday 1 December in the Dunamaise...

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Local lotto players on a winning streak

A GAELIC football coach has joked that he plans to buy a goat after winning €42,000 on the Winning Streak game...

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Emma on her soapbox on ‘Brexit’

MOUNTMELLICK library was host to the Europe Direct Soapbox competition, where students had their say on Brexit on Wednesday 25...

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Major haul of stolen power tools recovered by gardaí

A MAJOR haul of stolen power tools and equipment worth tens of thousands of euros has been seized by gardaí...

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Skydive pair raise €1.4k for their niece

EMMA Knowles from Laois and her friend Ken Maher recently took part in a skydive for the Jack and Jill...

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CIE slammed over railway track at Fr Browne Avenue

EIGHT years on and still there’s no progress on laying a footpath over a short stretch of railway track at...

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