10 Schools in Laois Involved In Eco Rangers

Are your kids struggling to identify a Puffin but can name all the Pokemon? Able to spot a minion but not a magpie? Willing to explore with Dora through a screen without stepping outside your front door? Well not anymore as Bord na Móna is today calling for more schools, more teachers and more school-kids […]

New Book Reveals Who Was Behind The 1959 Ballsmill Ambush

In My Life in the IRA, the first book to be released about the IRA’s Border Campaign (12 December 1956–26 February 1962), former Director of Operations for the IRA Michael [Mick] Ryan makes the shock revelation that he was responsible for the 1959 Ballsmills ambush that seriously injured Constable William Johnston (28) and Special Constable Trevor Boyle […]

Campaigners Ditch Plastic At Dail As Committee Hears Expert Testimony On Waste Reduction Bill

Voice of Irish Concern for the Environment (VOICE), Friends of the Earth, representatives of Zero Waste Ireland and Uplift, along with the public, will bring their unwanted plastic single-use packaging to the Dail to express their desire to ‘ditch plastic’ and support the Green Party’s Waste Reduction bill under consideration in the Communication, Climate Action […]

Laois Primary Schools Invited To Apply For Free GIY Pack

GIY and innocent drinks team up to launch the seventh annual food growing initiative, a project that will enable 43,000 primary school children across the country to learn how to grow their own food this spring with ‘The innocent Big Grow’.   Primary schools across the country can apply now for a free Big Grow […]

Irish Eastenders Star Releases New Single

Irish Eastenders star releases new single Patrick Bergin  –  Crazy in Love  – February 9th Soundcloud here | Youtube here Download audio and images here “Crazy in Love” is the new single from Irish “Eastenders” star Patrick Bergin. Currently seen on TV playing the role of villain “Aidan Maguire” to millions of people every night, Patrick has had a hugely […]

Work By Laois Student Goes “On Air” To Promote Texaco Art Competition

A colourful artwork entitled ‘Tom – Summer’ by Luggacurren student Lucy Deegan (overall competition winner in 2017) is one of ten pieces chosen to illustrate a campaign being screened over the coming weeks aimed at attracting entries to this year’s Texaco Children’s Art Competition. Airing here and in Northern Ireland – and available to view on www.texacochildrensart.com – from […]

Enterprise Ireland CSF To Open To All Sectors

Enterprise Ireland’s first Competitive Start Fund (CSF) of the year will open to all sectors for applications on Tuesday 23rd January. The €750,000 fund will provide up to €50,000 in equity funding for up to 15 successful applicants. The fund closes to applications at 3pm on Tuesday, 6th February 2018.   The purpose of the Competitive Start Fund is to […]

AA Warns Motorists To Exercise Caution As Temperatures Dip

Motorists are being advised to slow down in the coming days as Met Eireann warns of a risk of snow, ice and frost across the country, particularly in northern counties. In advance of the cold spell motorists are being urged to adapt their driving accordingly, including slowing down on affected routes and being on the […]

Fuel Prices End Year At Highest level For 2017

The average cost of a litre of petrol and diesel in Ireland continued to rise in December 2017, according to recent analysis from AA Ireland – with both fuels ending the year at their highest per litre cost. According to the AA’s monthly fuel prices survey a litre of petrol now costs an average of 138.3c, while […]

2017 New Car Registrations 10% Down

Official statistics released today by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) show that the total new car registrations for the year 2017 finished, as anticipated at 131,356, -10% down on 2016 (146,649). Although new Commercial Vehicle registrations showed an increase for both Light and Heavy Commercial Vehicles during the final month of the year, with […]

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