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Fianna Fail choose successor for vacant Portlaoise seat following death of Jerry Lodge

Fianna Fail have selected Pauline Madigan to fill the vacant Laois County Council seat left vacant following the death of the long-serving Jerry Lodge...

Proposal for redevelopment of Abbeyleix Hospital underway- Fleming

Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee Sean Fleming, has received information from the HSE regarding Abbeyleix Hospital. The Laois TD said he raised the issue...

Work on new ring road in Portlaoise to begin next week as contracts are...

Work will begin next week in Portlaoise on the new link road that will connect the Timahoe Road to the Abbeyleix Road after a...

Deep sadness in Graiguecullen as young girl loses battle with cancer

Tributes have been paid to young Graiguecullen girl Heather Cowan who tragically lost her battle with cancer this week. Heather was in sixth class in...

Laois primary school planning extension

A primary school in Mountmellick has applied for planning permission to expand. The Board of Management of The Rock National School, Mountmellick, intend to apply...

BREAKING: Huge crash on outskirts of Laois town

A massive car crash has occured on the New Road from Portlaoise to Timahoe. The crash happened at the T-junction on the busy road out...

Plans to tackle waiting list crisis in Laois

Sinn Fein TD Brian Stanley has said “There isn't a family in the State that has not been affected by the current crisis of...

Gardai urge young men to “Use Your Brain, Not Your Fists”

An Garda Síochána has appealed to young men to "Use Your Brain Not Your Fists” and think of the consequences for themselves and others...

In Pictures: Laois’s lap of luxury set to launch new €2,000 cottage

Laois's very own 5-star hotel has expanded it's luxury accommodation options to include a beautiful old cottage, priced at a tremendous €2,000 a night. The...
Mark Doheny perfectly describes how Laois all deal with the sunshine

Weekend scorcher on the cards again as temperatures set to rise

For the second successive weekend, the lovely people at Met Eireann are predicting another scorcher. Our weather this week could be described as 'grand'. There has...

Laois family are proud owners of the Centra Store of the Year

Cullahill natives, Joe and Diane Deegan managed to scoop the ‘Centra Store of the Year’ award for 2018. Deegan's Centra, which is located just across the...

BREAKING: Massive Lotto winning ticket sold in Laois

People in the Abbeyleix area have been asked to check their Lotto tickets after a shop sold a winning ticket tonight. Supervalu in Abbeyleix sold a...

In Pictures: ‘Go Fly your Kite’ Art Camp a huge success

The Arts Office Laois County Council organized the 'Go Fly your Kite' Art Camp which took place in the Heritage House Abbeyleix recently. The workshops...

Laois woman represents Ireland for an editorial position at top international publishers

We could a have future Pulitzer Prize winner hailing from county Laois. Portlaoise woman Namra Amir is the only Irish person to make a shortlist from...

‘I am definitely going to give it serious consideration’ – Liam O’Neill speaks about...

Former GAA president and Laois man Liam O’Neill says that he has major considersations to think of before officially announcing his intentions in relation...

€40 million to be provided for disadvantaged groups from the Dormant Accounts Action Plan...

It has been announced that a sum from a pot of €40 million will be made available for supporting disadvantaged people and communities here in...

The unsigned contract for the National Broadband Plan angers TD

There was strongly voiced discontent towards the lack of progressive movement on the National Broadband Plan from a South Kildare TD. Fianna Fáil TD for...

Laois needs new sources of drinking water as water levels hit record low

Irish Water is looking for new sources of drinking water in Laois. This comes as an Environmental Protection Agency report on supplies across the country...

Laois man to consider running for the Aras

Former GAA president Liam O'Neill has said he is considering challenging Michael D Higgins and entering the presidential race which will be decided by...

Prime Portlaoise town centre site gets new zoning status

The potential of the Maltings Site in Portlaoise was highlighted with its change of zoning in the draft Portlaoise Local Area Plan this week. The...

In Pictures: Camross CCE sweep the boards at Leinster Fleadh

Camross Comhaltas Ceoltori Eireann won 10 individual Leinster titles and one ceili band title over the weekend. The sweeping success was achieved by the local...

In Pictures: Laois libraries welcome a very special Dublin dragon

Mystical dragon 'Gringer the Whinger' has had a massive impression on the children of Laois as he made a very magical visits to Holy...

Irish Grain Growers seek derogation on use of cover crops to alleviate fodder crisis

There has been a huge fodder shortage for animals for the majority of this year. There is little sign of the shortage letting up, ensuring...

Woodenbridge Paddlers Erkina river festival enjoys a wave of success

Woodenbridge Paddlers celebrated 20 years of existence in style with their Erkina River Fest recently. Events kicked off at the Woodenbridge on Sunday June 30. The...

Council agrees to zone extra Portlaoise land for housing

An additional 18 hectares of land have been zoned residential under the draft Portlaoise Local Area Plan which could allow for an additional 5-600...

Tour de Picnic gearing up for its tenth year

There's less than 2 months to go before 55,000 picknickers will descend on Stradbally Hall for the 14th Electric Picnic. If you're stuck for a...

Laois farmers are in the top ten Basic Payment earners

Farmers in Laois are in the top ten earners for average payments in the country under the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS). The Farming Independent revealed...

Man who tragically drowned in Spanish lake named as Portlaoise teen

A 19-year-old who tragically drowned in a Spanish lake over the weekend has been named. According to the Irish Independent, 19-year-old Joshua Osahon disappeared on Saturday...

CAB investigating suspected Laois criminals

The Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) is currently investigating two suspected criminals in Laois. A further 7 preliminary investigations are underway on people in the county...

Dramatic rise of thefts in Laois

Thefts in Laois jumped from 75 up to 132 in the last three months, when compared with the second quarter of 2017, latest garda...
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