Revenue seize cannabis infused ‘jelly sweets’ and herbal cannabis in Portlaoise and contraband cigarettes in North Tipperary

In three separate operations Revenue officers seized 2kg of cannabis infused ‘jelly sweets’, 650g of herbal cannabis and 50,000 contraband cigarettes. Today (09/07/2018), as a result of routine operations, Revenue officers at Portlaoise Mail Centre seized 2kg of cannabis infused ‘jelly sweets’ along with 50 grams of herbal cannabis. The illegal drugs were discovered, with […]

Enterprise Ireland’s Brexit Advisory Clinic, Portlaoise

Enterprise Ireland is running a series of nationwide Brexit Advisory Clinics, the next of which will take place in Portlaoise on Thursday, 22nd February.   The purpose of the clinic is to support companies affected by Brexit in Laois and the surrounding areas to take immediate action to address their exposure. The clinic aims to strengthen […]

Tour To Inishmore

The Slieve Bloom Association Annual Bus Tour heads to Inishmore, Galway on August 26th. The bus will start from Birr at 5am, with pick-ups in Kinnity @ 5:15, Cadamstown @ 5:30, Clonaslee @ 5:45, Rosenallis @ 6:00, Mountmellick at 6:15 and Portlaoise at 6:30. The cost is €45 includes bus, boat crossing and island bus tour. Please contact Kathleen @ 0857376745 for further information – […]

Midlands Networking within Industry – Laois and Offaly Breakfast Meetings

The Midlands Regional Skills Manager Lorraine Danaher and Dermot O Neill from Irish Centre for Business Excellence (ICBE) will host a Networking within Industry Event in both Laois and Offaly as follows: –          Laois on the 10th February in The Killeshin Hotel & Leisure Club, Portlaoise. –          Offaly on the 17th February in The Tullamore […]

Ard Eireann Festival 2016

The Slieve Bloom Ard Eireann Festival returns this year on the last weekend of July, Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st. The Festival was an ancient pre-harvest festival and was revived 6 years ago by The Slieve Bloom Association. Slieve Bloom Bus Tour, Ard Eireann Festival 2016, Saturday 30th July The Ard Eireann Festival begins with […]

Wind energy – the safety challenge for rural Ireland – Seminar in Portlaoise

Turbines up to half the height of the Empire State Building are cropping up as part of a push to meet EU green energy targets and generate 40 per cent of Ireland’s electricity from wind. But a plan to further develop wind farms across the Irish midlands has sparked a move to explore the risks […]

Ferbane Boys and Girls complete a famous Leinster Féile Double in Portlaoise

It was a bank holiday weekend of sun and silverware for the young footballers of West Offaly after both the Ferbane/Belmont boys and the Ferbane/Doon/Shannonbridge girls won their respective Division 1 Leinster Féile titles in Portlaoise last Saturday. Roughly eighty teams of boys and girls had gathered at the various venues across Laois to compete […]

Magic of the Musicals at Dunmaise Arts Centre

A show bringing together the combined talents of the Transition Year students of Scoil Chriost Rí and Portlaoise CBS. The boys and girls will perform an exciting medley of musicals and pop from Glee, Hairspray, the XFactor, Sister Act, & Oklahoma to name but a few! It promises to be a very colourful and entertaining […]

Second Annual National Dog Walk in Tullamore and Portlaoise

The National Dog Walk charity helps some of the hardest-working people in Ireland: voluntary family carers looking after loved-ones who are elderly & frail, seriously ill, people with disabilities and children with special needs.  The National Dog Walk is a vital fundraiser. The second National Dog Walk is on Easter Monday April 25th – sign […]

General Election 2011 Laois-Offaly Candidates

Update: For Laois Offaly General Election results click here ————————————————————————————————— *The information in this list of candidates is based on the information available for each candidate as of 8th February 2011 and will be updated when new information becomes available. __________________________________________________________________________________ Name: Rotimi Adebari Party: Independent __________________________________________________________________________________ Name: Marcella Corcoran Kennedy Party: Fine Gael Website: […]

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