Talks ongoing in bid to buy site for new courthouse

TALKS with a landowner are continuing in a bid to buy a site for a new courthouse in Portlaoise. Laois Co Council says “discussions are ongoing” with the owner regarding the acquisition of land at the edge of the town...

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Turas Nua has placed 700 people in jobs

MORE than 700 people in Laois have been placed in jobs through Turas Nua under the JobPath programme. As well as the number of people placed in employment, Turas Nua has also delivered over 4,000 training courses in Laois, an Oireachtas committee...

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Local companies share their secrets to success

TWO thriving Laois businesses are featured in a new book by former presidential candidate Seán Gallagher. Finline Furniture and Polar...

Wednesday, 23/05/18 - 3:28pm Read More

Repossessions among highest in country

COUNTY council house repossessions in Laois are among the highest in Ireland. A total of 43 council homes in Laois...

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Healthcare centre changes hands for €5.8 million

ONE of the leading investors in modern healthcare facilities – Primary Health Properties (PHP) – has just acquired Mountmellick Heathcare...

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Brian’s Bloom garden chronicles the changing face of modern Ireland

AWARD-winning Laois garden designer Brian Burke will return to Bord Bia’s Bloom this June Bank Holiday weekend. Brian will tell...

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Laois hotels scoop top awards

TWO hotels in Laois won gold at the second annual Irish Hotel awards, which were held in the Heritage Hotel...

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Single mum at wits’ end after burst water tank wreaks havoc

A SINGLE mother of two is left counting the cost after her home suffered serious water damage from a burst...

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Young artists in the frame at junior painter awards

TWO aspiring artists from St Paul’s National School, Mountmellick were among the award winners in this year’s Sightsavers Junior Painter...

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Drink-driving arrests down 20% in Laois

ARRESTS for drink-driving are down by nearly 20% in Laois so far this year. Garda figures show 37 people were...

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No white smoke on new fire station for Stradbally

A NEW fire station for Stradbally is still on the back burner, 18 years after a site was identified. Annoyed...

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Macra’s Jennifer passes young farmer course with flying colours

A MEMBER of Portlaoise Macra na Féirme was among the first to graduate from a Young Farmer Skillnet programme entitled...

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Brave Colette wins Rehab People of the Year award

A YOUNG Laois widow was declared an ‘Everyday Hero’ at the weekend for her incredible spirit following her husband’s death....

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Criminal gangs are jetting in to rob premises in Laois

CRIMINAL gangs from across Europe are flying in to rob premises in Laois, according to the county’s top-ranking garda. Chief...

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Children with arthritis waiting more than a year to see consultant

MORE than 20 children in Laois are suffering from painful arthritis, with the majority having to wait over a year...

Thursday, 19/04/18 - 12:21pm Read More

Significant hike in house prices

AVERAGE house prices in Laois have risen by €15,000 in the past year, bringing local prices to their highest level...

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Two men charged with alleged assault of Laois GAA player

A CARLOW man replied “sorry” after being cautioned in connection with the alleged assault of Laois GAA player Daniel O’Reilly....

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Abbeyleix company shortlisted for prize worth €1 million

ALMOST to the year after winning a prize package worth €4,000, fledgling Abbeyleix company AAMcEvoy is in the running to...

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Housing estate once likened to a war zone will be taken in charge

A HOUSING estate once described as “like a war zone’ is expected to be taken in charge by the end...

Thursday, 12/04/18 - 11:03am Read More

Tractor run brings in €1.8k for Pieta House

DESPITE atrocious weather conditions, a spectacular cavalcade of tractors took part in the second annual Portlaoise Macra charity tractor run...

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