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Coronavirus Daily Noticeboard – Thursday, April 2, 2020

Due to the sheer volume of notices in relation to the Coronavirus, we can’t do an individual story on each one. So we are compiling...

BREAKING: 402 new cases of Coronavirus cases in Ireland and 13 more deaths

A total of 402 new cases of Coronavirus have been diagnosed in Ireland today. This is an increase on the 3,447 cases from yesterday and...

Local Labour candidate Mark Wall in strong position to win Seanad seat

Labour candidate Mark Wall is well in the mix to win a Seanad seat following a strong first preference showing. Wall, who polled strongly but...

Laois footballer included on Sigerson Cup team of the year

Laois footballer Trevor Collins has been named on the Sigerson Cup team of the season following his impressive form in IT Carlow's run to...

Studying during Coronavirus: Colaiste Iosagain student on prepping for state exams in a pandemic

The Coronavirus pandemic is affecting almost every aspect of our lives at the moment. Bar those working in essential services, the rest of the population...

2014 Election Memories: Carnage even before the off, FF and FG power sharing, a...

This piece by John Whelan originally featured on LaoisToday on April 28, 2019, ahead of the Local Elections. In the biggest blow to local government...

Laois parents hail local Garda and Portlaoise Hospital as baby daughter comes home

A Laois Dad and Mam have praised the compassion and kind nature of a local Garda following the birth of their daughter. John and Teresa...

No Coronavirus tests carried out in Laois GAA grounds a week after drive-thru set...

Eight days ago, Laois GAA announced that the LOETB Centre of Excellence beside MW Hire O'Moore Park was going to be used as a...

Paralympic hopes put on hold for Portarlington swimmer Nicole Turner

Portarlington native Nicole Turner had her sights set not just on competing in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics later this year but of also finishing...

Laois Irish Wheelchair Association workers support people with physical disabilities in their homes during...

Irish Wheelchair Association’s frontline workers are delivering vital services to people with physical disabilities in homes in Laois throughout the COVID-19 crisis. The organisation has...

Deaths in Laois – Thursday, April 2, 2020

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Maura Bracken (née Hayden) Stradbally, Laois Bracken (Nee Hayden,) Stradbally, Co. Laois on 31st...

BREAKING: 212 new cases of Coronavirus cases in Ireland as deaths on the island...

A total of 212 new cases of Coronavirus have been diagnosed in Ireland today. This is an increase on the 3,235 cases from yesterday and...

WATCH: Laois mammy pulls off cruel and hilarious April Fool’s prank on kids

Oh this is so cruel - and very funny at the same time. Today is April Fool's Day, for those of you that didn't know,...

Studying during Coronavirus: Mountrath CS student on prepping for state exams in a pandemic

The Coronavirus pandemic is affecting almost every aspect of our lives at the moment. Bar those working in essential services, the rest of the population...

Pippa Hackett returns to the Seanad as voting concludes for the Agricultural panel

The Green Party's Pippa Hackett from Geashill has been elected to the Seanad, taking one of the 11 seats on the Agricultural vocational panel. Pippa,...

Hilary Treacy: Why extra care is needed when you’re working from home

The current Coronavirus restrictions have forced many people to work from home. While some will be familiar with the concept, for many it is a...

Laois GAA €130 ticket April draw postponed because of Coronavirus restrictions

The Laois GAA €130 County Board ticket draw for April has been postponed because of the Coronavirus restrictions. The second of four monthly draws was...

LTinder – New LaoisToday dating app launched for Laois people looking for love

LaoisToday are delighted to announce details of a new localised dating service that will help people from the county find a date, a potential...

WATCH: TV Producer who made shows about Laois grapples with Coronavirus

A TV producer, who made two very popular programmes about Laois in recent years, is fighting the Coronavirus in hospital. Yvonne Kinsella, who is from...

The remarkable life of a Laois priest who served in the USA for almost...

Rev. Fr Charles Gorman, or Fr Charlie as he is known, passed away on Sunday March 29. Originally from Ballinakill, Fr Charlie left this world...

Laois County Council launch Community Support Covid-19 free helpline

Laois County Council have launched a new Community Support helpline to help people during the Covid-19 pandemic. This helpline will operate seven days per week...

Remembering the Ballylinan team that reached the 1987 Laois senior football final

Ahead of Ballylinan's Laois SFC final appearance in 2017, their first in 30 years, we looked back on the club's side that played in...
Deaths in Laois

Deaths in Laois – Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Roland (Sam) Cairns 27 Woodgrove Ballyfin Road, Portlaoise, Laois / Clara, Offaly Sam died...

Downey’s Centra launch delivery service and provid update on services during Covid-19

Downey's Centra on the Dublin Road in Portlaoise have announced an update on their services during the current Coronavirus pandemic. In an effort to assist...

Laois-Offaly General Election 2020 candidate in the hunt for Seanad seat after 15 counts

The Seanad elections are ongoing at the moment and the counts for the different electoral districts are underway. A total of 43 senators will be...

BREAKING: Coronavirus cases in Ireland go above 3,000 and 17 more deaths

A total of 325 new cases of Coronavirus have been diagnosed in Ireland today. This is an increase on the 2,910 cases from yesterday and...

Moment in Time: Rathdowney panto group celebrate 25 years with successful show in 2011

Rathdowney panto group celebrated 25 years with one of their most successful shows in early April 2011. With 140 cast members, 'Pack Up Your Troubles'...

Check out these incredibly talented Durrow sisters as they sing a song a day

This Coronavirus and the various restrictions to limit its spread has the entire world at home with nowhere to go and not a whole...

Deep sadness at passing of much-loved Darragh Fennell

The sad death has occurred of Darragh Fennell who lived in Ballyroan but was originally from Coote Street in Portlaoise. From the large and well-known...

Studying during Coronavirus: Scoil Chriost Ri student on prepping for state exams in a...

The Coronavirus pandemic is affecting almost every aspect of our lives at the moment. Bar those working in essential services, the rest of the population...
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