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Monday, October 26, 2020

Coronavirus: 939 new cases and three more deaths

The Department of Health have confirmed a further 939 cases of Coronavirus and three further deaths in their latest figures. Of today’s cases, 14 of...

Laois TD calls for lack of energy upgrades to pensioner’s homes to be addressed

Nearly 200 pensioners in Laois/Offaly and Low Income families have not had planned energy upgrades done to their homes. So says Brian Stanley of Sinn...

Gardai raid suspected ‘Shebeen’ and make several seizures in Athy

Gardai raided and searched a premises suspected as operating as a Shebeen in Athy last night. Gardai say they became aware of the premises through...

Hundreds of children left without training facilities as Portlaoise Leisure Centre pitches close due...

Almost 200 children from Portlaoise AFC have been left with nowhere to train after the outdoor astro pitches in Portlaoise Leisure Centre were withdrawn...

Laois Connects still making an impact online with social farming

Despite the current pandemic Laois Connects is still making an impact online. Recently, there was a very lively and informed discussion on Social Farming in...

Coronavirus: 777 new cases and seven deaths as Dail passes fines legislation

A further 777 Coronavirus cases have been announced and a further seven additional deaths – all of which passed away this month. Of today’s cases,...

Local senator explains her rationale behind controversial Mother & Baby Homes Bill

The controversial Mother & Baby Homes Bill was passed in the Dail last night. This concerns the records of mothers and babies put into institutions...

Local man set to raise funds for Laois Arch Club via Virtual Dublin Marathon

A Portlaoise man is set to embark on a mammoth task this weekend in aid of a very important charity. Alex Cathcart, a Special Needs...

Laois Gift Card launched by Chamber as Cathaoirleach and Laois Minister urge people to...

Laois Chamber of Commerce are just one year back in operation and what year it has been. But despite a global pandemic, they have strived...

Appeal for witnesses following accident which saw arrest and person airlifted to hospital

Gardai in Laois have revealed they have arrested one person following a crash in the county yesterday. The accident happened around 10am on Thursday morning...

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Appeal for witnesses following accident which saw arrest and person airlifted to hospital

Gardai in Laois have revealed they have arrested one person following a crash in the county yesterday. The accident happened around 10am on Thursday morning...

Warm tributes as teacher who educated ‘thousands’ of Laois students retires

A teacher who spent her entire career in classrooms in Laois is set to retire this afternoon. Meree O'Sullivan, who is currently the Deputy Principal...

Laois school hosts very successful Mental Health Awareness Week

Wellbeing and the promotion of positive mental health has always been a key element of life in Dunamase College  - and this was certainly...

Coronavirus: 1,066 new cases and three deaths as harrowing details from Galway nursing home...

A further 1,066 Coronavirus cases have been announced and a further three additional deaths - all of which passed away this month. Of today’s cases,...

Proposal made for barrier to be erected in busy Laois car park to combat...

A proposal to install a paid parking barrier in Lyster Square received a lukewarm response at yesterday's meeting of the Portlaoise Municipal District. Cllr Thomasina...

Calls for safety works at Laois junction before ‘someone has their nose taken off’

A Laois County Councillor has called for safety works to be carried out before 'someone has their nose taken off' their car. Fine Gael Cllr...

Emergency services attending scene of a crash in Laois

Emergency Services are attending the scene of an accident in Laois this morning. The accident happened around 10am this morning on the N77 on the...

Boost for homelessness in Midlands as charity purchases accommodation

Two leading agencies have announced a joint initiative which will see Clonamore House Hotel in Tullamore developed as an enhanced center for the provision...

Calls made for Portarlington road to be named after legendary community activist

There are some people that go over and above for their community and the late Niall McElwaine in Portarlington was one such man. The Donegal...

Laois teenager’s business launches fundraiser for two charities

The way the world operates is changing all the time - and you'll struggle to find a better example of that than this Laois...

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