Ann Marie’s film takes a look at the past with a view to the future

A NOSTALGIC walk through the centre of Portlaoise is promised next week with the premiere of a new film by award-winning broadcaster and documentary maker Ann Marie Kelly. Ann Marie’s second film Walking back to my heart will be screened at...

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New job title ridiculed as ‘Mickey Mouse’ approach to homelessness

THE appointment of a vacant homes officer in Laois has been dismissed as “a Mickey Mouse sticking plaster” approach to homelessness. Cllr Aidan Mullins made the comment during a debate on derelict and vacant houses at the latest meeting of...

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‘Conserve water’ notices issued despite surplus quantities in reservoir

PORTLAOISE has a large surplus of water in the town’s reservoir, yet some residents have received ‘conserve water’ notices within...

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Journalist Paul Williams to give talk on rural crime

CRIME writer Paul Williams will attend a special meeting of Laois Community Alert groups this Wednesday night, as frustration grows...

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Ex-GAA boss O’Neill to contest local elections

FORMER GAA president Liam O’Neill will line out for Fianna Fáil in the local election race next May, after receiving...

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Development group gets €220,000 to provide a high-tech business park

MOUNTMELLICK Development Association (MDA) has welcomed the allocation of €220,000 for a high-tech business park. The association’s chairperson Paul Dempsey...

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Network training series ends on a positive note

THE final event of Laois Partnership’s network training series involving tourism, food and the creative sector took place recently. Guest...

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Left-wing group supports direct action to highlight the homeless crisis in Laois

“IF WE don’t stand up and make our voices heard, then nothing will change.” Those were the words of community...

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Clonaslee College is once again the leading school in Co Laois

CLONASLEE College was named as the top third-level feeder school in Laois when it was revealed last week that 91%...

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Pothole goes viral

A LAOIS pothole went viral at the weekend and it was no joke. Angry drivers took to social media on...

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Pupils from Abbeyleix and Ballacolla to vie for national art title

TWO schools from the Abbeyleix area emerged as county winners in a leading national art competition entitled Someone Like Me....

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Repair work planned for Bilboa bridge in early 2019

REPAIRS to the bridge at Bilboa are expected to go ahead early next year after a contract is awarded. Laois...

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Aisling’s moo moo mower is a cut above the rest

A SCHOOLGIRL has been crowned regional champion with a groundbreaking invention that’s a cut above the rest. Aisling Ramsbottom (12)...

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Workplaces win health awards

TWO workplaces in Laois that promote employees’ health have received awards from the Irish Heart Foundation (IHF). St Vincent’s Hospital...

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Safety measures mooted at accident black spot outside The Rock NS

A SERIOUS crash outside The Rock NS has led to appeals for more road safety measures near the busy school....

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Code-breaking pair win €10k on popular radio show

TWO workmates from Portarlington have won €10,000 after breaking a code that drove radio listeners around the bend for weeks....

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Health plan aims to improve the wellbeing of all Laois people

CHAIRPERSON of the Laois Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) cllr Paschal McEvoy has called on the O’Moore county to embrace...

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Heritage town of Abbeyleix embraces the magic of Christmas

IT’S beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Abbeyleix, with a series of weekend events to spread the festive...

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Nasty smell almost forced school to close

A SCHOOL in Abbeyleix almost had to close twice because of a sickening smell of sewage outside the building. Scoil...

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Conor wins prestigious third-level bursary

CONOR McGavin from Heywood Community School has won a prestigious third-level scholarship. Students from all 32 counties were fêted recently...

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