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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...

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...

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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...

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