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Visiting the Midlands Prison Portlaoise was a life-changing experience

On Monday last week, LaoisToday was among the media invited into the Midlands Prison in Portlaoise. We were given exclusive no-holds-bared access to the prison...

Moment in Time: Durrow fire brigade pay tribute to much loved fireman in 2004

For this week's Moment in Time, we look back to January 2004 and the retirement of well respected fireman Tom Flynn. Durrow firemen payed tribute...

In Pictures: Laois Arthouse holds finale of ‘Townscape’ exhibition tour

The finale of the 'Townscape' exhibition was held in the Laois Arthouse recently. Mary Burke's exhibition was opened by Justice and Equality Minister Charles Flanagan. 'Townscape'...

Kelly’s Bar in Borris-In-Ossory raise €3,225 for Autism

On Saturday, Kelly's Bar in Borris-In-Ossory donated €3,225 to Laois Offaly Families For Autism (LOFFA). At the end of November the pub held a shave...

Mixed results for Portlaoise Ladies Hockey club as they unveil new jerseys

After an inventive sponsorship draw, Portlaoise Ladies Hockey club received their new set of jerseys recently.  The club members were delighted to meet the winner of...

Arles-Kilcruise calling for people to get active as they launch Couch to 5K

The Arles Kilcruise Couch to 5K will be kicking off this week and people of all ages and abilities are encouraged to come along...

Public information session on ‘ambitious’ national heritage plan to be held in Portlaoise

A public information session on the new national heritage plan will be held on the 7th and 15th of February in Portlaoise. Speaking this morning...

Number of non-specialist consultants in Midlands is ‘life or death’

Fianna Fail TD for Offaly Barry Cowen has expressed concern at the number of non-specialised consultants working in the Midlands Health Services. A parliamentary response...

Moment in Time: Laois Secondary Schools Cross Country Championships in 2010

For this week's Moment in Time, we look back on the Laois Secondary Schools Cross Country Championships in 2010. The races were held in the...

In Pictures: A Portlaoise secondary school visits historic recording studio

Portlaoise College students recently enjoyed a trip to Windmill Lane recording studios in Dublin. The second years had a great day exploring the studios with...

Laois food and drink producers invited to ‘Grow with Aldi’ as supplier development programme...

Aldi is seeking applications from Laois’ small to medium food and drink producers to take part in the 2019 Grow with Aldi supplier development...

In Pictures: Laois Athletics Indoor Track and Field Championships a huge success

Athletes, parents and supporters from all nine Athletic Clubs in the County travelled by the bus load to Nenagh at the weekend for the...

Big win for Portlaoise RFC U-18s in Leinster Rugby Premier League

Boyne 10 Portlaoise 13 U-18 Leinster Rugby Premier League Portlaoise travelled to Drogheda to take on Boyne on Saturday in the Under 18 Leinster Premier League. This...

Milk group criticise ‘Open Season’ on farmers following ‘meat cut advice’

The Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers Association has hit out at hwat it sees as 'open season' on farmers. Commenting on the fall-out following the release...

Blow for Laois footballers as Healy set for injury lay off

Cahir Healy may be out of Allianz Football League opener against Down on Saturday, having suffered suspected medial ligament damage in a challenge match...

‘Fire alarms do save lives’ following fire at well known Laois pub

'Fire alarms do save lives' says Chief Fire Officer in Laois Anthony Tynan following a fire at a well known Laois pub. The fire at...

Moment in Time: Portlaoise Panto ‘Cinderella’ sells out in 2009

For this week's Moment in Time, we look back on Portlaoise Panto Group's production of 'Cinderella' in the Dunamaise Theatre. The show marked the group's...

Portlaoise RFC U-15s dominate in big home win

Portlaoise 39 New Ross 0 U-15 Leinster League Division 1 Portlaoise RFC U-15s secured full points in this Leinster league match against New Ross at the...

Great day of mini rugby at Portlaoise RFC

Portlaoise RFC minis welcomed Athy RFC to Togher recently for a rugby blitz. Mini rugby covers the age groups from under 7s up to under...

Victory for Portlaoise RFC U-16s over Wexford team

Portlaoise 34 Wexford 8 After a tough start to the first half of the season, Portlaoise RFC U-16 recorded their second win of 2019 in...

Victory for Portlaoise Ladies Hockey team in first game of 2019

Portlaoise 5 Navan 1 Leinster Ladies Hockey League Division 9 The New Year brought with it a brand new set of hockey jerseys and a victory for...

Moment in Time: Cuisle Centre honours the great Mary Ramsbottom in 2008

For this week's Moment in Time, we look back on a party in the Cuisle Centre in 2008 to honour the late Mary Ramsbottom. Mary...

Eason Spelling Bee looking for Laois participants for ninth annual competition

Eason’s Annual Spelling Bee has launched and registrations are still open to give students across Ireland the chance to be crowned the King or...

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