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Coronavirus: 324 new cases and three deaths as second county set to move to...

There has been a total of 324 new cases of Coronavirus have been diagnosed in Ireland today. Of these, 167 cases are in Dublin, 42...

Laois man who sadly passed away in Vietnam to be laid to rest

A Laois man who sadly passed away in Vietnam is to be laid to rest tomorrow. Roy Bulfin, from Green Road in Abbeyleix, died unexpectedly...

Decrease in Covid hospital figures nationally but increase of those in ICU

There is no change in the status of the two patients who are being treated for Covid-19 in Portlaoise Hospital. The two remain in Critical...

License should be required for dangerous weapons, argues Laois councillor

People who own weapons like samurai swords or machetes should require a license, similar to gun owners. That was the view expressed by Laois Fine...

Coronavirus: 234 new cases as Swedish epidemiologist tells Dail to allow virus spread in...

There has been a total of 234 new cases of Coronavirus have been diagnosed in Ireland today. Of these, 103 cases are in Dublin, 30...

Sadness in Portlaoise at the death of the much loved Jimmy Hilliard

The death has occurred in Portlaoise of Jimmy Hilliard, a much-loved community man who made a valued contribution to numerous groups around the town. For...

Laois dairy farmer announced as Farming for Nature Ambassador

A Laois dairy farmer has been chosen as a Farming for Nature Ambassador for 2020. John McHugh, from Clondarrig, which is between Portlaoise and Ballyfin,...

Laois Gardai make further arrests as part of ongoing money laundering investigation

Gardaí from Portlaoise have made further arrests and carried out a number of searches as part of an ongoing money laundering investigation. This is in...

Two patients critically ill with Covid-19 in Portlaoise Hospital

There are two patients being treated in critical care units for Covid-19 in Portlaoise Hospital. There is also another patient in the hospital who is...
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses after all the damage to cars

Additional resources beginning to bear fruit for local Garda division as two units set...

Two units of the Laois-Offaly-Kildare Garda division are set to be beefed up or established as the additional resources that have come into the...

Pedestrian crossing for Laois town and calls to resurface road near school

A brand new pedestrian crossing is on the way to a Laois town. Laois County Council, at the request of Independent Cllr James Kelly, will...

Coronavirus: 334 new cases as concerns raised over capacity in ICUs in Ireland

There has been a total of 334 new cases of Coronavirus have been diagnosed in Ireland today. Of these, 174 cases are in Dublin, 34...

Laois allocated €3.3 million for retrofitting from Carbon Tax collection

Laois County Council has been allocated €3.3 million of a €20 million pot for retrofitting houses in the county. Minister for Housing, Local Government and...

Grant of €50,000 received following successful connection of Laois house estate water supply

The residents of Killenard Lodge have had a troubled history with their water supply since the estate was completed. The estate's water previoysly came from...

Laois TD calls on HSE to spend €1 billion on PPE in Ireland

Laois TD Brian Stanley has called on the HSE to prioritise spending the majority of its €1 billion worth of PPE in Ireland. Speaking in...

Calls for a fence to be erected at Laois playground to ‘curb anti-social behaviour’

A number of Laois County Councillors have called on the Council to erect a fence at the back of a popular Laois playground in...

Case of Coronavirus confirmed at Laois secondary school

A case of Coronavirus has been detected in a Laois secondary school. The HSE informed parents in Scoil Chriost Ri, Portlaoise, of the case via...

Coronavirus: 188 cases as three more counties in Level 3 danger

There has been a total of  new cases of Coronavirus have been diagnosed in Ireland today. Of these, 76 of the cases are in Dublin,...

Gardai make arrests and issue warning as teenagers targeted to become ‘money mules’

30 people have been arrested so far as part of An Garda Síochána's Operation Ransom where €1.5 million has been stolen from bank accounts. Operation...

Issue over speed limit preventing safety measures at Portlaoise GAA grounds

A pedestrian crossing, a path and a decreased speed limit should be put in place at the Portlaoise GAA grounds at Rathleague outside the...
The number of solicitors in Laois

Frustration over slow progress on new Portlaoise courthouse

The ongoing issue of the courthouse raised its head at the recent Portlaoise Municipal District meeting in Laois County Council as the elected representatives...

‘Park and Stride’ encouraged to tackle Portlaoise school traffic

Laois County Council should "establish a method to combat the current traffic problems each morning in Portlaoise" and "consider the 'Park and Stride' initiative...

Weekend Read: ‘Give a lot of time to doing the small things right’

A focus on quality and service should be the priority of entrepreneurs at all times, according to a Laois-based businessman who sold his multi-million...

Death occurs of former Laois journalist Fidelma Freney

The death has taken place of Fidelma Freney, a Portlaoise resident who worked for a long number of years in the Leinster Express and was News...

Additional car charging facilities sought for Abbeyleix

Only one electric car charging point in Abbeyleix isn't nearly enough and a request should be made to the ESB to instal additional points...

Coronavirus: 274 more cases but no new deaths

There have been a further 274 confirmed cases of Coronavirus but no new deaths according to the figures released today. Of today’s cases, 166 of...

Former Laois student mentioned by EU President in maiden speech

A former Laois student was name-checked by the new President of the European Commission in her maiden speech recently. Suaad Alshleh, who studied at Mountmellick...

Coronavirus: Three more deaths and 253 cases

There has been a total of 253 new cases of Coronavirus have been diagnosed in Ireland today. Of these, 116 are in Dublin, 22 in...

Calls to address the ‘worst bend in Laois’ before serious accident occurs

Calls for Laois County Council to address safety concerns at the 'worst bend in Laois' have been made. Fine Gael Cllr Conor Bergin raised the...

Case of Coronavirus confirmed at Laois primary school

A case of Coronavirus has been detected in a Laois primary school. The HSE informed parents in Scoil Eoin Phoil Naofa II, Ballyroan, of the...