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Laois law student wins illustrious Irish language advocacy competition

A Killenard-based law student won a prestigious Irish language advocacy competition in the Four Courts, Dublin recently. The Irish language moot court Bréagchúirt Uí Dhálaigh...

Laois manager Brennan makes six changes to starting team for Carlow game

Laois got their 2019 campaign off to a stellar start as they got the better of Offaly in the opening round of the Walsh...

UPDATED: Laois’s O’Byrne Cup game against Wexford OFF due to Storm Deirdre

We have the first sporting casualties of Storm Deirdre. The Laois senior footballers clash with Wexford in the O'Byrne Cup has been postponed due to...

Ballylinan forward Walsh cut from Laois senior football panel

At one stage in 2018, Ballylinan forward Gary Walsh was the highest scorer in the country - but he will not feature for Laois...

In Pictures: All-Ireland winners visit their favourite hurley maker in Laois

Where do you go for All-Ireland winning hurleys? Well Hurler of the Year Cian Lynch and All-Ireland winning Limerick captain Declan Hannon come to...

Ireland’s Fittest Family contestants visit local school

The McDonald family have made themselves household names from their stellar shifts all through the course of Ireland's Fittest Family to earn a coveted place...

Laois school added to Road Salting Programme for 2018-19

Cllr Catherine Fitzgerald is "delighted and hopes it is always salted" on news that the the road from the roundabout to The Heath school...

Deaths in Laois – Saturday, December 15, 2018

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Maureen O’Connor Newpark, Portlaoise, Laois Suddenly at home. Maureen beloved daughter of the late...

Much-changed Laois look to get O’Byrne Cup back on track against Wexford

John Sugrue's Laois footballers are looking to recover from a poor start to the O'Byrne Cup when they face Wexford this afternoon. Laois lost heavily...

Met Éireann issue weather warnings ahead of Storm Deirdre

The fourth storm of the season is set to hit us today and Met Eireann has issued a warning. Storm Deirdre is set to hit...

Remembering Laois’s role in the famous 1918 election – 100 years on

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the historic 1918 election. It was the final election to include the whole island of Ireland and it was one...

In Pictures: Killeshin host end of season awards and 1993 team reunion night

Killeshin GAA held a very successful awards night recently. The Carlow border club named their players of the year and also honoured the Killeshin members...

Long-serving Laois footballer announces retirement ahead of 2019 season

After featuring in the O'Byrne Cup last week, Laois footballer Darren Strong has announced his inter-county retirement, bringing to an end a lengthy career...

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Ryan earns bronze in World Swimming championships

Shane Ryan has won a bronze medal in the 50m backstroke at the World Short Course Swimming Championships in China. Ryan, whose family are from...

All of this week’s golf results and some pictures from Portlaoise Golf Club

Here are all of this week’s golf results from the week gone by. We also have some pictures from Portlaoise Golf Club. RATHDOWNEY GOLF CLUB Xmas Fare...

Well-known Laois man Larry joins board supporting development work of missionaries

A well-known Laois man has just recently joined the board of Misean Cara, an organisation supporting the development work of missionaries worldwide. Larry O'Loughlin, who...

‘Health and safety concerns’ raised towards Laois waste water treatment plant

A waste water treatment plant has been described as 'a health and safety concern' in Ballyroan by one Laois county councillor. Cllr Mary Sweeney said...

Laois woman and chairperson of National Women’s Council praises passage of abortion law

The Abortion Bill passed all stages of the Oireachtas after a vote in the Seanad last night. The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) is...

‘Chaos’ traffic at Portlaoise primary schools causing people to go to different schools, warns...

Serious action is needed in the form of parking places and set-down bays for the school campuses at Summerhill in Portlaoise, because the unsavoury...

Laois hotel’s new employee taking the hospitality industry by storm

A bright new employee in the Midlands Park Hotel is showing others how its done as he is 'absolutely flying it' in the hospitality...

Mountrath Golf Club pays tribute to former president following sad passing

At the start of this month, the death occurred of Liam Linden, a well-known business man in Laois who left a deep imprint in...

Laois most expensive place to rent homes in the Midlands

Laois is the most expensive place to rent a property in the Midlands. According to a newest Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) report, the average cost...

Deaths in Laois – Friday, December 14, 2018

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Maureen O’Connor Newpark, Portlaoise, Laois Suddenly at home. Maureen beloved daughter of the late...