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2022 Remembered: Inside story of life as a prison officer in...

A book review from August where we looked at 'Unlocked', David McDonald's book about life as an officer in Portlaoise Prison. For the vast majority...

2022 Remembered: Two Laois routes feature in new book ’50 best...

May was a proud month for the county as two Laois routes made their way into the '50 Best Irish Walks.'  There is a wide...

2022 Remembered: ‘Our friends the criminals have come out to play...

June saw the worrying reports emerge that crime levels in Laois have risen significantly.  There has been a significant rise in crime levels in Laois...

2022 Remembered: Laois company wins at prestigious National Enterprise Awards

June saw Laois company, Salutem Insights Ltd honoured at the 2022 National Enterprise Awards.  Salutem Insights Limited were winners at this year’s National Enterprise Awards. The...

Remembering some of the great Laois people who sadly left us...

As one year ends and the next one begins, we often find ourselves looking back on the people we have lost. Laois lost a number...

2022 Remembered: In Pictures: Story behind the beautiful mural at the...

Wonderful pictures of Ciarán Dunlevy's Portlaoise mural from back in June.  There has been a lot intrigue over the last few weeks as a beautiful...

2022 Remembered: Laois company purchases land from County Council for €400,000...

Oxley Electrical and Security Ltd received approval back in July for the purchase of land at Clonminam, Portlaoise. A Laois company’s proposal to purchase a site...

2022 Remembered: Excellent selection of images from Laois Chamber awards as...

The first Laois Chamber Alliance awards took place in the Heritage hotel in Killenard in November. Nearly 300 people were in attendance at the Laois...

2022 Remembered: Laois farmer elected as chairperson of IFA national grain...

Former Laois IFA Grain Chairman, Kieran McEvoy was elected as the new chairperson of the IFA National Grain Committee back in January.  Emo-based farmer Kieran...

2022 Remembered: Emo NS mark retirement of deputy principal Florence Fennelly

January marked the end of an illustrious career as deputy principal for Emo National School's Florence Fennelly. The staff and Board of Management of Emo...

2022 Remembered: In Pictures: Warm welcome and huge crowd as Portlaoise...

Zach Tuohy's incredible Australian Rules career had its highlight moment in September when he became only the second Irish player to win a Grand...

2022 Remembered: Momentous occasion as Laois quadruplets enjoy first day of...

A happy memory from August as Laois quadruplets attend their first day of play school.  Starting play school is a big deal in any household...

2022 Remembered: Laois County Council agree to construct 54 new modular...

Back in June, Laois County Council gave the go-ahead for new modular homes in Portlaoise. The green light has been given to a project which...

2022 Remembered: Meet the Laois man proudly flying our flag and...

Ballinakill native Mike Dunphy was honoured by Laois County Council in September, acknowledging the work he has done in representing and promoting the county...

2022 Remembered: Two students get 613 points in Knockbeg College as...

September saw two Laois students earn a staggering 613 points in their Leaving Cert exams.  Two students in Knockbeg College got 613 points in the...

2022 Remembered: In Pictures: Wonderful selection of images from Day 1...

A selection of incredible pictures from Day 1 of the Electric Picnic back in September. Talk about an atmosphere! After three long years, Electric Picnic has...
Colm Begley

2022 Remembered: Long-serving Laois footballer Begley calls time on county career

Legendary Laois footballer, Colm Begley announced his inter-county retirement back in May. Long-serving Laois footballer Colm Begley has officially announced his retirement from the county...

2022 Remembered: Explained: What the new structure on the Abbeyleix Road...

Back in August we looked at Protectour, the new artwork being erected in Portlaoise. Anyone driving on the Abbeyleix Road or Fr Browne Avenue bear...

2022 Remembered: Host of Laois teachers honoured by INTO at function...

A plethora of teachers from Laois received INTO honours back in June.  A host of Laois teachers were honoured at a function recently following their...

2022 Remembered: A legend of the Irish dancing scene – the...

Back in August we looked at Gabrielle Lynam, the Portlaoise woman who has been a legend of Irish dancing.  When Portlaoise woman Gabrielle Lynam was...

2022 Remembered: In Pictures: Tributes paid as popular Laois principal brings...

June marked the end of an awe-inspiring 40-year career as Caitriona Garry stepped down as Ballinakill NS principal.  It was a great occasion in Ballinakill...

2022 Remembered: Further land sold by Laois County Council at Togher...

May saw Allwood Architecture Ltd and Zeitgeist Spirits Ltd aquire land at Junction 17, Togher.  Laois County Council have sold a further 3.78 hectares at...

2022 Remembered: New visitor facilities launched at Emo Court and Parklands...

Minister Patrick O’Donovan launched the new visitor fascilities at Emo Court back in May.  On a day of great excitement at Emo Court and Parklands on...

2022 Remembered: Laois tillage farmer among the winners at Glanbia grain...

Rathmore farmer, Bobby Miller was honoured at the Glanbia grain supplier of the year awards back in February. A well-known Laois tillage farmer has been...
Laura Nerney

2022 Remembered: From captaincy to motherhood, Laura Nerney remains a key...

As the Laois Ladies prepared for their All Ireland Final back to July, we spoke to former captain, Laura Nerney.  Highly passionate, skilled, driven, devoted and...

2022 Remembered: Laois duo play their part as Shannon return to...

Two young Laois rugby players helped Shannon gain promotion to Division 1A of the AIL back in May.  There was joyous scenes in Shannon rugby club...

2022 Remembered: In Pictures: A selection of images from Shine 2022...

Rewind the clocks back to May for the Shine 2022 festival at Emo Court.  What a day! The crowds flocked to Emo Court in their thousands...

2022 Remembered: Business Briefing: Sisters open new store in Laois, latest...

June saw a boost for local business as sisters Samantha and Sinéad Moloney Murphy opened their new store - S&S Soap Sisters.  Laois Chamber CEO...
John O'Loughlin

2022 Remembered: End of an era as O’Loughlin calls time on...

A tribute from back in May to mark the end of John O'Loughlin's time as an inter-county player.  Long-serving Laois footballer John O’Loughlin has announced his inter-county...

2022 Remembered: A first for Midland Regional Hospital Portlaoise as it...

February The Midland Regional Hospital (MRH) in Portlaoise is offering patients with type 1 diabetes a DAFNE (Dose Adjustment For Normal Eating) course. It aims to teach participants how to...