It’s back to the future as Martin opens comic shop in Portlaoise

IN THIS era of technology you’d be forgiven for thinking that most people don’t buy books or comics any more and that their main reading experience is done online. Well that’s not the case. In fact, one Mountrath man firmly...

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Facebook correspondence provides 1,000 sleeping bags for homeless charities

ALL of the 900-plus sleeping bags that were gathered after the Electric Picnic by Tom Duffy and Portlaoise Action to Homelessness (PATH) volunteers have now been distributed to homeless charities around the country. The group was given access to two...

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Cllr Ben Brennan calls on HSE to set-up counselling facility in Graigue

A COUNTY councillor who has lost four family members through suicide has called on the HSE to provide an outreach...

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Forty businesses sign up for age-friendly programme

FORTY Laois businesses were presented with Age Friendly Business Recognition Programme charters at a ceremony in the Killeshin Hotel, Portlaoise...

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Stradbally street poses dangerous risk to school-going kids

PARENTS are appealing for safety measures to protect school-going children on a dangerous street in Stradbally. Warning of a possible...

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Drugs mixed by Kinahan cartel sold in Portlaoise according to local TD

DRUGS mixed by the Kinahan gang are sold in Portlaoise and the buyers are ‘respectable professionals’ rather than junkies in...

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Council to build 55 houses in Stradbally

A MAJOR social housing boost is on the way for Stradbally. A plan to build 55 local authority houses in...

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Texaco art winner Lucy’s work on show at prestigious Dublin gallery

LUCY Deegan, who won the overall top prize in this year’s Texaco Children’s Art Competition, is now exhibiting a painting...

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World’s oldest siblings return to Laois for family get-together

THE Laois siblings who claim to be the world’s oldest family of living brothers and sisters held a family reunion...

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Entente Florale has a silver lining for beautiful Abbeyleix

BEAUTIFUL Abbeyleix is celebrating a silver medal in the Entente Florale Europe contest, as well as a special award for...

Thursday, 21/09/17 - 10:37am Read More

Colm’s Mt Everest trek raises vital funds for Down Syndrome group

IT TOOK him 18 days, but Portlaoise man Colm Swayne managed to climb 18,000 feet to reach the base camp...

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Official opening of Dunamase College ushers in a new era for education

THE official opening of the newest secondary school in Portlaoise took place on Friday 15 September. The ribbon of the...

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Organic gluten-free oat mill is the first of its kind in Ireland

VICARSTOWN can proudly boast that it has the first-ever organic gluten-free oat mill in the country. Beef and tillage farmer...

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Portarlington family homeless after suspected arson attack

SIX children and their parents have been left homeless following a suspected arson attack that destroyed their bungalow. Gardaí say...

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Upgraded water treatment plant up and running in Portarlington

THE newly-upgraded Portarlington wastewater treatment plant was officially opened on Friday. The €1.96 million upgrade has significantly improved performance at...

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Homeless action group gathers 1,000 sleeping bags at Picnic

MORE than 1,000 sleeping bags were gathered from campsites when the Electric Picnic concluded in Stradbally. The operation was organised...

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Rents on the rise in Portlaoise

PORTLAOISE should be designated a rent pressure zone in view of the increasing high rents for residential accommodation in the...

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Celtic cross crafted in Stradbally is bound for Notre Dame uni in USA

A MAGNIFICENT Celtic cross that was hand-carved in Stradbally is on its way to the USA. The imposing 15-foot monument...

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Dunamase College opens its doors for the first time

A NEW school uniform appeared in Portlaoise last Tuesday when Dunamase College opened its doors for the first time. Mid-blue-coloured...

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The vast majority of Laois people travel to work by car

NEW census results have shown that 22,731 (72.7%) of commuters in Laois travel to work by car, while just 4.3%...

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