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TV show is looking for young Laois adults living with their parents

If you are a young adult in Laois still living at home with your parents, then the producers of RTE's This Crowded House want...

Renowned singer to speak on mental health in Portarlington

A public meeting on mental health will be held in Portarlington at the end of the month, with renowned singer Senator Frances Black confirmed...

Laois president urges local retailers to attend National Conference

National President of the Convenience Stores and Newsagents Association (CSNA) Ann Martyn is encouraging others to attend the CSNA National Conference in the Fitzpatrick Castle...

Wide range of sectors represented at Clonaslee College careers night

On Wednesday night interviewers descended on Clonaslee College for their annual career interview night. Every year, employers from various disciplines are invited to the school...

16 new SNAs for Laois schools from this September

Some 16 extra SNAs will be allocated to Laois schools in September, according to Laois TD and Minister for Justice & Equality, Charlie Flanagan. This...

Well-known Laois man completes gruelling Double Ironman challenge

A Double Ironman is not a challenge for the faint-hearted. A 3.8km swim, 180 km cycle and a full 42km marathon. Two days in...

Second meeting called in bid to save popular Laois festival

Rosenallis's annual Festival of the Mountain is facing a "do or die" situation, as it may not take place for the first time ever...

Council planning 600 new houses in Laois

Laois County Council is aiming to provide 600 new houses in Laois within the next three years and also plans to exceed its social...

Portlaoise Schools come together to raise money for playing field

Portlaoise Educate Together NS (PETNS), Gaelscoil Phortlaoise and Maryborough NS are coming together to raise money to provide an all-weather grass playing facility for the...

RTÉ broadcasters go wild in Abbeyleix

Two of RTÉ's best-known broadcasters will go wild in Abbeyleix for the launch of National Biodiversity Week on Saturday 19 May. RTÉ presenters Éanna Ní...

In Pictures: Portraits of Laois town receive national attention

Townscape, the portraits of homes in Stradbally, has already received a warm local response, but is now receiving national attention as it opened at...

Suspect returns to dump more rubbish at community centre

A man suspected of dumping rubbish at Portarlington Community Centre is believed to have dumped further rubbish there overnight. Portarlington Community Centre posted their frustration...

Portarlington man climbs 15 mountains in 5 days to raise funds for rare syndrome

The Tonners are nothing short of remarkable. Gary Tonner has climbed 15 peaks in 5 days in Scotland to raise funds for the very...
The land at Togher on the outskirts of Portlaoise

Master plan for Portlaoise Enterprise Park almost ready

A master plan will be published soon for the Enterprise Park development at Togher, on the outskirts of Portlaoise. The monthly meeting of Laois County...

Referendum watch: Laois Offaly backs Equal Marriage

With the Referendum on the 8th Amendment just under two weeks away, we continue our series on previous referendums in the constituency. This week we...

Laois country roads described as being ‘like a jungle’

Roads near Ballybrittas are "like a jungle" and may become a safety risk due to overhanging trees, according to one local councillor. Cllr Tom Mulhall...

In Pictures: Official opening of Killanure Primary School

Killanure Primary School had it's official opening on Sunday afternoon. The school, which built an extension in the summer of 2017, was officially opened by...

€5,000 on offer for artists showcased at Electric Picnic

A bursary of €5,000 will be shared amongst the successful artists in Electric Picnic's Diverse Individual Visual Artist, (D.I.V.A.) This is the third year of the...

In Pictures: Thousands turn out for Darkness into Light Mountmellick

Over 1,600 people took to Mountmellick GAA Grounds this morning for the annual Darkness into Light event for Pieta House. This is the seventh year...

In Pictures: Crowds brave the bad weather at the Colaiste Iosagain 5km run

Over 600 students and staff braved the miserable conditions for the annual Colaiste Iosagain 5km run. This is the seventh staging of this event -...

In Pictures: Laois student gets stellar reception at National Student Enterprise Finals

16 year old Alice Carew stunned fellow students, teachers and VIP guests with her project LULLS at the Student Enterprise National Finals held at Croke...

The search is on for Laois’s best junior baker

Organisers of this year's National Junior Baking Competition are looking for young baking stars from Laois to enter the highly prestigious competition. This year's competition...

76 tonnes of rubbish dumped in Laois since January

Yes, you read that correctly. There has been 76 tonnes of rubbish dumped in Laois since January of this year. €47,700 has been spent by...
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Council’s boost of over €2 million from development contributions

Laois County Council took in a total of €2,254,773.53 in development contributions in the 2017, it has been revealed. Details were outlined to the monthly...

Cullohill to stage All Ireland Porridge Championships

The man responsible for bringing the All-Ireland Porridge Championships is hoping it will bring an economic boost to the village and beyond. Paddy O’Connell of...

Laois celebrity gives candid interview after tumultuous year

TV presenter Claire Byrne opened up about 'lecherous' men preying on women, gender pay gaps, her career and having three young children in a...

Moment in Time: Portlaoise ARCH millennium ball in 2000

At the turn of the Millennium, there was a particular obsession with marking the end of a century and the turn of a thousand...

Local group to travel from Mizen to Malin Head in aid of worthy cause

Crossfit UnLaois'd are travelling the length of the country to raise funds for the Cuisle Centre in Portlaoise. The 10-strong team are travelling 600km over...

Referendum watch: Swing in Laois-Offaly on 1995 Marriage Referendum

In less than three weeks, the country will go to the polls for another referendum as we’re asked to vote on the hugely emotive...

Moment in time: Brigidine Convent reunion in 2004

It's fair to say the Brigidine Convent was something of an institution in Mountrath, with the Brigidine Sisters having an association with the town...
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