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TFI Local Link Laois-Offaly announce details of new bus service connecting Portlaoise to Thurles

TFI (Transport for Ireland) Local Link Laois-Offaly have announced details of the new 858 service connecting Portlaoise to Thurles, which will operate Monday to...
Newtown NS Active Flag

In Pictures: Active Flag goes up as Newtown NS bring the curtain down on...

Over the last couple of years, Newtown National School in Crettyard completed a programme of activities designed to achieve an Active Flag for the...

LaoisToday Podcast: Electric Picnic – Yes or No? And is the Leaving Cert now...

On this week's LaoisToday Podcast, Stradbally-based county councillor Paschal McEvoy joined presenter Paul Downey and Steven Miller to discuss Electric Picnic and whether or...

Laois woman at the heart of the gruelling Bristol Channel swim in support of...

On July 22, five middle aged women will set off in relay format to swim across the Bristol Channel at its widest point –...

Here are all of the latest golf results from around the county

We have results from Mountrath, Portarlington and The Heath. If any club would like to have their results featured please send them to news@laoistoday.ie Check out...

In Pictures: Laois family make donation to four organisation who saved their dad’s life...

A Laois man, his sister in law and his friend cycled, ran and kayaked to raise €7,000 for the services who helped save his...
Meeting called Cemetery

Calls for cameras to be installed in Laois cemetery to stamp out ‘thefts’ and...

A call has been made for security cameras to be installed at a Laois cemetery. Fianna Fail Councillor Catherine Fitzgerald put down the motion in...
Behind the scenes, Castlecuffe N.S. line up for the cameras at the Cumann Na mBunscoil hurling and camogie finals at O'Moore Park some years ago

Breaking Ball: Cumann na mBunscol the greatest sporting victim of Covid

"Is it as far away as Killadooley?" When I think back on my very happy primary school days in Rath National School, invariably the first...
Ben O'Connor

Mixed emotions for Portlaoise youngster as bad injury makes it a county final success...

Portlaoise GAA club are no strangers to winning county football titles and they were again on the winning podium on Monday evening when they...
Deaths in Laois

Deaths in Laois – Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Below are the recent local deaths. May they rest in peace. Paul Hartill Ballylinan, Laois Paul Hartill, The Crescent, Ballylinan, Co. Laois, June 19th 2021 at St. James’s...
GAA return

Here are all of Tuesday’s Laois GAA results

After all of the excitement with juvenile finals last night, there was just the one juvenile final down for decision this evening. St Joseph's got...

Laois’s newest soccer club on finding a home, making a great start and plans...

With the weekend just gone, we saw the return of competitive soccer in Laois in the form of the CCFL Summer Competition. For one club,...

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New Patient Advocacy Service established to assist those in Laois who wish to to...

A newly established Patient Advocacy Service is offering support to people in the Laois area who want to make a complaint about the care...

Popular RTE dating show seeking Laois singletons for brand new series

First Dates Ireland is back for a brand-new series and the match making is in full swing. The hit RTÉ2 show is looking for men...

Killeshin Hotel hosting wedding showcase this weekend, June 26-27

The Killeshin Hotel in Portlaoise will host a Wedding Showcase for couples this Saturday and Sunday between 12-4pm. Couples will be able to view the perfect set-up for...
The Market House in Stradbally, the home of the Stradbally Farmers Market

Wide range of traders as Stradbally Farmers Market goes from strength to strength

Stradbally Farmers market has been operating in Market Square since October 2020 where it takes place every Friday from 2pm to 5pm. Laois County Council...

Mink farming in Laois set to be ‘phased out’ under new government bill

A fur farm in Laois will be forced to cease operations by 2022 under a new government bill. The Journal.ie is reporting that Minister for...

€40,000 to be distributed to almost 70 clubs in Laois to help them return...

Over €40,000 is to be distributed to almost 70 clubs in Laois to help them return to sport and physical activities post Covid-19 lockdown,...

Two Laois schools set to feature in new music video for local singer

Schools up and down the country may have had very little to get excited about during the pandemic months - but now two primary...

All of the latest GAA fixtures as county action set to resume

After a week dedicated solely to club football this coming week will see a hybrid of club and county action. On Saturday, the Laois minor...
The Laois minor footballers beat Dublin in 2007

Remember the Game: Smith stars as Laois down the Dubs on the way to...

Laois 2-12 Dublin 1-3 2007 Leinster MFC Quarter Final Replay This week’s Remember the Game takes us back 14 years to when the Laois minor footballers...

‘€180 billion cost of Climate Bill is obscene and it must be challenged’ says...

Independent TD for Laois-Offaly, Carol Nolan, has launched a scathing attack on the Government's Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Bill 2021. Deputy Nolan...