Garda Commissioner says Portlaoise HQ is a top priority

By Carmel Hayes GARDA Commissioner Drew Harris has said that the €24m Garda Divisional Headquarters planned for Portlaoise is one of his top priorities. Ireland’s most senior garda gave the commitment this afternoon, as he attended a Laois Joint Policing...

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THE FUNERAL ARRANGMENTS FOR BRENDAN O’BRIEN, PORTLAOISE

The death has occurred of Brendan O’Brien Millview and formerly of Dr Muphhy Place, Portlaoise, Laois Predeceased by his parents Michael and Margaret, sisters Theresa, Sheila, Derdire (Flanagan) & brothers Paddy and Michael. Deeply regretted by his loving family Rita...

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Funeral held for teenager killed in equestrian accident

Sarah Slater Summer sunshine belied the sadness that engulfed a small rural church on Monday as the family of a...

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Call for installation of security cameras at Portlaoise cemetery

  The main entrance to St Peter and Paul’s Cemetery, PortlaoiseIN a sad sign of the times, local councillors have...

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The death has been announced of Brigid (Babe) Duggan (née Kenny), Durrow

The death has occurred of Brigid (Babe) Duggan (née Kenny) Tubberboe, Durrow, Laois Peacefully, at her residence, surrounded by her...

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The death has been announced of Brendan O’ Brien, Portlaoise

The death has occurred of Brendan O’ Brien Formerly of Millview, Portlaoise, Laois Brendan’s funeral arrangements will be announced, later.

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Council to consider extra parking spots for disabled drivers

  By Ryan Dunne LAOIS County Council will consider installing additional disabled parking spaces in Portlaoise, with a commitment to...

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Portlaoise girl’s fund in memory of her dad reaches €3,335

By Carmel Hayes AN inspirational Portlaoise schoolgirl, who cut her beautiful long hair in memory of her beloved dad, has...

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Unvaccinated should carry out ‘risk assessment’ before travel, HSE chief says

Vivienne Clarke Those who are unvaccinated should carry out a “personal risk assessment” before travelling abroad this summer, according to...

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Portlaoise gets over half of €490k Laois outdoor dining fund

PORTLAOISE will get over half the €490k grant awarded to Laois for improvement of outdoor spaces this year. The county’s...

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Ireland’s ‘top cop’ attends Laois crime and policing meeting

By Carmel Hayes IRELAND’S “top cop” will address a meeting of the Laois Joint Policing Committee (JPC) tomorrow, when community...

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Employers caught breaching Laois workers’ rights

By Carmel Hayes THE number of employers caught breaching workers’ rights doubled in Laois within a year, according to figures...

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Young people in Laois unleash creative spirits

By Carmel Hayes URBAN dance, bodhrán workshops, drama and a make-up masterclass were just some of the vibrant and varied...

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Sybil Byrne was a highly respected member of the Church of Ireland community

  SYBIL Byrne, Mayo House, Crettyard, Co Laois, who passed away peacefully in the loving care of the Intensive Care...

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The death has been announced of Ciaran Orange, Portarlington

The death has occurred of Ciaran Orange Canal Road, Portarlington, Laois   Peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving...

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Laois insurance company expands into the west

  Campion Insurance, one of Ireland’s leading insurance brokers with an office in Laois has expanded its footprint into Galway...

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Empathy and kindness bring friendship and love

  THE movie The Elephant Man tells the true story of John Merrick. Merrick was born in the slums of England...

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Voting closes tomorrow: Young Laois artist shortlisted for national competition

  Lily-Anne’s artwork FIFTEEN-YEAR-OLD Lily-Anne Craven from Ballylinan has been shortlited for an art competition that called for young Irish...

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Kind Laois barber gives free haircuts to the homeless

By Carmel Hayes A KIND Laois barber showed he was a cut above the rest by giving free haircuts to...

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Mother of teen killed in horse riding accident asks people to ‘live and laugh’ in her memory

Sarah Slater The mother of a teenage girl who died following an accident at an equestrian centre has said her...

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