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Coronavirus: Six new deaths and 23 new cases as WHO speak on airborne transmission

There were six new Coronavirus death today – meaning 1,743 is the death toll in Ireland now. While there has been a total of 23...

Laois TD raises problems for families seeking affordable housing

A Laois TD has called for a solution for families who are 'trapped in the rental market' because they do not qualify to be...

Gardai carry out inspection of pubs for compliance with regulations

Gardai conducted 6,830 checks on licensed premises throughout the country under Operation Navigation to support public health guidelines over the weekend. Gardaí found 2,785 individual...

‘Very sad day’ as tragic Laois brothers laid to rest

The two Laois brothers who were died tragically following a diving accident at the weekend have been laid to rest. Fergus (42) and Philip (34)...

Students with Down Syndrome to be included in Summer Provision

A local Senator has welcomed the decision to include primary and secondary school students with Down Syndrome in the Summer Provision for 2020. Summer Provision...

Laois man supplying vulnerable African communities with PPE to fight Covid-19

The Coronavirus has done immeasurable damage to people and their livelihoods but the disease has also brought people who go above and beyond to...

Return to GAA action moves closer as HSE close Centre of Excellence testing facility

The HSE have closed the Covid-19 testing facility that they set up some months ago in Laois GAA's LOETB Centre of Excellence. A spokesperson for...
New Laois Games Development Officer Peter Hally

‘Blow’ for Laois GAA as Games Development Officer steps away from role

Laois GAA have been dealt a blow with the news that one of their Games Development Officers has stepped away from his role. Wexford native...

Community CCTV remain unused as ‘scheme has failed’ says Laois TD

A long-running saga over the data on CCTV cameras continues to frustate local community groups and politicians with Laois Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley...

Deaths in Laois – Thursday, July 9, 2020

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Roderick (Rody) Martin Rose Cottage, Derry Road, Durrow, Laois Martin, Roderick (Rody), Rose Cottage,...

Gun and quantity of cocaine found during discovery in Portarlington

Gardaí have recovered a firearm and a quantity of drugs, which were discovered buried in a wasteland on the Canal Road in Portarlington today. A...

#LoveLaois: ‘No shows’ a low blow to hairdressers and beauticians as they cope with...

We're living in such unusual times. For the past five months there hasn't been a competitive sports game or a pub open. There has...

Coronavirus: No new deaths and 11 new cases as Portlaoise Hospital remains Covid-19 free

There were no new Coronavirus death today – meaning 1,742 is still the death toll in Ireland now. While there has been a total of...

Praise for former Laois firefighters after return to fight Covid-19

There has been high praise for former firefighters who returned to help Laois County Fire and Rescue Services in their battle against Covid-19. Across the...

Diary of a Stuck at Home Mum: Cutting hair, tractors and sleep deprivation

Steph is a Laois mammy of 3 small kids. She has started a blog to document her life as a mammy muddling through parenthood and...

Laois soccer club team up with local hospital for fundraiser

A Laois soccer club has teamed up with a local hospital for a fundraiser which will take place next weekend. Mountmellick United have joined forces...

Tributes paid to the late Betty Peters who showed ‘great dignity’ after ‘terrible tragedy’

Tributes were paid to Betty Peters, who passed away recently, at the recent meeting of the Laois Joint Policing Committee (JPC). Betty was the wife...

Funeral details confirmed for Laois brothers following tragic passing

The funeral details of two Laois brothers who tragically died following a diving accident have been confirmed. Fergus and Philip Brophy will both be reposing...

‘Teenagers hit very hard’ as details emerge of ‘shed parties’

Local Gardai are aware of a number of parties taking place in houses, sheds, fields and yards as the Coronavirus restrictions mean that pubs...

JOB VACANCY: Telfords Portlaoise seeking to hire Yard General Operative

Telfords in Portlaoise currently have a vacancy for a Yard General Operative.  The role entails delivering the highest level of customer service to all of our...

Tuohy facing unusual situation as Australian Rules season carries on

With professional sport across the world coming back in various forms, Laois man Zach Tuohy is facing an unusual month with his club Geelong...

Recovery in June car sales in Laois but figures for first half of the...

There has been 23% fewer new cars sold in Laois in the first six months of this year compared to same period in 2020. The...
Deaths in Laois

Deaths in Laois – Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Philip Brophy Lough, Portarlington, Laois Tragically following a scuba-diving accident. Loving brother of the...

Laois owners of Copper Face Jacks receive €45.95 million dividend

The Laois owners of Ireland's most well-known nightclub have received a dividend of €45.95 million. According to the Irish Times, Ballinakill natives Cathal and Paula...

Coronavirus: One new death and 24 new cases as parents asked not to take...

There was one new Coronavirus death today – meaning 1,742 is the death toll in Ireland now. While there has been a total of 24...

262 new homes on the cards for Laois as Strategic Housing Development launched

262 new homes could be on the way to a new estate in Portlaoise after a Strategic Housing Development was launched by a Laois...

Calls for Back to School Allowance applications to be made available for those not...

A Laois TD has called for assistance for those who are struggling to apply for the Back to School Allowance. Sinn Fein's Brian Stanley says...

Enivironmental Protection Agency provide update on status of site of former Laois factory

The Environmental Protection Agency has provided a positive update to Laois County Councillor Aidan Mullins in relation to the site of the old Avon...

Talking Sport: Niall Corbet on UCD, playing in Europe and his transition from soccer...

Our latest Talking Sport Podcast is here. Alan Hartnett is back in the presenter’s chair once again after his holidays and he is joined on...

Son pays heartwarming tribute following passing of local photographer dad

The son of a renowned local photographer who passed away recently has paid a heartwarming tribute to his beloved dad. Athy native Robert Redmond passed...