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Tom Mulhall

‘A great friend, a great councillor, and a great loss’ – Tributes paid to...

Tributes have been paid all day at Laois County Council to former Cathaoirleach, Mr Tom Mulhall, who sadly passed away on Monday. Mr Mulhall (71)...

A 50-year-old Laois estate is in urgent need of improved parking local County Councillor...

An estate built 50 years ago is in urgent need of modern parking facilities Laois County Council has heard. The problem arose a the the...

New online tracker ‘gives unique insight into progress of Laois’s €18.2 million Urban Regional...

The Government has launched a new interactive tool which "gives unique insight into progress of Laois’s €18.2 million Urban Regional Development Fund (URDF) projects." Announced...

Rugby: Towns Cup journey over after heavy defeats for Portarlington and Portlaoise

Ashbourne 47 Portarlington 10 Towns Cup Round 2 Portarlington's journey in the 2024 Towns Cup came to a crashing halt on Friday night at the hands...

Laois Credit Union set to be demolished with construction on new building ‘due to...

A Laois Credit Union building is to be demolished, with construction on a new building "due to commence shortly." Mountmellick Credit Union have provided clarification...

Kelly Cup: More silverware for St Joseph’s after dominant final performance

St Joseph's 2-12 Killeshin 1-2 Kelly Cup Final St Joseph's have delivered a message to the rest of the county, running out convincing winners over Killeshin...

Maintenance work at a rural Laois school to be carried out ‘in the coming...

Laois County Council has told the Borris-in-Ossory-Mountmellick Municipal District that it will carry out maintenance work at a rural school "in the coming weeks." Mr...

Laois County Council urged to take action at rural playground described as ‘a very...

Laois County Council have been urged to take action at a rural playground, which has been described as "a very serious safety issue." Independent Cllr Ollie...
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The week that was: Our most read stories of the last seven days

1 - WATCH: Laois owner’s brilliant reaction as 80/1 shot finishes second in Cheltenham The 2024 Cheltenham Races had a Laois owner smiling this week,...

New parking facilities ‘would be a great asset’ to rural Laois cemetery

A rural Laois cemetery could be in line for a facelift, with talks underway to develop new parking facilities. The issue was raised by Independent...
Laois County Council General

€3 million for Borris-in-Ossory-Mountmellick Municipal District’s 2024 Roads Programme

The Borris-in-Ossory-Mountmellick Municipal District has increased allocation of The Roads Programme from €2.5 million to €3 million. Independent Cllr James Kelly has welcomed the increase,...

More new developments given the green light in Portlaoise’s Togher Business Park

Laois County Council have awarded planning permission to two separate companies for a pair of new developments in Togher, Portlaoise. Allwood Architectural Joinery Ltd have...

Walsh goal helps Laois Hockey Club earn promotion in historic debut season

Portrane 0 Laois 1 Leinster Senior Women's Hockey League - Division 11 The Laois Hockey Club seconds travelled to Portrane on Saturday, March 9 for their...

Improvement and safety works at rural Laois Church to be carried out ‘in the...

A rural Laois Church is set for improvement works after a local County Councillor raised the issue at the March meeting of the Borris-in-Ossory-Mountmellick...

Laois County Council meet with An Garda Síochána to discuss ‘ongoing anti-social behaviour at...

Laois County Council have met with An Garda Síochána to discuss the "ongoing anti-social behaviour at Glendine" in the Slieve Bloom Mountains. Mr James Dowling,...

‘The best business in town’ is up for sale and attracting ‘heaps of interest’

A Portlaoise business that has been described "the best business in town" is attracting "heaps of interest" LaoisToday has learned. It emerged in January that...

Internationally renowned chef’s new restaurant and guesthouse given green light in Laois

Laois County Council have approved planning permission for Millbrook House, Abbeyleix to be converted from residential use to guest house accommodation. It was announced in...

LOETB take over old GameStop building in Lyster Square

Laois County Council have awarded planning permission to a number of new initiatives and projects across Portlaoise town. The Laois Offaly Education and Training Board...

Basketball: Wolves and Panthers goes down to the wire in Drogheda

Drogheda Wolves 94 Portlaoise Panthers 93 Men's National League Division 1, 23-24 Drogheda Wolves came out on top of an unbelievable back-and-forth encounter with Portlaoise Panthers. Jack...

CCFL: Mountmellick and Clonaslee through to Combined Counties Cup quarter-finals but Stradbally are out

Combined Counties Cup Round 3 Gentex 1 Mountmellick Utd 2 Mountmellick are through to the quarter-finals of the Combined Counties Cup after a sensational win away...

Leinster League: Roscrea come from behind to beat Portarlington with a four-try bonus-point

Portarlington 18 Roscrea 27 Leinster League Division 2B Roscrea came from 12 points behind to beat Portarlington this afternoon, setting up a winner-take-all showdown with...

CCFL Division 3: Maryborough put six past Mountmellick in nine-goal thriller

Mountmellick Utd B 3 Maryborough FC 6 CCFL Division 3A There were nine goals from eight different goalscorers this afternoon as Maryborough put six past Mountmellick...

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

1 - Sinn Fein Local Election team reduced as announced candidate confirms withdrawal Sinn Fein’s team to contest the Local Elections in Laois this summer...

Laois Walk For Peace to be held in Portlaoise this Saturday in solidarity with...

A Walk For Peace has been organised this weekend in solidarity with the people of Palestine. The protest will take place in Portlaoise on Saturday...
Laois County Council General

Planning permission granted for 99 new houses and créche in Laois village

Planning permission has been granted to construct a 99-house housing development and a creche in Ballylinan. JC Brenco Developments Ltd has been awarded planning permission...
Brian Stanley

‘Children in Laois deserve better mental health services’ says Sinn Fein TD

Local Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley has said that "children in Laois-Offaly deserve better mental health services and should not have to wait long...
Electric car charging

Car sales in Laois continue to rise as Electric Vehicles and Petrol-Electric Hybrids see...

The number of new car sales in Laois rose by 21% in February of this year compared to the same period in 2023, according...

Comrades Of Cuisle to host fundraiser in aid of Cuisle Cancer Support Centre Portlaoise

Comrades of Cuisle have formed a committee to raise funds to support the work of the Cuisle Cancer Support Centre in Portlaoise. The Cuisle Cancer...

Laois man honoured at Federation of Irish Sport’s 2023 Volunteers in Sports Awards

A Laois man has been recognised at the Federation of Irish Sport's 2023 Volunteers in Sports Awards. The ceremony celebrated committed volunteers from all across...

Athletics: Great weekend for St Abban’s and St Michael’s at Leinster Juvenile Indoor Championships

Leinster Juvenile Indoor Championships TUS Arena, Athlone The juvenile athletes of St Abban's AC and St Michael's AC made the trip to the TUS Arena, Athlone...