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In Pictures: See what was seized in €1 million drugs bust

Gardai have seized drugs, a sawn-off shotgun and amunition in a raid of a house on the Laois/Offaly border. They say that the combined estimated...
Gardai are investigating after a contractor was assaulted

Building contractor assaulted by group in Portlaoise

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses after a building contractor was assaulted by a group of people. It is understood that the builder was carrying out...
Gardaí seized cocaine and a number of other drugs

‘Substantial’ drugs and firearms seizure overnight

There has been what Gardaí are calling a 'substantial' drugs and firearms seizure overnight. They say that the combined estimated value of the find is...

Italian fans to visit Portlaoise for Mary Coughlan gig

A group of Italian fans of Mary Coughlan will pay a visit to Portlaoise shortly when the blues singer Mary Coughlan performs at the...

Deaths in Laois – Thursday, October 19, 2017

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Mary (May) Wall Rossmore, Errill, Laois The death has occurred of Mary (May) WALL Rossmore,...
Good news for Portlaoise as 45 minutes free parking approved

Patrons in Portlaoise Town Centre to get 45 minutes free parking

There is good news for people who shop and work in Portlaoise this morning as they will get 45 minutes free parking in the...
Ciarán McEvoy makes our latest Football Team of the week

Seven clubs represented in our latest football team of the week

The football season on the domestic front reached its conclusion at adult level over the weekend. The senior final was played and for the 33rd...

Power cut keeps popular Fisherman’s Inn closed

The temporary closure of Fisherman’s Inn due to a powercut has given owner Sean Ward a glimpse of what retirement would be like -...
Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Charlie Flanagan says new legislation will help the elderly in Laois

Ministerial praise for Laois-Offaly gardai as crime rate drops

The Minister for Justice and Equality and Fine Gael TD for Laois-Offaly  Charlie Flanagan, has praised the Gardai in Laois-Offaly in the Dáil, in...

Almost 2,000 homes without water in Rathdowney

Around seventeen-hundred people are currently without water in Rathdowney. Irish Water says the public supply has been hit by a power outage at the Galmoy...

Five Laois hurlers to represent Ireland this weekend at hurling/shinty international

Five Laois hurlers have been named on Ireland teams for the hurling/shinty internationals which take place in Scotland this weekend. Enda Rowland, Ross King and...

Laois woman in Irish Australian business awards final

A Laois woman who emigrated from The Heath to Australia has been selected as a finalist in the 2017 Irish Australian Business Awards People’s...

And the winner of our coffee brew competition is …

With Ophelia having gone on her merry way and people venturing back out and about again, we had a great giveaway thanks to our...

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Gardaí investigating robberies at opposite ends of the county

Gardaí have launched investigations after two robberies occurred yesterday at opposite ends of the county. One incident took place in Ballymorris Manor in Portarlington at...

Students show support as Sleep out for Simon approaches

Storm Brian won’t deter the determined participants from taking part in the Sleep Out for Simon in O’Moore Park on Friday night but an...
All the talking points as Portlaoise reclaimed the Jack Delaney Cup

6 Talking Points as Portlaoise win Jack back again

In the end there was 12 points between the sides, a somewhat harsh margin on Ballylinan given their gallant first-half performance. But there was no...
All of this week's Laois GAA fixtures

All of this week’s Laois GAA fixtures

The domestic scene in Laois is almost at and end now. The hurling and football championships at adult level concluded with the senior football final...
Deaths in Laois

Deaths in Laois – Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Martin Byrne Balbriggan, Dublin / Ashbourne, Meath / Maganey, Laois Martin Byrne died...

All of this weekend’s CCFL soccer fixtures

Week 9 of the Combined Counties Football League is here and we have every fixture below: Saturday October 21 All Games at 2.30 unless stated LFA Youths...
New Laois U-17 Football manager Donnacha Phelan

New Laois U-17 football manager to follow in father’s footsteps

The new Laois U-17 football manager will be put forward for ratification at next Monday's County Committee meeting. Ballyfin's Donncha Phelan is the man that...
This Laois mother has recalled the terrifying Ryanair flight she was on Sunday

Laois mother recalls horror Ryanair flight during Hurricane Ophelia

A Portlaoise mother has told how she feared she would 'never see her kids again' after she and her husband flew through Hurricane Ophelia...

Caution advised as one road closed and obstructions expected

All major roads in Laois are now deemed passable with the Mountmellick to Ballyfin Road expected to be re-open later this evening. Over 200 calls...

Warning over fallen live power lines on Laois road

The public in Laois has been warned about live power lines on the Ballyfin to Mountmellick Road, with caution advised on main roads. "Laois County...