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Another win for Portlaoise Panthers as ladies continue unbeaten start

Portlaoise Panthers 73 UL Huskies 64 Women’s Division 1 National League Basketball  Portlaoise Panthers welcomed the UL Huskies to St Mary's Hall this evening in...

Popular Portlaoise woman wins big on Winning Streak

Fair play Mary, you did us proud! Mary Flynn from Portlaoise appeared on Ireland's most popular game show this evening - Winning Streak. The Portlaoise Hospital...

Kingston leads South East to second Divisional win while Murphy inspires North East to...

The Laois GAA Divisional football competition continued this evening with games in Mountmellick and Stradbally. The two sides wwho lost their opening round games -...

Visually impaired Laois teenager makes Irish wrestling history

Today history was made by one Laois teenager. Thirteen year old Jordan Percy became the first ever visually impaired person to win a silver medal...

Sadness at passing of Tom Peters, one of the guards injured in the infamous...

The death has occured of Tom Peters, one of the Gardai who suffered horrific injuries in the infamous IRA bombing in Garryhinch in 1976. Garda...

LIVE BLOG: Follow all the action from Round 2 of the Laois Divisional Football...

The Laois Divisional football competition kicked off last weekend with a double header in the LOETB Centre of Excellence. Round 2 sees the games being...

Round Up: Victory for Laois in Fr Manning Cup but Leinster defeat for Slieve...

There were mixed fortunes for two Laois teams who were action at opposite sides of the country. The hurlers from Slieve Bloom travelled to the...

Courageous Conlon and dynamic Dunne lead Sarsfields to Ladies Leinster final

Sarsfields 4-12 Miltown (Westmeath) 1-10 Leinster LGFA senior club championship Semi Final Sarsfields are through to their first Leinster final since 2015 following an inspired victory...

The history of Portlaoise, Winning Streak and Maniac 2000 – Here’s our tweets of...

This week we saw tweets featuring everything from a brief history of Portlaoise, positive mantras for life and the only person in Ireland (probably)...

LIVE BLOG: Follow all the action as Sarsfields contest Leinster LGFA semi-final

The Sarsfields Ladies will be hoping to reach the Leinster final today when they host Westmeath champions Milltown in Mountmellick. Gerry O'Flatherty's side won their...

Good Week, Bad Week: Ireland’s Fittest Family, one million streams on Spotify and 150...

As part of a running series, we bring you this week’s ‘Good Week/Bad Week’. To see who has had a good or bad week, we...

People living in ‘fear of their lives’ towards accident blackspot

One local councillor has claimed that people, 'are living in fear of their lives' towards an accident blackspot in Mountmellick. The issue was raised by...

Remember the Game: Gaels blow O’Dempsey’s away in 2004 U-14 decider

Stradbally Parish Gaels 4-10 O'Dempsey's 1-2 2004 Laois U-14 'A' Football Final A powerful Stradbally Parish Gaels team dispatched O'Dempseys on a huge scoreline to claim...

In Pictures: Alzheimer Society of Ireland launch new Portlaoise resource centre

Huge crowds turned out on Main Street Portlaoise to see the official launch of the Alzheimer Society of Ireland’s new Portlaoise resource centre. Officially opening the...

Sarsfields and Slieve Bloom in Leinster action plus Round 2 of Divisional Competition

Did we say the GAA season was slowing down? Far from it if this weekend is anything to go by. We have four big games...

In Pictures: Laois Martial Arts Shine at The Rumble 2018

Laois Martial arts were in action again on Sunday 7th of October in Citywest. The team, consisting of 8 members, took to the mats to...

High quality farm land still available following recent auction

Auctioneer Matt Dunne was a busy man last week as he put six properties up for public auction over a two-day period. Among the items...

Deaths in Laois – Saturday, October 20, 2018

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Sandra Byrne (née O'Reilly) Rathgilbert House, Athy, Kildare / Kells, Meath / Laois BYRNE...

End of year honours for Rosenallis as they claim football league glory

Rosenallis 2-10 Camross 2-7 Laois Shopping Centre ACFL Division 4 Final Replay The last adult league GAA title of 2018 was decided this evening in the...

Portlaoise man presents special gift to legendary Liverpool footballer

A hugely talented Laois painter had the chance to meet one of his footballing idols and give him two works of art. Rick Kelly has...
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WATCH: National competition launched in Laois secondary school

Today a national competition was launched with help from the students at Scoil Chriost Rí, Portlaoise. Minister for Justice and Equality Charlie Flanagan visited...

Key appointments made as Eddie Brennan announces his Laois hurling backroom team

Two key appointments have been made for Eddie Brennan's Laois hurling backroom team for the coming year. Niall Corcoran of Dublin and Limerick's Dave Moriarty...

Fantastic opportunity for a Traineeship in Personal Fitness/Pool Lifeguard

A new Traineeship Programmes - in Personal Fitness/Pool Lifeguard - will begin in Portlaoise in November and is being run by Laois and Offaly...

Lyster Lane to be made safer during night time

A call to make Lyster Lane safer after daylight hours has been issued during the latest Portlaoise municipal district meeting. Councillor Catherine Fitzgerald raised the...

More toilet talk in local municipal district meeting

The toilet talk in Portlaoise municipal district meeting continued as the most recent meeting on Wednesday, October 17. The saga re-open public toilets in Portlaoise wages...

Kolbe: ‘It breaks my heart every morning,’ Laois mother describes a parent’s heartbreak at...

Sitting in the front room of her home in Portlaoise, Geneviève Finane-Fagan tearfully describes the heartbreak herself and every other parent, teacher and staff member...

Exciting new Hospitality Traineeship programme is open for applications

A new Traineeship Programme in Hospitality will begin in November and is being run by Laois and Offaly Education and Training Board (LOETB) in conjunction...

Road repairs in Ballyroan and safety measures in Cullenagh

A number of issues surrounding road repairs and safety issues in the Portlaoise municipal district area came up at this month's meeting. Councillor Mary Sweeney...

Investment needed, ‘to stop the Midlands to become Ireland’s rust belt’

A Laois TD has said, "It is now absolutely essential that the company establish alternatives not only to keep jobs but to create new...

Leinster semi-finalists talk commitment, how they stay motivated and why fixtures clashes can’t be...

A blustery night descends on Acragar as the current Juggernauts of Laois ladies club football commence their Leinster semi-final preparations. This week marks a historic...
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