Boundary commission recommends keeping Graiguecullen in Co Laois

NO LONGER can Carlow people claim that townlands in the Graiguecullen area of Laois belong to them. For years, there have been running political skirmishes over who owns what in the southeast region of Laois, with public representatives from both...

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Minister says more nurses will be employed at Portlaoise hospital

HEALTH minister Simon Harris will meet Laois GPs in the coming weeks over the continuing unrest surrounding Portlaoise hospital’s future. More nurses will also be employed in the hospital. He made his comments during a Dáil debate on hospital waiting...

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Nanny goat Rosie crowned queen of the Slieve Blooms

NO kidding − a goat called Rosie has been crowned Queen of the Slieve Blooms! Judges were on the horns...

Wednesday, 15/02/17 - 3:19pm Read More

Ancient East signs aim to give Laois tourism a boost

NEW signs for Ireland’s Ancient East have been erected at five key visitor locations in Co Laois. The signs, designed...

Wednesday, 15/02/17 - 3:23pm Read More

Moya Doherty of Riverdance fame will visit The Swan NS

A CHANCE letter sent by a fourth-class pupil has catapulted The Swan NS into the headlines. Pupils from the school...

Wednesday, 15/02/17 - 3:21pm Read More

Armed gardaí in dawn raid on Portarlington apartment block

RESIDENTS in the 20-unit Waterfront apartment complex in Portarlington are at their wits’ end following a dawn raid by the...

Wednesday, 08/02/17 - 4:32pm Read More

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Housing hold-up in Mountrath

Laois students win sports scholarships

Young musicians meet U2’s Adam Clayton

Students intrigued by the wonders of science

Treacy’s of The Heath to get a facelift

Laois schools to share IT grant worth €511k