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Local Senator calls for progress to be made on establishment of Midlands Hospice

There have been renewed calls to build a hospice in the midlands. The Midlands region of Laois, Offaly, Longford and Westmeath is the only region...

Closure of Laois and Offaly employment services described as ‘bad decision’ by local TD

Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley has stated that the closure of local employment services in Portlaoise, Tullamore, Portarlington and Birr is a bad decision...

Laois player scoops almost €30,000 in latest Lotto draw as record €19 million jackpot...

The largest prize in Irish Lotto history remains up for grabs on Saturday night after Wednesday’s historic €19.06 million draw continued to roll without...
Laura Devoy and Ciara Brennan

Laois students receive college scholarships following outstanding Leaving Cert results

Two Laois students have been awarded a scholarship following their outstanding Leaving Cert results. Laura Devoy, who sat her Leaving Cert in Scoil Chriost Ri...

Laois artist successful at prestigious Zurich Portrait Prize at National Gallery of Ireland

Tom McLean, a contemporary figurative painter and illustrator from Laois, has won a highly commended prize of €1,500 for his work Note to Self...
Camross Vintage Club 2

In Pictures: €3,000 raised following first ever vintage run in memory of Martin Bergin

The first ever Martin Bergin Memorial Run was held by Camross Vintage Club back in October. Mr Bergin, a Camross native and founding member of...
St Fintan's Hospital

HSE clarify booster schedule after Laois people turned away at walk-in clinic

The HSE have clarified the booster Covid-19 vaccine schedule after a number of people were turned away in Laois at the weekend. In a press...

Glenbarrow and Derryounce Lakes to receive funding under Outdoor Recreation plan

A much-needed overflow carpark at Glenbarrow and development of a plan for the Derryounce Lakes in Portarlington are among the projects set to receive...

Laois ranked as fifth county most likely to have a white Christmas according to...

Laois has been ranked as the fifth county in Ireland most likely to experience a white Christmas this year according to new research. Legacy Communications...

Portlaoise and Tullamore ICU capacity has to be increased permanently says Laois TD

Local Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley has called for ICU capacity in Portlaoise and Tullamore Hospitals to be increased permanently. The Laois TD made the...

In Pictures: Portlaoise College Awareness Week a huge success

Each year in Portlaoise College, Awareness Week is marked by a week long timetable of events. Past pupils are invited to the school to give...
Ollie Payne

Sadness in Mountmellick at passing of Ollie Payne, former town councillor and community champion

There is sadness in Mountmellick this week following the death of Ollie Payne, a man who contributing hugely to the town and community over...

In Pictures: Busy times at Laois secondary school with Wild Atlantic Way, road safety...

The students of Mountrath Community School have been extremely busty lately as they have taken part in a range of different activities. Last week, the...
St Fintan's Hospital

Walk-in Covid-19 vaccination booster centre for those aged 60-69 and healthcare workers set to...

From today, the HSE will operate walk-in booster COVID-19 vaccination clinics for healthcare workers and people aged 60 to 69. This will only be available...
Midlands Regional Hospital Portlaoise

Laois TD calls on Taoiseach to provide a ‘recognition support package’ for frontline healthcare...

A Laois TD has called on the government to provide a recognition bonus package to the frontline healthcare staff. Independent Cathal Berry says there people...
Climate Action Bill

CO2 emissions must be reduced with alternatives, not punishments, says Laois TD

A Laois TD has called on the government 'to focus less on punishing ordinary people through increasing carbon taxes and focus more on how...

In Pictures: Huge success as Laois dancers excel at World Championships in Killarney

After a 20-month Covid-19 enforced shutdown, Irish dancers from Laois descended upon to INEC in Killarney where they excelled at the World Championships. Almost 50...
Census 2022 Enumerator Campaign Launch 136

CSO seeking to hire over 80 Enumerators in Laois for Census 2022

The Central Statistics Office (CSO) needs to hire 82 Census Enumerators to deliver and collect census forms to and from every home in Laois next year. Enumerators can earn...
Live Animal Crib Portlaoise

Live animal charity crib set to open in Portlaoise this weekend

For the second year, a live animal charity crib is set to officially open in Portlaoise this weekend. From Sunday, a live animal crib in...

In Pictures: Beautiful mosaic installed on the wall of popular Laois amenity

Laois County Council engaged a mosaic artist, Aidan Byrne of Make Mosaic to devise and facilitate a unique mosaic piece with young people in...
Fiona Stafford Byrne Bernese Mountain Dogs

Laois Bernese Mountain Dogs qualify for world famous Crufts

Two Laois Bernese Mountain Dogs have secured their place at world-famous Crufts dog show in London next year. Fiona Stafford-Byrne from Castletown, who competes under...
Laois Chamber Calendar

Laois calendar for 2022 – featuring stunning images from around the county – is...

The Love Laois 2022 Calendar - which has been jointly produced by Laois County Council, Laois Chamber and Laois Tourism - was officially launched...
Durrow Christmas

Christmas lights and carols as Durrow to host artisan food and craft market this...

Durrow should be a hive of activity this Sunday, November 28, for the Laois Artisan Food and Craft Market. Showcasing the best of Irish artisan...
Roxy Phelan

Huge fundraiser night planned for young Laois woman battling cancer

A huge fundraising event is being held in Abbeyleix this weekend to help raise money for a young mother Roxy Phelan who has been going...

Take a penalty and donate – Ballyadams NS come up with novel fundraiser idea!

If you're raising funds for a certain cause, it's best for all concerned if you can have a bit of fun while doing so....
Emo Church

After years of waiting, children in Laois parish finally set to receive Communion this...

After a two year wait, children in one parish in Laois will finally receive their communion this weekend. The children from 3rd and 4th classes...
Daragh Lee

Fundraiser launched to cover funeral costs as League of Ireland club join tributes following...

A fundraiser aimed at covering funeral costs for the family of a young Laois man has seen donations of more than €11,000 flood in...
Giraffe in the Trees Brendan McDonald

Laois author publishes second children’s book in time for Christmas

Laois author Brendan McDonald from Killeen has published his second children's book Giraffe in the Trees just in time for the Christmas rush. His first book Elephant on...
Daragh Lee

Mountmellick community stunned at tragic death of young Daragh Lee

There is a deep sadness in Mountmellick this weekend following the tragic death of Daragh Lee on Saturday morning. The 19-year-old was the pedestrian killed...

Calls for parents to ‘Get your kid a bike not an electric scooter’ after...

People are taking their life in their hands walking the footpaths when there are so many electric scooters about - so maybe parents should...