Friday, December 14, 2018
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Remembering Laois’s role in the famous 1918 election – 100 years...

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the historic 1918 election. It was the final election to include the whole island of Ireland and it was one...

Well-known Laois man Larry joins board supporting development work of missionaries

A well-known Laois man has just recently joined the board of Misean Cara, an organisation supporting the development work of missionaries worldwide. Larry O'Loughlin, who...

‘Health and safety concerns’ raised towards Laois waste water treatment plant

A waste water treatment plant has been described as 'a health and safety concern' in Ballyroan by one Laois county councillor. Cllr Mary Sweeney said...

Laois woman and chairperson of National Women’s Council praises passage of abortion law

The Abortion Bill passed all stages of the Oireachtas after a vote in the Seanad last night. The National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI) is...

‘Chaos’ traffic at Portlaoise primary schools causing people to go to different schools, warns...

Serious action is needed in the form of parking places and set-down bays for the school campuses at Summerhill in Portlaoise, because the unsavoury...

Laois hotel’s new employee taking the hospitality industry by storm

A bright new employee in the Midlands Park Hotel is showing others how its done as he is 'absolutely flying it' in the hospitality...

Mountrath Golf Club pays tribute to former president following sad passing

At the start of this month, the death occurred of Liam Linden, a well-known business man in Laois who left a deep imprint in...

Laois most expensive place to rent homes in the Midlands

Laois is the most expensive place to rent a property in the Midlands. According to a newest Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) report, the average cost...

Deaths in Laois – Friday, December 14, 2018

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Maureen O’Connor Newpark, Portlaoise, Laois Suddenly at home. Maureen beloved daughter of the late...

Wired with Whelan: Portlaoise had an Arts Festival before Galway or Kilkenny – and...

This is an extract from Growing Pains and Growing Up, John Whelan’s new book celebrating 40 years in Journalism. It is available to buy in...

In Pictures: St Paul’s LGFA end of year party a huge success

The St Paul's LGFA end of year party took place recently and was a huge success. Despite the poor weather last Friday, a big crowd...

Laois man breaks Irish record and secures final spot at World Swimming championships

Shane Ryan is through to the final of the men's 50 metres backstroke at the World Short Course Swimming Championships in China. Ryan broke the...

No disabled facilities leaves couple stuck at Portlaoise railway station

A broke elevator caused one couple to have to ring their family and ask for help to leave Portlaoise Railway Station, according to a...

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Laois manager Sugrue makes 12 changes for Wexford clash

John Sugrue said he would make a raft of changes for this game - and he is true to his word. The Laois senior football...

Councillors request three roundabouts on ‘busiest road in Portlaoise’

Calls have been made by various councillors to put three roundabouts on what has been described as, 'the busiest road in Portlaoise'. The road in...

Mountmellick residents receiving ‘abuse’ by motorists blocking their homes

One Laois county councillor has stated that residents are receiving abuse by people parking and blocking entrances to their homes on Patrick's Street, Mountmellick. According...

Meet two women at the centre of a new documentary about Portlaoise

What better way to celebrate Portlaoise than focusing on two proud Town women who give a unique snapshot of their birthplace in a new...

Calls for Laois to get ‘urgently needed’ primary care centres

With only a few primary care centrse in the county, Laois TD Brian Stanley has stressed 'an urgent need for Primary Care Centres' in...

Body discovered in the Midlands

Gardaí in Laois-Offaly are investigating the circumstances surrounding the discovery of a body this morning on Thursday, December 13. The body was found on a...

Your guide to What’s On in Laois this very busy weekend

Brought to you by Laois Tourism The super Christmas atmosphere continues all-round the county this weekend. There is lots of live music of all genres. Phil...

Well wishes pouring in for the McDonalds ahead of Ireland’s Fittest Family final

Last weekend it was revealed to the hundreds of thousands of people glued to their screens that the McDonald family from Ballyroan have made...

National Gift Store of the Year honoured in Laois County Council chamber

A Portlaoise store, which was given the honourable recognition of 'National Gift Store of the Year', was celebrated in the Laois County Council chamber...

Cora Staunton remembers 2001 All Ireland final defeat to Laois in new autobiography

It's one of the greatest days in Laois's sporting history - the September Sunday in 2001 when the county's ladies football team won the...