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In Pictures: Laois manager Eddie Brennan makes a trip to Laois school ahead of...

Brought to you in association with Paddy O’s Cereals The blue and white carpet was rolled out for the Laois senior hurling manager Eddie Brennan...

Over 1,000 fish dead in five-mile stretch of Laois river

Numerous reports and photos have supported claims of hundreds of fish have been killed by pollution in Mountmellick. It is estimated that more than 1,000...

WATCH: Laois man supports international star Lana Del Ray at Malahide Castle

This is another hugely significant milestone in the career of Laois man Kean Kavanagh. The talented Laois man featured on stage as a support act...

Singers from Laois Direct Provision centres feature in National Concert Hall ceremony

On Sunday, six singing groups, representing six Direct Provision centres, shared a celebration of their work in the National Concert Hall. The Singers have come...

Laois has highest average gross income in the Midlands, but lags significantly behind Dublin...

The latest figures released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) show that Laois has the highest average gross income earners in the Midlands, but...

In Pictures: Fond farewell to beloved Laois teacher after 25 years

It was a bittersweet day in Clonaghadoo NS on Thursday as teacher Mary Treacy bid adieu to the school where she taught for 25...

Birthday surprise as Laois fan celebrates 100th birthday

There's not too many people reach their 100th birthday but that's what Jack Kelly will celebrate today. From Portnahinch, just outside Portarlington on the Laois-Offaly...

Residents express safety concern as crater suddenly appears on Laois road

Residents on a busy Laois road as have expressed concern over the state of the surface as a crater seems to have appeared there...

‘The Town’ documentary producers are looking for Laois families to appear in new TV...

A new TV series, by the company who produced The Town for Virgin Media One, is looking to chat to families for the final...

Laois rescue dog given all the treats in the world as his loyalty to...

Last night news broke of devoted Jack the dog, who stayed by his owner's side in difficulty. Loyal Jack's owner Pat Brennan fell into a...

In Pictures: Scoil Naomh Eoin Killenard show off their pedal power

There may be some strong contenders for the Tour de France from Killenard in coming years as they showed off their pedal power in...

In Pictures: Grandparents given a red carpet welcome at Rosenallis NS

Grandparents and parents alike were treated to a red carpet welcome in Rosenallis NS as the school held its first ever Grandparents Day today,...

Call for Laois people to nominate the teachers who have most inspired them

Is Laois home to some of the most inspiring teachers in Ireland? A new national initiative, Teachers Inspire, is aiming to find out. Teachers Inspire Ireland...

Portlaoise Musical Society win best overall show for the first ever time at prestigious...

What a night for the Portlaoise Musical Society and their show 'Titanic - The Musical'. They picked up the top award for 'Best Overall Show'...

Laois youth group calls for local support ahead of national awards

Young people from Mountrath Youth Theatre are calling on their local community to help them win a national award as part of the Irish...

Eir looking to hire 50 new apprentices

Eir, Ireland’s largest telecommunications company, today announced plans to further expand its workforce by hiring up to 50 new apprentices. Following a two year on-the-job...

Two men killed in plane crash near Laois

Two men have been killed in a aircraft crash near Laois. Two men, one in their 70s and another in his late 50s, were fatally...

Stradbally duo ‘inking’ up for Kolbe Special School fundraiser

Well this is certainly going to cause some stir - and all for a good cause too! Two of Stradbally's most known residents have come...

Laois athletic club give €500 to Down Syndrome Ireland Laois Branch

Portlaoise Athletic Club made a wonderful donation of €500 to the Down Syndrome Ireland Laois Branch in the Midlands Park Hotel Portlaoise recently. The money...

Laois man among new Garda recruits

Last Friday, June 7, saw the most recent Garda recruits 'pass out' from the Garda College in Templemore, Tipperary. Among these new recuits was Borris-in-Ossory...

Young Laois singer set to make debut music video in her home town this...

This girl could be the next big thing. A young singer from Portlaoise has been signed by a management company and is set to make...

In Pictures: Two lucky Laois students win €1,000 scholarship each to secondary school

Scholarships to secondary school may be relatively unheard of in Laois, but Portlaoise College are changing that. They have offered a scholarship or bursary worth...

Lucky punter makes generous donation to Laois Hospice

A lucky punter has donated his earnings of €500 to the Laois Hospice Foundation. Frank Kieran donated his winnings following his success in a Charity...

Call for volunteer mentors to support local young people

Foróige’s 'Big Brother Big Sister' Mentoring Programme is calling for volunteers from Portlaoise and Portarlington to get involved in making a real difference to...

In Pictures: Over €13,900 raised for Mountmellick teenager Dillon Payne

Saturday night saw different groups of people come together to present two cheques for Dillon Payne, a Mountmellick teenager who is battling Hodgkin’s lymphoma. €13,950...

Portlaoise family on the never-ending fight to get services for their child with intellectual...

Leighanne and Gerard Roche have been fighting a battle that has become all-too familiar for many parents of a child with intellectual disabilities. Their son...

In Pictures: More than 50 Scouts enjoy a sunny day in Castletown

More than 50 scouts from Laois, Offaly and Tipperary arrived in Castletown for their 'Just Add Water' day on the river Nore recently. The weather...

Three-time All-Ireland winner with Wexford and son of Laois dies aged 87

Tributes have poured in following the death of three-time All-Ireland hurling winner with Wexford and son of Laois Ned Wheeler. Wheeler was born in Rathdowney...

Controlled explosion carried out at local secondary school this evening

The Army Explosives team were in a local secondary school this evening to carry out a controlled explosion. Members of the Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal...

Power outage leaves Laois town in the dark

A Laois County Councillor has called for representatives from the ESB to meet with the public after a power outrage left parts of Abbeyleix...
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