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Two Laois families set to star in new RTE One show...

Two Laois families are set to star in a new RTE One TV show next week and they will be bidding to win the...

Summer promises for improved water supply made for those in Ratheniska

Before the first half of the year is out customers in Easter Hill, Ratheniska, will have a much-improved water supply. So says Irish Water after...

Laois to host World Ploughing Contest later this year after venue...

As well as the National Ploughing Championships, Laois will play host to the World Ploughing contest later this year. Ratheniska will host the world event...

‘Rural burglaries on the rise’ as Laois gardai appeal for information...

Gardai in Laois are appealing for information following two burglaries which occurred in the county recently. Portlaoise Gardai are investigating two burglaries in Rathmore, Stradbally...

Ratheniska NS now accepting applications for Junior Infants for September 2022

Ratheniska NS, located outside Portlaoise, have commenced accepting applications for admission to Junior Infants 2022. The school will cease accepting applications for admissions on January...

183 years after The Night of the Big Wind – an...

On January 6, 1839 - 183 years ago today - a violent storm swept across Ireland and left a trail of destruction in its...

Council CEO leaves the chamber as issue of Ratheniska substation raised...

Laois County Council Chief Executive John Mulholland left the chamber yesterday when the ongoing situation regarding the Ratheniska substation was raised. Fianna Fail Councillor Padraig...

Laois man the winner of first Irish Community Air Ambulance and...

A Laois man was named the winner of the first Irish Community Air Ambulance and Embrace FARM Family Draw. Ciaran Fingleton from Ratheniska scooped the...

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

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

Ratheniska NS now accepting applications for Junior Infants for September 2021

Ratheniska NS, located outside Portlaoise, have commenced accepting applications for admission to Junior Infants 2021. The school will cease accepting applications for admissions on November...

In Pictures: Abbeyleix Bog walk and Bike Week in Ratheniska, Portlaoise...

As we all adjust to the new normal of living alongside Covid-19, there are many things we cannot do at the moment. Around now, photographers...

World Ploughing Championships confirmed for Laois in 2021

The World Ploughing Championships will be held in Laois in 2021. Ratheniska will be the venue for the event in 12 months time - after...

Moment In Time: Ratheniska NS show off their unique art project...

For this week's Moment In Time, we look back to September 2011 when Ratheniska NS had an exhibition in the Dunamaise Arts Centre as...

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...