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UPDATED: Gardai confirm that Mountmellick teenager found safe and well

Gardaí have confirmed that 17-year-old Stephen Cawley has been found safe and well. The teenager had been missing from the Mountmellick area for almost a...

Extreme sadness following tragic death of Ronan Culleton

Tributes have been paid to Ronan Culleton, the young Laois dad who passed away in hospital in Dublin this week following an accident before...

Gardai appeal for information after woman seriously injured in Mountmellick collision

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses following a serious road traffic collision that occurred in Mountmellick this morning. At approximately 9am, a van collided with a...

Gardai seek information on whereabouts of Laois teenager who has been...

Gardai are seeking information on the whereabouts of a Laois teenager who has been missing for three days. Quentin Quinn was last seen in the...

Laois man charged with the murder of Mountmellick mother of one

A Laois man has been charged with the murder of a Mountmellick mother of one following an incident on Wednesday. Sean Egan, aged 36, with...

Garda investigation continues as woman killed in Mountmellick named locally as...

Gardai are continuing to investigate all the circumstances of a suspected fatal assault on a woman that occurred yesterday afternoon in Mountmellick. The woman who...

Man in his 30s arrested after woman killed in Mountmellick

Gardaí are investigating all the circumstances of a suspected fatal assault on a woman that occurred this afternoon in Mountmellick. The woman, aged in her...

Two Laois schools added to Safe Routes to School programme

Two Laois primary schools have been included in Round 2 of the Safe Routes to School programme announced by Hildegarde Naughton, Minister of State...

Deep sadness in Laois town as teenager passes away following brave...

There is deep sadness in Mountmellick this morning following the news that a teenage boy has passed away following a cancer battle. 14-year-old Eoin Coss...

Sadness at the death of former Portlaoise teacher Ann Rochford

The death has occurred of Ann Rochford (nee Whelan) from Mountmellick, a highly-regarded former secondary school teacher in Scoil Chriost Ri. Mrs Rochford taught Irish...

Sadness in Mountmellick and surrounding areas at death of Mary McElwee

There is sadness in Mountmellick, Rosenallis, Killenard and surrounding areas following the death of Mary McElwee this week. Mrs McElwee (nee Daly), a native of...

Laois man’s new research could help stop the spread of cancer...

A 30-year-old Mountmellick-born lecturer in biomedical engineering at the University of Galway has just had his research, which gives new insights into how cancer...

Laois students receive top awards at Carlow College graduation

Two Laois students were recognised with academic excellence at the recent Carlow College, St Patrick’s Conferring ceremony for 2022. Jessica Higgins from Portarlington and Robert...

Property Watch: A selection of homes available in Laois for around...

On this week’s Property Watch we look at five homes currently for sale in Portlaoise, Mountmellick and Abbeyleix. Among the properties featuring this week are...

Emer Dunne Interview: Touring Laois, releasing an album and losing her...

Mountmellick singer/songwriter Emer Dunne has just completed a tour of Laois, with free shows having taken place in Clonaslee, Camross and Ballylinan. “We had three...

Laois-based academic author publishes new book on ‘Mental Health for Milennials’

A Mountmellick-based academic author has been working in recent years with a west of Ireland-based publishing house that promotes work highlighting the impact and...

Ongoing fear of flooding in Mountmellick as council urged to clear...

It's now almost five years since the dreadful floods hit Mountmellick hard and rarely a month goes by in Laois County Council without reference...

In Pictures: Laois teenager crowned Irish Kickboxing national champion

A Laois teenager was crowned an Irish Kickboxing national champion at a competition in the West of Ireland recently. 15-year-old Sam Horan from Mountmellick travelled...

Widespread shock and sadness at sudden death of highly-respected Mountmellick Credit...

The wider communities of Mountmellick and Clonaslee have been shocked this week at the sudden death of local Credit Union Colm Heslin. Mr Heslin was...

Magical Mountmellick mount incredible comeback to down Colt-Shanahoe and reach IHC...

Mountmellick 3-13 Colt-Shanahoe 1-17  Laois IHC Championship Semi-Final Mountmellick are through to the Intermediate hurling final following a remarkable victory over Colt-Shanahoe this evening. Damien Carter's charged...

Five Talking Points from Friday evening’s Laois GAA action as good...

Friday night's Laois GAA action saw The Heath beat Mountmellick by 3-14 to 0-8 in O'Moore Park to book their place in the Laois...
Leon Holland The Heath

Holland leads the way as The Heath see off Mountmellick to...

The Heath 3-14 Mountmellick 0-8 Laois IFC Semi-final The Heath's 68-year stay in the senior football championship came to an end last season when they were...

Ranking the four remaining contenders for the Laois Intermediate football championship

The Intermediate football championship in Laois will come to a conclusion over the next three weeks with the semi-finals down for decision this weekend...

Two students get 613 points in Knockbeg College as Mountmellick and...

Two students in Knockbeg College got 613 points in the Leaving Cert results announced on Friday. Fergus Langton from Barrowhouse and Colin Phelan from Maganey...

Mountmellick repel gutsy Mountrath effort to each Intermediate hurling semi finals

Mountmellick 0-22 Mountrath 3-11 Laois Intermediate Hurling Championship Quarter Final Mountmellick will face Colt-Shanahoe in the Intermediate hurling championship semi final following a dramatic encounter against...

Two youths arrested after teenager left in hospital following assault in...

A Laois teenager was left in hospital following an assault that occurred in Mountmellick recently. Gardai were called to the Church Street area of the...

Culleton hat-trick helps Mountmellick set up Laois IFC semi-final meeting with...

Mountmellick 3-11 Ballyroan-Abbey 1-13 Laois IFC Quarter-final Mountmellick got the better of a valiant Ballyroan-Abbey side in their Intermediate Football Championship clash in Stradbally early this...

Alan Meredith – the Mountmellick designer seeking to grow his international...

While most of designer Alan Meredith’s striking installations and furniture end up in private collection, often outside the country, he has exhibited at Electric...

Murphy’s goal proves key as Mountmellick see off Clough-Ballacolla in Laois...

Mountmellick 1-14 Clough-Ballacolla 0-15 Laois IHC Group B Round 3 Mountmellick’s intermediate hurlers suffered a disappointing defeat to Colt-Shanahoe in their opening group match, but they...

In Pictures: Parks Tennis coaching programme goes down a treat in...

Parks Tennis announced in April that their children’s tennis coaching programme would return to several venues across all provinces during Summer 2022. Laois County Council...