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Saturday, March 6, 2021

Coronavirus: Nine further deaths and 522 new cases as top immunologist gives positive Russian...

The health authorities have announced nine further Coronavirus-related deaths and 522 new cases. 4 deaths occurred in March, 3 occurred in February and 1 in...

Tidy Towns and GAA clubs to come together for ‘community clean-up’ this weekend

Community spirit will be alive and well in Laois this weekend as local Tidy Towns groups and GAA clubs come together. On Saturday March 6,...

Two men charged following drug seizures in Laois

Two men have been charged and are due in court following two separate drug seizures in Portlaoise yesterday. Gardai from the Laois Divisional Drugs Unit...

Laois clubs and families called to take part in Jerusalema Dance Challenge with prizes...

Laois clubs and families have been called up to submit their own interpretations of the popular Jerusalema Dance Challenge. Laois Sports Partnership are offering those...
Rory's Stories LaoisToday

LaoisToday Podcast: Rory’s Stories on his Laois links, his own struggles and making a...

In this week's LaoisToday Podcast, presenter Brian Moss chats to Rory O'Connor of Rory's Stories fame. He discusses his family connection to this area -...

Sadness following passing of Laois principal who ‘united three schools’

There was deep sadness last week following the passing of a former principal. Gerard O'Brien, from Portlaoise, passed away on Friday February 26 surrounded by...

Strong Laois connections as West Is Best wins in Clonmel

There was a big win for a Laois trainer and an owner with strong Laois connections in Clonmel yesterday. The 4.35pm Rosegreen Handicap Chase went...

Laois GAA club holding virtual 5km walk in aid of Portlaoise Hospital staff

All of this week, a Laois GAA club are encouraging people to get out and do a 5km walk in aid of Portlaoise Hospital. Colt...

Deaths in Laois – Friday, March 5, 2021

Below are the recent local deaths. May they rest in peace. Tom Finn Blackrock, Dublin / Errill, Laois Tom Finn, late of Blackrock, Dublin and formerly Errill, Co....

Celebrate Mother’s Day at home with Midlands Park Hotel

Midlands Park Hotel are delighted to offer the locals of Laois a chance to enjoy an array of dining options with that special lady...
Joe Mallon Motors

Renault VATBACK and more – Save up to €1,500 on new Renault cars in...

With the Government discontinuing the lower VAT rate and a return to the 23% rate this month, Renault is introducing the new ‘RENAULT VATBACK...

Laois library hosting free ‘mindfulness’ event for those aged 12-14

Mountmellick Library is set to host a free virtual mindfulness event for those aged 12-14. 'Mindfulness for Teens aged 12 -14 years' will be hosted...

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Coronavirus: 39 further deaths and 462 new cases as around 3% of population now...

The health authorities have announced 39 further Coronavirus-related deaths and 462 new cases. 10 of these deaths occurred in March, 12 occurred in February, 13...

Laois Cricket club benefit from Texaco Support For Sport funding

Laois Cricket club is one of 26 sports clubs from around the country who have been chosen to receive funding under the Texaco Support...

New adult LGBT+ service launched in Laois

Laois LGBTI+ Project has announced the launch of their new service which is aimed at supporting adult LGBT+ people in Laois. The group will shortly...

€125,000 in funding allocated to Dunamaise Arts Centre

The Dunamaise Arts Centre in Portlaoise has received funding €125,000 from the Arts Council. This was announced today as the Arts Council granted funding to...

Laois below the national average in terms of Covid deaths and cases, CSO figures...

There has been a total of 64 Covid-related deaths in Laois in the past year, according to figures released by the Central Statistics Office...

Three arrests made in Portarlington as part of investigation into organised crime, drugs and...

Gardaí have arrested three men following a number of searches carried out in the Portarlington area yesterday. The searches were conducted as part of an investigation into...
Rory's Stories LaoisToday

Rory’s Stories on kicking points in Kilcavan and Killeshin bouncing castles

Rory O'Connor (AKA Rory's Stories) is the man behind one of Ireland's most successful social media pages with his comedy Facebook account having over...

45 players nominated for LaoisToday premier intermediate club hurling team of the year

Finalists The Harps and Portlaoise lead the way in our list of nominations for our 2020 Laois premier intermediate club hurling team of the...

Petition launched in bid to have footpath constructed near Laois school

A petition launched to urge Laois County Council to construct a footpath near a Laois school has gathered almost 500 signatures. Faith Quille started the...

Laois footballer Begley hoping to finish inter-county career on a positive note

Laois footballer Colm Begley says he would like to finish his inter-county career on a positive note after an injury hit couple of seasons. A...