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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Abbeyleix will represent Ireland in Entente Florale

BEAUTIFUL Tidy Towns gold medallist Abbeyleix will represent Ireland in the Entente Florale Europe competition. Selection for the contest is...

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Mountrath muggings blamed on inadequate street lighting

A HANDBAG snatch and other muggings in Mountrath have been blamed on poor street lighting. Cllr James Kelly made the...

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Toy show exhibition attracts model enthusiasts to Ballyfin

DOLLS’ houses, sleek Ducati cars, fleets of shiny tractors and colourful fairground attractions. Where else could it be but the...

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Housing hold-up in Mountrath

WITH 1,343 people on Laois County Council’s house waiting list, 11 homes in Mountrath have been left vacant for the...

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Laois students win sports scholarships

TWO young Laois women are celebrating after winning sports scholarships with Trinity College Dublin. Sarah Creagh (18) from Rathdowney received...

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Portlaoise hospital acquires state-of-the-art technology to monitor newborn babies

HISTORY was made at the maternity unit in Portlaoise Hospital on Tuesday 24 January, when a new healthcare initiative was...

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Young musicians meet U2’s Adam Clayton

FIVE musicians from Music Generation Laois joined U2’s bass guitarist Adam Clayton and minister for education Richard Bruton to mark...

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Students intrigued by the wonders of science

STUDENTS from Ballyadams NS had a rollercoaster of a time at the RDS Primary Science Fair in Limerick. The budding...

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Community activist Kathleen O’Brien leaves a lasting legacy

PORTLAOISE has said a sad farewell to one of its most loved and dedicated citizens, who left an exceptional legacy...

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Treacy’s of The Heath to get a facelift

THE oldest family-run pub and restaurant in Ireland is to close for a makeover. Treacy’s thatched pub at The Heath,...

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Artistic Knockbeg student makes the cut at Doodle 4 Google competition

DENIS Shaughnessy, a transition year student in Knockbeg College, has reached the semi-final of a prestigious art competition for the...

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American-style ’50s diner opens in Portlaoise

AMERICAN-STYLE diner Eddie Rocket’s is set for blast-off in Portlaoise today (Tuesday) with a Laois woman at the controls. The...

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Laois schools to share IT grant worth €511k

OVER half-a-million euro has been made available for 71 schools in Laois to develop information and communications technology. Local Fine...

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Expenses for Laois candidates exceeded €60,000 during 2016 general election

THE six candidates who contested the February 2016 general election declared that they spent just over €60,000 between them in...

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