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Laois people have one of the ‘lowest disposable incomes’ in the country

The midlands is at the bottom of the league regarding personal disposable income, compared to all other regions in the country. Laois and Offaly fare...

Coronavirus: 14 further death and 359 new cases as decision on Johnson and Johnson...

The health authorities have announced 14 further Coronavirus-related death and 329 new cases - the lowest number of new cases reported on a single...

€1.2m fund to improve homes of older people and people with a disability in...

Laois has been allocated €1,263,744 in housing adaptation grants for older people and people with a disability. The work covers carrying out adaptations to houses,...
Lisa Sheppard Stay Home Play

‘Children really thrive when in a routine’ says Laois woman behind hugely popular Stay...

Amy Huberman, Vogue Williams and Sofie Skehan are among the 13,000 followers of the Stay Home Play Instagram account set up by Durrow woman...

In Pictures: Joy for staff and residents at Laois nursing home as fundraiser a...

75 care packages, a range of different items and vouchers were gifted to the staff and residents at Droimnin Nursing Home last night. At the...

‘Financial and mental’ strain forces popular Laois pub to close

The owners of a popular Laois pub say they will not be opening the premises again. Claire and Glyn Jenkins had only taken the lease...

Coronavirus: One further death and 687 new cases as EU set to introduce vaccine...

The health authorities have announced one further Coronavirus-related death and 687 new cases. 12 of today’s cases are in Laois, meaning the county’s 14-day incidence...

Coronavirus: Six further deaths and 612 new cases as positive impact of vaccine showing

The health authorities have announced a further six Coronavirus-related death and 612 new cases. 14 of today's cases are in Laois, meaning the county's 14-day...

‘Something for everyone’ says Macra short story winner on the value of the organisation

Macra na Feirme has been a mainstay of Irish rural life since the 1940s and given that its first headquarters was in Athy, it's...

Coronavirus: 13 further deaths and 738 new cases as violent scenes erupt at anti-lockdown...

There has been 13 further Coronavirus-related death and 738 new cases according to the figures released by the health authorities this evening. 10 of these...

Update provided on status of new Garda station in Portlaoise

Laois TD, Charlie Flanagan, has provided an update on the planned refurbishment of Portlaoise Garda station. The refurbishment of the station is included in the...
St Francis School

Joy for Laois students as new school set to be officially opened by May

The wait for students in one Laois school is almost over as their brand new building is set to be fully completed in the...
Brian Stanley on Covid-19

Laois TD calls on the government to ‘ramp up’ vaccination programme

Laois TD Brian Stanley has called on the government to ramp up the Covid-19 vaccination programme. The latest figures show that 226,291 people have received...

Coronavirus: 29 further deaths and 776 new cases – 15 in Laois

There has been 29 further Coronavirus-related death and 776 new cases according to the figures released by the health authorities this evening. 17 of these...

Concerns raised for asylum seekers from Laois facility following Covid-19 outbreak

Concerns have been raised about asylum seekers in a Laois facility following a Covid-19 outbreak. Around 17 residents of the the Hibernian Direct Provision Centre...

Coronavirus: 35 further deaths and 613 new cases as nursing home cases dramatically fall

There has been 35 further Coronavirus-related death and 613 new cases according to the figures released by the health authorities this evening. 21 of these...

Funding approved for new Respiratory Assessment Unit in Portlaoise Hospital

Funding has been approved for the development of New Respiratory Assessment Unit at the Midland Regional Hospital Portlaoise. The new development will involve a two...

WATCH: New initiative launched to promote reading in young Laois children

A new initiative to promote reading among young children in Laois has been launched. 'Talking Buddies', funded by Sláintecare, has been set up to promote...

Laois students secure Dragons Den funding for their school

Students from St Mary’s CBS, Portlaoise secured €270 in funding to advance their project aimed at making their school more inclusive for visually impaired...

Survey finds 14,000 Laois households could save €2,000 on energy bills by switching provider

Over 14,000 households in Laois are missing out on savings of up to €2,000 in energy costs per year by failing to switch providers,...

Coronavirus: 56 further deaths and 574 new cases as vaccine list redrafted

There has been 56 further Coronavirus-related death and 574 new cases according to the figures released by the health authorities this evening. 31 of these...

Shock and sadness at sudden death of local school head and former Irish rugby...

The death has occurred of Gary Halpin, the former Irish rugby international and the Head of Boarding at local school Cistercian College Roscrea. Mr Halpin...

CONFIRMED: Taoiseach Micheal Martin extends lockdown until April 5 but outlines the way forward

Ireland will remain in the current Level 5 Covid-19 restrictions until at least April 5, Taoiseach Micheal Martin has announced. The original restrictions were set...

Coronavirus: 45 further deaths and 575 new cases as first case of South African...

There has been 45 further Coronavirus-related death and 575 new cases according to the figures released by the health authorities this evening. 41 of these...

Wind farm located on Laois border announces eighth Community Gain Scheme

Bord na Móna has announced the launch of the eighth round of funding for its Bruckana Community Gain Scheme. This The wind farm site is...

Two Laois groups awarded funding under Peatlands Community Engagement Scheme

Two Laois groups are to receive more than €14,000 in money through the Funding for Peatlands Community Engagement Scheme. The Abbeyleix Bog Project has been...

‘I like to have a snoop on Twitter but I’m not interested in what...

Twitter can be an unforgiving place at the best of times but for someone in the public eye like RTE presenter and Laois native...

Coronavirus: One further death and 679 new cases as Laois case numbers still remain...

There has been one further Coronavirus-related death and 679 new cases according to the figures released by the health authorities this evening. Of today's new...
Anna May McHugh

‘Stay positive – if we survived the last 12 months, we can survive now’

One of the most inspiring Laois people of all time has to be Anna May McHugh, the Ballylinan woman that has played such a...

‘Very happy what I’m doing’ – Claire Byrne not thinking beyond RTE

Claire Byrne's media career has always been on an upward curve but she says she's quite happy with what she's doing at the moment...