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Increase of speed limit at Mountmellick is ‘madness’

Moves to increase speed limits at Irishtown in Mountmellick have been branded as “madness”. A review of speed limits is being put out for public...

22 great photos as Mountmellick is yarn bombed to within an...

For the last couple of years now, at this time of year, the town of Mountmellick has been taken by storm by the Yarn...
Laois GAA are hoping to form a Fr Manning Cup team

ACFL Division 2 round-up: Wins for Timahoe, St Joseph’s and Mountmellick

There were wins for Timahoe, St Joseph's and Mountmellick in tonight’s ACFL Division 2 games. These, along with Rosenallis's decision to give Ballyfin a walkover, gives us...

Nine Laois players Kennedy Cup bound with the MSL

Nine players from Laois clubs will represent the Midlands Schoolboys League at the Kennedy Cup which begins on Monday. Portlaoise AFC lead the way with...

The Mountmellick Heritage Society AGM is on next week

The AGM of the Mountmellick Heritage Society will be held on Monday, June 12, at 8pm in the Owenass Hall. Why not come along - all...

Attempted burglaries in Mountmellick and Ballylinan ‘linked’

Gardaí believe that two attempted robberies in Mountmellick and Ballylinan are connected. The first incident occurred at Centra in Ballylinan around 2am on Saturday morning...

Sadness in sporting and farming circles at the death of Mountmellick’s...

The death has occurred of John Challoner from Mountmellick at the age of 63. John, originally from Mountbellew in Galway, worked as an agricultural advisor...

Wired with Whelan: Forget about the IDA … they have gone...

I got a job working construction For the Johnstown Company But lately there ain’t been much work On account of the economy (The River, Bruce Springsteen) On June 26,...

Mountmellick company a finalist in National Enterprise Awards

Infrastruct AMS Ltd from Mountmellick has been officially announced by the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’ Connor T.D. as a...

In Pictures: Estimated crowd of 2,000 take part in Mountmellick Darkness...

There was a mighty crowd at the Mountmellick Darkness into Light run/walk this morning. John Flavin, one of the main men behind the event, said...

Death occurs of Mountmellick businessman Tony Bradford

The death has taken place of well-known Mountmellick businessman Tony Bradford (73). He came to Ireland in 1972 to set up business and spent the...

A by-pass of Mountmellick could be on the cards

A by-pass of Mountmellick could move a step closer after funding of €100,000 was announced at Laois County Council today. Laois County Council chief executive...

Gardai issue appeal as 15-year-old boy missing in Mountmellick

Gardai wish to seek the public’s assistance in tracing the whereabouts of 15-year-old Jason Collins who is missing from Mountmellick since last Saturday. Jason is...

Mountmellick company welcome Charlie Flanagan to celebrate 20 years in business

Powerscreen Ireland welcomed Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Charlie Flanagan to Mountmellick this week to help them celebrate their 20th anniversary celebrations. Established in...

Landmark Mountmellick business of 70 years on the market

A landmark Mountmellick business which has been owner-run for the past 70 years has come on the market. Hanlon's shop on O'Moore Street has a...

Mountmellick wood-turner tipped as designer to watch

A Mountmellick wood-turner has been tipped as one of the top young designers to watch out for in Ireland. Alan Meredith graduated with a masters...

New pub opens its doors in Portlaoise tonight

Up to 30 jobs are being created with the opening of the much-anticipated Bog Road pub in Fairgreen on the Mountmellick Road in Portlaoise. The...

Revealed – the story behind this Mountmellick political photograph from the...

The story behind this Mountmellick photograph of local politicans in the mid 1970s has emerged which shows the nine members of the Mountmellick Town...

This week’s properties from Matt Dunne Auctioneers

This week's properties from Matt Dunne Auctioneers include a stunning mature bungalow on the outskirts of Portarlington and and an end-of-terrace home in one...

27 years and counting – Mountmellick Drama Festival gets underway

Now in its 27th year, the Mountmellick Drama Festival gets underway this Friday night - and runs for eight consecutive nights in the town's...

Armed Response Unit called to Mountmellick public disorder incident

The Armed Response Unit were called to a public disorder incident in Mountmellick on Monday afternoon when the Gardai were subjected to opposition from a...

VIDEO: Aerial footage of 134-acre farm on Laois border

A 133.5 acre farm in Killeigh on the Laois/Offaly border will go to auction in March with a guide price of €9,000 to €10,000/ac. GVM...

Gerald Kean returns as special guest at Portarlington and Killenard Gala...

Celebrity solicitor Gerald Kean will again be the special guest at Friday night’s Portarlington and Killenard Gala Ball, an event which has raised over...

Local man critical and another hospitalised after Mountmellick road crash

A local man is believed to be in a critical condition after a road crash outside Mountmellick which occurred early on Sunday morning. The incident...

Wired with Whelan: The rumour mill can grind you down in...

  “Oh! What a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive.” Welcome to Ireland. The best little country in the world. The best little...

Mountmellick garda takes up post in Store Street after Templemore graduation

Having recently graduated from Templemore Garda Training College, Mountmellick native garda James Quigley, son of the late Eugene and Caroline, will begin his garda...

Mountmellick Zumba fundraiser organisers overwhelmed by response

Hundreds of people turned out to take part in the Mountmellick dance and zumba fundraiser on Saturday afternoon which raised €2,250 for 12-year-old Robyn...

Countdown on to massive Mountmellick Zumba fundraiser

With the countdown very much on to the Zumba life-saving fundraiser in Mountmellick, the organiser behind it says she has been overwhelmed by the...

Mixed results for Laois schools in annual report

IT’s mixed news for Laois secondary school following the release of the Sunday Independent School League Tables. The study of over 700 post primary schools...