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‘Laois School Dental Scheme is broken’ says Laois TD as more than 1,500 children...

The HSE is failing children by not providing them with their statutory entitlement of routine dental screening in schools, says a Laois TD. According to...
St Peter and Paul's Cemetery Portlaoise

Special meeting called as issues with toilets, thefts, footpaths and trees persist at Portlaoise...

A special meeting between Portlaoise County Councillors, Council officials and members of the Portlaoise Cemetery committee is to be organised to tackle a range...
The 'Into the West' Mural launch at the Old Cinema, Portarlington was part of Cruinniú na nÓg; a national day of free creativity for children and young people. L-R, Darren Warren (artist assistant); ADW, mural artist; Portarlington local, Sadie Hainsworth, who played the role of a cleaner in the film, Muireann Ni Chonaill, Arts Office Laois Co. Council; and actor Rúaidhrí Conroy who played 'Tito' in the film.

Laois allocated more than €175,000 for Creative Ireland local authority projects

Laois County Council have been allocated €175,161 for Creative Ireland local authority projects. This partnership between the Government Departments and Local Authorities is being enabled...
ATM

Months after losing Bank of Ireland branch, Laois town secures new ATM

The town of Durrow is set to get a brand new ATM - a few months after it lost its Bank of Ireland branch. In...
Mary Sweeney Fine Gael

Fine Gael lay out the process for filling council seat left vacant by Mary...

Fine Gael members in the Portlaoise Municipal District will decide at an online convention early next month who will fill the Laois County Council...
Midlands Regional Hospital Portlaoise

‘Great news for Portlaoise Hospital’ as senior dietitian for diabetic services set to be...

The HSE has confirmed that a recruitment process to hire a senior dietitian for diabetic services in Portlaoise Hospital is underway. So says Sinn Fein...
Luke Carroll, Courtney Chambers Mountrath CS

Two Mountrath Community School projects among 500 at BT Young Scientist Exhibition this year

Due to Covid, the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition 2022 was held virtually this year. However, that did not stop over 500 projects from...

Gardai arrest man aged in his 30s on suspicion of the murder of Ashling...

Gardai have announced that they have arrested a man aged in his 30s on suspicion of the murder of Ashling Murphy. The 23-year-old Offaly primary...
Farming

Laois farmers invited to share their views about the future of farming

Ifac, the farming, food and agribusiness professional services firm, is encouraging Laois farmers to complete its Farm Survey and have their say about what’s...
Martyn's Centra and Dunnes Stores Rathdowney Lotto

Two Laois shops sell big winning tickets in €19 million weekend Lotto draw

Two Laois shops sold winning Lotto tickets of €36,687 each in Saturday's draw where the jackpot of €19 million was won. 149 players had five...
Michael Butler

Laois Association Dublin pay tribute following sad passing of their secretary

The Laois Association Dublin has paid tribute following the sad passing of their secretary Michael Butler. Abbeyleix man Michael died in St Vincent's Hospital after...
At the 10th. Anniversary of Portlaoise Enterprise Centre , were: Clr. Padraig Fleming ( Cathaoirleach Laois Co. Council ), Patricia Frayne (Centre Co-ordinator ), John Mulholland ( CEO Laois Co Council ), Evelyn Reddin ( Head of Enterprise LEO ) andBrian Ogilvie ( Chair, Board of Directors ).

Local Enterprise Office clients created 106 new jobs across Laois in 2021

106 new jobs were created across Laois in 2021 by 138 small businesses supported by the Local Enterprise Office (LEO). An Tánaiste and Minister for...
Aishling Murphy

Laois hairdressers set to host Women’s Aid fundraiser in memory of Aisling Murphy

A Laois hair and beauty salon is planning a fundraiser for Women's Aid in memory of the late Ashling Murphy. The 23-year-old Offaly primary school...
Heating

‘Damning poll finds more than half of adults have not heated their homes due...

