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Bishop Farrell of Ossory to establish 13 pastoral areas

These groupings will permit our individual parishes to become stronger, more alive, and be in a position to offer an even greater level of service in their communities – Bishop Farrell.


Pope Francis surprise at Scarecrow Festival

Previous straw celebrities at the festival have included President Michael D Higgins, US president Donald Trump, singer Imelda May, and characters from Game of Thrones and Harry Potter.


Benemerenti tops GAA family’s medal honours

“His creed has always been to do things the right way. It is truly impressive to see his contribution to the Church and faith community acknowledged in this way.”


RTE to broadcast new Mass setting by Irish composer

‘St Michael's Celebration’, penned by composer and musician Tom Conroy, scheduled for live broadcast on RTE One TV and RTE Radio 1 Extra on 30 October.


Rathdowney set for Festival of Faith

John McAreavey and Joanne O’Riordan to share their stories and talk about how faith has played a part in their lives and helped them overcome adversity.


Portlaoise parish to commemorate 1916 Rising

“We are inviting all the people of Laois to mark the occasion with us in a dignified cultural commemoration."


Portlaoise willing to take several refugee families

A committee has been set up in the Co Laois town to locate and prepare housing for refugee families.


Irish people want a more ‘ethical’ life: President

President Higgins highlights the importance of people supporting local employers, businesses and produce.

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