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Thursday, May 19, 2022
Midlands Regional Hospital Portlaoise

HSE warning of ‘significant disruption’ as Medical Laboratory Scientists set for strike action

The HSE is warning of significant disruption and service delays in hospitals, tomorrow Wednesday May 18 from 8am-8pm, due to the planned industrial action...
Emo Court

Emo Court all set to Shine as massive crowd expected for new one-day event

It's a case of all roads lead to Emo Court this Saturday as the iconic Laois venue gets set to host the inaugural Shine...

Delay in issuing passports ‘causing huge difficulties’ says local TD

Local Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley has said delays in the issuing of passports is causing huge upset and difficulties to many intending to...

Laois amenity on the double at All-Ireland Community Woodlands awards

Carrigmeal Woodlands, situated at Dysart, Stradbally has received a Special Commendation and placed 2nd in the 2022 All-Ireland Community Woodlands Awards. Carrigmeal, owned by James...
Timahoe NS Pieta House Main

In Pictures: Money raised for Pieta House as Laois primary school celebrate Mental Health...

The children at Scoil Mhuire Fatima, Timahoe celebrated Mental Health Awareness Day last Friday and managed to raise over €500 for Pieta House. As part...
Paddy Brannagan RIP

Shock and sadness following the passing of young Laois dad in America

There is deep sadness in Graiguecullen following the sudden passing of Paddy Branagan. Mr Branagan, who is aged in his late 20s, died while on...
Gardaí

Garda detectives charge man after two youths the victim of robbery in Portlaoise

Gardai have charged a man in his 30s after two youths were the victims of a robbery recently. The incident occurred early on Friday May...
Donaghmore

€273,048 for Community Groups in Laois under the Community Activities Fund

€273,048 has been approved in funding for 131 community groups in Laois under the Community Activities Fund. The Community Activities Fund (CAF) provides funding to...
50 Best Irish Walks Laois

Two Laois routes feature in new book ’50 best Irish Walks’

There is a wide selection of great walking routes in Laois - and two of them have been included in a new book that...

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50 Best Irish Walks Laois

Two Laois routes feature in new book ’50 best Irish Walks’

There is a wide selection of great walking routes in Laois - and two of them have been included in a new book that...
Nicole Turner main

In Pictures: Paralympic hero Nicole Turner honoured by Laois County Council

The Paralympic success of Portarlington's Nicole Turner was an incredible moment in 2021. And she was formally honoured by Laois County Council on Thursday night. Joined...

Bike Week: A celebration and promotion of cycling takes place from May 14 to...

‘Bike Week’ is a celebration and promotion of the benefits of cycling and takes place from Saturday, May 14, to Sunday, May 22. Cycling...
The Heath General

Points scored required to decide final Division 1B places as four teams deadlocked after...

The calculators were out across the county tonight as the top four and bottom four places in Division 1B were decided. Stradbally were already guaranteed...

In Pictures: Brilliant fun as Laois Comhairle na nOg organise Colour Run in Vicarstown

There was wonderful fun in the small village of Vicarstown this afternoon as Laois Comhairle na nOg and Youth Work Ireland Laois came together...
Daffodil Day

Laois Youthreach play their part for Daffodil Day as cake sale proves big success

LOETB’s Youthreach in Portlaoise Further Education and Training Centre showed what can happen when people come together as a team with a common goal. This...
Laois Africa Day

Laois County Council and Laois African Support Group announce date for Africa Day 2022

Laois County Council and Laois African Support Group have announced that May 28 will be Africa Day 2022. Africa Day is an initiative of the...
Luke Dunne, Derrylamogue National School

Laois student and his class honoured at award ceremony for vision of Ireland’s seas

Students from 15 schools were honoured at an award ceremony yesterday celebrating the winners of this year’s Green-Schools Marine Spatial Planning Competition: Our Ocean,...
Rents

Rent prices in Laois increase by 10.5% to €1,169 as supply continues to dry...

The price of renting a home in Laois has increased in Quarter 1 of 2022. The average rent price in Q4 of 2021 was €1,146...
Fibromyalgia Ireland

Laois to host event in Portlaoise Library as part of Fibromyalgia Awareness Day

Laois has been selected as one of three areas which will host support group meetings for Fibromyalgia Ireland. Fibromyalgia is a condition that causes pain...

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