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Work on new ring road in Portlaoise to begin next week as contracts are...

Work will begin next week in Portlaoise on the new link road that will connect the Timahoe Road to the Abbeyleix Road after a...

Deep sadness in Graiguecullen as young girl loses battle with cancer

Tributes have been paid to young Graiguecullen girl Heather Cowan who tragically lost her battle with cancer this week. Heather was in sixth class in...

BREAKING: Huge crash on outskirts of Laois town

A massive car crash has occured on the New Road from Portlaoise to Timahoe. The crash happened at the T-junction on the busy road out...

Laois family are proud owners of the Centra Store of the Year

Cullahill natives, Joe and Diane Deegan managed to scoop the ‘Centra Store of the Year’ award for 2018. Deegan's Centra, which is located just across the...

Laois woman represents Ireland for an editorial position at top international publishers

We could a have future Pulitzer Prize winner hailing from county Laois. Portlaoise woman Namra Amir is the only Irish person to make a shortlist from...

Laois needs new sources of drinking water as water levels hit record low

Irish Water is looking for new sources of drinking water in Laois. This comes as an Environmental Protection Agency report on supplies across the country...

In Pictures: Camross CCE sweep the boards at Leinster Fleadh

Camross Comhaltas Ceoltori Eireann won 10 individual Leinster titles and one ceili band title over the weekend. The sweeping success was achieved by the local...

In Pictures: Laois libraries welcome a very special Dublin dragon

Mystical dragon 'Gringer the Whinger' has had a massive impression on the children of Laois as he made a very magical visits to Holy...

Woodenbridge Paddlers Erkina river festival enjoys a wave of success

Woodenbridge Paddlers celebrated 20 years of existence in style with their Erkina River Fest recently. Events kicked off at the Woodenbridge on Sunday June 30. The...

Laois farmers are in the top ten Basic Payment earners

Farmers in Laois are in the top ten earners for average payments in the country under the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS). The Farming Independent revealed...
The number of carers in Laois is on the rise

Free GP care announced for Laois carers

Free GP care is to be extended to carers in Laois, it has been confirmed by Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan Minister Charlie...
Austin Stack has hit out at Sinn Feinn

Austin Stack sets up service to mediate in local conflicts

Austin Stack, the Portlaoise man who has campaigned for justice for his father Brian who was murdered by the IRA, has offered to mediate...

Care urged on roads as rain leads to dangerous driving conditions

Motorists in Laois are urged to drive carefully today after rain overnight and this morning will lead to more difficult driving conditions following the...

This remarkable Laois man is all set for the European wheelchair soccer championships

While the Midlands might not be synonymous with European championship soccer, this looks set to change as one Laois man is representing the region in...

Funding provided for new first responder ambulance in Laois

Funding of €50,000 has been provided to purchase an ambulance for a voluntary organisation in Laois. The Irish Red Cross - Laois, based in...

Laois farmers set to cook up a storm for a worthy cause this weekend

Get your knives and forks ready - one of the biggest summer barbecues in Laois is taking place this weekend. Farmers from near and far...

Mop-up operations continue on burning peat in Slieve Blooms

Mop-up operations in the Slieve Bloom mountains were continuing right up to last night, following a fire which began there over 10 days ago. Laois...

Proposal to use old phone boxes as community defibrillator points

Old phone boxes have been proposed as the ideal storage location for defibrillators in Laois. Eoin Barry, local area representative for the Labour Party is...

In Pictures: Laois artist and school combine to raise awareness of damaging environmental problem

The Artists in Schools programme at Scoil Tighearnach Naofa, Cullohill, where local artist Annie Holland and students created a Giant 8ft Bee, has been...

Large increase in mental health services funding in Laois as demand grows

Funding for Child and Adult Mental Health Services in Laois and Offaly has increased by over €1.2 million due to a major increase in...

In Pictures: Electric Picnic giving back to the community with donation of Youth Work...

As Stradbally and the county prepare for the 15th year of the renowned music festival Electric Picnic, the organisers of the festival have recently...

Over €10 million announced for Portlaoise town centre housing project

Over €10 million is to be spent on the provision 47 houses on a disused site in Portlaoise, it has been confirmed. Minister for Justice...

Tragic farm accident victim named as investigation is launched

The 87-year-old father of two who died tragically on his farm in Clonaslee at the weekend has been named. Jim McCann of Clonabeg, Clonaslee, died...

Tributes paid as popular local teacher retires

Tributes have been paid to a popular Abbeyleix teacher who has retired after 38 years of teaching in Scoil Mhuire in the town. Breda Broderick...

Portlaoise lined up to secure town centre regeneration funding

Portlaoise is poised to apply for its share of  €2 billion Urban Regeneration and Development Fund (URDF) to revitalise its town centre, an information...

Elderly man dies in Laois farm accident

An elderly farmer was killed in a farm accident over the weekend in Laois, it has been confirmed by An Garda Siochana. Gardai in Clonaslee...

Threat of further Slieve Bloom fires remains ‘really high’

The risk of forest fires flaring up again is “really high” in the Slieve Bloom mountains, according to a spokesperson from the largest commercial...

Timahoe NS students pave the way for Royal visit

“If it’s good enough for Timahoe NS, it’s good enough for the royals" - so said the 6th class students of Timahoe NS after...

‘It’s not an option on the CAO form’ – Fr David Vard on his...

It's been one busy year since Fr David Vard was ordained the youngest priest in Ireland, and come August 1, a year since he...

Sales of new cars in Laois down for the first half of 2018

The number of new cars being bought in Laois is down for the first half of this year. Official statistics released by the Society of...
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