Thursday, April 9, 2020

Gardai in Laois seize drugs worth more than half a million euro and detain...

Gardai in Laois have detained three people and seized drugs worth more that €500,000 today. The seizures took place following searches in the Mountmellick and...

BREAKING: 365 new cases of Coronavirus in Ireland and 25 more deaths

A total of 365 new cases of Coronavirus have been diagnosed in Ireland today. This is an increase on the 5,709 cases from yesterday and...

Tributes paid to Laois woman following sad passing

Tributes have been paid to the late Phil Ryan following her sad passing at the weekend. Phil, who is from Abbeyleix, passed away peacefully at...

Studying during Coronavirus: Portlaoise CBS student on prepping for state exams in a pandemic

The Coronavirus pandemic is affecting almost every aspect of our lives at the moment. Bar those working in essential services, the rest of the population...

New powers will allow Gardaí to instruct holiday home owners to go home, says...

Laois TD and Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has said gardaí will be able to knock on the doors of holiday homes and instruct...

Electric Picnic promoter hopeful that 2020 festival can go ahead

The promoter of the Electric Picnic says that he remains 'optimistic' that the festival can go ahead in September. A range of music events such...

From Tokyo to Honolulu to Portlaoise – Laois family on their scramble to get...

The last time we caught up with this Laois family - they were on their trip of a lifetime and just settling in to...

The Laois link to the brutal murders of Keane Mulready-Woods and Robbie Lawlor

On Monday afternoon, Gardai in Portlaoise stopped a car on the M7 and arrested two women after recovering €50,000 in cash in the vehicle. And...

Laois GAA clubs launch fundraisers for little Dan Donoher

Two Laois GAA clubs have launched fundraisers in aid of little Dan Donoher. Park-Ratheniska, both men and women footballers, and Colt-Shanahoe hurlers have launched separate...

Laois Labour party representatives welcome election of new leader

Tipperary's Alan Kelly was elected as the new leader of the Labour Party after defeating colleague Aodhan O Ríordáin in a contest on Friday. Kelly,...
Deaths in Laois

Deaths in Laois – Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Joe (Josie) Corcoran Castlecuffe, Clonaslee, Laois / Rahan, Offaly Joe died on April 6th...

Laois Garda reminds businesses of their responsibility on social distancing as image of queue...

A Laois Garda has reminded businesses and people of their responsibility around physical and social distancing after an image of a large group of...

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Coronavirus Daily Noticeboard – Tuesday, April 7, 2020

BREAKING: 345 new cases of Coronavirus in Ireland and 36 more deaths A total of 345 new cases of Coronavirus have been diagnosed in Ireland...

Number of cases of Coronavirus in Laois rises by six

The number of confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Laois from the latest Department of Health figures is 31. These figures come from April 5 and...

BREAKING: 345 new cases of Coronavirus in Ireland and 36 more deaths

A total of 345 new cases of Coronavirus have been diagnosed in Ireland today. This is an increase on the 5,364 cases from yesterday and...

Car sales plummet nationally in March as Laois figures down over 50% on 2019

There were just 75 car sales recorded in Laois in March, down from 165 for the same month last year as the impact of...

WATCH: Laois Camogie club get creative with brilliant ‘training’ video

This is absolutely brilliant! A Laois camogie club has taken a novel approach to training amid the Coronavirus lockdown. St Brigids, which encompasses players from Clough-Ballacolla,...

Studying during Coronavirus: Clonaslee College student on prepping for state exams in a pandemic

The Coronavirus pandemic is affecting almost every aspect of our lives at the moment. Bar those working in essential services, the rest of the population...

Sadness at death of Breda Delaney, former proprietor of well-known Portlaoise pubs

The death has taken place of Breda Delaney whose family owned two well-known Portlaoise pubs over the years. Mrs Delaney (nee Keaveney), who was originally...

Laois parish set for second online lunchtime concert

This is a brilliant idea and it continues today. The Coronavirus has changed life as we know it and one Laois parish is certainly moving...

Laois company secures huge order of ICU hospital beds from China for HSE

A Laois company has secured and flown home a huge quantity of ICU hospital beds for the HSE from China. Beechfield Healthcare, who are leaders...

Drive-thru Coronavirus testing centre on Laois GAA grounds set to become operational this week

The HSE has confirmed that the drive-thru Coronavirus testing facility will begin receiving referrals this week. Laois GAA announced that the LOETB Centre of Excellence...