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Friday, August 14, 2020

Coronavirus: No new deaths and 92 new cases as Laois fares well again

There has been no new Coronavirus deaths reported today – meaning 1,774 is the death toll in Ireland still. While there has been a total...

Applications open for children to take part in Late Late Toy Show

Applications are now open for children to be toy testers or performers at this year's Late Late Toy Show. Applications are now open to children from...

JOB VACANCY: Bracken’s Gala in Portlaoise seeking to hire Scratch Baker

Bracken’s Gala on the Stradbally Road in Portlaoise are seeking a Scratch Baker. The successful candidate will have experience in table or commercial baking...

Laois GAA publish fixtures with senior games to move outside O’Moore Park as Inter-County...

Laois GAA have published their rescheduled club fixtures list for the remainder of 2020. Two alternatives have been published by secretary Niall Handy for a...

Calls for ban on evictions in Laois, Kildare and Offaly during lockdown

A Labour representative has called for the reintroduction of the ban on evictions for Laois, Offaly and Kildare for the duration of the lockdown. Eoin Barry,...

Over 100 observations lodged with An Bord Pleanala over proposed 155 new Portlaoise homes

Over one hundred observations over the plan to build 155 new homes in Portlaoise have been lodged with An Bord Pleanala, the Foxburrow and...

Zach Tuohy set to break Tadhg Kennelly’s AFL record as he also nears significant...

Portlaoise man Zach Tuohy is set to overtake Tadhg Kennelly and go second on the list of most appearances by an Irish player in...

Local man completes staggering feat of 500 marathons

This is incredible. A local man has completed his 500th marathon. Larry Rigney, who hails from Geashill in Offaly, just on the Laois border, completed the...

People in Laois urged to get better informed about palliative care

The All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care (AIIHPC) is calling on people in Laois to learn more about the benefits of palliative...

Deaths in Laois – Thursday, August 13, 2020

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Mary Brady (née Graham) Ash Trees, Stradbally, Laois Formerly Ballydavis, The Heath Portlaoise. Mary...

Laois GAA confirm dates for when championship action will resume

Laois GAA have confirmed the dates when the club championship action in the county will return. Secretary Niall Handy informed clubs tonight via email that...

Moment In Time: Ed Sheeran and The Killers perform at Electric Picnic in 2012

Ah, the Electric Picnic moment in times - like a local Reeling in the Years. Electric Picnic 2012 marked the festival's eighth year on the...

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Coronavirus: One new death and 40 new cases but none in Laois for a...

There has been one new Coronavirus death reported today – meaning 1,774 is the death toll in Ireland. The person who passed away died a...

Two Laois GAA clubs set to begin ‘gradual reopening’ of grounds following Coronavirus cases

Two Laois GAA clubs are set to begin a 'gradual reopening' of their club grounds after being shutdown following two positive Coronavirus cases. Park-Ratheniska and...

Laois receives over €1.2 million for Housing Adaptation Grant

The government has made €73.75 million available in 2020 for Housing Adaptation Grants for Older People and People with a Disability living in private...

Explained: The 14-day rate that has Laois in lockdown – but why there’s some...

The partial lockdown imposed on Laois, Kildare and Offaly  has led to a lot of frustration and anger in Laois which is amplified when...

Laois County Council delegation to meet Minister for Health over Laois lockdown

A delegation of Laois County Councillors will meet with Minister for Health Stephen Donnolly to discuss the restrictions that have been placed upon Laois...

Laois GAA consider not playing in remaining National Football League games in bid to...

Laois GAA have contacted Croke Park to seek clarification on not fulfilling their remaining Allianz Football League Division 2 games in October in a...

‘Disappointed’ and ‘heartbroken’ – Laois business owner fears both premises may not reopen after...

"Every time we close down it is getting tougher to reopen" - so says Portlaoise businessman Donal O'Gorman. Mr O'Gorman, who owns O'Gorman's in Kilminchy...

Laois Cathaoirleach poses eight questions to Health Protection Surveillance Centre on Laois lockdown

The Cathaoirleach of Laois County Council, with the backing of her fellow Laois Councillors, has written a letter to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre...

Championship Diary: Barrowhouse ‘Talk it Over’, death of former Laois hurling manager and this...

Barrowhouse looking good in new jerseys - with a simple message The Barrowhouse footballers got their championship campaign off to a good start last week...

Recent results from Portarlington and The Heath golf clubs

PORTARLINGTON Weekend 18 Hole Stableford on August 18-19 Barry Cribben (12) 40 pts bb9 Brian Byrne (28) 40pts Gross - John McCusker (6) 32 pts ...