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€1m funding scheme for community and voluntary groups supporting older people opened

A new €1m funding scheme aimed at community and voluntary groups supporting older people in their community is now open for applications, according to...

World’s first plastic waste to wax plant opened in Portlaoise

The world’s first commercial plastic ‘plastic waste to wax’ plant was opened today in Clonminam in Portlaoise by Charlie Flanagan, Minister for Justice and...

‘Drones’ being used to ferry drugs and phones into Midlands Prison

Drones are being used to ferry drugs into the Midlands Prison in Portlaoise, according to the Irish Daily Star. Michael O'Toole is reporting that the...

Moment In Time: Fun for all at Timahoe Medley Day

The annual Medley Day took place in Timahoe on Sunday 8th July 2012. Despite the wet conditions, the event had a great turnout with families...

Laois Public Partnership Network presents certs to sign language learners

Laois Public Participation Network was delighted to be in a position to offer 10 individuals the opportunity to learn Basic Irish Sign Language The ten...

Moment In Time: ‘Mad Pride’ family day in Portlaoise celebrates mental health

For this week's Moment In Time, we look back to a decade ago when Portlaoise hosted the Mad Pride Family Day. Mad Pride was held...

Last orders as Laois man sells famous Washington pub

Sláinte! Cheers! They raised a glass to the Whelan family in Washington this weekend and wished them well. The occasion was to mark closing time for...

Two Laois shops go to HELL & BACK for Pieta House

Fair play to all involved here! Two Londis stores from Laois took part in HELL & BACK in Killruddery Estate, Bray, Co Wicklow recently in...

Nine Laois construction companies qualify for CIRI construction competence mark

Nine Laois contractors are now qualified for the Construction Industry Register of Ireland competence in construction quality mark. Only 850 companies across Ireland currently have...

Apprentices celebrated at LOETB graduation ceremony

Laois & Offaly ETB (LOETB) recently celebrated the achievements of graduating apprentices. These apprentices received their QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate Craft in a variety...

Tillage group hits out ‘hypocrisy’ of Mercosur deal as Dáil vote in favour of...

The Irish Grain Growers Association, who have a very strong Laois membership, have hit out strongly at the "hypocrisy" surrounding the recent Mercosur trade...

€1 million investment planned for well-known Laois business

Leading cash and carry wholesaler 4 Aces Portlaoise, part of BWG Wholesale, recently announced an investment of more than €1,000,000 to upgrade the facility...

Ambitious plans and timeframe for new Laois secondary school

All going well and all going to plan Laois’ newest secondary school will be up-and-running in its permanent location in 2021. That might seem like...

In Pictures: HeyDay Studios official launch a huge success

HeyDay Studios, set up by Ciara Drennan and Pauline McEvoy, held its official launch recently. HeyDay Studios contains a photographic studio and an art studio and...

In Pictures: Laois Macra na Feirme awards night a huge success

Last weekend, the Macra Na Feirme clubs in Laois celebrated their success over the last year. Portlaoise Macra won club of the year followed by...

Memorial service organised for Laois mother following sad passing in South Africa

There was deep sadness and shock at the end of June with the news that a young Laois mother had passed away in South...

Laois man releases children’s book on Slieve Bloom Mountains with proceeds for a very...

A Laois man has written and released a children's book about the magic of the Slieve Bloom Mountains. Jason O'Neill, from Portlaoise, released his first...

Laois priest and nun honoured for decades of dedicated service

Sister Rosarii retired in 1992. Well, sort of retired. She retired from teaching back in 1992 after completing what was by any standards a full...

Moment in Time: Family and friends pay tribute to the late Senator Kieran Phelan...

For this week's Moment in Time, we look back on May 2011 when the family and friends of the late Senator Kieran Phelan paid...

Government purchase eight acre site at Emo Court

The government has announced that it has purchased an eight acre site within the grounds of Emo Court. Laois/Offaly TD and Minister for Justice &...

A powerful new festival in the pipeline for Laois

The Power of Words Festival is a brand-new festival celebrating words, language and literature in all their shapes and forms, written, spoken, acted and...

LaoisToday Local Election coverage honoured at NUI Maynooth

It may seem like a lifetime ago now - but the Local Elections still cast a long shadow and the LaoisToday coverage has been...

Massive increase in dairy cows in Laois as milk drive continues

The number of dairy cows has increased in Laois by almost 65% in the last eight years, according to figures recently released by Teagasc...

Town Team collaborate to put Portlaoise on the map

If you want to know where you’re going, it’s always best to have a plan. A road map. Well that’s precisely what the Downtown Traders...

Laois’s newest secondary school purchases site for new building

This is brilliant news! Laois and Offaly Education and Training Board (LOETB) has announced that Heads of Agreement have been reached for the acquisition of...

Deep sadness as much beloved Laois school principal passes away

The death has taken place of Ted Laffey from Irishtown, Mountmellick. He was 62 years of age. Ted was the much beloved and highly respected...

Over 200 bikers grant terminally ill boy’s ultimate wish

Portlaoise was the scene of more than one amazing feat on Sunday - over 200 people granted a terminally ill child a greatest wish. Six...

Young woman killed in road crash in Laois this morning

Gardaí are investigating a fatal road traffic collision that occurred on Lea Road, Portarlington, Co. Laois this morning Sunday 7th July, 2019 at approximately...

Traffic congestion in Portlaoise as huge crowds arrive for O’Moore Park double header

Laois fans are being advised to park well away from O'Moore Park this afternoon as a huge crowd has turned up for today's double...

General Election Overview: The state of play in Laois-Offaly

Over a month has passed since this year’s Local Elections and with county councils around the country now back to the business, attention will...
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