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Coronavirus: Two further deaths and 514 new cases as vaccine delivery breaks daily record...

There have been a further two Coronavirus-related deaths and 514 new cases according to figures released this evening. Of the cases notified today: 259 are...
Rebecca Asthma

‘Don’t Underestimate Asthma’: Laois girl speaks on National Asthma Week

A Laois girl has explained her daily struggle with severe asthma to mark National Asthma week. Portarlington girl Rebecca Houlihan spoke to Paul Downey on...

Coronavirus: One further death and 408 new cases as EU agree deal for extra...

There has been one further Coronavirus-related deaths and 408 new cases, according to figures released by the health authorities today. The Department are no longer...

More than 1,300 in babies in Laois still waiting on crucial development checks

The HSE has confirmed that 1,343 babies in Laois are still waiting on their 9-11 month developmental check. According to local Fianna Fail Senator Fiona...

In Pictures: Laois U-20 hurlers raise funds for Pieta House with Darkness Into Light...

In normal times, social media on this Saturday would be awash with pictures of being getting up early and going for a run or...

Weekend Read: Treo Nua Portlaoise Resource Centre – a decade of community work

The Treo Nua Portlaoise Resource Centre was set up in Laois ten years ago and has grown immensely over the last decade. The facility, located...
Joe Vicky Phelan

Laois expat commended for fantastic deed by Vicky Phelan

Laois man Joe O'Donnell has been commended for doing a fantastic deed for Vicky Phelan by the woman herself. Joe has been living in San...

HSE announce free walk-in Covid-19 test centre to open in Laois next week

The HSE has announced that a free walk-in Covid-19 test centre will open in Laois next week. St Fintan's Hospital in Portlaoise will be the...

Concern raised over the ‘state’ of railway bridge in Laois town

Concern has been raised in Portarlington over the shocking disrepair of the Railway building at the station. According to Fianna Fail senator Fiona O'Loughlin, the...

Coronavirus: Four further deaths and 434 new cases as Laois rate remains low

There have been four further Coronavirus-related deaths and 434 new cases, according to figures released by the health authorities today. With less than five new...

Search launched to find Laois’s Unsung Heroes with cash prizes up for grabs

Laois-based MACE stores are offering people the opportunity to share in a prize-fund of €10,000 in a community initiative whereby customers and the public...
Disabled Persons Grant

€1 million in funding for Laois secured for Disabled Persons Grant Scheme

€1,031,693 in funding has been secured for the Disabled Persons Grant Scheme in Laois and Improvement Works In Lieu of social housing scheme (IWILs). The...
Rachel Scully sustainability

Laois primary school teacher publishes children’s book on sustainability

A Laois based primary school teacher has published a children's book on sustainability. Monasterevin native Rachel Scully, who now lives in Vicarstown, is working as...
Post Offices

Laois’s remaining post offices ‘must be protected’

Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley says that the remaining post offices in Laois 'must be protected' in order to prevent further closures. He has welcomed...
Brian Stanley on Covid-19

Laois TD highlights housing and rental crisis in the county and hits out at...

Laois TD Brian Stanley has highlighted was he says is the housing and rental 'crisis' that exists in the county. Speaking on Sinn Féin’s housing...

Coronavirus: 8 further deaths and 393 new cases as HSE writes to hospitals to...

There have been 8 further Coronavirus-related deaths and 393 new cases, according to figures released by the health authorities today. Of the deaths notified today...

Laois Gardai involved Criminal Assets Bureau raids in the Midlands

Gardai from Portlaoise were involved in a Criminal Assets Bureau Search Operation involving three raids in the Midlands today. Two residential addresses and a property...

Laois man claims €250,000 prize following recent Lotto win

A Laois man has claimed his quarter of a million euro prize following his recent Lotto win. The man, who wishes to remain anonymous, scooped...

‘Groundbreaking’ new Climate Action Walk set for Abbeyleix

A ground-breaking new Climate Action Walk for Abbeyleix will be launched online on Saturday May 15. The walk is an end of residency project by...
SOSAD Mental Health

First acts confirmed for major community variety show in aid of new mental health...

Laois’s newest mental health charity are putting together their first fundraiser - and it is already shaping up to be a very entertaining night. SOSAD...
Competitive Start fund

The Competitive Start Fund ‘could create the next start-up success story in Laois’

The Competitive Start Fund could create the next start-up success story in Laois - so says TD Charlie Flanagan. Deputy Flanagan was speaking as Damien...

Coronavirus: Seven further deaths and 418 new cases as Varadkar hopes most restrictions lifted...

There have been seven further Coronavirus-related deaths and 418 new cases, according to figures released by the health authorities today. 5 of these occurred in...
Wind Farm

Laois County Council reject planning application for new wind farm

Laois County Council has refused to grant planning permission for a new wind farm in the county. Norwegian company Statkraft had applied to build eight...
Irish Water Ballyroan

Warm welcome for Irish Water decision to upgrade wastewater treatment plant in Laois village

Ballyroan wastewater treatment plant has now been selected for upgrade as part of the Small Towns and Villages Growth Programme, Irish Water and Laois...

Deep sadness following the passing ‘incredibly caring’ Laois woman

There is deep sadness in Laois today following the passing of Áine Purcell. Mrs Purcell, who is from Ballyfin, passed away peacefully on Tuesday May...
Flanagan AIT

First ever Technological University announced for the Midlands

Laois/Offaly Fine Gael TD, Charlie Flanagan, has today welcomed the establishment of a new Technological University in the Midlands following confirmation from his colleague...

Planning permission sought for 99 new homes and a creche in Laois village

A major housing development is on the cards for a Laois village. Plans have been submitted to Laois County Council to construct 99 new homes...

Laois County Council urged to apply for funding to help towns and villages post-Covid

Laois County Council has been urged to apply for funding for projects to help revitalise towns and villages after Covid-19. The call was made by...

Two Laois towns among 68 to have sewage monitored for Covid-19

A National SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Wastewater Surveillance Programme is set to begin this month, and two Laois towns are taking part. Portlaoise and Portarlington are among...
Coronavirus updates

Coronavirus: Two further deaths and 383 new cases as nursing home visits to be...

There have been two further Coronavirus-related deaths and 383 new cases, according to figures released by the health authorities today. With less than five new...