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Election Diary: Campaign launch, political rejuvenation pledge and cyber security potential

It is less just under three months until the Elections and our eighth Election Diary is now here. We look at the latest political pieces...

Funeral details announced for former Knockbeg student and teacher following sad passing

The funeral details have been announced for James Griffin who passed away unexpectedly last weekend. The former Knockbeg College student and teacher, from Tullow in...

‘€250,000’ footpath not granted for Laois community

Works for a new footpath in Mountmellick that could cost €250,000 has not been granted due to the high cost for the 400 metre...

Laois toddler Mary-Claire set to travel to Holland to get life-saving treatment

Laois toddler Mary Claire Knowles is one step closer to getting possible life-saving treatment from the 90 or so seizures she has suffered in...

Portarlington shop set to host 16th consecutive coffee morning for Daffodil Day

Fifty Seven Boutique in Portarlington is holding its 16th consecutive Annual Daffodil Coffee Morning this year – with the latest event taking place this...

Election Diary: World Down Syndrome Awareness Day, broadband issues and a female bootcamp

It is less just under three months until the Elections and our eighth Election Diary is now here. We look at the latest political pieces...

Gardaí investigating circumstances of death of man in rural Laois area

Gardai have launched an investigation after a man in his 40s was found dead in Wolfhill in Laois this evening. Close to 100 members of...

In Pictures: Laois secondary school launch their own radio station

This is a very exciting initiative. Portlaoise College’s Transition Year students have launched their own radio station. Under the name of CPLR (Coláiste Portlaoise Local Radio),...
Gardaí are on the scene following the incident

A serious road traffic accident has occured near Laois border

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses following a serious road traffic collision one mile from Ballinabranagh village, Carlow. Gardaí and emergency services are currently at the...

Laois producer wins Royal Television Society Award

A Laois woman has climbed her way to amazing success in the UK's television industry, which was highlighted at last night's Royal Television Society...

Tributes paid following sad passing of well-known Laois woman

The death has taken place of Mrs Mary Daly from Portlaoise. She was 92 years of age. Mrs Daly is the mother of Fianna Fail...

Homeless man sleeping on the streets of Portlaoise fears being moved back to Dublin

A homeless man sleeping on the streets of Portlaoise fears being moved back to Dublin. David, who would prefer not to give out his surname,...

HSE won’t disclose if staff are liable for Portlaoise baby deaths

The HSE are refusing to say if a review has shown staff had liability in cases of avoidable baby deaths at Portlaoise Hospital, according to...

Update on impact of fire beside Portarlington train station

Yesterday a fire broke out in a building adjacent to Portarlington railway station, causing extensive disruption for commuters and damage to part of the...

Durrow Development Forum and Cignal agree to seek telecoms pole relocation

Durrow Development Forum (DDF) and Cignal are pleased to confirm that an agreement has been reached in relation to relocating the telecommunications pole recently...

In Pictures: Portlaoise CBS students recall ‘life changing’ Zambia trip

The students from Portlaoise CBS who took part in the Zambia Immersion Project have described their two weeks on the African continent as a...

Laois woman celebrates St Patrick’s Day with United Nations reception in New York

One Laois woman spent her St Patrick's Day preparations a little differently to most, as she mixed with high-profile UN officials, Ambassadors and key...

Laois hairdresser shines with All Star award at national competition

A Portlaoise man and a Rathdowney hair salon walked away with an All Star award from Croke Park recently. The Hair House Salon in Rathdowney,...

Car stopped doing almost 180 km/h outside Portlaoise found with €2k of cocaine

A driver caught doing 174 km/h on the motorway outside Portlaoise today was found to have a large volume of cocaine with him in...

UPDATE: Fire has broken out beside Portarlington train station

A fire has broken out in a building adjacent to Portarlington railway station. Emergency services including ambulances, three fire brigades and Gardaí are now at...

Tributes paid to ‘wonderful character’ Mick Murray following sad passing

Tributes have been paid to 'wonderful character' Michael (Mick) Murray of Glenbrook, Ballyroan, who passed away on St Patrick's Day, Sunday, March 17. Mick founded...

Laois business hits out at potential ‘pyjama-wearing’ customers

Yikes. A Laois hairdressers has made a stirring and highly amusing status on social media regarding potential customers who might like to wear their pyjamas in...

Spink Comhaltas set to host concert in memory of much loved Abbeyleix man

Spink Comhaltas and friends are set to host a fundraising concert on Saturday March 30 in the Manor Hotel, Abbeyliex. This event will see live...

The confirmed list of candidates in the running in Ireland South for the European...

The European Elections are coming fast down the tracks at us - and will be held on the same day as the Local Elections,...

In Pictures: Aiming to get the county squeaky clean for Clean Up Laois week

Clean up Laois Week is back and bigger than ever for its 16 year running.  Taking place from Monday 8 to Friday 12 April, it...

In Pictures: Laois Age Friendly purchase 500 timer plugs to prevent crime

Laois Age Friendly Programme in association with An Garda Siochana Crime Prevention Office has purchased 500 Timer Plugs as a crime prevention measure. The timer...
The Garda helicopter was in Stradbally last night

Garda helicopter spotted in Laois as ‘house raided’

The Garda helicopter has been spotted in the skies over Portlaoise this afternoon. LaoisToday understands that it is providing assistance to Gardai who are carrying...

Shock and sadness as former Knockbeg student and teacher passes away suddenly

There is deep sadness and shock this morning with the news that a former Knockbeg College student and teacher has passed away suddenly. James Griffin,...

In Pictures: Rathdowney turns out in style for their St Patrick’s Day parade

Brought to you in association with Joe Mallon Motors, Portlaoise As ever, Rathdowney's St Patrick's Day held their high standards and equally high spirits. A superb...

In Pictures: World champion Doheny the star attraction as Portlaoise parade proves a big...

Brought to you in association with Joe Mallon Motors, Portlaoise World champion boxer TJ Doheny was a special guest of honor at the Portlaoise St...
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