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10 acres available to improve facilities Laois tourist attraction

A local landowner has made 10 acres of land available to purchase near one of Laois leading tourist attractions in the Slieve Bloom mountains. The...

Chairman of Mountrath Mart says it could reopen if costs come down

It may not be all bad news for Mountrath Mart after all. Chairman Gerard Phelan says that the Mart could reopen if the costs that...

In Pictures: Huge crowd turns out as De La Salle Castletown Brother turns 100

There was great excitement and celebrations in Miguel House, Castletown, last week when a De La Salle Brother celebrated his 100th birthday. Brother Norbert Mullins,...

Laois farmers urged to take safety precautions as slurry spreading commences

The slurry season is upon us and Laois farmers are being urged to take safety precautions. IFA’s Health and Safety Executive, William Shortall has urged...

No contest needed as Fine Gael select their Portlaoise Local Election team

The late withdrawal of one of the candidates meant that there was no need for a vote at this evening's Fine Gael Local Election selection...

Laois Gardai issue warning over tyres and catch two motorists speeding

Laois Gardai have issued a warning to all motorists to regularly check the condition of their tyres. It comes as members of the force had...

Pupils praised over their political knowledge and activism by local councillors

Sixth class pupils from the Rock NS were praised for their political activism in yesterday's meeting of the Portlaoise municipal district. Pupils from Mr Fennelly's...

Laois house prices expected to rise by six percent in 2019

The price of the average three-bed semi in County Laois is expected to rise by six percent in the next 12 months. This is according...

Three Portlaoise Prison managers ‘scapegoated’ following officer walkout

Three Portlaoise Prison managers believe they are being 'scapegoated' by the Irish Prison Service as the fallout from an officer walkout last May continues,...

Third Fine Gael nomination hopeful in Graiguecullen/Portarlington named

Another new name has come up to contest the Fine Gael Local Election nomination in Graiguecullen/Portarlington for this year. Aisling Moran, who lives near Ballylinan, has...

Heated discussion surrounding anti-social behaviour in Portlaoise at night

Barriers along the taxi rank at the Top Square in Portlaoise have been proposed to try bring a stop to anti-social behaviour after nights...

Laois medical student set to cycle 200km for CRMF Crumlin

Chris Carew truly is a remarkable young man. Not only is he something of an academic genius - it also turns out he is someone...

Local hotel upgraded to 4-stars classification

Champagne corks were popping at Racket Hall Hotel in Roscrea following the announcement that it has been awarded Four Stars by Fáilte Ireland, the...

Remarkable Alex not letting autism or loss of vision stop him from achieving anything

One Laois family have gone to great lengths to show that impossible certainly is nothing. Alex Percy, who is autistic and legally blind, graduated from...

Second Laois candidate confirms she will contest Macra vice-president role

Back in November, we confirmed that one Laois woman was in the running for the position of vice-president of Macra na Feirme and speculated...

Children’s Occupational Therapy Services in Laois remains understaffed says TD

Fianna Fáil TD for Laois-Offaly, Barry Cowen has expressed concern at the number of vacant posts in occupational therapy services in Laois-Offaly. Deputy Cowen was...

Michelin Chef to open new restaurant locally

A Michelin accredited chef is setting up business locally. Keith Boyle is opening a new restaurant in Castlecomer this Spring. The Lady Anne restaurant is located...

WATCH: Success for Heywood student at BT Young Scientist Exhibition

The BT Young Scientist competition concluded last week and a young man from The Swan was amongst the winners. Evan Hogg, who is in third...

Four Fine Gael candidates set to contest in Portlaoise in Local Elections

It looks like Fine Gael will run four candidates in the Portlaoise Municipal District in this year's Local Elections. The party are holding their selection...

Mountrath man set to become the latest Laois person on Winning Streak

There is seemingly no end to the amount of Laois people who are appearing on the latest series of Winning Streak. Last night's show saw...

Registration for the Tour de Picnic is now open

Great news for all those who didn't manage to get their hands on an Electric Picnic ticket this year. Tour de Picnic is back and...

Property with Electric Picnic benefits for sale in Stradbally

An attractive property in Stradbally offers more than just an enclosed deck area for its future owner. The apartment at 8 Vale View comes with...

Success for Knockbeg College duo at BT Young Scientist Exhibition

The BT Young Scientist Exhibition came to an end in the RDS yesterday and there was an accolade handed out to two Knockbeg College...

Blessing of the babies ceremony to take place in Portlaoise this weekend

The annual Blessing of Babies service looks set to draw the crowds in Portlaoise this weekend. Babies will be blessed in Portlaoise Parish Church, as...

Eason Spelling Bee looking for Laois participants for ninth annual competition

Eason’s Annual Spelling Bee has launched and registrations are still open to give students across Ireland the chance to be crowned the King or...

Laois suicide prevention and support service highlighted on the Late Late Show

The work of an initiative to support those affected by suicide in both Laois and Kilkenny was highlighted on tonight's Late Late Show. Teac Tom...

Gardaí appeal to find stolen vehicle after woman assaulted by gang in Laois

A violent assault involving three men has left a woman in hospital. According to Carlow Live, the assault took place in her home in Killeshin, Co...

Smart meters in every home in the country by 2024 – Stanley

Sinn Féin Spokesperson on Climate Action Brian Stanley TD has said the ESB will begin installing new ‘Smart Meters’ this year to  help to...

M7 motorway to open three lanes ahead of schedule in April

Road works along the M7 motorway are expected to be finished by April 2019. However, the speed restriction of 60km/h and speed vans are to...

Stradbally woman to contest Fine Gael Local Election nomination in Graiguecullen/Portarlington

Earlier this week the news broke that new candidate Conor Bergin was among nominees for the upcoming Fine Gael Local Election convention in Borris-In-Ossory/Mountmellick. He...
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