Portlaoise residents had to travel 7kms to vote in elections

PORTLAOISE residents who live less than 100 metres from a polling station had to travel more than seven kilometres to cast their vote in the recent local elections. That was what cllr Caroline Dwane Stanley told a recent meeting of...

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Work to begin on two new council houses in Portlaoise

A BUILDING contractor has been appointed to construct two new council houses on the site of a derelict property in Portlaoise, following the withdrawal of another builder. Construction is due to start this week on the site of a derelict...

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Top comic June is over the moon with her furr-ever friend

A DOG that was cruelly dumped in a skip in Portlaoise has found her furr-ever home with the queen of...

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Talented Clióna into finals of song contest as Gaeilge

A BEAUTIFUL song about heartbreak has brought a Laois teenager into the finals of a national song contest. Sixth-year student...

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Council action was a bridge too far for angry residents

THE ownership of a bridge in Portlaoise was the subject of debate at a recent meeting of the local municipal...

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Imitation gun found on hospital grounds

A REPLICA handgun was discovered in the grounds of Portlaoise hospital last Wednesday (9 October). An eyewitness told the Laois...

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Just 45% of council rent is spent on house maintenance

JUST 45% of the rent paid by council tenants is used for maintenance, repair and improvement of their homes. The...

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Laois firms celebrate sweet success at the Food Oscars

CHOCOLATE, cake and an exotic Wasabi dip helped Laois rise to the top at the national food awards. Four food...

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Reduction in crime rate for Co Laois

FIGURES released by the gardaí at yesterday’s (Monday) Joint Policing Committee (JPC) meeting show that 3,440 crimes were reported in...

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Councillor slams mental health service

AT the October meeting of Laois County Council, cllr Mary Sweeney called on the minister for health to address reduced...

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Applefest celebration pays homage to autumn

THE season of mists and mellow fruitfulness welcomed families and friends to the annual Abbeyleix Applefest, which was held under...

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Parents concerned about child safety at Port school

CONCERN is growing about school children’s safety during drop-off and pick-up times at Station Road in Portarlington The issue was...

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Roundabout debate comes full circle

MORE than 18 years after three roundabouts were suggested for the Mountmellick Road in Portlaoise, the topic came up for...

Sunday, 13/10/19 - 3:30pm Read More

Unfinished road poses real danger for pedestrians

DANGER and disruption during construction of the much-delayed southern circular road in Portlaoise have been strongly criticised in county hall....

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Hospital hosts special event for breastfeeding week

AS part of National Breastfeeding Week (1-7 October), Portlaoise hospital hosted an afternoon for local mums and babies. At the...

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New support group for families affected by brain injury

A NEW support group for families affected by brain injuries is being set up in Laois. Acquired Brain Injury Ireland...

Saturday, 12/10/19 - 3:28pm Read More

Tillage farmers protest at Glanbia plant for better prices

MEMBERS of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) grain committee have vowed to continue their protest at the gates of Glanbia’s...

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Laois pubs vie for national titles

By Joe Barrett GLASSES were raised in two Laois pubs last week after both qualified for the national finals of...

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Watchorne’s supermarket scoops top Londis award

EDEL Watchorne from Watchorne’s Londis supermarket in Mountmellick scooped a prestigious award last week. The annual Londis Retailing Excellence Awards...

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Red letter day for Timahoe NS as minister opens new extension

A HISTORIC day was celebrated at Timahoe NS last Friday as justice minister Charlie Flanagan officially opened a bright new...

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