Portlaoise is well on its way to becoming a city

THE population of Portlaoise may soon exceed that of Kilkenny and the county town could be named a city in its own right. So said senior planner Brian Maher at a recent meeting of Portlaoise Municipal District. He gave a...

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HSE plans to relocate Graiguecullen physiotherapy services to Abbeyleix

PLANS to end physiotherapy treatment at Graiguecullen health centre have been condemned by local councillors. A ‘strongly-worded’ letter is to be sent to the HSE urgently asking them to reverse a decision to transfer physiotherapy from Graiguecullen to Abbeyleix, more...

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Portarlington gym at risk of closure

A GYM owner is fighting back against threatened closure, as he faces a bill of up to €40,000 from Laois...

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Foundation makes Portlaoise girl’s wish come true

WHEN you wish upon a star. Makes no difference who you are. Anything your heart desires will come to you....

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School may be used as health centre

THE 119-year-old Maryborough National School opposite the Catholic church along Stradbally Road, Portlaoise may soon be used as a health/medical...

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Lecture on forced migration of Laois families in the 15th century

FOLLOWING the plantation of Laois and its renaming as Queens County, large numbers of its inhabitants were transplanted to Kerry....

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Underground car park plan could transform Portlaoise town centre

AN underground car park could replace all surface parking at Lyster Square in Portlaoise, under a new plan commissioned by...

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Laois Co Council urged to release €300k bond for housing estate before deal expires

LAOIS County Council has been urged to draw down the €300,000 bond for Crossneen Manor in Graiguecullen, so that long-delayed...

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Arson suspected in Portlaoise caravan blaze

A TERRIFYING caravan fire that left two families homeless is believed to have been started deliberately. Gardaí are treating the...

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Bomb scare at Portlaoise mail centre

THE Portlaoise mail centre had to be evacuated for about five hours last week due to a bomb scare at...

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Planning permission refused for wind turbine at Knocklead

A PLAN to erect a single wind turbine at Knocklead, which is located between The Swan and Timahoe, has been...

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Parking spaces at Portarlington leisure centre will cost €33,000

BADLY-needed parking spaces at Portarlington leisure centre will cost €33,000 to install. After an on-site survey, the county council says...

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Crime reporter leads fundraising walk to provide CCTV in Woodenbridge

WOODENBRIDGE Community Alert is celebrating a highly successful fundraising walk, led by crime correspondent Paul Williams. The event raised about...

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Laois councillors miffed at ongoing theft of roadside stop signs

STOP stealing our stop signs! That’s the message from Laois county councillors, following a spate of sign thefts in the...

Wednesday, 29/03/17 - 3:19pm Read More

Dark cloud hangs over Portlaoise hospital despite new outpatient facility

PORTLAOISE hospital is enjoying some good news with the opening of new outpatient facilities and a grant of €350,000. However,...

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Chaka Khan and Duran Duran headline this year’s Electric Picnic

SOUL icon Chaka Khan and synthpop band Duran Duran are among the main acts at Electric Picnic 2017, which made...

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Local farmers provide milk for award-winning organic cheese

MILK produced on a Laois farm has played a key role in scooping a top food award for a cheese...

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Councillors vote to ban wind farms in Co Laois

COUNCILLORS have voted to ban wind farms in Laois, against government policy and the advice of chief executive John Mulholland....

Wednesday, 29/03/17 - 3:32pm Read More

Wind-farm protestors take fight to Europe

THE battleground between the Ballyroan-based anti-wind farm group People Over Wind (POW) and Coillte has now shifted to Europe. For...

Wednesday, 22/03/17 - 2:39pm Read More

Stradbally woman (70) vows to keep complaining until house repairs are carried out

A 70-YEAR-OLD Stradbally woman has vowed that she is not going to stop lodging complaints with Laois County Council until...

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