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New tourism status for Portlaoise is great news for Laois, says Minister Flanagan

Portlaoise has been revealed to be one of the country’s ‘Destination Towns’ under a new Fáilte Ireland scheme, according to Laois-Offaly TD and Minister...

No more Body & Soul at Electric Picnic as company ends 16 years at...

The days of meeting in the Body & Soul at Electric Picnic are over. After 16 years, the people behind that area of the festival...

JOB VACANCY: Enva looking to hire drivers for roles based in Portlaoise

Enva are seeking to fill the following vacancy: Driver - Waste Oil/Industrial and Automotive Location: Based in Portlaoise with nationwide travel. Primary Duties Driving nationwide collecting different...

JOB VACANCY: Blue Sky Financial seeking to hire receptionist/office administration

Blue Sky Financial Portlaoise are seeking to fill the following position: Receptionist/Office Administration Full-time position Previous experience in a similar role is an advantage To apply ...

Wins for both Laois men’s rugby clubs as Christmas break approaches

Storm Atiyah brought heavy rain and driving winds across the country yesterday but two Laois rugby clubs battled that and their respective opponents to...

Deaths in Laois – Monday, December 9, 2019

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Paul Kehoe 82 Newpark Portlaoise, Portlaoise, Laois Paul Kehoe, 82 Newpark Portlaoise (eircode R32H96V)....

Clueless Influencers, spilling Lego and problems with spelling – It’s all in our Tweets...

We are back again this week with our Tweets of the Week! And there are a few good ones, if we say so ourselves.   We've all...

Heartbreak for Eire Og as Ballybodan strike late to seal second Leinster title

There was late heartbreak for Carlow champions Eire Og this afternoon as Dublin side Ballyboden St Enda's struck very late to deny them a...

The Week That Was: The Top 10 stories of the past seven days

1 - Huge boost for Laois club as O’Loughlin set to transfer A huge boost came for Rosenallis this week after news broke of John...

Remember the Game: Shanahoe win Laois minor ladies football title in 2004

Shanahoe 5-7 Timahoe 3-10 2004 Laois Minor Ladies Football Final Shanahoe ladies football club were a coming force in the early part of the 2000s and...

Moment in Time: Huge turnout for Moss Keane book launch in 2005

Who didn't love Moss Keane? The legendary Kerryman was capped over 50 times for the Irish rugby team but after moving from Kerry to Dublin,...
Portlaoise AFC are now just one win away from claiming the title

Bad weather hits local soccer as just a handful of games played

Storm Atiyah made its presence felt on the Atlantic Coast of Ireland today and it also swept in a number of heavy showers our...

Property Watch: Five properties currently for sale in Portlaoise for around €300,000

This week for Property Watch we look at homes in Portlaoise that are in the €275,000 to €300,000 price bracket. If that sounds like your...

Jobs in Laois: All the recent job vacancies as advertised on LaoisToday

There are a number of jobs in Laois being advertised on LaoisToday at the moment. Below we have listed all of the roles advertised on LaoisToday in...

Deaths in Laois – Sunday, December 8, 2019

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Mary Finnan Ardavullane, Tipperary Town, Tipperary / Portlaoise, Laois Finnan, Borris Road, Portlaoise, Co...
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to a hit and run

Laois driver who had suspended sentence tested positive for cocaine

A Laois driver was found to have cocaine in their system after being drug tested on the roads this morning. The driver had already been...

JOB VACANCY: Downeys Centra Portlaoise seeking sales assistant for weekend night shift work

Downeys Centra Portlaoise are currently recruiting for the position of Sales assistant. The position is for Friday and Saturday nights only from the hours of...

Deaths in Laois – Saturday, December 7, 2019

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Anita BRENNAN (née Kealy) Arles, Ballickmoyler, Carlow / Laois Anita Brennan (née Kealy), Arles, Ballickmoyler,...

Solution found as Athy Rugby Club saved from closure

Athy Rugby Club - who have had countless Laois players and members over their long history - have secured public liability insurance after a...

Garda appeal for missing Laois teenager

Gardaí wish to seek the public’s assistance in tracing the whereabouts of 16 year-old, Gearóid Morrissey, who is missing from Mountmellick. Gearóid was last seen...

Gardai renew appeal for statue after beheading in Tipperary

This is outrageous! Can anyone help find the statue's head? Gardaí in Thurles are renewing their appeal for any information in relation to the criminal damage...

Laois teenager highlights period poverty on World Children’s Day

Laois teenager Carly Fagan, 14, took to the stage at the Printworks, Dublin Castle on World Children’s Day recently to take part in Child...

Deaths in Laois – Friday, December 6, 2019

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Elizabeth (Lil) Buggie (née O'Keeffe) Garrons, Stradbally, Laois Peacefully surrounded by her loving family...

Keith Barry set to bring new show ‘INSANITY’ to Laois in 2020

Keith Barry, the world’s leading TV hypnotist, mentalist and brain hacker, is set to bring his brand new show 'INSANITY', to Laois early next...

Plenty of new faces as Laois football team named for O’Byrne Cup opener

New Laois football manager Mike Quirke has named five debutants in the Laois team to face Offaly in the opening round of the O'Byrne...

Minister for Education promises to push on with new Kolbe School following visit

Minister for Education Joe McHugh visited Kolbe Special School in Portlaoise yesterday. Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan, Minister of Education Joe McHugh, Sinn Fein TD...

Pat Shortt is in the Abbeyleix Manor Hotel this Saturday, December 7

Pat Shortt, one of Ireland's most loved comedians, will perform his new live show 'Hey' in the Abbeyleix Manor Hotel this coming Saturday, December...

JOB VACANCY: Nostra looking to hire IT Support Engineers for roles based in Laois

IT company Nostra – who have clients in Ireland, UK, Benelux, South Africa and America and whose CEO is Kevin O’Loughlin from Rosenallis – are seeking...

Napper Tandy’s Christmas Craft Fair is on this weekend in Stradbally

Christmas is coming – and the team in Napper Tandy's in Stradbally are certainly getting into the spirit of things. They’ll be hosting their Christmas...

Local rugby club facing imminent closure over ‘grave difficulty’ in getting insurance

A local rugby club that serves hundreds of underage and adult players say they will have to close the club and grounds from next...

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