Friday, March 22, 2019
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Club colours competition back running for Laois footballers clash against Carlow

After a wonderful trial success, Laois GAA are back with their club colours day initiative as the Laois footballers host Carlow in O'Moore Park...

BREAKING: Electric Picnic organisers reveal new festival details

The Electric Picnic organisers have officially announced the name and venue for their new festival. 'Kaleidoscope' is being marketed as a family friendly festival, aimed...

Scoil Chriost Rí bow out of All-Ireland junior championship

Scoil Chriost Rí 1-9 Colaiste Bhaile Chlair (Galway) 6-13  All Ireland Post Primary School Junior 'A' semi-final Scoil Chriost Rí saw their junior All-Ireland dreams come...

Silver success for Ballykilcavan Brewery at prestigious awards

It was a winning weekend for Ballykilcavan, as the Stradbally based-brewery bagged six medals in the 2019 Dublin Craft Beer Cup. The competition is part of...

Funeral details announced for former Knockbeg student and teacher following sad passing

The funeral details have been announced for James Griffin who passed away unexpectedly last weekend. The former Knockbeg College student and teacher, from Tullow in...

‘€250,000’ footpath not granted for Laois community

Works for a new footpath in Mountmellick that could cost €250,000 has not been granted due to the high cost for the 400 metre...

Our guide to what’s on at the weekend

Brought to you by Laois Tourism There’s lots of live music around the county this weekend. A great example is People Power in Dunamaise Arts Center...

Laois toddler Mary-Claire set to travel to Holland to get life-saving treatment

Laois toddler Mary Claire Knowles is one step closer to getting possible life-saving treatment from the 90 or so seizures she has suffered in...

Looking back on the Laois v Carlow 2018 Trilogy

The Laois senior footballers face Carlow on Sunday in the final round of the National Football League. With relegation and promotion potentially at stake for...

Portarlington shop set to host 16th consecutive coffee morning for Daffodil Day

Fifty Seven Boutique in Portarlington is holding its 16th consecutive Annual Daffodil Coffee Morning this year – with the latest event taking place this...

Portlaoise RFC women hoping its third time lucky in this weekend’s league final

Portlaoise RFC women are through to the Division 4 League final in Naas RFC on Saturday, March 23 at 2.30pm. Portlaoise are taking on home...

Election Diary: World Down Syndrome Awareness Day, broadband issues and a female bootcamp

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

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Deaths in Laois – Thursday, March 21, 2019

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Máire Hughes (née Hegarty) Garrykennedy, Portroe, Nenagh, Tipperary / Ballinamore, Leitrim / Bawnboy,...

RDS, Malahide Castle or Croke Park – use Martleys Transport to get to your...

Are you heading to Picture This for one of their five sold-out gigs in the 3 Arena next week? Have you your tickets sorted for...

JOB VACANCY: Telfords are looking to hire a Trade Sales Advisor

Telfords Portlaoise are now hiring and are looking to fill the following vacancy. Trade Sales Advisor Telfords LTD are looking for a customer-focused Trade Sales Advisor to join...

Gardaí investigating circumstances of death of man in rural Laois area

Gardai have launched an investigation after a man in his 40s was found dead in Wolfhill in Laois this evening. Close to 100 members of...

In Pictures: Laois secondary school launch their own radio station

This is a very exciting initiative. Portlaoise College’s Transition Year students have launched their own radio station. Under the name of CPLR (Coláiste Portlaoise Local Radio),...

Sugrue bracing his Laois footballers for Carlow ‘test’

Laois senior football boss John Surgue says his side will have to step things up a notch if they are to defeat Carlow on...
Gardaí are on the scene following the incident

A serious road traffic accident has occured near Laois border

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses following a serious road traffic collision one mile from Ballinabranagh village, Carlow. Gardaí and emergency services are currently at the...

Laois producer wins Royal Television Society Award

A Laois woman has climbed her way to amazing success in the UK's television industry, which was highlighted at last night's Royal Television Society...

Tributes paid following sad passing of well-known Laois woman

The death has taken place of Mrs Mary Daly from Portlaoise. She was 92 years of age. Mrs Daly is the mother of Fianna Fail...

Homeless man sleeping on the streets of Portlaoise fears being moved back to Dublin

A homeless man sleeping on the streets of Portlaoise fears being moved back to Dublin. David, who would prefer not to give out his surname,...