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Saturday, April 17, 2021

Concerns raised over ‘inevitable’ post office closures in Laois

The government is being urged to urgently protect community post offices in the wake of further warnings from the Irish Postmasters’ Union that more...

Andrew McDonald: Healing the past with your present

Sometimes the only way to move forward is by stepping back. Anxiety and depression are, as we have already discussed, very frequently linked to...

Laois businessman supports homeless charity with vital PPE during Covid-19

Portarlington based business owner Barry Lambkin has been providing homeless charity Depaul with vital PPE equipment as the charity continues to protect the most...

The Week that Was: Our most read stories of the past seven days

1 - Strong Laois connection to winning Grand National horse Minella Times While Minella Times won the Aintree Grand National in the famed green and...

Weekend Read: Pandemic pains, no trains and a Café-Automobile – how a fledgling co-owned...

Rural Vagabonds Freewheeling Café had only been finding their feet when the pandemic pulled the brakes on their project one year ago. Portlaoise native Eric...

‘I have unfinished business’ – Laois’s longest serving hurler as he enters his 15th...

Laois's longest serving hurler reckons he has 'unfinished business' as he enters his 15th consecutive season representing the county. Borris-Kilcotton defender Matthew Whelan made his...

Line up confirmed for IT Carlow and Laois Gaels free webinar next week

IT Carlow and Laois Gaels are teaming up for a webinar which will be posted next week. This free webinar is aimed at any potential...

Fr Paddy: ‘Live simply, share generously’ – the impact of Fr Peter McVerry interview...

Tommy Tiernan has inched ahead of Ryan Tubridy in the battle for RTÉ’s weekend viewers after his most recent show clocked up 12,000 more...

Deaths in Laois – Saturday, April 17, 2021

Below are the recent local deaths. May they rest in peace. John Carroll Newtown, Ballyroan, Laois The death has occurred of John Carroll, Newtown, Ballyroan, Co Laois, peacefully...
Emma Hooban with her dad Pat at full time after the big win

Laois player in line for Women’s Six Nations appearance this weekend

A Laois rugby player is in line for a Women's Six Nations appearance this weekend. Emma Hooban, from Portlaoise, has been named on the bench...

Coronavirus: 11 further deaths and 420 new cases – as changes to hotel quarantine...

There have been 11 further Coronavirus-related deaths and 420 new cases, according to figures released by the health authorities today. Of the deaths reported today,...

Laois beef farmer re-elected to national IFA role following postal ballot

Declan Hanrahan, a suckler and beef farmer from Borris-in-Ossory, has been re-elected vice-chairman of the IFA livestock committee. Hanrahan is the current livestock representative for...

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Portlaoise Athletics Club damage 8

In Pictures: Anger as Portlaoise Athletic Club facility destroyed by vandals

Wouldn't this just rot you. Just weeks before they are due to welcome back juvenile members, a Portlaoise Athletics Club facility has been destroyed by...
Laois County Councillors Conor Bergin, Paddy Bracken and Ollie Clooney clashed over the allocation of funding for local roads

War of words as councillors do battle over Camross roads

It's not unusual for a local council meeting to develop into a row over roads - but at this week's Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick District meeting the...

Murder arrest man released without charge as investigation into disappearance of Laois man continues

Gardai, investigating the disappearance of a Laois man, have released without charge a man that they had arrested on suspicion of murder. Gardai, who are...

Blow for Laois underage hurlers as Enda Lyons steps away as U-20 boss

While there is no definite schedule in place for inter-county underage hurling yet this year, Laois U-20 hurling manager Enda Lyons has stepped down...

Laois teacher wins prestigious scholarship to complete masters in United States

A Laois primary school teacher will be heading to the USA later this year to study a masters after being awarded a prestigious scholarship. Miriam...

Laois golf club unveil captains for 2021 season

A Laois golf club has named its captains for the 2021 season. The 2021 Club Captain at the Heath Golf Club is Ber Fitzpatrick. Originally...

Laois turf cutters ‘can’t be left in the cold’ says Sinn Fein TD

Laois turf cutters cannot 'be left in the cold' this year - Sinn Fein TD Brian Stanley says. The Laois TD says that they are...
Mountmellick was under siege from floods this week

Consultation on Mountmellick Fllod Relief Scheme opens as local TD urges ‘no delay’

An online public consultation on the proposed Mountmellick flood relief scheme, which runs from 6pm today until May 3, has now opened. The town was...

Deaths in Laois – Friday, April 16, 2021

Below are the recent local deaths. May they rest in peace. James (Jimmy) Delaney Crubbin, Ballyroan, Laois / Harold's Cross, Dublin Delaney, James (Jimmy) 36 Cassimer Road, Harold's...

The Midweek Podcast: SOSAD’s Christy Bannon, historian Cormac Moore and Laois singer’s new song...

The latest instalment of the Midweek Podcast with LaoisToday is here – and we are up to episode 16. SOSAD Laois is a charity that...