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Saturday, December 4, 2021
Park-Ratheniska 2021

End of the road for Park-Ratheniska as remarkable 2021 comes to a close against...

Park-Ratheniska 0-5 Crossabeg-Ballymurn (Wexford) 1-8 Leinster Club IFC Quarter-final The Park-Ratheniska footballer's remarkable 2021 journey was brought to an end in O'Moore Park this afternoon by...
Christmas Dinner

Andrew McDonald: The importance of eating healthily at Christmas

Yuletide is a time of indulgence. The one period of the year where everyone, or so it seems, expects and is expected to eat,...
Top Stories

The week that was: Our most read stories of the past seven days

1 - ‘An absolute and utter disgrace’ – Outrage as Laois County Council hand back €600,000 in unspent housing improvement grants Laois County Council’s inability...
Sarah Luttrell and Laura-Joy Copeland

Operatic duo set to host charity Christmas Concert in aid of service for adults...

An operatic duo are set to host a charity Christmas Concert in aid of a service for adults with special needs. Emo native Sarah Luttrell...

Fr Paddy: The Little Drummer Boy

Generosity is a wonderful gift. To have a big heart is a blessing that is to be open and compassionate in love to the...
Doireann O'Connor Last Singer Standing

Laois woman in the hunt for last grand final spot in popular new RTE...

A Laois woman remains in the hunt for the last spot in the grand final of a popular new RTE singing game show. Doireann O’Connor...
Saturday GAA

Another big Saturday of Leinster GAA action ahead with four Laois teams set to...

It is another extremely busy Saturday of GAA ahead with four games down for decision involving Laois teams. It is all about provincial games now...

Deaths in Laois – Saturday, December 4, 2021

Below are the recent local deaths. May they rest in peace. PJ Walsh Borris Road, Portlaoise, Laois Predeceased by his parents and many brothers and sisters. Beloved brother...
Taoiseach Micheal Martin

CONFIRMED: Taoiseach announces range of additional Covid-19 public health measures as we head for...

Taoiseach Micheal Martin has announced a range of new public health measures as we head for Christmas. The measures come following a letter from Chief...
St Mary’s CBS students Sean Maher (navy mask) and Daniel Corbett (white mask) with their winning project

Two Laois students scoop climate award for nuclear energy project

Two Portlaoise students have won the EirGrid Delivering a Cleaner Energy Future Award with their nuclear energy project. Portlaoise CBS students, Seán Maher and Daniel...
Mackenzie McIvor Knockbeg College Junior

Knockbeg progress to South Leinster Junior semis while McIvor takes gold at All-Ireland Mountain...

The Knockbeg College junior football team had an important victory against a resilient Enniscorthy CBS on a blustery day in Wexford recently. Knockbeg started strong...
Christmas Stradbally

Laois town gearing up for lights and first ever Christmas market this weekend

Christmas will officially begin in Stradbally this weekend as their lights will be switched on this Sunday. As well as all that, the first Stradbally...

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Laois County Council General

Laois County Council to hire six new staff in housing section to help meet...

Laois County Council has been given the go ahead to recruit six new staff into the housing section of the Council to assist them...
Solas Eco Christmas Portarlington

A Christmas Wonderland in SOLAS Eco Garden Centre this weekend

SOLAS again this weekend has its Farmers Market on Saturday (December 4) from 10am to 2pm and will have a Christmas Craft market on...
St Peter and Paul's Cemetery Portlaoise

Major €560,000 investment outlined for Portlaoise Cemetery including Columbarium Wall

A major €560,000 investment by Laois County Council in St Peter and Paul's Cemetery in Portlaoise has been confirmed. As part of the Council's capital...

Portarlington captain Bracken hoping all of Laois get behind his side for Leinster campaign

The Portarlington footballers will begin their first Leinster club championship campaign in 20 years against St Loman's on Sunday. O'Moore Park is the venue for...

Local Senator calls for progress to be made on establishment of Midlands Hospice

There have been renewed calls to build a hospice in the midlands. The Midlands region of Laois, Offaly, Longford and Westmeath is the only region...

Big Laois involvement as DCU defeat UL to claim Division 1 League Ladies title

There was Laois involvement on both sides as DCU and University of Limerick met in the Division 1 Ladies League final last night. In atrocious...
Deaths in Laois

Deaths in Laois – Friday, December 3, 2021

Below are the recent local deaths. May they rest in peace. John Keenan Beechlawn, Mountrath, Laois John Keenan, Beechlawn, Mountrath, Co.Laois. Died peacefully on 2nd December 2021, surrounded...

Closure of Laois and Offaly employment services described as ‘bad decision’ by local TD

Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley has stated that the closure of local employment services in Portlaoise, Tullamore, Portarlington and Birr is a bad decision...

Laois player scoops almost €30,000 in latest Lotto draw as record €19 million jackpot...

The largest prize in Irish Lotto history remains up for grabs on Saturday night after Wednesday’s historic €19.06 million draw continued to roll without...

Garda appeal for information after chainsaws recovered in Laois

Gardai have appealed for information after they recovered chainsaws during a search of car in Mountrath. The car was searched on Saturday November 27 where...