Fifty new jobs for Portlaoise as hotel gets €7m makeover

THE creation of 50 new jobs and a €7 million transformation of the former Heritage Hotel in Portlaoise has given the county a major boost. From yesterday, Monday 22 May, the Heritage Hotel will now be called the Midlands Park...

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Presidential welcome awaits Michael D in Abbeyleix

ABBEYLEIX will roll out the green carpet this Thursday to welcome President Michael D Higgins. The president will be guest of honour as the Community Wetlands Forum (CWF) launches its new national strategic plan in the Manor Hotel. An avid...

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Entire contents of former Central Bank go under the hammer at Killenard auction

A BALLYBRITTAS-based auctioneer is to handle one of the biggest sales in the history of the state at the Heritage...

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New drug squad working out of garda station in Portlaoise

A NEW unit of the Garda Drug Squad has been in operation from Portlaoise Garda Station since the end of...

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Gardaí use pepper-spray to suppress fracas outside Portlaoise Courthouse

A VIOLENT morning brawl on Portlaoise’s Main Street has highlighted yet again the urgent need for a new courthouse in...

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TY student Kate is mental health ambassador for Laois

A TEENAGER from Laois is to become a mental health ambassador, after spending a week working in Ireland’s largest independent...

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