See who was in Portlaoise District Court last week

A man who caused €18,147 damage to a Portlaoise hotel, which included damaging the bridal suite, came before Portlaoise District court last Thursday.   Read reports from Portlaoise District Court that was held on Thursday 8 April in next week’s...

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Fire crews battle major blaze near Mountmellick

By Carmel Hayes FIRE crews are battling a major blaze near Mountmellick tonight. The fire broke out in bogland area on the Portlaoise road late on Sunday night and quickly spread over a wide area. Units from Mountmellick and Portlaoise...

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Weekend Covid update from Portlaoise hospital

By Carmel Hayes THE number of Covid patients in Portlaoise hospital has ranged between three and five over the past...

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Laois Hire keeps its name after €11.2m buyout

THE highly successful Laois Hire business will continue trading under its own name, following its sale to a UK firm...

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Bus Éireann update as lockdown lifts

Bus Éireann issues travel guidance from Monday 12 April With changes to travel restrictions and the full resumption of education...

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Gardaí seize car in Laois village

GARDAÍ impounded a car from yet another uninsured driver in the county this morning. The latest seizure was made in...

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Weekend read: Three complaints of illegal dumping lodged with Laois County Council a day

‘It’s a blight on our communities and the problem is not going to go away’ – Councillor Ollie Clooney. ‘Fine...

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The death has taken place of Seamus (Jim) Fahy – Mountrath

Seamus (Jim) Fahy, Father O’Connor Crescent, Mountrath passed away peacefully on Saturday 10 April at the Midlands Regional Hospital Portlaoise...

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Retired Garda passes away RIP

The death has been announced of Eugene Byrne, Killeens, Wexford and late of Portlaoise On Saturday 10 April: Eugene Byrne...

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Sulky horse racing along public roads in Laois raised at meeting

‘If sulky racing is so popular then it needs to be regulated’ – Councillor Aisling Moran     By Joe...

Saturday, 10/04/21 - 4:19pm Read More

Death of Christine Maher (née Molloy), Portlaoise. RIP

Christine Maher (née Molloy), 28 Oakleaf Place, Portlaoise Beloved wife of Joseph, Christine Maher (née Molloy) of Oakleaf Place, Portlaoise,...

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Laois farmers skim €87m from Glanbia but Kilkenny scoops the cream

By Carmel Hayes DAIRY farmers in Laois skimmed €87m from Glanbia last year but their neighbours in Kilkenny scooped the...

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Laois store wins All-Star award

By Suzanne Pender WHEN it comes to furniture and flooring, a Laois business has been deemed tops in Leinster according...

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Weekend Read: Council sale of public land in Laois questioned

‘So instead of the council getting €1,125,000, we are getting €562,400 – half of what we could be getting’ –...

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Death notice of Jimmy Byrne RIP

James (Jimmy) Byrne, Knockanina, Mountrath, Co Laois (Ex Eircom) James (Jimmy) died peacefully on Friday 9 April, at the Midlands...

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Laois spends three days in Covid Top Three

By Carmel Hayes FOR the third successive day, Laois has the third highest Covid rate in Ireland but the county’s...

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Laois councillors call for increased roll-out of Covid vaccination.

‘We need to get the jab out as quickly as possible’ – Councillor Noel Tuohy   By Joe Barrett Laois...

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Community Welfare Officer in Rathdowney will be retained.

‘The people who need this service most can’t just hop in a car and travel over to Portlaoise which is...

Friday, 09/04/21 - 4:29pm Read More

Funeral arrangements for Mary (Jo) Young (née Garry)

Mary (Jo) Young (née Garry), Clonaghadoo, Mountmellick/ Clonminch, Tullamore The death has occurred of Mary (Jo) Young (née Garry) of...

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Water works start next week in Portlaoise and Abbeyleix

ESSENTIAL water mains replacement works will get underway next week in Portlaoise and Abbeyleix. The works will begin next Monday...

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