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Portarlington Tidy Towns team up with Jamestown Cladding to complete ‘Operation Daffodil’

The Dublin Road Business Park and the Jamestown Cladding in Portarlington have teamed up with the local Tidy Towns group to complete the second...

Laois sports stars to the fore as IT Carlow commemorates 21 years of Academic...

Institute of Technology Carlow last week celebrated 21 years of its sports scholarship programme at a special ceremony for 2019/2020 sports scholars. This included international...

Laois Choir set to host brilliant night of Carols this weekend

On this Sunday, December 22, the annual Mountmellick carol service will take place in St. Joseph's Church in Mountmellick at 7pm. St. Joseph's Sunday Choir...

Mountmellick Yarn Bombers Christmas tree unveiled in Government Buildings

The Mountmellick Yarn Bombers are known far and wide for their colourful woollen creations and this week their Christmas Tree was unveiled in Government...

Construction set to begin in Portlaoise for new library

The Cathaoirleach of Laois County Council, Councillor William Aird, and the Chief Executive of Laois County Council, Mr. John Mulholland have signed the contract...

Boost for Laois Tourism as Binninea walk included in the first phase of the...

Laois/Offaly TD and Minister for Justice & Equality, Charlie Flangan has said that the inclusion of Binninea Walk in the expanded Walks Scheme will...

In Pictures: Laois Credit Union welcome Kenyan delegation

Mountmellick Credit Union Ltd hosted a delegation from the Kenyan Credit Union movement recently. The Irish credit union movement is one of the most popular...

In Pictures: Laois GAA 5th/6th class Town League a great success

Over the past months 5th/6th students from Portlaoise and surrounding areas have taken part in the town league. The competition which is in its third...

Laois village to host Christmas fair, fun day and switching on of lights this...

This coming Sunday December 8 will see Clonaslee play host to a great family day in aid of the GAA Club. The GAA club will...

In Pictures: Public meeting on career options for Leaving Cert students well attended

Pauline Flanagan, one of Fianna Fáil’s general election candidates in Laois/Offaly held her first successful public meeting on Tuesday December 3 in O’ Loughlin’s...

Portlaoise CBS hold off local rivals to claim Midlands U-19 ‘A’ basketball title

Portlaoise CBS 54 Colaiste Iosagain 52 Midlands 'A' Senior Schools Basketball Final Yesterday saw Portlaoise CBS and Colaíste Íosogaín of Portarlington go head to head in...

Laois group needs your votes in bid to win €20,000 funding

The Laois Arch club has been nominated for the prestigious Permanent TSB community fund. The club, who support and help people with intellectual disabilities, are...

Laois TD’s Dail vote to end state funding of Greyhound racing defeated

Laois/Offaly TD Brian Stanley called a vote in the Dáil yesterday afternoon to oppose horse racing and greyhound racing being given €86m of taxpayers’...

In Pictures: Laois Marlins see great success at Leinster Short Course Championships

The Leinster Short court championships recently took place at the start of November. The Laois Marlins swim club performed superbly at the three day event...

In Pictures: Laois school celebrate successful College Awareness Week

College Awareness Week recently took place in Portlaoise College and they carried out many events and activities where the whole school community came together...

Irish Wheelchair Association to hold open day in Portlaoise

The Irish Wheelchair Association are set to have an open day/ showcase of art this coming Wednesday the 4th of December. The event is aimed...
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Laois girl hosting table quiz to raise funds for trip to Uganda

Next Wednesday, December 4, will see the Abbeyleix Golf Club host a table quiz for a very worthy cause. Amy O'Halloran, who hails from the...

In Pictures: Kashmir Conference in Laois proves to be a successful event

The Midlands Park Hotel was host to Ireland's largest conference on the Kashmir conflict recently. The conference was organised by Naeem Iqbal and was organised...

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...