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Keeping hens is so much more than the luxury of breakfasting on homegrown eggs. Photograph: Getty

Few things in life are more satisfying than taking a stroll to a hen house and scooping up warm, freshly laid eggs. When I was pregnant with our first(...)

The Jelletts’ pizza oven sits in what had hitherto been known as the ‘Ignored Corner’ of their garden.

My late father’s barbecue sauce always signalled the beginning of summer. Made from a bounty of fresh tomatoes, garlic, onions, sugar and lemon, the t(...)

Danny Delaney was on the winning Stradbally football team in the 1959 and 1963 intermediate championships.

This article is one of a series about people who have died with coronavirus in Ireland and among the diaspora. Read more at irishtimes.com/covid-19-li(...)

Danny Delaney who died at St Fintan’s Hospital Portlaoise. Photo: Laois Today

Danny Delaney, Theresa Sherlock and Ger O’Neill. Those are the names of some of the men and women who lost their lives at a hospital in Laois ove(...)

Electric Picnic 2020: Zack de la Rocha and Rage Against the Machine play Stradbally on September 4th. Photograph: Kevin Winter/Getty

Electric Picnic has announced Rage Against the Machine as the first headline act at this year’s festival. The political rap-rockers, who are playing (...)

The Electric Picnic in 2020 will take place from September 4th to 6th at Stradbally which has been its home since the beginning of the festival in 2004 when the first festival had a capacity of 10,000. Photograph: aerial.ie

The Electric Picnic capacity for next year’s festival will be increased to 70,000 making it one of the biggest music festivals ever held in Ireland. (...)

Snow in Athy, Co Kildare today. Photograph: Jerry Carbery

Snow and sleet caused difficult road conditions for evening commuters in the midlands on Wednesday amid the first fall of the winter. AA Roadwatch a(...)

Patrick Ramsbottom fired a warning shot at a man who had disturbed their plans to sabotage the railway link between Waterford and Dublin in order to prevent troop reinforcements arriving from Rosslare. Image: Military Service Pensions Collection

County: Laois Incident: A shooting at Colt Wood, Portlaoise Date: Easter Sunday, 1916 The man generally credited with firing the first shot of the Ea(...)

Among other incidents at the festival, a man was arrested for holding an offence weapon while leaving the car park. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Two people were taken to hospital in a critical condition at the weekend because of drug and alcohol use during the Electric Picnic music festival, ga(...)

The Stradbally Woodland Railway in Co Laois  celebrates 50 years  at this year’s 55th annual National Steam Rally in Stradbally. Photograph: Kieran Marshall

I first laid eyes on the Stradbally Woodland Railway in the mid-1990s. At two and a half years old, my parents brought me to the annual national steam(...)

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