Teens robbed at knifepoint

A TEENAGE girl and her friend were subjected to a terrifying knifepoint robbery as they walked to the train station in Portlaoise at the weekend. The frightening ordeal shocked the teenagers and their families, who are appealing for information that...

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Stradbally millionaire with a heart of gold was the talk of the town

THE extraordinary generosity of a Stradbally woman who left €30m to charities was the talk of the town last week. Although it was well known that Elizabeth O’Kelly was wealthy, the true extent of her wealth and kindness was not...

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Charity event raises €15k for little Mary-Claire and dad Anthony has big win on **Winning Streak**

A CHARITY auction in aid of little Mary-Claire Knowles and her family raised more than €15,000 on a night of...

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Verbal skirmish over speeding in Stradbally

A VERBAL skirmish erupted between two councillors at the recent meeting of Graiguecullen/Portarlington Municipal District Council. What began as a...

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Portlaoise maternity unit to become teaching centre for TCD’s school of nursing

THE maternity section of Portlaoise hospital is set to become an affiliated clinical teaching centre for the Trinity College School...

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Laois schools inspected for structural damage

URGENT building inspections went ahead at three Portlaoise primary schools at the weekend, amid concern over students’ safety. The surveys...

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Dedicated husband John Bergin is Laois Carer of the Year

AN ambulance paramedic who gave up a full-time job when his young wife suffered a severe stroke has been named...

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Tourist office reopens but decision to have it closed this summer is slammed  

ACCORDING to cllr Pauline Madigan, most tourists who visit Laois do so over weekends. She made her comment at the...

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Grave problem for Porlaoise as local cemetery is filling up fast

THE cemetery at Stradbally Road in Portlaoise is filling up so quickly that a local councillor has called on the...

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Golden moments for two Killeshin businesses at Irish Food Awards

A PAIR of Killeshin food companies trumped competition nationwide to win gold at the Irish Food Awards. Dairy Village and...

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Restoration work continues at important heritage site

AS work continues to conserve what is regarded as one of the most important heritage sites in Laois, Killabban Monastery...

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Huge crowd turns out to remember much-loved Alan

A HUGE crowd turned out to remember a much-loved husband and dad on Sunday, raising thousands of euros for a...

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Brave Dean goes public on his recent suicide attempt

AN “inspirational” Laois man, widely praised for speaking honestly about his recent suicide attempt, has attributed part of his recovery...

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Hospital’s catering department wins coveted Q Mark award

NOT for the first time has the catering department at Portlaoise hospital been recognised for excellence. And again this year,...

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Community groups will share €284k in government funding

MORE than 90 community groups in Laois will share €284,032 that has been allocated under the Community Enhancement Programme (CEP),...

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Work on €5m bike trail in the Slieve Blooms reaches halfway stage

THE construction of a 35km mountain bike trail centre in the Slieve Blooms has reached the halfway mark, Coillte announced...

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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...

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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...

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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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