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Disappointment for Panthers and Portlaoise ladies rugby

There was disappointment for both the ladies of Portlaoise Panthers basketball and Portlaoise rugby as they went down in their respective games today. The Portlaoise...

Laois teenager part of Irish silver medalist relay team at Schools Cross Country Internationals

Laois teenager Ava O'Connor made Irish athletics history today as part of the silver medal winning SIAB Schools Cross Country Internationals mixed relay team. Ava was...
The Laois Ladies senior footballer championship has been delayed following an appeal

Emo and Courtwood share the spoils in seven-goal thriller

Emo 3-13 Courtwood 4-10 Laois Shopping Centre ACFL Division 1B Competitive meetings between parish rivals Courtwood and Emo have been rare enough occurrences over the years...

Remember the Game: Clough-Ballacolla win U-21 hurling title on St Patrick’s Day in 2005

Clough-Ballacolla 2-9 Ballinakill 0-6 2004 Laois U-21 HC Final Not for the first time, an U-21 championship went overtime and into the following year. On St Patrick's...

Durrow students raise over €1,000 on World Down Syndrome Day

Incredible acts of kindness and generosity were displayed across the globe as we celebrated World Down Syndrome Day. This was highlighted in Our Lady's Meadow National School,...

Laois football team named for crucial clash with Carlow this Sunday

Brought to you in association with Cllr Ben Brennan The Laois senior football team to face Carlow in Sunday's must-win Allianz Football League Division 3...

‘Busy’ Laois village could be set to receive new road safety measures

A village in Laois could be set to receive new road safety measures for traffic control. Ballaghmore, Borris-in-Ossory, was the subject of discussion for new...

Fianna Fáil add candidate to their team for European Elections

There was a bit of a shock at the Fianna Fáil European Election selection convention for the Ireland South constituency last week when Wexford...

Well-known Portlaoise business honours 20-year-old gift voucher

There is no disputing but that we live in the digital age. Virtually everything is available online. However, there is a downside to the digital...

John Whelan: Don’t mind what they say, of course there’s an alternative Government

Remember 7 Days? Ok, Today Tonight then? Today Tonight Election Specials with Basil Chubb, Brian Farrell and John Bowman. Now there’s an A-Team of number...

Zach Tuohy ambitious as ever as he tackles his 10th Aussie Rules season

Time flies when you’re having fun. It certainly has for Portlaoise footballer Zach Tuohy. Where did the last ten years go? This weekend Zach, the...

Fr Paddy: Spring – a blessed season of Hope

According to the English Catholic priest-cardinal John Henry Newman, “Growth is the only evidence of life.” Life is then most apparent in the springtime with...

Buggie School of Irish Dancing honoured for incredible Community Games success

The Chamber of Laois County Council was packed on Friday night as some of the county's best Irish dancers were honoured at a Civic...

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Gardaí investigating after car broken into in Laois

Following a car being broken into in Laois, Gardaí are investigating the incident. Gardaí are investigating the incident which happened in Capponellan woods near Durrow. It...

Laois’s Sansa Stark talks about acting on the internationally renowned Game of Thrones

As the much anticipated final season of HBO's Game of Thrones series returns to our screens on April 14, 2019, we're proud to say...

Heartbreak for Scoil Chríost Rí with Leinster football final loss

Scoil Chríost Rí 4-4 St Oliver's (Meath) 4-14 Ladies School’s Senior D  Leinster Football Final A successful season came to an end for Scoil Chríost Rí's...

Portlaoise hospital still not administering abortions

Nearly four months after the deadline, Portlaoise Hospital still isn’t providing abortions. According to Midlands 103, a statement from the Midlands Regional Hospital, Portlaoise, claims...

Slight drop in 2018 agricultural land price in Laois – but high success rate...

The average price of farm land in Laois fell slightly in 2018 - but it still remains above the national average. It has also one...

Laois man Michael set to take First Dates by storm next week

We've waited what has felt like an eternity for this - but it is now less than six days away. Mountrath man Michael Boyhan will...

Women in Sport: From underdog to a guiding light in Irish women’s rugby, it’s...

Brought to you in association with The Heritage Hotel and Spa This week saw Irish rugby star Alison Miller hang up her international jersey for...

EXPLAINED: How Laois camogie can remain in division 2 of the league

This weekend sees Laois intermediate camogie go up against Antrim in their final game of division 2. So far, Laois have won one game against...

Election Diary: Campaign launch, political rejuvenation pledge and cyber security potential

It is just under three months until the Elections and our eighth Election Diary is now here. We look at the latest political pieces as...

Deaths in Laois – Friday, March 22, 2019

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Patrick (Paddy) Hayden 12 Church Avenue, Stradbally, Laois Funeral arrangements to follow. Anne MacNulty-Farrell (née...