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Calls for a crematorium in Portlaoise to give families more options

Calls have been made for a Crematorium in Portlaoise at the recent Municipal District meeting of the Portlaoise district. Fianna Fáil Cllr, Catherine Fitzgerald made...

REVEALED: Locations in Laois selected for first roll-out of new Broadband Plan

11 locations in Laois will be the first to receive high-speed broadband after the Government signed the deal for the €3 billion project yesterday. Fine...

Two Laois men in the running for National Community Games Awards

The National Community Games Area Awards will take place in Mount Wolseley Hotel, Tullow on December 7 and two Laois men are in the...

Laois mother scathing of State as swine flu test case is settled

A Laois mother has been scathing today in her castigation of the State for the adversarial stance it had taken against her family in...

In Pictures: Laois students tackle climate change during Science Week

Science week at Timahoe NS got off to an exciting start as the boys and girls from 5th and 6th Class visited Carlow IT...
Gardaí seized cocaine and a number of other drugs

Resources for tacking drug use in Laois ‘neglected’ as Garda numbers fall

Fianna Fáil TD, Barry Cowen, said resources in Laois and Offaly aimed at tackling drug use has been neglected as the drug unit in...

In Pictures: Lane that Laois children use to get to school in appalling condition

A lane that is used by around 100 children in Laois in order to get to school is in a terrible state. Pictures below show...

Differing opinions on Government’s Broadband deal for rural Ireland and taxpayers

Laois TD, Brian Stanley, has described the Government’s Broadband deal as the 'worst of all options' following the announcement that the contract is to...

Laois physio and expat team up to bring Santa’s Little Helpers to life

Local physio Darren Conroy and Laois emigrant Chrissie Lynch Navarre have set up a volunteer group here in Laois called Santa's Helpers. The aim of...

Second Laois pub receives award and heads on to National Final

The Irish Pub Awards National Final takes place tomorrow and two Laois establishments are in the running. The Fishermans Inn in Fisherstown, just between Ballybrittas...

Our School: Welcoming and vibrant atmosphere as we visit Borris-in-Ossory

Our School series brings us to St Joseph's NS in Borris-in-Ossory this week where principal Kevin Horgan, a Cork man who has been in...

Abbeyleix pupils pick up prestigious award at Fís Film Awards

Abbeyleix South National School pupils were crowned 'Best Mixed Media Award' at the FÍS Film Awards Ceremony. The ceremony took place in in the Helix,...

BREAKING: Gardai resume search for Laois man believed to have been murdered

Gardai have resumed a search for a Laois man missing for almost a year who is suspected to have been murdered. William Delaney, a native...

Inmate threatens to ‘rape female officer’ in Midlands Prison Portlaoise

A vile rapist has been thrown into solitary confinement after allegedly threatening to rape a female officer in Midlands Prison Portlaoise - according to...

Laois is running out of space … in cemeteries

It’s a grave situation. Laois is losing the plots. Space is running out in some of the counties 27 local authority managed cemeteries. Nowhere is the...

Leinster dream dies for Camross as St Rynagh’s prove too strong

Brought to you in association with Telfords Portlaoise Camross 0-4 St Rynagh's 4-20 Leinster Intermediate Club Camogie Final Camross’s hopes of winning the Leinster intermediate camogie club title...

Abbeyleix Calendar is for the birds … the bugs, bees and the butterflies

2020 is just around the corner and Laois is to get another superb local calendar to mark the occasion. This time it’s not calendar girls...

Acquired Brain Injury Ireland hosting support group in Laois

Acquired Brain Injury Ireland is encouraging families affected by brain injury to join their support group in Laois. Every year in Ireland an estimated 19,000...

Camross Parish Development Association get in on Climate Action during Science Week

National Science Week was a big hit across the county with many people partaking in different events. This year's theme was 'Climate Action' and Camross...

German trip, storytelling and Community Care in Portlaoise College

It has been a very busy period for the students in Portlaoise College and here are some of the things they have been up...

Who’s getting what? The full list of Laois recipients in this year’s Sports Capital...

Twenty six Laois clubs and organisations have been awarded funding totalling over €670,000 in this year's Sports Capital Grants. The announcement was made this morning...

Laois woman makes plea for return of ring following robbery at her home

A Laois woman has made a desperate plea to have a ring that was stolen from her home this morning returned to her. Ashling O'Neill...

Laois student hosting 80’s disco this weekend in aid of volunteer trip to Kolkata

Its time to root through the wardrobes and get out the shoulder pads because there's a 80's Disco Party Night this Saturday in The...

In Pictures: Clean air week launched by Green schools in Laois

What a great initiative! Schools from Laois will be celebrating Clean Air Week from the November 18 November 22 to  by undertaking activities and events...

Laois TD calls on Health Minister to visit Portlaoise Hospital before Christmas

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has called on his party colleague Simon Harris to visit Portlaoise Hospital before Christmas. Speaking at the Laois-Offaly Garda Youth...
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Laois school set to host fundraising table quiz tonight

One Laois school is set to host a fundraising table quiz tonight. The Parents Association of Emo National School are asking you and your friends...

In Pictures: Huge turnout as Laois athletics club celebrate 60 years

A huge gathering of friends and founders celebrated the 60th anniversary of Ballyfin AC in the Deadman’s Inn on Saturday November 9. The club honoured...
The number of solicitors in Laois

Laois TD gets assurances on new courthouse for Laois

Fianna Fáil TD for Laois, Seán Fleming, says he has received assurances from the Courts Service that they signed a contract to purchase a...

Criminal Assets Bureau raids Laois premises as fake money, drugs and clothes recovered

Laois was among eight counties that had premises raided by members of the Criminal Assets Bureau today. Its part of an Garda operation against an...

Laois library to get service to benefit people with dementia, autism and learning difficulties

Mr Michael Ring TD, Minister for Rural and Community Development, has today announced funding of almost €1.5 million to support the continued roll-out of...
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