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Death occurs of Hugh McDonnell, former Cistercian Roscrea principal

The death has occurred of Hugh McDonnell, the former principal of Cistercian College Roscrea. Hugh McDonnell was a long-serving Irish teacher in the school after...

Laois native announced as Green Week ambassador

Ballacolla native Seamus Hoyne has been named as an EU Green Week 2017 Ambassador - one of only three in the entire continent. Mr Hoyne, who...

Laois students scoop top awards in national art competition

Four Laois students have been presented with top awards in this year’s 63rd Texaco Children’s Art Competition. Pictured above is Lucy Deegan (17), from Luggacurren, who won...

Ballyroan set for Family Fun Day

A family fun day takes place in Ballyroan tomorrow, Sunday, May 28. The event, which gets underway at 11am, is organised by the Ballyroan Parents Association...

Panama hat donning President Higgins wowed by Abbeyleix Bog

Tricolours were waved as enthusiastic cheering crowds greeted the visit of President Michael D Higgins to Abbeyleix on Thursday. As the sun beamed down on...
A garda was kicked in the eye at an incident at a checkpoint

Speeding Laois drivers nabbed in Garda Slow Down campaign

Local drivers have already fallen foul of the national garda Slow Down campaign today. A driver was detected earlier today doing 65km in the 50...

Cannabis worth €150,000 found in Mail Centre in Portlaoise

Herbal cannabis weighing 7.5kg and worth €150,000 was found in two separate parcels was found at the Mail Centre in Portlaoise today. The drugs were...
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Fund to bring tragic Portlaoise man home exceeds target

The fund which was set up to bring tragic Daryl Dargan home from Portugal has exceeded its target. The 30-year-old was on a stag party with...

Check out these brilliant Alf Harvey photos as President Michael D Higgins visits Abbeyleix...

It's usually back-breaking work that people associate with the bog but Abbeyleix on a beautiful Thursday afternoon yesterday was a different story altogether as...

Killenard Lodge residents without water over Communion weekend

Residents of Killenard Lodge were again without water over the weekend, when a number of families were celebrating their children’s Communion. “It was very embarrasing,...
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