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Outstanding memberships at Portlaoise Leisure Centre to be honoured when facility reopens

Anyone who had paid their membership to Portlaoise Leisure Centre when it closed last year will have the remaining time honoured when the facility...

‘Palpable sense of grief’: Laois priest on how the loss of traditional funerals has...

A Laois parish priest has explained how the loss of a traditional Irish funeral has exacerbated the grief that is being experienced by the...

Calls for action to solve ‘ongoing anti-social behaviour’ problems at former Laois shopping centre

A Laois County Councillor has called for action to be taken to solve what he says are 'ongoing anti-social behaviour' problems at the site...

Big Laois involvement as Slade Runner romps to first ever win in Dundalk

There was a huge Laois involvement as a horse called Slade Runner romped to its first ever win in Dundalk last night. Winless in 14...

GAA Diary: Coffey named on U-20 team of the year; transfers for Laois clubs...

Coffey named on GAA U-20 football team of the year  Laois U-20 football captain for 2020, Ronan Coffey, has been named on the GAA's team...

Deaths in Laois – Thursday, January 21, 2021

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. May they rest in peace. Margaretha (Margaret) Lalor (née Beusse) 12 Ash Trees, Stradbally, Laois Margaretha (Margaret) (nee Beusse) Lalor. 12 Ash...

The Midweek Podcast: New cars, Laois’s own Glendalough and Drops of Green brothers Lee...

Who doesn’t love a new car? The look, the new car scent and that first drive. Stephen Butler is the Sales Manager for Joe...

Coronavirus: 61 more deaths and 2,488 new cases – 38 of them in Laois

There have been a further 61 Coronavirus-related deaths and 2,488new cases, according to figures released by the health authorities today. Of the deaths reported today,...

Calls for indoor sports centre to built on lands Laois County Council purchased in...

Laois County Councillors in the Portlaoise Municipal District have called for a indoor sports facility to be built in the town. In 2019, Laois County...

Outrage as tarmacadam ‘allowed’ to flow into sewage system causing blockages for Laois people

A full investigation has been called for into how works, being carried out on behalf of Irish Water, resulted in tarmacadam getting into a...

Concerns raised over decision to cancel important Bus Eireann service in Laois

Concerns have been raised over Bus Eireann's decision to cancel a key route that connects Laois from Limerick to Dublin Airport. The Expressway Route X12...

‘Heartened to see reduction in case numbers’ but Laois GPs ask patients to avoid...

Laois GPs have asked people not to contact doctor's surgeries at the moment to be placed on a list for the Covid-19 vaccine. In a...

€427,000 in funding granted for Laois and Offaly Youth Services

€47,723,693 has been allocated to youth organisations around the country by the Minister for Children Rodrick O'Gorman. The Laois-Offaly wing has received €427,253 which is...

Family of young Laois man who sadly passed due to cancer launch fundraiser in...

The family of Dean O'Farrell, a young Laois man who lost his brave battle with cancer recently, have launched a fundraiser in his memory.  A...

Watch: Laois man’s ‘Lulu’s Variety Show’ a big hit as he outlines hopes for...

A Laois man's online comedy sketch has proved to be a big hit in recent weeks. 'Lulu's Variety Show' is a series of short clips...

Life-saving phone-box defibrillator moves a step closer for Laois village

The campaign to have a life-saving defibrillator fully operational in a Laois village has moved a step closer. The civils works for the power supply...

Laois athlete chosen on two Athletics Ireland relay teams

Laois athlete Nessa Millet has been selected on two 2021 National relay squads. Millet has been chosen on both the National senior Women's 4x400m relay...
Deaths in Laois

Deaths in Laois – Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. May they rest in peace. Joan McEvoy (née Cole) Tullore, Ballyroan, Laois Funeral arrangements later. Sheila Fitzpatrick (née Barnes) Cappinaclare, Mountrath, Laois Sheila Fitzpatrick,...

Coronavirus: 93 more deaths and 2,001 new cases – 46 of them in Laois...

There have been a further 93 Coronavirus-related deaths and 2,001 new cases, according to figures released by the health authorities today. Of the deaths reported...
It was certainly a snow filled morning all over the county

Chilly week ahead as Met Eireann announce national wintery weather advisory

It's fairly miserable out there at the moment - and the forecast for the next four days isn't great either. We're dealing with a lot...

Laois group sign up as forest owners launch national organisation

Nine of Ireland’s forest owner groups have come together to form a national body, the Irish Forest Owners (IFO), with a Laois group also...

Laois organisation receive €500 donation from Aldi’s Laois store staff

A Laois organisation has become the latest beneficiary of Aldi’s Community Grants programme. A €500 grant was presented to Portarlington Men’s Shed recently. A Men’s Shed...

‘Quit delaying and start paying student nurses now’

Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley, has called on the Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly to 'quit delaying and pay student nurses and midwives now'. The...

Tobar an Léinn Raheen now accepting registrations for 2021-2022 school year

Tobar an Léinn Raheen National School are now accepting registration for pupils for September 2021-2022 Application forms are available to download from the school website www.tobaranleinn.ie...

A view from Down Under: Laois woman on how Australia have fought Covid using...

As Ireland grapples with the highest numbers of Covid-19 cases, deaths and hospitalisations since the pandemic began - a look at how other countries...

Talking Sport: Hay or straw? Football panel additions and interview with soccer stars Colin...

The latest LaoisToday Talking Sport Podcast is here - and once again, although there isn't much going on on the field at the moment,...

Selling rights to Sky Sports ‘the best decision in the three years I was...

In 2014, the GAA made a decision to sell some of their broadcasting rights to Sky Sports, in a ground-breaking deal that saw games...

‘Disgraceful vandalism’ strikes Laois GAA club

A Laois GAA club has been the victim of a disgusting act of vandalism. Members of Ballyroan-Abbey, which is situated in the village of Ballyroan,...

Deaths in Laois – Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. May they rest in peace. Andrew Hyland Morette, Emo, Laois Beloved husband of the late Nuala and much loved father of...

JOB VACANCY: Dúnmasc Genetics seeking to fill part-time distribution role

Dúnmasc Genetics currently have a part-time Distribution position available.  This role will involve stock management, order processing and order distribution along with other responsibilities. ...