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Traveller LOETB

LOETB plant Hazel Tree in Mountmellick to commemorate National Traveller Mental Health Day

A tree planting event took place in Mountmellick Further Education and Training Centre (FETC) to commemorate National Traveller Mental Health Day recently. The outdoor event...
Billy Dargan new

Tributes paid following the passing of ‘gentle soul who was a true Portlaoise legend’

Tributes have been paid following the sad passing of Portlaoise native Billy Dargan. Mr Dargan, from Harpurs Lane, passed peacefully at Portlaoise Regional Hospital on...

All of this week’s Laois GAA fixtures as junior and intermediate hurling finals down...

The Laois GAA action continues this weekend with another selection of big games. The delayed senior football quarter-final between Graiguecullen and Emo takes place in...
Insurance

Fall in personal insurance pay outs welcomed by Laois minister

Laois-Offaly TD Sean Fleming, Minister of State with responsibility for Insurance, has welcomed a new report which shows the value of average injury awards...
Durrow 2011 High Nelly

Moment in Time: Durrow’s High Nelly World Record effort in 2011

When they do things in Durrow, they tend to do them in style. There's no better community in Laois for organising quirky, large scale events...

Talking Sport Podcast: Cream beginning to come to the top as football championships power...

And just like that the senior football championship is down to five teams, intermediate to two and junior to four. The remaining senior quarter-final between...
Death notices in Laois

Deaths in Laois – Monday, October 18, 2021

Below are the recent local deaths. May they rest in peace. Magdalena Rochford Abbey Court, Portlaoise, Laois Rochford (nee Bilakowska) Abbey Court, Abbeyleix Road, Portlaoise, October 15th 2021....
People First Credit Union

People First to celebrate International Credit Union Day to commemorate achievements

This Thursday, October 21, People First Credit Union will be joining credit union members around the world to celebrate International Credit Union Day®, an...
Mountmellick

Goals key as Mountmellick see off Timahoe to reach intermediate final

Mountmellick 4-10 Timahoe 1-10 Laois IFC Semi-final Three first-half goals laid the foundation for Mountmellick as they got the better of Timahoe in Annanough today to...
Laois property

Property Watch: Four homes for sale in Portlaoise for around €280,000

On this week's Property Watch we take a look at four homes currently for sale in Portlaoise for around €280,000. In each case you can...
Deaths in Laois

Deaths in Laois – Sunday, October 17, 2021

Below are the recent local deaths. May they rest in peace. Magdalena Rochford Abbey Court, Portlaoise, Laois Rochford (nee Bilakowska) Abbey Court, Abbeyleix Road, Portlaoise, October 15th 2021....
Annanough's Damien McCaul has been selected at wing forward in an unchanged Laois U-17 team to face Longford

Four goals for McCaul as Annanough, Barrowhouse, Ballyroan-Abbey and St Joseph’s through to Laois...

The semi-final pairings in the Laois JFC 'A' are now known following this afternoon's quarter-finals around the county. Annanough will play Ballyroan-Abbey in one semi-final...

The week that was: Our most read stories of the past seven days

1 - Laois secondary school introduces new subject for Leaving Cert The introduction of a brand new subject at a Laois secondary school has been...

New menu launched at The Killeshin Hotel

The Killeshin Hotel has just launched its new menu and it is filled with some delicious traditional selections with a modern contemporary twist. Treat yourself to...

Previewing all of Saturday’s Laois GAA action with Junior and Senior knock-out games down...

Portarlington v Stradbally Laois SFC Quarter Final – In O’Moore Park at 7pm The quarter finals of the Laois Senior football championship gets underway this evening. The...

Deaths in Laois – Saturday, October 16, 2021

Below are the recent local deaths. May they rest in peace. Conor Montague Limetree, Woodbrook, Portarlington, Laois Unexpectedly. Sadly missed by his heartbroken parents Sean and Mary, adoring...

Businesses and farmers in Laois advised to consider €330m Brexit loan scheme

Minister of State Martin Heydon has advised SMEs and farmers in Laois that a €300m Brexit loan scheme has opened for applications today. The Brexit...
Conor Montague (2)

Deep sadness in Laois community as ‘larger than life character’ sadly passes away

There is deep sadness in Emo and the surrounding areas this week following the passing of Conor Montague. From Limetree, Woodbrook, Portarlington, Conor passed away...

In Pictures: Great success for St Abban’s at Laois Cross Country Championships

The Laois Cross Country Championships was held over the last two weekends in different locations on opposite sides of the county. Day 1 of the...
Deaths in Laois

Deaths in Laois – Friday, October 15, 2021

Below are the recent local deaths. May they rest in peace. Conor Montague Limetree, Woodbrook, Portarlington, Laois Unexpectedly. Sadly missed by his heartbroken parents Sean and Mary, adoring...
Solas Portarlington

SOLAS Farmers’ market continues this weekend with extended opening hours

The SOLAS farmers’ market in Portarlington continues this weekend with its’ extended opening hours from 10am–3pm. David Maher of SOLAS explains: "We had 27 different...

In Pictures: Two arrests made plus cash, drugs and fireworks seized following Laois Gardai...

Cash, drugs and fireworks were seized following a raid in Laois yesterday. The seizure happened following the search of a premises in Mountmellick. A number of...
Straw Incorporation Scheme

Straw Incorporation, TAMS and Farm Safety measures welcomed by Laois-based chairman of Irish Grain...

The Laois farmer who is chairman of the Irish Grain Growers Group has welcomed some of the measures introduced in this week's Budget. Bobby Miller,...

Deaths in Laois – Thursday, October 14, 2021

Below are the recent local deaths. May they rest in peace. Peter Breen Spahill, Mountrath, Laois Peter Breen, Spahill, Mountrath, Co. Laois. Oct 13th 2021. Peacefully at the...

Deputy Chief Medical Officer urges 300,000 unvaccinated adults to take Covid-19 vaccine as 26...

Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn has urged those who are still unvaccinated to come forward for a vaccine. His plea comes as it...

Laois Communities encouraged to act to protect local biodiversity as grant process opens

Communities in Laois that are committed to protecting biodiversity and wildlife are being offered an opportunity to work with an expert ecologist under additional...

Laois Gardai make six arrests following large scale multi-agency checkpoint on M7

There were six arrests made for a range of offences following a checkpoint on the M7 yesterday. Members from Portlaoise and Tullamore Garda stations, along...
Emo Rounders New

In Pictures: Rounders season comes to a close as Emo Boys and Girls claim...

The Community Games National Rounders Finals took place at the weekend in the University of Limerick and Emo had two rounders teams taking part. Emo...
Budget 2022

Budget 2022: Social welfare, housing, taxation, healthcare and childcare changes confirmed

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohue and Minister for Public Expenditure Michael McGrath have announced details of Budget 2022 in the Dail this afternoon. The proposed...

10 clubs represented on latest LaoisToday Hurling Team of the Week

The fourth week of the Laois hurling championships has come to an end and another Team of the Week is here. We had significant games...