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Reopening schools and childcare facilities ‘among the safest things we can...

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says that reopening schools and childcare facilities are 'among the safest things we can do' as the country moves its way...

EXPLAINED: Government releases detailed roadmap to ‘reopen Ireland’s economy and society’

The government has this evening published a Roadmap for Reopening Society and Business to ease the COVID-19 restrictions and reopen Ireland’s economy and society...

BREAKING: Government announces extension to Coronavirus restrictions and provides road-map to...

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has announced an extension Coronavirus restrictions and unveiled a road-map on how the country will begin to reopen. Restrictions have been increased...

BREAKING: Government announce extension to existing Coronavirus restrictions

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has announced an extension of existing of measures this evening in a bid to curb the spread of Coronavirus. Back on March...

BREAKING: Taoiseach instructs everyone to stay at home for the next...

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has announced a number of new measures this evening in a bid to curb the spread of Coronavirus. 302 new cases of...

BREAKING: Government announces range of extra measures to curb spread of...

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has announced that schools, colleges and public facilities will remain closed until Sunday April 19. In an address to the nation this...

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...

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...

Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil coalition the preferred option for Laois...

Laois TD and the current Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan says it's his preference for his party Fine Gael to go into Government with...

John Whelan: Fine Gael now at the mercy of Murphy’s Law

Murphy’s Law states that anything that can go wrong, will go wrong. Add in to that mix Verona Murphy, Eoghan Murphy and Dara Murphy and...

Fr Paddy hits out at Taoiseach Leo Varadkar following Dail comments...

At a recent exchange about funding for a by-pass in Cork, An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, compared the leader of the opposition to ‘one of...

HIV rates are the same as in the 1990s warns Portlaoise...

HIV rates are as high as they were during the epidemic in the 1990s. This is according to a sexual health consultant in Midlands Regional...

John Whelan: Don’t mind what they say, of course there’s an...

Remember 7 Days? Ok, Today Tonight then? Today Tonight Election Specials with Basil Chubb, Brian Farrell and John Bowman. Now there’s an A-Team of number...

Portlaoise Hospital action committee welcomes positive Varadkar comments

The local Portlaoise Hospital Action Committee says it is no longer practical to downgrade the hospital and has welcomed positive comments from Taoiseach Leo...

Taoiseach addresses issue of Portlaoise Hospital while speaking at Fine Gael...

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said he doesn't envisage "closures, downgrades, or a reduction in services" in the Midlands Hospital in Portlaoise. Speaking at a Fine...

UPDATED: Suspected death from hypothermia

A man is believed to have died during the cold weather over the past few days. It is suspected the man from Carlow may have...

Labour pushes for answers on the future of Portlaoise hospital

There are no plans to close the emergency department at Midlands Regional Hospital Portlaoise,  An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has told Labour Party Leader Brendan...

Illegal dumping costing Laois over €400,000

A staggering €445,000 is spent dealing with illegal dumping and litter in Laois, it has been revealed. Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley introduced a new...

Laois TD hits out at ‘Leonomics’, ‘soundbites’ and ‘lack of substance’

Fianna Fáil TD for Laois Sean Fleming says An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar needs to be more honest and thoughtful regarding his new economic policies. Deputy...

Charlie Flanagan moves to Justice Department

Charlie Flanagan is to take over at Minister for Justice, it has been confirmed. Minister Flanagan has been Foreign Affairs Minister since 2014.  He was...

Speculation that Minister Flanagan could face cabinet reshuffle

There is mounting speculation that Minister Charlie Flanagan could be moved aside from the Foreign Affairs department, should Minister Simon Coveney want it. Speaking to...

Varadkar as Taoiseach could be bad news for Portlaoise hospital –...

The appointment of Leo Varadkar as Taoiseach could be bad news for the hospital in Portlaoise, according to one local TD. Sinn Féin TD Brian...

Charlie Flanagan backs Varadkar for Fine Gael leadership

Foreign Affairs Minister Charlie Flanagan has backed Minister Leo Varadkar in the Fine Gael leadership race. Speaking this morning on 'Today with Sean O'Rourke', Minister...