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Lucky escape for pilot after crash-landing in Laois

A pilot had a lucky escape when he escaped uninjured when his plane crash-landed at Limetree Airfield in Portlaoise recent. The Pilot of a BRM...

Laois referees to line out in charity game

They have a tough time of it, refereering games in Laois. But this Sunday some of the GAA referees of the county are coming together...

New development levies must allow sustainable development in Laois – Sinn Féin

Sinn Féin says New Development Levies Scheme must encourage and facilitate sustainable development throughout County Laois. A number of proposals have been submitted by their...

Extensive Ballypickas land on the market

Approximately 90 acres of land in Ballypickas is to go under the hammer early next month. The land will be offered in one or two...
Students from Mountrath CS proud as punch with their Leaving Cert results

In Pictures: Great joy for Laois students collecting Leaving Cert results

Over 800 students in Laois collected their Leaving Certificate results this morning. For many, the culmination of years of hard work came today and the...

Endoscopy Unit closed to patients at Portlaoise Hospital

The Endoscopy Unit remaining idle at Midlands Regional Hospital Portlaoise has been labelled a 'scandal'. Sinn Fein TD Brian Stanley said that a reply to...

Laois students breathe sigh of relief as Leaving Cert results are released

There were tears, hugs and celebrations in Laois this morning as 861 students opened Leaving Cert results this morning. Of these, there were 423 female...

Laois student top of the class in Cistercian Roscrea

A Laois student has received the top Leaving Cert results in Cistercian College Roscrea. Finbarr Crowley from Emo, who also got the highest Junior Cert...

Delight in Clonaslee as 1 in 5 students receive over 500 points in Leaving...

The Principal of Clonaslee VS has said they are 'delighted' after it emerged that over 1 in 5 pupils in the school recieved over...

‘Lives being put at risk’ due to ambulance turn around times says Renua leader

Renua Ireland leader John Leahy has challenged the HSE to explain the dangerously low turn around rates for ambulances in Portlaoise and Tullamore. Leahy, who...

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‘Lives being put at risk’ due to ambulance turn around times says Renua leader

Renua Ireland leader John Leahy has challenged the HSE to explain the dangerously low turn around rates for ambulances in Portlaoise and Tullamore. Leahy, who...
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses after all the damage to cars

Appeal for information after armed robbery in Ballybrittas

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to come forward following an armed robbery in Ballybrittas last night. At around 8.20pm, two males entered Murphy's Foodstore. One...

Impressive Castletown equestrian property on the market

A fine equestrian property has come on the market in Castletown, complete with an impressive stone house. Located off the N7 south of Mountrath, near...

Over 800 Laois students to get Leaving Certificate results today

A total of 861 students will receive their Leaving Certificate results across Laois today. Of these, 423 are female and a further 438 are male. In...
The late Jonathan Fitzpatrick who was killed in a car accident at the weekend

Tributes for former Knockbeg student tragically killed in weekend crash

Tributes have poured in for a former Knockbeg College student who was tragically killed in a car crash over the weekend. Jonathan Fitzpatrick, 23, from Keatingstown...
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to a hit and run

Gardaí appeal for information after hit-and-run

Gardaí have renewed their appeal for witnesses following a hit and run collision. The incident took place in Co Carlow on June 17 in Carlow...

Family vows to continue fight for ‘life-changing drug’ for their son

The parents of a young boy with a rare condition are hoping the HSE will reverse a decision not to fund a ‘life-changing drug’. Anne...

Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh to speak in Ballyfin tonight

Legendary GAA commentator Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh will be giving a passion-filled talk in the Deadman's Inn in Ballyfin tonight at 7.30pm. Mícheál will be speaking to...

In Pictures: Connect 2 Laois for Food makes a Happy Pear

Darragh Flynn, one half of the successful Happy Pear business, spoke to a packed-out room for the Connect 2 Laois for Food programme on...

SuperValu Abbeyleix are holding a ‘Baskets For Cash’ fundraiser for SVP

SuperValu Abbeyleix want baskets returned to the store to raise money for St Vincent de Paul (SVP). After noticing that a number of shopping baskets...

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