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Death occurs of Hugh McDonnell, former Cistercian Roscrea principal

The death has occurred of Hugh McDonnell, the former principal of Cistercian College Roscrea. Hugh McDonnell was a long-serving Irish teacher in the school after...

Laois native announced as Green Week ambassador

Ballacolla native Seamus Hoyne has been named as an EU Green Week 2017 Ambassador - one of only three in the entire continent. Mr Hoyne, who...

Ballyroan set for Family Fun Day

A family fun day takes place in Ballyroan tomorrow, Sunday, May 28. The event, which gets underway at 11am, is organised by the Ballyroan Parents Association...

Panama hat donning President Higgins wowed by Abbeyleix Bog

Tricolours were waved as enthusiastic cheering crowds greeted the visit of President Michael D Higgins to Abbeyleix on Thursday. As the sun beamed down on...

Check out these brilliant Alf Harvey photos as President Michael D Higgins visits Abbeyleix...

It's usually back-breaking work that people associate with the bog but Abbeyleix on a beautiful Thursday afternoon yesterday was a different story altogether as...

‘Patients and their families need to be treated with far more respect,’ says Laois...

Fianna Fáil TD for Laois Sean Fleming has given a cautious welcome to the HSE Maternity Clinical Complaints Review following its publication on Tuesday. Deputy...

Funky Cafe in Portlaoise Educate Together NS is a roaring success

Portlaoise Educate Together NS raise over €700 with the launch of their Funky Cafe Tim's 5th class students continued to show their entrepreneurial skills with...
A brilliant day of entertainment at the Dunamaise Arts centre

High quality theatre event a success in Dunamaise

The Laois Youth Theatre junior and senior groups hosted a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon of theatre in the Dunamaise Arts Centre last Sunday. A large number...
Mark Doheny perfectly describes how Laois all deal with the sunshine

They’re giving great weather for the week …

There's nothing like a good spell of weather - and we're supposed to be in for a good one again this week with temperatures...

Some great photos as Portarlington students take to the streets for annual 5km run

The long-term weather forecast for Friday was dreadful with thunder and lightning storms predicted. However once more the sun shone down on what is believed...
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