Laois driver stopped for bald tyre tests positive for cocaine

A VAN driver who was stopped because wire was protruding through a front tyre was arrested today, after testing positive for cocaine. The vehicle was stopped at a local checkpoint, operated by the Laois/Offaly Roads Policing Unit and inspectors from...

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Adult Diabetic Service needed in Portlaoise hospital says local TD

  By Joe Barrett Local Sinn Fein TD Brian Stanley has called for the appointment of a permanent full time Dietician for the Adult Diabetic Clinic at Portlaoise Hospital. Speaking in the Dáil Brian Stanley said: “Currently it is blocked...

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Laois-Offaly garda appeal after serious farm fire

LAOIS-OFFALY gardaí are appealing for information, following an arson attack at a farm near the county border. The major fire...

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Stunning style and smiles at Coláiste Íosagáin debs.

  Pick up a copy of this week’s edition of the Laois Nationalist from your local shop to see more...

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Funeral arrangements for the late Martin Fitzpatrick – Mountrath

Martin Fitzpatrick, Rushin, Mountrath passed away peacefully in Portlaoise Hospital surrounded by his loving family on Monday 29 November. Martin...

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Mother settles case over death of baby born at Portlaoise hospital

By Court Reporter A MOTHER whose baby was delivered at Portlaoise hospital but died ten months later has settled a...

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County councillors return to Laois county hall

By Ryan Dunne COUNTY councillors are back in county hall for their monthly meetings – but the advice to anyone...

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The death has taken place of Kenneth David Henderson – Portlaoise

Kenneth David Henderson, Grenville, Portlaoise Roscrea and formerly of Roscrea, Tipperary died peacefully at the Regional Tullamore Hospital on Sunday...

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Garda appeal for missing teenager

GARDAÍ have launched an appeal for a missing teenager, who was last seen early on Monday morning. They are seeking...

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Major fundraiser underway to restore ancestral home of James Fintan Lalor

By Joe Barrett A major fundraising effort is currently underway to restore the ancestral home of James Fintan Lalor to...

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Portlaoise Court: Local man charged with possessing child pornography

A Portlaoise man charged with possessing child pornography was sent forward to the February sitting of Portlaoise Circuit Court when...

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Inside this week’s Laois Nationalist

Workers at Portarlington Job Club to strike next Monday and Tuesday 6-7 December. EirGrid opened its Laois Kilkenny Community Benefit...

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The death has taken place of Patrick (Patsy) O’Connor – Mountrath

Patrick (Patsy) O’Connor, Kiln Lane, Mountrath died unexpectedly, but peacefully on Monday 29 November at the Midlands Regional Hospital Portlaoise,...

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Death of Martin Fitzpatrick, Mountrath

Martin Fitzpatrick, Rushin, Mountrath, Co Laois Martin died peacefully on Monday 29 November in Portlaoise hospital, surrounded by his loving...

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Magnificent mosaic at Portlaoise Leisure Centre

A MAGNIFICENT mosaic created by young people has been installed on the exterior of Portlaoise Leisure Centre. The beautiful artwork...

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Funeral arrangements for the late Mary Brennan (née Scully) – Mountmellick

The death took place of Mary Brennan (née Scully), Mountmellick on Sunday 28 November in the loving care of the...

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NO Name Club makes a welcome return in Portlaoise

After an absence of 20 months without physical meetings, Portlaoise No Name Club is back. Club members will meet again,...

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Emergency funding for Laois school

FUNDING has been approved for emergency works at Coláiste Íosagáin in Portarlington. The funding announced last Friday will allow work...

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Funeral arrangements for the late Phil McCann (née Holohan) – Abbeyleix

  Phil McCann (née Holohan), Balladine, Abbeyleix passed away on Sunday 28 November peacefully in the presence of her family...

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The death has been announced of Mary Brennan (née Scully) – Mountmellick

Mary Brennan (née Scully), Harbour Street, Mountmellick died, peacefully in her 96th year in the loving care of the staff...

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