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Weather warning in place as heavy rain expected to turn to sleet and snow

Laois is one of seven counties to have been hit with a rainfall warning for today as heavy rain is expected to turn to...

In Pictures: Big crowd at the launch of Laois Integration Strategy

The launch of the first Integration Strategy for County Laois took place in the Parish Centre, Portlaoise recently by Charlie Flanagan TD, Minister for...

In Pictures: Portlaoise College wish farewell to long serving member of staff

What a great send off! There was great celebrations recently when the staff of Portlaoise College came together to acknowledge the retirement of one of...

Death occurs of Bernie Daly proprietor of popular Portlaoise tavern

Bernie Daly who died on Monday was the former proprietor of one of the region’s best known and most popular pubs. Bernie, who was pre-deceased...

Portlaoise GAA host Race Night and celebrate recent achievements this weekend

It was a dramatic weekend for Portlaoise GAA but after settling down and looking forward to the Leinster semi-final, it's time for a fundraiser. The...

Portarlington Leisure Centre honoured with prestigious award

Portarlington Leisure Centre have been awarded 'Overall Best Leisure Centre in Ireland'. The Leisure Centre received the award at this year's National Standards Awards after...

Sadness as master butcher, publican and champion athlete passes away

Loughlin Delaney who has passed away after a long illness was well known in business and athletic circles throughout Laois. He was 65. Better known...

In Pictures: ‘Dirty Dusting’ in Dunamaise Arts Centre a huge success

The Dirty Dusting Irish tour made its way to Dunamaise at the weekend and was played in front of a sold out crowd. The show...

Dessie Brennan – the only medal he wants is another senior title for Joseph’s

Dessie Brennan is a legend. No, that’s a bit of an understatement. He’s a living legend. A legend in his own lifetime. That’s the sort of...

Durrow community rally for ‘Friends of Shane Walsh’ event

The tight-knit community of Durrow was stunned in September with the sad death of Shane Walsh, a young man in his early 30s who...

Laois man at the heart of Trinity College Med Day 2019

On Friday November 8, over 600 medical students will hit the streets collecting for some money for some great causes in Trinity-affiliated hospitals. 'Trinity Med...

Stories, characters, yarns – Pat Critchley set to launch his new book ‘Bruno’

You can't beat stories! Pat Critchley, one of Laois's greatest characters, story tellers and sportsmen, is to launch a new book - a collection of...

In Pictures: Official Opening of new Portlaoise Link Road

After months and months of delays, traffic congestion and frustration, the brand new Portlaoise Southern Circular Road officially on Friday November 1 The project was...

Laois family launch fundraiser in bid to let their son Jamie walk

A Portlaoise family have set up a GoFundMe page for their little boy, Jamie who is in need of medical support. Seven-year-old Jamie Mannion has...
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WATCH: Legendary Irish rugby player comes to Laois to try wheelchair rugby

The Laois Lions wheelchair team recently hosted Ex-Ireland rugby player Brian O'Driscoll at their training base in Vicarstown Community Centre. This visit was a part...

Irish Wheelchair Association launches new fundraising campaign “Angels”

The Irish Wheelchair Association has know launched it's national fundraising campaign "Angels". This is the largest campaign in their calendar and is to generate the...

Laois man was world renowned cinematographer

Jack Conroy who has died in Naas was a world renowned cinematographer, who at the height of his career was a much sought after...
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The Week that Was: The top 10 stories of the past seven days

1 - Laois hit by overnight crime spree as host of businesses, schools and homes hit On Thursday we reported on a spate of break...

Two Laois ladies complete The Corinthian Challenge for Irish Injured Jockeys

Laois ladies, Heather Heffernan and Triona Burbage rode in their final race of The Corinthian Challenge Charity Race Series at the weekend. They had a...

Christmas Box Appeal urges Laois people to get involved for children in need

A Christmas Box Appeal is taking place in Laois this year and everyone is welcome to get invovled! Toys can be donated for children of...

One of Ireland’s biggest garden centres is on a mission to drive Laois primary...

One of Ireland’s biggest garden centres is on a mission to drive primary school pupils in Laois absolutely wild. CountryLife Garden Centres want to educate...

Young Laois man in serious condition in Australian hospital following hang-gliding accident

A young Portlaoise man is in a coma in an Australian hospital following a hang-gliding accident. Richard Nicholls (26) was injured in the horrific accident...
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Laois school set to hold fundraising table quiz

Tobar an Léinn Raheen NS Parent's Association have announced plans to run a fundraising table quiz on Saturday November 8. The school recently raised its...

Five Laois towns to reap the benefits of substantial new funding under national scheme

Five Laois towns and villages have been allocated €437,761 for improvements from the Town and Village Renewal scheme. Laois TD Charlie Flanagan welcomed the funding...

Laois school students celebrate Maths Week

Emo National School hosted James Soper on Wednesday, October 16 to celebrate Maths Week 2019. The students of Emo National School and St. Joseph’s Girls...

Laois TD Stanley calls for action as Laois Home Help situation is ‘past breaking...

Sinn Féin TD, Brian Stanley is calling on the Government and the Minister for Health to sort out much-needed frontline services as Laois Home...

Portlaoise Macra to host fun filled table quiz this weekend

Portlaoise Macra will host a table quiz on Friday, November 1. The quiz will take place upstairs in Kavangh's Pub, Main Street Portlaoise and all...

Mountrath set to host ‘Symphony of Song’ fundraiser in aid of Teach Tom

Teach Tom are hosting a 'Symphony of Song' fundraiser on Sunday, November 24. The event will take place in St Philomena's Hall in Mountrath. Teac Tom...

Laois school holds bake sale in aid of Portlaoise Hospital’s Paediatric Ward and plans...

Tobar an Léinn school in Raheen recently raised much needed funding for Portlaoise Hospital's Paediatric Ward at a school bake sale. Students from third and...

Laois family take to our screens tonight in the hopes of becoming Ireland’s Fittest...

Ireland Fittest Family is back on our screens tonight where a Killeshin family will be competing. Following the lead of the McDonald family from Ballyroan...
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