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Alzheimer’s Mobile Information Service to educate people about Dementia at the National Ploughing Championships

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland’s (ASI) Mobile Information Service will be hitting the 88th National Ploughing Championship 2019 in Carlow this week. This is an...

Almost two thirds of Laois children want to be entrepreneurs in the future

Does your child want to be an entrepreneur? A survey revealed 63% of Laois children said that they would like to be an entrepreneur...

In Pictures: Lions Durrow AFC host another successful fun day as new season gets...

Lions AFC is a vibrant soccer club in Durrow and that was very evident at their family fun day on Sunday last. With an array...

Campaign underway to re-open Laois train station

It will be a big ask and a hard station, but there is a campaign underway to have the railway line to Mountmellick re-opened. Initiating...

Meet the Laois man who’s been at more All Irelands than most of us...

There is ‘Dad joke’ that does the rounds in our family. It was a personal favourite of my uncle, Billy Whelan. It goes: ‘You know...

Waterways Ireland gearing up for exciting Barrow Way Walk

The Barrow Way Walk is the first event organised by a strategic partnership between Waterways Ireland, Get Ireland Walking, Sport Ireland and Carlow, Kildare...

Laois Minister to introduce ‘tagging’ and host of measures to tackle sex offenders

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has unveiled a raft of new measures to be contained in a sex offenders law. Speaking to the Irish Mirror,...

Laois woman the face of new initiative to improve mental health in young people

Jigsaw, the National Centre for Youth Mental Health, is rolling out a new virtual cycle challenge called Revolution x Jigsaw with Róisín Dunne from...

Water treatment at risk from parasites in 10 counties including Laois

Over 100,000 are at risk of contracting cryptosporidium infecting by drinking water from factories that are failing to eliminate the parasite. Dr Tom Ryan, Head...

Laois woman’s healthy ambition could have global benefits

It is fair to say that while although still a young woman, Diane Cooper has devoted much of her life to helping others live...

Sadness in sporting and business circles following death of Phil Duggan

There is deep sadness and shock in Camross today following the news of the sudden passing of club chairman Phil Duggan. Phil, originally from Rosslare...
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses after all the damage to cars

Garda appeal following ‘sledgehammer’ attack on Laois post office

Gardai have launched an appeal for information following a break in at a post office in Laois. The incident happened sometime between 11.20pm and 11.30pm...

Meat processors throughout the country ‘face closure’ as protests continue

Meat processors have said that many of their factories throughout the country could be forced to close down. Meat Industry Ireland has said throughout the...

My pilgrimage to Lourdes was a life-changing experience

Back last month, a group of people from Laois travelled to Lourdes on a pilgrimage. Stradbally native Paula Hennessy was on the trip and she...

Mountrath Calendar Girls aim to raise money for Christmas lights

Mountrath Christmas Lights Committee was first established in 2009 by a small group of individuals in the local community of Mountrath. They have worked tirelessly...

Some unusual packages found in Portlaoise Mail Centre

Everyday, letters and parcels are sorted in An Post's Portlaoise Mail Center. But over the last two years, some very strange items have been confiscated...

In Pictures: Laois mam doing well following arrival of quadruplets

Introducing Johnny, Layla, Grace and Amelia - meet Laois's newest set of quadruplets. Laois mam Ciara Flynn and her partner Shane Magee are now the...

In Pictures: Launch of Laois Connects week which takes place in October

Laois PPN hosted their Laois CONNECTS event with Brendan Courtney (RTE presenter & fashion designer) interviewing Angela Hayes of the Thomas Hayes Trust ahead...

News Diary: Top award for Portlaoise student in UL, new students in local secondary...

Busy times for Laois Alzheimer’s Society The Heath Golf Club kindly hosted a Competition for Laois Alzheimer’s Society on Thursday, September 5, with 45 teams...

In Pictures: Mountmellick Historical and Heritage Society celebrate Heritage Week

The Mountmellick Historical and Heritage Society had a busy few days recently celebrating Heritage week. There was a number of events taking place in the...

Big names lined up for official launch of Laois Chamber

Louise Phelan, the former vice-president of Paypal Europe, will be the keynote speaker when the Laois Chamber of Commerce will be officially launched at...

Property Tax to remain unchanged in Laois for 2020

Laois County Councillors have voted unanimously to leave the Property Tax Rate in the county unchanged. The Council earned €495,000 from the tax last year...

Injunctions dropped against protesting farmers in Rathdowney as talks set to get underway on...

High Court injunctions against a number of local farmers protesting at Dawn Meats in Rathdowney have been dropped - but the protests will continue...

Young man missing from Electric Picnic found in Tullamore

A young man who went missing from Electric Picnic earlier this week has been found safe and well, according to Gardaí. Cameron McClements, from Co...

In Pictures: Laois Heritage Week a great success

Heritage Week in Laois this year has been the biggest and best with over 50 events all over the county, ranging from bat walks...

28th annual Luggacurren 10k Road Race all set to go this weekend

The 28th Annual Luggacurren 10K Road Race is set to take place this Sunday, September 8. The Luggacurren 10k, is one of the longest running...

UPDATED: Appeal launched to locate man who went missing at Electric Picnic

An appeal has been launched to locate a man who went missing two days after the Electric Picnic. Cameron McClements is missing from the Stradbally...

Mr & Miss Diversity set to come to Portlaoise

How well can you represent a different culture? Voice of Migrants Ireland (VOMI) brings you a wonderful night of laughter where they will crown...

Calls for traffic lights to be installed at Portarlington pedestrian crossing

Traffic speed is a huge issue at Kilmalogue Portarlington says local Fianna Fail Cllr Eddie Fitzpatrick. This week, he has raised this issue again with the...

Mountmellick Camera Club gearing up to celebrate 30 years

The Mountmellick Camera Club are set to celebrate their 30th anniversary of Photography next Friday, September 13. The club, founded in 1989 has been helping...
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