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Deaths in Laois – Friday, July 3, 2020

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Thomas TYNAN Patrick Street, Mountrath, Laois Thomas Tynan, late of Patrick Street, Mountrath, Co....

Moment in Time: Cuisle Centre honours the great Mary Ramsbottom in 2008

For this week's Moment in Time, we look back on a party in the Cuisle Centre in 2008 to honour the late Mary Ramsbottom. Mary...
Cannabis herb valued at €500 was found in the search

One man arrested after Gardai discover grow house and seize €66,000 of cannabis in...

Gardai have arrested one man following a seizure of €66,400 worth of cannabis in Athy. Gardai made the discovery following a search of a house...

Moment in Time: Cumann na mBunscol football action from 2014

With no current GAA to report on over the past couple of months we have continued to dig deep into the archives. And our regular...

Deaths in Laois – Thursday, July 2, 2020

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Denis Hennessy The Haven, Abbeyleix, Laois Funeral arrangements to be announced. Sarah (Sadie) Harmon (née...

Four men arrested after drug find of almost €4 million in rural Laois area

Four men have been arrested and are in custody following a drug seizure worth almost €4million in the Raheen area of Laois between Portlaoise...

WATCH: Laois band Hearty Boys launch single from upcoming album

Portarlington-based The Hearty Boys have just released a track from their forthcoming album. The song Just You, recorded at the Golden Egg studio is sung by Ronan O'Gorman...

Joe Mallon Motors Car of the Week: 201 Renault Clio from €49 per week

This week’s Car of the Week from Joe Mallon Motors is a 201 Renault Clio. With a finance option in place, this car could be...
Deaths in Laois

Deaths in Laois – Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Denis Hennessy The Haven, Abbeyleix, Laois Funeral arrangements will be announced on Wednesday. Sarah (Sadie)...

Exciting times as Dunamase College comes to the end of its third year

Dunamase College has come to the end of its third year and is continuing to grow and expand in the new school year. The school...

Great 202 new car offers in Joe Mallon Motors

Joe Mallon Motors know that buying a car or a van is a big financial commitment. That is why they have a selection of...

Little Treasures Summer Camp in Portlaoise in July and August

Little Treasures Pre-School in Portlaoise are running summer camps for children in July and August. There are camps for children aged from 3 to 8...

JOB VACANCY: Experienced childminder required for family in Portlaoise

Experienced childminder required in Portlaoise area to mind three children aged 7, 6 & 2 preferably in children’s home. Must have own car for school...

Planning sought for new doctor’s surgery in centre of Portlaoise

Planning permission has been sought for the development of a doctor's surgery at the old Miller's Hardware off Bull Lane in the centre of...

JOB VACANCY: Mulhall’s SuperValu are looking to hire deli staff

It’s one of the busiest delis around and Mulhall’s SuperValu in Portlaoise are currently recruiting to fill a full-time vacancy. Positions Available Deli Assistant Experience 3 years experience...

Deaths in Laois – Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Brendan O'Byrne Canterbury, England and late of Timahoe, Co. Laois Peacefully on Saturday 27th...

‘Government does not represent change’ says Laois Sinn Fein TD

Local Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley says “the new Government led by Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil does not represent the change that people...

16-year-old Laois student wins Microsoft competition in Ireland and the UK

Daisy Thomas from Abbeyleix has been crowned Microsoft Specialist Word 2016 Champion of UK and Ireland. Daisy is a Transition Year student in Heywood Community...

Remembering Portlaoise CBS’s All Ireland hurling triumph in 1998

Over the long history of the GAA, there have been few All Ireland hurling glories for Laois teams. Fewer still have been in Croke Park....

The full schedule of fixtures for the Laois hurlers and footballers for when action...

While plenty of the local attention has been on the return of the club GAA fixtures, there is still a significant season for our...

Deaths in Laois – Monday, June 29, 2020

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Christina Ryan (née O'Brien) Knockanore, Thomastown, Kilkenny/Errill, Laois The death has taken place of...

Weekend Read: From catastrophe to a crowning glory and all the drama in between...

Following Liverpool's Premier League title success this week, we asked two local long-suffering Liverpool supporters to write a piece on what it meant to...

Our School Revisited: Newtown NS – a small, rural school deeply embedded in the...

This piece originally featured on LaoisToday in November 2009. This week for the Our School series we visited Newtown NS where principal Kevin Gorman and...

Talking Music: James O’Connor on early memories, playing Electric Picnic and his new album

James O’Connor from Portlaoise is a folk singer-songwriter, performer and recording artist. His upcoming album ‘A Cluster of Narratives’, releasing in July, is a folk...

Appeal for bottle banks to be installed on Mountmellick Road side of Portlaoise town

With the pubs closed for the last couple of months, there has been an understandable increase in the number of people opting to have...

Deaths in Laois – Sunday, June 28, 2020

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Sean Bernard Delaney Dysartbeigh, Mountrath, Laois Sean Bernard Delaney, Dysartbeigh, Mountrath, Co.Laois. Died 26th...

Big occasion for Jeremiah Grant’s as they prepare to open for business again

Tomorrow is a big day for John Watchorne and the staff in the very popular Jeremiah Grant Bar and Eatery on Main Street in...

Deaths in Laois – Saturday, June 27, 2020

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Nuala McNamara (née Deevy) Ross, Ballyfin, Portlaoise, Laois / Ballyfin, Laois McNamara (née Deevy)...

People First Credit Union launch Community Funding Project

People First Credit Union want to help! That's why they've established a fund of €20,000 for the community to apply for, which is aimed at the...

Terminally ill man left to die in Midlands Prison cell due to the lack...

A terminally ill man was left to die in his Midlands Prison Portlaoise cell due to the lack of an available hospice bed. A report...