The death has occurred of Brian McElroy, Kilcruise, Wolfhill, Laois

The death has occurred of Brian McElroy, Kilcruise, Wolfhill, Laois     Peacefully, in the loving care of the staff of St. Vincent’s Hospital, Athy. Deeply regretted by his loving wife Peggy, children Brian, Paul, Fiona, Seán and Anthony, brothers...

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Midlands search stood down after sad discovery of body

THE search for a missing midlands man has been stood down, following the sad discovery of a body. Gardaí confirmed shortly before 5pm today that the search for Martin O’Connor (32) has ended, after he was located deceased. Martin had...

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Family presents €5.5k to Laois Hospice in memory of Andy O’Connor

THE first Andy O’Connor memorial run raised an extraordinary €5,500 for an invaluable cause. It was a very special and...

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What the regional papers say: Rocketing rents and a decades-long search for a missing sister

Rocketing rents, a frustrated judge, defective council housing and a decades-long search for a missing sister all feature on the...

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The death has occurred of Theresa Tynan (née Larkin), The Old Road, Ballydavis, Portlaoise, Laois

The death has occurred of Theresa Tynan (née Larkin), The Old Road, Ballydavis, Portlaoise, Laois     Theresa Tynan, The...

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Man relieved himself in doorway

    A MAN who relieved himself in a doorway was ordered to pay €200 to the property owner when...

Tuesday, 17/05/22 - 2:12pm Read More

Five entry points restored at Emo Court

  (Above: The Laois Nationalist front page on 26 April 2022) FIVE entry points have been restored at Emo Court...

Tuesday, 17/05/22 - 1:32pm Read More

Laois-Offaly garda appeal for missing man (32)

LAOIS-OFFALY gardaí have launched an appeal for a  32-year-old man, who has been missing for the past two days. They...

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Barrowhouse ambush to be commemorated with memorial monument

      FINAL preparations are being put in place to commemorate the centenary of the Barrowhouse ambush by unveiling...

Tuesday, 17/05/22 - 12:00pm Read More

Bike thieves in the frame in Abbeyleix

GARDAÍ will run a Bike Theft Prevention information stand beside Abbeyleix library this Thursday 19 May, from 4pm-6pm. Along with...

Tuesday, 17/05/22 - 11:46am Read More

Gardaí investigate three-car crash in Laois

A SERIOUS three-car crash in Laois last night is being investigated by gardaí. The busy N80 road between Portlaoise and...

Tuesday, 17/05/22 - 10:57am Read More

Ballyroan and Abbeyleix First Holy Communion Day

          See our four-page spread of First Holy Communion Day in Ballyroan and Abbeyleix in this...

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The death has occurred of Ted Lewis Oaklawn, Portlaoise, Laois

The death has occurred of Ted Lewis Oaklawn, Portlaoise, Laois       Lewis (Ted) passed away, peacefully, after a...

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The death has occurred of Sean Payne, Emmett Terrace, Mountmellick, Laois

The death has occurred of Sean Payne Emmett Terrace, Mountmellick, Laois       Sean Payne, Neasden, London and formerly...

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In this week’s Laois Nationalist

    * Visiting judge says defendants know more English than we know ourselves   * Teenager with broken leg...

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Karen Harrington found guilty of murder of two-year-old Santina Cawley

Olivia Kelleher A woman has been found guilty of the murder of a two-year-old girl in Cork who sustained 53...

Monday, 16/05/22 - 5:06pm Read More

Missing girl found safe after 11 days

A 16-year-old girl who was missing for 11 days has been located, following a garda appeal. Gardaí said that Khadijah...

Monday, 16/05/22 - 3:17pm Read More

The death has occurred of Margaret Whelan (née Dowling) – Emo

Margaret Whelan (née Dowling), Morette, Emo passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Sunday 15 May....

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Laois heart transplant mum helps launch Run for a Life

By Carmel Hayes A YOUNG Laois mother, whose life was saved by a heart transplant, has helped launch a vital...

Monday, 16/05/22 - 2:06pm Read More

Ballyroan wastewater treatment plant set for upgrade

  By Joe Barrett   Subject to planning being approved Irish Water is set to commence upgrading the wastewater treatment...

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