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Champions do enough to get off to winning start

Borris-Kilcotton 1-16 Ballinakill Gaels 1-13 Laois Shopping Centre SHC Round 1 County champions Borris-Kilcotton got the defence of their title off to a winning start thanks...

JOB VACANCY: A nursing home in Laois is looking for staff

Oakdale Nursing Home in Portarlington is looking to fill the role of Receptionist/Administration Assistant in a permanent, part-time capacity.   Requirements To provide Reception, Administration & Secretarial Support ...

Sadness at death of well-known Portlaoise Garda and GAA man

There is widespread sadness in Portlaoise at the death of Phil O'Keeffe, a retired Detective in an Garda Siochana and a man heavily involved...
Homeless Laois families will soon be housed in hotels one Councillor has warned

“Abandoned houses are causing problems in all Laois towns” – Stanley

Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley claims that vacant and abandoned homes are causing problems in every town in the county. He said, “People living adjacent...
Dunamase College is set to open its doors to students this September and has secured temporary accommodation

Temporary accommodation approved for new Portlaoise school

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has confirmed that temporary accommodation for the new secondary school in Portlaoise has been approved. Dunamase College, the new secondary...

In Pictures: Cúl Camps continue this week in Stradbally and O’Dempseys

The Cúl Camps happening are in full swing around the county and this week we sent our photographer to get the best of the...

WATCH: Down Syndrome Midlands fundraiser a massive success

There was an army of people taking part in the 52km fundraiser for the Down Syndrome Centre Midlands recently. Members of the Irish Defence Force...

Popular Portlaoise GP laid to rest

The death has occurred of highly-regarded Portlaoise GP Dr Hugh Maguire (85) on July 15. Requiem mass was celebrated on Monday in the Church of...
Here is our list of eight young senior hurlers to look out for this weekend

Eight young players to look out for in Senior hurling championship

The most important competition in club hurling in Laois gets underway this weekend as the Senior A hurling championship begins. There are four games to...

REVEALED: We’ve selected Laois’s Top 25 Instagrammers

After many hours of deliberating, cursing, and standing up for the Instagrams we believe in, we have decided on our pick for Laois's Top...

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Deaths in Laois – Friday, July 21, 2017

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a ainm. Phil O'Keeffe 'Ardmóna', Cork Rd, Portlaoise, Laois Peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving...
Sat Nav error causing motorists to take 7km detour

Sat Nav error causing Laois motorists to take 7km unnecessary detour

A Sat Nav error is causing motorists in Laois to take an unnecessary detour, a Municipal District meeting has heard. Cllr James Kelly has requested...
Another busy day of GAA involving Laois teams

All of Thursday evening’s Laois GAA results

The semi-final lineup in the Laois JFC 'B' is known following this evening's remaining two games in the group stages. Errill, Rosenallis and Timahoe were...

Final touches being put in place for Ossory Show

It’s all systems go for the Ossory Show which takes place on Saturday and Sunday, July 22 and 23. The show will be staged over...

Winger Mulhall signs for Drogheda United

Drogheda United have announced the signing of former Portlaoise forward Chris Mulhall. It comes just days after the winger announced that he was leaving Limeric...

“Act of God” causes water outage in Stradbally

Businesses in Stradbally were left without water today due to a burst mains on the Abbeyleix road. When one business owner contacted Irish Water, they...
The draw for the Leinster club championships has been made

Draws made for Leinster Club Championships

The draws have been made for the Leinster club hurling and football championships. In the football, Laois's senior champions will take on the Offaly champions...
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses after all the damage to cars

Garda investigation following sudden death

Gardai have launched an investigation into the cause of a man’s sudden death in Athy. The man’s body, understood to be 40-years-old, was found in...

Appeal launched for safe return of stolen ‘Granny’s House’

Thieves have made off with a complete house - ‘Granny’s House’ to be precise - which is a much loved art installation at Electric...

The search is on for Laois’s Music Hero

Business membership organisation, Guarnteed Irish is calling on individuals and businesses in Laois to nominate their ‘Music Hero’ as part of the ‘Guaranteed Irish...