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In Pictures: Reptiles let loose in Portarlington, Portlaoise and Mountmellick

There were tarantulas, scorpions, lizards and snakes in Portarlington, Portlaoise and Mountmellick yesterday. But there is no need to fear. The reptiles were in Portarlington,...

One in five students experience unexpected rent increases

One in five students experience unexpected rent increases during college, and 36 percent of students needed between one to three months to find their...
Danny Hickey, Michael Keogh and Adam Campion pictured with the Philadelphia Senior Championship trophy

Championship glory for Laois lads in America

Three St Joseph's players tasted championship success in America on Sunday. Michael Keogh, Danny Hickey and Adam Campion headed to the USA at the start...

Renowed local singer to perform in Portlaoise

A renowned Laois singer who has toured internationally will return to her roots for a local concert later this month in Portlaoise. Mezzo-soprano Heather Fogarty...

Moment in Time: The Electric Picnic Festival in 2008

Can you believe the Electric Picnic will be 14 years old next weekend? Well it will be and, despite a brief moment of uncertainty around...

Former Lion and Irish captain to speak in Portlaoise

A former Irish rugby captain and Munster legend will be the guest speaker at a Laois Business Networking Evening in September. Kerry native Mick Galwey...
Mark Attride Memorial Cycle

Quiz night in aid of Mark Attride Memorial Cycle

The Mark Attride Memorial Cycle will take place next month and ahead of that, a quiz night will be held to raise funds. Taking place...
Deaths in Laois

Deaths in Laois – Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Patricia Lacumbre (née Ryan) Parnell Cresent, Portlaoise, Laois Funeral arrangements later. Elizabeth (Lizzy) Sheeran (née...

Camross crowned Laois minor champions

Camross 2-15 Castletown-Slieve Bloom 0-16 Laois Shopping Centre MHC 'A' Final Camross are Laois MHC 'A' champions for only the second time ever - and the...
Follow our Live Blog of the MHC final

Live Blog: Last ever Laois MHC final

The last ever Laois Minor Hurling Championship final takes place tonight as old rivals Camross and Castletown-Slieve Bloom go head to head. The age grade...
There was disappointment for Alison Miller and the Ireland ladies rugby team this evening

WATCH: Alison Miller scores wonder try for Ireland at World Cup

It wasn't a great afternoon for the Irish Women's Rugby team. In fact, it probably hasn't been a great tournament for the side full stop. As...
The new fixtures for the hurling championships are here

A preview of tonight’s Minor Hurling Championship final

Tonight sees O’Moore Park host the last ever Minor A Hurling Championship final. The age grade will be scrapped at the end of this year...

Students should be wary of rental scams, warns local TD

Chair of the Oireachtas Committee on Education and Skills Fiona O’Loughlin TD has urged students in Laois to be wary of rental scams. The Fianna...

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WATCH: Almost one million views for Portarlington teen’s rendition of Adele song

Shannon Bryan's take on Adele's Hello as Gaeilge has racked up an incredible 999,568 views as of Tuesday morning. She performed the breathtaking rendition in the...

Portlaoise U-13 Rounders: From newcomers to All-Ireland champions

It takes a lot to win an All-Ireland final. It takes something even greater to set up your own team and win an All-Ireland,...

Leaving Cert Diary: The results are out, the offer is made – I’m going...

When I was about 15 years old I discovered my dream course (Arts with Creative Writing) in my dream college (NUI Galway), and decided...

Fit with Brid: Simplifying Carbs and Fat

In the early 80s, diet culture began to grow serious momentum and back then it was built on a belief that low-fat was the...

Camross crowned Laois minor champions

Camross 2-15 Castletown-Slieve Bloom 0-16 Laois Shopping Centre MHC 'A' Final Camross are Laois MHC 'A' champions for only the second time ever - and the...
Follow our Live Blog of the MHC final

Live Blog: Last ever Laois MHC final

The last ever Laois Minor Hurling Championship final takes place tonight as old rivals Camross and Castletown-Slieve Bloom go head to head. The age grade...
There was disappointment for Alison Miller and the Ireland ladies rugby team this evening

WATCH: Alison Miller scores wonder try for Ireland at World Cup

It wasn't a great afternoon for the Irish Women's Rugby team. In fact, it probably hasn't been a great tournament for the side full stop. As...
The new fixtures for the hurling championships are here

A preview of tonight’s Minor Hurling Championship final

Tonight sees O’Moore Park host the last ever Minor A Hurling Championship final. The age grade will be scrapped at the end of this year...

Students should be wary of rental scams, warns local TD

Chair of the Oireachtas Committee on Education and Skills Fiona O’Loughlin TD has urged students in Laois to be wary of rental scams. The Fianna...
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WATCH: Almost one million views for Portarlington teen’s rendition of Adele song

Shannon Bryan's take on Adele's Hello as Gaeilge has racked up an incredible 999,568 views as of Tuesday morning. She performed the breathtaking rendition in the...