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Don't troll politicians, get out and vote

Do you want to be the hurler on the ditch who gives out in the pub or trolls on some social media platform over politicians and all that you think is wrong with them?

Fair enough. It is a relatively free country where democracy didn't come cheap. People died so that we have the right to

yesterday 21:52
Portlaoise Municipal District election candidate form guide and prediction

On the Ballot Paper

Timothy Adejumo - Non-party

An Irish citizen, born in Nigeria who speaks Polish should have a chance in a diverse Portlaoise. Turning diversity into votes is a different matter.

Willie Aird - Fine Gael

A consistent poll topper, Willie Aird’s

yesterday 18:43
Borris-in-Ossory Mountmellick Municipal District election andidate form guide and prediction

On the Ballot Paper

Conor Bergin - Fine Gael

New to the elections as a candidate but not to politics given his Charlie Flanagan links this is the type of candidate who would benefit from a Fine Gael wave and Borris to back him.

Paddy Bracken - Fianna Fáil

First

yesterday 17:40
Attanagh men on probation after being aggressive outside pub

Two Attanagh men who were aggressive outside a Durrow pub and had to be arrested have been given the benefit of the probation act having made a charitable donation to the court poor box.

At last week's sitting of Portlaoise District Court, Seamus Fitzpatrick (20), Carragh Stud,

yesterday 11:22
Laois shopkeeper having nightmares over Post Office move

A Laois shop owner is literally having nightmares about the imminent move of the Post Office out of the town centre.

Assumpta Gorman runs O'Gorman's newsagents with her family close to Mountmellick Post Office and said she is having nightmares about what the future now

yesterday 10:19
Portarlington Graiguecullen Municipal District election form guide and prediction

On the Ballot Paper

Eoin Barry - Labour Party

Laois Labour bucked the trend when Noel Tuohy won a Portlaoise seat in 2014. Eoin Barry is the new kid on the block. A big vote in Graigue / Killeshin base could give him a chance.

Ben Brennan - Non-party

From The Fianna

2019-05-22 22:40
Laois ELECTION facts AT A GLANCE

ELECTORATE LAOIS

62,965 VOTERS

Portlaoise Municipal District

21,810 VOTERS 7 seats 16 candidates

Portarlington / Graiguecullen Municipal District

20,451 VOTERS 6 seats 9 candidates

Borris-in-Ossory / Mountmellick Municipal District

20,704 VOTERS 6 seats

2019-05-22 21:37
Durrow man charged with assault

A Durrow man has been charged in connection with a melee on Portlaoise Main Street.

Eoin O’Connor (19) Cappanellan, Durrow, was charged with section 3 assault, at Main Street, Portlaoise, on October 27 last year.

Sgt JJ Kirby gave evidence there was a melee on the Main Street

2019-05-22 19:31
Alleged sexual assault in Laois

A 26-year-old woman residing at a healthcare facility has been charged with sexually assaulting a female member of staff.

The woman, who cannot be named, was charged at last week's Portlaoise District Court with assault, and sexual assault, on September 18 last year, at a location in

2019-05-22 17:25
Electric Picnic robber broke into tents and disturbed family

A Portlaoise man who disturbed a sleeping family by breaking into their tent at the Electric Picnic and stealing their property has been jailed for ten months.

At last week's district court, Kenneth Kelly (31), 22 O’Moore Place, Portlaoise, was charged with a number of counts of

2019-05-22 15:19
Aran Island beauty may keep man off the drink

The natural beauty of the Aran Islands may be just the thing to keep an alcoholic off the drink, according to Judge Catherine Staines.

Her remarks came during the case of Tomasz Kosowski (42), Apt 3, Block 1, Fielbrook, Portlaoise, charged with being intoxicated in public, on April 23, and

2019-05-22 13:13
Solicitors 'at the heart of local communities' says Laois lawyer

More than 100 solicitors from the midlands attended the Midland General Practice Update 2019 in the Midlands Park Hotel Portlaoise last week.

It was organised by the Law Society Finuas Skillnet in association with Laois Solicitors’ Association, Kildare Bar Association, Midland Bar

2019-05-21 22:19
Compromise urged by Hospice Foundation over midlands hospice plan

The Irish Hospice Foundation has urged compromise and appealed to stakeholders to find common ground over the building of a hospice centre in Tullamore.

However, the foundation declined to comment on confirmation from the HSE that State funds will not be used to build such a unit. The HSE

2019-05-18 19:46
Portlaoise man stole €5k of tools

A Portlaoise man appealing a six-month sentence for stealing over €5,000 of tools has had his case adjourned to June, on condition he engages with ongoing treatment for his addiction issues and pays compensation.

Before Portlaoise Circuit Court was Jason Brophy (23), Clonroosk View,

2019-05-18 17:40
Danish embassy honour for Kildare war hero Joe Woods

On May 8 on the 74th anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE) Day, Mr Martin Ellehøj, Minister Counsellor, Deputy Head of Mission and Ms Line Lehmann Lin of the Royal Danish Embassy in Ireland presented the Danish Liberation Memorial Silver Medal to 98-year-old WW2 veteran Mr Joe Woods, late

2019-05-18 08:13
Ballyroan Vintage gets revved for up its 29th Rally

The 29th Annual Ballyroan Vintage Rally takes place this Sunday, May 19.

