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Thanks to musicians, sports clubs, customers and staff as Laois pub closes its doors

Pubs around the country are closed at present due to the Covid-19 pandemic - but one of them has announced that it will not...

Coronavirus: 60 further deaths and 3,231 new cases – 48 of them in Laois

There have been a further 60 Coronavirus-related deaths and 3,231 new cases, according to figures released by the health authorities today. Of these, 59 deaths...

In Pictures: Historic day as Moderna vaccine arrives in Laois

It was an historic day in our fight against Covid-19 as the first mast vaccination centre in Laois opened. The Killeshin Hotel on the...

Laois musician calls for increased pay for doctors and nurses

A Laois musician says the Covid-19 pandemic has finally made all of us appreciate the work that doctors and nurses do - and called...

Caring for Conor: Fundraiser launched for life-saving treatment for young boy

A fundraiser has been launched to help get life-saving treatment for a very young boy. Conor Grehan is just four months old but he has...

Laois trio set up fundraiser in aid of staff at nursing home following Covid-19...

Three Laois businesswomen have launched a fundraiser in aid of the staff at a nursing home which is battling through a Covid-19 outbreak. Droimnin Nursing...

Cessation of peat harvesting ‘a major loss to the Midlands’

Bord na Mona have formally ceased all peat harvesting on its lands. Production had been halted from a High Court decision in 2019 which ruled...

Two Laois credit unions among seven to be included in new government scheme

Two Laois credit unions are among seven nationally who have been chosen to take part in a brand new government scheme. People First Credit Union...

REVEALED: Areas of Laois with largest Covid-19 spikes shown in new figures

The three local electoral areas in Laois have all experienced a spike in Covid-19 cases, the latest figures show. It is, of course, unsurprising, given...

Scheme for people to sell excess renewable energy to the national grid to be...

Individuals, farmers, businesses and community groups will be able to sell renewable electricity into the grid under a scheme being developed by the government. A...

Coronavirus: 28 further deaths and 3,955 new cases – 60 of them in Laois...

There have been a further 28 Coronavirus-related deaths and 3,955 new cases, according to figures released by the health authorities today. 26 of these deaths...

102-year-old woman receives first Covid-19 vaccine at St Vincent’s in Mountmellick

This is great news! The government's Covid-19 vaccination programme continues around the country and today, it came to St Vincent’s Community Nursing Unit in Mountmellick. Around...

Planning application submitted to construct 54 new houses in Laois town

A planning application has been submitted to Laois County Council to construct 54 new houses. Kilkenny Investment Property Holding are seeking to erect the properties...

Ninth Covid-19 death at Laois centre as 50 nursing home outbreaks recorded countrywide in...

One more Covid-19 death has been sadly confirmed at a Laois nursing home. Droimnin Nursing Home in Stradbally has been battling a Covid-19 outbreak since...

Coronavirus: 63 further deaths and 3,569 new cases – 45 of them in Laois...

There have been a further63 Coronavirus-related deaths and 3,569 new cases, according to figures released by the health authorities today. 5 of these deaths occurred...

Tributes paid following sad passing of young Laois man who was a member of...

There is deep sadness in Portlaoise and in the Irish Defence Forces following the passing of Dean O'Farrell. Mr O'Farrell, from Dunmasc in Portlaoise, who...

Love Where You Live: Laois Tidy Towns volunteer highlights disgusting plight of dumping in...

While the Covid-19 pandemic has taken much from us - one thing that it has allowed us all to do is explore the areas...

Two more Covid-19 deaths recorded at Laois nursing home

Two more Covid-19 deaths have been sadly confirmed at a Laois nursing home. Droimnin Nursing Home in Stradbally has been battling a Covid-19 outbreak since...

The end of the line: Laois undertaker on Covid-19 experience and vaccine hope

A Laois undertaker has opened up about how the Covid-19 pandemic has completely changed how we grieve in Ireland. Liam Whelehan, who works with his...

Online fundraiser launched in aid of Stradbally Woodland Railway

The 'Support Our Steam Appeal' has been launched by one of the country’s oldest voluntary steam preservation societies - which is based in Stradbally. Like...

Surveying underway in 12 rural Laois areas for National Broadband Plan

National Broadband Ireland (NBI), the company rolling out the new high-speed fibre broadband network under the Government’s National Broadband Plan (NBP), has confirmed that...

Sixth death recorded at Laois nursing home as isolating staff set to return this...

The Laois nursing home at the centre of a Coronaviurs outbreak has sadly recorded its sixth Covid-19 related death. The CEO of Brookhaven Healthcare, which...

Moment in Time: A visit to Castletown NS in 2001

Our photographs this week from Alf Harvey's archives capture his visit to Castletown NS in 2001. In the year after the turn of the Millennium,...

Laois woman calls on people to ‘get moving’ to support student nurses in Portlaoise...

A Laois woman is calling on people to 'get moving' as her Instagram-based fundraiser for student nurses in Portlaoise Hospital took off over the...

Local sports club team up with suicide prevention group to urge members to complete...

Portarlington Rugby Club, in conjunction with Ohana ZERO Suicide, are asking their players, coaches and members to make the most of the current lockdown...

Coronavirus: Eight further deaths and 6,888 new cases – 105 of them in Laois

There have been a further eight Coronavirus-related deaths and 6,888 new cases, according to figures released by the health authorities today. 105 of the new...

Coronavirus: Nine additional deaths and 4,842 new cases – 6 in Laois – as...

There have been a further nine Coronavirus-related deaths and 4,842 new cases, according to figures released by the health authorities this evening. Of the new...

Laois Gardai plead with people to stay off frozen lakes following incident involving a...

Gardai in Laois are pleading with people to 'stop doing dangerous things'. This comes after they and members of Laois Fire and Rescue Services were...

Wonderful tribute to much loved Ballyroan man following sad passing

There was a sense of shock and sadness in Ballyroan at the unexpected death of Jack Murphy. Jack died suddenly on the week before...

‘I can’t wait to get it and I can’t wait to get stuck in...

A doctor's surgery is a busy place in a normal year but the Maryborough Family Practice on Main Street in Portlaoise received 8,000 extra...