Revived music festival has Rathdowney rocking

A HUGE array of musical talent was on display as the Flare in the Square made its triumphant return to Rathdowney After an absence of five years, the musical extravaganza was back with a bang in the south Laois town...

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10,000 Laois people may have to vote in County Kildare

ALMOST 10,000 people from Laois may be included in Kildare in the next general election, as the county is to be rejoined with Offaly to bring it back to a five-seat constituency. Last week, the Dáil Constituency Commission made a...

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Camross convoy event hopes to enter Guinness book of records

A GUINNESS World Record for the longest cavalcade of light commercial vehicles in a charity event has most probably been...

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Ballyroan finally has school it deserves after 12 long years

YEARS of campaigning, planning and hard work were richly rewarded on Wednesday when a long-awaited new national school in Ballyroan...

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Ireland’s youngest priest will serve the people of Portlaoise

THE youngest priest in Ireland will take up duty in Portlaoise parish next month. Fr David Vard (25) was ordained...

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Traveller gang in the dock

THEFTS from farms are “an attack on the fabric of rural society”, Judge Keenan Johnson told a sitting of Portlaoise...

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More ofarrell

Creative Brian dug deep to build winning garden

Hat-trick of awards for Portlaoise College

EirGrid could face €12m fine

Age-friendly parking on the way for Portlaoise

GoalSaver Valerie wins €25,000 prize

Concern honours its Portlaoise volunteers