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€6.45 million in major health funding is announced for Laois

€6.45 million in capital expenditure on key major health projects in Laois has been announced for 2021. These figures, for five different projects, are contained...
David Hyland Kildare

Athy man hoping to captain Kildare to shock Leinster final win over dominant Dubs

Orson Welles directed his greatest film, Citizen Kane, when he was just 26 and Athy and Kildare football captain David Hyland must have wondered...
Jobs in Laois

All the recent job vacancies as advertised on LaoisToday

There are a number of jobs in Laois being advertised on LaoisToday at the moment. Below we have listed all of the roles advertised on...

Previewing today’s ACHL Division 1A final between Borris-Kilcotton and Rathdowney-Errill

Borris-Kilcotton and Rathdowney-Errill are set to clash in the ACHL Division 1A final in O'Moore Park at 12.30pm today. There will be new champions of...

Deaths in Laois – Sunday, August 1, 2021

Below are the recent local deaths. May they rest in peace. Joe Lynch Killeen, Mountmellick, Laois Predeceased by his sisters Kitty and Betty and his recently deceased brother...

The Harps edge Trumera in pulsating Division 2 hurling final

The Harps 1-23 Trumera 0-21 ACHL Division 2 Final The Harps were crowned Division 2 league champions following a five point win over Trumera in Borris-In-Ossory...

Goals the key as Castletown claim Division hurling 5 title

Castletown 2-14 Colt-Shanahoe 0-13 ACHL Division 5 Final Castletown overcame a tough encounter with Colt-Shanahoe to claim the Division 5 league title in Clough-Ballacolla this evening. The...

Ballyroan-Abbey finish strong to seal ACFL Divison 5 title over Park-Ratheniska

Ballyroan-Abbey 4-17 Park-Ratheniska 1-6 ACFL Division 5 Final Ballyroan Abbey made it two league titles in two days, as their Division 5 side proved too strong...

Late surge reinvigorates All-Ireland camogie charge as Laois down Tipperary

Laois 3-11 Tipperary 1-12 All-Ireland Intermediate Camogie Championship Round 2 The Laois camogie team are back in the running for an All-Ireland quarter final place following a...
Laois County Council

€647,690 in funding allocated to Laois under LEADER Programme

Laois Partnership is to receive €647,690 through the LEADER Programme for the period 2021-2022. The LEADER Programme supports private enterprises and community groups in rural...

Andrew McDonald: Recovery is a journey

Recovering from poor mental health is dependent on learning a whole new range of life skills. Once the crisis period of whatever condition a person...
New cemetary Emo

‘Some people have no scruples’ says Laois councillor over horrific incident with dead pet

Laois County Council meetings hear of various injustices and outrages - and there was another example at the most recent meeting held this week. Cllr...
LaoisToday top stories

The week that was: Our most read stories of the past seven days

1 - Anger as Laois teenager left stricken on GAA pitch for two hours as ambulance fails to arrive A Laois teenager who sustained a...

‘It’s great to see some sense of normality returning’ – Return of live entertainment...

The return of live entertainment finally came to Laois recently with a comedy gig in Kavanagh's Pub in Portlaoise. On Wednesday July 21, 50 paying...

‘Time to start producing’ – Recently retired Whelan believes Laois hurlers primed for big...

Borris-Kilcotton defender Matthew Whelan brought his 15-year inter-county career to a close last weekend when he announced his decision to retire. The now former Laois...
Ken Owens Laois GAA

Laois hurlers bromance with Lions rugby player continues as Ken Owens offered honorary membership...

A Welsh rugby player, currently in South Africa with the Lions Rugby team, has been given honorary membership of the Laois Gaels supporters club...

Fr Paddy: Harvest … A time to give thanks

Time seems to be flying by. It’s hard to believe that August has arrived so quickly!! I pray that this wonderful Season of hope,...

Deaths in Laois – Saturday, July 31, 2021

Below are the recent local deaths. May they rest in peace. Joe Lynch Killeen, Mountmellick, Laois Died unexpectedly July 30th 2021. Deeply regretted by his loving wife May,...

Ballyroan-Abbey cruise past Rosenallis to lift Division 3B trophy

Ballyroan-Abbey 5-15 Rosenallis 1-9 ACHL Division 3B Final With the league finals coming thick and fast this week, Ballyroan-Abbey claimed the Division 3B football crown after...

Here are all of Friday’s Laois GAA Results

Tonight saw more finals taking place in the hurling and football leagues. In Division 1B, Rathdowney-Errill overcame Clough-Ballacolla to claim glory - and we have...

Rathdowney-Errill repel second half Clough-Ballacolla surge to claim Division 1B glory

Clough-Ballacolla 2-14 Rathdowney-Errill 3-17  ACHL Division 1B Final Rathdowney-Errill repelled a strong second half comeback from Clough-Ballacolla to claim Division 1B glory in O'Moore Park tonight. The...

New campaign aimed at further reducing gum litter in Laois launched

A new campaign aimed at further reducing gum litter in Laois has been launched. Cathaoirleach of Laois County Council, Councillor Conor Bergin, has officially launched...

Contract signed to retrofit 62 local authority homes in Laois

Laois County Council has signed the contracts for retrofitting of 62 local authority-owned houses in the county. The retrofitting of homes in Mountain View, Portlaoise,...
Laois County Council headquarters

High praise for council water staff going over and above for a community in...

County Councils and officials are an easy target for criticism but one particular section and a staff member came in for high praise at...
Joe Delaney, Laois County Council

Tributes paid to departing council official as calls made for female replacement

Laois County Council have a new appointment to make for one of their key management positions following the departure of Joe Delaney, who was...
Laois ladies footballers

Fixture details confirmed for ladies football All Ireland quarter-final clash with Louth

The Laois ladies footballers will make the trip to Kinnegad in Westmeath once again for their All Ireland intermediate championship quarter-final clash with Louth. The...
Laois County Council Housing

Laois councillor hits out as maintenance payments excluded from social housing applications

Laois County Councillor Caroline Dwane-Stanley has hit out at a recent change that to exclude maintenance payments made by social housing applicants. Anyone applying for...

Electric Picnic bosses write to Taoiseach, Tanaiste and Ministers outlining plans for how 2021...

Electric Picnic organisers have written letters to the Taoiseach, Tanaiste and several Ministers outlining how they plan to 'safely' stage this year's festival at...

In Pictures: More than €26,000 raised following 12 hour cycle in aid of young...

A 12-hour cycle in aid of a young Laois boy has generated more than €26,000. Cathail Dooley is a four-year-old from The Rock in Laois...

Laois TD calls on Taoiseach to sort ‘chaos with Digital Covid Passports’

Laois TD Brian Stanley has called upon Taoiseach Micheal Martin to intervene in the 'chaos with digital Covid Passports'. According to the Sinn Fein Deputy,...