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Jack Nolan: A win in Wicklow but plenty of room for...

Aughrim produced a dramatic game again but after a squeeky and nailbiting finish Laois this time survived After many long intakes of breath the final...

Noel Garvan: The hardest three hours and 15 minutes of my life

I love to run but long distance endurance running is something I’ve always steered clear of for many reasons. While playing football I didn’t...

Dan Keane: What you need to know about the Commencement Notice and Building Control...

As most people are aware the commencement notice process changed in 2013 to a new online system.  Previous to this a commencement notice was...
The late Georgie Leahy pictured with Ollie Bynre, Seán Ramsbottom and Michael Carroll

Pat Critchley: A tribute to Georgie Leahy, a great friend of Laois

It was with great sadness that I learned about the recent death of Georgie Leahy. Georgie ignited an explosion of interest and energy in...

Fr Paddy: Mother Teresa… an icon of love

Mother Teresa was born, 1910, in Skopje, capital of the Republic of Macedonia. Little is known about her early life, but at a young...

Wired with Whelan: The Ballinspittle housing crisis comes to Ballymagash

Some of them were dreamers And some of them were fools Who were making plans and thinking of the future With the energy of the innocent They were...

Nigel Pearson: Can exercise help beat anxiety?

Can exercise help you beat anxiety? We all know how good working out is for our physical health, so let's start a conversation today about...

All Ireland glory for young Laois darts players

There was celebrations for the Laois Youth Darts School as they won the All Ireland Shield competition, which took place in the Regency Hotel in Dublin...

Colm Fingleton: Joshua Tree is 30 years old but U2 still do a really...

Last weekend I was over in Chicago and while I was there I went to see U2 play one of their two shows in...

Things you’ll never forget about doing your Leaving Cert

The Leaving Cert is the one time of your life no one ever wants to relive. And with the exams starting tomorrow for 2000 students...
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Mark Doheny: 15 things you’ll remember if you went clubbing in Egan’s

It was known as Top Deck at one stage and could well have other names at other times too. But the simple reality is that...

In Pictures: First Mountrath Cottage Market proves a big success

The rain didn't dampen the spirits in Mountrath on Saturday morning as people turned out for the first Cottage Market which was held in the...

In Pictures: Film set atmosphere at Treacy’s for latest Gordon Bennett Rally

It felt like a film set at Treacy's on The Heath on Monday morning as the Gordon Bennett Rally got set to depart for the final...

Jack Nolan: Football in the county has never been so low

A whopping 14-point defeat at the end of an excruciating performance was hard to take and even harder to watch. It was no wonder...

Bob Flavin: The Volkswagen Amarok makes the Portlaoise roads bearable

There are parts of Laois roads that require very careful negotiation mostly because of their condition and many of those roads are around the...

Fr Paddy: A change of altitude …

Helen had decided that her best chance of getting hired by a company doing geological survey work in the Alaskan wilderness was to earn...

Mountrath women excel at European championships

Five women from Mountrath were given a hero's welcome in their home town on Thursday night after an incredible medal haul at the European Kettlebells Championships...

Wired with Whelan: Rust never sleeps … and neither does greed

The king is gone But he’s not forgotten This is the story Of a Johnny Rotten It’s better to burn out Than it is to rust The king is gone But...

Mark Doheny: 20 helpful tips for the Dublin supporters coming to Portlaoise this weekend

This Saturday, the Dublin footballers will make a rare trip out of the city for a championship match. They did it last year too, of...

Fit with Brid: Why I really enjoyed the Swimtastic Duck and Dive experience

A few weeks ago on what was week 4 of an 8-week course of parent and baby swimming lessons that myself and Jodie, my...