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In Pictures: Portlaoise primary school students swap grid lock for a...

Do you get stuck in morning traffic, including the school run? What are the options!? Cork, Limerick, Clontarf and Galway to name a few have...
colaiste iosagain portarlington

Big breakthrough as new school for Coláiste Íosagáin in Portarlington moves to planning permission...

The long-running battle to get a new school for Coláiste Íosagáin in Portarlington took a significant step forward today with the news that the...
Alcohol

‘Absolute lunacy’ – Laois Joint Policing Committee hit out at proposal to extend opening...

'A ridiculous proposal - it is absolute lunacy' - this was how the proposal to extend the opening hours of pubs and nightclubs to...
Dr Emma Rose Conroy

Budding Laois businesswomen encouraged to register for National Women’s Enterprise Day

Female entrepreneurs and budding businesswomen from across Laois are being encouraged to register for this year’s National Women’s Enterprise Day. The Local Enterprise Office (LEO)...

Laois TD hits out at HSE CEO response following ambulance no show in Laois

A Laois TD has branded HSE CEO Paul Reid's comments over the ambulance service in Laois as 'dismissive'. Last weekend, a young Laois boy was...
Laois Integration Strategy Launch 2019

Five Laois projects selected to share in €500,000 Community Integration Funding

Five Laois projects have been selected to receive a total of €22,290 as part of the Community Integration Funding. Through this Fund, a total of...

Irish Water appeals to people in Mountmellick to conserve water as reservoir levels drop...

Irish Water in partnership with Laois County Council is appealing to the public in Mountmellick town and surrounding areas to conserve water where possible...
Portlaoise confirmation O'Moore Park

In Pictures: ‘Ceremony in extraordinary times’ as hundreds of children confirmed in O’Moore Park

O'Moore Park has seen a lot over the years but hundreds of children from the Portlaoise parish receiving their confirmation there on Saturday was...
Heywood CS Leaving Cert Results

In Pictures: Heywood Community School celebrate stunning 2021 Leaving Cert results

Heywood Community School recently celebrated their students who received brilliant results in the 2021 Leaving Cert. Spink's Mark Kehoe achieved the maximum 625 while Abbeyleix's...
Pictured at the Embrace Farm Accident Survivors Conference in Portlaoise-on November 25 were Francie O’Gorman, Ballinakill, Chairman Laois IFA, James Healy, National President of Macra Na Feirme, Emma Birchall, Queen of the Land with Brian and Norma Rohan, Mountrath, Co. Laois, founders of Embrace Farm

Laois social enterprises urged to apply for share of €500,000 fund

A new €500,000 initiative designed to raise awareness of the positive role played by Social Enterprises has been launched. This scheme will provide grants to...

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Pictured at the Embrace Farm Accident Survivors Conference in Portlaoise-on November 25 were Francie O’Gorman, Ballinakill, Chairman Laois IFA, James Healy, National President of Macra Na Feirme, Emma Birchall, Queen of the Land with Brian and Norma Rohan, Mountrath, Co. Laois, founders of Embrace Farm

Laois social enterprises urged to apply for share of €500,000 fund

A new €500,000 initiative designed to raise awareness of the positive role played by Social Enterprises has been launched. This scheme will provide grants to...
Our Lady Queen of the Universe Church in Erril

Laois community to celebrate 50 years of their church by hosting a camino

In November, the 50th anniversary of the opening of Our Lady Queen of the Universe Church in Errill will take place. To mark this Jubilee...

In Pictures: New Meitheal team appointed and First Years begin at Laois secondary school

A Laois secondary school have appointed a new Meitheal team and welcomed a brand new batch of First Years in recent weeks. Five classes of...
RTS Substation Group Ratheniska

Laois Councillor hits out at substation protest and throws support behind €500,000 community fund

A Laois County Councillor has hit out at a group who have been protesting over the proposed construction of a substation. The RTS Substation Action...
Sleaty Road Knockbeg

‘Death trap of a road’ leading to Laois secondary school to be assessed for...

A road that leads up to a Laois secondary school is to be assessed to examine possible safety measures after it was described as...
Portlaoise College

Laois secondary school appoint new Deputy Principal as their growth continues

The Portlaoise College school community warmly welcomed Mary Marum - who was recently appointed as a new Deputy Principal. Mary was a Science and Biology...
Laois County Council Housing

€800 million Credit Union fund to support the delivery of social and affordable housing

More social and affordable houses are on the cards following the establishment of the Credit Union Approved Housing Body Fund. The Fund, launched today, will...
Portlaoise Leisure Centre

Angry exchanges as no date given for reopening of Portlaoise Leisure Centre

The issue of when Portlaoise Leisure Centre will re-open was raised at a Municipal District meeting in Laois County Council today with councillors expressing...
Seamus Dunne, Crushmate, Alfie Cox, James Maloney, Enterprise Ireland

Laois company one of 14 winners at 2021 Enterprise Ireland Innovation Arena Awards

The winners of the 2021 Enterprise Ireland Innovation Arena Awards competition have been announced - and a Laois company features. 14 companies were selected for...
RTS Substation Group Ratheniska

Local Laois group once again call for ESB/Eirgrid to withdraw substation project

A community group in Ratheniska that have been campaigning for 12 years have once again called for Eirgrid and ESB to apologise to their...

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