Three towns are designated RPZs

THREE towns in Laois have been designated as rent pressure zones (RPZs). This now means that rents on residential properties in Portlaoise, Graiguecullen and Portarlington cannot increase by more than 4% per year up to the end of December 2021....

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Cancer patient among tenants waiting for house improvements

A CANCER patient is among the county council tenants left waiting for urgent house improvement works. The man has a colostomy bag fitted for life and urgently needs a walk-in shower. By the end of June, he had still not...

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Donegal speaker extols virtues of homeschooling

OVER a dozen people attended a homeschooling information meeting in Treo Nua Portlaoise recently, organised by Laois homeschoolers Annette Morris...

Sunday, 14/07/19 - 10:45am Read More

Building work to commence shortly on council houses

BUILDING will start within the next few weeks on 22 new council houses in Portarlington. Contractors are due to move...

Saturday, 13/07/19 - 3:39pm Read More

Vital flood defences works won’t start for ‘quite a time yet’

A TEAM of consultants is currently being recruited for the major €3.1 million flood relief scheme for Mountmellick and Portarlington....

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Fitzmaurice Place fort protector project officially opened

THE Fitzmaurice Place Fort Protector Project was officially opened last week, which coincided with the beginning of the Portlaoise Fort Quarter Festival. The project, which was...

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Council joins fight against soaring insurance costs

LAOIS is joining the fight against soaring insurance costs that are crippling small businesses all over the county. Laois Co...

Friday, 12/07/19 - 2:32pm Read More

No sign of new fire stations for Stradbally or Rathdowney

BADLY-needed new fire stations for Stradbally and Rathdowney are still on the back burner, despite repeated appeals. The latest meeting...

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HSE to seek approval to convert hospital chapel into offices

THE HSE intends applying for planning permission to convert the church and Chapel of Rest on the grounds of Portlaoise...

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Dream come true for Shane

BIKERS from around many parts of Ireland converged on Portlaoise on Sunday to fulfill a dream of a terminally ill...

Thursday, 11/07/19 - 11:15am Read More

Durrow pedalling back in time with new tourism initiative

DURROW is cycling back in time and into the future with the launch of a fantastic community initiative called pedal...

Wednesday, 10/07/19 - 3:36pm Read More

Nine building companies approved for Q Mark

NINE Laois firms have been approved for the construction industry’s quality mark. The companies are Carroll O’Keeffe & Co, Clonaslee;...

Wednesday, 10/07/19 - 1:35pm Read More

Who wants to be a millionaire?

THE million dollar question? Was it you? Who was it? Do you know? Well, whoever it is will receive a...

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Traveller pride day goes down a treat

TRAVELLERS from around Laois held an open day where they displayed the pride they have in their culture, skills and past....

Tuesday, 09/07/19 - 3:37pm Read More

Janice pays a visit to see her little ‘chicks’

CHEEKY and colourful chicks enhanced a wonderful school year for 12 students attending Naíscoil Kantara, the early intervention autism preschool...

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Peggy hangs up her lollipop after 16 years

MORNIN’ Peggy. That was the greeting Peggy Bloomer was met with by children and their parents every school morning for...

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Reading challenge for kids gets underway at all local libraries

THE annual Summer Stars reading challenge in all libraries across Laois kicked off last week. Author Helena Duggan, who was...

Sunday, 07/07/19 - 3:26pm Read More

Relief for postal workers as mail centre avoids closure

TWO TDs in Laois have expressed relief that the 200-odd jobs are secure at An Post’s Mail Centre in Portlaoise....

Sunday, 07/07/19 - 1:21pm Read More

Seat dedication plan hopes to fund refurbishment of Mountmellick arts centre

ROMANCES were made and broken in the old cinema in Mountmellick – now the local arts centre – which is...

Sunday, 07/07/19 - 11:19am Read More

Bernard’s cheeky new book takes a comical look at married life

TOP comedian and self-confessed “feckin’ eejit” Bernard O’Shea from Durrow is about to publish his first book about the traumas...

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