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Explained: The 14-day rate that has Laois in lockdown – but why there’s some...

The partial lockdown imposed on Laois, Kildare and Offaly  has led to a lot of frustration and anger in Laois which is amplified when...

Special measures needed for midlands businesses say local TDs as Laois, Offaly and Kildare...

Laois Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley as well as Kildare and Offaly Fianna Fáil representatives Barry Cowen, James Lawless and Fiona O'Loughlin are calling...

Coronavirus: 68 new cases – 12 of them in Laois – but no further...

There have been a further 68 confirmed cases of Coronavirus today - with 12 of them in Laois. 19 of the other new cases are...

Death occurs of popular Portlaoise pharmacist John Kennedy

The death has occurred of John Kennedy who was a pharmacist in Portlaoise for many years and played a very active role in the...

Coronavirus: 174 more cases – 110 of them in Kildare – as further detail...

There have been a further 174 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Ireland and one additional death, according to figures released by the Department of...

‘We want answers’ as Minister for Health and Chief Medical Officer invited to Laois...

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly and acting Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Ronan Glynn have been invited to attend an emergency meeting of Laois County...

EXPLAINED: What are the restrictions in Laois, Offaly and Kildare for new lockdown?

For the next two weeks - from August 8 to 22 - Laois will be one of three counties under a new partial lockdown...

A ‘midlands lockdown’ could be on the cards following surge in cases in Laois,...

Public health officials have refused to rule out a "midlands lockdown" in a bid to contain the spread of Coronavrirus in Laois, Offaly and...

Laois groups urged to apply for €6million ‘RTÉ Does Comic Relief’ fund

Laois charities and not for profit organisations supporting vulnerable people during the Covid-19 pandemic can apply now to get support from almost €6m raised...

LaoisToday Poll: 57% believe pubs should remain closed

Over 57% of people who voted on a LaoisToday Instagram poll believe it's the correct decision to keep pubs closed in a bid to...
Players from 14 clubs will represent Laois at U-13 Leinster hurling blitzes

Second confirmed case of Coronavirus in Laois GAA club

A second adult player has tested positive for Coronavirus in the Park-Ratheniska/Timahoe hurling club. The player was involved in a junior hurling game with the...

Death occurs of Seán Mullins, former Laois County Council engineer and talented GAA man

The death has occurred of Seán Mullins after a short illness. Originally from Clontarf in Dublin, Seán was a long-time resident of Portlaoise where he...

Portlaoise mourns the death of popular young auctioneer

There is incredible sadness in Portlaoise at the death of Breda Daly, who passed away this week after a short illness at the age...

Abbeyleix Bog is growing, growing – after it was almost gone

Take a good measure of community resolve, add a helping of nature’s resilience and sprinkle sufficient portions of common sense and co-operation, a reasonable...

Coronavirus cases in Laois on steady rise – with 40 cases in past two...

On June 20, there was six new confirmed cases of Coronavirus announced by the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET). One of them was in...

Coronavirus: No new deaths and 46 new cases as pubs to seek compensation if...

There have been a further 46 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Ireland - with nine more of them in Laois. Today's nine new cases continues...

Two Laois GAA clubs shutting down all activities after adult player tests positive for...

Laois GAA clubs Park-Ratheniska and Timahoe have informed members that they are shutting down all club activities for the coming days after an adult...

Laois towns to get over €100,000 under Town and Village Covid support scheme

Four Laois towns will benefit from new Covid-19 supports under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme. Abbeyleix, Mountrath, Mountmellick and Portarlington will share €107,500 under...

Coronavirus: 53 new cases confirmed – 19 of them in Laois

Nineteen of the 53 confirmed cases of Coronavirus today are in Laois, according to figures from the Department of Health. It is understood a number...

Portlaoise Hospital is now Covid free for first time in 11 days

There are currently no cases of Coronavirus in the Midlands Regional Hospital in Portlaoise for the first time since July 20, according to the...

Coronavirus: 12 new cases but no further deaths as over 100 people have Covid...

There have been no new Coronavirus deaths reported to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre today - and a further 12 new cases have been...

Coronavirus: One more death and 24 new cases but numbers in hospital at lowest...

Health officials have confirmed that a one further person has died from Covid-19 in Ireland while they have announced 24 new confirmed cases. There has...

Community coming together to build house for Laois mam and family following life-threatening illness

A Laois community has come together to build a house for a mother and her family and she suffered a life-threatening illness. Andrea Broughan, from...

€2,500 up for grabs as Laois County Council launch Youth Volunteers Scheme

Laois County Council have launched a Youth Volunteers Scheme aimed at people aged 18-25 who cannot get a job this summer. Due to Covid19, this...

Ballyroan call for council support for new walking track in village

Plans are in place for a new walking track linking the village of Ballyroan to the local GAA club with Cllr Mary Sweeney urging...

Coronavirus: No further deaths and 10 new cases as ‘priority going forward has to...

There have been no further Coronavirus deaths reported to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre today. There are 10 new cases. There has now been a...

LaoisToday Poll: 60% believe pubs should remain shut while 50-50 split on whether matches...

One of the hardest hit sectors since the Coronavirus restrictions were introduced have been the pubs. Among the first to close, just before what would...

Coronavirus: Two further deaths and 21 new cases as Laois continues Covid free streak

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that two people with Coronavirus have died and there has been a total of 21...

Much-loved Rathdowney character remembered in stunning mural in local pub

Claire and Glyn Jenkins had only taken the lease on the Brewery pub in Rathdowney five weeks before they were forced to shut due...

Coronavirus: 34 more cases and three new deaths

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been informed that three people with COVID-19 have died while there have been a further 34 confirmed...