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Group against controversial power project to escalate campaign following meeting with...

The group who have been fighting against the building of a big substation for nearly a decade are now escalating their campaign efforts after a...

Laois farmers speak passionately as huge crowd attend Beef Plan meeting

There was standing room only in the Community Hall in Ratheniska as over 300 beef farmers from Laois and surrounding counties attended the Laois...

Laois beef farmers urged to attend public meeting this week

Laois farmers are being encouraged to attend a meeting in Ratheniska this coming Tuesday, November 20, as the organisers behind a new Beef Plan...

Residents group now on 100th day of Eirgrid blockade

A group opposed to the electricity substation development in Laois are now on day 100 of their blockade of Eirgrid from entering the site. The...

Ploughing Championships could return to Laois in 2019 as four-day world...

This year's National Ploughing Championships will be held in Screggan outside Tullamore in two week's time - but the massive annual event could be...

Public meeting to hear of water pollution concerns over ESB substation

Concerned residents will hold a public meeting on Thursday June 21 in Ratheniska Community hall at 8.30 pm to outline their concerns over what they...

Eirgrid responds to local concerns over substation threat to water source

Eirgrid says it takes its environmental responsibilities very seriously in response to local concerns on the threat posed to a local water source in...

Ratheniska man holding 5k fundraising run this Sunday ahead of trip...

Padraig Dunne from Park-Ratheniska is hosting a 5k run this Sunday, April 8, to fundraise fund for his trip to Zambia. He will be travelling...

Local group ready to blockade site of Eirgrid development if it...

A local community group in Laois have said they are prepared to blockade the site of a proposed EirGrid substation development - and have...

‘Foolhardy for Eirgrid to continue’ as ministers meet local Laois community...

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten and local TD and Minister Charlie Flanagan met with a local community group in Ratheniska on Thursday afternoon to...

Two Laois men taking part in TV3 show ‘Rare Breed’

Two Laois men have been the focus of TV cameras over the past year as they have been a a part of the TV3...

RTS action group calls for scrapping of EirGrid substation

An emergency meeting of the Ratheniska Timahoe Spink (RTS) Substation Action Group is to be held on Thursday night as the group seeks planning...

Anger as Eirgrid sub-station works begin before planning conditions are met

A local community in Laois have called for a massive sub-station development in their area to be scrapped after work started on the project without...