Thursday, February 27, 2020

HSE launch campaign to teach kids how to prevent the spread of infectious diseases

To help improve respiratory hygiene in schools and crèches, the HSE’s Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) has developed eye-catching new posters which have been...

Main Street in Portlaoise should be pedestrianised argue town experts

The Main Street in Portlaoise should be pedestrianised was the view expressed by both a retail expert and a landscape designer during Newstalk's Down...

Laois man caught up in Coronavirus outbreak in South Korea

The Coronavirus or COVID19 is starting to spread across the globe. After originally breaking out in China, in Wuhan to be exact, it has now...

Nominations sought for Chairman’s Award for good environmental practice on Laois farms

Laois County Council are holding a competition to recognise farmers for the excellent and good environmental practices which they carry out on a daily...

Laois school garner special merit awards at Coirm Gael Linn Festival

Primary School students from Gaelscoil Shlí Dála, Ballaghmore were on stage in Visual Theatre, Carlow at the annual Coirm Gael Linn festival on Thursday,...

In Pictures: Construction company and Laois native donate toys to local school

Christmas 2019 was one to remember in Naíscoil Kantara, Timahoe as the children were treated to a massive surprise in the lead up to...

Nuns praised for generous gift of convent site for social housing

Approval has been given for work to advance on a major new social housing development and ancillary services in the heart of Portlaoise town. The...

Two disqualified drivers and motorist reversing on M7 arrested in separate Laois incidents

Gardai in Laois have made three arrests following two separate incidents in recent days. Last night, two drivers who were disqualified were detected driving by...

Sand bags, stress and sympathy but no quick solutions in sight for Laois flooding

Not surprisingly there have been a flood of concerns over flooding across Laois this week. Virtually non-stop rainfall and water-logged land have combined to put...

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Sand bags, stress and sympathy but no quick solutions in sight for Laois flooding

Not surprisingly there have been a flood of concerns over flooding across Laois this week. Virtually non-stop rainfall and water-logged land have combined to put...

WATCH: Young Laois boy writes poem for Aidan Fogarty of Dancing With The Stars

Ten year old Ben O'Doherty from Rathdowney has written a fantastic poem for former Kilkenny hurler Aidan 'Taggy' Fogarty. Aidan is dancing weekly and going...

Foróige in Laois is looking to recruit adult volunteers to support them in their...

Foróige in Laois is looking for adult volunteers to support them in their work. If you have a skill to share or are passionate about...

Four Laois Gardai among 201 new recruits to the force

The latest batch of new Gardai passed out recently at a ceremony in Templemore. A total of 201 Gardai were conferred at the ceremony –...

Laois vets save abandoned dog’s life after she was left in a ditch

A group of Laois vets saved the life of a young dog that was left abandoned on the side of a road. Alys, a Patterdale...

Shock and objections greet plans for new Laois quarry

There have been a series of objections and expressions of shock and disapproval to a planning application for a new quarry in the county. Booth...

Unresponsive contractors ‘should not receive council work’

Contractors who carry out work for Laois County Council - but don't engage or respond to complainants after they have finished should not get...
Mountmellick was under siege from floods this week

Laois County Council release ‘Severe Weather’ warning ahead of overnight rainfall

Laois County Council has released a warning for flooding across the county ahead of expected rainfall tonight. Met Eireann have placed Laois in a 'Yellow...
Midlands Prison the scene of a mass brawl according to reports

Hostage situation in Midlands prison ended after weapon exchanged for bar of chocolate

A five-hour hostage situation in the Midlands Prison in Portlaoise this week was ended after a weapon was exchanged for a bar of chocolate. The...
Is this good news for Laois businesses who pay rates?

Laois entrepreneurs and start-ups encouraged to plan for short and long-term success

The right advice at an early stage can be the difference between success and failure. The Law Society of Ireland is encouraging entrepreneurs and start-ups...

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