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Laois stylist named as third runner-up in ‘fantasic’ hairdressing awards

A hair stylist hailing from Laois has come third place runner-up in the Fantastic Junior category at the Alfaparf Milano Fantastic Hairdresser awards 2018. Hayley...

Almost 11,500 Laois people commute to work

In February 2018 the Business Support Unit launched the Laois Commuter Survey with the aim of building a commuter profile detailing the skills, education...

Portlaoise College trio gearing up for Young Scientist competition

Three budding scientists from Portlaoise College have been mixing their love of science and sport to come up with a fascinating idea. The trio have...

An expected 328 jobs to be created in new Portlaoise plant

An expected 78 jobs are to be created in Portlaoise as the new Glanbia Cheese facility opens in Togher. Planning permission was approved for the...

Portlaoise Combat Academy running completely free self-defense classes

Portlaoise Combat Academy are offering free self-defense classes for women every Thursday at 8 pm. They teach you how to get out of any situation...

Average rent prices in Laois approach €1,000

The average advertised rent in Laois is now €915, up 82% from its lowest point - according to Daft.ie. Rents rose nationwide by an average...

In Pictures: John Whelan launches new book celebrating 40 years in journalism

Forty years is a mighty long time and it's that significant milestone that was the inspiration for John Whelan to put together a collection...

Property Watch: Five houses for sale around Portarlington from €100,000 to €200,000

This week's Property Watch is looking at houses in Portarlington, ranging in values from €100,000 to €200,000. The town, which borders both Laois and Offaly has...

Five of Ireland’s most violent criminals set to come to Portlaoise

Five of Ireland's most violent criminals will be moved to the new high security unit in the Midlands prison, Portlaoise. They will be the first...

Well-known Ratheniska family presents €4,700 to Pieta House after death of son Dinny

What a remarkable donation this is. Today, Richie Reid, Julieka Cahill and Lily Reid presented a cheque worth €4,710 to Pieta House, in memory of...

Victim of attempted home burglary launches appeal to catch assailants

Gardaí are searching for three male suspects in a dark grey Audi A4 after they attempted to rob a house with a lone female...

Planning permission sought for solar farm in Rathdowney

Planning permission has been lodged to build a solar farm in  Rathdowney. Vento Ludens Ltd have applied for a five year planning permission at a...

Laois retailer receives top honours at the 2018 Londis retailing awards

One Laois retailer has received top honours at the annual Londis retailing awards. Edel Watchorne of Watchorne’s Londis, Mountmellick, received the accolade in the Sheraton...

Rare artefact sells for €280,000 in Laois auction

Do you know anyone who loves Chinese heirlooms and has a spare €280,000 to spend? Yesterday, a Chinese jade seal was sold at a Laois...

Weather warnings in place for strong winds and heavy rain

Both local and national weather forecasters are issuing warnings about stormy conditions and strong winds taking place over the country today. Midland Weather channel posted...

Laois shines bright at the Midlands customer service awards

Last night, Midlands 103 held their inaugural Customer Service awards at the the Midlands Park Hotel, Portlaoise. Forty businesses were recognised out of an astonishing...

Mountrath Historical Society gearing up for WW1 commemoration to honour Laois men

This Sunday will mark 100 years since the end of World War 1. Records show that over 200,000 Irish men fought in the four year...

More than half of hospital staff in Midlands and Naas don’t get the flu...

A survey conducted with staff in Midland Regional Hospital Portlaoise, Midland Regional Hospital Tullamore and Naas General Hospital has revealed that only 44 percent...

Laois/Offaly should be a hub of future employment and apprenticeships – Stanley

Laois TD Brian Stanley TD has raised issue no longer limiting young people's options for long-term careers and spoke about the value of apprenticeships...

Nominations sought from Laois for Adult Learning STAR Awards

AONTAS, the National Adult Learning Organisation is seeking nominations from adult learning initiatives in Laois for the annual STAR Awards 2019. The Adult Education Survey...
Minister Simon Harris says no decision has been made on Portlaoise Hospital

Facilitator to be appointed to head up consultation in Portlaoise Hospital

A Laois TD has received confirmation from Minister Simon Harris that an external facilitator will be appointed to head up the consultation process on...

Man due in court following attack at knife-point against two people in Portlaoise

One man is due in court this morning following an attack against two people in Portlaoise at the weekend. As a result of Garda investigation,...

Table quiz to be held in aid of Portlaoise Hospital Special Care baby unit

A table quiz is being organised for the Special Care baby unit in the Midland Regional Hospital in Humes Pub on Main Street in Portlaoise...

Portlaoise estate granted 141 new houses

141 new homes have been approved for Portlaoise. An Bord Pleanala has upheld a Laois County Council decision to grant permission for an extra 141...

In Pictures: Two long serving Laois employees retire from Glanbia

Two Laois men with an incredible number of years of service between them have retired from Glanbia recently. Mick Kavanagh and Billy Finane have amassed...

Table quiz, GOAL jersey day and Halloween all a blast for Arles NS

It has been all go in Arles NS recently with a host of different activities going down a treat. A table quiz was held in...

FOUND: Laois couple reunited with glasses lost in London taxi

Well that didn't take long. Just over an hour after we posted a story of a pair of glasses lost in a London taxi over...

Laois man John Whelan launches new book on life in the Christian Brothers, the...

Journalist, editor, author, former Senator, LaoisToday columnist, guest radio presenter John Whelan has added another string to his bow by launching his new book,...

London taxi driver launches appeal to reunite Laois couple with lost glasses

A London taxi driver is trying to do a brilliant thing - reunite a Laois couple with their lost glasses. Damien McGee, whose mother is...

Mother of three Kolbe pupils speaks out about conditions – ‘It’s devastating sending your...

One parent who understands the plight of those involved Kolbe Special School all too well is Louise Dermody. Louise's three children Ethan, Kyle and Alanna...
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