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Annual National Steam Rally in Stradbally falls victim to Covid-19 for the second year

For the second successive year, the annual Steam Rally in Stradbally has been cancelled. This is just the third time in its 58 year history...

Mountmellick GAA host latest Drive-In Bingo this Sunday

With so many restriction on what is and isn’t allowed, Drive-In Bingo has become popular as an ideal fundraising venture for GAA clubs and...

Warmest day of the year forecast for Sunday – and we better make the...

Another glorious weekend is on the horizon weather wise and one local forecaster is predicting temperatures tipping 26C. Alan O'Reilly of Carlow Weather Tweeted his...

Vacant Centrepoint Shopping Centre set to be demolished following Laois County Council order

The vacant Centrepoint Shopping Centre on the Mountrath Road in Portlaoise is set to be demolished. Laois County Council has issued a derelict site notice...
Suicide

Laois company’s fundraiser generates €3,000 for suicide bereavement group

Staff at Ortus, the Laois-based Managed IT and Cloud technology company, recently raised €3,000 for a suicide bereavement support charity called HUGG (Healing Untold...

‘It gives them the respect that they deserve’ – Great joy as students settle...

There was a tremendous atmosphere in St Francis School yesterday as the students and staff settled in to their brand new building. On a phased...

Laois businesses urged to apply as Small Business Assistance Scheme opens for applications

Laois businesses are being urged to apply as the Small Business Assistance Scheme has now opened for applications. Businesses can apply for a grant of...

Young Laois artist shortlisted for fibre cabinet artwork competition

A Laois artist has been shortlisted in a unique artwork competition. open eir, Ireland’s largest wholesale network operator, called for young Irish artists to help...

Laois Tidy Towns group urges people to stop ‘stealing’ their flowers

A Laois Tidy Towns group has called on people to stop stealing their flowers. Portarlington Tidy Towns took to social media yesterday and made they...

Local Minister calls for Blueway planning permission to be re-visited

Minister of State and Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has raised the need for planning permission for the southern section of the...

Laois people have Covid-19 vaccine appointments in Dublin cancelled following ‘system glitch’

Laois people who were given Covid-19 vaccine in Dublin have had them cancelled following what has been described as a 'system glitch'. Yesterday, it emerged...

Three Laois employees take on Malin to Slea Head cycle in aid of DEBRA...

During the lockdowns of COVID-19, stuck in lovely Laois, three employees of Powerpoint Engineering in Portlaoise came up with the escapist idea to raise...

Laois primary school launch fundraiser in aid of new outdoor classroom

A Laois primary school has launched a virtual fundraiser aimed at raising funds for a new outdoor classroom. The Parents Association in Castlecuffe National School,...

Covid-19 vaccine trouble – Laois people receiving appointments for Dublin despite centre in Portlaoise

Laois people of a certain age have started receiving appointments for Covid-19 vaccinations in Dublin despite there being a mass vaccination centre in Portlaoise. LaoisToday...

After a Covid hit 2020, one of Laois’s longest running golf societies is back

For the first time since late 2019, members of one of Laois's longest running golf societies will be teeing it up this weekend. The Laois...

Laois County Council agree to sell three pieces of land to members of the...

Laois County Council have agreed to sell three pieces of land to members of the public. At a recent meeting of Laois County Council, Councillors...

‘Chaotic traffic’ as emergency services rescue elderly woman as Laois tourist destination

Residents at Glenbarrow Waterfall in the Slieve Bloom Mountains have described as 'chaotic' the traffic conditions as emergency services battled to reach an elderly...

Laois to receive €282,360 in funding for sport and physical activity measures

Funding of €282,360 to develop and promote participation initiatives in sport and physical activity in Laois has been granted. This funding is to promote physical...

Gearing up to hit the road again as summer stretches out ahead of us

If you go for a drive anywhere these days you're almost certain to see a number of campervans on the road, either going to...

Sympathies extended to former Laois County Manager on death of his brother

Sympathies have been extended to former acting Laois County Manager Louis Brennan on the death of his brother Jackie in the family's home place...
Brian Stanley on Covid-19

More apprenticeships needed in Laois ‘if we are to rebuild the economy’

A Laois TD says that the government needs to incentivise more young people to take up apprenticeships if the economy is to recover following...

Star-studded judging panel lined up for virtual Laois charity fundraising event

A star-studded quartet of judges are ready to officiate a massive fundraising event for a brand new Laois charity this Bank Holiday Sunday.  SOSAD (Save...

Non-profit organisations in Laois invited to apply for Good Governance Awards

Non-profit organisations in Laois are being invited to apply for the Good Governance Awards 2021. Now in its sixth year, the Good Governance Awards recognise...

Laois community cinema confirms it is set to reopen

A Laois community cinema has announced that it is set to reopen this month. The Balcony Cinema in Mountmellick has been closed throughout 2021 due...

Tributes paid following the passing ‘lovely gently spoken lady’ Rita Keenan

Laois County Councillors paid tribute to the late Rita Keenan at Monday's monthly Council meeting. Mrs Keenan passed away peacefully at Portlaoise Regional Hospital surrounded...

Community group set to open volunteer-driven barista coffee shop at Laois tourist attraction

A community group are set to open a new volunteer-driven barista style coffee shop on the site of a popular tourist attraction in Laois...

National Broadband Plan facing ‘catastrophic failure in first year of contract’ says Laois TD

Laois TD Brian Stanley says that National Broadband Ireland is facing a 'catastrophic failure in the first year of its contract' as they are...

Fancy owning your own mansion? Laois County Council have just acquired one and plan...

Anyone who fancies owning their own mansion will have the opportunity to purchase one in Laois shortly. This is after the Council executed a Compulsory...

13 Laois road locations selected for €463,500 investment in improvement works

13 Laois road locations have been selected for €463,500 investment in improvement works. A mix of local and regional roads across the county have been...
Glenbarrow

Decision on plans to build new car park at busy Laois tourist attraction due...

A decision on a planning application to construct a new car park at a popular tourist attraction is due next month. Nicholas Dunne has applied...