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Laois house prices expected to rise by six percent in 2019

The price of the average three-bed semi in County Laois is expected to rise by six percent in the next 12 months. This is according...

Remarkable Alex not letting autism or loss of vision stop him from achieving anything

One Laois family have gone to great lengths to show that impossible certainly is nothing. Alex Percy, who is autistic and legally blind, graduated from...

Michelin Chef to open new restaurant locally

A Michelin accredited chef is setting up business locally. Keith Boyle is opening a new restaurant in Castlecomer this Spring. The Lady Anne restaurant is located...

Registration for the Tour de Picnic is now open

Great news for all those who didn't manage to get their hands on an Electric Picnic ticket this year. Tour de Picnic is back and...

Blessing of the babies ceremony to take place in Portlaoise this weekend

The annual Blessing of Babies service looks set to draw the crowds in Portlaoise this weekend. Babies will be blessed in Portlaoise Parish Church, as...

Laois suicide prevention and support service highlighted on the Late Late Show

The work of an initiative to support those affected by suicide in both Laois and Kilkenny was highlighted on tonight's Late Late Show. Teac Tom...

M7 motorway to open three lanes ahead of schedule in April

Road works along the M7 motorway are expected to be finished by April 2019. However, the speed restriction of 60km/h and speed vans are to...

Gordon Bennett Vintage run receives national acknowledgement from Failte Ireland

What started out as a once-off commemorative event back has since turned into a landmark attraction drawing tourists from near and far. The annual Gordon...

Laois doctor warns people to be ‘vigilant’ surrounding deadly measles outbreak

Portarlington MediCentre and Operation Transformation doctor Sumi Dunne warned for people to be 'vigilant' towards the symptoms of meningitis today on Midlands 103. This comes after...

Well-respected businessman and ‘gentleman’ Pat Flanagan remembered

Tributes have been paid to well-known Portarlington businessman Pat Flanagan. Originally from Johnsgrove, Rosenallis, Pat later lived in Killenard with his wife Mary and their...

Well-known Laois man set to appear on First Dates Ireland

A well-known figure in Laois GAA and camogie circles is set to appear on the upcoming series of First Dates Ireland - which begins...

Local man gives 100th blood donation in Portlaoise

A local man has given blood for an incredible 100th time in Portlaoise yesterday, Tuesday January 8. Timothy Gleeson, who lives in Ballytegan, on the...

Kind Kellie-Ann donates 14 inches of hair to charity

Kellie-Ann Drury has made a considerable donation to charity. The young Ballinakill girl gave an incredible 14 inches of hair to the Rapunzel Foundation yesterday,...

Nurses and midwives to strike for 24 hours at end of January

Nurses and midwives are set to go on strike for 24 hours on Wednesday January 30, with further days of striking in February if...
Gardai appealing for witnesses to the act of vandalism to contact them

Learner driver has vehicle seized for driving unaccompanied outside Portlaoise

A learner driver has had their vechicle seized for driving unaccompanied. The driver was caught going at excessive speeds while unaccompanied outside of Portlaoise today,...

RTÉ are looking for newly engaged Laois couples for their new wedding planning show

RTÉ is back with a new wedding planning show... but this is one with a difference. 'My Big Day: Home And Away' will involve lucky...

Portlaoise priest revisits topic of Direct Provision centres on national broadcast

A Laois priest and a woman who lived in a Laois Direct Provision centre were featured on Liveline's Callback programme on Thursday, Janaury 3. In...

Good Week, Bad Week: Jobs on the way, Portlaoise Dinner Dance and dumping in...

As part of our now well-established running series, we bring you this week’s ‘Good Week/Bad Week’. To see who has had a good or bad...

Loyal customer returns to buy 30th car in 30 years from Portlaoise car dealer

A loyal customer has returned to collect his 30th car in 30 years from Downey's AutoStop in Portlaoise. William Bannon has bought 30 Ford cars...

Over €4,100 raised for the Cuisle Centre in this year’s Town Cup competition

An amazing €4,100 was raised for the Cuisle Centre in this year's Town Cup, which saw South Portlaoise go up against North Portlaoise in...

Uplifting story in the search for a Portarlington dog’s forever home

What an uplifting story this is for all dog and animal lovers out there. After months of searching by Cara Rescue Dogs, a dog named...

The search is on in Laois for the 2019 Rose of Tralee

Ireland's most famous family festival is celebrating 60 years this year and what better time is there to apply for a coveted position in...

Laois business offering a free breakfast for this unusual challenge

A Stradbally business is offering the chance to earn a free breakfast with their new running challenge. Stradbally Fayre, owned by Chris Maguire and managed by...

Family raising vital funds for Special Care Baby Unit in Portlaoise

Two parents are hosting a vital fundraiser for a cause very close to their hearts, the Special Care Baby Unit in the Midlands Regional...

2018 Remembered: Laois man hailed ‘a hero’ after quick thinking on site of emergency

In July of this year, a Laois man was hailed ‘a hero’ after quick thinking on site of emergency.  Trevor Fennell from St Brigid’s Place Portlaoise...

2018 Remembered: Portlaoise priest says ‘church cannot bury its head in the sand’ following...

Back in May, the people of Ireland and Laois voted to Repeal the Eight Amendment – paving the way for abortion to become legal...

2018 Remembered: Laois teacher opens up about her incredible weight loss

What an incredible feat this was!  Over a year ago, Moira set out on a course of events to lose weight and ended up changing...

2018 Remembered: French-born Stradbally woman leaves €30 million to various Irish charities

What an amazing woman. In October the news broke that a French-born Stradbally woman, Elizabeth O’Kelly, who passed away in December 2016 at the age...

2018 Remembered: Laois Leaving Cert student has research paper published in medical journal

In March of this year a young Laois man recorded an incredible feat of having his research paper published in a medical journal. Mountrath Community...

2018 Remembered: Well-known Laois man’s horse claims big prize in Tramore

Portarlington shone in Tramore in April of this year as Augusta Gold claimed the bumper in Tramore. The horse, owned by well-known GAA man Kieran Leavy...
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