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Ploughing this week on Bobby Millers farm at Knocknambraher near Stradbally

‘The EPA needs to stop demonising farmers and threatening increased inspections’ says local TD

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) needs to ‘back-off’ from farmers and recognise the invaluable environmental objectives that are currently being achieved on agricultural land...

Silverware on display in Portlaoise college as seven teachers win various championships

Portlaoise College teachers brought chemistry from the classroom to the pitch as an unprecedented seven teachers from the school won various county and all...
Clough Community Hall fundraiser

Laois community planning tractor draw in bid to raise funds for new community hall

Clough, in the parish of Aghaboe, is a small beautiful village situated in the south of Laois. It has a population of less than...

No joy for Laois at the All-Ireland one-wall handball championship finals

The All-Ireland one-wall handball championship finals were held last Saturday, November 12 in the Convent of Mercy Secondary School, Roscommon. Laois were represented in four...
Homeless Laois families will soon be housed in hotels one Councillor has warned

Grants for vacant properties expanded to rural and urban areas in Laois

Grants of up to €50,000 for homeowners of vacant and derelict properties have been extended to both rural areas and cities and will be...

Fears that costly badger vaccination programme will increase population and negatively impact livestock

Local Fianna Fail Cllr Eddie Fitzpatrick says he fears that the badger vaccination programme will have an adverse impact on livestock. The Portarlington based Councillor,...

Local Minister keen on introducing support to address low breastfeeding rate

A motion for educational support and advertising to address Ireland’s low breastfeeding rates have been endorsed by a local Minister. The Green Party brought forward...
Solar

Local Minister calls on Laois communities to join the ‘rooftop revolution’

Minister Pippa Hackett called on communities of Laois to join the ‘rooftop revolution’ in light of new exemptions from the need for planning permission...
Turf

Thousands of Laois people set to benefit from Fuel Allowance changes

The national fuel allowance scheme for the 2022/23 season will help many households in County Laois with their winter heating costs, a Fine Gael...
Defence Forces

Local TD welcomes defence measures announced in budget 2023

Local TD Cathal Barry has welcomed the defence measures announced in Budget 2023. The former Army Ranger, an Independent based in Portarlington, welcomed the €67m...
Orla McDonagh receiving her Arthouse residency

Laois Arthouse announce series of month long residencies

The Laois Arthouse Stradbally have announced the recipients of this years’ series of artists one-month free residencies at the complex. Following a call out and...
Ukraine General

Ukrainian refugees in Laois ‘given a day’s notice to leave their homes’

Some Ukrainian families that have been cared for by a community organisation in Laois have been 'given a day's notice to leave their homes'. Laois...
Irish Rail have been called upon to fix a wall they damaged

Major weekend rail works to see lines closed between Laois town and Limerick

Irish Rails says that services on a number of routes face significant disruption this weekend due to planned engineering works. Due to a series of track...
Green Ribbon

Coillte set to host ‘Green Ribbon Let’s Talk and Walk’ at Emo Woods this...

Coillte, in collaboration with the IFA, See Change and Mental Health Ireland, is hosting a Green Ribbon Let’s Talk and Walk event at Emo...
Bus Stop Dublin Coach

Local Minister welcomes extension of 50% fare reduction to the commercial bus sector

Laois-Offaly based Minister Pippa Hackett has welcomed the extension of the Young Adult Card and Student Leap Card fare initiative to the commercial bus...