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Grandfather of young Ciaran Treacy makes emotional plea on radio

Noel Ryan, grandfather of Ciarán Treacy, the young boy killed in a car crash by a drunk driver, had an emotional message for Fianna...
It's a wild one out there today

Yellow warning issued as Storm Doris batters the country

Met Eireann has issued a status yellow warning for Laois as Storm Doris continues to batter us today. The wind alert is valid until around...
Gardai are appealing for witnesses to the break in Mountrath Community School

Mountrath Community School broken into … AGAIN

Gardai are investigating after Mountrath Community School was broken into AGAIN yesterday afternoon. The robbers gained entry by smashing through the rear door around 4.30pm...

Daly announced as captain as Laois U-21 football panel is named

Brian Daly has been named the Laois U-21 football captain ahead of this year’s championship campaign which is due to get underway next week. Laois...
EMBRACE is a documentary film about female body image

Global sales record for Portlaoise screening of EMBRACE – so they’re moving to a...

The Portlaoise screening of EMBRACE, a powerful documentary film about female body image, set a global sales record when details emerged of when it...
Goalkeeper Niall Corbet expecting a tough year with UCD

Clonaslee man hoping to win League of Ireland promotion with UCD

UCD goalkeeper Niall Corbet is gearing up for what he believes will be the toughest SSE Airtricity League of Ireland First Division to date. Free...

A big ‘Brass Evening’ in the Laois School of Music

Music Generation Laois, in conjunction with Laois School of Music, is delighted to announce its inaugural 'Brass Evening' on Monday, February 27, at 5pm...

Portlaoise Panthers lose in Carlow but stay in Top 4

Portlaoise Panthers 72 Ballon Rock 75 Basketball - Midlands League Mens Division 1 Portlaoise Panthers men’s team played host to Ballon Rock on Sunday night with both...

One win, one loss for Portlaoise Panthers boys

There was only two underage games last weekend for Portlaoise Panthers - they won one and lost one. U-13 BOYS DUBLIN LEAGUE Portlaoise 31 Dublin Lions...

Simon Harris ‘didn’t want to’ visit Portlaoise A&E

Minister Simon Harris didn’t visit the accident and emergency department of Midlands Regional Hospital Portlaoise when he paid a recent visit to the hospital...

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Two Broke Divas: Tesco clothing are upping their game

Move over Penneys, Tesco clothing are quickly upping their game! I popped into Tesco the other day for a plastic hairband (don’t ask) and came out with...
Borris in Ossory Kilcotton who defeated Rathdowney Errill in their SHC final replay at O'Moore Park. Picture: Alf Harvey/HRPhoto.ie

Borris-Kilcotton drawn to face Ballinakill Gaels in 2017 Laois SHC

Borris-Kilcotton will open the defence of their Laois SHC title against Ballinakill Gaels after the draws for the 2017 Laois GAA championships were made...
Stradbally who defeated Portlaoise in the SFC final at O'Moore Park. Picture: Alf Harvey/HRPhoto.ie

Stradbally to begin SFC defence against old rivals The Heath

2016 champions Stradbally will play near neighbours The Heath in the opening round of the Laois Shopping Cenrtre SFC after the draws were made...

Volunteers wanted to help build Abbeyleix Bog bridge

Volunteers are being asked to come along to help complete a bog bridge at Abbeyleix Bog on Saturday. This latest piece of infrastructure will add...

Education is changing but Cistercian Roscrea must be saved

Last Thursday night I attended an information meeting in Portlaoise where the vision for the town’s new secondary school was laid bare to a...

Portlaoise hospital agency staff cost an extra €4.5 million

Agency staff at Midlands Regional Hospital in Portlaoise are swelling the wage bill there by €4.5 million. An inability to attract permanent staff means that...

Mark Doheny: 20 Daily Struggles of an Irish Rail Commuter

A lot of people from Laois commute to work in Dublin every day. For most of those, it means getting the train. They'll be...
Gardai are seeking the public's help

Items worth €3,000 stolen from van in Portlaoise

Gardai are seeking the public’s assistance after a van was broken in to outside of the Portlaoise Leisure centre last night. The work van, a...

Laois Championship draws set to take place tonight

The 2017 Laois football and hurling Championship Draws will take place tonight in the Laois Shopping Centre from 7pm. With memories of Jody Dillon’s last...
Paul Lawlor will be hoping to fire and manage Emo back to the big time

Emo and Annanough look in house for new managers

Two of the contenders for the Laois Intermediate Football Championship have turned to long-serving players in a quest to return to the senior ranks. Recently-relegated...

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