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Coronavirus: 939 new cases and three more deaths

The Department of Health have confirmed a further 939 cases of Coronavirus and three further deaths in their latest figures. Of today’s cases, 14 of...

Coronavirus: 1,025 more cases – 19 of them in Laois – but no further...

The Department of Health have confirmed a further 1,025 cases of Coronavirus but no further deaths in their latest figures. Of today's cases, 19 of...

Wonderful eulogy for 98-year-old Laois Brother who spent his life helping others

The death took place of Brother Eugene Brennan in Miguel House, Castletown, on October 18. Known better to his family as Jackie, he was ninety-eight...

Laois TD calls for lack of energy upgrades to pensioner’s homes to be addressed

Nearly 200 pensioners in Laois/Offaly and Low Income families have not had planned energy upgrades done to their homes. So says Brian Stanley of Sinn...

Hundreds of children left without training facilities as Portlaoise Leisure Centre pitches close due...

Almost 200 children from Portlaoise AFC have been left with nowhere to train after the outdoor astro pitches in Portlaoise Leisure Centre were withdrawn...

Local man set to raise funds for Laois Arch Club via Virtual Dublin Marathon

A Portlaoise man is set to embark on a mammoth task this weekend in aid of a very important charity. Alex Cathcart, a Special Needs...

Warm tributes as teacher who educated ‘thousands’ of Laois students retires

A teacher who spent her entire career in classrooms in Laois is set to retire this afternoon. Meree O'Sullivan, who is currently the Deputy Principal...

Boost for homelessness in Midlands as charity purchases accommodation

Two leading agencies have announced a joint initiative which will see Clonamore House Hotel in Tullamore developed as an enhanced center for the provision...

Calls made for Portarlington road to be named after legendary community activist

There are some people that go over and above for their community and the late Niall McElwaine in Portarlington was one such man. The Donegal...

‘Disturbed’ ten days of weather ahead as ‘numerous Atlantic storms’ to strike

Haven't we suffered enough? Well, apparently not as now a local forecaster is predicting some rather nasty weather to head our way over the coming...

In Pictures: Laois secondary school students remember children who died in the Holocaust

First year students in Mountrath Community school participated in the international Crocus Project, organised by the Holocaust Education Trust, recently. This is a project for...

Fundraiser launched for Laois man battling Covid-19 in English hospital

A fundraiser has been launched for a Laois man who is battling Covid-19 on a ventilator in a British Hospital. Tommy Ring, who is originally...

Life saving treatment for young Meath girl following €1 million donation from Laois family

A young Meath girl had life-saving surgery last week - which was only made possible following a generous donation from a Laois family. Olivia Mulhern...

New restrictions to be announced later today in a merger of Level 4 and...

A new range of restrictions are expected to be announced later today for the entire country for a three to four-week period. A specially-convened cabinet...

155 new houses coming to Laois town following An Bord Pleanala ruling

155 new houses are coming to Portlaoise after An Bord Pleanala gave the development the green light. Boderg Developments put forward plans earlier this year...

Coronavirus: 1,283 new cases and three more deaths as Government to take decisive action...

A further 1,283 Coronavirus cases have been announced as well as three further deaths. Of today's cases, 23 of them are in Laois, meaning the...

Coronavirus: 1,276 more cases and 8 deaths as discussions held about switch to Level...

A further 1,276 Coronavirus cases have been announced as well as eight further deaths - though one of those deaths was in June and...

In Pictures: Warm tributes and well wishes as Laois’s first ever SNA retires

Laois's first ever Special Needs Assistant retired from her post yesterday. Stradbally native Geraldine Robbins brought the curtain down on her 21 year career yesterday...

Gardaí launch high-visibility plan for this weekend

An Garda Síochána has today introduced a high visibility, nationwide policing plan focused on support for the vulnerable and crime prevention. The policing plan, which...

Deep sadness in Timahoe at death of John Dalton

There is deep sadness in Timahoe following the passing of John Dalton. Mr Dalton died on Thursday, October 15, at the young age of 50...

32 new confirmed Coronavirus cases in Laois – the highest figure yet

There have been a further 32 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Laois - the highest figure recorded in the county yet. There was 28 cases...

Coronavirus: ALL household visits to be banned from tomorrow night

ALL household visits are to be banned from midnight on Thursday in the latest attempt to get the Coronavirus under control in Ireland. Under Level...

Portlaoise and Mountmellick set to represent Laois in Macra na Feirme finals

Laois Macra na Feirme is a youth organisation for seventeen to thirty-five-year olds. It is comprised of eight various clubs such as Camross, Clough, Durrow/Abbeyleix,...

Coronavirus: 14-day incident rate in Laois at highest level since April peak

There have been 114 Coronavirus cases in Laois in the last 14 days, up to midnight on October 11, giving an incident rate of...

Portlaoise secondary school informs 5th year students to stay at home after confirmed Coronavirus...

Students in 5th year in St Mary's CBS in Portlaoise have been informed to stay at home for the next seven school days following...

Coronavirus: 814 new cases and two more deaths as conflicting messages on ‘circuit break’...

There have been a further 814 confirmed cases of Coronavirus as well as two further deaths, according to the figures released this evening. Of the...

Dressed as batman, a Laois man is going to tour the county in his...

The Covid-19 restrictions have forced the organisers of various charity events to think on their feet to continue their fundraising efforts. Novel ideas and a...

Coronavirus: Over 1,000 new cases and three further deaths

There are 1,012 new cases of Coronavirus as well as three further deaths, according to the figures released this evening. As of midnight Friday 9th...

Beautiful tribute to late 100-year-old De La Salle brother who spent 52 years as...

A 100-year-old De La Salle brother who lived in Castletown in Laois passed away recently.  Brother Anthony Furniss passed away in late September and was...

WATCH: A helpful guide on how to use Zoom as restrictions introduced again

Brought to you in association with Laois and Offaly Education and Training Board (LOETB) With new restrictions being introduced to help limit the spread of...