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Laois couple make Sunday Independent 2020 Rich List

The Sunday Independent released the top 250 wealthiest people in Ireland at the weekend and a Laois couple came in on the list at...

John Leahy on a mandate for change, his Renua years and a disappointing campaign

Defeated Laois-Offaly General Election candidate John Leahy has said that left-leaning parties have a mandate to form a Government and that their policies should...

Box by box: How the Birr-Ferbane area voted in Offaly in the 2020 General...

As the fallout continues from the 2020 General Election, we continue our look at how the Laois-Offaly constituency voted. Today we venture across the county...

Newstalk’s Bobby Kerr gets down to business in Laois next weekend

The popular businessman, Dragon, entrepreneur and radio presenter, Bobby Kerr is in town next weekend. Bobby Kerr’s, ‘Your Town Your Main Street’ show has been...

BREAKING: St Patrick’s Day Parade CANCELLED in Portlaoise

The St Patrick's Day parade in Portlaoise has been cancelled by organizers. Citing 'numerous obstacles', PRO Paul Downey has released a statement on behalf of...

Laois man set to appear on latest series of RTE’s Winning Streak

The popular RTE gameshow Winning Streak will have another Laois person on our TV screens this weekend. Mountmellick native Brendan Lynch will become the second...

John Whelan: Can the man they call AK47 be the one to save Labour

It is nothing if not ironic that the man that the Labour Party will most likely chose to save the day in the face...

LIVE BLOG: Laois footballers take on Cavan in Allianz Football League Division 2

Storm Dennis is still raging out there but we are live as the Laois footballers take on Cavan in Round 3 of Division 2...

Property Watch: Five houses in Laois for sale for around €250,000

This week for Property Watch we look at homes in Laois for sale for approximately €250,000. If that sounds like your budget, then we recommend you...

Box by Box: How the Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick area voted in the 2020 General Election

Brian Stanley's dominance across the Laois-Offaly constituency, and in particularly in Laois, was again evident in the Borris-in-Ossory/Municipal District when he took in over...

How the power of prayer was the secret weapon to get Laois-Offaly TD back...

It might be pushing it a bit far to call it a miracle, but the re-election of one local TD last weekend was against...

No regrets as Fianna Fail’s Peter Ormond reflects on election campaign

For Fianna Fail's Peter Ormond, last week's General Election was a new experience. Not only was it his first time going for the Dail, but...

In Pictures: Portarlington celebrates the election of its first TD since 1927

A large crowd of supporters of the newly elected TD for Kildare South, Portarlington resident, Dr Cathal Berry gathered in Portarlington Golf Club on...

Box by Box: How the Graiguecullen-Portarlington area voted in the 2020 General Election

The Graiguecullen-Portarlington Municipal District in Laois voted overwhelmingly in favour of the three outgoing TDs from the county in last weekend's General Election as...

Portlaoise CBS rehearsals in full swing as they gear up for new musical

Portlaoise CBS are in the thick of rehearsals for their new musical. Following on from the success of 'Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat',...

Laois pub sparkles in famous ‘Pub Spy’ in the Sunday World

The ‘Pub Spy’ in the Sunday World is a famous weekly column in one of Ireland’s best-selling newspapers and this week it visited Laois...

Box by Box: How the Portlaoise area voted in the 2020 General Election

As in keeping with how he performed across the Laois-Offaly constituency, Sinn Fein's Brian Stanley got almost double that of his nearest challenger in...

In Pictures: Laois Job Fair a huge success

Over two thousand people attended yesterday’s inaugural Laois Jobs Fair. Hundreds of positions were on offer from more than 35 companies, including Glanbia Cheese, Supermac’s,...

Labour’s Noel Tuohy calls on elected TDs to honour promises on Portlaoise Hospital

Labour Cllr Noel Tuohy has called on those who won election in Laois-Offaly at the General Election to honour the promises they made in...

The Laois Lions Wheelchair Rugby tractor run is back- and its better than ever

The Laois Lions wheelchair rugby charity tractor run is back for 2020 and it is shaping up to be a good one. Taking place on...

In Pictures: Much loved Knockbeg College caretaker retires

Friday, January 31, marked the end of an era for Knockbeg College, as friends and family of Tony Monaghan gathered in The Lord Bagenal...
Cannabis herb valued at €500 was found in the search

Man arrested on Laois border following €250k seizure of cannabis

A man has been arrested on the Laois border following a massive cannabis seizure. €250,000 worth of the drug was found following a search in...

100 bed nursing home for next phase of Portlaoise development

The Maltings and Granary Ltd have applied for planning permission for a state-of-the-art 100 bed nursing home on the Maltings site, Harpur's Lane, Portlaoise. Company...

Laois-Offaly Independent TD Carol Nolan joins new political group

Independent TD Carol Nolan has joined a new political group - the Rural Independent Group. The Offaly native has joined forces with Michael Collins, Michael...

Laois student receives prestigious scholarship following leaving cert results

Durrow native Fionn Whelan was awarded the Ad Astra Scholarship at UCD last week. Fionn attended St. Kieran's College Kilkenny where he achieved the maximum...

New online resource to help young Laois people deal with parental mental health issues

A NEW online resource to help young people deal with parental mental health has been launched across Ireland. The WITH project (Wellbeing In The Home)...

In Pictures: Laois Offaly Garda Youth Awards 2020

The Garda Youth Awards, at Divisional and National level, celebrates outstanding young people aged between 13 and 21 years and recognises the good work...

Glove of famous Catholic Saint coming to Portlaoise

The glove of Padre Pio will be in Portlaoise tomorrow afternoon - Thursday February 13. The clothing item belonging to the famous saint will be...

13 Laois creations in the running at Regional Junk Kouture final

13 Laois outfits need your votes as Junk Kouture Regional final voting begins. Four Laois schools are represented as creations from Scoil Chriost Ri, Heywood...

Laois priest hits out at Pope Francis U-turn on ordaining married men

Laois priest Fr Paddy Byrne has hit out over Pope Francis' decision to do a U-turn on previous plans to allow married men in...
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