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Portlaoise Panthers 74 East Cavan Eagles 72 Women's Division 1 National Cup The Portlaoise Panthers have a Women's Division 1 National Cup semi-final to look forward to - but they had to survive an epic battle with the East Cavan Eagles...
The search is on to find the lucky player who scooped €50,000 after a winning EuroMillions ticket was sold in Laois. Dunne's Store on the Mountmellick Road in Portlaoise was the seller of a lucky ticket. The National Lottery has revealed...
A charity who specialize in supporting those with sight-loss is set to open a new shop next week. The National Council for the Blind Ireland will open a charity shop in Portarlington on Thursday December 8. The shop will be located...
Small companies in Laois will benefit from a huge change which will make more companies eligible for Government export grants, according to Fine Gael TD Charlie Flanagan. Deputy Flanagan was speaking after Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment,...
The musical ‘Return to the 80’s’ was held in the Mountmellick Arts Centre on November 31 and December 1 by Mountmellick Community School. The cast included students from 1st to 6th year as well as a wide range of staff...
“We are in the business of investing in this hospital. We are in the business of growing services in this hospital. We are in the business of investing in emergency medicine in the hospital, but also in elective care,...
Legendary Laois athlete Martin McDonald was honoured by Laois County Council for his recent success in the world masters mountain running championships. The Ballyroan man won the Over 65 category in a 10k race across the Comeragh Mountains near Clonmel...
Laois GAA secretary Niall Handy has called for a review into how people who abuse match officials are dealt with. Mr Handy, writing in his secretary's report ahead of Monday's County Convention, outlined how several referees received 'unwarranted abuse' at...
The magic of the cup applies to the local and national basketball scene this weekend with Portlaoise Panthers seeking to qualify for semi-finals of their respective competitions with their men's and women's team. Jack Dooley's women's team are unbeaten in...
Below are the recent local deaths. May they rest in peace. William (Willie) Delaney Valleyfield House, Ballinakill, Laois Willie died peacefully at home in the presence of his beloved family.Deeply regretted by his loving wife Aileen,his daughters Sarah and Lynsey,sister Mary Coogan,sons in...
Crettyard-Spink 3-12 Na Fianna Og 0-9 Laois U-20 'B' Football Championship Final Crettyard-Spink are the U-20 'B' football champions for 2022 following a convincing win over Na Fianna Og this evening. It is a two in a row for some of the...
A further increase in income eligibility limits which will see more people across Laois eligible for social housing has been announced. Social housing income limits will be increased by €5,000 across the country and will take effect from 1 January...
A Laois secondary school has unveiled a new set of jerseys ahead of a big week of volleyball next week. Scoil Chriost Ri only started playing volleyball competitively in 2017 with Mr O’Brien as head coach. The first year brought silverware...
It has been quite a remarkable year for GAA in Clough-Ballacolla - both on a hurling and Camogie front. Clough-Ballacolla senior hurlers claimed their three-in-a-row, while the intermediates and minors were also crowned champions. However, last Sunday evening, November 27 was...
There is sadness both in Ireland and abroad following the passing of a much-loved Laois man this week. Jack Cuddy, 2 Mill Lane, Mountrath and formerly of Killanure and Oxford in England, died unexpectedly at Portlaoise Hospital on November 30. Mr...
Crettyard-Spink v Na Fianna Og  U-20 'B' Football Championship Final in Centre of Excellence at 7.30pm The final piece of Laois GAA silverware for the 2022 season is up for grabs tonight in the Centre of Excellence in Portlaoise. There is also...
There was strong Laois interest as DCU and University of Limerick clashed in the Ladies Division 1 College's League final last night. The game was played in Laois for a start - with O'Dempsey's GAA playing host to a fine...
Below are the recent local deaths. May they rest in peace. Maureen Templey (née Byrne) Killimy, Emo, Laois Maureen Templey, Killimy, Emo, County Laois, died at St James' Hospital, Dublin. The family would like to thank you for your help and understanding at this...
First Choice Bathrooms & Tiles is a top quality showroom for bathrooms, tiles and wood flooring. We sell a complete range of products from our spacious, state of the art showroom at Clonminam Industrial estate, Portlaoise. We are a...
A Laois secondary school recently held a successful musical in their school hall. All eyes were on the students of Heywood Community School where they performed "Annie" last Wednesday and Thursday night. Annie is the story of an orphan who longs...
Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley says that any increase in toll charges on the M7, M4, M50 or M1 will hit motorists and hauliers in Laois hard. Planned increases in road tolls will be delayed for six months, if the...
Over the last four years, Creative Laois initiatives have established roots and reinforced Laois County Council’s commitment to the role of arts, heritage, culture, and community. The launch of an annual Short Film Bursary took place in 2021 and also...
There is sadness in Mountmellick, Rosenallis, Killenard and surrounding areas following the death of Mary McElwee this week. Mrs McElwee (nee Daly), a native of Westmeath, and her husband Jim, a Donegal man, were behind the McElwee Pharmacy in Mountmellick,...
A 30-year-old Mountmellick-born lecturer in biomedical engineering at the University of Galway has just had his research, which gives new insights into how cancer spreads, published in Nature Communications, a peer reviewed open access scientific journal. Eoin McEvoy’s new research,...
A host of Laois senior football clubs will have new managers in place for the 2023 season. Ballyfin, Courtwood and Arles-Killeen have all recently appointed new men at the helm - following on from Ballyroan-Abbey, Park-Ratheniska and Killeshin announcing their...
Laois GAA secretary Niall Handy has once again called for a change in how our Senior hurling and football championships are structured. Writing in his secretary's report ahead of Monday night's Convention, Mr Handy called for change. He has long held...
Dunamase College has made history this week, with three teams reaching the finals of the Midlands Basketball Schools League. The U-16 girls, U-16 boys and U-19 boys teams are all playing in regional finals, in the National Basketball Arena in...
Below are the recent local deaths. May they rest in peace. Patrick (Pad) Deffew 13 Twoomey Park, Mountmellick, Laois Patrick (Pad) Deffew, 13 Twoomey Park, Mountmellick died 30th November 2022. (Retired Staff of St. Brigids Hospital Shaen, Portlaoise) Predeceased by his parents PJ...
The World Darts Championship will soon be dominating our TV screens again in the run up to Christmas and some of those big names will be appearing in Laois in the New Year. The Castle Arms in Durrow will host...
Maryborough National School in Portlaoise is 125 years old this year - and to mark that significant milestone they are holding a Christmas concert this Sunday, December 4. The event will take place in St Peter's Church in the town...