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Coronavirus: 13 more deaths and 2,944 new cases – 62 of...

There have been a further 13 Coronavirus-related deaths and 2,944 new cases, according to figures released by the health authorities today. 62 of the new...

Coronavirus: 60 further deaths and 3,231 new cases – 48 of...

There have been a further 60 Coronavirus-related deaths and 3,231 new cases, according to figures released by the health authorities today. Of these, 59 deaths...

Coronavirus: 50 further deaths and 3,498 new cases – 53 of...

There have been a further 50 Coronavirus-related deaths and 3,498 new cases, according to figures released by the health authorities today. All of these 50...

Laois man to the fore in bringing new cleaning products to...

A Laois businessman is centrally involved in bringing new cleaning products to the European market that will help in the fight against Covid-19. Martin Crowley,...

REVEALED: Areas of Laois with largest Covid-19 spikes shown in new...

The three local electoral areas in Laois have all experienced a spike in Covid-19 cases, the latest figures show. It is, of course, unsurprising, given...

Coronavirus: 63 further deaths and 3,569 new cases – 45 of...

There have been a further63 Coronavirus-related deaths and 3,569 new cases, according to figures released by the health authorities today. 5 of these deaths occurred...

Coronavirus: 46 further deaths and 3,086 new cases – 40 of...

There have been a further 46 Coronavirus-related deaths and 3,086 new cases, according to figures released by the health authorities today. 2 of these deaths...

Coronavirus: Eight further deaths and 4,929 new cases – 63 of...

There have been a further eight Coronavirus-related deaths and 4,929 new cases, according to figures released by the health authorities today. 63 of the new...

Hospitalisations reach new record as frustrations over vaccination programme surface

The total number of people in hospital with Covid-19 continues to rise sharply, the latest figures show. A total of 1,582 people are in hospital...

Case of Covid-19 confirmed in Portlaoise Prison as mass testing underway

A positive case of Covid-19 has been confirmed in Portlaoise Prison. The Irish Prison Service has confirmed that one prisoner, who did not recently enter...

Coronavirus: Eight further deaths and 6,888 new cases – 105 of...

There have been a further eight Coronavirus-related deaths and 6,888 new cases, according to figures released by the health authorities today. 105 of the new...

Coronavirus: Nine additional deaths and 4,842 new cases – 6 in...

There have been a further nine Coronavirus-related deaths and 4,842 new cases, according to figures released by the health authorities this evening. Of the new...

Health Minister commits to accelerated vaccination programme

The Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly, has announced that there will be an increase in vaccinations this month. The original plan had been to vaccinate...

Coronavirus: 20 additional deaths and 8,248 new cases – 55 in...

There have been a further 20 Coronavirus-related deaths and a massive 8,248 new cases, according to figures released by the health authorities this evening. Of...

Calls for vaccination of teachers and school staff to be ‘fast-tracked’

Laois-Offaly TD Barry Cowen has called for the vaccination of teachers and school staff to be 'fast-tracked'. In a letter to Taoiseach Micheal Martin, Mr...

Coronavirus: 10 additional deaths and 6,521 new cases – 82 in...

There have been a further 10 Coronavirus-related deaths and a massive 6,521 new cases, according to figures released by the health authorities this evening. Of...

Coronavirus: 17 additional deaths and 7,836 new cases – 107 in...

There have been a further 17 Coronavirus-related deaths and a massive 7,836 new cases, according to figures released by the health authorities this evening. Of...

Government announce new additional Covid-19 restrictions as cases continue to surge

The government have announced a raft of additional Covid-19 restrictions aimed at further curbing the spread of the virus in the country. Taoiseach Micheal Martin...

Coronavirus: 17 additional deaths and 5,325 new cases – 12 in...

There have been a further 17 Coronavirus-related deaths and a massive 5,325 new cases, according to figures released by the health authorities this evening. Of...

Laois Doctor on Covid-19 Vaccines: How they work and why they’re...

2020 saw the world ravaged by Covid-19 but 2021 will hopefully see the world fight back against this virus through vaccinations. The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is...

Laois nursing home battling Covid-19 outbreak among residents and staff

A Laois nursing home is battling a Covid-19 outbreak amongst residents and staff. Droimnin Nursing Home in Stradbally had remained Covid-free throughout the pandemic until...

Coronavirus: Six additional deaths and 6,110 new cases – 80 in...

There have been a further six Coronavirus-related deaths and a massive 6,110 new cases, according to figures released by the health authorities this evening. Of...

Coronavirus: 12 further deaths and 1,620 new cases – 50 in...

There have been 12 further Coronavirus-related deaths and 1,620 new cases according to figures released this evening by the health authorities. 50 of the new...

CONFIRMED: Taoiseach announces full Level 5 lockdown until end of January

Ireland will enter full Level 5 Covid-19 restrictions until the end of January, Taoiseach Micheal Martin has confirmed. As already revealed, schools are to remain...

Coronavirus: 13 further deaths and 1,718 new cases – 23 in...

There have been 13 further Coronavirus-related deaths and 1,718 new cases according to figures released this evening by the health authorities. 23 of the new...

Group behind illegal rave which decimated Laois house plan New Year’s...

A group of people who destroyed a house in Laois earlier this month are planning another illegal rave on New Year's Eve. The Irish Times...

Teacher’s union urge government to extend school closure in January

The General Secretary of the Irish National Teachers' Association has called on the government to extend school closures into January due to the increase...

Coronavirus: Nine further deaths and 1,546 new cases – 38 in...

There have been nine further Coronavirus-related deaths and 1,546 new cases according to figures released this evening by the health authorities. 38 of the new...

Coronavirus: One further death and 765 new cases though Laois rate...

There have been one further Coronavirus-related death and 765 new cases according to figures released this evening by the health authorities. Five of the new...

Coronavirus: Four further deaths and 744 new cases

There have been a further four Coronavirus-related deaths and 744 more cases according to figures released by the health authorities this evening. Fewer than five...