Glass-strewn footpaths recall memories of Annie Lennox hit song

POP icon Annie Lennox had Borris-in-Ossory in mind when she wrote one of her hit songs. Cllr Conor Bergin made the quip at a council meeting, amid complaints over derelict buildings and uneven, glass-strewn footpaths. The Fine Gael councillor joked:...

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High-tech equipment keeps local students ahead of the curve

THE engineering and architecture department of Portlaoise College recently acquired a state-of-the-art laser machine for its ultra-modern design room. Speaking about the new equipment, engineering teacher Kevin Heaney said: “With the move towards computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing technology in...

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Mountrath group celebrate big win at Pride of Place awards

TRUE pride of place has been rewarded in Mountrath, where the community is celebrating a national award. The Bloom HQ...

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Eco-friendly kids get their just rewards

CHILDREN at Portlaoise Educate Together National School recently received a regional award for biodiversity and energy-saving projects from the local...

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Special Mass marks 50th anniversary of Scoil Chríost Rí

SCOIL Chríost Rí recently celebrated its 50th anniversary with a lovely Mass celebrated by Bishop Denis Nulty. Attending the golden...

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€1.4m plan to provide playing pitches and houses gets green light

PLANS are underway for a major 26-acre development in Portlaoise containing a large public park, school sports fields and social...

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Special fundraiser remembers much-loved Shane

Refuse company wins top award