Safety measures will make accident black spot less dangerous

ACCORDING to Laois Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley, progress has been made in the provision of road-safety measures at an accident black spot on the Ballacolla Road. The section of the R443 at Middlemount has been described by public representatives...

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Unprecedented levels of dumping at recycling bank may lead to prosecutions

CCTV footage of the recycling bank in Mountmellick will hopefully lead to prosecutions for those who dumped empty glass bottles, jars and cans over the festive season. The matter came to light last Wednesday morning, when Bobby Delaney, a former...

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Mystery Lotto winner gives €300k winnings to her daughter

A €312,000 winning Lotto ticket that was bought in Portlaoise and given as a present was returned to the purchaser...

Sunday, 19/01/20 - 11:32am Read More

€9.4m will be spent on Laois roads in 2020

JUST over €9.4 million of taxpayers’ money is being distributed by the government to maintain and upgrade the road network...

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Prestigious award for Nurse Nicole

A PORTARLINGTON woman received a major award at a recent graduation ceremony at Trinity College Dublin. Nicole Morris, who was...

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Hub that expects to create 260 jobs receives funding of €2m

A CENTRE that is expected to create up to 260 jobs in Laois is to get more than €2 million...

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Evan wins major prize at Young Scientist exhibition

A STUDENT from Heywood Community School scooped a major prize at this year’s BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition. Evan...

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CCTV cameras for Ballacolla get green light

THERE was additional reason for cheer in the Ballacolla area over Christmas with news that funding had been approved for...

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Elderly woman had to wait almost two hours for ambulance

A LOCAL TD has claimed that an elderly woman waited at her home for almost two hours for an emergency...

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Workshop will examine the rich heritage of Abbeyleix Bog

STORIES exploring the past, present and future of Abbeyleix Bog will be shared at a community mapping workshop in the...

Thursday, 16/01/20 - 3:14pm Read More

Tourism body will promote Laois at holiday show in RDS

COMMUNITY groups and businesses in Laois who promote tourism will have an opportunity to showcase their assets at this year’s...

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Senseless act of vandalism

SENSELESS vandalism at the parish church in Abbeyleix over the weekend has shocked and upset the local community. A new...

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Huge turnout for first park-run of new decade

A HUGE crowd of hardy souls left their cosy couches to join the first Vicarstown park-run of 2020, as people...

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Inventor of plastic-free cup slams latte levy

A LAOIS man who invented the world’s first plastic-free recyclable coffee cup has criticised the government for its plans to...

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Enterprise Ireland funding boosts job creation in Laois

ALMOST 1,800 people in Laois are employed by companies supported by Enterprise Ireland funding, according to the latest figures. Results...

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Residents want to turn green area into parking space

EXTRA parking spaces could be created at The Orchard housing estate in Stradbally if a new proposal gets the green...

Tuesday, 14/01/20 - 3:10pm Read More

Liam’s unique paintings on display in local church

WHILE bringing Christmas cheer to patients at Portlaoise hospital, Canon Peter Tarleton came across a talented-yet-undiscovered artist. Liam Cully has...

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Ballacolla run raises €2.5k for local causes

WHAT has become an annual occasion in the Ballacolla area lived up to its name when hundreds of people took...

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Home run for cllr Sweeney

A BALLYROAN-based councillor scored a home run at a recent municipal district meeting, when her three motions received positive responses...

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Hurling star Mark leads charity walk in Timahoe

TIMAHOE stepped out in high spirits for its 18th annual New Year’s Day walk in aid of two important charities....

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