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Big battle in store in Kildare South as Laois and Offaly...

This day three weeks we'll almost certainly be near the end of the General Election count - and from a Laois point of view...

Weekend Read: Pumphouse problem pauses progress in Laois village

Any future development, housing or investment in a popular Laois village is at a standstill due to a bizarre problem over the status of...

2019 Remembered: WATCH: Relief as nobody injured in shocking M7 Motorway...

A dramatic incident but thankfully nobody was hurt. Laois County Fire and Rescue Services have confirmed that nobody was injured in the fire on the...

Sadness in Ballybrittas and surrounding areas at the passing of Billy...

The death has occurred of Billy Murphy from Belgrove near Ballybrittas, a man who was hugely well-known and liked in the area. Billy was from...

This incredibly impressive effort at a recent Tractor Run should get...

Tractor Runs have become hugely popular fundraisers in recent times and they pulled out all the stops in Ballybrittas recently for the 11th annual...

Big celebrations in store as popular Final Furlong pub marks 25...

A local pub is a community as much as anything else - and that is certainly the case for the Final Furlong in Ballybrittas...

WATCH: Relief as nobody injured in shocking M7 Motorway fire

Laois County Fire and Rescue Services have confirmed that nobody was injured in the fire on the M7 Motorway earlier this evening that saw...

BREAKING: Massive fire on M7 motorway outside Portlaoise

Traffic is currently being diverted off the M7 Motorway at Junction 15 between Portlaoise and Monasterevin due to a fire. Emergency services are at the...

27 new houses set to come to Laois village

This is certainly good news for the village of Ballybrittas. Hybla Transport Ltd  have submitted planning permission for a housing development in the area. They plan...

Delight for Laois bridal hall as they win Midlands Wedding Boutique...

On Monday 28 January, the Bridal Hall Ballybrittas picked up the coveted title of Midlands Wedding Boutique of the Year at the Irish Wedding Awards. "We...

Glowing tributes paid to retiring principal as she calls time on...

Rath National School gave an almighty send off to Principal Ann Garry this week as she hands over the reigns after teaching in the...

Laois farm land sells for almost €18,000 an acre

A 10-acre plot of land near Ballybrittas sold after a lively bidding war at auction last week for just under €180,000. The land at Cloneen,...

Property Watch: How much would a 10 acre field in Laois...

On this week's feature, we are going to have a look at agricultural land and in particular 10 acre fields. Large blocks of land...

Property Watch: The top five most expensive residential properties currently on...

On this week's Property Watch we will be having a look at the most expensive residential properties currently on the market in Laois. There aren't...

Emergency services at the scene of three-car crash on Laois-Kildare border

Emergency services are attending the scene of a three-car collision on the old main road at Jamestown between Ballybrittas and Portlaoise. The accident occurred at...

Appeal for information after armed robbery in Ballybrittas

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to come forward following an armed robbery in Ballybrittas last night. At around 8.20pm, two males entered Murphy's Foodstore. One...

Man arrested after helicopter chase near Ballybrittas

A man was arrested after a Garda chase involving a helicopter near Ballybrittas on Tuesday evening. The incident occurred after a jeep was stolen from...

Sadness at passing of Laois businessman Liam Murphy

The death has occurred of well-known Laois businessman Liam Murphy. Liam, who lived in The Heath, owned shops in Ballybrittas and Portarlington and previously had...

In Pictures: May Pole Festival gets underway in Ballybrittas

The May Pole Festival was all the rage in Jamestown, Monasterevin and Emo in the 1950s - and this weekend in Ballybrittas they're bringing it...

M7 motorway closed following serious collision near Ballybrittas

The M7 motorway is closed following a serious collision in the northbound lane near Ballybrittas. Traffic is being diverted off the motorway at Junction 15...

Ballybrittas set to be hopping as May Pole festival returns

The Final Furlong in Ballybrittas should be hopping all this weekend as they host their May Pole Festival, starting on Friday night. With music over...

Dan Keane: What we simply have to know about the planning...

We might as well start with a look at the planning process. My column over the next few weeks will bring you through the process...

CCTV footage helps gardai catch Ballybrittas robbery suspects

Four suspects were apprehended following a robbery at Maxol filling station in Ballybrittas thanks to the swift actions of gardai who caught the men...

25 acres at Kilbracken near Ballybrittas to be sold at public...

Hennessy Auctioneers are offering 25 acres of "prime arable land" at Kilbracken, Fisherstown, Ballybrittas for sale by public auction. Located 1 mile off old...