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Portarlington shop set for its 16th consecutive Hospice Coffee Morning

Fifty Seven Boutique in Portarlington is holding its 16th consecutive Annual Hospice Coffee Morning this year – with the latest event taking place this...

Calls for Post Office network to be modernised

Sinn Fein TD Brian Stanley has called on the Post Office network to be modernised rather than shut down. Proposing a Sinn Fein motion in...

Exhibitors pull together to ensure Ploughing goes on for extra day

The National Ploughing Championships were cancelled yesterday after Storm Ali rendered the site unsafe. Tents were torn down and portaloos were turned over as high...

Chief Superintendent wants to nip “loutish” behavior among teens in the bud

Chief Superintendent John Scanlan has said some parents don't want to admit that their own children are involved in anti-social behavior near their homes. At...

WATCH: Ploughing BACK ON for tomorrow as clean-up operations get underway

The National Ploughing championship is back on for Thursday, September 20. Many farmers, exhibitors and punters alike were left at limbo and disappointed today as...

“Portlaoise Hospital – 12 months on and no consultation yet”

A Laois TD has expressed his beliefs on 'inaction' which us causing, 'damage and undermining the hospital in Portlaoise'. Sean Fleming TD has said: "The...

Laois among the counties with the highest increased rate of children overdue for disability...

A report released by RTÉ today shows that the midlands has the highest rate of increases of children overdue for disability or a suspected...

National Ploughing Championships ‘hopeful’ site will reopen tomorrow

Organisers of the National Ploughing Championships are hopeful that the site will be fit for use tomorrow. Managing Director Anna May McHugh has released a...

BREAKING: Ploughing Championships CANCELLED due to Storm Ali

This is the news that nobody wanted to hear. Day 2 of the National Ploughing Championships has been cancelled due to Storm Ali. Organisers made the...

BREAKING: Ploughing Championships opening time DELAYED further due to Storm Ali

This pesky storm is causing even more hassle this morning. LaoisToday understands that entry for the public has now been pushed back to 12.30pm. A Garda...

Power outages and fallen trees in Laois due to Storm Ali

We were all worried about Helene but it is Ali we should have been more concerned by. The first storm of the new season arrived...

Ploughing Championships opening time confirmed as Storm Ali batters Ireland

The Ploughing Champions will open at 11am as planned this morning - two hours later that normal. The decision was taken late last night to...

‘I’ve never considered cancer to be something that should interfere with my life,’ prominent...

While Camross and Slieve Bloom prepare to meet in the intermediate hurling final this weekend, this local derby is just another battle that Camross...

Annual Walk for loved ones lost by suicide

The annual Giving Light and Hope walk which remembers loved ones lost to suicide will take place in Stradbally this weekend. The event starts in...

Meet the Laois woman loving life at London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week is a clothing trade show that takes place in London twice a year, in February and September. Yesterday was the final day...

BREAKING: Opening of Ploughing Championships DELAYED due to Storm Ali

The opening time for tomorrow's National Ploughing Championships will be delayed. A statement said: "Due to the passage of storm Ally through the midlands between...

Dad of ill Portlaoise girl who featured on ‘The Town’ series calls on Minister...

The desperate dad of one of the families features in Virgin Media One's documentary 'The Town' has called on Health Minister Simon Harris to...

In Pictures: Tynan’s Restaurant celebrate six years in business

In September 2012 Imelda Tynan and her team opened their doors to Tynan's Restaurant at the Storeyard in Portlaoise. Six years later and it's as...

Laois County Council to vote on Gemma O’Doherty Presidential nomination

Laois county council hosted three of the hopefuls vying for nomination to the Presidential campaign yesterday. Sean Gallagher, Gemma O'Doherty and Sarah Louise Mulligan addressed...

Laois golf club to hold memorial event in honour of late Ladies captain

Mountrath Golf Club are holding a three-day memorial event in honor of the late Carol Sinnott, the former Lady Captain of the club. Carol led...
On the spot fines for road side dwellers

Tomorrow is annual day for aiming to have zero deaths on Europe’s roads

Wednesday, September 19 is the day for the annual 'European Day Without A Road Death', or EDWARD. The project aims to have no road deaths...

Winner announced in LaoisToday Ploughing Championships ticket giveaway

It is Christmas time across the country for farmers from tomorrow morning. The National Ploughing Championships will get underway in Screggan in Offaly as people...

Portlaoise with highest job gains in Ireland outside of Cork and Dublin

There is good news for employment seekers and businesses in Portlaoise as the county town has the third highest level of jobs gains over...

Laois to honour TJ Doheny as Civic Reception announced for World Champion boxer

Members of Laois County Council have announced they will hold a public civic reception to honour the achievements of World Boxing champion TJ Doheny. Doheny...

Newly-appointed Maryborough NS principal full of praise for the school’s community

To become principal of a school only 10 years after graduating is a remarkable feat - but one that Bríd-Ann Buggie is slow to...

Luggacurren 10K another huge success

The 27th Annual Luggacurren 10K took place on Sunday 9 September. The Luggacurren 10k, is one of the longest running road races in Laois. Ideal weather...

Sadness as Portlaoise pub set to close its doors this weekend

One of Portlaoise's most popular pubs is set to close its doors this weekend. The Office Bar & Venue on Main Street in the town...

Vandals attack small Laois community for second night in a row

A small GAA club preparing for their first intermediate final in 64 years have vowed not to let vandals get the better of them...

Memorial run for well-known Laois man to take place next month

A memorial walk/run has been organised in memory of highly popular Laois man Alan Mulhall for Sunday, October 14. Alan's wife Vikki is holding the...

Little Molly Mai’s fight for a school place receives national attention

Earlier this week, LaoisToday wrote an article on a Portlaoise family's plight to try get their daughter Molly Mai a place in primary school. Martin...
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