Cheeky snaps will be revealed at launch of fundraising calendar

TWELVE brave women will light up Mountrath after posing as ‘cheeky but classy’ calendar girls. The daring dozen’s identities will remain under wraps until this weekend, when the big reveal will be staged, with RTÉ broadcaster Claire Byrne as special...

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Laois well represented at men’s shed gathering in Monasterevin

The largest-ever gathering of men’s shed members in Laois and Kildare – judging by the size of the crowd – took place last Wednesday (11 September) at Monasterevin Community Centre. Sheds from across the two counties descended on the centre...

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Wind farm gets go-ahead to erect 11 giant turbines

RESIDENTS of Spink and Ballinakill will consider seeking a judicial review following An Bord Pleanála’s decision to approve planning permission...

Thursday, 19/09/19 - 11:10am Read More

Walk of hope will remember Laois victims of suicide

LOVED ones lost to suicide in Laois will be remembered in Stradbally this weekend at the third annual Giving Light...

Wednesday, 18/09/19 - 3:12pm Read More

Former priest Tom Phelan will talk about his new book at Abbeyleix Library

THE story of a Laois man’s childhood during the harsh years of the 1940s and 1950s will be explored in...

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Elegant seniors in bloom for ‘Senior Rose’ contest

AUTUMN roses blossomed in Abbeyleix as senior citizens gathered for the first ‘Laois Senior Rose of Tralee’ contest. There was...

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Suicide victims remembered at ‘Tree of Hope’ ceremony

LOVED ones lost to suicide were remembered at a simple but deeply moving ceremony in Portlaoise last week. Families and...

Tuesday, 17/09/19 - 3:35pm Read More

Cultural diversity celebrated at Portlaoise College

JUNIOR-CYCLE students from 18 different cultural backgrounds celebrated an intercultural morning at Portlaoise College last Tuesday. The colourful event saw...

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Threshing festival brought crowds on a trip to yesteryear

HIGH spirits and sunshine greeted the much-loved annual Knock Threshing Festival, which brought happy crowds on a nostalgic journey into the...

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Eclectic line-up unveiled for this year’s Culture Night

FRIDAY 20 September is Culture Night in Laois. To celebrate the occasion, a wide variety of free arts and culture...

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Laois Connects will include free events on positive mental health

MORE than 30 free events will be hosted in Laois during a week promoting positive mental health and wellbeing for...

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Grant aid boost for Traveller action group

THE Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has granted funding to a Laois organisation, which will enable it to highlight...

Saturday, 14/09/19 - 3:01pm Read More

Householders face no rise in Local Property Tax for 2020

HAVING previously endured a rise in the Local Property Tax, householders in Laois face no increase for 2020. At a...

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Proud parents just can’t wait to bring ‘miracle’ quads home

A MOUNTRATH couple are looking forward to bringing four ‘miracle’ babies home after their hectic arrival into the world. Ciara...

Saturday, 14/09/19 - 10:55am Read More

Government ‘play- acting’ over Portloise hospital

IT’S 21 months on since the minister for health committed to initiating a consultation process on the future of Portlaoise hospital. To date,...

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Senator calls for 57% increase in councillors’ wage

AS county councillors prepare to head back to County Hall after the summer recess, moves are afoot to give them a...

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Attendance figures at this year’s Clonaslee Show were the best yet

FRIENDLY rivalries were rekindled when jam makers, apple tart and sponge cake bakers donned aprons, packed their rolling pins and...

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Historian Regina sets up family research business

A PORTLAOISE historian, Regina McGinley, has recently set up her own company, Rua Research. It is a research company designed...

Thursday, 12/09/19 - 3:28pm Read More

Large crowds attend sun-kissed open day at Abbeyleix Estate

THE magnificent grounds of the Abbeyleix Estate welcomed large crowds to its memorable open day on the last Sunday in...

Thursday, 12/09/19 - 1:21pm Read More

Hospital to get 15 extra nurses

STAFFING levels will increase at Portlaoise hospital over the coming weeks. Ten international nurses are currently taking part in an...

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