Friday, December 13, 2019

Laois families encouraged to apply for new childcare scheme – and will receive subsidies...

Just three weeks after applications to the National Childcare Scheme opened online, a total of 119 awards have been issued to families in Laois,...

Laois GAA appoint new Juvenile County Board chairman

Laois GAA County Board chairman Peter O'Neill has announced that he has appointed a new Juvenile chairman. Barrowhouse native Alan Langton has been given the...

Laois GAA announce Development Squads for U-14, U-15 and U-16 hurling and football for...

Laois GAA have confirmed their Development Squads for the coming year. Following a number of trials in recent weeks, and a first ever Divisional Competition...

Laois school in bad need of further safety measures

The ongoing issue of improved safety measures at The Rock National School was raised once again at the recent Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick Municipal District meeting in...

Concernts around delays in tree felling raised by local TD

Independent Laois-Offaly TD Carol Nolan has said that sawmills and farmers in Laois and Offaly have asked her to investigate why there is a...

Deaths in Laois – Friday, December 13, 2019

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Richard Booth Killeen, Mountmellick, Laois Richard Booth, Killeen, Mountmellick, Co.Laois, died December 11th, 2019....

Famed Alo Donegan’s store celebrates 90 years in business in Portlaoise

A lot of things have changed over the years in Portlaoise but one constant in the town's Market Square is the presence of Alo...

In Pictures: Mountrath CS students visit Capuchin Priory

Third year students from Mountrath CS, had the wonderful opportunity of visiting the Capuchin Priory in Dublin recently. Here, they got to meet Brother Kevin,...

Scoil Chriost Ri storm into All Ireland Basketball Final

Scoil Chriost Ri Portlaoise Senior A basketball team stormed into the All Ireland Final with an emphatic win over St Genevie’s Belfast in the...

Winning start for Portlaoise CBS in South Leinster senior football championship

Portlaoise CBS 0-13 Presentation Bagnelstown 2-5  Top Oil South Leinster 'B' Senior Football Championship Round 1 Portlaoise CBS turned a three point half time deficit into...

50 years on and it all adds up for Laois Credit Union

This year’s annual general meeting of the People First Credit Union is an especially important and significant one as it marks the 50th anniversary...

Calls for ‘serious road safety’ measures at dangerous Mountmellick road

Anyone that has ever travelled from Portlaoise to Mountmellick via "the back road" will know all about the twists and turns you encounter but...

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In Pictures: Motivational speaker Gerry Duffy addresses Laois Local Enterprise Office presentation night

Motivational speaker Gerry Duffy was the special guest at the Laois Local Enterprise Office  presentation of certificates in the Midlands Park Hotel on Thursday...

Laois woman who ‘broke every bone’ in her face wins two Road Safety Authority...

A Laois woman who was involved in a horrific accident has been awarded with two Road Safety Awards. The awards honour the efforts of individuals...

Laois singer making huge waves on new X Factor: The Band series

A young Laois singer has made a real impact on a brand new version of The X Factor in the UK this week. Music mogul...

Glory for Knockbeg College in South Leinster 2nd Year Final

Knockbeg College 2-9 Good Counsel College (Wexford) 1-4 South Leinster 2nd Year ‘A’ Final Knockbeg added another trophy to the cabinet after they beat Good Counsel...

Carlow College, St Patrick’s: Build a great future at a supportive college with a...

THE February 1st CAO deadline is fast approaching but there is no need to panic - the procedure is simple and clear. It’s well...

Deaths in Laois – Thursday, December 12, 2019

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Séan Phelan Straboe, Portlaoise, Laois Phelan, Straboe, Portlaoise, Co. Laois December 10th 2019. Peacefully...

Laois Sports Hall fiasco – no application was ever made

Ambitious plans and high hopes for a new modern, purpose-built, state-of-the-art indoor sports facility for Laois have come unstuck. Local public representatives in Portlaoise did...

In Pictures: The Laois School Christmas Concert that really Rocks

‘Tis the season to be jolly and you couldn’t get a more joyous, fun or entertaining an occasion than The Rock National School Christmas...

Laois Ladies Minor panel for 2020 season announced

The Laois Ladies Minor team for 2020 has been announced and there are some superb players listed. The team is managed by Paul Mulhall and...
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to a hit and run

Disqualified Laois driver on suspended sentence caught speeding tested positive for cocaine

A Laois driver, who is disqualified from driving for ten years, was detected speeding and driving dangerously while under the influence of drugs last...