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Laois Councillor asks for creation of memorial area for those who...

A Laois County Councillor has asked that a memorial or reflective area by constructed in Laois for those who lost loved ones in the...

Laois TD calls for Pandemic Bonus to be paid to prison...

A Laois TD has called for the Pandemic Bonus to be extended to include nurses who work in the Irish Prison Service. Fine Gael's Charlie...

HSE Excellence Award for Midlands Public Health following response to Covid-19

The Midlands Public Health group, which includes members from Laois, has been awarded the HSE Excellence Award. The team were presented with the accolade recently...

‘Cost for antigen tests is too high’ says Laois TD who...

Laois TD Charlie Flanagan has called on the Minister for Health to provide free antigen tests to 'hard pressed families'. The Fine Gael TD has...

CONFIRMED: Health Minister announces new Covid-19 close contact rules to come...

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has announced changes to Ireland’s self-isolation and restriction of movement rules following a Government meeting today. For a period of...

Local soccer league postpones fixtures for one week due to Covid-19...

The consistently high number of daily Covid-19 cases is impacting all facets of life - and sport is no different. The Combined Counties Football League...

Government set to introduce ‘double’ Bank Holiday this year and extra...

The Government are set to introduce a 'double' Bank Holiday this year and add an extra permanent one in 2023. So said Tanaiste Leo Varadkar...

CONFIRMED: Schools set to reopen in full as planned on Thursday

All schools across Laois and the country are set to reopen as planned on Thursday, the Department of Education has confirmed. The Department confirmed the...

More than 1,000 booster Covid-19 vaccine appointments available in Portlaoise

More than 1,000 Covid-19 booster vaccine appointments are available to book in Portlaoise between now and New Year's Eve. The HSE have confirmed that appointments...

HSE confirm details of two more booster walk-in Covid-19 vaccine days...

The HSE have announced details of two more days of booster walk-in Covid-19 vaccination clinics in Laois before Christmas. One of these will take place...

CONFIRMED: Taoiseach announces further Covid-19 measures – but slightly deviates from...

Taoiseach Micheal Martin has announced a range of new public health measures as we head for Christmas week. The measures come following a letter from...

NPHET recommends earlier closure of pubs and restaurants plus capacity limits...

NPHET has recommended a wave of new Covid-19 measures be implemented from this coming Monday. According to the Irish Independent, a letter with the new...

Walk-in Covid-19 vaccination booster centre for those aged 50 and over...

The HSE will operate a walk-in Covid-19 vaccination booster centre in Laois this Sunday. The centre in Laois will by on the St Fintan’s Hospital...

CONFIRMED: Taoiseach announces range of additional Covid-19 public health measures as...

Taoiseach Micheal Martin has announced a range of new public health measures as we head for Christmas. The measures come following a letter from Chief...

HSE clarify booster schedule after Laois people turned away at walk-in...

The HSE have clarified the booster Covid-19 vaccine schedule after a number of people were turned away in Laois at the weekend. In a press...

Portlaoise and Tullamore ICU capacity has to be increased permanently says...

Local Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley has called for ICU capacity in Portlaoise and Tullamore Hospitals to be increased permanently. The Laois TD made the...

Walk-in Covid-19 vaccination booster centre for those aged 60-69 and healthcare...

From today, the HSE will operate walk-in booster COVID-19 vaccination clinics for healthcare workers and people aged 60 to 69. This will only be available...

CONFIRMED: Taoiseach announces range of new public health measures following Covid...

Taoiseach Micheal Martin has announced a range of new public health measures following a surge in Covid-19 cases. "The situation will get worse before it...

Walk-in maternity vaccination clinic available in Laois this week for women...

Women attending maternity services in the Portlaoise and Mullingar Hospitals can avail of dose 1 and dose 2 vaccines at special walk-in COVID-19 vaccination...

Those eligible for booster jab encouraged to take it as 16...

The Deputy Chief Medical Officer has encouraged those who are eligible for a booster vaccine to take it when offered. Dr Ronan Glynn made the...

Government confirm details for Covid-19 restriction changes from October 22

The government has confirmed the changes that will take place in regards to Covid-19 restrictions from Friday October 22. Firstly, the government will immediately begin...

Deputy Chief Medical Officer urges 300,000 unvaccinated adults to take Covid-19...

Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn has urged those who are still unvaccinated to come forward for a vaccine. His plea comes as it...

Laois Covid-19 vaccination centre moves as government confirm plans for booster...

Almost five months after it opened, Laois's mass Covid-19 vaccination centre has moved. Since April, the centre has been located in the Midlands Park Hotel...

CONFIRMED: Taoiseach announces gradual easing of Covid-19 restrictions from now until...

Taoiseach Micheal Martin has announced the continued relaxation of Covid-19 measures from now until October 22. By October 22, all Covid-19 restrictions will be lifted...

Laois mass vaccination centre to operate on ‘walk-in’ basis this Saturday

The HSE has confirmed that the mass vaccination centre in the Midlands Park Hotel in Portlaoise will operate as a ‘walk-in’ facility for three...

Laois GAA confirm new fixture date for SHC game following Covid-19...

Laois GAA have confirmed that the postponed SHC Round 1 game between The Harps and Clough-Ballacolla has been re-fixed. The game was scheduled to take...

16 Laois pharmacies sign up to provide COVID-19 vaccines to those...

The information in this article was based on correspondence from the HSE on August 23. We have since learned that not all pharmacies are...

Laois GAA club have senior championship opener postponed following Covid-19 cases

A Laois GAA club's senior championship opener has been postponed following a number of positive Covid-19 cases. The Harps, who won the 2020 Premier Intermediate...

Laois GAA secretary asks clubs to encourage all players to avail...

Laois GAA secretary Niall Handy has asked clubs to encourage their players to receive a Covid-19 vaccine. In an email sent to clubs, Mr Handy...

Details confirmed for new date for ‘walk-in’ Covid-19 vaccine centre in...

The HSE has confirmed that the mass vaccination centre in the Midlands Park Hotel in Portlaoise will operate as a 'walk-in' facility for two...