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Explained: The essential groups of workers, retail outlets and the reasons you will be...

Ireland is waking up to even stricter restrictions than before after Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announced details of a near lockdown on Friday night. As of...

Happy Birthday to Dan Donoher as fundraising efforts continue for special treatment

Young Dan Donoher from Ballybrittas celebrates his first birthday today as the fundraising efforts continue in a bid to get €2 million target for...

Coronavirus Daily Noticeboard – Friday, March 27, 2020

Due to the sheer volume of notices in relation to the Coronavirus, we can’t do an individual story on each one. So we are compiling...

Doctor in Portlaoise Hospital explains what it is like working in the Coronavirus outbreak

A doctor working in Portlaoise Hospital has penned a powerful and emotional letter addressing what he says are some 'critically important' things about the...

Laois woman who was among first to be tested in Tullamore Coronavirus facility explains...

A Laois woman who was among the first to be tested for Coronavirus in a new facility in Tullamore this morning, has told LaoisToday...

Coronavirus Daily Noticeboard – Tuesday, March 24

Due to the sheer volume of notices in relation to the Coronavirus, we can't do an individual story on each one. So we are compiling...

Well-known Laois GAA referee releases song with all proceeds going to ‘Do It For...

A Laois GAA referee has released a song with all proceeds going to the 'Do It For Dan' campaign. Seamus 'Shay' Mulhare, from The Heath,...

Fond memories and warm tributes for renowned vintage enthusiast

There have been glowing tributes and fond memories recalled following the death of one of Portlaoise town’s most senior citizens. Joe Ryan from the Abbeyleix...

Laois couple on how Coronavirus outbreak led to postponement of their special day

With the Coronavirus outbreak all mass gatherings have been cancelled - and weddings don't escape. John Shiel from Raheen and Sinead Whiteley from Newbridge were...

Legislate against ‘unfair profiteering’ says Laois TD Stanley

Laois-Offaly Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley has called on the Government to intervene to outlaw a number of unfair practices appearing during the Covid-19...

Message from Chief Executive of Laois County Council: STAY AWAY from public amenities and...

The Chief Executive of Laois County Council is urging people to stay away from public amenities as the country attempts to limit the spread...

Laois doctor using Instagram to provide accurate information about Coronavirus

A Laois doctor has taken to Instagram to help keep people up to date with the latest information in relation to the Coronavirus. Dr Sharon...

Great turnout at Down Syndrome Ireland ‘Laois Branch’ AGM

There was a great turnout last Wednesday at the Down Syndrome Ireland 'Laois Branch' AGM in the Family Centre in Gort Na nOir Abbeyleix. Outgoing...

Laois testing facility in operation as battle against Coronavirus continues

This is the site of the testing facility for the Coronavirus in Laois. A building belonging to the HSE in Emo is where you are...

Midlands mother and son share positivity and video on activities for children during isolation

Now this is a video we can all appreciate. Lauren Pidgeon and her son Noel Kelly uploaded a video to spread some positivity in these...

Local woman’s experience training a service dog for her children with autism

Stef McGinn from Portlaoise is in the process of training her dog Baylee to be a service dog for her three children. Her children, DJ...

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan on early release of prisoners, extra Gardaí and extra...

Laois-Offaly TD and Minister for Justice and Equality Charlie Flanagan has spoken about the early release of prisoners, the fast-tracking of Garda recruits and...

Sadness at passing of Jimmy Rafter – a great Rathdowney-Errill and Laois gael

The death has occurred of Jimmy Rafter, Clonmeen, Errill. Rathdowney-Errill GAA club, through official Alex Stenson, have sent us the following tribute. Rathdowney and Errill...

In Pictures: Laois people throughout the county get into the spirit of St Patrick’s...

It was a St Patrick's Day like no other. Because of the global Coronavirus pandemic and restrictions on public gatherings, there were no St Patrick's...

About 10% of callers to be tested for Coronavirus as GP surgeries around Laois...

GP surgeries in Laois have reported a massive volume of phone calls today in relation to the Coronavirus. The HSE has increased testing for Coronavirus...
Having something green to put on your head is always very important on St Patrick's Day

There may be no parades but we’re looking for your St Patrick’s Day photos

Among the first things to be cancelled when the Coronavirus arrived as a serious threat was the St Patrick's Day parades. From a long way...

Laois Councillor urges people to shop locally and support small business amid Coronavirus outbreak

A Laois County Councillor has called on people to support local businesses in this time of crisis. Labour Councillor Noel Tuohy, who ran as a...

Laois Doctors release statement as second person dies from Coronavirus in Ireland

Ireland recorded its highest increase in Covid-19 cases today since the outbreak began.  A second person has died and 39 more cases of Coronavirus have...

Going to the mart, watching out for each other and sick pay – farm...

Farmers should only go to the mart if they have animals to sell or buy, according to a statement released today as a number...

Laois school participate in prestigious music event

Students from Ballacolla NS had the honour of participating in the prestigious musical event Peace Proms 2020 in Waterford Institute of Technology Arena recently. The...

The list of Laois events postponed or cancelled due to the Coronavirus outbreak

With colleges, schools and pre-schools set to close from tomorrow, Friday, March 13, until March 29 and restrictions placed on public gatherings due to...

BREAKING: Schools and colleges to close and limits on public gatherings amid Coronavirus outbreak

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has announced that schools, colleges and public facilities are to close until March 29 as massive attempts are being made to...

Laois TikTok-er partners with the Rape Crisis Centre to launch Consent Campaign

In a bid to reach the most critical demographic and support in consent education, the Rape Crisis Centre has announced that they are venturing...

In Pictures: Fashion, transport, chocolate and coffee – Portlaoise school bring sustainability to the...

Last week saw Scoil Chriost Ri in Portlaoise bring sustainability to the fore of all classes this week. Students were taught a different theme daily...

Clonaslee and Mountrath St Patrick’s Day parades the latest to be cancelled amid Coronavirus...

The Clonaslee St Patrick's Day parade has been cancelled in line with parades all over the country amid fears of a further spread of...
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