Truck driver arrested after latest bridge crash in Portlaoise

By Carmel Hayes A LORRY driver was arrested for dangerous driving in Portlaoise today, after yet another crash at the notorious railway bridge on the Mountmellick Road. The road was blocked for hours after an articulated truck smashed into the...

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Small rise in Covid-19 as medical chief asks Laois to “hold firm”

By Carmel Hayes LAOIS had only a small rise in Covid-19 cases again today, as acting chief medical officer Dr Ronan Glynn asked the county to “hold firm” during partial lockdown. Of the 92 cases announced nationally this evening, fewer...

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Today’s Death Notices in Laois

The death has occurred of Mary Brady (née Graham) Ash Trees, Stradbally, Laois The late Mary Brady (neé Graham) Formerly...

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Minister Fleming will seek “all possible supports” for Laois

By Carmel Hayes THE spike in Laois Covid-19 cases happened very quickly and that resulted in the sudden Government decision...

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Concern over Laois schools at emergency meeting

By Carmel Hayes CONCERN has been raised over serious problems facing Laois schools, with reopening due before the end of...

Thursday, 13/08/20 - 1:54pm Read More

Oh, No…Not Again!

Photo: Joe Barrett

Thursday, 13/08/20 - 1:24pm Read More

New Covid cases confirmed in Durrow and Abbeyleix

By Carmel Hayes NEW Covid-19 cases have been confirmed in the Durrow and Abbeyleix areas over the past fortnight, according...

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What’s Planned For Your Area

By Chris Fingleton Aidan and Maria Donovan, permission sought to retain raised ridge height on dwelling house with attic conversion...

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Over 170 Garda checkpoints in ‘LOKdown’ counties

By Carmel Hayes GARDAÍ operated more than 170 Covid-19 checkpoints in Laois-Offaly and Kildare at the weekend, after semi-lockdown was...

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Appeal to Portarlington customers to conserve water

IRISH Water and Laois Co Council have appealed to customers in Portarlington to conserve water, where possible, during night-time water...

Thursday, 13/08/20 - 10:36am Read More

Lockdown Laois has no new Covid cases again today

By Carmel Hayes LOCKDOWN Laois has recorded another clear day in the ongoing battle against Covid-19. There were no new...

Wednesday, 12/08/20 - 8:20pm Read More

Minister Fleming calls for ‘buffer zones’ in two Laois towns

By Carmel Hayes LAOIS TD and Minister of State Seán Fleming has called for ‘buffer zones’ in two local towns...

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Gardaí welcome justice for slain colleague

Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe, who was fatally shot in Bellurgan (near Jenkinstown, County Louth) on 25 January 2013 during a...

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Park/Ratheniska and Timahoe clubs are on the road to normality after Covid shutdown

By Denis J. Croke Park/Ratheniska and Timahoe have hopefully taken the first steps in a return to normality. After ceasing...

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Covid-19 committee to hold special session on ‘LOKdown’

By Carmel Hayes A SPECIAL session of the Oireachtas Covid-19 Committee will sit tomorrow, to discuss the partial lockdown imposed...

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Rathdowney NS to be used as new FETC

  The former Rathdowney National School is to be used as a Further Education and Training Centre By Chris Fingleton...

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Twitter storm as media moves Covid meat plant to “Timahoe, Co Laois”

By Carmel Hayes A FURORE has erupted on Twitter, after some national media moved a Covid-19 Kildare meat factory into...

Wednesday, 12/08/20 - 12:26pm Read More

Aaron Brady guilty of capital murder of Det Adrian Donohoe

By Eoin Reynolds Aaron Brady has been found guilty of the capital murder of Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe by a...

Wednesday, 12/08/20 - 12:20pm Read More

Senators receive expenses for April and May, period when Seanad was closed

Senators have been awarded expenses for April and May of this year, despite the fact the Seanad was closed at...

Wednesday, 12/08/20 - 10:40am Read More

Today’s Death Notices in Laois

The death has occurred of Kathleen CASEY (née Bentley) Mountrath, Laois / Arklow, Wicklow Kathleen Casey, (née Bentley), S.R.N. S.C.M....

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