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In Pictures: Stradbally Community project enhances built and natural heritage

A project led by the community in Stradbally  and Laois County Council is taking practical action to enhance the town’s wildlife and built heritage. Stradbally...
Theresa Tynan RIP

Sadness in The Heath and Portlaoise at the passing of Theresa Tynan

The death has occurred of Theresa Tynan (nee Larkin) from The Heath. Theresa was very well-known in Portlaoise and the surrounding areas where she worked...
Farm Forestry

‘How much longer can the private forestry sector survive this level of incompetence?’ says...

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said that he will not 'be happy' until he sees a greater level of plantation and afforestation taking place within...

Memories from famous Gordon Bennett motor race of 1903 sought for documentary

The Heritage offices of Laois, Carlow and Kildare County Councils are looking for the memories from local families about the famous Gordon Bennett motor...
Midlands Regional Hospital Portlaoise

HSE warning of ‘significant disruption’ as Medical Laboratory Scientists set for strike action

The HSE is warning of significant disruption and service delays in hospitals, tomorrow Wednesday May 18 from 8am-8pm, due to the planned industrial action...
Emo Court

Emo Court all set to Shine as massive crowd expected for new one-day event

It's a case of all roads lead to Emo Court this Saturday as the iconic Laois venue gets set to host the inaugural Shine...

Delay in issuing passports ‘causing huge difficulties’ says local TD

Local Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley has said delays in the issuing of passports is causing huge upset and difficulties to many intending to...

Laois amenity on the double at All-Ireland Community Woodlands awards

Carrigmeal Woodlands, situated at Dysart, Stradbally has received a Special Commendation and placed 2nd in the 2022 All-Ireland Community Woodlands Awards. Carrigmeal, owned by James...
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In Pictures: Money raised for Pieta House as Laois primary school celebrate Mental Health...

The children at Scoil Mhuire Fatima, Timahoe celebrated Mental Health Awareness Day last Friday and managed to raise over €500 for Pieta House. As part...
Paddy Brannagan RIP

Shock and sadness following the passing of young Laois dad in America

There is deep sadness in Graiguecullen following the sudden passing of Paddy Branagan. Mr Branagan, who is aged in his late 20s, died while on...
Donaghmore

€273,048 for Community Groups in Laois under the Community Activities Fund

€273,048 has been approved in funding for 131 community groups in Laois under the Community Activities Fund. The Community Activities Fund (CAF) provides funding to...
50 Best Irish Walks Laois

Two Laois routes feature in new book ’50 best Irish Walks’

There is a wide selection of great walking routes in Laois - and two of them have been included in a new book that...
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In Pictures: Paralympic hero Nicole Turner honoured by Laois County Council

The Paralympic success of Portarlington's Nicole Turner was an incredible moment in 2021. And she was formally honoured by Laois County Council on Thursday night. Joined...

Bike Week: A celebration and promotion of cycling takes place from May 14 to...

‘Bike Week’ is a celebration and promotion of the benefits of cycling and takes place from Saturday, May 14, to Sunday, May 22. Cycling...

In Pictures: Brilliant fun as Laois Comhairle na nOg organise Colour Run in Vicarstown

There was wonderful fun in the small village of Vicarstown this afternoon as Laois Comhairle na nOg and Youth Work Ireland Laois came together...
Daffodil Day

Laois Youthreach play their part for Daffodil Day as cake sale proves big success

LOETB’s Youthreach in Portlaoise Further Education and Training Centre showed what can happen when people come together as a team with a common goal. This...
Laois Africa Day

Laois County Council and Laois African Support Group announce date for Africa Day 2022

Laois County Council and Laois African Support Group have announced that May 28 will be Africa Day 2022. Africa Day is an initiative of the...
Rents

Rent prices in Laois increase by 10.5% to €1,169 as supply continues to dry...

The price of renting a home in Laois has increased in Quarter 1 of 2022. The average rent price in Q4 of 2021 was €1,146...
Fibromyalgia Ireland

Laois to host event in Portlaoise Library as part of Fibromyalgia Awareness Day

Laois has been selected as one of three areas which will host support group meetings for Fibromyalgia Ireland. Fibromyalgia is a condition that causes pain...
Vicarstown Colour Run

Live music and free colour run promises to be a great event in Vicarstown...

This looks like it will be great! There will be live music from local band Paper Planes and a free colour run this Friday afternoon...
Volunteer

Laois to play its part as week-long celebration of volunteering set to get underway

A week long celebration of volunteering is set to get underway next week as National Volunteering Week 2022 was launched. National Volunteering Week, from May...
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Plans in place for Biodiversity Week to be celebrated in Laois

Biodiversity Week will be celebrated across Ireland from May 16 to 22 and a range of events and resources are available for anyone in...
Bridge Strike Mountrath Road Portlaoise

Traffic diverted in Portlaoise as yet another lorry crashes into bridge

It simply has to be the most crashed-into bridge in the county – if not in the entire country. Traffic is being diverted in Portlaoise...
Mountrath CS TYs (1)

In Pictures: All smiles as Mountrath CS TY students learn a new skill in...

A group of excited and adventurous Laois TY students embarked on an afternoon of fun recently. Team building, relaxation, de-stressing and learning new skills was...
Peter Fennell RIP

Sadness at death of Portlaoise man Peter Fennell

The death has occurred of Peter Fennell, one of the great characters of Portlaoise town. Mr Fennell died suddenly earlier this week aged in his...
Irish Water

Summer promises for improved water supply made for those in Ratheniska

Before the first half of the year is out customers in Easter Hill, Ratheniska, will have a much-improved water supply. So says Irish Water after...
Portlaoise CBS Golf Society John Duggan

Plans in place to revive Past Pupils Golf Society in memory of beloved late...

Plans are in place to revive the Portlaoise CBS Past Pupils Golf Society and rename it in memory of a beloved late teacher. John Duggan...
Kilminchy

€70,000 to be spent on five bus shelters in three locations in Laois

€70,000 is to be spent on the construction of five bus shelters in three locations in Laois. So says Sinn Fein TD Brian Stanley who...
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In Pictures: Laois primary school host successful fundraiser in aid of Ukraine

A Laois primary school held a successful fundraising event to raise money for those affected by the war in Ukraine. Pupils and staff in Scoil...

Couch to 50km – new cycling programme starting in Portlaoise this week

Are you looking for something to do - or a new fitness challenge? With the evenings getting longer and the summer months stretching out in...