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Coronavirus: 14 further deaths and 455 new cases – as more countries are added...

There have been 14 further Coronavirus-related deaths and 455 new cases, according to figures released by the health authorities today. Of the deaths reported today...

Laois Gardai: Taxi deja vu, insurance issue and National Slow Down day

It has been another very busy week on the roads for Gardai in Laois. On Thursday, it was a case of deja vu for Gardai...

Coronavirus: Two further deaths and 624 new cases as three people ‘abscond’ for mandatory...

There have been two further Coronavirus-related deaths and 624 new cases, according to figures released by the health authorities this evening. The deaths reported today...

Ireland’s very first electric bus set to be launched in Laois next week

The name Martleys has been synonymous with bus transport in Laois for generations - and now they are leading the way once again. They have...

Works to begin on boosting supply and water pressure in Laois town next week

Irish Water will undertake essential watermain improvement works to safeguard the water supply and increase water pressure to homes and businesses in Stradbally. From Monday...

Coronavirus: Nine further deaths and 525 new cases as changes to construction, sport and...

There have been nine further Coronavirus-related deaths and 525 new cases according to figures released by the health authorities this evening. 7 deaths occurred in...

Laois Partnership welcome increased government funding for next two years

Laois Partnership Company has welcomed an increased government allocation of €70 million in 2021 & 2022 for the LEADER Programme. They Laois group are a...

Two Laois camogie players receive Soaring Star awards

Two Laois camogie players have been named in the All-Ireland Intermediate and Junior team of the year. Aedin Lowry of Camross and Clodagh Tynan of...

Two Laois soccer players sign professional first-team contracts with Bohemians

League of Ireland Premier Division club Bohemians have confirmed that eight Bohs-St Kevin's Boys academy graduates have signed professional terms with the first team...

Coronavirus: 13 further deaths and 738 new cases as violent scenes erupt at anti-lockdown...

There has been 13 further Coronavirus-related death and 738 new cases according to the figures released by the health authorities this evening. 10 of these...

Update provided on status of new Garda station in Portlaoise

Laois TD, Charlie Flanagan, has provided an update on the planned refurbishment of Portlaoise Garda station. The refurbishment of the station is included in the...

Coronavirus: 26 new deaths and 988 new cases – 29 in Laois – as...

There have been 26 further Coronavirus-related deaths reported today and 988 new cases according to figures released by the health authorities this evening. 24 of...
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to a hit and run

Laois Gardai make four arrests following chase after ‘suspicious activity’

Gardai in Laois made four arrests yesterday after pursuing a stolen car. Gardai say they discovered a car and its occupants acting suspiciously near Junction...

Coronavirus: 66 more deaths and 1,078 new cases – 19 of them in Laois...

There have been a further66 Coronavirus related deaths and 1,078 new cases according to the figures released by the health authorities this evening. 41 of...
St Vincent's Mountmellick take on Jerusalema Challenge

WATCH: Staff and residents at Laois care facility the latest to conquer Jerusalema Dance...

These videos just keep getting better! The staff and residents at St Vincent's Hospital in Mountmellick have become the latest to conquer the Jerusalema Dance...

Laois Gardai make one arrest after almost €190,000 in cannabis and cocaine seized

Gardai in Portlaoise have made an arrest and seized drugs worth €187,000 today. A man in his 40s was arrested following a planned search of...

Coronavirus: 55 further deaths and 827 new cases – 18 of them in Laois...

There have been a further 55 Coronavirus-related deaths and 827 new cases announced this evening by the health authorities. 36 of these deaths occurred in...

Gardai charge man following multiple car thefts in Laois town

Gardai charged a man following a number of thefts from cars in Mountmellick over the past number of days. Gardai carried out a number of...

Coronavirus: 79 further deaths and 1,414 new cases – 11 in Laois

There have been a further 79 Coronavirus-related deaths and 1,414 new cases according to figures released this evening by the health authorities. 78 of these...

Laois hotel set to feature on hit UK TV show

A Laois hotel is set to feature on a UK TV show this evening. Ballyfin House will be the focus of the latest episode of...

Gardai issue fines to people who attended house parties recently

Gardai have issued 16 fines on Thursday due to breaches in the new Covid-19 regulations in relation to house parties. The fines were issued as...

Laois farmers encouraged to apply for Sheep Welfare Scheme

The government have announced that the fifth year of the Sheep Welfare Scheme will commence at the start of next month. Existing participants of the...

Coronavirus: 77 more deaths and 1,910 new cases – 17 of them in Laois...

There have been a further 77 Coronavirus-related deaths and 1,910 new cases, according to figures released by the health authorities today. We mistakenly reported a...

Laois Gardai: Attempted burglary in Timahoe and dog theft in Abbeyleix as weekend patrols...

Laois Gardai are continuing their high visibility patrols around Laois amenities this weekend. They have advised the public to remain within a 5km vicinity of...

Thanks to musicians, sports clubs, customers and staff as Laois pub closes its doors

Pubs around the country are closed at present due to the Covid-19 pandemic - but one of them has announced that it will not...

Coronavirus: 60 further deaths and 3,231 new cases – 48 of them in Laois

There have been a further 60 Coronavirus-related deaths and 3,231 new cases, according to figures released by the health authorities today. Of these, 59 deaths...

In Pictures: Historic day as Moderna vaccine arrives in Laois

It was an historic day in our fight against Covid-19 as the first mast vaccination centre in Laois opened. The Killeshin Hotel on the...
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Laois records no fatalities from road accidents in 2020

There were no road deaths in Laois in 2020, the RSA has confirmed. In fact, alongside Longford, these were the only two counties with no...

Coronavirus: Nine additional deaths and 4,842 new cases – 6 in Laois – as...

There have been a further nine Coronavirus-related deaths and 4,842 new cases, according to figures released by the health authorities this evening. Of the new...

Health Minister commits to accelerated vaccination programme

The Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly, has announced that there will be an increase in vaccinations this month. The original plan had been to vaccinate...