Budding Spielbergs in Laois invited to apply for funding to enter Irish Cancer Society’s X-HALE short film competition

The Irish Cancer Society is inviting young people and youth groups in Laois to be part of Ireland’s Tobacco-Free generation and get involved in this year’s X-HALE short film competition. This is an exciting opportunity for budding Laois filmmakers aged 10-24, to help spread the word about the impact of smoking and encourage their friends, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Irish Cancer Society Launches Lung Cancer Awareness Month

At the launch of its Lung Cancer Awareness Month , the Irish Cancer Society announced that 27% of Irish people were unable to name any symptoms of lung cancer, according to new research from the Global Lung Cancer Coalition (GLCC). This is a significant drop in awareness from 2013 when only 9% of Irish people […]

Laois Local To Graduate From RCSI

 RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland) conferred a total of 889 candidates with undergraduate and postgraduate awards at four separate ceremonies over two days as part of the College’s winter conferring ceremonies. The ceremonies were held between RCSI’s York Street campus on St Stephen’s Green, Dublin and the Convention Centre Dublin. Among those graduating […]

Go For Life Grant Success for Laois

  A total of 15 groups in Laois are celebrating the awarding of grants to fund physical activity for older people. The Go for Life Grant Scheme from Age & Opportunity and Sport Ireland is awarding over €4,540 to groups around Laois, and nationwide grants totalling almost €300,000.   The aim of the grants is to improve the health and […]

GIY And Energia Want To ‘Get Ireland Growing’ With €75,000 Fund

GIY in partnership with Energia announce ‘Energia Get Ireland Growing’ a €75,000 pool of funding available to enable food growing by community and voluntary organisations all across Ireland including Northern Ireland. The application period is open from today until the 19th of January, 2018. The ‘Get Ireland Growing’ initiative has to date supported almost 500 community […]

Are you one of Laois’s Silver Surfers?

Open eir is delighted to announce that nominations are open for people in Laois to enter the 2018 open eir Silver Surfer Awards. This is the second year the company will sponsor these awards, which are run in conjunction with Age Action.  The awards recognise the online achievements of older people using technology as well as […]

Global Parkinson’s Specialist Set For First Workshop In Ireland

Parkinson’s Regeneration specialist Karl Sterling is set to host his first workshop in Ireland this November 9th.   Karl Sterling travels globally as an educator to personal trainers, fitness professionals, and movement specialists. He is the founder and president of PhysioChains Education, which specialises in Parkinson’s Regeneration Training and this is the first event he has […]

Laois Dealer Welcomes New S-Class

Mercedes-Benz main dealer Michael Moore of Michael Moore Car Sales, Portarlington pictured at the launch of the new, S-Class, flagship model of the Mercedes-Benz range.   Described by him as ‘the new face of luxury motoring in Ireland’, the new S-Class is said to be the technological forerunner to other Mercedes-Benz models yet to come […]

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