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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...

VIDEO: Aerial footage of 134-acre farm on Laois border

A 133.5 acre farm in Killeigh on the Laois/Offaly border will go to auction in March with a guide price of €9,000 to €10,000/ac. GVM...

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...

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...

The Irish question for the new secondary school in Portlaoise

Dunamase College - the new secondary school that will open in Portlaoise in September - will offer students the opportunity to learn through Irish...

Local man critical and another hospitalised after Mountmellick road crash

A local man is believed to be in a critical condition after a road crash outside Mountmellick which occurred early on Sunday morning. The incident...

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Local man critical and another hospitalised after Mountmellick road crash

A local man is believed to be in a critical condition after a road crash outside Mountmellick which occurred early on Sunday morning. The incident...

Have a look at this lovely drone footage from the Laois Ploughing in Rathdowney

The Laois Ploughing Association are celebrating their 50th anniversary this year and on Sunday they held their county ploughing match in Cannonswood, Rathdowney. Have a...

VIDEO: Watch the great scenes in Vicarstown as Operation Transformation concludes

There was almost 200 runners in Vicarstown on Saturday morning as the weekly parkrun co-incided with the finale of the local Operation Transformation programme. And...
4th class student Lauren Rowan, mam Alice and grandmother Alice with Moya Doherty

Some great pics from Moya Doherty’s visit to The Swan NS

The pupils and teachers at The Swan NS were treated to a brilliant day last Friday when one of Ireland's richest women paid them...

Cistercian Roscrea parents begin campaign to save school from closing

The Parents Association of Cistercian College Roscrea have wasted little time in calling a meeting in an effort to prevent the school from closing...

The Sunday Interview: A new challenge for Aileesh after life in Ballyfin Demesne

Having established what has been dubbed ‘the world’s best hotel’ at Ballyfin Demesne, Aileesh Carew has moved on to become sales and marketing director...

Check out these photos of today’s Operation Transformation finale in Vicarstown

Over 200 people turned out in Vicarstown this morning for the finale of the Community Sports Hub Operation Transformation programme. As well as the regular...

50 years going strong – Laois ploughing celebrates significant milestone

This weekend marks a very special occasion for Laois Ploughing marks its 50th anniversary. Macra Na Feirme held ploughing competitions in Laois in the sixties...
Mrs Liz Kennedy and Moya Doherty with 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th class from The Swan NS

The Swan NS enjoy a visit from millionaire business woman

Moya Doherty, the woman behind Riverdance, paid a special visit to a Laois school yesterday morning. The Irish entrepreneur, believed to be one of the...

Shock as Cistercian College Roscrea to close its doors after 112 years

Cistercian College Roscrea has announced it is to close and will be taking no more enrolments, due to declining numbers. The school says a significant...

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