Men’s shed is up and running in Borris

ALL the great effort injected into the latest community endeavour in Borris-in-Ossory was recognised last week at the official opening of its men’s shed after Mass on Sunday 10 March. Based in the old Convent of Mercy and renovated over...

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Durrow hall plans spark street spat over spaces

PLANS for the new community centre in Durrow will have to be long-fingered for a while after a number of Patrick Street residents lodged an appeal against it with An Bord Pleanala last week, claiming a loss of car parking...

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Go-ahead given for 62 new houses in Portarlington

SOME small dent may be made in the homeless figures for the midlands over the coming months after an application...

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Abbeyleix student on winning team

A LAOIS student was among a group of four who were presented with an award by healthcare company Johnson &...

Wednesday, 20/03/19 - 4:07pm Read More

New surface for car park

A TARMAC surface will be installed over the summer at the new overflow car park beside Portarlington Leisure Centre. Parking...

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Events exec Stacey is Irish hotels employee of the year

THE clinking sound of champagne glasses reverberated around the Midlands Park Hotel in Portlaoise last week as staff toasted a...

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Tree planting project is just phase one of master plan for Kilminchy

MORE than 20 volunteers, including young children, planted almost 1,000 native trees in Kilminchy village recently as part of a...

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Christopher wins top academic scholarship

A PAST pupil of Mountrath Community School has been awarded a top academic scholarship by University College Dublin.  Christopher Carew...

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Tractor run helps hall in The Swan

THE Swan community pulled together admirably in the face of some Baltic conditions on Sunday 10 March to raise almost...

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Food companies hope to market their produce on a co-operative basis

TAKING a leaf from the terroir co-operatives that promote and protect the specific interests of local French food and drink producers,...

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Traffic unit will be based at Borris-in-Ossory for short-term stay in 2020

BORRIS-IN-OSSORY Garda Station is to act as a base of operations for the Laois/Offaly Garda Divisional Traffic Unit when major...

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Eateries acknowledged as legends in their own lunchtime

AT LEAST a dozen Laois representatives will grace the national restaurant awards in May after they qualified through the regional...

Saturday, 16/03/19 - 9:21am Read More

More gardaí on the way for rural locations

GARDAÍ are aiming to beef up numbers to provide 24-hour coverage across Mountmellick, Portarlington and Clonaslee. That was the aim...

Friday, 15/03/19 - 4:20pm Read More

25 more jobs on the way for Portlaoise

A CANADIAN-based company is set to bring up to 25 jobs to Portlaoise. Last week, Laois County Council approved planning...

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Charitable donation could sort out spat over mast

AN enlightened suggestion of a charitable donation may be just the thing to fix a recently developed spat between a...

Friday, 15/03/19 - 12:14pm Read More

Teenager Orlaith puts gender equality on the national stage

AN Abbeyleix teenager is the youngest competitor to have made it through to the national final of ActionAid’s speech writing...

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‘Housing programme has more stages than Strictly Come Dancing’

IT looks like Co Laois is going to stay competitive in the house building stakes for 2019 with plans for...

Thursday, 14/03/19 - 4:11pm Read More

Major redevelopment likely for garda station after several false dawns

IT’S over 50 years since plans were first drawn up to redevelop Portlaoise Garda Station. Those plans may finally come...

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Joinery firm is Laois enterprise of the year

A BALLACOLLA joinery has been named as Laois Enterprise of the Year at the county enterprise awards last Friday, 8...

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Boxer TJ eyes up possible world title fight in Portlaoise

THE likelihood of Portlaoise hosting the nation’s biggest sporting event of the year became a little more realistic this week...

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