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From the LaoisToday Archives: Off licence worker hailed a hero after foiling armed robbery

This piece was originally published on LaoisToday on April 21, 2017. An off-licence worker in Portlaoise – who suffered a severe thumb injury requiring surgery...

WATCH: Irish comedian ‘Black Paddy’ takes on Portlaoise in viral video

Portlaoise has become the latest town to be visited by a comedian who gives his own unique take on what life is like in...

Prestigious recognition for Mountmellick business Midland Steel

Midland Steel in Mountmellick has been recognised for its innovation capabilities by cross-border body, InterTradeIreland. The family-owned manufacturer which supplies offsite reinforced steel products to building...

Talking Sport Podcast: Peter O’Leary on the new GAA calendar and when club action...

We’re back with the latest instalment of the LaoisToday Talking Sport Podcast. Host Alan Hartnett is in the hot seat once again and he is...

Centrepoint Carpets open to the public again from Tuesday, April 13

Centrepoint Carpets in Portlaoise are open to the public again from Tuesday, April 13, this week. There is limited access to their showrooms for essential...

Moment in Time: Some great photos from Paddock NS in 2001

Look at these little faces from 20 years ago! There's just something nostalgic about looking at images from the past. They allow you to remember that...

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

On this week's Property Watch, we take a look at some of the homes currently for sale around Portlaoise for close to €300,000 at...
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...

Deaths in Laois – Sunday, April 11, 2021

Below are the recent local deaths. May they rest in peace. Christine Maher (née Molloy) 28 Oakleaf Place, Portlaoise, Laois Beloved wife of Joseph. Deeply regretted by her...

Irish Water to begin improvement works in two Laois towns next week

Irish Water and Laois County Council are to carry out essential water mains replacement works in Abbeyleix and Portlaoise next week. The company say the...

The Week that Was: Our most read stories of the past seven days

1 - Laois Hire sold in multi-million deal Laois Hire Services has been sold for a fee of €11.2 million. Founded in 1989 by Michael and...

Deaths in Laois – Saturday, April 10, 2021

Below are the recent local deaths. May they rest in peace. Mary (Jo) Young (née Garry) Clonminch, Tullamore, Offaly / Mountmellick, Laois Formerly of Clonaghadoo, Co. Laois. Died...

Mass time change in Cullohill for summer months

While people may not be able to physically attend mass at the moment, parishes all over the country have gone to huge efforts to...

Laois people asked to take part in survey on future of towns and villages

Laois people are being asked to take part in a survey on the future of towns and villages. Labour representative for Laois, Eoin Barry, is...

Deaths in Laois – Friday, April 9, 2021

Below are the recent local deaths. May they rest in peace. Mary (Jo) Young (née Garry) Clonminch, Tullamore, Offaly / Mountmellick, Laois Formerly of Clonaghadoo, Co. Laois. Died...

Laois Gardai make arrest after car without tax for almost two years detected

Laois Gardai made an arrest and seized a vehicle following an incident this morning. The Roads Policing Unit were on patrol when they were alerted...

Gardai continuing investigation into alleged assault in Laois graveyard

Gardai say they are continuing their investigation in relation to an alleged assault at a Laois graveyard last month. The incident took place on Tuesday...

Deaths in Laois – Thursday, April 8, 2021

Below are the recent local deaths. May they rest in peace. Paddy Carrigan Capoley, Portlaoise, Laois / Ballyfoyle, Kilkenny Carrigan Paddy, Capoley, Portlaoise and late of Ballyfoyle Co....

JOB VACANCY: Brophy Timber Services seeking to hire Apprentice Maintenance Fitter

Brophy Timber Services Ltd is a timber harvesting, general haulage, mechanical engineering company based outside Mountrath in Co Laois.  We carry out maintenance and repairs...

Laois Hire sold in multi-million deal

Laois Hire Services has been sold for a fee of €11.2 million. Founded in 1989 by Michael and Maureen Killeen, the company was originally sold...

Laois native appointed Managing Director of international property development group

A Laois man has been appointed as the Managing Director of a prestigious international property development group. Ballymore recently announced that Abbeyleix native Patrick Phelan...
Deaths in Laois

Deaths in Laois – Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Below are the recent local deaths. May they rest in peace. Mary Kealey Capoley Lane, Portlaoise, Laois Kealey Mary, Capoley Lane, Portlaoise, April 5th 2021, peacefully, in the...

Laois business Finline Furniture features as 2021 Home of the Year winner is confirmed

Laois business Finline Furniture were very much to the fore on this year's hugely popular RTE Home of the Year programme. Jen Sheehan's stunning 19th...

Coronavirus: 9 further deaths and 443 new cases – as Laois now fourth worst...

There have been 9 further Coronavirus-related deaths and 443 new cases, according to figures released by the health authorities today. 3 of these deaths occurred...

WATCH: Laois Irish Dancers take to the woods for fantastic virtual performance

This is brilliant. Members of a Laois Irish Dancing school have come together, virtually, to create a brilliant video which was released on Easter Sunday. It...

Man arrested after victim of hijacking manages to escape in Portlaoise

A man has been arrested and charged following a hijacking incident on Easter Sunday. The victim of the hijacking managed to escape the vehicle when...

Business Opportunity: Established Laois hair salon business for sale as going concern

Established Laois hair salon business for sale as going concern. Situated in an urban setting with a large catchment area. Ideal for anyone wanting to expand...

Planning permission lodged for new pharmacy in Laois town

A new pharmacy could be on its way to Laois's main town after planning permission was lodged recently. Heffernan Pharmacy are looking to set up...

Deaths in Laois – Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Below are the recent local deaths. May they rest in peace. Mary Kealey Capoley Lane, Portlaoise, Laois Kealey Mary, Capoley Lane, Portlaoise, April 5th 2021, peacefully, in the...

JOB VACANCY: Bracken’s Gala in Portlaoise seeking to hire full-time cashier

Bracken's Gala on the Stradbally Road in Portlaoise are recruiting a FULL TIME CASHIER for their busy shop and forecourt. The ideal candidate will have...