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Laois towns to get over €100,000 under Town and Village Covid...

Four Laois towns will benefit from new Covid-19 supports under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme. Abbeyleix, Mountrath, Mountmellick and Portarlington will share €107,500 under...

Property Watch: Five homes for sale in Mountmellick for under €265,000

This week for Property Watch we look at five houses for sale in Mountmellick. The prices range from €235,000 to €265,000 and include a variety of...

Croft Alley owner Gale Watchorne on setting up in Laois, naming...

In October 2019 Croft Alley appeared on the streetscape of Portlaoise. Little did owner Gale Watchorne know that less than six months later she would...

Weekend Read: An examination of the Laois Link to the Orange...

As the 12th of July approaches each year, those of us living in the Republic of Ireland primarily view the events associated with it...

Two juveniles charged in relation to fire at Mountmellick farm

Two juveniles have been arrested and charged following a burglary and fire at a farm in Mountmellick this week. "Portlaoise Gardaí received a report of...

WATCH: Laois school’s First Years reveal what they have learned to...

The First Year students of a Laois secondary school have revealed what they have learned to appreciate and what they missed about their school...

Laois Abroad: Teacher and pub owner in South Korea on how...

The Coronavirus or Covid-19 has well and truly spread across the globe now. After originally breaking out in China, in Wuhan to be exact, it...

Laois Abroad: The Mountmellick man in lockdown in Spain

As the Coronavirus spreads across the globe and brings everything almost to a halt, we’re keen to hear from Laois people dotted around the...

Two Laois St Patrick’s Day parades cancelled as Coronavirus continues to...

Two St Patrick's Day parades have been cancelled in Laois today. Neither Mountmellick or Durrow will have their annual celebrations this year. The Boglands Festival, the...

Mountmellick to host Boglands Festival for St Patrick’s Day

Central Festival Group Community Care Team Mountmellick are holding a new festival launching from over two days March 16 and March 17. They started this...

High speed broadband is coming at last – and a Laois...

Sure, there have been lots of promises and lots of delays when it comes to high-speed broadband. But a solution seems finally in sight. The...

High quality in store as Mountmellick Drama Festival gets underway

The ever-excellent Mountmellick Drama Festival kicks off this Friday, March 6, with a week-long schedule of productions from groups all over the country. In the...

Sand bags, stress and sympathy but no quick solutions in sight...

Not surprisingly there have been a flood of concerns over flooding across Laois this week. Virtually non-stop rainfall and water-logged land have combined to put...

Moment In Time: Throwback to Mountmellick GAA Dinner Dance in 2003

It is the season of Dinner Dances and we decided to take a look back to the Mountmellick GAA dinner dance this time 17...

Standex issue statement on job losses in Mountmellick

More than 20 jobs are being lost in the Standex factory in Mountmellick and this evening the company issued a statement in relation to...

Over 20 jobs to be lost in well-known Laois factory

Over 20 jobs are set to be lost at the Mountmellick-based Standex factory, a multi-national company that manufactures pumps. It has been operating in the...

Laois lecturer releases new computer science textbook for Leaving Cert

This week a new textbook was launched entitled “Computer Science for Leaving Certificate”. The book was written by Kildare native, now Mountmellick man Dr Keith...

‘There is going to be someone killed’ unless something is done

Paddy Bracken spelled it out in no uncertain terms. Someone is going to be killed at Turley’s Corner in Mountmellick unless something is done with...

Grant of almost €400,000 on the way to four Laois towns

A grant of almost €400,000 has also been granted to the towns of Portarlington, Mountmellick, Mountrath and Rathdowney. This fund will be used to assist...

Laois Macra na Feirme set to host National variety show semi...

Laois Macra na Feirme are hosting the National FBD Capers Semi-Final on Saturday 11th January in Mountmellick Macra Hall. Doors opening at 7.00pm. Teams from Mountmellick,...

WATCH: Question about Laois comes up on popular quiz show

The county has made an appearance on the popular longstanding British quiz show 'University Challenge'. The show, which first aired in 1962 aired the episode...

2019 Remembered: Laois stallion farm opens doors to public

This was a quirky one - but it was a story that drew in a lot of readers.  Did any of you go? A Laois stallion...

2019 Remembered: Laois couple like ‘prisoners’ in their home following years...

Back in July, we were introduced to a Laois couple who had a tough story to share.  A Laois couple are at the end of...

Laois Choir set to host brilliant night of Carols this weekend

On this Sunday, December 22, the annual Mountmellick carol service will take place in St. Joseph's Church in Mountmellick at 7pm. St. Joseph's Sunday Choir...

Mountmellick Yarn Bombers Christmas tree unveiled in Government Buildings

The Mountmellick Yarn Bombers are known far and wide for their colourful woollen creations and this week their Christmas Tree was unveiled in Government...

Calls for ‘serious road safety’ measures at dangerous Mountmellick road

Anyone that has ever travelled from Portlaoise to Mountmellick via "the back road" will know all about the twists and turns you encounter but...

Traffic feasibility study in Mountmellick welcomed

Laois/Offaly TD and Minister for Justice & Equality, Charlie Flanagan, has welcomed the commencement of a traffic assessment study in Mountmellick town. This follows approval...

Garda appeal for missing Laois teenager

Gardaí wish to seek the public’s assistance in tracing the whereabouts of 16 year-old, Gearóid Morrissey, who is missing from Mountmellick. Gearóid was last seen...

Green light for new homes but only after divisive vote

It took a divisive vote to clear the way for six new houses planned for Mountmellick. While the vote itself was divisive it was also...

JOB VACANCY: Nostra looking to hire IT Support Engineers for roles...

IT company Nostra – who have clients in Ireland, UK, Benelux, South Africa and America and whose CEO is Kevin O’Loughlin from Rosenallis – are seeking...