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BREAKING: Massive Lotto winning ticket sold in Laois

People in the Abbeyleix area have been asked to check their Lotto tickets after a shop sold a winning ticket tonight. Supervalu in Abbeyleix sold a...

In Pictures: Spink Comhaltas win an astounding 90 medals at the Leinster Fleadh

Spink Comhaltas walked away with an incredible 90 medals at this year's Leinster Fleadh Cheoil in Bagenalstown, Carlow between 13-15 July. Spink's phenomenal medal count comes...

In Pictures: Leinster rugby players pay a visit to Portlaoise’s future stars

Brought to you in association with All Books and News Portlaoise  Young rugby fans got the chance to meet their idols to meet their idols...

Eight young players to watch out for in senior hurling championship

The most important competition in club hurling in Laois gets underway this weekend as the Senior hurling championship begins. There are four games to look...

JOB VACANCY: Enva in Portlaoise are looking for a Facility Manager

Due to growth and expansion we are seeking a new Facility Manager for our Waste Processing & Treatment facility in Enva in Clonminam Industrial...

‘I am definitely going to give it serious consideration’ – Liam O’Neill speaks about...

Former GAA president and Laois man Liam O’Neill says that he has major considersations to think of before officially announcing his intentions in relation...

€40 million to be provided for disadvantaged groups from the Dormant Accounts Action Plan...

It has been announced that a sum from a pot of €40 million will be made available for supporting disadvantaged people and communities here in...

The unsigned contract for the National Broadband Plan angers TD

There was strongly voiced discontent towards the lack of progressive movement on the National Broadband Plan from a South Kildare TD. Fianna Fáil TD for...

Laois needs new sources of drinking water as water levels hit record low

Irish Water is looking for new sources of drinking water in Laois. This comes as an Environmental Protection Agency report on supplies across the country...

Laois man to consider running for the Aras

Former GAA president Liam O'Neill has said he is considering challenging Michael D Higgins and entering the presidential race which will be decided by...

Prime Portlaoise town centre site gets new zoning status

The potential of the Maltings Site in Portlaoise was highlighted with its change of zoning in the draft Portlaoise Local Area Plan this week. The...

Our preview of this year’s Laois Senior ‘A’ hurling championship

The race begins for the Senior 'A' championship this week and it promises to be an incredibly tight affair again this year. Ballyfin Gaels progressed...
Deaths in Laois

Deaths in Laois – Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. John William (Jack) Humphreys Emmett Street, Mountmellick, Laois Humphreys, Emmett Street, Mountmellick, Co. Laois....

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All of the recent golf results from around the clubs

Here are all the latest golf results from around the clubs. RATHDOWNEY GOLF CLUB Ladies Captains Prize 14/7/’18 1st Eileen Phelan (26) 135 2nd Joyce Bolger (25) 140 Gross:...
The new fixtures for the hurling championships are here

Kyle hold off Colt to get championship off to winning start

Kyle 3-13 Colt 2-11 Laois Shopping Centre JHC 'B' Round 1 The hurlers of Kyle got their championship campaign off to a winning start this evening...

In Pictures: Camross CCE sweep the boards at Leinster Fleadh

Camross Comhaltas Ceoltori Eireann won 10 individual Leinster titles and one ceili band title over the weekend. The sweeping success was achieved by the local...

In Pictures: Laois libraries welcome a very special Dublin dragon

Mystical dragon 'Gringer the Whinger' has had a massive impression on the children of Laois as he made a very magical visits to Holy...

JOB VACANCY: Mr Windscreen are looking for a Windscreen Technician in the midlands

Mr Windscreen have a vacancy for the following role based in the midlands. Windscreen Technician Must have: Full clean driving licence Willingness to work unsocial hours ...

Glory for Kelly at prestigious Cork City Sports 1500m

There was glory for a young Laois man at the popular Cork City Sports athletics meeting last night. St Abban's runner Cian Kelly took the...

Irish Grain Growers seek derogation on use of cover crops to alleviate fodder crisis

There has been a huge fodder shortage for animals for the majority of this year. There is little sign of the shortage letting up, ensuring...

Woodenbridge Paddlers Erkina river festival enjoys a wave of success

Woodenbridge Paddlers are celebrated 20 years of existence in style with their Erkina River Fest on Saturday, June 30. Events kicked off at the Woodenbridge...

Council agrees to zone extra Portlaoise land for housing

An additional 18 hectares of land have been zoned residential under the draft Portlaoise Local Area Plan which could allow for an additional 5-600...

Tour de Picnic gearing up for its tenth year

There's less than 2 months to go before 55,000 picknickers will descend on Stradbally Hall for the 14th Electric Picnic. If you're stuck for a...