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In Pictures: Camross Foroige Club have enjoy Longford Hype Festival

Camross Foroige is running for 11 years to date and last weekend the club with kids aged between 12-17 travelled up to the Hype...

Gardai seize large quantity of drugs and make arrests in Carlow

Gardaí have arrested two men and seized a quantity of drugs in Carlow on the May 23 2018. Gardaí on routine patrol at Rochfort Manor,...

Crowds take to Telfords for massive four day sale

The good weather and promises of huge discounts brought the crowds to Telford's Portlaoise for their annual May sale. Crowds flooded to Fr Brown Avenue...

How your local TDs in Laois, Offaly and Kildare South are voting in the...

The polls will open in less than 24 hours - when the people of Ireland will be asked to vote on whether to retain...

Two Laois GAA clubs hosting golf classics

Two hurling clubs are hosting golf classics in the coming weeks. Rathdowney-Errill are holding their Golf Classic tomorrow Friday May 25 and Saturday May 26...

Laois athletics club set to represent Ireland in European championships this weekend

St Abban's Athletics club women's team are making the 4050 mile round-trip to Finland this weekend to complete in their first-ever European club championships. A...

BREAKING: M7 closed following crash in Laois

The M7 motorway is closed this morning following a crash. The road, which connects Dublin/Cork/Limerick via Laois, has been closed southbound at the Junction 16...

UPDATE: Portlaoise still affected by traffic delays following crash

Portlaoise is still badly affected by traffic as the M7 motorway remains following a crash this morning. The road, which connects Dublin/Cork/Limerick via Laois, has been...

Big rise is Laois electorate ahead of Eight Amendment Referendum

The number of people eligible to vote in Laois in the upcoming Eight Amendment Referendum has grown substantially. Figures released by the Department of Housing...

Stage set for the 2018 Ballyroan Country Music Festival

There will be plenty of craic stirring around Ballyroan again this June Bank Holiday Weekend as the Ballyroan Country Festival is set for its...

Stalwart Begley impressed by impact of younger Laois players

Since Colm Begley returned to Ireland from Australian Rules football in 2009, he has been an ever-present in Laois teams. The Stradbally native played the...

Laois GAA set to make up to €20,000 from arrival of Dubs this weekend

The stage is set for Dublin to play Wicklow in O'Moore Park for the Leinster football quarter-final this weekend. A rare fixture for the Dubs...

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The proposed new library in Portlaoise on the site of the old Shaw's building

Long-awaited tenders for new library will be issued shortly

A contractor will be appointed by the end of this year or early next year for the building of the new library in Portlaoise. This...

Deaths in Laois – Thursday, May 24, 2018

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Edmund Purcell Grattan st., Portlaoise, Laois Purcell, Grattan St., Portlaoise May 21st 2018 Suddenly...

Our guide to what’s on at the weekend

FRIDAY MAY 25 Table quiz in aid of children with Austism in Portarlington The Dublin Bar are holding a table quiz in aid of children with...

Portlaoise AFC back to winning ways to keep promotion hopes alive – plus all...

A Jason Caffrey goal from the penalty spot was the crucial score as Portlaoise AFC returned to winning ways with a vital win away...
The Laois minor football Team Picture: Paul Dargan

Laois survive late Wexford rally to claim second win

Laois 0-11 Wexford 2-3 Leinster Minor Football Championship Round 2 Laois have a second win in the Leinster minor championship after surviving a late Wexford rally. Donncha...

In Pictures: Abbeyleix students showcase their art in the Dunamaise Arts Centre

Abbeyleix FEC students are currently having their art showcased in the Dunamaise Arts Centre A variety of disciplines including ceramics, textiles, drawing, print and painting...

LIVE BLOG: Follow all the action as Laois take on Wexford in Leinster minor...

We're back in Innovate Wexford Park tonight on this gloriously sunny evening. Just ten days ago, the Laois senior footballers produced a miracle comeback to...

Incredible Izzy donates her locks to cancer charity

Izzy Pestell made an huge sacrifice and gave an incredible 12 inches of hair to the Little Princess Trust yesterday Tuesday May 22. The eight...

In Pictures: Laois players star as Knockbeg College claim hurling title

Knockbeg College 3-11 PDSL Bagenalstown 1-8 TopOil South Leinster C U-14 Hurling Final Knockbeg College won the TopOil South Leinster 'C' U-14 hurling championship final played in...
The Laois minor hurling team has been named

Laois minor hurling team named ahead of Kilkenny game

Laois minor hurling manager Enda Lyons has named his team for Friday night's meeting against Kilkenny. The team shows two personnel changes and a number...