This year promises to bring a great day out for all the family.

There will be lots of vintage cars and tractors for vintage enthusiasts. The organisers are delighted to say the threshing will be returning this

2019-05-17 18:34
Daily News
Two year ban for Portlaoise man's no insurance

A Portlaoise man has been put off the road for driving with no insurance.

Sean Brennan (29), Rathevan, Portlaoise, was last week charged with no licence or insurance, at the Dublin Road, Portlaoise, on April 7 last.

Sgt JJ Kirby gave evidence that the accused had 12 previous

today 15:43
Mountmellick woman put off the road for four years

A Mountmellick woman has been given a suspended sentence for her third no insurance conviction.

At last week's sitting of the district court in Portlaoise was Melissa McInerney (28), with an address at 39 Silverglen, Mountmellick, charged with no licence or insurance, at Colliers Lane,

today 11:31
Lodge vote is the key to unlocking a Portlaoise seat

The shadow of the late Jerry Lodge looms over the Portlaoise District and people who voted for him for a half century will have a say in the outcome of the big vote.

The passing of the Fianna Fáil councillor left a void that has already caused a row and resignation from the party

yesterday 21:52
What you will be voting on in the divorce referendum

Apart from the two elections, you will also be asked to vote on a proposal to change the Constitution of Ireland in relation to divorce.

The Referendum Commission says the proposal is about two issues relating to divorce, namely how long people must be living apart before applying for a

yesterday 21:52
Big Ireland South Euro field will come down to just a few serious contenders

Ireland South stretches over 350km from the Dingle peninsula north east to Bray, taking in the counties of Carlow, Clare, Cork, Kerry, Kilkenny, Tipperary, Wexford, Wicklow, Limerick, Waterford and now Laois and Offaly.

The four seater is now a five seater in this election because the UK

yesterday 21:52
ELECTION RECKONING FOR VOTERS AND CANDIDATES IN LAOIS

Weeks of knocking on doors and shaking hands end this Friday when the voters take over the democratic process in Laois.

An electorate of about 60,000 eligible voters stands between 39 candidates and the holy grail of public office.

Fianna Fáil leads the way with 11 candidates

yesterday 21:52
Laois candidates must tame beast of electoral area

Borris-in-Ossory Mountmellick electoral area is the largest in the county, encompassing an area from Kyle South to Cappalough in the very north. It's a huge swathe of rural hinterland, dotted with towns and villages and the one big urban centre of Mountmellick.

The electoral area is

yesterday 18:43
Laois man charged with sexually exploiting child

A book of evidence has been served on a middle-aged Stradbally man who allegedly propositioned a youth for sex.

At last week’s sitting of Portlaoise District Court, Liam Byrne (56), 1 Church Avenue, Stradbally, was charged with the sexual exploitation of a child, between June 29, 2017,

yesterday 15:34
Latest news from Portlaoise
today 15:43 Two year ban for Portlaoise man's no insurance
today 11:31 Mountmellick woman put off the road for four years
yesterday 21:52 Lodge vote is the key to unlocking a Portlaoise seat
yesterday 21:52 What you will be voting on in the divorce referendum
yesterday 21:52 Big Ireland South Euro field will come down to just a few serious contenders
yesterday 21:52 ELECTION RECKONING FOR VOTERS AND CANDIDATES IN LAOIS
yesterday 21:52 Don't troll politicians, get out and vote
yesterday 18:43 Laois candidates must tame beast of electoral area
yesterday 18:43 Portlaoise Municipal District election candidate form guide and prediction
yesterday 17:40 Borris-in-Ossory Mountmellick Municipal District election andidate form guide and prediction
yesterday 15:34 Laois man charged with sexually exploiting child
yesterday 13:28 Laois gardaí seize €10k believed to be proceeds of crime
yesterday 11:22 Attanagh men on probation after being aggressive outside pub
yesterday 10:19 Laois shopkeeper having nightmares over Post Office move
2019-05-22 22:40 Portarlington Graiguecullen Municipal District election form guide and prediction
2019-05-22 21:37 Laois ELECTION facts AT A GLANCE
2019-05-22 19:31 Portarlington Graiguecullen area hit by election disinterest
2019-05-22 19:31 Durrow man charged with assault
2019-05-22 17:25 Alleged sexual assault in Laois
2019-05-22 15:19 Electric Picnic robber broke into tents and disturbed family
2019-05-22 13:13 Aran Island beauty may keep man off the drink
2019-05-21 22:19 Solicitors 'at the heart of local communities' says Laois lawyer
2019-05-21 10:10 Poll: Should Ireland decriminalise the possession of drugs for personal use?
2019-05-18 19:46 Compromise urged by Hospice Foundation over midlands hospice plan
2019-05-18 17:40 Portlaoise man stole €5k of tools
2019-05-18 08:13 Danish embassy honour for Kildare war hero Joe Woods
2019-05-17 19:37 Head on crash on M7 roundabout
2019-05-17 18:34 Ballyroan Vintage gets revved for up its 29th Rally
2019-05-17 17:31 Laois MMA star fined for no insurance
2019-05-17 15:25 Portlaoise man given suspended sentence for no insurance
2019-05-17 13:19 Laois man threatened in court to break jaw of child's mother
2019-05-16 11:25 Poll: How do you feel about Donald Trump's visit to Ireland?
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