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End of an era and new beginning – Laois primary school to turn into...

Rathdowney National School will officially close its doors for the final time at the end of August. The Coronavirus pandemic saw it, like all schools,...

Dr Glynn says it’s ‘too early’ to determine if Laois lockdown restrictions can be...

Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn says that it is simply too early to be able to determine if it is possible to...

The importance of high-speed broadband and a different market – Portlaoise auctioneer highlights a...

Portlaoise auctioneer Neala Keating of Sherry Fitzgerald Hyland-Keating has said there should an be official certificate showing the internet speed available in a property,...

Car sales in Laois in July up on 2019 figures – but year as...

New car sales in Laois in July were up almost 12% on the same month last year, according to figures released by the Society...

Coronavirus: No new deaths and 57 new cases but no new cases in Laois

There have been now new Coronavirus death reported today – meaning 1,772 is the death toll in Ireland still. While there has been a total...

Portlaoise Hospital worker tests positive for Covid-19

A Portlaoise Hospital employee has tested positive for Covid-19. The employee, who is not a nurse or a doctor, tested positive for Coronavirus over the...

Laois Councillor writes open letter to Taoiseach urging for change to lockdown

Laois County Councillor Thomasina Connell has written an open letter to Taoiseach Micheal Martin - urging him to replace the lockdown measures that have...

Special measures needed for midlands businesses say local TDs as Laois, Offaly and Kildare...

Laois Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley as well as Kildare and Offaly Fianna Fáil representatives Barry Cowen, James Lawless and Fiona O'Loughlin are calling...

Coronavirus: 68 new cases – 12 of them in Laois – but no further...

There have been a further 68 confirmed cases of Coronavirus today - with 12 of them in Laois. 19 of the other new cases are...

Testing centre opens in Laois as extra phases could be added nationally to slow...

A new Covid-19 pop-up testing centre opened in Portlaoise on Saturday, where a reported 60 tests were carried out. The HSE facility is on the...

2002 & 2007 Election Memories: The rise and fall of Parlon and the PDs

This piece by John Whelan was published on LaoisToday in January of this year ahead of the 2020 General Election.  In the spring of 2002...

Laois hotel manager expresses frustration at lockdown measures

Ger Alley, the General Manager of The Heritage hotel in Killenard has expressed his frustration and disappointment at the lockdown measures imposed on Laois,...

Death occurs of popular Portlaoise pharmacist John Kennedy

The death has occurred of John Kennedy who was a pharmacist in Portlaoise for many years and played a very active role in the...

Coronavirus: 174 more cases – 110 of them in Kildare – as further detail...

There have been a further 174 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Ireland and one additional death, according to figures released by the Department of...

‘We want answers’ as Minister for Health and Chief Medical Officer invited to Laois...

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly and acting Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Ronan Glynn have been invited to attend an emergency meeting of Laois County...

Laois Sinn Féin TD calls on students to ‘tell their story’

Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley is calling for third level education to be made accessible and affordable for everyone irrespective of their age, geography...

EXPLAINED: What are the restrictions in Laois, Offaly and Kildare for new lockdown?

For the next two weeks - from August 8 to 22 - Laois will be one of three counties under a new partial lockdown...

Coronavirus: Four new deaths and 98 new cases as face coverings confirmed for secondary...

There have been four new Coronavirus death reported today – meaning 1,772 is the death toll in Ireland still. While there has been a total...

BREAKING: New restrictions to be introduced as Laois to go into partial lockdown from...

People living in Laois - as well as Offaly and Kildare - will be put under partial lockdown from midnight tonight in a bid...

Laois TD says ‘local lockdown’ must only be considered as ‘a last resort’

Fine Gael TD Charlie Flanagan says that any local lockdown in a bid to curb the spread of Coronavirus in Laois, Kildare and Offaly...

Minister Fleming calls on sporting organisations to cancel activity in Laois, Offaly and Kildare

Minister for State, Sean Fleming, has called on the GAA and all sporting organisations to cancel all matches and events in Laois, Kildare and...

A ‘midlands lockdown’ could be on the cards following surge in cases in Laois,...

Public health officials have refused to rule out a "midlands lockdown" in a bid to contain the spread of Coronavrirus in Laois, Offaly and...

Death occurs of popular Laois Patrician Brother

The death has occurred of Brother Maurice Murphy, who was a popular member of the staff in Ballyfin College for many years. He was...

Laois groups urged to apply for €6million ‘RTÉ Does Comic Relief’ fund

Laois charities and not for profit organisations supporting vulnerable people during the Covid-19 pandemic can apply now to get support from almost €6m raised...

Chief Medical Officer issues warning to Laois following ‘serious amount’ of new cases

Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn has issued a stern warning to the people of Laois, Offaly and Kildare at tonight's Department of...

Coronavirus: Five deaths reported and 69 new cases as GPs report increase in those...

There have been five new Coronavirus death reported today – meaning 1,768 is the death toll in Ireland. However, it is important to note than...

Mass testing to be carried out at Laois Direct Provision Centre following Coronavirus cases

Mass testing of residents and staff at a Laois Direct Provision Centre is to take place on Friday after a number of confirmed Coronavirus...

LaoisToday Poll: 57% believe pubs should remain closed

Over 57% of people who voted on a LaoisToday Instagram poll believe it's the correct decision to keep pubs closed in a bid to...

Government Restart Grant delivers €1.3m to businesses in Laois

Laois businesses have received €1,349,531 to date from the Government’s COVID-19 Restart Grant to help them get back on their feet. Fine Gael Deputy Charlie...
Players from 14 clubs will represent Laois at U-13 Leinster hurling blitzes

Second confirmed case of Coronavirus in Laois GAA club

A second adult player has tested positive for Coronavirus in the Park-Ratheniska/Timahoe hurling club. The player was involved in a junior hurling game with the...