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About 10% of callers to be tested for Coronavirus as GP...

GP surgeries in Laois have reported a massive volume of phone calls today in relation to the Coronavirus. The HSE has increased testing for Coronavirus...

Laois hotels set for temporary closures due to Coronavirus

Three of Laois's biggest hotels have announced that they are closing their doors until March 29. Abbeyleix Manor Hotel, O'Loughlin's Hotel and the Midlands Park...

HSE release advice about anti-inflammatory medication and COVID-19

The HSE is today advising anyone with Covid-19 to continue to take any medication you were already taking, unless you are told not to...

There may be no parades but we’re looking for your St...

Among the first things to be cancelled when the Coronavirus arrived as a serious threat was the St Patrick's Day parades. From a long way...

Laois Councillor urges people to shop locally and support small business...

A Laois County Councillor has called on people to support local businesses in this time of crisis. Labour Councillor Noel Tuohy, who ran as a...

Asthma Society release advice on COVID-19 outbreak

The Asthma Society of Ireland is advising people with asthma to be extra vigilant in their asthma management and follow the advice set out...

WATCH: Here is how a Coronavirus testing centre looks and works

Coronavirus or Covid-19 testing centres are being set up across the country as we speak. From next week, people who are suspected of having the...

BREAKING: Government announces closure of all pubs in fight against Coronavirus

All pubs, including hotel bars, have been asked to close from tonight until at least 29 March, in a bid to curb the spread...

Tweets of the Week – Coronavirus, an unreal score and a...

We’re back with our Tweets of the Week again this week! This week there's been one major news story and that's the coronavirus outbreak. Laois people...

Laois hurler and Taoiseach hit out at crowds in pubs over...

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Laois hurler John Lennon are among many people who have hit out at those that ignored public health advice and...

Anvil Inn Portarlington announces closure due to Coronavirus

The Anvil Inn, Portarlington - notice to customers Notice !- To help prevent further spread of the covid-19 virus, The Anvil Inn, will close for business...

Laois Doctors release statement as second person dies from Coronavirus in...

Ireland recorded its highest increase in Covid-19 cases today since the outbreak began.  A second person has died and 39 more cases of Coronavirus have...

Range of supports available to businesses affected by Coronavirus

A suite of supports will be made available to businesses in Laois and Offaly impacted by COVID-19, according to Laois-Offaly TD and Minister for...

Fighting back against Coronavirus: Laois man in South Korea on how...

Almost three weeks ago, we spoke to Timahoe native Conor Lennon who is caught up in the epicenter of the South Korean outbreak of...

Going to the mart, watching out for each other and sick...

Farmers should only go to the mart if they have animals to sell or buy, according to a statement released today as a number...

Laois woman in complete lockdown in China

A young teacher from Portarlington is in quarintine in China, where she has been working for over a year. Aoife Corcoran from Portarlington has been...

The list of Laois events postponed or cancelled due to the...

With colleges, schools and pre-schools set to close from tomorrow, Friday, March 13, until March 29 and restrictions placed on public gatherings due to...

BREAKING: Schools and colleges to close and limits on public gatherings...

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has announced that schools, colleges and public facilities are to close until March 29 as massive attempts are being made to...

First Irish death from Coronavirus has occurred

The first death in Ireland from the Coronavirus has been confirmed. The Irish Times and the Irish Independent are reporting that a woman has sadly...

CANCELLED: Laois secondary school call off proposed trip to Italy due...

A Laois school who were due to go to Italy on Friday have cancelled their trip. 100 students from Portlaoise CBS were due to go...

Travelling during Coronavirus outbreak: Laois parents and three kids on their...

A Laois family are currently travelling around Asia. Portlaoise parents Aoife O'Meara and Martin Halion, with children Sam, Mia and Alice who are all aged...

Portlaoise Hospital put visitor restrictions in place as Coronavirus continues to...

Portlaoise Hospital and Tullamore Hospital have out visitor restrictions in place as the number of cases of Coronavirus in Ireland continue to climb. There are...

Laois pharmacies experience face mask and hand sanitiser shortage amid Coronavirus...

Pharmacies across the county have run out of hand sanitisers and face masks as the coronavirus spreads and so does the panic. The first case...

Laois man caught up in Coronavirus outbreak in South Korea

The Coronavirus or COVID19 is starting to spread across the globe. After originally breaking out in China, in Wuhan to be exact, it has now...