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Pesticides detected in Borris-in-Ossory public water supply – though not a...

An exceedance of the pesticide Glyphosate has been detected in the Borris-in-Ossory public water supply. Though the levels are not a threat to public health,...

Death occurs of Christy O’Brien, one of Laois’s greatest hurlers of...

The death has occurred of Christy O'Brien from Borris-in-Ossory, regarded as one of the greatest Laois hurlers of all time.  He was just short...

Laois-born Sir Erik Bennett dies in Oman – but will return...

The Laois-born Sir Erik Bennett - who was knighted by Queen Elizabeth over 30 years ago - has died in Oman aged in his...

St Joseph’s NS in Borris-in-Ossory now open for enrolment for mainstream...

St. Joseph’s NS, Borris-in-Ossory - enrolment for our mainstream classes is now open for September 2022. Applications can be downloaded from our school website www.borrisinossoryns.ie  Alternatively...

Ghost estate in Laois village set to be completed as permission...

Laois County Council have confirmed that planning permission has been granted for 26 new houses in Borris-In-Ossory. Private developer M&M Holdings has been granted permission...

Sadness following the passing of Laois cycling enthusiast and hurley maker

There is deep sadness in Borris-In-Ossory today following the news of the passing of Pat 'Paddy' Campion. Mr Campion died peacefully at the Midlands Regional...

Over €210,000 secured for renovation of former Laois courthouse

The derelict Borris-in-Ossory courthouse has been granted over €210,000 in government funding to help restore the derelict building and develop it into a remote...

Gardai appeal for information following series of burglaries in Laois

Gardai are appealing for information following a series of burglaries which took place in Laois this week. Four properties were broken into in Stradbally, Borris-In-Ossory...

End of an era as 170-year-old Laois post office shuts its...

Friday August 5 marked the end of an era in the village of Borris-In-Ossory as the present Post Office closed its doors for the...

Laois village retains Post Office as new location found and shop...

A Laois village has retained its Post Office after a location for a new shop was found. Back in February, An Post sought a 'retail...

Tributes paid as long-serving Laois teacher retires after 35 years of...

Tributes have been paid as a long-serving Laois teacher has retired after 35 years of service to a rural school. Acting Principal and Deputy Principal...

Sadness as ‘proud Laois GAA supporter’ and ‘dedicated club man’ passes...

Going to matches in O'Moore Park won't be the same for many people with the news this evening of the sad death of Joe...

Busy road near Borris-in-Ossory benefits from council programme

A section of a busy road near Borris-in-Ossory has been resurfaced in recent weeks. The L-5057 road between the junction with the R445 at Moneymore,...

‘Huge disappointment’ as two major regeneration projects in Laois miss out...

While Portarlington has been awarded more than €1 million in government funding, two areas which also applied for the same grant have been unsuccessful. Laois...

In Pictures: Well-known Laois woman who was a talented tailoress celebrates...

It was a double celebration in one part of Laois on Mother's Day as one of our oldest inhabitants entered her 100th year. Mollie Ryan...

Planning permission sought for new playground in Laois village

A new playground has moved a step closer for a Laois village as planning permission has been lodged. After a long campaign and combined efforts...

An Post seeking ‘retail partner’ to keep Laois post office open

An Post are seeking a new 'retail partner' in order to keep a Laois post office open. The owner of the post office in Borris-In-Ossory...

Property Watch: Five rural homes in Laois currently for sale for...

This week we take a look at some of the properties in rural locations in Laois currently for sale for around €250,000. The properties range...

County Final Memory: Kilcotton get the better of neighbours Borris-in-Ossory in...

Kilcotton 0-17 Borris-in-Ossory 1-8 2002 Laois IHC Final Kilcotton and Borris-in-Ossory are steeped in Laois hurling history and have a long association both with each other...

Property Watch: Five homes currently for sale in the west part...

Any auctioneer will tell you about the importance of location. And for anyone looking to buy a house they'll want it to be near to...

Laois beef farmer elected to national IFA role following postal ballot

Declan Hanrahan, a suckler and beef farmer from Borris-in-Ossory, has been elected vice-chairman of the IFA livestock committee. Hanrahan is the current livestock representative for...

Our School Revisited: Welcoming and vibrant atmosphere as we visit Borris-in-Ossory

This piece originally featured on LaoisToday in November of last year.  Our School series brings us to St Joseph's NS in Borris-in-Ossory this week where...

11 new social houses set to be completed in Laois village...

11 new social houses are set to be completed by the end of the year in Borris-In-Ossory. So says Laois County Council Housing Officer Nicola...

Calls to upgrade ‘the worst footpaths in Laois’

A Laois County Councillor is calling for work to be carried out to upgrade what he called 'the worst footpaths' in the county. Fine Gael...

Patrick Ryan: Laois native and Firehouse Bakery on the rise

Laois native Patrick Ryan is owner of Firehouse Bakery and bread school based in Wicklow. Having initially set up a bread school on Heir Island...

County Final Memory: Colt claim intermediate hurling glory in 2008

Colt 0-16 Borris-in-Ossory 2-6 2008 Laois IHC Final The Colt hurlers lost more than fair share of intermediate finals in the 2000s so when they finally...

When the Laois hurlers beat All Ireland finalists Cork in the...

In January, ahead of the Walsh Cup clash between Laois and Westmeath in Borris-in-Ossory, we looked back on the famous league win that Laois...

On the Canvass: For Seán Fleming’s campaign every day is a...

We’re in Clogh. Clogh, Ballacolla. This is farming country. Fields, cows and sheds everywhere you look. Seán is biding his time. A man in a big...

A raft of issues in Laois village need to be tackled

A whole litany of issues which need to be tackled in a Laois village have been well ventilated this week. The matters concerning Ballaghmore were...

Laois hurlers, Borris-in-Ossory and a host of big games, big names...

The 2020 hurling year gets underway for Laois in Borris-in-Ossory this afternoon when Eddie Brennan's side host Westmeath in the Walsh Cup. It'll be the...