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€6.45 million in major health funding is announced for Laois

€6.45 million in capital expenditure on key major health projects in Laois has been announced for 2021. These figures, for five different projects, are contained...

In Pictures: More than €26,000 raised following 12 hour cycle in aid of young...

A 12-hour cycle in aid of a young Laois boy has generated more than €26,000. Cathail Dooley is a four-year-old from The Rock in Laois...

Laois TD calls on Taoiseach to sort ‘chaos with Digital Covid Passports’

Laois TD Brian Stanley has called upon Taoiseach Micheal Martin to intervene in the 'chaos with digital Covid Passports'. According to the Sinn Fein Deputy,...

Expectant Laois mother hits out at ongoing maternity restrictions

An expectant Laois mother has hit out at the ongoing restrictions that are being imposed on parents during labour.  At present, partners of mothers are...

Local sawmills forced to import timber as Laois TD calls for urgent action

Laois TD Brian Stanley has called for urgent to sort out timber supplies. According to the Sinn Fein TD, sawmills in the county are being...
Crettyard GAA Pieta House

Laois GAA club launch fundraiser in aid Pieta House

A Laois GAA club are organising a big joint fundraiser that will help raise money for Pieta House as well as the club's development...

Well-known Portlaoise man ‘honoured’ to be appointed Peace Commissioner

A well-known Portlaoise man says he is 'honoured' be selected as a Peace Commissioner, a prestigious role that is appointed by the Minister for...

Inquiry demanded into Ratheniska ambulance ‘no show’ following injury to Laois teenager

Laois TD, Charlie Flanagan, has asked the Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly to investigate the lack of Emergency Services in Laois on Tuesday last. The...

Details confirmed for new ‘walk-in’ Covid-19 vaccine centre in Laois

The HSE has published details of 39 Covid-19 vaccine centres that will operate on a 'walk-in' basis at specific times. These centres are appointment free...

In Pictures: Two Laois sisters raise almost €10,000 in memory of beloved late dad

Two Laois sisters have raised almost €10,000 in memory of their beloved late dad. Paula and Gemma Delaney, who hail from Camross, raised €9,468 for...

Laois social enterprise awarded business supports from Rethink Ireland

A Laois social enterprise has been awarded business supports by Rethink Ireland under their Genesis Programme. The successful Laois organisation is The Treo Nua Resource...

Number of people permitted to attend weddings set to increase next month

The number of people permitted to attend weddings is to increase from next month. From August 5, the number of attendees will rise to 100...

Anger as Laois teenager left stricken on GAA pitch for two hours as ambulance...

A Laois teenager who sustained a serious injury in a GAA match last night was left stricken on the field for hours afterwards as...

Covid incidence rate in Laois among highest in the country

The incidence rate of Covid-19 in Laois is now among the highest in the country as the daily number of cases nationwide continues to...
Gary O'Reilly Paralympics

WATCH: Hundreds turn out for a drive-by celebration in Portlaoise to wish Gary O’Reilly...

Wow, what a send off! The Borris Road in Portlaoise had its own Italia 90 moment this evening as hundreds well wishers turned out to...
Sean Fleming

Legislation finalised for extension of financial supports for businesses affected by pandemic

Laois-Offaly TD Sean Fleming, who is Minister of State in the Department of Finance, has finalised legislation in the Oireachtas that allows for the...

Indoor dining set to resume on Monday – as contact details of all customers...

Restaurants will re-open for indoor dining from this coming Monday - but there will strict checks on vaccination status and all customers will have...

Pfizer vaccine now available in eight Laois pharmacies

The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID 19 vaccine is now available in eight pharmacies in Laois, the Irish Pharmacy Union (IPU) has revealed. Four of the pharmacies are...
SuperValu Parkside

Lotto players urged to check their tickets after Laois store sells €100,000 winner

The National Lottery is urging players to check their tickets after a Laois shop sold a winning ticket of almost €100,000. The winning Quick Pick...

€200,000 awarded for Laois under the Connected Hubs Scheme

€200,000 in funding will be made available to projects across Laois under the Connected Hubs Scheme. The Connected Hubs Scheme is a key deliverable of...

In Pictures: ‘Fado Faces’ a huge success as the lives of older people celebrated

'Fado Faces' took place on Sunday July 18 and it was a huge success. The exhibition celebrated the lives and stories of older people in...

Laois Heritage Office delivering free online ‘Know your Locality’ course for Laois

This sounds really interesting. It is amazing what you can discover about your local area from the snug safety of your home. Laois Heritage Office with the...

Survey shows ‘overwhelming’ demand for safer cycling routes in Laois town

The organisers of a survey to parents of school children in a Laois town say their findings show an 'overwhelming' demand for safer cycling...

New online learning hub on sexual consent for Third Level education welcomed

A new online learning hub to provide an integrated, publicly- available resource on sexual consent awareness and consent learning resources in Third Level has...

Laois woman’s gruelling Bristol Channel swim in support of Parkinson’s Research brought forward to...

The date for a gruelling swim of the British Swim in aid of Parkinson's Research has been brought forward to tomorrow - July 20. The...
Tom Nasser Lalor

Sadness at passing of Portlaoise GAA legend Tom ‘Nasser’ Lalor

Tom 'Nasser' Lalor, one of the legendary figures of Portlaoise GAA club and a widely-loved character around the town, has passed away. A native of...

Motorsport set to return to Laois this week as big event planned

Having missed out on the Heartlands rally for the last two years due to Covid-19, Laois Rallysport Club are back with a big event...
Tommy Hannon RIP

Death occurs of Tommy Hannon, retired Garda sergeant and highly-respected community man

The funeral mass of the late Tommy Hannon will take place today in Portlaoise. A native of Drum, Athlone, he lived in Portlaoise for may...
Good news for people in Rathdowney this morning

Thousands of Laois people to be impacted as water restrictions to begin

Thousands of Laois people are having their water supply impacted as new restrictions came into force from last night. While the recent dry spell has...

In Pictures: Cakes For Cathail a huge success as family ‘overwhelmed’ by community support

Fundraising efforts for the family of a young Laois boy continue apace across the county. Cathail Dooley is a four-year-old from The Rock in Laois...