Independent TD for Laois-Offaly Carol Nolan has described the findings of a recent Amarach poll on the actions people have taken in response to...
ND Audit & Advisory (

Business Briefing: Noel Delaney on ND Audit & Advisory, business supports and upcoming events

The LaoisToday Business Briefing is brought to you in association with Laois Chamber. Interested in joining Laois Chamber? Visit www.laoischamber.ie or e-mail info@laoischamber.ie . Finline Furniture honour long-standing...
Brian Stanley

Resignation of entire Disabled Drivers Medical Scheme Appeals Board ‘gravely concerning’ says Laois TD

Sinn Fein TD Brian Stanley has expressed grave concern at news that the entire Disabled Drivers Medical Scheme Appeals Board has resigned. According to Deputy...
Kieran McEvoy Laois IFA

Laois farmer elected as chairperson of IFA national grain committee

Emo-based farmer Kieran McEvoy has been elected as chairman of the IFA's national grain committee. The tillage farmer, who has been Laois IFA grain chairman...
Tom Looby RIP Portlaoise

Sadness in Portlaoise at the death of Tom Looby

The death occurred of Tom Looby last week, a well-known man in Portlaoise who had the distinction of winning Laois senior hurling medals in...
Alison Dyer Miss Laois

Search launched for Miss Laois in the 75th year of the Miss Ireland event

Diamonds are forever for the Miss Ireland Organisation as this year marks its 75th Jubilee of the competition with plans for the largest and...
Aishling Murphy

Laois Book of Condolences opened for murdered teacher Aishling Murphy as Portlaoise vigil to...

A Book of Condolences has been opened in Laois County Council and a vigil will be held in Portlaoise today for Aishling Murphy, the...
Michael Scully Portlaoise CBS

In Pictures: Well-wishes paid as long serving Laois teacher retires

A Laois school has paid tribute to one of their longest serving teachers following his retirement recently. Michael Scully, a construction studies teacher, retired from...
Pete Corcoran RIP

End of an era in Courtwood and Rath community following death of Pete Corcoran

This week marked the end of an era in the small rural areas of Courtwood and Rath following the death of Pete Corcoran, one...
Charlie Flanagan and Stephen Donnelly

‘Cost for antigen tests is too high’ says Laois TD who calls on Health...

Laois TD Charlie Flanagan has called on the Minister for Health to provide free antigen tests to 'hard pressed families'. The Fine Gael TD has...
John Woods Durrow

Sadness in Durrow at the death of John Woods

There was sadness in Durrow this week with the passing of John Woods, proprietor of the renowned Woods Bakery in the town for a...
David Kerr Lake Ballyfin

WATCH: Laois farmer’s brand new lake set to feature on popular RTE show tonight

A Laois farm is set to feature on a popular RTE One TV show this evening. The latest episode of Ear To The Ground, which...
Portlaoise Hospital

Approval granted for major new extension to Portlaoise Hospital

Planning permission has been granted for a new 2 and 3 storey extension to Portlaoise Hospital, TD Sean Fleming has confirmed. The proposed development includes...
The number of carers in Laois is on the rise

Figures expose ‘shocking’ shortage of home carers in Laois says local TD

Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley has called on the government to act urgently to ensure carers are available to assist people who need home...
Borris-In-Ossory

Ghost estate in Laois village set to be completed as permission granted for 26...

Laois County Council have confirmed that planning permission has been granted for 26 new houses in Borris-In-Ossory. Private developer M&M Holdings has been granted permission...
Abbeyleix Bog

Peatlands communities urged to apply for share of €500,000 funding scheme

The Peatlands Community Engagement Scheme for 2022 is now open and groups are being urged to make applications. The Peatlands Community Engagement Scheme is administered...
Stephen Donnelly

CONFIRMED: Health Minister announces new Covid-19 close contact rules to come into force from...

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has announced changes to Ireland’s self-isolation and restriction of movement rules following a Government meeting today. For a period of...