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Institute of Technology Carlow will be hoping to make history this weekend

IT Carlow success is completely student driven

IT Carlow will strive for Fitzgibbon Cup glory this weekend in Dangan with their mission beginning this afternoon against UCC. The college – who are managed by...

All the results and some great pictures as Laois Ploughing celebrates 50 years

Laois ploughing celebrated its 50th Laois County Ploughing match in style over the weekend. OPEN INTERMEDIATE CONVENTIONAL 1st - Billy Donnelly 2nd - Martin Reilly 3rd - David...

From Rathdowney to Galway Utd – the road less travelled

Laois man Shane Keegan recently introduced himself to a group in Galway United, as being from “Rathdowney, a hotbed of soccer”, to much bemusement. But...

Why GAA Congress must lift the ban on 17-year-olds

This weekend the annual GAA Congress will take place in Croke Park. There's plenty of things up for decision that will grab the national headlines....
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...

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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...
The Divas are at it again with their latest column

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...

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