Live in Laois News Podcast Jan 30

In this week’s Live in Laois News Podcast Evan, John & Trudy chat to Historian Dr. Ciarán Reilly about the extraordinary life and achievements of William Russell Grace from Ballylinan, Laois. Millionaire, first Catholic New York City Mayor, Philanthropist and much, much more William can be argued to be Laois’ most successful–ever emigrant. Then from 35 minutes in we chat about the ‘Digital Divide’ in Laois and how it is affecting our children and home schoolers especially. Some 48 minutes in and the ‘Live in Laois’ team follow up on last week’s discussion of the loss to Portlaoise of the Bus Eireann ‘X12’ service and which local politicians issued a statement about it. In the last minutes of tonight’s podcast we discuss the survey findings that concludes which were the appropriate emojis for 2020.