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Laois school announce delayed opening time due to extended Ploughing Championships

The Ploughing Championships have been extended by an extra day due to the postponement on Wednesday. And while that means more time for punters to...

Gardai detect driver in Laois speeding on European Day Without a Road Death

Yesterday was European Day Without a Road Death (Project Edward). Thankfully there were no reports of any road deaths in the Republic of Ireland, and...

In Pictures: Former Laois Ladies footballers honoured in Croke Park

The Laois Ladies football team of 1993 was honoured in Croke Park during the All-Ireland Ladies football finals on Sunday, September 16. This young Laois...

Portarlington shop set for its 16th consecutive Hospice Coffee Morning

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

Calls for Post Office network to be modernised

Sinn Fein TD Brian Stanley has called on the Post Office network to be modernised rather than shut down. Proposing a Sinn Fein motion in...

Our guide to what’s on at the weekend

Brought to you by Laois Tourism  This weekend it’s all about culture with Culture Night in full force around the county this Friday night with...

Exhibitors pull together to ensure Ploughing goes on for extra day

The National Ploughing Championships were cancelled yesterday after Storm Ali rendered the site unsafe. Tents were torn down and portaloos were turned over as high...

Sister act to the fore as Camross and O’Moores meet in the county final...

As is the story with many communities steeped in the GAA -  family lies at the heart of it all. This is incredibly apparent in...

World-record breaking attempts to come to Laois this Saturday

On Saturday September 22, world record attempts and efforts to break world records will be taking place in Laois. A super kettlebell marathon is coming...

Rathdowney-Errill Community Hub hosting huge family fun night on Saturday, September 29

European Week of Sport takes place at the end of this month and a Laois community will host one of only five BeActive nights...

Chris Hartnett on leading Mountmellick from hurling oblivion to potential back-to-back championships

When Chris Hartnett became actively involved in hurling in Mountmellick - there were talks of disbanding the club altogether. They had sunk down to the...

Chief Superintendent wants to nip “loutish” behavior among teens in the bud

Chief Superintendent John Scanlan has said some parents don't want to admit that their own children are involved in anti-social behavior near their homes. At...

45-acre farm in Carbury in Kildare for sale by public auction

A compact non-residential holding of good quality arable land in one or two lots in Ballybrack, Carbury, Co Kildare, is being offered to public...

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Deaths in Laois – Thursday, September 20, 2018

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Margaret Baxendale late of Grand Canal View, Kilmainham, Dublin / Ballinakill, Laois Baxendale (nee)...

Graiguecullen strike late to see off neighbours and reach semi finals

Brought to you in association with Cllr Tom Mulhall Killeshin 2-12 Graiguecullen 2-15 Laois Shopping Centre Senior Football Championship Quarter Final Replay Graiguecullen kicked the final four...
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Draw made for Laois SFC semi finals

The draw has been made for the semi finals on the Senior football championship. Graiguecullen joined the party after defeating Killeshin tonight. They joined Portlaoise, O'Dempsey's...

LIVE BLOG: Follow all the action from the Killeshin v Graiguecullen SFC replay

Brought to you in association with Cllr Tom Mulhall This game was an absolute cracker last week and we will all be hoping for more...

WATCH: Ploughing BACK ON for tomorrow as clean-up operations get underway

The National Ploughing championship is back on for Thursday, September 20. Many farmers, exhibitors and punters alike were left at limbo and disappointed today as...

“Portlaoise Hospital – 12 months on and no consultation yet”

A Laois TD has expressed his beliefs on 'inaction' which us causing, 'damage and undermining the hospital in Portlaoise'. Sean Fleming TD has said: "The...

Laois man appointed as head coach for Irish basketball team

A Portlaoise man has been chosen as the Head Coach for the Ireland U20 Women's team. Martin Conroy was appointed as the Ireland U20 Women's...

Laois among the counties with the highest increased rate of children overdue for disability...

A report released by RTÉ today shows that the midlands has the highest rate of increases of children overdue for disability or a suspected...

National Ploughing Championships ‘hopeful’ site will reopen tomorrow

Organisers of the National Ploughing Championships are hopeful that the site will be fit for use tomorrow. Managing Director Anna May McHugh has released a...

BREAKING: Ploughing Championships CANCELLED due to Storm Ali

This is the news that nobody wanted to hear. Day 2 of the National Ploughing Championships has been cancelled due to Storm Ali. Organisers made the...