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Laois County Council reject planning application for new wind farm

Laois County Council has refused to grant planning permission for a new wind farm in the county. Norwegian company Statkraft had applied to build eight...

Warm welcome for Irish Water decision to upgrade wastewater treatment plant in Laois village

Ballyroan wastewater treatment plant has now been selected for upgrade as part of the Small Towns and Villages Growth Programme, Irish Water and Laois...

Deep sadness following the passing ‘incredibly caring’ Laois woman

There is deep sadness in Laois today following the passing of Áine Purcell. Mrs Purcell, who is from Ballyfin, passed away peacefully on Tuesday May...
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First ever Technological University announced for the Midlands

Laois/Offaly Fine Gael TD, Charlie Flanagan, has today welcomed the establishment of a new Technological University in the Midlands following confirmation from his colleague...

Planning permission sought for 99 new homes and a creche in Laois village

A major housing development is on the cards for a Laois village. Plans have been submitted to Laois County Council to construct 99 new homes...

Laois County Council urged to apply for funding to help towns and villages post-Covid

Laois County Council has been urged to apply for funding for projects to help revitalise towns and villages after Covid-19. The call was made by...
James Young has been appointed as manager of the Mountmellick hurlers for the 2021 season

Mountmellick appoint Laois hurling great as manager for 2021 season

The Mountmellick hurlers have appointed former Laois player James Young as manager for the 2021 season. Young was in charge of his native Clonaslee last...

Talking Sport Podcast: League preview, the view from Wexford and big vaccination news

At last we have an actual game to look forward to. The Laois hurlers travel to Wexford this Sunday for the first round of the...

Remember the Game: 2000 Leinster Minor ‘B’ camogie win for Laois

Laois 3-4 Offaly 2-2 2000 Leinster Minor ‘B’ Camogie Final Laois captured the inaugural Leinster Minor ‘B’ camogie championship title when they inflicted a five point...
Deaths in Laois

Deaths in Laois – Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Below are the recent local deaths. May they rest in peace. Sybil Byrne (née McNulty) Mayo House, Crettyard, Carlow / Laois Peacefully in the care of the ICU...

Two Laois towns among 68 to have sewage monitored for Covid-19

A National SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Wastewater Surveillance Programme is set to begin this month, and two Laois towns are taking part. Portlaoise and Portarlington are among...
Coronavirus updates

Coronavirus: Two further deaths and 383 new cases as nursing home visits to be...

There have been two further Coronavirus-related deaths and 383 new cases, according to figures released by the health authorities today. With less than five new...

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Maryborough Family Practice: Moving to a new location in Portlaoise this week

Maryborough Family Practice is delighted to announce its move to Unit F7, Parkside on the Abbeyleix Road in Portlaoise.  The surgery will move between May...

Gardai hit out at ‘anti-social’ behaviour at popular Laois tourist location

Laois Gardai have hit out at anti-social behaviour at a popular tourist spot. On Saturday and Sunday evenings over the May Bank Holiday weekend, roads...

€100,000 granted for two heritage projects in Laois

The government has granted €100,000 for two heritage and conservation projects in Laois. Lea Church of Ireland, Killenard, and Presentation Convent, Church Avenue, Portlaoise have...

Know Your Sport – Laois basketball club launch quiz fundraiser to test your sporting...

A Laois basketball club have launched a quiz fundraiser aimed at testing your sporting knowledge. Portlaoise Panthers Basketball Club have introduced 'Know Your Sport' -...
Enva in Portlaoise are currently hiring to fill job vacancies

JOB VACANCIES: Enva in Portlaoise are seeking to fill a number of roles

Enva is a leading provider of recycling and resource recovery solutions, with locations across the United Kingdom and Ireland. We employ over 1600 employees...

Get Connected Laois seeking to address mobile coverage blackspots through community-driven iniatitive

Poor phone coverage is one of the most frustrating things to deal with when you need it for your work and day-to-day life -...

‘If you want an enriched type of a life and a rewarding life, it’s...

The Laois man that is leading the latest Irish Defence Forces peace-keeping mission to the Lebanon says that young people leaving school could do...
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Young Laois rugby player Will Reilly in the mix for Ireland U-20 selection

Young Laois rugby player Will Reilly has been involved with the Irish U-20 setup over the past couple of days as he bids to...
Cheddar Plunkett interview

Cheddar Plunkett only interested in looking forward as latest challenge with Laois hurlers awaits

'Never go back' is a phrase you'll see referenced to sports teams all over the world though like most things there are probably as...

Deaths in Laois – Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Below are the recent local deaths. May they rest in peace. James (Reuben) Geoghegan Kilminchy, Portlaoise, Laois Died peacefully at Naas General Hospital surrounded by his loving family....