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1991 Election Memories: Liam Hyland champion of rural Ireland; Cathy Honan’s Senate term, the...

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union ‘Plus ca change, plus c’est la meme chose’, the more it changes, the more they...

Living with a county councillor – we speak to three families involved in this...

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union As part of our coverage coming up to the Local Elections on Friday May 24,...

From Rathdowney to PayPal and on – the incredible story of Louise Phelan

It’s a Friday evening in Glebe House, the Phelan family home at Donaghmore just outside Rathdowney and a number of members of the extended...

Changes on the way in Offaly Local Elections – as women seek to make...

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union The political interests in Laois and Offaly have almost forever been intertwined, the two counties...

Death occurs of well-known and popular local taxi driver

The death has occurred of Frank Langford, the well-known and hugely popular taxi driver from Emo. Mr Langford passed away on Friday after a short...

Calling on Laois upcyclers to get involved in Ireland’s premier interior design event

Laois upcyclers can show how they “bring life to a tired piece of furniture” by having their upcycled piece showcased front and centre at...

In Pictures: Conservation project starts at Kilteale Church

A project to save the arch at the Kilteale Medieval Church near the Rock of Dunamase has started. Fears for the survival of the medieval...

In Pictures: Knockbeg College celebrate array of sporting achievements this past school year

Knockbeg College held a special awards ceremony on Tuesday last to recognise the achievements of some of our sports teams this year. Chairman of Leinster...

Row erupts between Fine Gael Local Election candidates over posters

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union A row over posters has erupted in the Graiguecullen-Portarlington area between two Fine Gael Local...

Portlaoise College become the first school in Laois to introduce reflective journals

Portlaoise College is leading the way as the first school in the county to introduce reflective JCPA journals. The JCPA (Junior cycle profile of achievement)...

Mental health event to kick off in Laois this weekend

'Let’s Talk and Walk’ kicks off this month, which will see a series of community walks take place in Coillte forest parks across the...

Car explosion brings fire services and Gardaí to Laois estate

In the early hours of this morning, a car exploded in a Portlaoise estate according to at least one eye-witness. The explosion happened at roughly...

Issue of Climate Change ‘is coming up on the doors’

The issue of climate change and extreme weather events is a topic that is coming up on the doors in the build up to...

Families of people with dementia encouraged to visit 1950s themed garden at Bloom 2019

People with dementia and their families are being encouraged to visit the Dementia: Understand Together campaign’s “Memories are Made of This” 1950s-themed show garden at Bord...

In Pictures: Crowds gather in the Malthouse Stradbally for Music Generation Laois concert

To kick off Laois Music Generation Laois’s 2019 season, some of the most celebrated names in traditional Irish music headed to Stradbally for a...

Big plans in motion to transform Outlet Centre in Rathdowney in to working hub

The Retail Outlet Centre in Rathdowney was a hive of activity this morning as politicians, business people and council officials all attended a forum...

Sleepless nights as heavy trucks and ‘boy racers’ take their toll in Laois villages

Lorries leaving the motorway to avoid the toll charges were causing horrendous noise at night-time and making it impossible for people along the Main...

Laois beef movement welcomes €100 million package following protests

The Beefplan Movement has welcomed what they say is 'the long awaited Brexit compensation fund for Irish beef and suckler farmers'. The European Commission has...

Election Diary: Madigan calls for more play areas; movement on Carlow Southern Relief Road;...

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union Call for more play areas Portlaoise councillor, Pauline Madigan has called for the provision of more...

Case made to bring a third level college to Portlaoise

The case has been made to a bring a third level college to Portlaoise. It was highlighted that this would bring educational opportunities and employment...

Astronomical cost of Mountmellick footpath gets the cold shoulder

A suggestion that the Council would provide a hard shoulder instead of a proper public footpath between Debicott and the Rock School in Mountmellick...

Meeting being held in Laois to discuss Defence Forces pay and conditions

Tomorrow, Thursday May 16, a public meeting will be held to discuss pay and conditions for members of the Defence Forces in Portarlington. Wives and...

Laois company leads best of Ireland’s Independent Craft Brewers for launch of weeklong celebration

Ireland’s network of over 30 Independent Craft Breweries launched their annual Indie Beer Week on Wednesday. The Indie Beer Week will take place from Wednesday...

No roundabout for ‘dangerous’ and ‘neglected’ Mountmellick road

Portlaoise is a town filled with roundabouts. Yet there will not be a roundabout put in place at the second entrance to Newpark opposite...

Concerns over the future of Portlaoise Mail Centre

Concerns over the future of Portlaoise Mail Centre were raised at today's meeting of the Portlaoise Municipal District. An Post has four mail centres across...

Panel announced for meeting on development of Erkina Digital Hub in Rathdowney

A meeting to discuss the development of the Erkina Digital Hub in Rathdowney will take place tomorrow, Thursday May 16. The gathering will take place...

Criminal Assets Bureau carry out raid on Laois business

The Criminal Assets Bureau has carried out a number of raids around the country this morning - including on a business in Laois. The searches...

A weekend of fun family friendly activities to take place at inaugural Timahoe Heritage...

Timahoe will hold its inaugural Heritage Festival on June 1st and 2nd this year. It is a family friendly festival of amazing and fun...

Five finalists for Laois Puppy of the Year have been revealed

From 44 nominations down to five finalists - the finale for the Laois Puppy of the Year is here. The Laois Puppy of the Year...

In Pictures: Life, Love and Laughter at Holy Family NS

Students and teachers came together in Holy Family this afternoon to launch a brand new book. 'Life, Love and Laughter at Holy Family NS' is...
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