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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.

Almost 11,500 Laois people commute to work

In February 2018 the Business Support Unit launched the Laois Commuter Survey with the aim of building a commuter profile detailing the skills, education...

Portlaoise Combat Academy running completely free self-defense classes

Portlaoise Combat Academy are offering free self-defense classes for women every Thursday at 8 pm. They teach you how to get out of any situation...

Laois encounters abroad, hypocrisy in the GAA and the dangers of the train station...

Another wide and very varied week for Laois people on Twitter. This definitely applies to irish people too. Years ago I was in Singapore with...

Flu vaccines, missing glasses and the Kolbe centre – It’s our pick of these...

It was another busy week in LaoisToday and we’ve picked out some of the top stories of the week for you to look back...

Moment in Time: Pat Critchley launches his book Hungry Hill in 2008

This week's Moment in Time is looking back to 2008, when Pat Critchley launched his book 'Hungry Hill' in the Maryborough function room in...

Property Watch: Five houses for sale around Portarlington from €100,000 to €200,000

This week's Property Watch is looking at houses in Portarlington, ranging in values from €100,000 to €200,000. The town, which borders both Laois and Offaly has...

Good Week, Bad Week: New houses, an award winning dog and no roundabouts

As part of a running series, we bring you this week’s ‘Good Week/Bad Week’ – a little bit later than usual owing to the...

Deaths in Laois – Thursday, November 8, 2018

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Maura Taylor (née Dunne) Ballyfin Rd., Portlaoise, Laois Taylor (nee Dunne) Ballyfin Rd., Portlaoise....

Portlaoise estate granted 141 new houses

141 new homes have been approved for Portlaoise. An Bord Pleanala has upheld a Laois County Council decision to grant permission for an extra 141...

Table quiz, GOAL jersey day and Halloween all a blast for Arles NS

It has been all go in Arles NS recently with a host of different activities going down a treat. A table quiz was held in...
Deaths in Laois

Deaths in Laois – Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Kevin Bowe 66 Marian Ave, Portlaoise, Laois Died peacefully at home surrounded by his...

Deaths in Laois – Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Daniel (Dan) Norton Sheffield Ave, Portlaoise, Laois Beloved husband of Margaret and pre-deceased by...
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Portlaoise Ladies Hockey Club maintain joint first position in league

Portlaoise Ladies Hockey Club fought hard to stay at joint first position in Ladies Leinster League Division 9, finishing their match against Avoca 4th...

A Portlaoise nursing home is under new ownership

Kilminchy Lodge Nursing Home, Portlaoise has been purchased by Amanda Torrens through her company Brindley Healthcare. The owner is from Donegal and she has been...

Stolen Cars, the All Star Football Team and Retirement – Here’s Our Top Stories

This week we had everything from stolen cars, retirements and yet another Virgin Media documentary based in Laois. Check out our top stories. NEWS  Laois mum of...

Moment in Time: Portlaoise Tidy Town Awards in 2004

This week's Moment in Time will look back at the Portlaoise Tidy Town Awards in 2004. Glendowns was the worthy winner of Best Overall Estate...

Property Watch: Rural Houses for sale under €300,000

On this week's property watch, we are looking at houses in more rural parts of the county. From Coolrain to Castletown, there are some stunning...

Christmas trees, Peter Casey and awkward jokes – it’s our tweets of the week

Right, Halloween is over get out your Christmas trees 🎄 — Aedín (@_Aedin) November 1, 2018 You heard it here first. Can’t believe that I waited ELEVEN...

Good Week, Bad Week: History Trips, Halloween fun and ticket fraudsters

As part of a running series, we bring you this week’s ‘Good Week/Bad Week’ – a little bit later than usual owing to the...

Deaths in Laois – Thursday, November 1, 2018

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Angela Cleary (née Colbert) Lakeglen, Portlaoise, Laois Cleary (nee Colbert). Lakeglen, Portlaoise October 29th...
Deaths in Laois

Deaths in Laois – Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Brian Larkin Bianconi Way, Portlaoise, Laois Larkin. Bianconi Way, Portlaoise, Oct. 29th 2018. (Unexpectedly)....

Father Ted themed fundraiser to support homelessness

An exciting fundraising event will take place in the Manhattan Mixer this weekend in aid of Portlaoise Action to Homelessness. It will be a night...

First Sod turned for Camross developments

Camross Parish development Association (CPDA) have secured funding to develop the village of Camross. The first stage of this development is to create a village...

Laois GAA club gearing up to host ‘I’m a Celebrity … Get me Out...

Graiguecullen GAA are hosting an 'I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here' fundraiser on Saturday 17 November. The night is highly anticipated as the...

Moment in Time: Halloween Howls in 2008

Nowhere puts on a festival like us here in Laois, and one of our first is proof of that. Halloween Howls celebrated ten years upstairs...

Property Watch: The five most expensive houses for sale in Laois

In this today's Property Watch, we are going to take a look at the most expensive properties currently on the market in Laois. There are...

Good Week, Bad Week: Macra Awards, An Aldi Community Grant and Music Generation Laois

As part of a running series, we bring you this week’s ‘Good Week/Bad Week’ - a little bit later than usual owing to the...

The interview of the year, Presidential Polls and You’re a Star – It’s our...

In Laois this week we had a busy week of news, sport and community stories. Between an exciting technological advance for Midland's Regional Hospital and...

Moment in Time: Halloween fun and games in Scoil Bhríde Portlaoise in 2008

This week's Moment in Time has brought us back to 2008. Alf Harvey payed a visit to Scoil Bhríde Portlaoise, where Halloween festivities were in...

Property Watch: Five properties currently on sale in Portlaoise

This week’s property watch is looking at houses for sale in Laois' county town. These houses are ranging in value from €170,000 to €250,000. With one of the...

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