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Shock and sadness following passing of young Laois mother in South Africa

Deep sadness spread at the devastating news that Aisling Heath (neé McCormack), a Portlaoise native, died suddenly at her home near Cape Town.

Laois woman airlifted to hospital following farming accident

According to Sylvester Phelan of Agriland, the accident involved cattle and took place in Mountrath.

Three-year sentence handed to man who seriously assaulted Laois footballer

In April last year, Daniel, known as ‘Dicey’, was out socialising with friends before he was attacked and knocked unconscious while waiting for a taxi at 1am on Easter Sunday night.

€1 million lotto ticket sold in well-known Laois shop

Someone in Laois is €1 million richer following Friday evening’s EuroMillions lotto draw.

TD hits out at ‘nasty’ online comments about seriously-ill former Taoiseach Brian Cowen

This was and is disgusting behaviour.


In Pictures: Laois Footballers celebrate glorious win over Offaly with supporters

Some brilliant pictures. 

In Pictures: Joyous scenes as Laois hurlers and supporters celebrate Joe McDonagh triumph

Laois supporters turned out in force to welcome the victorious Laois senior hurling team back to Portlaoise last Sunday night.

The Twitter reaction as the Laois hurlers claim Joe McDonagh Cup success

Twitter never lets you down on joyous occasions.


In Pictures: Serious style as St Fergal’s Rathdowney kicks off 2019 debs season

The first Debs of the year.

Moment in Time

For this week’s Moment in Time we take a look back to June 2008 when Timahoe NS opened their new extension onto the school.

Property Watch 

For this week’s Property Watch, we looked at properties for rent ranging from €800 to €900 around Laois.


Fr Paddy: 10 guidelines for a happy and peaceful Summer for all

SEE ALSO – National ‘Soundest Town’ prize goes to Laois area for the month of June