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Deep sadness at passing of much-loved Darragh Fennell

The sad death has occurred of Darragh Fennell who lived in Ballyroan but was originally from Coote Street in Portlaoise. From the large and well-known...

Studying during Coronavirus: Scoil Chriost Ri student on prepping for state exams in a...

The Coronavirus pandemic is affecting almost every aspect of our lives at the moment. Bar those working in essential services, the rest of the population...

Death occurs of Laois priest who served as Monsignor in Dublin diocese

The death has occurred of Monsignor John Fitzpatrick, a Mountrath man who worked in the Dublin diocese for many years but who had retired...

Portarlington predicted to win Laois senior football championship – by the experts on Instagram!

With no live GAA action to talk about or games to preview, we've entered the world of fantasy! God knows when we'll have another match...

Gardai investigating as shots fired at house in Athy

Gardaí have arrested three men following shots being fired at a house in the White Castle Lawns area of Athy on Monday night. At approximately...

Burglaries in Errill and Ballybrophy, suspicious behaviour in Stradbally and serious speed on M7

A driver was detected doing an alarming 174 km/h on the M7 in Laois, more than 50km/h above the speed limit. The driver then failed...

Deaths in Laois – Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Darragh Fennell Glenbrook, Ballyroan, Laois / Portlaoise, Laois Darragh Fennell, Glenbrook, Ballyroan and late...

Nolans Locksmiths announce details of 24/7 call out service during Coronavirus pandemic

As locksmiths are deemed an 'Essential Service', Nolans Locksmiths, based in Portlaoise, will continue to provide an emergency 24/7 call out service. Contact Details: Conor -...

Studying during Coronavirus: Portlaoise CBS student on prepping for state exams in a pandemic

The Coronavirus pandemic is affecting almost every aspect of our lives at the moment. Bar those working in essential services, the rest of the population...

IT Carlow working to ensure students not disadvantaged – while preserving integrity and standards

Because of the changes necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic, Institute of Technology Carlow has been working to ensure that their students are not disadvantaged...

Sadness at death of former Ballyfin College vice principal Ber Devaney

The death has occurred of Ber Devaney, a Galway native and long-time resident of Portlaoise. Ber was a highly-regarded deputy principal in Ballyfin College and...

Deaths in Laois – Monday, March 30, 2020

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Ber Devaney Newpark, Portlaoise, Laois/Galway City, Galway Devaney (Diviney), Newpark, Portlaoise and late of...

Telfords in Portlaoise and Mountrath: We will supply goods for EMERGENCY PURPOSES ONLY

Following the Government announcement on Friday evening last both Portlaoise and Mountrath are now closed with the exception of delivery for EMERGENCY PURPOSES ONLY.  We will...

Kelton Cleaners open for business in Lyster Square in Portlaoise

Laundrettes are among the businesses that permitted to stay open during the Coronavirus restrictions - and Kelton Cleaners in Lyster Square in Portlaoise is...

Laois County Council takes the lead to assist citizens during Covid-19

A dedicated community support helpline will be established in Laois County Councilto assist at risk members of the public in accessing non-emergency and non-medical supports...

Local Councillors welcome six new homes for families in Laois town

Two Laois County Councillors have welcomed the fact that six new social houses now have families living in them in Stradbally. On Friday March 27,...

Leinster Final Memory: Rising Offaly get the better of Laois in 1981

This piece originally featured on LaoisToday on June 17, 2018, ahead of that year's Leinster football final Laois ended a 13-year wait for a Leinster...

Deaths in Laois – Sunday, March 29, 2020

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Siobhan Breen (née Murphy) Brock View, Mountmellick, Laois/Ballyfermot, Dublin Breen (nee Murphy) Brock View,...

Search launched for owner of necklace ‘with sentimental value’ found at the Rock of...

A hunt to find a necklace which was found at the Rock of Dunamase has been launched. A person, who lives nearby, discovered the piece...

Women in Sport: Irish international runner Avril Deegan

This piece originally featured on LaoisToday on June 21, 2019. Like many people at the top of their game in the sporting world, Cullohill woman...

Explained: The essential groups of workers, retail outlets and the reasons you will be...

Ireland is waking up to even stricter restrictions than before after Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announced details of a near lockdown on Friday night. As of...

Happy Birthday to Dan Donoher as fundraising efforts continue for special treatment

Young Dan Donoher from Ballybrittas celebrates his first birthday today as the fundraising efforts continue in a bid to get €2 million target for...

Laois Abroad: From Melbourne to rural Rochester – hurls, snakes and a long way...

The day before Julie Anne Miller left for Australia in mid January, Leo Varadkar called the General Election. It seems like a life time ago...

Leinster Final Memory: Heartbreak for Laois in 2005 as late Dublin point denies Micko’s...

This piece originally featured on LaoisToday on June 22, 2018, ahead of that year's Leinster final.  Back in the mid 2000s, big games in Croke...

Laois County Council to take monthly meeting online amid Coronavirus outbreak

For the first time in their history, Laois County Council will hold their monthly meeting via conference call on Monday in a bid to...

Deaths in Laois – Saturday, March 28, 2020

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Siobhan Breen (née Murphy) Brock View, Mountmellick, Laois / Ballyfermot, Dublin Breen (nee Murphy)...

Minister Flanagan says there is no threat to jobs at Portlaoise Mail Centre

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan says there is no threat to jobs at Portlaoise Mail Centre. Earlier today, Sinn Fein TD Brian Stanley has called...

In Pictures: Owner of rubbish dumped in Laois bog asked to come collect it

The owner of rubbish dumped in a Laois bog has been asked to come and collect it. A post on the ABBEYLEIX Facebook page told...

Laois TD calls on An Post and Minister Bruton to clarify the future of...

Sinn Fein TD Brian Stanley has called on the CEO of An Post David McRedmond and the Minister for Communications Richard Bruton TD to...

Prisoner visits suspended due to Coronavirus outbreak

There will be no more physical visits for the thousands of prisoners in Irish prisons - including Portlaoise Prison and the Midlands Prison. The decision...

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