Innovative Laois farmers showcase ground-breaking operations on TV

PORRIDGE and beer have put two Laois farmers in the spotlight, as they appear on television to talk about their ground-breaking products. Kevin Scully from Vicarstown and David Walsh-Kemmis from Stradbally are both part of the Connect2Laois initiative, which aims...

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Serious dumping problem in Clonenagh woods

LOCALS in the Mountrath/Castletown areas of the county have been battling against illegal dumping in the Clonenagh woods over the past few years, with little success. At present, they claim that there are “tonnes of rubbish dumped in this area.” One...

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Eight-year-old Mountmellick boy rushed to Portlaoise hospital last Wednesday with severe status dystonicus attack

THE parents of little Ben Connolly have thanked well-wishers as he recovers from life-threatening illness. The eight-year-old was rushed to...

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Innovative Gary is best young entrepreneur in County Laois

THE county’s best young innovators were announced at the Laois final of Ireland’s Best Youngntrepreneur (IBYE) competition. Run by the...

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Women’s network ends year on a high note

THE Laois branch of Network Ireland ended 2017 on a high note when members gathered at Castle Durrow for a...

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Site found for special school in Portlaoise

A SITE has been acquired at last for a new school for severely disabled children who have endured cold and...

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Stradbally shoppers help the homeless

Waiting list for driving test is 29 weeks

€2m allocated to flood victims

Mulhall’s win top off-licence award