Wildfire engulfs the Slieve Blooms

FIREFIGHTERS remain on red alert following what is believed to be the worst-ever blaze in the Slieve Bloom mountains. Coillte and the fire service are still battling flash fires and hot spots, six days after a devastating blaze erupted in...

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Parents of boy killed by drink-driver welcome new bill passed in Dáil

THE heartbroken parents of a little boy who was killed by a drink-driver have welcomed the passing of a new bill last Friday, in the hope that other families may escape similar suffering. Ronan and Gillian Treacy from Portarlington joined...

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Ballylinan housing estate to be taken in charge … finally

RECEIVERS have agreed to pay a €198,000 bond so that long-awaited works can be completed in a Ballylinan housing estate....

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Council chairman opens Fab Lab in Portarlington

THE outgoing cathaoirleach of Laois Co Council, cllr Pádraig Fleming, performed one of his last duties before stepping down from...

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Water restrictions coming on stream

WATER restrictions are coming on stream as Laois sizzles in a record-breaking heatwave. Householders in the south-east of the county...

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Renewable gas gas facility for Portlaoise

A MAJOR new renewable gas facility is planned for development just outside the town of Portlaoise. Consultation has begun about...

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Fr Lalor celebrates golden jubilee

FIFTY years ago, Laois and Longford met in the Leinster senior football final in Croke Park and the O’Moores were...

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Geeks’ descend on Portlaoise

PORTLAOISE became ‘geek’ heaven as comic book fans from all over the country descended on the annual Celtic Con convention....

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Protestors in standoff with EirGrid over controversial wind-farm project

A BLOCKADE by protestors of the EirGrid sub-power station at Coolnabacca has begun. The activists allege that they have been...

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Cllr King crowned cathaoirleach of Laois Co Council

A KING has become first citizen of Laois and he began his new role on a high note – literally....

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Special athletes shortlisted for selection at world games

FIVE Laois athletes have been shortlisted for selection on the Irish team for the World Special Olympic Games in Abu...

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Residents fêted at civic reception to celebrate all-Ireland success

A RED carpet was rolled out at Laois County Hall as residents of the best housing estate in Ireland were...

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Ballinakill post office for the chop

PEOPLE who used to conduct their business at Ballinakill post office will have to visit Abbeyleix, Durrow, Attanagh or Ballyraggett...

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Woman’s skull fractured in vicious attack at Portlaoise housing estate

A WOMAN suffered a fractured skull, eye socket, jaw and nose when she was attacked with a bill hook and...

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Minister opens Portlaoise’s first local authority housing estate in 13 years

THE first county council housing estate built in Portlaoise in more than a decade was officially opened by housing minister...

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Pair made a splash at skinny dip

TWO Portlaoise women were naked when they met for the first time and they’ll definitely recognise each other again. Naomi...

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Dublin prisoner loses bid to be beamed up from ‘alien’ Laois

A MAN serving a 20-year sentence arising from the shooting of well-known publican Charlie Chawke has failed to get a...

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Get rid of your old mattresses for free!

LAOIS County Council will offer an amnesty to householders who want to get rid of their old mattresses for free....

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Two men savagely beaten with hurleys

TWO men were battered on the head with a hurley during a shocking assault in Portlaoise at the weekend. One...

Wednesday, 13/06/18 - 3:46pm Read More

Joycean-themed sculpture unveiled in Stradbally

A WELL-KNOWN artist has unveiled a prized stallion weighing 16 tons in Stradbally. Sculptor Simon Carman worked for months on...

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