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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...

“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...
The signing of the contracts for Knockbeg College rebuild

€10m rebuild of Knockbeg College ’20 years in the making’

The principal of Knockbeg College says that the renovation of the school is '20 years in the making'. Mike Carew made the comment as the...

All aboard the Hogwarts Express at Durrow Scarecrow Festival

Muggles everywhere are welcome to all Harry Potter events at this year's Durrow Scarecrow Festival from July 30 to August 7. This year the Durrow...

Deadline looming for Laois Community Voluntary awards

The deadline is fast approaching to enter nominees for Laois County Council's Community and Voluntary Awards 2017. The Healthy and Active Community Award recognises clubs...

There’s major drama in Rathdowney

A three-day introduction to drama workshop will be held at the Youth Café in Rathdowney from Tuesday, 15 July to Thursday, 27 July. The workshops...
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