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#LoveLaois: The Ridge of Capard – boardwalk, the stony man and...

There have been many things over the past year worth complaining about but one collective positive is that the travel restrictions have focussed people...

John Whelan: The Slieve Blooms – a cut above the rest

Far off hills are greener, or so the saying goes. But for my money the Slieve Blooms would more than hold their own with any, near or...

Gardai break up noisy Saturday night rally in the Slieve Blooms

Laois Gardai broke up a major rally in the Slieve Blooms on Saturday night, as almost 100 cars gathered for a high-speed race. The Laois...

Frosty reception for calls to grit icy roads near rural schools

Even as temperatures continue to plummet to as much as minus 6 degrees Celsius Laois councillors have been unable to prevail on the local...

UPDATED: Road closures now in place as people urged not to...

Fire and Rescue services are urging people not to travel to view the forest fire currently engulfing the Slieve Bloom mountains on the Laois-Offaly...

Wired with Whelan: Rust never sleeps … and neither does greed

The king is gone But he’s not forgotten This is the story Of a Johnny Rotten It’s better to burn out Than it is to rust The king is gone But...

Calls for better signage to stop visitors getting lost in the...

A call has been made for Laois County Council to improve the sign posts around the Slieve Bloom mountains because 'several people are getting...

Wired with Whelan: More like 40 shades of grey than 40...

I close my eyes and picture the emerald of the sea From the fishing boats at Dingle to the shores of Dunardee I miss the river...

Mary Kavanagh: Schedule time in your week that is just for...

If you've been with me in yoga class you will often hear me tell you to be a little sweeter with yourself. Listen to...

Slieve Bloom Mountain Bike trail could attract 25,000 visitors a year

Tourism bodies in Laois believe the €4 million Slieve Bloom Mountain Bike Trail which has recently been granted planning permission could attract up to...