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‘Don’t let the fear of cancer and chemo stop you from...

A Ballybrittas woman is sharing her experience of bowel cancer in a bid to increase awareness of the second most common of all cancers...

Pedestrian crossing sought for Ballybrittas as Laois County Council set to...

A pedestrian crossing has been sought for the village of Ballybrittas, which is located on the old main Dublin Road, while Laois County Council...

Planning approval for four new sporting developments in Abbeyleix, Arles, Ballybrittas,...

Laois County Council have given the go-ahead for three new planning projects across the County. Firstly, Abbeyleix Athletic Juvenile Football Club will begin works on...

‘I could put my fist through the table with vexation’ says...

A Laois County Councillor couldn't disguise his frustration and anger with Uisce Eireann, over their refusal to provide improved sewerage infrastructure in his local...

In Pictures: Fr Seán Murphy returns to Rath to celebrate golden...

Fifty years after he was ordained there, Fr Seán Murphy returned to the Church of the Sacred Heart, Rath, on Saturday last to celebrate...

Measures required to stop ‘risky’ overtaking on road approaching Laois village

Laois County Council has been asked to introduce measures to stop 'risky' overtaking on the approach to Ballybrittas. Fine Gael Councillor PJ Kelly outlined the...

Sadness in Courtwood and Rath areas at the passing of Rich...

The festive period marked the end of an era in the Courtwood area with the news of the death of Rich O'Connor on Christmas...

Laois farming couple receive joint honoury life membership of Irish Farmers’...

A Ballybrittas farming couple received joint honorary life membership of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) at a function in the Maldron Hotel, Portlaoise, recently. Tillage...

Laois teenager excels at European Taekwon-Do ITF Championships in Croatia

A Laois teenager is celebrating after enjoying a tremendous week at the European Taekwon-Do ITF Championships in Croatia. 16-year-old Shane Allison from Ballybrittas represented Ireland...

Sadness in Ballybrittas and surrounding areas at death of Johnny Doonan

There is sadness in Ballybrittas and the surrounding areas following the death of Johnny Doonan. A former employee of the ESB, Johnny was known far...

Pat Keogh Car Sales celebrates 25 years in business this November

Pat Keogh Car Sales, based in Ballybrittas, are celebrating 25 years as a Škoda dealer this November. First established back in 1985 in Monasterevin as...

JOB VACANCIES: Ballybrittas Motors currently seeking to fill a number of...

Ballybrittas Motors are currently looking to recruit for the following positions. Sales Person Qualified Technician 3rd/4th Year Apprentice Technician Valetor Applicants for these positions must...

Life-saving phone-box defibrillator moves a step closer for Laois village

The campaign to have a life-saving defibrillator fully operational in a Laois village has moved a step closer. The civils works for the power supply...

Sadness in Courtwood and Belgrove communities at death of Clare Dunne

There was sadness in the Courtwood and Belgrove communities this week at the death of Clare Dunne after a short illness. Clare was originally a...

Laois housing estate set to be taken in charge by County...

The Graigavern Lodge housing estate in Ballybrittas has been taken in charge by Laois County Council - more than a decade after it was...

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...