Glass-strewn footpaths recall memories of Annie Lennox hit song

POP icon Annie Lennox had Borris-in-Ossory in mind when she wrote one of her hit songs. Cllr Conor Bergin made the quip at a council meeting, amid complaints over derelict buildings and uneven, glass-strewn footpaths. The Fine Gael councillor joked:...

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High-tech equipment keeps local students ahead of the curve

THE engineering and architecture department of Portlaoise College recently acquired a state-of-the-art laser machine for its ultra-modern design room. Speaking about the new equipment, engineering teacher Kevin Heaney said: “With the move towards computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing technology in...

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Mountrath group celebrate big win at Pride of Place awards

TRUE pride of place has been rewarded in Mountrath, where the community is celebrating a national award. The Bloom HQ...

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Eco-friendly kids get their just rewards

CHILDREN at Portlaoise Educate Together National School recently received a regional award for biodiversity and energy-saving projects from the local...

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Special Mass marks 50th anniversary of Scoil Chríost Rí

SCOIL Chríost Rí recently celebrated its 50th anniversary with a lovely Mass celebrated by Bishop Denis Nulty. Attending the golden...

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€1.4m plan to provide playing pitches and houses gets green light

PLANS are underway for a major 26-acre development in Portlaoise containing a large public park, school sports fields and social...

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Christmas begins in Timahoe as festive lights are turned on

THE historic village of Timahoe was transformed into a winter wonderland as the Christmas lights were switched on to loud...

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Mutt mitts give dog owners no excuse for leaving poo on streets

LAOIS County Council, in partnership with Mountmellick Tidy Towns, is asking dog owners to take the pledge and clean up...

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Special fundraiser remembers much-loved Shane

THE Durrow community turned out in force to support a fundraising night in memory of a much-loved local man who...

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Laois ICA guilds gather at Arles for winter get-together

ARLES ICA hosted a joyful and memorable occasion, as guilds from all over the county gathered for the Laois Federation’s...

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Hospital and Tusla win healthy eating awards

PORTLAOISE hospital and the Tusla Child and Family Agency in Laois were presented with gold medals at the recent Happy...

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Engineers to examine dangerous road near school in Ballyfin

ROAD design engineers are to visit Ballyfin amid serious concern over the safety of schoolchildren. A senior county council engineer...

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Mountain bike trail in the Slieve Blooms to open at Christmas

THE first Laois section of the long-awaited Slieve Bloom Mountain Bike Trail is set to open during the Christmas break....

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Christmas comes early in Durrow as shoppers flock to festive fair

THE magic of Christmas began early in Durrow as crafty shoppers flocked to the town’s legendary festive fair. The much-loved...

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Councillors seek free parking in run-up to Christmas

AN appeal has been made for one hour’s free parking in Mountmellick to help struggling shops and businesses in the...

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Refuse company wins top award

A WASTE management company based in Portlaoise was among the winners at the recent Construction, Quarry and Recycling Awards. Representatives...

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Energic Mahers in ‘semi’ of Ireland’s Fittest Family

AN athletic Laois family will do battle in the semi-final of Ireland’s Fittest Family this weekend. The Mahers from Ballickmoyler are...

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Children’s rights advocate Carly (14) addresses packed audience in Dublin Castle

A TEENAGER from Laois expressed anger over why some women cannot afford sanitary products to a packed audience in Dublin...

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Playground for Borris-in-Ossory gets one step closer

CHILDREN in Borris-in-Ossory are taking giant steps towards having their own playground, as work on funding and planning applications is...

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Nurse Clare wins Midwife of the Year Award for 2019

A LAOIS nurse has won the Midwife of the Year Award for 2019. Clare Kennedy, who works at St Luke’s...

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