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In Pictures: Laois actor visits local school for successful drama workshop

Actor and filmmaker Emmet Byrne facilitated drama workshops with children in Timahoe National School recently. Emmet and workshop facilitator Caitríona Kenny were with 1st, 2nd...
The Heath NS

Laois primary school set to host Christmas themed tractor run in aid of playground...

A tractor run for both young and old is fast approaching as The Heath NS hosts a Christmas themed event on Sunday December 11. The...
Healthy Ireland Laois workshop (9)

In Pictures: Big attendance as workshop held to help inform the new Healthy Laois...

The Healthy Laois Unit of Laois County Council held a Consultation Workshop in the LOETB Centre of Excellence in Portlaoise recently. Led by Emma O’Connor,...
Operation Transformation

Excitement building in Laois town ahead of arrival of Operation Transformation TV cameras

The Laois town of Stradbally is well used to being thrust into the national spotlight - and it is set to do so again...
Civic Reception Laois Ladies Main

In Pictures: Magical Laois Ladies celebrated for All-Ireland success with Civic Reception

The wonderful Laois Ladies footballers were celebrated at a civic reception in Laois County Council last week. The Ladies gave us a wonderful year in...
Portlaoise Hospital

€14 million ‘major and immediate’ investment announced for Portlaoise Hospital

A €14 million investment has been approved for a major extension to the Midland Regional Hospital, Portlaoise. The news was confirmed by Laois TD Sean...
Catherine Quigley RIP

Tributes paid following sad passing of kind-hearted Laois woman who gave her life to...

Tributes were paid in the Laois County Council chamber on Monday following the sad passing of Catherine Quigley. Mrs Quigley, from Rockdale in Portlaoise, passed...

Over €250,000 awarded to two Laois outdoor recreation projects under new scheme

Two outdoor recreation projects in Laois are set to receive over €250,000 in funding between them following an announcing from Minister Heather Humphreys this...
Goldencroft Housing estate

First phase of new 67-home development in Portlaoise set to be handed over early...

Work on a brand new housing development adjacent to Portlaoise Train Station is progressing very well. Clúid Housing’s new development, called Goldencroft, was recently inspected...
Martin McDonald

Laois County Council set to honour legendary local athlete Martin McDonald

Legendary Laois athlete Martin McDonald is set to be honoured by Laois County Council for his recent success in the world masters mountain running...
Portlaoise Garda Station

Works for new Divisional Garda HQ in Portlaoise to begin in December or start...

Works on the new Portlaoise Garda station are expected to commence before the end of this year or at the start of 2023. Minister of...
Portarlington Main

Main Street in Portarlington to be closed to traffic on Sunday as ESB set...

Main Street in Portarlington is set to be closed to traffic on Sunday so the ESB can carry out essential works. So confirmed Sinn Fein...
St Fergal's Rathdowney all-weather (2)

Case made for Laois secondary school to receive brand new sports hall

Local Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley is calling on the Minister for Education to approve funding for a sports hall at St Fergal’s College...
Laois County Council General

Laois TD welcomes €5,000 increase in income eligibility limits for social housing

Fine Gael TD Charlie Flanagan has welcomed the €5,000 increase across the three income eligibility limits for social housing. Deputy Flanagan was responding to confirmation...
Minister Pascal Donohue

Social Welfare Bill will help thousands of families and individuals in Laois with increased...

The Social Welfare Bill 2022 gives effect to Budget 2023 measures will help thousands of individuals and families in Laois with increased payments according...
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In Pictures: ‘Activations’ launched in Laois ahead of meetings in December and January

‘Activations’, a capacity research and development programme for artists aged 55+ in Laois, was recently launched at The Laois Arthouse. This was done by Muireann...
Laois County Council Housing

‘Worsening housing emergency in Laois exposed by latest Daft.ie rent report’

Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley has demanded that the Minister for Housing ‘take emergency action to tackle run away rents’ in Laois. Deputy Stanley was...

In Pictures: ‘The Light Within’ – an Irish Quaker story – finishes filming in...

‘The Light Within’ – An Irish Quaker story has completed filming in Laois with an expected screening of the film in early Spring at...
Alice Culliton Concern Worldwide Fast

Kind-hearted 75-year-old Laois woman set to take part in Concern Worldwide Fast this weekend

Seventy-five-year-old fundraiser and former aid worker Alice Culliton from Mountmellick will take part in her annual 24 hour fast for Concern Worldwide this Saturday,...
Laois Cumann na mBan Exhibition Launch at Mountmellick Library

Event to remember revolutionary women of Laois set to take place this afternoon

An exhibition on Cumann na mBan is currently running in Stradbally Library and Art House. The exhibition is part of a long-term and ongoing engagement...
Jeremiah Grant

Live gig planned on Saturday evening in aid of Laois Domestic Abuse Service

A live gig aimed at raising much needed funds for the Laois Domestic Abuse Service will take place on Saturday. Monsters of Craic will take...
Rents

Rent prices continue to soar in Laois as supply remains extremely low

Rent prices in Laois have increased once again as the supply of available homes remains extremely low. This was the key finding from the latest...
Dail

‘Hate Speech Bill is nothing more than a government gagging order on free expression’...

Independent TD for Laois-Offaly, Carol Nolan, has launched a scathing assessment of the Criminal Justice (Incitement to Violence or Hatred and Hate Offences) Bill...
Rural Housing

Right to build your own home in Rural Ireland to be protected says Laois...

New rural housing guidelines will include the right to build your own home in remote areas and in rural Ireland if people have a...

Laois garda honoured with bravery award after rescuing woman from Dublin river

Garda Brendan Crawford from Ballyroan was honoured at the National Bravery Awards on Friday for his role in rescuing a woman from a river...
Ploughing this week on Bobby Millers farm at Knocknambraher near Stradbally

‘The EPA needs to stop demonising farmers and threatening increased inspections’ says local TD

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) needs to ‘back-off’ from farmers and recognise the invaluable environmental objectives that are currently being achieved on agricultural land...
Fire Services

‘The service is no longer fit for purpose’ – Plight of fire service in...

Sinn Féin raised the urgent need to address the current staffing difficulties for firefighters in Laois and Offaly in the Dail. Addressing Minister Darragh O’Brien,...

Toll set to increase on M7/M8 from January 1

Motorists are set to be hit with an increase on the M7/M8 toll outside Portlaoise - as well as at most other tolls around...
Laois ladies

All Ireland ladies football winners set to be honoured by Laois County Council

The Laois ladies football team that memorably claimed All Ireland honours in Croke Park this year are set to be honoured by Laois County...
Clough Community Hall fundraiser

Laois community planning tractor draw in bid to raise funds for new community hall

Clough, in the parish of Aghaboe, is a small beautiful village situated in the south of Laois. It has a population of less than...