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Shane Buggie of QRI winning third place in marketing at the PDST Get up and Go competition for TY Mini Company students in Kilkenny

Success for Portlaoise CBS at TY Mini Company competition

St Mary's CBS Portlaoise were represented by four mini companies at the PDST Get up and Go competition in Kilkenny yesterday. It was a hugely...

Two Kilkenny men jailed for incident in Ballacolla

Two Kilkenny men were this week convicted of possession of house-breaking implements which Gardai believe may have been used for farm burglaries. Rick Smith (35) of...
The Ned Buggy Memorial Run will be held next month

Son launches run in aid of Pieta House for beloved dad

Shane Buggy, son of Crettyard man Ned Buggy, has launched a run in his late dad's memory to raise funds for Pieta House. The Buggy...

A Portarlington shop is holding its 14th annual Daffodil Day fundraiser this Friday

For the 14th consecutive year, Fifty Seven Boutique in Portarlington will hold its Daffodil Day Coffee Day in aid of the Irish Cancer Society. "We've...
Stradbally man Dean Maher has launched the campaign

Stradbally man launches solo run to fund mental health services in schools

A young Stradbally man has launched his own campaign to improve mental health services in Laois schools. Dean Maher, 21, was inspired to do something...

Landmark Mountmellick business of 70 years on the market

A landmark Mountmellick business which has been owner-run for the past 70 years has come on the market. Hanlon's shop on O'Moore Street has a...
All 16 of the Portlaoise CBS students who went on the Zambia trip this year

Portlaoise CBS students round off Zambia trip with final get-together

The organisers behind the recent St Mary's CBS Zambia trip recently got to unwind and say thanks to those who supported and helped the...
Portlaoise Town Centre is set to undergo a revamp

Laois people invited to meeting to discuss Portlaoise redevelopment

The people of Laois and Portlaoise are being invited to a meeting to help shape the revamp of Portlaoise town centre. The meeting is the...
It was certainly a snow filled morning all over the county

Some more great photos and video as Laois people go snow mad

Today was a really strange day. There are nine days left in March but yet, we had the biggest snowfall we've had in years. People...

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It was certainly a snow filled morning all over the county

Some more great photos and video as Laois people go snow mad

Today was a really strange day. There are nine days left in March but yet, we had the biggest snowfall we've had in years. People...

Lovely video of the Rathdowney St Patrick’s Day parade

We're not over St Patrick's Day just yet. Last week we brought you unbeatable coverage of the parades around the county and the hits keep...
Ger Dunne, owner of Emmet Stores, says his business has been decimated

Mountmellick shop owner calls for compensation over ‘€30k lost revenue’

The owner of Emmet Stores in Mountmellick is calling for compensation to be paid to him by Laois Co Council as he claims he...
Cathaoirleach of LCC Tom Mulhall pressed not to shake US President's hand Picture: Alf Harvey/HRPhoto.ie

Extra Portarlington Leisure Centre car spaces will cost over €30,000

An extra twenty car park spaces at Portarlington Leisure Centre will cost an estimated €33,000. The works will be carried out subject to the necessary...
Signposts in Laois are under threat says county councillor

Heavy metal sign stealing epidemic continues

Road stop signs continue to be stolen around the county with eight signs having to be replaced around Portarlington in recent days. It had been...
Orla Dunne (left) and Olwyn Hanson after completing the Aer Arann half marathon last year in aid of the Temple Street Childrens Hospital

Laois girls fund-raising for latest half marathon on Aran Islands

Laois girls Olwyn Hanson and Orla Dunne are holding a fundraiser in Portlaoise tomorrow night ahead of their latest half marathon in the Aran...
Flemings Bar in Newtown was burgled this morning

Appeal for witnesses after Crettyard pub burgled

Gardai are appealing for witnesses after Flemings Bar in Newtown was broken into this morning. The raiders gained access to the premises by throwing a rubbish...
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses after The Wheel Inn was ransacked

Appeal for information after The Wheel Inn burgled

An appeal for information has been launched after a pub in The Heath was burgled yesterday. The Wheel Inn was broken into some time between...
It is snowing in parts of Laois this morning

Thousands of houses across Laois endure power cut

A total of 854 homes and businesses are without power this morning in Portlaoise and close to Ballyragget on the south county boundary. ESB crews...
O'Moore Park is covered in snow this morning

We’re walking in a Winter Wonderland (But it’s nearly April!!)

The people of Laois woke up covered in white fluffy stuff this morning. The night before brought snow - and lots of it. While it might...

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