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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...
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...

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...

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...
Anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated

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...
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...

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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...
Storm Brian is set to batter us again this weekend

Brace yourselves: Storm Brian set to batter us once again

Come on Mother Nature, what have we done to upset you? Just a few hours after Hurricane Ophelia wreaked havoc across the country and county,...

Massive safety operation in place as two roads remain closed

Two roads in Laois remain impassable as the scale of damage caused by Ex Hurricane Ophelia becomes apparent today. Over 100 council staff and retained...

In Pictures: The scale of Storm Ophelia damage across Laois

Homes across Laois will be left to count the cost of Ex-Hurricane Ophelia which has been battering the region for a number of hours. ESB...
Anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated

Ophelia doesn’t deter criminals in Laois as Gardaí launch appeal after robbery

Despite the fact that Ireland was gripped by the worst storm to hit us in decades yesterday, crimes were still committed. Gardaí are appealing for...

Portarlington Area Plan public meeting on Wednesday

Members of the public are being urged to come to a public meeting on the Local Area Plan for Portarlington 2018 - 2014. The open...

Portarlington Lions Club grateful for help after man airlifted to hospital

A man who had to be airlifted from the Portarlington Lions Club Hunt recently was recovering in hospital over the weekend. Over 80 horses and...

These are the Laois roads most affected by Storm Ophelia

The Laois Crisis Management Team - which comprises the County Council, An Garda Siochana and the HSE - have issued an update on the...

Laois pensioner ‘tormented’ over missing Jack Russell

A former Laois footballer in his 80s is desperate to be reunited with his beloved Jack Russell who ran away from a GAA field...

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