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12 Laois establishments selected as Leinster Regional winners confirmed for Irish Restaurant Awards

The Leinster Regional Final of Irish Restaurant Awards 2022 took place in the Knightsbrook Hotel, County Meath on Tuesday August 16. Over 900 restaurant and hospitality business owners and staff...
Shanahoe NS

Funding approved for new Autism Spectrum Disorder classroom in Laois primary school

Shanahoe National School has been given approval for the reconfiguration of a classroom to provide an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Room. Laois TD and Minister...
Ambulance

‘Midlands ambulance service falling short of targets’ says Laois TD

Figures obtained by Sinn Féin this week show a deepening crisis in the ambulance service and target response times being completely missed. Local Sinn Féin...

Flower power charity picnic to be held in Laois this weekend for two great...

Teddy Bears in all their finery will be descending on the Heath House (R32 VH28), at the Heath, Portlaoise on Sunday August 21 for...
Ukrainiam family Portlaoise

New to the Area: Ukrainian family in Portlaoise building a new life and immersing...

A Ukrainian family living in Portlaoise has got involved with the local Tidy Towns effort in a bid to give something back to the...
Kevin, Seamus, Leon and Gillian Holland

Local family plea for support as dad seeks ‘potentially life-saving’ cancer surgery in Germany

A local family are pleading for support after their dad was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer. Seamus Holland was diagnosed with Stage 4...

‘Renewed focus on community first responders needed as ambulance service faces staffing crisis’ says...

A local TD has called on the Minister for Health and the National Ambulance Service to place a renewed focus on supporting schemes that...
Clonaslee High Nelly

Laois community group present Temple Street Hospital with €20,000 cheque following fundraiser

Clonaslee High Nelly Club members recently welcomed Temple Street Community Engagement Administrator Laura Hill to Hickey's Pub for the official presentation of a cheque...
Laois Vintage Run

Incredible effort as Laois Vintage Run smashes the €1 million barrier

The wonderful Laois Vintage Run took place on Saturday with an array of classic cars and tractors traversing the county in the glorious August...

Almost €320,000 in Clár funding announced for eight community projects in Laois

Eight community projects in Laois have been awarded almost €320,000 in the latest Clár funding announcement made by Minister for Rural and Community Development...
Albert Fitzgerald Midlands 103

Sadness at death of Albert Fitzgerald, former Managing Director of Midlands 103

The death has occurred of Albert Fitzgerald, the highly-regarded former Managing Director of Midlands 103. A Cork native, he lived in Tullamore and had been...
Durrow Leafy Loop

Boost for nine Laois walking trails as details of new funding scheme announced

Community groups responsible for managing walking trails in Laois will receive grants of €1,000-€3,000 under new funding announced this week. Walking routes in Cullohill, Durrow,...

Areas in two Laois towns set to benefit from upgraded water services

Irish Water, working in partnership with Laois County Council, is replacing ageing backyard water mains and providing new service connections for customers along Lord...

Cars, tractors and motorbikes to hit the road this weekend as Laois Vintage Run...

Vintage cars, tractors and motorbikes are all set to roll out in sun soaked style for the Laois Vintage Limited sponsored road run in...

Tragedy as man drowns while swimming in River Barrow in Graiguecullen

A man drowned on Wednesday night when he got into difficulty in the River Barrow in Graiguecullen. The incident occurred at around 9.20pm on Wednesday...
Abbeyleix Art Festival

Abbeyleix festival to celebrate renowned Irish artist Francis Bacon

The life of internationally renowned Irish artist Francis Bacon is being celebrated in Abbeyleix next weekend.  The Abbeyleix Heritage Arts Festival will run from August 12-14 with...

Priceless historical artefact to be donated to Laois during Heritage Week

A flag which was presented to Col James Fitzmaurice during his victorious trip around America following the first East West Transatlantic Flight will be...
Mick McDonnell RIP

Death occurs of Mick McDonnell, one of the great Laois dual players and a...

The death has occurred of Laois native Mick McDonnell, a retired Garda sergeant in Cobh in Cork, and remembered as one of the greatest...
Emma Fogarty

Brave Laois woman to join a major challenge to help fellow EB sufferers

A brave Laois woman who battles constant pain caused by a crippling skin disease is ‘stepping up’ to join a major challenge to help...

Abbeyleix Bog granted funding of up to €75,000 for further restoration

Funding of up to €75,000 has been granted to deliver peatland restoration measures at the much-loved and widely-used Abbeyleix Bog. The funding, which will be...
Nurses

Workers in Laois-Offaly still waiting for pandemic bonus payment promised by Government

Local Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley has said that “the Taoiseach must directly intervene to ensure frontline workers in Laois/Offaly receive the pandemic bonus...
Eamonn Culliton Camino

The story of the Portlaoise man who walked to Spain in memory of his...

A Portlaoise man has gone the distance to remember his beloved sister who died from stomach cancer during the pandemic, and to raise funds...

Explained: What the new structure on the Abbeyleix Road in Portlaoise actually is –...

Anyone driving on the Abbeyleix Road or Fr Browne Avenue bear O’Moore Park in recent weeks will have notice a significant new concrete structure...
Electric Picnic General

Young Laois performers in with a chance of performing at Electric Picnic – as...

Have you ever dreamed of performing on stage? Were you born with a funny bone and fancy trying some stand-up comedy? Or is poetry your...
Noel Ryan RIP

Sadness at death of Noel Ryan from Portlaoise, huge supporter of community and charity...

There is sadness in Portlaoise and surrounding areas following the death of Noel Ryan, a man well known in business, community, charity and sporting...

In Pictures: Parks Tennis Summer Camp proves a big hit in Vicarstown

No matter what your interest is, there is a summer camp for you. Not only are the options getting better, but there's also more coming...

Seven Laois outdoor projects share almost €220,000

A new lakeside trail in Kilminchy and a cycle hub in Durrow are among the seven outdoor projects in Laois that have been granted...

In Pictures: Laois County Council hold public consultation to hear views of the county’s...

On Tuesday of last week Laois County Council held a public consultation event in Bloom HQ, Mountrath, in order to seek the input and...
RIP Tom Phelan

Death occurs of Tom Phelan, a former Labour Party General Election candidate in Laois

Tom Phelan of Clonkeen, Portlaoise and formerly of Ballinakill was a staunch Labour Party stalwart and standard bearer all his life. He was a tireless campaigner...
TV filming

Laois families and friends sought for Fáilte Ireland promotional video

Fancy getting your head on the telly? Like to do something to promote Laois? As part of a promotional campaign for Fáilte Ireland, a video is...