Hilarious Rathdowney musical panto had audiences rolling in the aisles

THE Rathdowney Pantomime Group produced another top-class show when the curtains came down on its 31st annual production Let’s face the music. The show proved yet again that there are no limits to the talent of the cast and crew...

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Lucky escape in Portlaoise

JUST 24 hours after four people died in a house fire in Dublin, a young Portlaoise family of four had to vacate their rented house when a blaze broke out. Leanne Keogh and her partner Nigel Crean, along with their...

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Laois glamping site will feature on popular TV wedding show

A LAOIS glamorous camping site will feature on the TV show Don’t tell the bride next Monday night, 20 March. The...

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Cycle lanes mooted for Mountrath

CYCLE lanes and more parking spaces should replace bollards and out-builds no longer needed in Mountrath, since it was bypassed...

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‘Mad Hatters’ weekend remembers lost loved ones

ABBEYLEIX turned out in force to remember lost loved ones and raise funds for cancer charities. It was a remarkable...

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New bridge will enhance wildlife walks at Abbeyleix Bog

WORK is continuing every Saturday on construction of another bridge at Abbeyleix Bog, which will link up with existing walks...

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1,290: the number of Laois kids in need of housing

ALMOST 1,300 children were in need of housing in Co Laois last September. That’s according to the housing minister Simon...

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Council and courts service in talks to relocate Portlaoise courthouse

LAOIS County Council and the Courts Service of Ireland have held discussions about acquiring a site in Portlaoise to relocate...

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Laois man captains Waterford IT in debating contest with UCD

A LAOIS native joined other food and agriculture students from University College Dublin (UCD) and Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT)...

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Abbeyleix butcher will take a cut at world tests in Belfast

AN Abbeyleix butcher will taste a slice of fame when he represents Ireland in an international competition. Fourth-generation butcher Mark...

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Housing agency tells Laois householders they must sign new tenancy agreement

RESPOND, the voluntary housing agency, has been publicly called upon to tell its tenants in Laois why they have to...

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Abbeyleix springs into action for Entente Florale contest

ABBEYLEIX is sowing healthy seeds as it lays the groundwork for a top European horticultural competition. There was a packed...

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Dog poo continues to pose health hazard in Portlaoise

CRAP! Or more to the point … dog poo. It’s causing serious concerns for people in Portlaoise and particularly those...

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Drugs worth €300k found in drum kit at Laois garda checkpoint

A MAJOR drug-trafficking plan was snared in Laois when cannabis worth €300,000 was found in a drum kit. The drugs...

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Nominate your choice for annual business awards

NOMINATIONS for the Laois Business Awards are now being accepted. The awards will highlight the success of firms across a...

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Stradbally man finds unexploded grenade in his back yard

THERE was high drama in Stradbally last Wednesday morning when an unexploded grenade was discovered by a local man who...

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Councillors slam decision to refuse civic reception for Paralympic star Nicole

A DECISION not to host a full civic reception at county hall for Paralympic star Nicole Turner has been branded...

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Derelict chapel made safe in Stradbally

A DERELICT chapel in Stradbally is no longer a danger to the public. The owner of the former Presentation Convent...

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School hall named after local panto stalwarts in Ballylinan

A SCHOOL hall in Ballylinan has been named in honour of two exceptional women who played a leading role in...

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Paddy is Spelling Bee champion of Laois

A 12-YEAR-OLD boy from Abbeyleix has won the Laois County Spelling Bee competition. Paddy Bergin from Scoil Mhuire in Abbeyleix...

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