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The Heath Ladies Rounders team make winning start

The Heath ladies announced their comeback to the rounders scene with an emphatic victory over Clonaslee on The Heath on Sunday morning. The foundations were...

Three Portlaoise girls named on Ireland basketball squad for European championships

Three young basketball players from the Portlaoise Panthers Club have been selected on the Ireland U-16 squad for this summer's European Championships in Montenegro. Gillian...
Super Troopers Promoting Mental Health , Pictured are Mountrath Community School, the secondary school winners - Pic: Marc O’Sullivan

Two Laois secondary schools scoop prestigious Mental Health Awards

St Patrick’s Mental Health Services held its Mission Possible awards this week, celebrating the achievements of schools around the country in promoting positive mental...

In Pictures: Big Laois crowd enjoy top hospitality on Day 1 of Punchestown festival

Day 1 of the Punchestown Festival saw incredible drama and the annual National Hunt meeting drew thousands to the Kildare venue once again. There's any...

Footpaths in local cemetery make it ‘dangerous to carry a corpse’

It is dangerous to carry a corpse at the graveyard in Raheen, due to the state of the footpaths there, it has been claimed. Cllr...

Contribution of Laois to Concern charity to be recognised

The contribution of Laois people towards Concern Worldwide’s work over the last 50 years will be celebrated at a special event in Portlaoise on...

Golden Car Wash in Laois Shopping Centre offers great deals for car wash service...

Golden Car Wash in Laois Shopping Centre, which has been open for the past six years, is the perfect location to get your car...

Famous five-star Laois hotel is put on the market

One of Laois's best-known hotels has been put up for sale by its owners, who only own the property for just under a year. The...

JOB VACANCIES: Oakdale Nursing Home are looking for staff

Oakdale Nursing Home in Portarlington are looking to fill the following roles: Health Care Assistants Required for: Part-Time positions for Day/Night duty and Weekend shifts Requirements Be passionate...

10 years in business as Stradbally Fayre restuarant celebrates significant milestone

The popular, well-known and busy Laois restaurant Stradbally Fayre is celebrating 10 years in business and to mark the occasion they have a range...

Electric Picnic charity cycle gearing up for 10th year

The Tour de Picnic, the Electric Picnic's annual charity cycle, is gearing up for its tenth year. Festival goers who sign up for the 80km...

Double blow for Sugrue as two players head to the USA

Laois manager John Sugrue has confirmed that two members of his panel have departed and are set to spend the summer in America. Portarlington duo...

Laois woman recalls her own personal story as she campaigns for Yes Vote

An award-winning Laois theatre-maker has given a very honest account of her own personal story as she campaigns in favour of a Yes Vote...

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Friends of Rachel Flanagan to run Women's Mini Marathon in her memory

Friends of beloved Portarlington teen to run marathon in her memory

A group of friends of a young Portarlington woman who passed away last month are to run the Women's Mini Marathon in her memory. Rachel...

Golf Classic in aid of Cuisle Centre aiming to raise much needed funds

The third annual Cuisle Centre Golf Classic takes place this Friday April 27 in The Heritage Golf Club Killenard. Last year the event raised over...
Deaths in Laois

Deaths in Laois – Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Michael (Mick) Hughes Iver Bucks, England and late of Ballylehane Upper, Wolfhill, Laois Passed...
Laois will face Meath

Experimental Laois footballers go down to Meath in Graiguecullen

Laois 1-14 Meath 2-17 Senior Inter-County Challenge Match The Laois Senior footballers lost out to Meath tonight in a challenge match in Graiguecullen. John Sugrue used 29...
Members of the Laois Hurlers Golf Society

In Pictures: Glorious sunshine and a huge turnout at Laois Hurlers Golf Society outing

The sun shone brightly on The Heath on Saturday morning for the Laois Hurlers Golf Society outing. The origins of the Laois Hurlers GS date...

Laois player named joint UCD footballer of the year

What a year it has been for Evan O'Carroll. The Crettyard man has already lifted two trophies and has now been recognised by one of...

Killeshin’s U-16 claim Carlow Soccer League title

Killeshin FC u-16s have secured the the Carlow and District Juvinile U-16 league undefeated and by a league record of 25 points. They clinched the...

WATCH: Laois keeper the penalty shoot-out hero as Waterford defeat Cork again

A couple of weeks ago, Waterford FC defeated reigning League of Ireland Premier Division champions in a fiery game. The tie ended in a mass...

One detained after overnight robberies in Portlaoise

Gardaí have detained one person after two overnight robberies in Portlaoise. The incidents took place overnight and the person, who is a male, was arrested...

Referendum Watch: How Laois-Offaly voted in the 1986 Marriage Referendum

In less than a month, the country will go to the polls for another referendum as we're asked to vote on the hugely emotive...