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

1 - 'I don’t need any lessons from a school teacher' – Sparks fly as Portlaoise Municipal District meets for the first time Willie Aird...

In Pictures: All smiles and a big crowd as the 2024 Old Fort Festival...

The Old Fort Festival is taking place across in Portlaoise at present with the action getting underway on Thursday night. Festival newcomers The Tumbling Paddies...

The CUBE’s visit to Denmark ‘provided an insight into potential opportunities’ in Europe

Caroline Hofman, Managing Director of Portlaoise’s Low Carbon Centre of Excellence The CUBE, recently travelled to Denmark as part of a delegation from the...

Deaths in Laois – Saturday, June 29, 2024

Below are the recent local deaths. May they rest in peace. Patrick (Paddy) Egan Ballincollig, Cork / Portarlington, Laois / Tarbert, Kerry Egan (Ballincollig and formerly of Portarlington,...

Portlaoise GAA to scale up clubhouse plans after support from bereaved family members of...

Portlaoise GAA Club has announced a redevelopment of their grounds at Rathleague thanks to the support from the family of the late Eoin and...

LaoisToday: Alan Hartnett appointed as new Content Manager

Alan Hartnett has been appointed as the new Content Manager with LaoisToday, effective from today, Friday, June 28.  The Stradbally native had previously been a...

Portarlington relegated from ACFL Division 1 following walkover

Portarlington have been relegated from ACFL Division 1 ahead of their game with Ballyfin this evening. Pat Roe's side - who have been decimated by...

Deaths in Laois – Friday, June 28, 2024

Below are the recent local deaths. May they rest in peace. Margaret (Peg) Coogan (née Daly) Firoda, Castlecomer, Kilkenny / Ballybrophy, Laois Margaret (Peg) Coogan (neé Daly) Firoda,...

Delaney takes victory at Tailteann Games in Dublin plus a busy day for St...

John Delaney continued his fine form this track season when he took victory in the 400m at the Tailteann games held in Santry on...

Deaths in Laois – Thursday, June 27, 2024

Below are the recent local deaths. May they rest in peace. Johnny Bowe Link Road, Mountrath, Laois Johnny Bowe, Link Road, Mountrath, Co. Laois. Died 24th June 2024,...
The Board of Management of Arles National School invites applications for the position of school secretary.

JOB VACANCY: Arles National School seeking to hire School Secretary

The Role The Board of Management of Arles National School invites applications for the position of school secretary, for 12 hours per week (over 3...

Deaths in Laois – Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Below are the recent local deaths. May they rest in peace. Johnny Bowe Link Road, Mountrath, Laois Johnny Bowe, Link Road, Mountrath, Co. Laois. Died 24th June 2024,...

Discover the future of lawn care with Segway Navimow at Millers Home and Garden...

Imagine a perfectly manicured lawn without the hassle of manual mowing or the need for complicated boundary wires. Say goodbye to complicated setups and...

JOB VACANCY: Grape & Bean seeking to hire Retail Assistants in Portlaoise

We are building our team of Retail Assistants for our shop in Portlaoise Who we are? Grape & Bean is an independent family business specialising in...
House Prices are on the rise

House prices in Laois up 8% and fast approaching peak Celtic Tiger prices

The latest Daft.ie sales report shows that house prices in Laois, were 8% higher than a year previously in the second quarter of 2024,...

Students at Ratheniska National School complete inspiring 3km run challenge

Over the last six weeks, students from Third- to Sixth-Class in Ratheniska National School have undertaken the challenge of completing a 3km run. The students...

Portlaoise student awarded prestigious DCU scholarship for gifted students

A student from Portlaoise College has been awarded a prestigious scholarship to Dublin City University (DCU) as part of a programme for gifted students. Dominik...

All of this week’s Laois GAA fixtures as leagues come to a head –...

TUESDAY, JUNE 25 First-named teams at home and all games at 7.30pm unless stated otherwise ACHL Division 1 Semi-finals Extra-time/Winner on the Day, if necessary Borris-Kilcotton v...

Deaths in Laois – Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Below are the recent local deaths. May they rest in peace. Claire Buckley (née O'Brien) 9 Tihilly, Tullamore, Offaly/Clara, Offaly/Laois Late of Kilmucklin, Tullamore, Co. Offaly and Capenlug,...

ACFL Division 3: Wins for Kilcavan, Clonaslee-St Manman’s, Crettyard and Ballyroan-Abbey as promotion and...

Clonaslee-St Manman's 3-12 Arles-Kilcruise 1-13 ACFL Division 3 Promotion Section Two second-half goals from James McRedmond helped Clonaslee-St Manman's to a good win away to Arles-Kilcruise...
Talking Sport Podcast Laois v Cavan

Talking Sport Podcast: Another brilliant Laois win, Croke Park experience, Ladies and camogie plus...

The latest episode of the Talking Sport Podcast is here and we are all in great form following a big win for Laois. The Laois...

Cheers to 30 years! First Ireland Spirits celebrates its 30th anniversary

First Ireland Spirits, the Abbeyleix based alcoholic beverage manufacturer celebrated its 30th Anniversary on Friday evening the 21st of June in the Abbeyleix Manor...

Old Fort Festival 2024 tells story of Portlaoise’s evolution from medieval beginnings to thriving...

From a military fort constructed to suppress the native clans to a thriving town in the heart of an independent Ireland, Portlaoise has witnessed...

Deaths in Laois – Monday, June 24, 2024

Below are the recent local deaths. May they rest in peace. Margaret Brophy Fairymount, Crettyard, Laois / Crettyard, Carlow / Avoca, Wicklow Margaret Brophy (née Byrne) (Former NS...
Laois Ladies footballers 2024

Ladies Football: Relegation battle beckons for Laois following heavy defeat against Galway

Laois 1-5 Galway 7-22  All-Ireland Senior Ladies Football Championship Round 3  Laois Ladies are into the relegation playoff in the Senior football championship following a heavy...

Deaths in Laois – Sunday, June 23, 2024

Below are the recent local deaths. May they rest in peace. Nora Lalor (née McNamara) Coole, Raheen, Laois The death has occurred of Nora Lalor (née McNamara), Coole,...

All-Ireland Premier Junior Camogie: Nine-goal Laois move top of the group as they crush...

Laois 9-15 Mayo 1-2 All-Ireland Premier Junior Camogie Championship Round 3   Laois have moved top of Group 2 of the All-Ireland Premier Junior Camogie Championship following...

The week that was – our most read stories of the last seven days

1 - Firearm, ammunition and drugs worth €285,000 seized following Garda raid in Laois Gardaí in Portlaoise seized €285,000 worth of various controlled drugs, a...

Deaths in Laois – Saturday, June 22, 2024

Below are the recent local deaths. May they rest in peace. William (Willie) Wright Tullamoy, Stradbally, Laois William (Willie) Wright, Tullamoy, Stradbally, Co. Laois passed away on 20th...

ACFL Division 1: Courtwood reach first ever top league final, Graigue are safe but...

Courtwood 3-10 St Joseph's 0-17 ACFL Division 1 Winner's Section Round 2  Courtwood have made history as they have reached the Laois Shopping Centre Division 1...