Star-studded cast all set for panto revival in Ballylinan

STAY away from Ballylinan this weekend if you’re afraid of the big bad wolf! After a five-year break, the beloved panto will return to St Ann’s Hall with a hilarious local twist on Little Red Riding Hood, with some fresh...

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Festive runs raise €3,000 for Goal

COMMUNITY groups, families and individuals gathered in Stradbally and Portarlington for the annual Goal mile on Christmas Day and raised almost €3,000 for the third-world charity. It was the 37th staging of the event, which is one of the country’s...

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Top artist Darren will hold classes for beginners

ACCLAIMED Abbeyleix artist Darren Graham is to host a short series of art classes for beginners at the town’s historic...

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Andrew’s off to New Zealand on top ag-science scholarship

A LAOIS agricultural science student has been awarded a prestigious overseas travel bursary. Andrew Mansfield from Rathdowney was among six...

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It’s panto time again in Wolfhill

SINBAD will sail into The Swan this week as Wolfhill makes waves with a hilariously inventive pantomime. The eagerly awaited...

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Road deaths in Laois were the highest in midlands during 2018

LAOIS had the highest number of crash deaths in the midlands in 2018, when six people were killed in road...

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Councillors praise continued success of enterprise centre

IN 2006 it started life as Portarlington Enterprise Centre (PEC). But eight years previously, a group of local people gathered...

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Maggie conquers adversity to win leaving cert award

A YOUNG Laois woman overcame illness to reach Ireland’s top ten in the leaving certificate applied (LCA) programme. Maggie Houlihan...

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Celebration for Portlaoise Camera Club Women Photographers

The fifth Portlaoise Camera Club Photographer of the Year competition was a great success for three ladies, who each won...

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SF election candidate wants road resurfaced

LORNA Holohan Garry, Sinn Féin’s candidate in this year’s local elections, is calling for the Kilcavan to Geashill Road to...

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Entries open for this year’s Junk Kouture contest

SECONDARY school students in Laois, get ready, because the countdown to this year’s Junk Kouture fashion competition has begun. Registration officially...

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Building work to begin on kidney dialysis clinc

CONSTRUCTION work is about to begin on a kidney dialysis clinic in Portlaoise that will cater for 60 patients from...

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Stanley casts doubt on upgrade work at hospitals

SINN Féin’s TD in Laois Brian Stanley said that government promises to upgrade and extend services and facilities at Abbeyleix...

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Top blood donor Timmy passes the 100 pint mark

DID you know that blood accounts for roughly 7% to 8% of a person’s body weight? And that an average-sized...

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Unaccompanied L-driver’s car seized under new law

A LEARNER-driver caught speeding at a whopping 172kph near Portlaoise is among the first to have a car seized under...

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Love-seeking Michael will line out on RTÉ’s First Dates TV show

A LAOIS sportsman looking for love will line out on the First Dates Ireland TV series next month. Marathon runner and...

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Wolfhill pub will host permanent exhibition on mining in the area

LEECH’S pub in Wolfhill is to become the permanent home for an acclaimed exhibition on mining in the area. A...

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Brave woman tried to stop vicious gang from taking her car

THE hunt is on for a vicious gang that attacked a woman when she tried to stop them stealing a...

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Call for tougher action against illegal dumpers

CLLR Eoin Barry has called for greater enforcement measures to deter illegal dumpers. At a recent meeting of Graiguecullen/Portarlington Municipal...

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Football-themed project had heads turning at Young Scientist expo

DOES heading a football affect your memory? Research findings into this issue were enough to take Portlaoise College students Luke...

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