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An expected 328 jobs to be created in new Portlaoise plant

An expected 78 jobs are to be created in Portlaoise as the new Glanbia Cheese facility opens in Togher. Planning permission was approved for the...

In Pictures: John Whelan launches new book celebrating 40 years in journalism

Forty years is a mighty long time and it's that significant milestone that was the inspiration for John Whelan to put together a collection...

Well-known Ratheniska family presents €4,700 to Pieta House after death of son Dinny

What a remarkable donation this is. Today, Richie Reid, Julieka Cahill and Lily Reid presented a cheque worth €4,710 to Pieta House, in memory of...

Planning permission sought for solar farm in Rathdowney

Planning permission has been lodged to build a solar farm in  Rathdowney. Vento Ludens Ltd have applied for a five year planning permission at a...

Rare artefact sells for €280,000 in Laois auction

Do you know anyone who loves Chinese heirlooms and has a spare €280,000 to spend? Yesterday, a Chinese jade seal was sold at a Laois...

Weather warnings in place for strong winds and heavy rain

Both local and national weather forecasters are issuing warnings about stormy conditions and strong winds taking place over the country today. Midland Weather channel posted...

Laois shines bright at the Midlands customer service awards

Last night, Midlands 103 held their inaugural Customer Service awards at the the Midlands Park Hotel, Portlaoise. Forty businesses were recognised out of an astonishing...

More than half of hospital staff in Midlands and Naas don’t get the flu...

A survey conducted with staff in Midland Regional Hospital Portlaoise, Midland Regional Hospital Tullamore and Naas General Hospital has revealed that only 44 percent...

Table quiz to be held in aid of Portlaoise Hospital Special Care baby unit

A table quiz is being organised for the Special Care baby unit in the Midland Regional Hospital in Humes Pub on Main Street in Portlaoise...

Portlaoise estate granted 141 new houses

141 new homes have been approved for Portlaoise. An Bord Pleanala has upheld a Laois County Council decision to grant permission for an extra 141...

Table quiz, GOAL jersey day and Halloween all a blast for Arles NS

It has been all go in Arles NS recently with a host of different activities going down a treat. A table quiz was held in...

Laois man John Whelan launches new book on life in the Christian Brothers, the...

Journalist, editor, author, former Senator, LaoisToday columnist, guest radio presenter John Whelan has added another string to his bow by launching his new book,...

Mother of three Kolbe pupils speaks out about conditions – ‘It’s devastating sending your...

One parent who understands the plight of those involved Kolbe Special School all too well is Louise Dermody. Louise's three children Ethan, Kyle and Alanna...

Scór na nÓg seeking participants for annual competition

Laois Scór na nÓg will take place in St Fintan's Hall Mountrath on Friday 23 November. The competition is open to all GAA members under-17...

Laois dog shines bright in pet personality competition

A Laois dog charmed his way into judges' hearts at the national Pet Expo in Dublin. Archer from Portlaoise won the Jester category of the...

WATCH: Laois man completes two marathons in seven days in memory of Mountmellick friend

Completing one marathon is a extraordinary challenge, but to run two within the space of a week on two different continents is something else...

In Pictures: Fifty Seven Boutique make Hospice presentation again following 16th consecutive Coffee Day

Fifty Seven Boutique in Portarlington recently held its 16th consecutive Annual Hospice Coffee Morning - with another significant donation made to the very worthy...

Laois family make it through to the quarter finals of Ireland’s Fittest Family

The McDonald family from Ballyroan have made it through to the quarter-finals of the hugely popular Ireland’s Fittest Family programme on RTE this evening. Last...

Well-known Laois man wins big on Winning Streak after Spinning the Wheel!

There's hardly a programme on the television that is as widely watched on weekly basis as Winning Streak and there was a strong Laois interest this...

Laois school fears for ‘life and limb’ of pupils in freezing temperatures

A rural school has taken it upon themselves to write a letter to the Laois County Council regarding road safety during cold snaps. St Patrick's...

Laois rugby official joins national mentoring charity

Le Chéile Mentoring and Youth Justice Support Services have seen their Board of Management expanding with the recent appointment of Richard McElwee to the...

Construction company insists no penny pinching was done when building schools

Western Building Systems has insisted there were no, 'short cuts or penny pinching' in its construction of schools. Three of the four Laois schools built...

Portlaoise school celebrates two Science Olympiads

One school in Laois is celebrating two participants in the Science Olympiad finals. Scoil Chriost Rí had two participants in the Science Olympiad medals at the...

Laois school sends out warning against ticket fraudsters

St Mary's CBS have warned against the sale of fraudulent tickets for a fundraiser. The Portlaoise secondary school issued a statement on their App. The notification...

Two major companies announce their support for Portlaoise’s bid for the All-Ireland Fleadh

Two national companies have announced their backing for Portlaoise to hold Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann. ESB Networks and EirGrid have pledged to support Portlaoise's bid...

First Sod turned for Camross developments

Camross Parish development Association (CPDA) have secured funding to develop the village of Camross. The first stage of this development is to create a village...

Trick or Treaters warned to wrap up warm this Halloween

All the ghouls, ghosts and goblins are being warned to put on plenty of layers this Halloween as the temperatures are set to drop. Weather...

In Pictures: Errill Tractor Run proves a big hit once again as they remember...

Over 300 tractors of all sizes and vintages gathered in the village of Errill on Sunday afternoon for a charity Tractor Run in aid...

Chairman of Dunamaise Arts Centre says goodbye after 20 years

During 20 years of being involved in the Dunamaise Arts Centre and Theatre, Louis Brennan has seen and gone through it all. From its conception,...

Laois group cycled the length of Ireland to raise €6,000 in aid of worthy...

Crossfit UnLaois'd have traveled from Malin to Mizen Head of the country to raise funds for the Cuisle Centre in Portlaoise. The 10-strong team are...
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