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27 new houses set to come to Laois village

This is certainly good news for the village of Ballybrittas. Hybla Transport Ltd  have submitted planning permission for a housing development in the area. They plan...

Miller and Hooban ready for Ireland Women’s next Six Nations battle this weekend

Both Alison Miller and Emma Hooban are ready to do battle as part of the starting 15 in the Irish Women's Rugby Six nation...

Laois venue nominated for prestigious Hot Press live music Venue of the Year award

A Portlaoise bar and venue has been nominated for the prestigious honour of the Hot Press live music Venue of the Year award. Kavanagh's Bar...

Laois business says its won’t exist in 12 months if insurance hikes remain in...

A Laois business owner has said that they don't see their play centre existing next year after her business insurance costs doubled for 2019,...

Laois GAA club comes up with incredible free study workshop to give back to...

One Laois GAA club is taking it upon themselves to give back to their players and the wider community with a free exam workshop...

Confusion reigns as meeting tries to get to the bottom of sewage problem

There is a sewage effluent problem in Ballyroan and local councillor Mary Sweeney is trying to get to the bottom of it, before it...

St Fergal’s College camogie team batten down the hatches for their junior final

St Fergal's College have been involved in not one, but two All-Ireland semi-finals in recent weeks. The second of these semi-finals is taking place this...
An exciting new venture for the Midlands Schoolboys League

Another busy weekend of CCFL soccer fixtures

You can check out the full local CCFL soccer fixture list of this week’s action below: SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23 First-named team at home and all games...

Deaths in Laois – Friday February 22, 2019

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Bríd Whelan (née Ryan) Bishopswood Road /Marian Hill, Portarlington, Laois Formerly Marian Hill, Portarlington....

In Pictures: Portlaoise Educate Together NS hold Valentine’s Cake Sale

Sweet treats, heart shaped cupcakes and many creative bakes filled the school hall at Portlaoise Educate Together N.S. on Valentines Day. This fundraising event never...

Freshers Harding Cup glory for Portlaoise AFC duo

University of Limerick 2 University College Cork 0 Rustlers Colleges and Universities football IUFU Harding Cup Final Portlaoise AFC duo Sean McCormack and Ronan Corr are...

Laois business speaks out on VAT increases on food supplements

A Portlaoise business has expressed their concerns over the proposed 23 percent increase in Value Added Tax (VAT) on all food supplements. The Fruit N...

Portlaoise hospital spent €10.8 million on agency staff in 2018 – the second highest...

According to figures released to Sinn Féin, Midlands Regional Hospital Portlaoise was the second highest spender on agency staff in the country. According to a statement...

Laois man to feature on renowned RTÉ programme

Portlaoise man Kean Kavanagh has been crushing it in the Irish music scene and even further afield for the last number of years. His hard...

Laois duo take the reigns at Kilkenny hurling club

Two Laois men will be on the sideline for one of Kilkenny's leading senior club teams this year. Ballinakill's Seamus Dwyer and Portlaoise's Seamus 'Cheddar'...

Gardai contacted following spate of criminal activity in Laois community

Gardai are investigating following two separate incidents in Ballyfin in recent days. Just last night, Ballyfin Community Alert is reporting that there was an attempted...

Barrow Blueway a big ambition for Lea Castle project

An ancient Norman and Gaelic chieftain stronghold on the banks of the River Barrow will one day be the centre-piece of a Barrow Blueway...

Our guide to what’s on around Laois this weekend

Brought to you by Laois Tourism It’s the weekend again and as usual there is a very varied schedule of events running across the...

All of this weekend’s GAA fixtures

It is another busy weekend of GAA action with action across all of the codes. We have hurling, football, camogie and ladies football action to...

Applications sought for Rural Water Programme 2019-2021

The Department for Housing, Planning and Local Government has announced a new investment programme for water services in rural areas.  The Multi-Annual Rural Water...

Laois businessman pioneers the next big thing with innovative ‘Butterfly Cup’

Entrepreneurs, inventors and investors are always on the lookout for the next big thing. With climate change and the plague of plastic swamping the planet,...

A ‘loo-dicrous’ situation over lack of public toilets in county Town

Whatever about being short-taken, Portlaoise councillors certainly feel they are being short changed and given the run-around over their efforts to have the public...

Mid-Term Report: Plenty of new faces for Laois footballers with Midlands Derbies on the...

It’s not only mid-term for schools this week, but it’s also the halfway point in the Allianz Division 3 football league. So far, John Sugrue’s...

Portlaoise boxer Cekiso bidding for glory at National Finals

One member of Portlaoise Boxing Club will be hoping to win a National title on Saturday at Dublin’s National Stadium. Christian Cekiso will hope to...

Deaths in Laois – Thursday, February 21, 2019

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Paul Brady Bantry, Cork / Rathdowney, Laois Brady, Bantry, Co. Cork and Rathdowney, Co....

In Pictures: The Greatest Show perform at St Colman’s NS in Stradbally

They stole hearts at the Portlaoise College Lip Sync and they were at it again in St Colman's NS in Stradbally. Members of 'The Greatest...

Success for St Abban’s at National Senior Indoor Championships

The backbone of St Abban's exceptionally strong Senior Ladies team were on show in Abbotstown over the weekend where the female athletes gathered no...

Local woman proud to open new salon in Portarlington

Laois woman Sharon Whelehan says she is extremely excited and proud to be opening a salon in Portarlington tomorrow, Thursday February 21. Sharon, from Killenard...

New footpaths in Stradbally cost ‘less than €100,000’

Any of you who live or have travelled through Stradbally recently will have noticed Laois County Council out in full force laying down some...

Portlaoise RFC U15 triumph in cup opener

Carlow 14 Portlaoise 32 U-15 Rugby Cup Round 1 Portlaoise RFC U15s travelled to Carlow at the weekend for the opening round of the cup and...
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