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Pro-Choice group are holding an open meeting in Laois

Laois For Choice are holding their inaugural open meeting on Thursday, January 16 2018 at 6.30pm. The meeting will take place in O’Loughlin’s Hotel, Portlaoise...

Deaths in Laois – Saturday, January 13, 2018

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Rosanna Kerry Knockmay Est., Portlaoise, Laois Peacefully in the loving company of her family....
Deaths in Laois

Deaths in Laois – Friday, January 12, 2018

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. James (Jim) Nash Clonbrock Hill, Crettyard, Laois / Crettyard, Carlow Jim Nash, recent resident...
Death notices in Laois

Deaths in Laois – Thursday, January 11, 2018

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Margaret (Peggy) Corcoran (née O'Reilly) Castlecuffe, Clonaslee, Laois / Killorglin, Kerry Peggy died unexpectedly...

Kildare Village set for huge €50 million extension

Popular shopping outlet Kildare Village is set for a makeover after a €50 million investment was given the green light. The news comes after Kildare...
Barry McNamee and Larry Wall will take the roles at The Heath and Arles-Kilcruise

Internal appointments for Kilcruise and The Heath while Ballyroan on the hunt again

January is the season when the clubs of Laois tend to make their managerial appointments and we have more news on that front this...
The Portlaoise woman revealed how she suffered 18 miscarriages

Portlaoise mum’s heartache after suffering 18 miscarriages over a decade

A Portlaoise mother has revealed that she has suffered the heartbreaking 18 miscarriages over the last ten years. Georgina O'Shea, who now lives in Cork,...
Sheila Stack wife of the late Chief Officer Brian Stack with the bronze bust after being unveiled at the Prison Service College, Portlaoise by Minister for Justice Equality and Defence Alan Shatter TD. Picture: Alf Harvey/hrphoto.ie

Stack family say gardaí failed to act on information on dad’s murder

The family of Portlaoise Prison Chief Officer Brian Stack, who was murdered by the IRA 34 years ago, claims one section of the Gardaí has...

Huge reductions as Heidi Higgins holds massive Studio Sample Sale

Renowned Laois fashion desiger Heidi Higgins is having a massive studio sample sale this week - with all items to go for between €50...
Deaths in Laois

Deaths in Laois – Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. John (Jack) MURPHY Graiguecullen, Laois John (Jack) Murphy of Greystones, Co. Wicklow, formerly of Carlow...
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Deaths in Laois – Monday, January 8, 2018

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Tom Fitzpatrick Derrylusk, Mountrath, Laois Tom Fitzpatrick, Derrylusk, Mountrath, Co.Laois, (ex Ever Ready) Died 6th...

A comforting Fish Pie is this week’s recipe of the week

I think it's fair to say we're all pretty sick of turkey and ham by now. This fish pie recipe is the perfect comfort food...

Deaths in Laois – Saturday, January 6, 2018

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Mary (Mae) Scully (née Cosgrove) Ballaghmore, Borris-in-Ossory, Laois In her 91st year, predeceased by...

Rathdowney library is set for a revamp at long last

Rathdowney library might be in line for major remodelling if the funding is available. The issue was raised by councillor John King at a recent...
Deaths in Laois

Deaths in Laois – Friday, January 5, 2018

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Michael (Mick) Bergin Clonagooden, Borris-in-Ossory, Laois Michael (Mick) Bergin, Clonagooden, Borris in Ossory, Co....
A cure for baldness? We could be close

Hope for many Laois men as scientists think they’ve found cure for baldness

Calling all Laois men without hair or who fear they may be developing a receding hairline - there's hope! Scientists in America have developed a...

Horror as bomb was sent to Laois social worker

Gardai are investigating an incident in which an explosive device was sent to a social worker in Portlaoise. The device was sent to the offices...
Death notices in Laois

Deaths in Laois – Thursday, January 4, 2018

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Mick McEvoy Cedar Lawns, Edenderry, Offaly / Kildare / Emo, Laois Formerly Clogherinkoe, Co....
Deaths in Laois

Deaths in Laois – Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Mick McEvoy Cedar Lawns, Edenderry, Offaly / Kildare / Emo, Laois Formerly Clogherinkoe, Co....

Best of 2017 – Mark Doheny: 15 things you’ll remember if you went clubbing...

Egan's Hostelry was an iconic emblem of Portlaoise. It's combination of pub, restaurant and nightclub saw thousands of clientele pass through its blue doors...

Best of 2017 – Baby joy and county final glory – double celebrations for...

Births are extremely special. Winning a county final is extremely special. Both of these special events happened not just for one, but for two...
Dessie Brennan is to be awarded a medal for bravery

Best of 2017 – Local garda to receive bravery medal

St Joseph's man David Brennan was presented with the Scott Medal for bravery this month after disarming and detaining a thief in 2013. David was...
The land at Togher on the outskirts of Portlaoise

Best of 2017 – Laois County Council and Supermacs owner strike deal for land...

In March of this year, 110 acres at Togher was purchased by Supermacs owner Pat McDonagh.  Laois County Council agreed to buy 76 of those...

Best of 2017 – Revamped Treacy’s bar all set to re-open

In February of this year, Treacy's Bar & Restaurant re-opened its newly furbished doors.  The bar and restaurant has grown from strength to strength ever...
Flooding at the National Ploughing Championships

Best of 2017 – WATCH: Flooding mayhem at the Ploughing Championships

Ok, we'll admit that we might be a little bit over the top with this one! But when the Ploughing Championships got flooded in Offaly...
Our top 25 Snapchatters

Best of 2017 – REVEALED: We’ve selected Laois’s Top 25 Snapchatters

Back in June, we launched ourselves on Snapchat. Since then, our own audience has grown to in excess of 3,000 followers. We also decided to pick...
This Laois mother has recalled the terrifying Ryanair flight she was on Sunday

Best of 2017 – Laois mother recalls horror Ryanair flight during Hurricane Ophelia

Back in October, the county braced itself to deal with Hurricane Ophelia.  It was Ireland's first hurricane in a long time and in the end,...

Best of 2017 – Man robs shop in Mountrath at gun point and then...

This story in August was a terrifying one for the shop worker - with the culprit then proceeding to crash not one but two...
Ballylinan's Gary Walsh has suffered a cruciate knee injury and will miss tonight's game against Portarlington

Best of 2017 – Ballylinan see off Port in seven goal thriller to reach...

This seven goal shocker saw Ballylinan go through to their first SFC final in 30 years.  Ballylinan later lost to Portlaoise in the final.  _______________________________________________________________________ Brought to...

Best of 2017- Portlaoise to be sole focus of three-part TV3 documentary series

In August, Motive TV were looking for people to film for their three-part documentary series following the lives of people living and working in...