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Voting underway as Nursing Home residents cast their vote in Referendum

This Friday, May 25, the country will be asked to vote on a referendum to repeal or retain the 8th Amendment which protects the...

Summer officially here as forecasters predict Laois temperatures ‘in mid-20s by weekend’

Remember the rain from yesterday? Well it is gone now and things are really set to hot up. After a cool night, forecasters are predicting...

Negotiations taking place with State to take over Portlaoise estate

Laois County Council is in negotiation with the State solicitor’s office over the ownership of a housing estate in Portlaoise, it has emerged. The Portlaoise...

New carpark to be added to hugely popular Laois tourist attraction

Funding has been secured for the building of an additional carpark this year at Glenbarrow, Rosenallis. The funding was announced at the latest Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick municipal...

TV show is looking for young Laois adults living with their parents

If you are a young adult in Laois still living at home with your parents, then the producers of RTE's This Crowded House want...
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Gardai called to remove anti-abortion banner from outside Cumann na mBunscol finals

Gardai were called to O'Moore Park to remove an anti-abortion banner during the Cumann na mBunscol finals last week. The incident happened on Thursday afternoon...
Laois County Council has approved the plan

43 homes repossessed by Laois County Council

Laois County Council has repossessed 43 houses as a result of mortgage arrears between 2010 and September 2017. 16 of these repossessions were forced on...

Renowned singer to speak on mental health in Portarlington

A public meeting on mental health will be held in Portarlington at the end of the month, with renowned singer Senator Frances Black confirmed...

Referendum Watch: Laois/Offaly rejects Right to Life amendment in 1992

With the Referendum on the 8th Amendment just a matter of days away, we look at the how the constituency and country voted on...

Clare IFA grateful for the aid of Laois farmers

At this month's Laois County Executive IFA meeting, members of the Clare IFA attended the meeting to say thanks for the help Laois farmers...

Laois president urges local retailers to attend National Conference

National President of the Convenience Stores and Newsagents Association (CSNA) Ann Martyn is encouraging others to attend the CSNA National Conference in the Fitzpatrick Castle...

Moment in Time: Ballyroan Foroige hosts it first fun day in 2003

In May 2003 Ballyroan Foroige hosted its first ever fun day. Photographer Alf Harvey was on hand to capture the momentous event. Local councillor Mary Sweeney...

Two Laois businesses feature in new book about Irish entrepreneurs

Finline Furniture and Polar Ice are two of the 46 leading Irish businesses featured in Sean Gallagher’s new book Secrets to Success: Inspiring Stories...

Portlaoise Prison wing ‘on lockdown’

Wing C of Portlaoise Prison remains on lockdown this afternoon following concerns for the safety of staff. According to the Irish Independent, the move came...

Wide range of sectors represented at Clonaslee College careers night

On Wednesday night interviewers descended on Clonaslee College for their annual career interview night. Every year, employers from various disciplines are invited to the school...

Popular Laois pub comes on the market

A popular pub in Portarlington has come on the market and is due to be offered for sale next month. The Pint O’Port on Upper...

Lucky Laois winner lands €50k in Prize Bonds draw

So many people have Prize Bonds - and so many people hope of that big pay day. Well one lucky winner from Laois has this...

New housing plan welcomed as popluation increases in Laois village

Preliminary designs have been prepared for social housing at the back of St Kieran's Park in Errill. This is according to a written statement by...

16 new SNAs for Laois schools from this September

Some 16 extra SNAs will be allocated to Laois schools in September, according to Laois TD and Minister for Justice & Equality, Charlie Flanagan. This...

Well-known Laois man completes gruelling Double Ironman challenge

A Double Ironman is not a challenge for the faint-hearted. A 3.8km swim, 180 km cycle and a full 42km marathon. Two days in...

Planned apartment development on Portlaoise convent site

A design document for apartments is currently being prepared for the Presentation Convent site in Portlaoise town centre, it has been confirmed. The monthly meeting...
Footpath updates called on for Raheen Cemetery

“One of the worst footpaths in the county” causing major concern at Raheen Cemetery

The Raheen Cemetery footpath has been called, "one of the worst you will ever see" in the county. The state of affairs has gotten so...

Works on fatal accident black spot will cost ‘a multiple of €200k’

A hazardous accident black spot where three young people were killed will cost, "a multiple of €200,000" to make safe, according to a senior...
The Laois minor hurling team has been named

Laois minor hurling team named for clash with Dublin

The Laois minor hurling team to take on Dublin in the Leinster championship on Saturday has been named - and it shows two changes...
Dumping in Laois has become an epidemic one Cllr has claimed

Those involved in dumping ‘epidemic’ should be ‘named and shamed’

Local councillors have called the ongoing dumping at Eglish Grogan, Rathdowney, an 'epidemic'. The statement was made both cllr James Kelly and cllr John King...
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to a hit and run

New Garda recruitment drive to add 1,600 to the force launched

The Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan TD, has announced the launch of this year’s recruitment campaign for new members of An Garda...

Award winning Laois garden designer returns to Bloom festival

Brian Burke will be returning to this year's Bloom festival, which lasts from Thursday May 31 to Monday June 4 in Dublin's Phoenix Park. Brian...

Second meeting called in bid to save popular Laois festival

Rosenallis's annual Festival of the Mountain is facing a "do or die" situation, as it may not take place for the first time ever...

Ponies with ‘the mange’ and horses trespassing all over Portarlington

Laois County Councillors have told how horses in various states of neglect are trespassing in various parts of Portarlington. The Tidy Towns organisation in the...

Safety concerns over traffic parking associated with local Mosque

Residents of an estate in Portlaoise have raised “serious issues” in relation to parking there, some of which is associated with the Muslim Centre...
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