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An Insight on the Kashmir conflict: Ireland’s largest conference to be held in Portlaoise

Ireland's biggest conference on the Kashmir conflict is taking place in Laois later this month. Organised by Naeem Iqbal the conference will take place in...

Abbeyleix Hospital: No funding, no progress, and now further delays says Laois TD

Sinn Fein TD Brian Stanley has spoken out over the lack of attention and the neglect of the Abbeyleix hospital. Deputy Stanley said: “Eight years...

Laois Priest set to appear on popular RTE TV show

Fr Sean Hyland of Portarlington is set to make an appearance on Nationwide to talk about his extraordinary life and book 'Whisperings of my...

Sold out book about Laois footballers historic trip to America to go back on...

After two very successful book launches in Stradbally and Graiguecullen the book 'They took the U.S.A by Storm' written by Portlaoise's Brian Delaney sold...
Zach Tuohy celebrates after his first Geelong game

Zach Tuohy on how he deals with Twitter trolls and online abuse as a...

The world we live in today is dominated in one way or another by social media. And for all its good uses - the most...

Laois Garda warning over circulation of fraudulent notes

Recently the Garda Síochána of Laois and Offaly have issued a statement regarding the circulation of counterfeit bank notes. They gave a brief guide on...

Government funding of over €5m confirmed for Barrow Blueway

The full funding of €5,067,941 sought by Kildare and Laois County Councils and Waterways Ireland to progress the Barrow Blueway project from Lowtown in...

Laois Coffee Morning in Aid of Pieta House a huge success

On the morning of the 23rd of October in the Portlaoise Parish centre there was a great fundraiser in aid of the homeless charity...

End of Year Show a big success in “The Field Equestrian Centre” for Laois...

The sky stayed blue and the rain stayed away all day to make sure the Laois Hunt Pony Club were able to have their...

In Pictures: Laois Martial Arts successfully compete in 11th competition of the year

Laois Martial Arts were in action again in Citywest competing in their 11th event of the year, The Rumble. A team of 5 competing at...

Music Generation Laois set to welcome international line-up to fourth Tionól Festival

This year Music Generation Laois hosts the biggest and most ambitious Tionól, residential festival to date. Reaching out to over 80 children from across the...

In Pictures: Laois footballer claims Australian GAA All-Star for 2019

A Laois man living over in Melbourne, Australia has been awarded a Gaelic All Star award 2019 by Australia GAA. John Booth, who is originally...

In Pictures: Heath golf club fundraiser a major success

The Heath Golf Club fundraiser held on September 28th proved to be a tremendous success. The sun was shining down across the course and the...

Gap between top and bottom earners must be closed – Brian Stanley TD

Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley has called for the introduction of a Living Wage of €12.30 an hour. The Laois-Offaly TD was speaking in the...

Laois business awarded with prestigious quality mark for high standards

A midlands based business has achieved a quality mark signifying it meets the highest standards of service and trust. Located in The Heath, Portlaoise, Co....

Primary schools gearing up for 4th annual Laois Athletics cross country races

All roads will lead to Emo GAA Field next Wednesday, September 25th, for the annual Downeys Suzuki Laois Athletics Primary Schools Cross Country races. This...

Laois Martial Arts claim medals at Tallaght Open

Laois Martial Arts were in action again at the Tallaght Open recently. The team of 7 competed in both Light Contact and Point fighting. The youngest...

In Pictures: Emo Court Sunday revellers show support for Pieta House at Village Market

Walkers and weekend sightseers demonstrated their support for Pieta House at Rural Vagabonds’ coffee and tea fundraiser at the weekly Emo Village Farmer’s Market...

Portlaoise roadworks set to stall for a further three weeks

The construction of the new ring road in Portlaoise has been hit with delays meaning the Abbeyleix road is to remain closed until October...

In Pictures: Tennis, hurling and football success for Knockbeg College

It's been a great week of sport out in Knockbeg College in a number of different categories. TENNIS There was great success for 2nd year student...

Portlaoise Macra club looking for new members

Interested in joining a club with a difference? As the Macra year kicks off Portlaoise Macra will be running a recruitment initiative over the few...

Laois TD demands an end to ‘beef processors cartel-like behaviour’

Sinn Féin Agriculture spokesperson Brian Stanley TD has called for an end to the cartel-like behaviour by the beef processors who have refused to...

13 Kerry men who have had a big impact on Laois GAA

Kerry people cast a long shadow over Gaelic football. Today they travel to Croke Park seeking to deny Dublin an historic five-in-a-row in the All...

In Pictures: Laois Hurlers Golfing Society Captain’s Prize a success

Laois Hurlers Golfing Society hosted their Captains (Broghan Reilly) Prize, on Saturday last, in the beautiful surroundings of the Heath Golf Club. The day was...

Laois woman the face of new initiative to improve mental health in young people

Jigsaw, the National Centre for Youth Mental Health, is rolling out a new virtual cycle challenge called Revolution x Jigsaw with Róisín Dunne from...

In Pictures: Mountmellick Historical and Heritage Society celebrate Heritage Week

The Mountmellick Historical and Heritage Society had a busy few days recently celebrating Heritage week. There was a number of events taking place in the...

Emo Rounders win 3 out of 4 All-Ireland Titles

The weekend of 24th/25th of August saw Emo Rounders travel to the University of Limerick with 5 teams to take part in the last...

Mr & Miss Diversity set to come to Portlaoise

How well can you represent a different culture? Voice of Migrants Ireland (VOMI) brings you a wonderful night of laughter where they will crown...

Mountmellick Camera Club gearing up to celebrate 30 years

The Mountmellick Camera Club are set to celebrate their 30th anniversary of Photography next Friday, September 13. The club, founded in 1989 has been helping...

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