20 Cottage Markets are set to open in towns across the country this year as a result of the ‘Cottage Market’ initiative unveiled by GIY and supported by Ulster Bank and The Ireland Funds. Last month community groups from across the country were invited to apply to the initiative for funding in order to […]
Independent MEP Marian Harkin met with a delegation from Macra na Feirme who came and visited the European Parliament for a discussion with MEPs on current problems facing young farmers.
On Monday May 9th President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, welcomed pupils from Timahoe National School in Co. Laois who were the overall winners of the Intel Mini Scientist Competition in both 2015 and in 2016. In welcoming the pupils to Áras an Uachtaráin, President Higgins paid tribute to the school and its teachers for […]
This year saw the Birr & District Motor Club run its annual Car Rally in Co Laois. The Rally which was held on the 27th February was based in the splendid surroundings of the Abbeyleix Manor Hotel. The Route took in Stages in the Rathdowney & Ballacolla Areas with Servicing taking place in the Retail […]
Electorate 106,312; Turnout 70.7%; Spoiled Votes 979; Quota 12,373; Seats 5. Elected – 1. Charles Flanagan (FG) 2. Marcella Corcoran Kennedy (FG) 3. Barry Cowan(FF) 4. Brian Stanley (SF) 5. Sean Fleming (FF) ——————————- Click here to see graph of how the votes and transfers went Eliminations – 1st Count Michael Cox, John Boland; 2nd […]
The Carers Association has organized an open questions and answers meeting in The Court Hotel, Tullamore, on Monday 14th February @ 7.30pm. The meeting is for carers from Laois and Offaly to meet the election candidates for this constituency. The Association is urging carers to come out in numbers to ask those vital […]
The Taoiseach Brian Cowen, in an interview with Midlands Radio 103, has tonight announced that he will not be contesting the general election. The decision was arrived following talks with his family and with Micheal Martin, the new Fianna Fáil leader, he told the station. A selection convention for the Laois Offaly constituency is due […]