Prestigious win for prodigious talent

IRELAND’S number-one chess player at under-16 level Tarun Kanyamarala has just won the Limerick Open championship. The Portlaoise College student battled his way through a field of 43 other competitors over six rounds to secure the title on a five...

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Mountrath students plant crocuses to remember children of holocaust

FLOWERS blooming in Mountrath next year will be a poignant symbol of remembrance for 1.5 million Jewish children who died in the Holocaust. Students at Mountrath Community School are taking part in the Crocus Project, an Irish initiative that aims...

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Asylum seekers welcomed at ‘amazing’ event

ASYLUM seekers living in Portarlington received a warm céad mile fáilte at an event organised by the Laois Africa Support...

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Mystery surrounds winner of €400k in EuroMillions draw

WERE you in the Kyle Shopping Centre, Portlaoise over the past week or two? Did you shop at Dunne Stores?...

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Special Mass marks 50th anniversary of St Anne’s Church in Ballylinan

THE summer of 1969 was an eventful period. While many nations across the world set their gaze on the stars...

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FF election hopeful hopes name change will pay dividends

AT LEAST two Flanagans will contest the next general election in Laois/Offaly. Former councillor Pauline Madigan announced that she is...

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Quota system leads to loss of teacher at Clonaslee school

INDEPENDENT TD and former school principal Carol Nolan has called on the minister for education to carry out an urgent...

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Ring road is officially opened in Portlaoise

IT might have taken nearly 50 years to finally get there, but last Friday, the Portlaoise Southern Circular Route extension...

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Cosmopolitan Laois has 8,000 non-Irish nationals

ALMOST 10% of the population of Laois (8,000 people) are from 100 different national backgrounds. It is also estimated that...

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Green light for Borris-in-Ossory housing project

FINE Gael councillor Conor Bergin has announced that plans to provide 11 houses in Borris-in-Ossory have taken a step further....

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Mum-of-two Cliona organises rally to highlight homelessness

“I’M just a mam trying to do my best.” With homeless figures continuing to rise, Cliona Mead is organising a...

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Two local causes benefit from Lottery’s largesse

TWO exceptional groups in Laois are celebrating national awards worth €10,000 each for their extraordinary work in the county. The...

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Macra play raises €1.6k for parish funds

MOUNTMELLICK Macra raised a magnificent €1,600 by staging the hilarious comedic play Fortunes and misfortunes. The play, written by Jimmy...

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Repair work at Killabban Monastery is almost complete

WORK is almost complete on the preservation of Killabban Monastery and grounds, whose rich history stretches back more than 1,400...

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Standex employees facing three-day week

THERE is concern in Mountmellick after workers at the town’s biggest employer were told that they will be put on...

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Montague roundabout ‘being ploughed out of it’ by cars and lorries

ROAD signs at the roundabout near the Montague Hotel, Emo are being ploughed out of it about three times a...

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Famous foodies launch Laois Taste collective

By Leah Marie Byrne THE Killeshin Hotel was bustling with food lovers at the recent Welcome to Taste event. Guests...

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Women’s enterprise day in Laois was biggest yet

By Leah Marie Byrne and Emma Hughes LOCAL Enterprise Office (LEO) Laois commemorated National Women’s Enterprise Day by carrying out...

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Musical evening raised vital funds for St Abban’s NS

A MEMORABLE night of music in Killeen will help to refurbish a 72-year-old classroom at St Abban’s NS. Killeen parish...

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Louise Marie is carer of the year for Laois

A WOMAN whose three children have special needs was named as this year’s Laois Carer of the Year. Family Carers...

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