The death has been announced of Mary Kinsella

Mary Kinsella, Ballylehane, Ballylinan died peacefully earlier today Monday 23 November in the loving care of the nurses and staff of Saint Vincent’s Community Hospital, Mountmellick. Mary is predeceased by her father Martin, mother Margaret and brother Martin. May She...

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Covid in Laois – Monday update

By Carmel Hayes LAOIS still has the second lowest rate of Covid-19 in Ireland. For the second day in a row, Laois comes 25th out of the 26 counties in terms of virus incidence. Only Wexford has a lower rate....

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Portlaoise hospital is Covid-free for first time in months

By Carmel Hayes PORTLAOISE hospital has no patients with a Covid-19 infection, for the first time since early September. The...

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New Government Brexit loan scheme for businesses in Laois

‘Businesses across Laois can apply through their Local Enterprise Office Network or can apply directly to Microfinance Ireland (MFI)’ –...

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Garda checkpoints coming to town to catch Christmas tree thieves

Vivienne Clarke Garda superintendent Declan McCarthy has told of how Garda checkpoints along with air support and armed support units...

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Nice fixer-upper in Laois for just 50 grand

  This mid-terrace two storey two-bedroom house is guiding at auction for just €50,000. Located at Lower Church Street in...

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Reports from Portlaoise District Court

Read about what happened at Portlaoise District Court to the self employed haulage driver who crashed his over height lorry...

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Laois heritage projects share €155,000 fund

NINE heritage projects in Laois have been granted €155,000 to help them protect valuable buildings in the county. Historic Tinakill...

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The death has been announced of Angela Hughes, Portlaoise

The death has occurred of Angela Hughes Newpark, Laois / Farnanes, Cork The late Angela Hughes Angela Hughes, Newpark,. Portlaoise...

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Remembrance Christmas tree for Crettyard

By Joe Barrett A ray of light will shine down on Newtown Cross on Saturday 12 December when Crettyard Ladies...

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837 assaults on Gardaí in first 10 months of 2020

Digital Desk Staff There were 837 assaults on Gardaí in the first 10 months of this year. There are likely...

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The death has been announced of Michael Shanahan – Wolfhill

    The death has occurred of Michael Shanahan, Ballylehane Upper, Wolfhill and formerly of Leap, Cork Michael was the...

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Ill-Eagle activity on the M7 at Portlaoise

  A hawk-eyed student Garda Shane O Brien flew into action yesterday afternoon when he came across a Buzzard along...

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Former Rosenallis resident releases new book

JOURNALIST, columnist and author Jim O’Brien is no stranger to Laois, having lived in Rosenallis for 13 years between 1999...

Sunday, 22/11/20 - 10:58pm Read More

Man (27) charged with headlock sex assault

A MAN who allegedly put a woman into a headlock before sexually assaulting her appeared at Portlaoise District Court last...

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Two Laois nuns are mourned RIP

Sr. Eileen Pender Mountmellick, Laois / Kilcock, Kildare / Ballinasloe, Galway On Friday, 20 November. Sr Eileen Pender, Presentation Sisters,...

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Portlaoise hotel thief drank ‘the devil’s blood’

A PORTLAOISE man claimed he had no recollection of breaking a locked door at a local hotel and stealing property,...

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85-year-old rescued in Slieve Blooms forest

EMERGENCY crews came to the rescue of an 85-year-old man today, after he collapsed while walking in the Slieve Blooms....

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Laois emergency teams rescue walker in Slieve Blooms

EMERGENCY crews from across Laois came to the rescue of an elderly man out walking in the Slieve Blooms today....

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Today’s Covid figures in Laois

FIVE new Covid-19 cases were confirmed in Laois today. The county’s 14-day virus incidence is now 80.3 per 100,000 people,...

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