Ann Marie’s film takes a look at the past with a view to the future

A NOSTALGIC walk through the centre of Portlaoise is promised next week with the premiere of a new film by award-winning broadcaster and documentary maker Ann Marie Kelly. Ann Marie’s second film Walking back to my heart will be screened at...

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New job title ridiculed as ‘Mickey Mouse’ approach to homelessness

THE appointment of a vacant homes officer in Laois has been dismissed as “a Mickey Mouse sticking plaster” approach to homelessness. Cllr Aidan Mullins made the comment during a debate on derelict and vacant houses at the latest meeting of...

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‘Conserve water’ notices issued despite surplus quantities in reservoir

PORTLAOISE has a large surplus of water in the town’s reservoir, yet some residents have received ‘conserve water’ notices within...

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Journalist Paul Williams to give talk on rural crime

CRIME writer Paul Williams will attend a special meeting of Laois Community Alert groups this Wednesday night, as frustration grows...

Friday, 14/12/18 - 11:27am Read More

Ex-GAA boss O’Neill to contest local elections

FORMER GAA president Liam O’Neill will line out for Fianna Fáil in the local election race next May, after receiving...

Thursday, 13/12/18 - 3:32pm Read More

Development group gets €220,000 to provide a high-tech business park

MOUNTMELLICK Development Association (MDA) has welcomed the allocation of €220,000 for a high-tech business park. The association’s chairperson Paul Dempsey...

Thursday, 13/12/18 - 11:42am Read More

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