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BREAKING: Five new Coronavirus deaths and 38 new cases as Gemma O’Doherty and John...

1,664 people have now died from Coronavirus in Ireland – an increase of five from yesterday. Not all of these people passed away today –...

Laois parish puts plans in place for first ever ‘virtual’ cemetery mass

A Laois parish has put plans in place to host their first ever virtual cemetery mass this week. The Parish Priest of Rathdowney has revealed...

In Pictures: Cans, bottles and other rubbish left behind at popular Laois lake

The good weather recently has seen the lake beside The Heath Golf Club become a hive of activity recently. Groups of people have gathered there...

Laois woman thanks nurses, doctors, family and friends as she wins 49-day hospital battle...

A Laois woman who spent 49 days in hospital fighting Coronavirus has praised the doctors and nurses in both Portlaoise and St James' Hospitals...

Car sales in Laois down 75% in May according to latest industry figures

Car sales in Laois were down 75% in May compared to the same month in 2019, according to the most recent figures issued by...

Coronavirus Daily Noticeboard – Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Latest Figures 1,659 people have now died from Coronavirus in Ireland – an increase of three from yesterday. While there has been a total of 47...

BREAKING: Three new Coronavirus deaths and 47 new cases as Dr Holohan offers advice...

1,659 people have now died from Coronavirus in Ireland – an increase of three from yesterday. Not all of these people passed away today –...

Local TD calls for ‘double standards on social distancing rules’ to be addressed

Independent TD for Laois-Offaly Carol Nolan has said she will be engaging with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Health Simon Harris to seek...

Gardai ‘spat or coughed at’ 88 times since Covid-19 restrictions introduced in April

Members of An Garda Síochána have been spat at or coughed on 88 times since Covid-19 public health guidelines were introduced. Commissioner Drew Harris confirmed...

WATCH: How Laois company CJ Sheeran’s have managed to stay going during the Coronavirus

CJ Sheeran's in Mountrath is Ireland's largest manufacturer of timber pallets with 180 employees across their sites in Laois, Westmeath, Dublin and Mayo. Though they've...

Coronavirus Daily Noticeboard – Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Latest Figures 1,658 people have now died from Coronavirus in Ireland – an increase of eight from yesterday. While there has been a total of 10...

Laois front line nurses get €70,000 donation of cream to help treat skin damage...

The Communications Workers Union (CWU) is to donate €70,000 for the purchase of ‘Propolis’ cream to counter the damaging effects on skin due to...

BREAKING: Eight new Coronavirus deaths but just 10 new cases as leading Irish doctor...

1,658 people have now died from Coronavirus in Ireland – an increase of eight from yesterday. Not all of these people passed away today –...

Laois Macra na Feirme members ‘Shave or Dye’ for Pieta House

A group of Macra na Feirme members from Laois have raised almost €4,000 for Pieta House with a socially distanced fundraisers. With the country's barbers...

Coronavirus: One more death and 77 new cases as communions and confirmations could go...

There has been one further death from Coronavirus and 77 new cases confirmed by the Department of Health. In a statement issued this evening, the...

Popular local amenity closes as hundreds gather over the weekend

A popular local amenity on the Laois-Offaly border has been advised to close due to the large crowds congregating there over the weekend. Derryounce Lakes...

Coronavirus: 2 new deaths and 66 more cases confirmed

The Department of Health have confirmed that a further two people have died from Coronavirus while they have announced 66 new cases. That brings the...

Recalling the legacy of the businessman behind Butler’s Engineering in Portarlington

The 2017 edition of the Portarlington Emigrant Newslatter featured a very interesting article on Pat Butler, the man who founded and built up Butler's...

Two men charged following seizure of €280,000 worth of cocaine in Portlaoise and Kildare

Two men have been charged in court following the seizure of €280,000 worth of cocaine in Portlaoise and Kill in Kildare. Gardaí from the DMR...

Coronavirus: 9 more deaths and 59 cases confirmed in Ireland

The Department of Health have confirmed that a further nine people have died from Coronavirus while they have announced 59 new cases. That brings the...

Laois County Council set to move next monthly meeting out of the chamber

The June meeting of Laois County Council will not take place in the chamber in Portlaoise. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, it would not be possible...

Audiology waiting lists branded a ‘scandal’ by Laois TD

Audiology waiting lists in Laois and Offaly have been branded a 'scandal' by a Sinn Fein TD. Audiology is a branch of science that studies...
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WATCH: Laois hotels outline plans for reopening and hopes for the future

All going to plan, hotels in Laois and all around Ireland will be able to open their doors fully again on July 20 when...

Laois Councillor calls on 5G companies to be made liable for any ill effects...

Laois County Councillor Aisling Moran has called on companies who install and switch on 5G technology to be made liable if there are any...

Coronavirus Daily Noticeboard – Friday, May 29, 2020

Latest Coronavirus figures 1,645 people have now died from Coronavirus in Ireland – an increase of six from yesterday. While there has been a total of...

BREAKING: Six new Coronavirus deaths and just 39 new cases as calls for faster...

1,645 people have now died from Coronavirus in Ireland – an increase of six from yesterday. Not all of these people passed away today –...

‘Low risk scenario’ as Government announce that schools will re-open at the end of...

Taoiseach Leo Vardakar has said that the current government plan will see schools open at the end of August to begin the new school...
Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan made the comments about Portlaoise Hospital last night

Local Laois groups encouraged to apply for share of €5 million CLAR Programme

Laois community groups, schools, clubs, and health organisations are being urged to apply for a share of the €5 million CLAR Programme. This funding has...

WATCH: Laois-based multi-national company on course for July opening

The managing Director of a Laois based multi-national company says that they remain on course for their official opening in July. The Coronavirus outbreak halted...

Tributes paid following sad and sudden passing of Laois man

There is deep sadness in Crettyard following the news that Jimmy Walsh has passed away. A keen athlete, Jimmy was heavily involved in his local...