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Gardai seize €2,500 of cocaine following search of vehicle in Laois

Gardai in Mountmellick seized €2,500 worth of cocaine following the search of a vehicle on Sunday night. A number of men are being interviewed by...

Calls again for Mountmellick by-pass that has been ‘on the agenda...

Laois County Councillors have called again for Mountmellick to be by-passed in order to alleviate the traffic going through the town on a daily...

Gardai renew appeal for information following attempted armed robbery at Laois...

Gardai have renewed an appeal for information following an attempted robbery at a Laois Post Office last week. On Thursday, witnesses reported that a man,...

‘Thank God nobody was killed’ – Calls for safety works following...

There have been calls for safety works to be carried out on a section of the N80. On Friday June 18, two vehicles were involved...

Gardai investigating following attempted armed robbery at Laois post office

Gardai have launched an investigation following an attempted armed robbery at a Laois post office. The incident occurred in Mountmellick at around 10am this morning. Witnesses...

Laois woman at the heart of the gruelling Bristol Channel swim...

On July 22, five middle aged women will set off in relay format to swim across the Bristol Channel at its widest point –...

Hat-tricks for Conroy and Coss as Mountmellick go goal crazy to...

Ballylinan 1-9 Mountmellick 8-9 2020 U-13 'B' Football Championship Final Hat-tricks from Paul Conroy and Eoin Coss did the trick for Mountmellick as they were crowned...

Young Laois singer, songwriter and producer set to release her debut...

A young Laois singer, songwriter and producer is set to release her debut single. FLUBLAH, who hails from Mountmellick and is a past pupil of...

Mountmellick GAA host latest Drive-In Bingo this Sunday

With so many restriction on what is and isn’t allowed, Drive-In Bingo has become popular as an ideal fundraising venture for GAA clubs and...

Laois community cinema confirms it is set to reopen

A Laois community cinema has announced that it is set to reopen this month. The Balcony Cinema in Mountmellick has been closed throughout 2021 due...

Gardai appeal for driver ‘to come forward’ after six-year-old child injured...

Gardai in Mountmellick are appealing for the driver of a vehicle that was involved in a road traffic accident last week to come forward. The...

€22,000 for footpath upgrade works in Laois town with works to...

€22,000 has been allocated to carry out 'much needed' footpath upgrade works on the N80 at Emmett Street, Mountmellick. Fine Gael Councillor Conor Bergin, who...

Laois woman stars on latest episode of hit Channel 4 dating...

A Laois woman starred on the most recent episode of the new season of the hit Channel 4 dating show 'Naked Attraction'. The unconventional TV...

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...