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In Pictures: Portlaoise Educate Together NS hold Valentine’s Cake Sale

Sweet treats, heart shaped cupcakes and many creative bakes filled the school hall at Portlaoise Educate Together N.S. on Valentines Day. This fundraising event never...

Laois duo take the reigns at Kilkenny hurling club

Two Laois men will be on the sideline for one of Kilkenny's leading senior club teams this year. Ballinakill's Seamus Dwyer and Portlaoise's Seamus 'Cheddar'...

Gardai contacted following spate of criminal activity in Laois community

Gardai are investigating following two separate incidents in Ballyfin in recent days. Just last night, Ballyfin Community Alert is reporting that there was an attempted...

Barrow Blueway a big ambition for Lea Castle project

An ancient Norman and Gaelic chieftain stronghold on the banks of the River Barrow will one day be the centre-piece of a Barrow Blueway...

Our guide to what’s on around Laois this weekend

Brought to you by Laois Tourism It’s the weekend again and as usual there is a very varied schedule of events running across the...
All tonight's Laois GAA results

All of this weekend’s GAA fixtures

It is another busy weekend of GAA action with action across all of the codes. We have hurling, football, camogie and ladies football action to...

Applications sought for Rural Water Programme 2019-2021

The Department for Housing, Planning and Local Government has announced a new investment programme for water services in rural areas.  The Multi-Annual Rural Water...

Laois businessman pioneers the next big thing with innovative ‘Butterfly Cup’

Entrepreneurs, inventors and investors are always on the lookout for the next big thing. With climate change and the plague of plastic swamping the planet,...

A ‘loo-dicrous’ situation over lack of public toilets in county Town

Whatever about being short-taken, Portlaoise councillors certainly feel they are being short changed and given the run-around over their efforts to have the public...

Mid-Term Report: Plenty of new faces for Laois footballers with Midlands Derbies on the...

It’s not only mid-term for schools this week, but it’s also the halfway point in the Allianz Division 3 football league. So far, John Sugrue’s...

Portlaoise boxer Cekiso bidding for glory at National Finals

One member of Portlaoise Boxing Club will be hoping to win a National title on Saturday at Dublin’s National Stadium. Christian Cekiso will hope to...

Deaths in Laois – Thursday, February 21, 2019

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Paul Brady Bantry, Cork / Rathdowney, Laois Brady, Bantry, Co. Cork and Rathdowney, Co....

In Pictures: The Greatest Show perform at St Colman’s NS in Stradbally

They stole hearts at the Portlaoise College Lip Sync and they were at it again in St Colman's NS in Stradbally. Members of 'The Greatest...

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Success for St Abban’s at National Senior Indoor Championships

The backbone of St Abban's exceptionally strong Senior Ladies team were on show in Abbotstown over the weekend where the female athletes gathered no...

Local woman proud to open new salon in Portarlington

Laois woman Sharon Whelehan says she is extremely excited and proud to be opening a salon in Portarlington tomorrow, Thursday February 21. Sharon, from Killenard...

New footpaths in Stradbally cost ‘less than €100,000’

Any of you who live or have travelled through Stradbally recently will have noticed Laois County Council out in full force laying down some...

Portlaoise RFC U15 triumph in cup opener

Carlow 14 Portlaoise 32 U-15 Rugby Cup Round 1 Portlaoise RFC U15s travelled to Carlow at the weekend for the opening round of the cup and...

Winner announced in LaoisToday/Sweet Bakery competition

My, my, my. We think this might have been one of our most far-reaching and eagerly anticipated competitions to date. The Sweet Bakery opened its...

Towns and villages ‘have been abandoned by Bus Éireann’ says local councillor

A Laois county councillor has said that Mountrath and Castletown have been 'abandoned' by Bus Éireann. Cllr James Kelly made the statement at the latest...

UPDATED: UK media report winning Euromillions ticket sold in the Midlands

Someone, or a group of people, are waking up this morning in Ireland a lot richer than they were this time yesterday. The EuroMillions jackpot...

Inside Ireland’s Biggest Prison director speaks about ‘daunting’ experience capturing everything behind bars

Prison is a intimidating place to be. Even filming in prison can understandably expose oneself to things they've never seen before. However that is exactly...

Mid-Term Report: Positive signs for Laois hurlers but crucial games to come

It's not only mid-term for schools this week, but it's also the halfway point in the Allianz Division 1B hurling league. So far, Eddie Brennan's...

Forty ancient Laois sites found by amateur archaeologist

An amateur archaeologist says that he has discovered over 40 ancient sites in Laois. Midlands 103 have reported that amateur archaeologist Simon Dowling identified the sites...