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Laois toddler Mary-Claire set to travel to Holland to get life-saving treatment

Laois toddler Mary Claire Knowles is one step closer to getting possible life-saving treatment from the 90 or so seizures she has suffered in...

Portarlington shop set to host 16th consecutive coffee morning for Daffodil Day

Fifty Seven Boutique in Portarlington is holding its 16th consecutive Annual Daffodil Coffee Morning this year – with the latest event taking place this...

Gardaí investigating circumstances of death of man in rural Laois area

Gardai have launched an investigation after a man in his 40s was found dead in Wolfhill in Laois this evening. Close to 100 members of...
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A serious road traffic accident has occured near Laois border

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses following a serious road traffic collision one mile from Ballinabranagh village, Carlow. Gardaí and emergency services are currently at the...

Laois producer wins Royal Television Society Award

A Laois woman has climbed her way to amazing success in the UK's television industry, which was highlighted at last night's Royal Television Society...

Homeless man sleeping on the streets of Portlaoise fears being moved back to Dublin

A homeless man sleeping on the streets of Portlaoise fears being moved back to Dublin. David, who would prefer not to give out his surname,...

HSE won’t disclose if staff are liable for Portlaoise baby deaths

The HSE are refusing to say if a review has shown staff had liability in cases of avoidable baby deaths at Portlaoise Hospital, according to...

Update on impact of fire beside Portarlington train station

Yesterday a fire broke out in a building adjacent to Portarlington railway station, causing extensive disruption for commuters and damage to part of the...

Laois woman celebrates St Patrick’s Day with United Nations reception in New York

One Laois woman spent her St Patrick's Day preparations a little differently to most, as she mixed with high-profile UN officials, Ambassadors and key...

Laois hairdresser shines with All Star award at national competition

A Portlaoise man and a Rathdowney hair salon walked away with an All Star award from Croke Park recently. The Hair House Salon in Rathdowney,...

UPDATE: Fire has broken out beside Portarlington train station

A fire has broken out in a building adjacent to Portarlington railway station. Emergency services including ambulances, three fire brigades and Gardaí are now at...

Tributes paid to ‘wonderful character’ Mick Murray following sad passing

Tributes have been paid to 'wonderful character' Michael (Mick) Murray of Glenbrook, Ballyroan, who passed away on St Patrick's Day, Sunday, March 17. Mick founded...

In Pictures: Aiming to get the county squeaky clean for Clean Up Laois week

Clean up Laois Week is back and bigger than ever for its 16 year running.  Taking place from Monday 8 to Friday 12 April, it...

In Pictures: Rathdowney turns out in style for their St Patrick’s Day parade

Brought to you in association with Joe Mallon Motors, Portlaoise As ever, Rathdowney's St Patrick's Day held their high standards and equally high spirits. A superb...

In Pictures: World champion Doheny the star attraction as Portlaoise parade proves a big...

Brought to you in association with Joe Mallon Motors, Portlaoise World champion boxer TJ Doheny was a special guest of honor at the Portlaoise St...

Donald Trump, The Greatest Showman and Superheros light up Abbeyleix parade

Brought to you in association with Joe Mallon Motors, Portlaoise Donald Trump, the stars of The Greatest Showman and some superheros made an appearance at...

In Pictures: Stradbally celebrates living in a rural town on St Patrick’s Day

Brought to you in association with Joe Mallon Motors, Portlaoise This was arguably the greatest turnout Stradbally has ever seen for its St Patrick's Day...

In Pictures: Early starts as Vicarstown and Timahoe turn on the style again

Brought to you in association with Joe Mallon Motors, Portlaoise As ever, they were up bright and early in Vicarstown for the community’s annual St...

In Pictures: Killeshin and Graiguecullen go green to celebrate St Patrick’s Day

Brought to you in association with Joe Mallon Motors, Portlaoise What a day that was! St Patrick’s Day has come and almost gone with the county...

Laois branch of Down Syndrome Ireland planning for busy year ahead

It's all systems go for Down Syndrome Ireland Laois branch. Between Easter camps, summer camps and building a Field of Dreams - it's an incredibly...

Two famous special guests to appear at Portlaoise St Patrick’s Day parade

Brought to you in association with Joe Mallon Motors, Portlaoise You can expect to see a famous face or two Famous actor and Portlaoise native Robert...

In Pictures: Abbeyleix school joins thousands in strike for climate change

Scoil Mhuire Abbeyleix joined in the international 'School strike for climate' protest on Friday, March 15. Around 60 children from Scoil Mhuire's two sixth classes...
Gardaí are on the scene following the incident

Gardaí issue warning for drivers this St Patrick’s weekend – as 34 killed so...

Gardai will out in force targeting drivers under the influence of drink and drugs over the St Patrick’s Weekend. This is a traditionally a high...

Portarlington Golf Male Choir and guests to perform at concert in Monasterevin

Portarlington Golf Male Choir and their guests will perform at the Monasterevin Community Centre for their CY Spring Concert. Their guests include the Portarlington Concert band, Pat's Jazz...

Grand Marshall for Portlaoise St Patrick’s Day parade has been announced

Brought to you in association with Joe Mallon Motors, Portlaoise Leading the St Patrick's Day parade down the streets of Portlaoise this year will be...

In Pictures: Amazing Asma serves up a treat at All-Ireland Bake-Off final

There is simply no stopping Asma Zulfiqar. Fresh from the representing her school and country in the international science competition in Botswana, the Scoil Chriost Rí...

New ‘Walking on Water’ initiative launched in Laois, Kildare and Carlow

Get Ireland Walking, Waterways Ireland and Local Sports Partnerships from Kildare, Carlow and Laois have launched a walking programme on canal and river routes...

Former RTE newsreader calls on Laois businesses to support Daffodil Day

Former RTE newsreader Aengus MacGrianna is urging businesses in Laois to support cancer patients and their families by getting behind the Irish Cancer Society’s...

Two Laois schools are through to the Junk Kouture grand finale

Two Laois schools have been selected for the All-Ireland final of the Junk Kouture creative fashion contest. Scoil Chriost Rí's 'Truth Lies Within' and the...

Laois family turning their tragedy into hope for others with Pieta House fundraisers

An extended family from Laois are aiming to make a difference to the lives of others with a series of fundraisers for Pieta House...
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