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Grandfather of young Ciaran Treacy makes emotional plea on radio

Noel Ryan, grandfather of Ciarán Treacy, the young boy killed in a car crash by a drunk driver, had an emotional message for Fianna...

All the results and some great pictures as Laois Ploughing celebrates 50 years

Laois ploughing celebrated its 50th Laois County Ploughing match in style over the weekend. OPEN INTERMEDIATE CONVENTIONAL 1st - Billy Donnelly 2nd - Martin Reilly 3rd - David...

Volunteers wanted to help build Abbeyleix Bog bridge

Volunteers are being asked to come along to help complete a bog bridge at Abbeyleix Bog on Saturday. This latest piece of infrastructure will add...

Education is changing but Cistercian Roscrea must be saved

Last Thursday night I attended an information meeting in Portlaoise where the vision for the town’s new secondary school was laid bare to a...

Unusual fire at Bord na Mona site in Portlaoise

A blaze that got out of control at a Bord na Mona site in Portlaoise on Monday was caused by the burning of coconut...
Copper thieves running riot around Laois

Cash and jewellery stolen as thieves clean out house in Clonaslee

Cash, clothes, jewellery, a TV and mechanical items were among the items taken from a house in Clonaslee last week after thieves broke into...

Gerald Kean returns as special guest at Portarlington and Killenard Gala Ball

Celebrity solicitor Gerald Kean will again be the special guest at Friday night’s Portarlington and Killenard Gala Ball, an event which has raised over...

Antiques Roadshow goes down a treat in Vicarstown

Over 100 people turned up to the Antiques Roadshow event in Vicarstown at the weekend with all types of antique items brought for valuation. "I...

Laois family backs Mater funding campaign on heart screening

Having lost their beloved family member Michael, the Bowe family are backing the Mater Foundation's fundraising campaign to upgrade heart screening equipment. Michael Bowe originally...

Portarlington library set to celebrate its first birthday

Portarlington Library re-opened this time last year to celebrate it is having a 1st birthday this Friday. They are holding a puppet show from 3-4pm...
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