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Portlaoise Tidy Towns receives national award for work at Old St Peter’s Graveyard

The committee of Portlaoise Tidy Towns has received an award in recognition of their tremendous work in the conservation of Old St Peter’s Graveyard...
Sports Grant

In Pictures: Workshop held after record €3.5 million Sports Capital grant awarded to Laois...

A record €3.5 million under the Sports Capital Projects scheme has been given to a total of 61 Laois Sports Clubs. The funding will benefit...

In Pictures: Couch to 50km Cycle a huge success for Laois Cycling Club

Around 20 people who had little previous cycling experience completed Laois Cycling Club’s Couch to 50km Cycle over the weekend in a successful programme...
Wool as insulation

Local Minister welcomes report that will ‘promote Irish wool domestically and internationally’

The publication of the Wool Feasibility Report was welcomed by Laois Offlay based Minister Pippa Hackett recently. Wool is a sustainable, organic, renewable natural material...
Raymond Dunne Bench

In Pictures: Memorial bench for much loved Laois man unveiled on one year anniversary

Today marks the one year anniversary of Raymond Dunne's passing and a lovely event in his memory was held over the weekend. Raymond 'Ray' Dunne,...
Dunamase College

Extension of six new classrooms approved for Laois secondary school

A Laois secondary school has been given approval to proceed with an extension to their existing building. Minister for State at the Department of Finance,...
The number of carers in Laois is on the rise

Local TD calls on government to ‘consider removing means test conditions for family carers’

A local Independent TD fully supports Family Carers Ireland (FCI) in its call for a complete overhaul of the Carer’s Allowance scheme which would...
Gardaí

Gardai launch investigation after man in his 60s seriously assaulted and robbed from in...

Gardaí in Carlow are investigating an aggravated burglary that happened on Saturday, July 2, in Graiguecullen. At around 11pm, a man in his 60s was...
Maria Walsh Aisling Moran EU

Laois Councillor calls for gap to be bridged between Ireland and EU following Brussels...

Laois County Councillor Aisling Moran was in Brussels last week as a guest of west of Ireland MEP, Maria Walsh. Fine Gael Cllr Moran travelled...
Sinead Grehan Iridium HR

Business Briefing: Setting up a HR business in Laois, recent news and upcoming events

Laois Chamber CEO, Caroline Hofman, caught up with Laois Chamber member Sinéad Grehan, founder of Iridium HR based in Portlaoise.  When was Iridium HR established,...
Portlaoise Hospital

Changes to Emergency Department at Portlaoise Hospital to come into effect this monthnth

There will be a new access point to the Emergency Department at the Midlands Regional Hospital in Portlaoise from next week. "Members of the public...
Mountmellick Cumann na mBan

Laois Cumann na mBan exhibition to open in Mountmellick this week

An exhibition on Laois Cumann na mBan will be launched in Mountmellick Library this Tuesday, July 5, at 7.30pm. The exhibition was curated by...
Church Avenue house Stradbally

Laois housing development back on track following government intervention

31 new social houses will be available at Church Avenue, Stradbally, by early in the New Year. So says Fianna Fail TD Sean Fleming and...
domestic violence

Calls for Laois domestic violence centre to be established reiterated following government announcement

Calls for a domestic violence refuge centre to be constructed in Laois have been reiterated following a government announcement. Just last week, a Council meeting...
Dail

Local TD labels government’s rejection of Sinn Fein emergency budget as ‘disappointing’

A local TD has labelled the government's decision to vote down a Sinn Fein proposal for an emergency budget as 'disappointing'. Brian Stanley made the...

Fundraiser launched for daughters of Laois father following aggressive Motor Neurone Disease diagnosis

A GoFundMe has been launched for Jonathan McCowen, a Portarlington dad with an aggressive form of Motor Neuron disease. In August last year Jonathan McCowen...
Laois Business Awards

11 categories as new Laois Business Awards are officially launched

The new Laois Business Awards, organised by Laois Chamber, will take place at a black-tie event later this year. In all 11 category winners will...
Clonminam Business Park

Laois company purchases land from County Council for €400,000 in Portlaoise

A Laois company's proposal to purchase a site from Laois County Council for €396,400 was approved at a meeting recently. Oxley Electrical and Security Ltd...
Eileen Brennan

In Pictures: Laois school open garden in honour of retired caretaker following 40 years...

Mayo National School in Crettyard celebrated the opening of "Eileen's Garden" with a lovely service on June 27. The outdoor classroom is a tribute to...
laois arthouse

In Pictures: 2022 Annual Laois Arthouse event with Tom McLean a big success

The Laois Arthouse hosted artist Tom McLean who led a four-day Masterclass Art Programme entitled Construct/Deconstruct for adults recently. This took place in the beautiful...

Wide range of events and digital projects planned in Laois for National Heritage Week...

One of Ireland’s largest annual cultural events, National Heritage Week from August 13-21, makes a full return to in-person events this year. Participation in National...
Community Employment Scheme

Laois TD and local senator welcome ‘positive reform’ for Community Employment in Laois

Major reforms to Community Employment, Tús and the Rural Social Scheme are set to reform the sector, a Laois TD has said. Fine Gael's Charlie...

War of Independence medal posthumously awarded to Laois man 101 years after his death

A War of Independence medal has been posthumously awarded to a Laois man 101 years after his death. Lieutenant (LT) John Byrne of The Irish...
de la salle brothers cemetry

De La Salle Brothers in Castletown set to hold first Cemetery Day since 2017

Since the De La Salle Brothers last held their Day of Remembrance or Cemetery Day in 2017, twenty-five Brothers have gone to their eternal...

Project development plan sought for Portarlington says local Councillor

Fianna Fail Cllr Eddie Fitzpatrick says the Offaly side of Portarlington is seeking to secure funding under the town and village renewal scheme. The funds...
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Criminal Assets Bureau seize vehicles, watches and cash in raids at 15 locations including...

The Criminal Assets Bureau conducted a search operation in Kildare, Waterford, Laois and Dublin today - Wednesday June 29. The search operation was conducted by...

120-acre residential farm in Laois sold by online auction for €1.34 million

A 120-acre residential farm in Laois netted a cool €1.34 million at an online auction recently. The farm in question was Avenue Farm in Camross...
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Laois Libraries present the final of their three-part series of online talks on Revolutionary...

Revolutionary War, the final in their three-part series of online talks on Revolutionary Laois, is set to take place this week. The series was organised...
EMBRACE Farm Main

In Pictures: Full house at Embrace Farm Ecumenical Remembrance Service

The 9th Embrace FARM Annual Ecumenical Remembrance Service took place on Sunday June 26 at the Church of the Most Holy Rosary in Abbeyleix. Embrace...
John Delaney Ronald McDonald

More than €5,000 raised as Laois brothers complete fundraising walk for Ronald McDonald House

A pair of Laois brothers have completed a fundraising walk in aid of the Ronald McDonald House in Crumlin’s Children’s Hospital. Crettyard brothers, Ciaran and...