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Brian Stanley on Covid-19

Laois TD calls on the government to ‘ramp up’ vaccination programme

Laois TD Brian Stanley has called on the government to ramp up the Covid-19 vaccination programme. The latest figures show that 226,291 people have received...

Coronavirus: 29 further deaths and 776 new cases – 15 in Laois

There has been 29 further Coronavirus-related death and 776 new cases according to the figures released by the health authorities this evening. 17 of these...

Concerns raised for asylum seekers from Laois facility following Covid-19 outbreak

Concerns have been raised about asylum seekers in a Laois facility following a Covid-19 outbreak. Around 17 residents of the the Hibernian Direct Provision Centre...

Special Schools return in Laois a success ahead of larger reopening next week

Students and staff of a Laois Special School are delighted to be back in their normal routine of going to school. So says Fr Paddy...

Coronavirus: 35 further deaths and 613 new cases as nursing home cases dramatically fall

There has been 35 further Coronavirus-related death and 613 new cases according to the figures released by the health authorities this evening. 21 of these...

Funding approved for new Respiratory Assessment Unit in Portlaoise Hospital

Funding has been approved for the development of New Respiratory Assessment Unit at the Midland Regional Hospital Portlaoise. The new development will involve a two...

WATCH: New initiative launched to promote reading in young Laois children

A new initiative to promote reading among young children in Laois has been launched. 'Talking Buddies', funded by Sláintecare, has been set up to promote...

Laois students secure Dragons Den funding for their school

Students from St Mary’s CBS, Portlaoise secured €270 in funding to advance their project aimed at making their school more inclusive for visually impaired...
Brian Cowen and John Moloney

John Moloney on Brian Cowen – ‘He was dealt a hand that was so...

The Moloneys from Mountmellick and Cowens from Clara are two of the old stock Fianna Fáil families - ones that can trace their lineage...

Calls for wildflowers to be planted on motorways and primary roads in Laois

A Laois County Councillor has called for wildflowers to be planted along major roads in Laois. Fine Gael Cllrs Aisling Moran says that these would...

Drugs, weapons and cash seized in searches by Laois Gardai

Gardai in Laois made a seizure following a search on Wednesday. As part of their work to tackle anti-social behaviour in Portlaoise, they captures a...

Survey finds 14,000 Laois households could save €2,000 on energy bills by switching provider

Over 14,000 households in Laois are missing out on savings of up to €2,000 in energy costs per year by failing to switch providers,...

Coronavirus: 56 further deaths and 574 new cases as vaccine list redrafted

There has been 56 further Coronavirus-related death and 574 new cases according to the figures released by the health authorities this evening. 31 of these...

Praise for PATH as majority of calls to Laois Covid-19 helpline request food parcels

There was widespread praise for a Laois homelessness charity at Monday's meeting of Laois County Council. In his Management Report, Chief Executive John Mulholland gave...
Calls for heritage sites in Laois to go green for St Patrick's Day

Calls for Laois heritage and tourism sites to go green for St Patrick’s Day

A Laois County Councillor has called for heritage and tourism locations in Laois to turn green for St Patrick's Day. Fine Gael Councillor Mary Sweeney...

Shock and sadness at sudden death of local school head and former Irish rugby...

The death has occurred of Gary Halpin, the former Irish rugby international and the Head of Boarding at local school Cistercian College Roscrea. Mr Halpin...

Potential for ‘2,500 Laois vacant homes’ to be refurbished for families as just one...

There is the potential for up to 2,500 vacant homes in Laois to be refurbished and brought back onto the market for those on...
Laois got the lowest amount of funding from Tourism board

Gardai issue fines after group travel more than ‘100km to visit Rock of Dunamase’

Gardai in Laois issued fines to a group of people who travelled more than 100km to visit the Rock of Dunamase. Portlaoise Gardai encountered the...

Councillors cry foul at new government bill on planning laws

Laois County Councillors have expressed their opposition and disgust at a segment of the new Land Development Bill which is due before the Dail...

CONFIRMED: Taoiseach Micheal Martin extends lockdown until April 5 but outlines the way forward

Ireland will remain in the current Level 5 Covid-19 restrictions until at least April 5, Taoiseach Micheal Martin has announced. The original restrictions were set...

Coronavirus: 45 further deaths and 575 new cases as first case of South African...

There has been 45 further Coronavirus-related death and 575 new cases according to the figures released by the health authorities this evening. 41 of these...

Former Local Election candidate selected to serve on County Council committee

A former Local Election candidate has been selected to serve on a committee of Laois County Council. Naeem Iqbal will represent the Laois Public Participation...
Cllr Aisling Moran and Cllr PAddy Bracken came to blows over the use of quarries in Laois

Testy exchanges as Councillors clash over suggestion to dredge rivers rather than building quarries

"You are off your tree if you think this is practical". Those are the words of Fianna Fail Councillor Paddy Bracken as he hit out...

Wind farm located on Laois border announces eighth Community Gain Scheme

Bord na Móna has announced the launch of the eighth round of funding for its Bruckana Community Gain Scheme. This The wind farm site is...

In Pictures: Laois County Council unveil details of 13 social housing schemes which deliver

Laois County Council Chief Executive John Mulholland has unveiled details of 13 social housing schemes which will deliver 141 new homes by the end...
Michael Egan

‘It’s amazing the impact that teachers have’ says Laois man set to have his...

The influence and importance that teachers have on their students should never be underestimated and this was highlighted recently by Michael Egan, the Killenard...

Coronavirus: One further death and 686 new cases as England plans to lift all...

There has been one further Coronavirus-related death and 686 new cases according to the figures released by the health authorities this evening. Of today’s new...

Two Laois groups awarded funding under Peatlands Community Engagement Scheme

Two Laois groups are to receive more than €14,000 in money through the Funding for Peatlands Community Engagement Scheme. The Abbeyleix Bog Project has been...

Calls for prison sentences for ‘repeat offenders’ as clampdown needed on illegal dumping

"People are sick to the teeth of illegal dumping and the measures in place are not doing anything to deter it". So says the Cathaoirleach...

Laois business to feature on RTE’s Home of the Year competition

Laois business Finline Furniture are one of the most renowned names in the furniture market and one of their designs will feature twice on...