Brave Brandon’s inspirational idea

A TEN-YEAR-OLD boy who has a rare form of cancer is now raising funds for youngsters at the children’s hospital in Crumlin. Despite going through difficult bouts of chemotherapy to treat his rare Ewing’s sarcoma cancer, Brandon Bolger from Graiguecullen...

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Tankardstown residents disgusted at the scale of illegal dumping

RESIDENTS of Tankardstown are shocked and disgusted at the scale of illegal dumping in the river beside the bridge. Ongoing dumping in the area reached a new low last week, when a huge collection of household rubbish was discarded in...

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Picnic punters left empty handed after nine-hour wait

HUNDREDS of people queued in Portlaoise throughout Thursday to get their hands on early bird tickets for next year’s Electric...

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Gardaí appeal for witnesses after vandals trash GAA club

GARDAÍ are appealing for witnesses after vandals left an upsetting trail of destruction at a local GAA club. The Heath...

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Mountmellick will fly the Laois flag in this year’s enterprising town contest

MOUNTMELLICK will represent the county in this year’s Bank of Ireland National Enterprising Town Competition. Other towns have previously represented...

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Exhibition of surreal art opens with music, song and dance

A SHOWCASE of surreal paintings by eight artists, six of whom are Laois based, is currently on show in the...

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Bigger Picnic planned for 2019

ELECTRIC Picnic will be even bigger next year, with plans to expand the main stage arena and an extra 2,500...

Thursday, 06/09/18 - 12:38pm Read More

Trapped horses freed from muddy river

FIREFIGHTERS galloped to the rescue when a mare and yearling became trapped in a muddy river on the Laois-Kildare border....

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End of an era as three post offices face closure

THREE post offices in Laois have been earmarked for closure. Some people in the three villages concerned may now have...

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Clogh vintage run raises vital cash for worth causes

MORE than 40 vintage vehicles converged on Clogh for the annual fun-filled road run, raising thousands of euros for local...

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Hundreds gather for Clonaslee pharmacy’s fifth birthday bash

IT appears as though the entire community of Clonaslee and further afield came out to celebrate the local pharmacy’s fifth birthday....

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€30,000 needed to repatriate Portlaoise man after holiday accident in Tenerife

EFFORTS are being made to raise €30,000 to bring a young man home after he fell ill while holidaying in...

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Members of Portarlington church choir sing for the pope

EIGHT members of St Michael’s Church Choir in Portarlington sang at the papal Mass in the Phoenix Park on Sunday....

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Iconic landmarks from around Laois feature in Barry’s new graphic novel

LEA Castle, Emo Court, the Slieve Bloom Mountains and the Stoney Man all feature in a recently-released graphic novel by...

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Pubs in Co Laois are closing down at an alarming rate

TODAY there are 123 pubs in Laois compared with 157 in 2005 – a decrease of 21%. Figures from the Drinks...

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Laois Comhaltas members bag four gold medals at all-Ireland Fleadh Cheoil

LAOIS came away with four all-Ireland titles at this year’s Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann, which took place in Drogheda recently....

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Conservation plan in place for Timahoe’s round tower

ONE of the first events of Heritage Week in Laois was the launching of a conservation plan for the early...

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Crettyard rally raises €3k for defibrillators

UP to 60 vintage tractors, cars and motorcycles converged on the local GAA grounds for the first-ever running of the...

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Vintage run raises €20k for Laois hospice

SINCE its inception, the Laois Vintage/Hospice Run has raised a total of €899,626. The first staging of the event managed...

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Portlaoise College proud of politics/ society students

SEVENTY sixth-year students received their leaving certificate results at Portlaoise College on Wednesday last. The students achieved excellent results, which...

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