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Laois-Offaly General Election 2020 candidate in the hunt for Seanad seat after 15 counts

The Seanad elections are ongoing at the moment and the counts for the different electoral districts are underway. A total of 43 senators will be...

BREAKING: Coronavirus cases in Ireland go above 3,000 and 17 more deaths

A total of 325 new cases of Coronavirus have been diagnosed in Ireland today. This is an increase on the 2,910 cases from yesterday and...

Deep sadness at passing of much-loved Darragh Fennell

The sad death has occurred of Darragh Fennell who lived in Ballyroan but was originally from Coote Street in Portlaoise. From the large and well-known...

Studying during Coronavirus: Scoil Chriost Ri student on prepping for state exams in a...

The Coronavirus pandemic is affecting almost every aspect of our lives at the moment. Bar those working in essential services, the rest of the population...

Death occurs of Laois priest who served as Monsignor in Dublin diocese

The death has occurred of Monsignor John Fitzpatrick, a Mountrath man who worked in the Dublin diocese for many years but who had retired...

Gardai investigating as shots fired at house in Athy

Gardaí have arrested three men following shots being fired at a house in the White Castle Lawns area of Athy on Monday night. At approximately...

Burglaries in Errill and Ballybrophy, suspicious behaviour in Stradbally and serious speed on M7

A driver was detected doing an alarming 174 km/h on the M7 in Laois, more than 50km/h above the speed limit. The driver then failed...

Laois parish launches weekly online lunchtime concert

This is a brilliant idea and it starts today. The Coronavirus has changed life as we know it and one Laois parish is certainly moving...

Coronavirus Daily Update – Monday, March 30, 2020

Due to the sheer volume of notices in relation to the Coronavirus, we can’t do an individual story on each one. So we are compiling...

BREAKING: 295 new cases of Coronavirus in Ireland and eight more deaths

A total 295 of new cases of Coronavirus have been diagnosed in Ireland today. This is an increase on the 2,615 cases from yesterday and...

‘Discipline in the community is so necessary … we can play our part in...

John Mulholland, the CEO of Laois County Council, has said that the people of Laois can play their part in limiting the spread of...

Studying during Coronavirus: Portlaoise CBS student on prepping for state exams in a pandemic

The Coronavirus pandemic is affecting almost every aspect of our lives at the moment. Bar those working in essential services, the rest of the population...

IT Carlow working to ensure students not disadvantaged – while preserving integrity and standards

Because of the changes necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic, Institute of Technology Carlow has been working to ensure that their students are not disadvantaged...

Sadness at death of former Ballyfin College vice principal Ber Devaney

The death has occurred of Ber Devaney, a Galway native and long-time resident of Portlaoise. Ber was a highly-regarded deputy principal in Ballyfin College and...

Laois GAA referee’s song in aid of ‘Do It For Dan’ storms into the...

A Laois GAA referee who released a song last week in aid of little Dan Donoher has seen his single storm into the latest...

In Pictures: Portlaoise Hospital triple number of ICU beds as Coronavirus pandemic continues

Portlaoise Hospital has trebled the amount of beds it has in their Intensive Care Unit as staff and management brace themselves to deliver critical...

Laois school launch online well-being week for students

Dunamase College, a multidenominational, bilingual secondary school in Portlaoise, is launching an online well-being week from today to support students who cannot come to...

Midlands Science provides fun at home with new initiative

Midlands Science, which provides activities and events in the midlands all year round, is continuing to provide a range of engaging activities online via...

Coronavirus Daily Update – Sunday, March 29, 2020

Due to the sheer volume of notices in relation to the Coronavirus, we can’t do an individual story on each one. So we are compiling...

BREAKING: 200 new cases of Coronavirus in Ireland and 10 more deaths

A total 200 of new cases of Coronavirus have been diagnosed in Ireland today. This is an increase on the 2,415 cases from yesterday and...

1985 Election Memories: A Fianna Fáil landslide, first woman elected, some big casualties, and...

This piece originally featured on LaoisToday on April 22 2019. The local elections of 1985 in Laois were the most significant and dramatic in more...

Laois County Council takes the lead to assist citizens during Covid-19

A dedicated community support helpline will be established in Laois County Councilto assist at risk members of the public in accessing non-emergency and non-medical supports...
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WATCH: Young Laois man opens up about his battle with addiction, suicide, depression and...

This is an incredibly brave and deeply selfless thing to do. A young Portlaoise man has opened up about his own struggles with addiction, depression...

Local Councillors welcome six new homes for families in Laois town

Two Laois County Councillors have welcomed the fact that six new social houses now have families living in them in Stradbally. On Friday March 27,...

Coronavirus Daily Noticeboard – Saturday, March 28, 2020

Due to the sheer volume of notices in relation to the Coronavirus, we can’t do an individual story on each one. So we are compiling...

BREAKING: 294 new cases of Coronavirus in Ireland and 14 more deaths

A total 294 new cases of Coronavirus have been diagnosed in Ireland today. This is slightly down from the 302 from last night. But it...

Search launched for owner of necklace ‘with sentimental value’ found at the Rock of...

A hunt to find a necklace which was found at the Rock of Dunamase has been launched. A person, who lives nearby, discovered the piece...

Seanad Elections: Laois stud farm owner seeking to be a voice for rural Ireland

The Seanad Elections are like the under world of Irish politics. Senators have a lower profile, it's an incredibly complicated system and in ways the...

Explained: The essential groups of workers, retail outlets and the reasons you will be...

Ireland is waking up to even stricter restrictions than before after Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announced details of a near lockdown on Friday night. As of...

Happy Birthday to Dan Donoher as fundraising efforts continue for special treatment

Young Dan Donoher from Ballybrittas celebrates his first birthday today as the fundraising efforts continue in a bid to get €2 million target for...
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