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Injunctions dropped against protesting farmers in Rathdowney as talks set to...

High Court injunctions against a number of local farmers protesting at Dawn Meats in Rathdowney have been dropped - but the protests will continue...

Local farmers continue protest outside Dawn Meats in Rathdowney over weekend

Despite a High Court against the protest, local beef farmers are continuing their presence outside the Dawn Meats factory in Rathdowney this weekend. The protest,...

Beef farmers continue to protest in Rathdowney despite court injunction

Beef farmers are continuing to protest outside Dawn Meats in Rathdowney despite an injunction from the High Court, taken by two of the meat...

Beef kill suspended in Rathdowney as farmers vow to persevere with...

The beef kill in Dawn Meats in Rathdowney was suspended today as farmers involved in the Beef Plan movement continue to protest at factories...

Hugely popular Ossory Show returns for another year

The Ossory Show is one of Ireland's longest-running agricultural shows and it's back again on Sunday, July 28. The hugely popular Ossory Truck Show takes...

Rathdowney ‘asylum seekers’ not sure how long they will remain in...

A group of asylum seekers who are currently staying in Rathdowney do not know for how long they will be staying in Laois. According to...

Winner announced in Clarke’s Care Plus hamper competition

To celebrate their milestone of one year in business, we recently teamed up with our friends in Clarke’s CarePlus Pharmacy, Rathdowney to give away...

Brendan Phelan out for the count and fairly sore with Fianna...

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union Brendan Phelan from Rathdowney will long remember the 10th count in the Borris-in-Ossory electoral area...

From Rathdowney to PayPal and on – the incredible story of...

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...

Big plans in motion to transform Outlet Centre in Rathdowney in...

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

Free Parent and Child First Aid Training in Rathdowney

Following on a successful first year in business Clarke’s CarePlus Pharmacy in Rathdowney is hosting Parent and Child First Aid training this Thursday, May...

In Pictures: Hundreds gather for Rathdowney’s Darkness into Light event

Hundreds gathered in the main square in Rathdowney this morning for the annual Darkness into Light event. The annual 5km walk/run fundraising event – held...

Rathdowney Pharmacy to celebrate 1st Birthday on Friday, May 10

Clarke’s CarePlus Pharmacy arrived on the Rathdowney streetscape one year ago this month. Owned and managed by the effervescent Elaine Clarke MPSI, the pharmacy...

Row over lack of information on Rathdowney ‘refugees’

There was a bit of an argy bargy at the monthly Council meeting this week with contrasting views on the treatment of refugees coming...

Rathdowney Post Office to remain open as Breslin’s Supervalu comes to...

The Post Office in Rathdowney will remain open as Breslin's Supervalu Rathdowney and Abbeyleix has purchased it. Postmaster Pat Delaney has retired from the role...

In Pictures: Rathdowney turns out in style for their St Patrick’s...

Brought to you in association with Joe Mallon Motors, Portlaoise As ever, Rathdowney's St Patrick's Day held their high standards and equally high spirits. A superb...

In Pictures: 33rd annual pantomime in Rathdowney a major hit

Rathdowney fell under a magical spell as witches, wolves, a royal family, a woodcutter, a Baron & a Duke, some baddies, Laurel & Hardy, hot...

Laois community getting set for its 33rd annual Pantomime

Rathdowney is set to fall under a magical spell as its 33rd annual pantomime, “The Royals, The Witch and The Woodcutter” takes place in...

In Pictures: St Brigid’s celebrate double camogie success

The Brewery in Rathdowney was the place to be on Saturday night as St Brigid's camogie club celebrated double success in 2018. Their seniors claimed...

Laois student off to New Zealand on top Ag Science scholarship

A Laois Agricultural Science student has been awarded a prestigious overseas travel bursary. Andrew Mansfield from Rathdowney was among six others to receive the Agricultural...

Laois singer/songwriter announced as finalist in international songwriting competition

A Laois guitarist and singer/songwriter has just been announced as a finalist for the 2018 SongDoor International Songwriting Competition. Ciarán Finn, of popular alt-folk duo The...

Laois festive gathering raising funds for an incredible local boy

A 'live crib' in Rathdowney has chosen to raise funds for a local cause this year. The square in Rathdowney will host a Christmas trees,...

Clarke’s Care Plus Pharmacy celebrate first Christmas in Rathdowney with VIP...

A new pharmacy in Rathdowney - which opened its doors for business in May of this year - is looking forward to its first Christmas...

Rathdowney housing estate to be ‘taken in charge’ in 2019 after...

A Rathdowney housing estate built in 1995 is to be taken in charge in 2019. Brodericks housing estate in Knockiel, Rathdowney is proposed to be...

Road works to be carried out in Durrow and Rathdowney

Two notices of motion were raised to carry out road works in the latest Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick municipal district meeting. One of these motions was for the...

Planning permission sought for solar farm in Rathdowney

Planning permission has been lodged to build a solar farm in  Rathdowney. Vento Ludens Ltd have applied for a five year planning permission at a...

In Pictures: Electric atmosphere in Rathdowney school ahead of county final

Brought to you in association with St Canice’s Credit Union Talk about craic!! If the Rathdowney-Errill hurlers could bottle the atmosphere and energy from the...

Remember the Game: Stradbally deny Rathdowney to claim junior football honours...

Eighteen years ago. Where does the time go at all? Our Remember the Game this week looks back on a novel football pairing - the...

In Pictures: Former pub/bar in Rathdowney with brilliant potential is for...

A large commercial property in a convenient location with residential accommodation overhead in Rathdowney has come to the market. The Clubhouse - a former licenced...

In Pictures: Official launch of refurbished St Canice’s Credit Union in...

St Canice’s Credit Union officially launched its refurbished and modernised Rathdowney Branch Office on Main Street in the town last week. The Branch is now...