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In Pictures: Portarlington Further Education and Training Centre Graduation

The style was high in the Heritage Hotel last week at the LOETB Portarlington Further Education and Training Centre Graduation Ceremony for 2018. Portarlington Further...

Catch the finale before curtain comes down on ‘Townscape’ exhibition

After a whirlwind nine-month tour, the Laois Arthouse will present the finale of the ‘Townscape’ exhibition from January 15 to February 22. Mary Burke's exhibition...

Remarkable Alex not letting autism or loss of vision stop him from achieving anything

One Laois family have gone to great lengths to show that impossible certainly is nothing. Alex Percy, who is autistic and legally blind, graduated from...

Second Laois candidate confirms she will contest Macra vice-president role

Back in November, we confirmed that one Laois woman was in the running for the position of vice-president of Macra na Feirme and speculated...

Laois clubs receive €79,000 in Leinster GAA grants

10 Laois GAA clubs have benefited to the tune of €79,000 from Leinster GAA grants. The funding programme run by Leinster GAA and Croke Park...

Laois Ladies league fixtures announced for 2019

The national division two league fixtures for ladies football have been announced. Laois's campaign begins at home against Armagh on Sunday, February 3. This will be...

Deaths in Laois – Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Michael Delahunty Bweeng West, Bweeng, Cork / Laois DELAHUNTY (Bweeng and Laois) on 14th...

In Pictures: Huge crowd in Portlaoise for annual Blessing of the Babies

The annual Blessing of Babies service drew huge crowds to Portlaoise at the weekend. Babies were blessed in Portlaoise Parish Church, as part of the...

Ballyfin GAA set for hugely popular Demense grounds annual walk

Ballyfin GAA are set to host their immensely popular annual run/walk around the grounds of the Ballyfin Demesne on Sunday, January 20 at 11.30am. This...

Hennessy’s hat-trick helps Scoil Chriost Ri claim back-to-back Leinster titles

Scoil Chriost Ri 5-6 Moate CS 1-9 Lidl Post-Primary Schools Leinster Ladies Senior 'A' Final A first half hat-trick from corner forward Orla Hennessy did the...

Victory for Portlaoise Ladies Hockey team in first game of 2019

Portlaoise 5 Navan 1 Leinster Ladies Hockey League Division 9 The New Year brought with it a brand new set of hockey jerseys and a victory for...

In Pictures: Some class Sportsfile pictures from Portlaoise Panthers’ National Cup weekend

The showpiece weekend on the basketball calendar took place over the last few days in Tralee. Laois club Portlaoise Panthers had an unprecedented four teams...

Children’s Occupational Therapy Services in Laois remains understaffed says TD

Fianna Fáil TD for Laois-Offaly, Barry Cowen has expressed concern at the number of vacant posts in occupational therapy services in Laois-Offaly. Deputy Cowen was...

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Michelin Chef to open new restaurant locally

A Michelin accredited chef is setting up business locally. Keith Boyle is opening a new restaurant in Castlecomer this Spring. The Lady Anne restaurant is located...

JOB VACANCY: Beechfield Healthcare are looking to hire a Customer Services/Telesales Representative

Beechfield Healthcare is seeking to hire a Customer Services/Telesales Representative to join their office support team. The ideal candidate will have min 2-3 years' experience...

WATCH: Success for Heywood student at BT Young Scientist Exhibition

The BT Young Scientist competition concluded last week and a young man from The Swan was amongst the winners. Evan Hogg, who is in third...

Four Fine Gael candidates set to contest in Portlaoise in Local Elections

It looks like Fine Gael will run four candidates in the Portlaoise Municipal District in this year's Local Elections. The party are holding their selection...

Peavoy Financial Planning: What is my Life Insurance number?

We have no Life Insurance. How much should we have? OR We have some Life Insurance. Do we have enough?. These are common questions we are asked...

Portlaoise Panthers coach shares his elation at being in U-20 Women’s Nation Cup final

'Phenomenal', 'amazing', 'unbelievable'. These were just some of the words used by Portlaoise Panthers U20 Women's coach Jack Dooley to describe being in a National...

Deaths in Laois – Monday, January 14, 2019

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Maura Horan Strahard, Mountmellick, Laois Maura Horan Strahard, Mountmellick, Co.Laois. Died Peacefully January 12th...

Moment in Time: Cuisle Centre honours the great Mary Ramsbottom in 2008

For this week's Moment in Time, we look back on a party in the Cuisle Centre in 2008 to honour the late Mary Ramsbottom. Mary...

Portlaoise RFC’s promotion hopes dented following second successive loss

Portlaoise 8 Clondalkin 20 Leinster Rugby League Division 2A Portlaoise RFC's hopes of an immediate return to Division 1B are in tatters after they fell to...

First 2019 Team of the Week, nurses on strike and one man’s 100th blood...

There is never a dull moment in Laois and this week, there were plenty of happy and uplifting stories to help us continue to...