County council backs Gemma O’Doherty in presidential race

LAOIS County Council made history yesterday morning (Monday 24 September), when its councillors became the first in its 120-year history to formally nominate a candidate for the presidential election. On the proposal of Independent cllr Ben Brennan, seconded by Sinn...

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Abbeyleix retains Tidy Town gold medal status

ABBEYLEIX retained its Tidy Towns gold medal for the fourth year in a row when the eagerly awaited national results were announced yesterday (Monday). The immaculate heritage town scored a glittering 334 marks, just five behind overall winner Listowel, Co...

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Homeowners will have to pay half the cost of flood barriers

FLOOD barriers for the front doors of homes and businesses hit by last winter’s floods in Mountmellick will cost €600...

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Hero’s welcome for world champ

TJ DOHENY was given a hero’s welcome in Portlaoise on Friday evening. The local boxer was paraded through the town...

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International swimmer Nicola honoured at her school in Portarlington

NOT content with just taking on the best swimmers in the world, Portarlington teenager Nicole Turner also set herself a...

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Alvernia House will provide a wide range of services for people with disabilities

A BRIGHT and welcoming community facility for people with disabilities opened its doors to highlight a huge range of services...

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