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Monday, August 8, 2022
David McDonald Unlocked

Inside story of life as a prison officer in Portlaoise makes for riveting read

For the vast majority of people who lived in Portlaoise over recent decades, little was known about the goings on in the town’s maximum-security...

Luxury Laois country house nominated for European sustainability award

Inch House near Stradbally has been nominated for a European tourism sustainability award - organised by Quartz Inn Hotels - in the categories of...
Laois pub closures

New figures show a 31% decline in Laois pubs since 2005 – and 13...

New figures from the Drinks Industry Group of Ireland show that there have been 13 pub closures in Laois since Covid. The data also shows...
Electric Picnic General

Young Laois performers in with a chance of performing at Electric Picnic – as...

Have you ever dreamed of performing on stage? Were you born with a funny bone and fancy trying some stand-up comedy? Or is poetry your...
Brian Stanley carers

‘Carers are fulfilling a vital role and I am calling on the Government to...

Local Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley is calling on the Government to improve the situation for Family Carers in the upcoming Budget. “This week I met with...
Noel Ryan RIP

Sadness at death of Noel Ryan from Portlaoise, huge supporter of community and charity...

There is sadness in Portlaoise and surrounding areas following the death of Noel Ryan, a man well known in business, community, charity and sporting...

In Pictures: Parks Tennis Summer Camp proves a big hit in Vicarstown

No matter what your interest is, there is a summer camp for you. Not only are the options getting better, but there's also more coming...

Seven Laois outdoor projects share almost €220,000

A new lakeside trail in Kilminchy and a cycle hub in Durrow are among the seven outdoor projects in Laois that have been granted...
Gardai

Gardaí appeal for information after attempted burglary on Laois hotel

Gardaí in Abbeyleix are appealing for information following an attempted burglary at the Abbeyleix Manor Hotel in the early hours of Tuesday morning. It's understood...

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Gardai

Gardaí appeal for information after attempted burglary on Laois hotel

Gardaí in Abbeyleix are appealing for information following an attempted burglary at the Abbeyleix Manor Hotel in the early hours of Tuesday morning. It's understood...
New Car Sales Laois

Laois car sales in July show increase though national figure is well down

New car sales in Laois were up 5% in July according to figures released this week by SIMI, the Society of the Irish Motor...

In Pictures: Laois County Council hold public consultation to hear views of the county’s...

On Tuesday of last week Laois County Council held a public consultation event in Bloom HQ, Mountrath, in order to seek the input and...
RIP Tom Phelan

Death occurs of Tom Phelan, a former Labour Party General Election candidate in Laois

Tom Phelan of Clonkeen, Portlaoise and formerly of Ballinakill was a staunch Labour Party stalwart and standard bearer all his life. He was a tireless campaigner...
TV filming

Laois families and friends sought for Fáilte Ireland promotional video

Fancy getting your head on the telly? Like to do something to promote Laois? As part of a promotional campaign for Fáilte Ireland, a video is...
Ossory Show Belgian Blues

Belgian Blue All Ireland competitions held at Osssory Show

After a three-year hiatus, the Ossory Show returned last weekend - and one new feature as the Irish Belgian blue cattle-breeding society brought their...

In Pictures: Laois PPN hold a ‘Wild Food Wander’ at Ballintubbert House and Gardens

On a bright and sunny morning, Laois Public Participation Network (PPN) were recently delighted to hold a 'Wild Food Wander' at Ballintubbert House and...

Portlaoise Garda Station holding open day today to give insight into their daily work

Portlaoise Garda Station are holding an open day today from 12pm-3pm with a sensory hour from 11am-12pm. The event is set to give a real...
Midlands Regional Hospital Portlaoise

HSE encouraging the public to stay safe and help protect hospitals and emergency departments...

As the August bank holiday approaches the HSE is encouraging the public to consider all care options before attending Emergency Departments (EDs) in the...
Miscellany Cakes Main

Back in business: Laois cake shop owner delighted to re-open after battling cancer

From crunching the numbers to having her cake and eating it, Sarah Walsh followed her passion in opening Miscellany Cakes. Today (Friday, July 29),...

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