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Portlaoise rugby U-15s see off Dundalk to reach Division 1 Final

Dundalk 17 Portlaoise 20 U-15 Leinster League Division 1 semi-final At the weekend, Portlaoise RFC U15s travelled the long journey to Dundalk for their Leinster League...

Election Diary: Ministerial babies, football joy and Euro meetings

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union Busy weekend for Mary Sweeney It’s a busy job being a local politician but one woman...

Well-known Portlaoise jewellers wins prestigious award

Gerry Browne Jewellers in Portlaoise has won a significant national award. The jewellery shop won the Store of the Year Award 2019 at the Association...

In Pictures: Portlaoise Golf Club Captain’s Drive In a huge success

A hugely impressive crowd of 88 golfers took to Portlaoise Golf Club to welcome the new Captain and Lady Captain, Declan Dempsey and Anne...

Portarlington Golf Male Choir and guests to perform at concert in Monasterevin

Portarlington Golf Male Choir and their guests will perform at the Monasterevin Community Centre for their CY Spring Concert. Their guests include the Portarlington Concert band, Pat's Jazz...

New ‘Walking on Water’ initiative launched in Laois, Kildare and Carlow

Get Ireland Walking, Waterways Ireland and Local Sports Partnerships from Kildare, Carlow and Laois have launched a walking programme on canal and river routes...

Delay on Kolbe Special School new building is a ‘disgraceful treatment of children’

Fianna Fail TD Sean Fleming has said that the progress in relation to providing a new school building for the Kolbe Special School in...

Former RTE newsreader calls on Laois businesses to support Daffodil Day

Former RTE newsreader Aengus MacGrianna is urging businesses in Laois to support cancer patients and their families by getting behind the Irish Cancer Society’s...

Portlaoise RFC U15s progress to league semi final

Leinster League Div 1 Quarter Final Portlaoise  26   Arklow  5 Portlaoise RFC U15s played host to Arklow at the weekend in the quarter final of the...

Victory over Birr earns Portlaoise RFC U-15s a place in the quarter final

Birr 15 Portlaoise 17 Leinster U-15 Division 1 league Portlaoise RFC U-15s travelled to Birr at the weekend for the last of the regular league games,...

Midlands 103 to honour women on International Women’s Day

International Women's Day 2019 will be an important day for Midlands 103 as the radio station will be presented by women all day. The compelling...

Success for Midlands Ladies in first ever Masters basketball tournament

The Midlands Ladies Masters Basketball Team travelled to Kilkenny on Saturday to compete in their first ever Masters tournament. Nerves were at an all time...

IFA calls for fair price for malting barley

IFA are calling for a deal for a sustainable price for malting barley for farmers. IFA chairman Mark Browne is concerned about the future...

In Pictures: Glanbia Information Evening in Portlaoise

A Glanbia information evening recently took place in Portlaoise. Last July Glanbia announced their plans to build a €130m mozarella cheese factory in Portlaoise. The new...

Great days of athletics at Laois Novice Road Race and Rás na hÉireann

The Downeys Nissan Laois Athletics Novice Road Race Championships took place in Ballyfin on Sunday. In ideal conditions, slightly cool and no rain or wind,...

Portlaoise basketballers set sights firmly on All-Ireland trail

Basketball is continuing is grow on an upward curve for Scoil Chríost Rí Portlaoise and coach Pat Critchley hopes this momentum continues as their senior...

In Pictures: ‘Outstanding’ contribution of young people celebrated at inaugural Laois-Offaly Garda Youth Awards

The Minister for Justice, the owner of Supermacs, the local Garda Síochána Chief Superintendent and a former Rose of Tralee were all on hand...

Gardaí warn parents of terrifying ‘suicide game’ hitting Ireland

'Momo' is the name of the new terrifying online game which allegedly encourages children to self-harm. The game, which has been linked to suicides in...

Killenard Bridge Club hold 28th Annual Dinner in Portarlington

The Killenard Bridge Club recently held their 28th annual dinner. The dinner was held in Portarlington Golf Club and was extremely well attended. Bridge is a...

Collapsed pipe floods outdoor swimming pool in Ballinakill

The flooding of an outdoor swimming pool in Ballinakill due to a collapsed water pipe running from Gill's Pond will be a 'big job'...

All of this week’s golf results

Here are the golf results for the week in Laois. MOUNTRATH GOLF CLUB Captains Drive In 17-02-19 Morning 1st John Hill, Jim Cooney & Jim Lyons 43 1/2 2nd...

27 new houses set to come to Laois village

This is certainly good news for the village of Ballybrittas. Hybla Transport Ltd  have submitted planning permission for a housing development in the area. They plan...

Portlaoise RFC U15 triumph in cup opener

Carlow 14 Portlaoise 32 U-15 Rugby Cup Round 1 Portlaoise RFC U15s travelled to Carlow at the weekend for the opening round of the cup and...

Laois athletes set huge PBs at prestigious Armagh International Roadraces

Two Laois athletes took part in the prestigious Armagh International Roadraces on Thursday evening last. Cian Kelly, the 19 year old St Abbans runner set...

St Colman’s School Stradbally win first SVT Junior parkrun Shield

SVT Activity and Wellness Hub (based in Stradbally, Vicarstown and Timahoe) has presented a shield for Junior parkrun. Junior Parkrun is a 2k run along...

Ireland set to be hotter than the French Riviera this weekend

It looks like this spring won't match last year's heavy snow as Met Éireann have announced that Ireland is set to be hotter than...

Portlaoise RFC U-15s continue winning streak

Portlaoise 48 Edenderry 5 Portlaoise RFC U15s welcomed Edenderry to Togher on Saturday for their Leinster League game. Edenderry started strongly and only a superb tap...

Ballyroan Vintage Club donate €4,600 to Abbeyleix Hospital Patients Fund

The Abbeyleix Hospital Patients fund recently received a cheque for €4,600 from Ballyroan Vintage. The Chairman of Ballyroan Vintage Club, Dan Kinsella, presented the cheque...

Calling all primary schools to compete in SVT Junior parkrun Challenge

SVT Activity and Wellness Hub are delighted to announce an exciting new initiative at junior parkrun in Vicarstown for local primary schools. Vicarstown junior parkrun...

RTÉ presenter urges people of Laois to donate to Irish Cancer Society on Daffodil...

RTÉ Weather and National Lottery presenter Nuala Carey is urging the people of Laois to support the Irish Cancer Society on Daffodil Day following...

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