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Sarah Cullen is currently studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. A Portlaoise native, she is happiest when tweeting, trying to change the world and talking about dogs.

Plans to tackle waiting list crisis in Laois

Sinn Fein TD Brian Stanley has said “There isn't a family in the State that has not been affected by the current crisis of...

Gardai urge young men to “Use Your Brain, Not Your Fists”

An Garda Síochána has appealed to young men to "Use Your Brain Not Your Fists” and think of the consequences for themselves and others...

In Pictures: Laois’s lap of luxury set to launch new €2,000 cottage

Laois's very own 5-star hotel has expanded it's luxury accommodation options to include a beautiful old cottage, priced at a tremendous €2,000 a night. The...

Running from Injury: Exciting course aimed at therapists, runners and coaches

It's no secret we have a huge tradition of athletics here in Laois, and like any sport, it can result in performance debilitating injuries. Dr...

In Pictures: ‘Go Fly your Kite’ Art Camp a huge success

The Arts Office Laois County Council organized the 'Go Fly your Kite' Art Camp which took place in the Heritage House Abbeyleix recently. The workshops...
Deaths in Laois

Deaths in Laois – Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. John William (Jack) Humphreys Emmett Street, Mountmellick, Laois Humphreys, Emmett Street, Mountmellick, Co. Laois....

Irish Grain Growers seek derogation on use of cover crops to alleviate fodder crisis

There has been a huge fodder shortage for animals for the majority of this year. There is little sign of the shortage letting up, ensuring...

Tour de Picnic gearing up for its tenth year

There's less than 2 months to go before 55,000 picknickers will descend on Stradbally Hall for the 14th Electric Picnic. If you're stuck for a...

Long awaited works to begin in Ballylinan estate

Receivers have agreed to pay a €198,000 bond to Ballylinan housing estate, Gracefield Manor, for long awaited works to be completed. A complicated financial situation...

Traffic survey to go ahead near Timahoe playground

Due to concerns about children's safety, a speed survey and traffic count will be carried out near Timahoe playground. The decision follows a proposal from...

A Jobs Boost, Transitioning to College and the Super 8’s – it’s all in...

As the summer moves on, we just get busier and busier here in Laois Today. Here's our top stories from this week. NEWS  Maria Dempsey, a 7...

Brody, Croatia and Renting in Dublin – Here’s our Tweets of the Week

After a sad but proud day in Navan, the struggles of shopping in Lidl and football no longer coming home, Laois people had a...

Good Week, Bad Week: Retirement, the Royal Family and Resignations

As part of a running series, we bring you this week’s ‘Good Week/Bad Week’. To see who has had a good or bad week, we...

Deaths in Laois – Friday , July 13, 2018

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Eileen (Irene) Flood (née Sheehy) 20 Silverbrook, Mountmellick, Laois / Tallaght, Dublin Eileen (Irene)...
Rathdowney-Errill hosting a fun run

Rathdowney and Abbeyleix SuperValu Fun Runs set to raise €5k

Rathdowney and Abbeyleix SuperValus have organized two Family Fun Run/Walks this Sunday, July 15. The funds raised by the event will go towards the Cuisle...

Meet the 17-year-old behind ‘Cinderella’ at Dunamaise Arts Centre

Dressing Room 1 are proud to present their summer Panto 'Cinderella' which will take place July 14 and 15 in the Dunamaise Arts Centre. There...

€10,000 bursary awarded to Mountmellick woodturner

Acclaimed Mountmellick woodturner Alan Meredith has been awarded a €10,000 bursary for winning this year's Design and Craft council of Ireland's Future Maker of the...

In Pictures: Meet the Portlaoise woman who is penning her way up the bestseller...

Portlaoise native Helen Cullen launched her debut novel 'The Lost Letter's of William Woolf' recently. Helen received a six-figure two book deal from publisher Micheal...
Deaths in Laois

Deaths in Laois – Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Liam White                    ...

In Pictures: St Fergal’s College kicks off Debs Season

The fine weather created the perfect back drop to the first debs of the summer. And the young men and women of St Fergal's College...

Heatwave putting financial strain on Laois farmers

The heatwave currently taking over Ireland is said to be costing the average dairy farmer between €250 a day and €1,750 a week. The startling...

In Pictures: At The Heart – Botanical Exhibiton launches in Stradbally

The Laois Arthouse Gallery, Stradbally, Co Laois welcomes an exhibition by professional artist Mary Dillon who specialises in botanical artwork. The exhibition “At the Heart...

Deaths in Laois – Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Jim McCann                    ...

In Pictures: Teagasc Farm Walk in Laois a huge sucess

Teagasc held a seeding/Grazing Infrastructure Event on July 5 2018. The event took place on the farm of John Mulhall in Ballyroan. The was comprised of...

‘It’s not an option on the CAO form’ – Fr David Vard on his...

It's been one busy year since Fr David Vard was ordained the youngest priest in Ireland, and come August 1, a year since he...

England’s Penalty shootout, being left unseen and Cheryl Cole single again – it’s all...

As the hot weather continues to make us smile this week, so do Laois Tweeters. It's our Top Tweets of the Week. @gaanostalgia@PortlaoiseGAA@CLGLaois Pat “Zoom” Critchley...

Good Week, Bad Week: Selling a farm, sporting glory and the Slieve Bloom Mountains

As part of a running series, we bring you this week’s ‘Good Week/Bad Week’. To see who has had a good or bad week, we...

Timbersport team to demo new lightweight chainsaw

This Saturday, July 7, the five man team which represented Ireland at World Stihl Timbersports Championships will be in Pat Fogarty Sales and Services,...

Talking Music: Transmitter’s Stewart Quinn chats Italia ’90, Old Fort and Performing in Laois

For three Laois brothers and one old friend, fifteen years on the live circuit has flown by in a technicolor of wedding dance-floors, 02...

Deaths in Laois – Friday, July 6, 2018

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Jacqueline Quigley (née Sheeran)                ...

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