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Laois County Council reject planning application for new wind farm

Laois County Council has refused to grant planning permission for a new wind farm in the county. Norwegian company Statkraft had applied to build eight...
James Young has been appointed as manager of the Mountmellick hurlers for the 2021 season

Mountmellick appoint Laois hurling great as manager for 2021 season

The Mountmellick hurlers have appointed former Laois player James Young as manager for the 2021 season. Young was in charge of his native Clonaslee last...

Shaws to close its first Laois store – but flagship Portlaoise...

Shaws are to close to their Mountmellick store, one that has been a permanent fixture in the town for almost 160 years. The news was...

Mountmellick councillor vents anger over council refusal to provide loading bay

Mountmellick councillor Paddy Bracken has hit out strongly at Laois County Council over their decision not to install a suitable loading bay for businesses...

Prestigious recognition for Mountmellick business Midland Steel

Midland Steel in Mountmellick has been recognised for its innovation capabilities by cross-border body, InterTradeIreland. The family-owned manufacturer which supplies offsite reinforced steel products to building...

Gardai continuing investigation into alleged assault in Laois graveyard

Gardai say they are continuing their investigation in relation to an alleged assault at a Laois graveyard last month. The incident took place on Tuesday...

Gardai investigating following attempted armed robbery in Laois filling station

Gardai have launched an investigation following an attempted armed robbery in Laois this morning. A man, brandishing a knife, entered a filling station in Mountmellick...

Laois Abroad: Mountmellick couple who swapped life in the town for...

The third instalment of our Laois Abroad series for 2021 is here and a couple from Mountmellick up next. Lauren McCormack and Dylan Baxter departed...

Property Watch: Five homes currently for sale around Mountmellick

On this week's Property Watch we take a look at some of the properties currently for sale around Mountmellick. The town of Mountmellick enjoys a...

Better late than never – Laois singer looking forward to launching...

So many walks of life have been adversely effected by the Coronavirus restrictions but for those in the live music sector it really has...

In Pictures: County Council called on to clean up popular walking...

Laois County Council has been called upon to clean up a popular walking route in a Laois town. Fine Gael Councillor Conor Bergin asked the...

Mountmellick turn to former star as they seek intermediate football glory...

The Mountmellick footballers will have former championship-winning captain Gordon Lalor in charge for the 2021 season as they seek to return to the senior...

Caring for Conor: Laois GAA club launch fundraiser for life-saving treatment...

Mountmellick GAA club has launched a fundraiser to help get life-saving treatment for a very young boy. Conor Grehan is almost six months old but...

Gardai charge man following multiple car thefts in Laois town

Gardai charged a man following a number of thefts from cars in Mountmellick over the past number of days. Gardai carried out a number of...

Caring for Conor: Fundraiser launched for life-saving treatment for young boy

A fundraiser has been launched to help get life-saving treatment for a very young boy. Conor Grehan is just four months old but he has...

Planning application submitted to construct 54 new houses in Laois town

A planning application has been submitted to Laois County Council to construct 54 new houses. Kilkenny Investment Property Holding are seeking to erect the properties...

Laois man with a big heart brings Christmas cheer to his...

A Laois man with a big heart brought some Christmas cheer to his town once again this year. Ned Horan rode around Mountmellick on a...

Mountmellick GAA to hold drive-in bingo this Sunday, December 13

After the success of their previous efforts, Mountmellick GAA are back with another Drive-In Bingo event at their club grounds in Acragar this Sunday,...

Free Saturday parking in Laois’s main towns – and new public...

More than three years after being closed, the refurbished public toilets in the heart of Portlaoise are set to open this week. The toilets have...

WATCH: Laois grandad who defeated cancer and Covid can recite every...

This is just incredible - we reckon we've found our own rival to the ultimate Memory Man Jimmy Magee. A Laois man's love of GAA...

‘It is a very decent place to live’ – Top Garda...

"Mountmellick is a very decent place to live - full of very decent and genuine people. That is a clear message that I want...

Updated: Appeal launched after Laois nurse’s family home destroyed by fire

An appeal has been launched for funds after a Laois nurse's family home burned to the ground. Sylvia Tormey's house in Mountmellick, which she shares...

‘Frustration’ over Mountmellick and Mountrath flooding issues raised in the Dáil

Sinn Fein TD Brian Stanley raised a number of flooding issues in Mountmellick and Mountrath in the Public Accounts Committee with the head of...

Gardai set up checkpoints and patrols in Mountmellick following three nights...

Laois Gardai set up checkpoints and increased patrols in Mountmellick last night after an area of the town was plagued by night time public...

Six arrested following considerable Halloween public order incidents in Mountmellick

Laois-Offaly Gardai made six arrests in Mountmellick on Saturday night following considerable public order offences in an estate in the town. Multiple units from right...

Gardai dismantle potential bonfire in Laois town

Gardai and Laois County Council have dismantled a stockpile of material that appeared to be set up to become a bonfire. The duo teamed up...

Roof repairs on the way to Laois school as funding approved

A Laois secondary school is to have its roof repaired following success in its request for funds. Mountmellick Community School will have the problems fixed...

Deep sadness and warm tributes following the passing of beloved Mountmellick...

There is deep sadness in Mountmellick today following the passing of Sean Dowling. Mr Dowling, who had been battling terminal cancer since the beginning of...

Brilliant Burke and clinical O’Carroll lead Crettyard to IFC final

Mountmellick 0-9 Crettyard 3-14 Laois IFC Semi-final A heavily bandaged Ciaran Burke and a mercurial Evan O'Carroll led the way for Crettyard as they absolutely thrashed...

Much improved Mountmellick power past Portlaoise to reach IFC semi final

Mountmellick 2-15 Portlaoise 1-4 Laois IFC Quarter Final Mountmellick are through to the semi finals of the Laois Intermediate championship following a comfortable 14 point win...