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Laois allocated funding to fight dog-fouling and littering

Laois County Council has been allocated funding in a new scheme aimed to prevent littering, dog fouling and graffiti. Minister Denis Naughten announced the new 2018...
Judge Geraldine Carthy with husband Noel and children Grace and Liam.

Laois solicitor sworn in as District Court judge

A Timahoe solicitor was sworn in as a District Court judge at a ceremony in Dublin yesterday. Back last month, we broke the news that...

An unusually busy night of GAA ahead

GAA enthusiasts will be licking their lips tonight as an unusually busy night of football is in store. As this is the last week in...
Teacher Orla Mulhare accepts a presentation from student Paul O’Brien. Also in pic are Janice Carthy, Ann Bergin Principal, and Mary Carthy.

Novel fundraising drive nets €1k for Timahoe NS

A wonderful fundraising drive by Abbeyleix mother and daughter team Mary and Janice Carthy has netted €1,000 for the Early Intervention Autism preschool at...

Our Guide to what’s on at the weekend

This weekend is another busy weekend of events around the county with table quizzes, an interesting looking "20 K  Drop" Fundraiser by Portlaoise CBS,...

Two Laois rugby players named in Leinster junior squad

Two Portlaoise rugby players will wear the Leinster colours in the coming weeks following the announcement of the province's junior squad for the upcoming...

The Heath Ladies Rounders team make winning start

The Heath ladies announced their comeback to the rounders scene with an emphatic victory over Clonaslee on The Heath on Sunday morning. The foundations were...

Rural roads in Laois get funding for improvements

Laois has received one of the lowest allocations for road improvements out of a funding pot of almost €11 million. The county will receive a...

Deaths in Laois – Thursday, April 26, 2018

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Christina Williams (née Cleary) Rossmore, Errill, Laois / Ballyfermot, Dublin Christina (Dinah) Williams (née...

In Pictures: Clonad GAA launch search to find Lord Mayor

Members of Clonad GAA club descended upon the Killeshin Hotel for the launch of a special competition. The club is looking to name a Lord...

Homeless Laois man protests outside council HQ

A homeless man who has had to sleep on seats in the A&E area of the hospital in Portlaoise took his protest to County...

Three Portlaoise girls named on Ireland basketball squad for European championships

Three young basketball players from the Portlaoise Panthers Club have been selected on the Ireland U-16 squad for this summer's European Championships in Montenegro. Gillian...

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Super Troopers Promoting Mental Health , Pictured are Mountrath Community School, the secondary school winners - Pic: Marc O’Sullivan

Two Laois secondary schools scoop prestigious Mental Health Awards

St Patrick’s Mental Health Services held its Mission Possible awards this week, celebrating the achievements of schools around the country in promoting positive mental...

In Pictures: Big Laois crowd enjoy top hospitality on Day 1 of Punchestown festival

Day 1 of the Punchestown Festival saw incredible drama and the annual National Hunt meeting drew thousands to the Kildare venue once again. There's any...

Footpaths in local cemetery make it ‘dangerous to carry a corpse’

It is dangerous to carry a corpse at the graveyard in Raheen, due to the state of the footpaths there, it has been claimed. Cllr...

Contribution of Laois to Concern charity to be recognised

The contribution of Laois people towards Concern Worldwide’s work over the last 50 years will be celebrated at a special event in Portlaoise on...

Golden Car Wash in Laois Shopping Centre offers great deals for car wash service...

Golden Car Wash in Laois Shopping Centre, which has been open for the past six years, is the perfect location to get your car...

Famous five-star Laois hotel is put on the market

One of Laois's best-known hotels has been put up for sale by its owners, who only own the property for just under a year. The...

JOB VACANCIES: Oakdale Nursing Home are looking for staff

Oakdale Nursing Home in Portarlington are looking to fill the following roles: Health Care Assistants Required for: Part-Time positions for Day/Night duty and Weekend shifts Requirements Be passionate...

10 years in business as Stradbally Fayre restuarant celebrates significant milestone

The popular, well-known and busy Laois restaurant Stradbally Fayre is celebrating 10 years in business and to mark the occasion they have a range...

Electric Picnic charity cycle gearing up for 10th year

The Tour de Picnic, the Electric Picnic's annual charity cycle, is gearing up for its tenth year. Festival goers who sign up for the 80km...

Double blow for Sugrue as two players head to the USA

Laois manager John Sugrue has confirmed that two members of his panel have departed and are set to spend the summer in America. Portarlington duo...