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HSE launch campaign to teach kids how to prevent the spread of infectious diseases

To help improve respiratory hygiene in schools and crèches, the HSE’s Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) has developed eye-catching new posters which have been...

Nominations sought for Chairman’s Award for good environmental practice on Laois farms

Laois County Council are holding a competition to recognise farmers for the excellent and good environmental practices which they carry out on a daily...

Laois school garner special merit awards at Coirm Gael Linn Festival

Primary School students from Gaelscoil Shlí Dála, Ballaghmore were on stage in Visual Theatre, Carlow at the annual Coirm Gael Linn festival on Thursday,...

In Pictures: Construction company and Laois native donate toys to local school

Christmas 2019 was one to remember in Naíscoil Kantara, Timahoe as the children were treated to a massive surprise in the lead up to...

WATCH: Young Laois boy writes poem for Aidan Fogarty of Dancing With The Stars

Ten year old Ben O'Doherty from Rathdowney has written a fantastic poem for former Kilkenny hurler Aidan 'Taggy' Fogarty. Aidan is dancing weekly and going...

Foróige in Laois is looking to recruit adult volunteers to support them in their...

Foróige in Laois is looking for adult volunteers to support them in their work. If you have a skill to share or are passionate about...

Sadness at the shock death of Heath woman Jane Deegan

The death has occurred of Jane Deegan from The Heath, a very popular woman in her local community and a highly-respected member of the...

Quality of surfacing raised as ‘spending more and more money on roads’

The state of the county's roads and the never-ending issues of potholes was raised at the recent Graiguecullen-Portarlington Municipal District meeting in Laois County...

The Heath Golf Club all set to host its first Pro Am in a...

The Heath Golf Club is preparing to hold its first Pro-Am in the best part of 40 years when some of the top golfers...

Portlaoise CBS rehearsals in full swing as they gear up for new musical

Portlaoise CBS are in the thick of rehearsals for their new musical. Following on from the success of 'Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat',...

100 bed nursing home for next phase of Portlaoise development

The Maltings and Granary Ltd have applied for planning permission for a state-of-the-art 100 bed nursing home on the Maltings site, Harpur's Lane, Portlaoise. Company...

New online resource to help young Laois people deal with parental mental health issues

A NEW online resource to help young people deal with parental mental health has been launched across Ireland. The WITH project (Wellbeing In The Home)...

In Pictures: Laois Offaly Garda Youth Awards 2020

The Garda Youth Awards, at Divisional and National level, celebrates outstanding young people aged between 13 and 21 years and recognises the good work...

Former Laois footballer wins Carlow GAA award for contribution to secondary schools

The name Chris Conway is synonymous with the famed Gaelic Football nursery, Knockbeg College. As a pupil, the Arles-Kilcruise native was a decorated footballer and...

Go red for the women of Laois this February

This February the Irish Heart Foundation is calling on the people of Laois to go Red in support of the women of Laois The Irish...

Laois family and RTE architect open new family unit at LauraLynn Children’s Hospice

RTE architect Dermot Bannon visited LauraLynn during the week to officially open newly refurbished family accommodation at Ireland’s only children’s hospice. The star of Room...

Camross fundraising efforts a huge success as cheque presentation made to Down Syndrome Ireland...

Down Syndrome Ireland "Laois Branch" were recently presented with a cheque for €9,000 by the Camross Truck and Tractor Run committee. It was in aid...

Laois soccer club to host exciting ‘Dash for the Dáil’ fundraiser

Lions AFC in Durrow are hosting a fundraiser this Saturday, February 8 and it seems like a good one! The Fundraising Committee have a new...

Laois Open Door Theatre in full swing with rehearsals for new play

Laois Open Door Theatre are in full swing once again rehearsing for their new play. 'Move Over Mrs Markham' is a spicy, saucy comedy of...

Parents plan hat sale and Swap Shop for Lip-Sync Battle

It's just a couple of weeks until the people of Stradbally will battle it out in the Midlands Park Hotel to be crowned Lip-Sync...

Tributes paid as well-known Timahoe man passes away

There was deep sadness in Timahoe over the weekend as one of their much loved sons was laid to rest. Tributes have been paid to...

Missing Laois man found safe and well

A Laois man who had been reported missing over the weekend has been found safe and well much to the relief of his friends...

Laois Early Years educators set to march for ‘respect’

There will be a strong Laois representation at the Early Years protest in Dublin as creche and playschool owners and staff from around the...

Death occurs of Fr Jack Walsh, former parish priest of Emo-Rath

The death has occurred of Fr Jack Walsh, the former parish priest of Emo-Rath. He was aged in his early 90s. From Kildare originally, Fr...

Laois musician qualifies as finalist for prestigious Sean O’Riada medal

David Vesey, a twenty year old musician and Abbeyleix native has qualified as a finalist for the Sean O'Riada gold medal. There are 14 other...

History in Oakdale Nursing Home in Portarlington as residents cast their General Election votes

The residents of Oakdale Nursing Home in Portarlington made history today by being the first voters from Laois and Offaly to vote in the...

Pubs closed, residents in fear as Laois town in lockdown and under siege

A Laois town is this week in lockdown and under siege it has been alleged. The sensational and extraordinary claim was made at a meeting...

Brand new defibrillator in a renovated telephone box installed in Portlaoise

A new defibrillator has been installed in a renovated telephone kiosk in Portlaoise. The kiosk is situated beside the top square at the side wall...

Large crowd in attendance as Laois Arthouse Gallery hosts opening of ‘Visible n Invisible’

There was a large crowd in attendance in Stradbally for the Laois arthouse gallery's opening of their brand new exhibition 'Visible n Invisible'. The exhibition...

In Pictures: Famous musician Sharon Shannon visits Laois primary school

Famous Irish Musician Sharon Shannon visited the Abbeyleix South National School recently. Third and fourth class students had just finished an extensive study of some of...
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