The Little Book of GAA Facts

What a dramatic weekend for GAA and all we can say is roll on the replay! In the meantime we have the perfect treat to whet the appetite while waiting for both the football final and hurling replay. Did you know that in 1924, Mick Gill created history by winning two All-Ireland Senior Hurling medals […]

The Ballad of ‘Bitin’ Luis Suarez re-released by The Corrigan Brothers

Corrigan Brothers, the Puckane Band who have charted all over the world with hits such as “There’s no one as Irish as Barack Obama” as well as their tear jerking song about Susan Boyles cat “I’m Pebbles Boyle spare a thought for me” are re releasing thier “Ballad of Luis Suarez”. Guitarist with the band […]

Killehsin Hotel, Portlaoise is announced in Ireland’s Top ten Green Hotels

Ireland’s top ten Green Hotels, as verified by The Green Hospitality Programme, were announced at the ‘Responsible Tourism Conference’ which took place in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Golden Lane in Dublin.   Based on 2013 environmental benchmark figures produced by hotels, The Green Hospitality Programme has produced its first league table listing for the Greenest […]

Laois man instrumental in creation of 50 jobs for Portarlington through connections with US company – Magni Group

A Portarlington man has been instrumental in the decision of a US company, The Magni Group, to set up an automotive coatings manufacturing and R&D facility in Portarlington, Co Laois.   The move will see The Magni Group create 50 jobs in the town in a multi-million euro investment over the next five years.  The […]

Laois Bloggers Encouraged to Enter 2013 Blog Awards

Do you blog? Bloggers in Laois with the digital gift of the gab are being encouraged to nominate their blog for a national award. Blog Awards Ireland 2013 celebrates the best in Irish blogging recognising bloggers in 32 different categories. Nominations for the awards opened on 14th June, and there has already been 2,000 nominations with […]

Personal Insolvency and Bankruptcy Seminar to be held in Portlaoise for people struggling with mortgage arrears and debt

Lynch Solicitors launched their nationwide “Personal Insolvency and Bankruptcy” seminars in Clonmel, Co. Tipperary on Friday (7th June).  The firm is hosting a series of free seminars in Tipperary, Kilkenny, Portlaoise, Waterford, Cork and Limerick in June and July.  Those who attend the seminars will have the opportunity to learn about the Personal Insolvency Act 2012 and how […]

Corrigan Brothers Head to Wembley to perform for Watford FC at Championship Play Off Final

Corrigan Brothers- the Puckane Band  whose international hit “There’s no one as Irish as Barack Obama” saw them reach ten million you tube hits and chart all over the world as well as playing for President Barack Obama have turned their attention to Watford FC and will release “Your Song, Watford 2013” to celebrate Watford’s heroic Championship Play off campaign. Lead singer Ger […]

The Arthouse Gallery Stradbally will host a new exhibition of work by Cóilín Rush

The Arthouse Gallery Stradbally will host a new exhibition of work presented by Cóilín Rush, Artist in Residence 2012/2013  at the Arthouse Stradbally titled “Works and Interactions” to open on Thursday 30th May at 6pm.  This exhibition is the culmination of a 12 month residency by Cóilín who received the NCAD Graduate Bursary Award 2012/2013 […]

Red card protest by anti-property tax campaigners is largest against Troika

The ‘red card’ march of thousands yesterday to Dublin Castle was organised by the Campaign Against Home & Water Taxes (CAHWT ) and represents the first major protest against both the property tax and the Troika in Ireland. The CAHWT said that up to 10,000 took part from all corners of the country and is […]

Anti-Eviction Taskforce condemns proposed changes to Code of Conduct on Mortgage Arrears

The Anti-Eviction Taskforce strongly condemns the proposed changes to the Code of Conduct on Mortgage Arrears. This code offered limited protections to mortgage holders in distress, the proposed changes will mean it will be much harder for a mortgage holder to be considered co-operating and therefor will lose the protection of MARP which provides for […]

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