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Pictured at the Embrace Farm Accident Survivors Conference in Portlaoise-on November 25 were Francie O’Gorman, Ballinakill, Chairman Laois IFA, James Healy, National President of Macra Na Feirme, Emma Birchall, Queen of the Land with Brian and Norma Rohan, Mountrath, Co. Laois, founders of Embrace Farm

Laois social enterprises urged to apply for share of €500,000 fund

A new €500,000 initiative designed to raise awareness of the positive role played by Social Enterprises has been launched. This scheme will provide grants to...
Our Lady Queen of the Universe Church in Erril

Laois community to celebrate 50 years of their church by hosting a camino

In November, the 50th anniversary of the opening of Our Lady Queen of the Universe Church in Errill will take place. To mark this Jubilee...
Laois County Council Housing

€800 million Credit Union fund to support the delivery of social and affordable housing

More social and affordable houses are on the cards following the establishment of the Credit Union Approved Housing Body Fund. The Fund, launched today, will...
RTS Substation Group Ratheniska

Local Laois group once again call for ESB/Eirgrid to withdraw substation project

A community group in Ratheniska that have been campaigning for 12 years have once again called for Eirgrid and ESB to apologise to their...
Kelly Hynes with art teacher Anne Kelly

Young Laois girl scoops big prize in Texaco Children’s Art Competition

A Laois student has won a top prize in this year’s 67th Texaco Children’s Art Competition. In the 6 years and under age category, Kelly...
Fiona O'Loughlin and Stephen Donnelly

Local senator calls for the establishment of safe access zones ‘to be expedited’

A local senator has called on the Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly to expedite the establishment of safe access zones around the locations of...
Portarlington station

Planning permission sought to refurbish and reconstruct derelict building at Laois train station

Planning permission has been submitted on behalf of Irish Rail to refurbish and reconstruct a derelict building at a Laois train station. Sinn Fein Councillor...
Nicole Turner and Portarlington footballers

In Pictures: Paralympic hero and championship winning team visit Laois secondary school

Paralympic silver medalist Nicole Turner and the Portarlington senior footballers were the guests of honour in a Laois school on Monday. Colaiste Iosagain in Portarlington...
Crash Mountmellick

Laois road to remain closed overnight following incident involving lorry

A section of the N80 in Laois is set to remain closed overnight, gardai have confirmed. The road in question, the main road between Portlaoise...

Outrage as Laois teenager left stricken on soccer field as ambulance fails to arrive

A Laois teenager who sustained a serious injury in a soccer match at the weekend was left stricken on the field as an ambulance...
Peter Carroll

Sadness at death of Peter Carroll in Portlaoise

There's sadness in Portlaoise today following the death of Peter Carroll, a man who contributed hugely to Portlaoise and Laois GAA. His funeral mass will...

In Pictures: Portlaoise Plane makes triumphant return home

A plane, last seen in public in Portlaoise over 100 years ago when it was one of the first planes in Ireland to take...
Togher Woods

€28,000 in funding to support outdoor tourism in Laois forests as four car parks...

Four car parks in Laois that are used by people to park before they walk are set to receive a makeover. Laois TD Charlie Flanagan...
Declan Hannon visits Timahoe NS

In Pictures: Great excitement as three time All-Ireland hurling winning captain visits Laois school

Wednesday September 8 was a day to remember for all at Timahoe NS as children and staff were treated to a visit from a...
Stradbally Community Development Association

Stradbally Community Development Association elect new committee following AGM

Stradbally Community Development Association (SCDA) held their AGM recently. At the Social Services Centre on Main Street, Stradbally, a new committee was elected on the...
Hynd's Square

Permanent outdoor structures for two Laois towns following government funding of €161,794

Laois County Council have been allocated €161,794 under Fáilte Ireland’s Outdoor Dining Enhancement Scheme. Hynd’s Square in Portlaoise has been allocated €129,446 while Durrow will...
Paralympic Homecoming

In Pictures: Home are the heroes as Paralympic medallists get rousing reception

Not even a torrential downpour could dampen the spirits in Portarlington and Portlaoise this evening as Paralympic heroes Nicole Turner and Gary O'Reilly returned...

Laois Covid-19 vaccination centre moves as government confirm plans for booster jabs

Almost five months after it opened, Laois's mass Covid-19 vaccination centre has moved. Since April, the centre has been located in the Midlands Park Hotel...
Camross General

€50,000 for new community garden in Camross Village Park under CLAR programme

A new community garden is on the way to Camross following a government announcement today. €50,000 has been allocated to the village for the project...

‘Deep shock and sadness’ following the tragic passing of well-known Laois man

There is deep sadness in Portlaoise in the surrounding areas following the news of the tragic passing of Owen 'Rake' McDonald. Mr McDonald, from Colliers...

Deep sadness as a great Laois and Stradbally GAA Gael passes away

There is deep sadness in Stradbally today following news of the passing of Ted 'Teddy' Delaney. Mr Delaney, of Kylebeg, Stradbally, in Laois, passed peacefully...

Spink Comhaltas invests €15,000 as part of return to music classes

Spink Comhaltas is investing €15,000 as part of a major investment to facilitate a return to in-person music classes from September 24. The investment is...

Sadness in Stradbally as one their ‘kindest, most witty and most likeable characters’ is...

There is deep sadness in Stradbally today as one of its 'kindest, most witty and most likeable characters' has been laid to rest. Larry Keenan,...

Details confirmed for homecoming of Portlaoise Paralympian medalists O’Reilly

Laois’s two Paralympic medalists are set to return home to Ireland tomorrow following their fantastic successes in Tokyo. Portarlington’s Nicole Turner will come home from...

Parade planned for Turner as Paralympians set to arrive home following medal success

Laois's two Paralympic medalists are set to return home to Ireland this week following their fantastic successes in Tokyo. Portarlington's Nicole Turner will come home...
Nancy Roberts Cullohill

WATCH: Beautiful video with well-known Cullohill woman on times gone by

Well-known Cullohill woman Nancy Roberts is the subject of short video production by local photographer and videographer Terry Smeaton as she looks back on...

Boil water notice lifted with immediate effect for all customers in Laois previously impacted

Following consultation with the Health Service Executive (HSE), Irish Water can confirm that the Boil Water Notice impacting customers supplied by The Strand Public...

Work set to begin following €190,000 investment in Portarlington tourist location

Works are set to commence in making this growing tourist attraction an even better place. Derryounce Lakes recently received €190,000 in funding for improvement works. The...
Laois County Council Housing

Housing stock in Laois to be boosted following €20bn 5-year Government plan

The launch of the Government’s Housing For All plan marks a significant step forward in the goal to ensure everyone has the option to...

Laois TD demands government maintain current PUP levels

Laois TD Brian Stanley has warned that new figures published show that large numbers of people in Laois and Offaly are still depending on...