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Were you at U2 at 80s?

20 things you will remember if you went to U2 in the ’80s

Our reporter is a self-confessed U2 fan(atic), and has been going to their gigs since the Unforgettable Fire tour. Here are some of the things...

Mountrath shows success in science

Scoil Bhride Mountrath have been involved in all-things science this year. The National Reptile Zoo visited the school in June and the girls and boys...

New secondary school could be located in Portlaoise town centre

The Chair of Laois and Offaly Education and Training Board, Cllr. Caroline Dwane-Stanley, has called on the Dept. of Education and Skills to acquire...

Sadness at death of well-known Portlaoise Garda and GAA man

There is widespread sadness in Portlaoise at the death of Phil O'Keeffe, a retired Detective in an Garda Siochana and a man heavily involved...
Homeless Laois families will soon be housed in hotels one Councillor has warned

“Abandoned houses are causing problems in all Laois towns” – Stanley

Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley claims that vacant and abandoned homes are causing problems in every town in the county. He said, “People living adjacent...
Dunamase College is set to open its doors to students this September and has secured temporary accommodation

Temporary accommodation approved for new Portlaoise school

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has confirmed that temporary accommodation for the new secondary school in Portlaoise has been approved. Dunamase College, the new secondary...

WATCH: Down Syndrome Midlands fundraiser a massive success

There was an army of people taking part in the 52km fundraiser for the Down Syndrome Centre Midlands recently. Members of the Irish Defence Force...
Sat Nav error causing motorists to take 7km detour

Sat Nav error causing Laois motorists to take 7km unnecessary detour

A Sat Nav error is causing motorists in Laois to take an unnecessary detour, a Municipal District meeting has heard. Cllr James Kelly has requested...

Final touches being put in place for Ossory Show

It’s all systems go for the Ossory Show which takes place on Saturday and Sunday, July 22 and 23. The show will be staged over...

“Act of God” causes water outage in Stradbally

Businesses in Stradbally were left without water today due to a burst mains on the Abbeyleix road. When one business owner contacted Irish Water, they...
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