Wednesday, October 16, 2019

In Pictures: Stradbally fire service presented with commemorative medals

The Stradbally fire service were presented with 1916-2016 commemorative medals last Monday night to celebrate 100 years of service. The presentation took place in Stradbally...

Prestigious recognition for Portlaoise College in Oxford University

Three Portlaoise College teachers recently travelled to the prestigious Oxford University to honour the work they're doing for promoting progression to third level education. Guidance...

Coffee Morning in aid of vital Pieta House services

A coffee morning for Pieta House will take place on Wednesday, October 23. The event will take place from 10 am to 11.30 am in...

After 54 years a new Garda HQ complex confirmed for Portlaoise

A new Garda Divisional headquarters building complex has been announced for Portlaoise. The long overdue breakthrough for the development of a modern and fit-for-purpose Garda...

Two prestigious national awards for Portarlington-based business Polar Ice

Finalists in seven categories, Irish owned and family run Polar Ice were winners of the Transport Manager of the Year and Own Account Transport...

Portlaoise ring road opening pushed back again as November 1 now set as completion...

The new ring road around Portlaoise - which will link the Timahoe Road to the Abbeyleix Road - has been hit with further delays...

Weather warning in place in Laois with warnings of potential flooding

A Status Yellow rainfall warning is in place for Laois today, and will remain in place until midnight tonight. Met Éireann has issued a Status...

Local candidate poised to win Senate seat

A local candidate is in pole position to win the upcoming Seánad bye-election. Cllr Pippa Hackett from Geashill and an Offaly County County Councillor having...

First win of the season for Portlaoise rugby while Portarlington win again

Portlaoise 25 Newbridge 18 Rugby - Leinster League Division 2A After opening their league season with two losses, Portlaoise got their first win of the season...

Abbeyleix set to extend warm welcome to Direct Provision residents

The community of Abbeyleix will extend a warm welcome to the residents of the Hibernian Direct Provision Centre in the town this afternoon Taking place...

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Abbeyleix set to extend warm welcome to Direct Provision residents

The community of Abbeyleix will extend a warm welcome to the residents of the Hibernian Direct Provision Centre in the town this afternoon Taking place...

Property Watch: Five properties currently for sale for around €300,000 in Portlaoise

This week for Property Watch, we look at five properties in and around the €300,000 bracket. Below, we've listed five homes currently for sale...

Moment in Time: Special presentation to Mountmellick primary school students in 2004

Old school photos are always golden, and Alf Harvey certainly didn't disappoint when he provided us with these gems from 2004 when some students...

Flower power boost for pollinators on Laois roads

Good news for residents, motorists … and butterflies and bees this week. Laois County council has agreed to embrace a proposal to plant more wild...

Portlaoise footballers visit local schools ahead of this weekends county final clash

There was excitement this morning as members of the Portlaoise senior football team paid visit to schools in the town. The team are gearing up...
What has the Budget 2018 got for you?

Show how Carbon Tax is paid, says Laois TD in aftermath of Budget

Fianna Fáil TD for Laois, Seán Fleming, has responded to Budget 2020. He said the issue of carbon tax has been to the forefront...

Incredible excitement in Killeshin ahead of first ever senior county final

It was all excitement this morning in Killeshin National School as they welcomed members of the panel to take on Portlaoise in this weekend's...

Tributes pour in for Laois seanchaí and champion of the Slieve Blooms

Tributes continue to pour in from all over the county for the late Mick Dowling. He was 82. The much respected Camross man was founder...

End of an era in Camross at passing of Fint Lalor

The death has occurred in Camross of Fint Lalor, the man who captained the local GAA club to their first senior hurling title in...

Sadness in Portlaoise and beyond at death of Kevin Culleton in Spain

There was widespread shock and sadness in Portlaoise this week when word came through of the sudden death of Kevin Culleton while on a...

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