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2020 Remembered: Top quality mark awarded to well-known Portlaoise business

In August, Kilminchy School House were credited with an award in Early Childhood Education accreditation. A Portlaoise-based business has achieved a quality mark signifying it...

2020 Remembered: In Pictures: Tributes paid as much loved Laois school principal retires

In November, Olga Hyland retired from principal of Clough National School. Tributes have been paid to a Laois principal following her retirement. Olga Hyland closed the...

2020 Remembered: Our choice of the top 20 TikTok-ers in Laois

In February, we compiled a list of our top Laois TikTok-ers. TikTok isn’t exactly new but it is certainly the latest craze to sweep the...

2020 Remembered: Laois Community turns out in force to celebrate much loved granny on...

Back in April, one Laois granny celebrated her 100th birthday. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again – these are extraordinary times that...

2020 Remembered: Travelling during Coronavirus outbreak: Laois parents and three kids on their incredible...

A Laois family are currently travelling around Asia. Portlaoise parents Aoife O’Meara and Martin Halion, with children Sam, Mia and Alice who are all aged...

2020 Remembered: Our selection of the best Laois football team of the past 20...

Back last year, we had the very tough task of creating the best Laois football team from the last two decades. That was hard! Picking any...

2020 Remembered: Department of Health issue advice on Vitamin D Supplement for over 65s

In November the Department of Health issued advice regarding Vitamin D outlining its importance for the older generation. The Department of Health has advised that...

2020 Remembered: Gardai to take action as elderly being harassed by aggressive beggars in...

In November, the Gardai announced that they would tackle the harassment that the elderly are faced with in Portlaoise. The Chief Superintendent of the Laois-Offaly...

2020 Remembered: Laois Garda saves person’s life at full flood in River Barrow

In March, one garda heroically saved a person's life along the River Barrow.  There was an astonishing act of heroism in Laois yesterday as a...

2020 Remembered: Young Laois boy takes on the ‘Patience Challenge’ and smashes it

In May, young Jake Cleere brought smiles to our faces as he was tested by his mother in the 'Patience Challenge'. The ‘Patience Challenge’ is...

2020 Remembered: Laois man spins the wheel and wins €53,000 on RTE’s Winning Streak

Ah, Winning Streak! Remember that TV game show that Laois people featured on routinely and won lots of money on before Covid brought it...

2020 Remembered: Laois prison officers complete remarkable marathon in aid of Do It For...

In May, Laois prison officers raised a significant amount of money for Do It For Dan. Former Portlaoise footballer Brian ‘Bruno’ McCormack and former Wexford...

2020 Remembered: My Battle: Laois man opens up about his 14-year struggle with anxiety

Back in March this Laois man opened up about his long battle with anxiety. A Laois man has opened up about his 14-year battle with...

2020 Remembered: WATCH: Laois supermarket goes viral for in store St Patrick’s Day Parade

Back in March while the rest of us were in lockdown, this Laois supermarket went viral for celebrating St Patrick's Day in the best...

2020 Remembered: Fr Paddy: Suicide – a pandemic that continues to devastate

In July, Fr Paddy spoke about the prevalent issue of suicide on Laois. During the past ten days, five lives have been lost to suicide...

2020 Remembered: ‘There is going to be someone killed’ unless something is done

Back in January, local councillors came together to voice their concerns over the junction at Turley's corner. Paddy Bracken spelled it out in no uncertain...

2020 Remembered: A fantastic night at the Clonaslee OsKaRs

Back in February, the Clonaslee Oskars took place which saw a packed crowd in the Tullamore Court Hotel. The Tullamore Court Hotel was packed to...

2020 Remembered: Colm Parkinson issues apology to Eddie Brennan and Laois GAA over off...

In November, Colm Parkinson's GAA Hour mistakingly aired an off the record chat with Eddie Brennan which caused quite a stir. Joe.ie GAA Hour host...

2020 Remembered: Tales of strange goings on in Laois cause a stir online

In August, two stories relating relating to Laois Shopping Centre in Portlaoise made for some very good entertainment. HauntedLaois is a Facebook page that was...

2020 Remembered: Calls for ‘two horrible derelict properties’ in Laois town to be dealt...

In October, the issue of two horrible derelict buildings in Rathdowney came before Laois County Council. Laois County Councillor John King has called for immediate...

2020 Remembered: Conor Stapleton: What it’s like getting a cancer diagnosis – and why...

In April, Conor Stapleton bravely opened up about his own cancer journey at the beginning of the Covid-19 outbreak. The last few weeks have changed...

2020 Remembered: Ranking 10 of the most unforgettable Tipperary characters of all time

In October, we ranked our top 10 Tipperary characters. After Shane Lowry won the British Open and the whole country were honorary Offaly people for...

2020 Remembered: Kind-hearted Laois duo heralded as heroes after saving man’s life

In March, we witnessed the heroic actions of two Laois people who saved a man's life. Two Laois people have been hailed as heroes by...

2020 Remembered: From not making the Laois panel to playing with Leinster and the...

Back in May, we remembered one of Laois' greatest ever goalscorers. One of the most fondly-remembered players of the fine Laois hurling team of the...

2020 Remembered: Kind-hearted Laois mam gifts over €300k Lotto win to daughter to build...

What a beautiful gesture from this Laois mam. A kind-hearted mam from Laois handed her daughter a Lotto ticket worth €312,042 after her daughter had...

2020 Remembered: Laois parents hail local Garda and Portlaoise Hospital as baby daughter comes...

In April, the kind actions of a Laois Garda hit the headlines as a family that he helped spoke out. A Laois Dad and Mam...

2020 Remembered: Laois priest scoops top prize in Carlow GAA draw

In November, this popular Laois priest won an impressive top prize in the Carlow GAA Development Draw. The third staging of the Carlow GAA Development...

2020 Remembered: Our Coronavirus wedding: Laois couple defy Covid-19 to tie the knot

Back in March one Laois couple got married at the beginning of the outbreak in Ireland. The Coronavirus has changed many things about how we...

2020 Remembered: Laois student named the inaugural winner of award in memory of late...

In November, St Fergals student Ella Hayes became the first person to receive the Aoife Doocey Award. This award was created in honour of...

2020 Remembered: Young Laois man opens up about his battle with addiction, suicide, depression...

In March, Fionn Scully posted a video detailing his struggles with addiction, depressions and mental health. This is an incredibly brave and deeply selfless thing...