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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...

‘The main thing is you get the chance to open and...

The owners of one of Portlaoise's oldest pubs have described the experience of losing almost an entire year's custom as well as the challenges...

Gardai and Army Bomb Disposal Unit attend Laois house to deal...

Gardai and members of the Army Bomb Disposal Unit attended a house in Laois over night. A suspect device was left outside a house in...

New 5G network now available in Laois town and village

Two areas of Laois can now avail of 5G as eir announced that its new mobile network is now available to more than 45%...

Terrifying ordeal for elderly Portlaoise couple following graveyard mugging

An elderly Portlaoise couple endured an horrific ordeal in broad daylight on Thursday afternoon as they got into their car after leaving the St...

Champions out as Emo beat Portlaoise for first time in 48...

Emo 0-11 Portlaoise 1-6 Laois Shopping Centre SFC Quarter-final Emo are through to the Laois SFC semi-final following their first knockout win over Portlaoise in almost...

Extra time misery for Barrowhouse as Portlaoise claim JFC semi spot

Portlaoise 2-13 Barrowhouse 1-10 Laois JFC Quarter-final Portlaoise are through to a Junior A semi-final after they needed extra-time to get the better of Barrowhouse this...

In Pictures: Abbeyleix Bog walk and Bike Week in Ratheniska, Portlaoise...

As we all adjust to the new normal of living alongside Covid-19, there are many things we cannot do at the moment. Around now, photographers...

Portlaoise ease past Camross to book Premier IHC final place

Brought to you in association with Telfords, Portlaoise and Mountrath Portlaoise 3-18 Camross 0-16 Laois Shopping Centre Premier IHC Semi-final Portlaoise are through to the final of...

History made as Portlaoise end Sarsfields eight-in-a-row dream and claim first...

Sarsfields 0-12 Portlaoise 1-12 Laois Ladies Senior Football Final History has been made in MW Hire O'Moore Park this afternoon as Portlaoise have won their first...

Final quarter surge sees Ballyroan-Abbey claim second minor title in three...

Portlaoise 0-6 Ballyroan-Abbey 2-9 Laois MFC ‘A’ Final Portlaoise's eight year wait for a Minor title goes on as Ballyroan-Abbey stunned them in the final quarter...

Previewing tonight’s Laois minor ‘A’ and ‘B’ football championship finals

Midlands Park Hotel Minor 'A' Football Championship Final Portlaoise v Ballyroan-Abbey In the LOETB Centre of Excellence at 7.15pm Tonight sees the conclusion of the minor...

Frustration over slow progress on new Portlaoise courthouse

The ongoing issue of the courthouse raised its head at the recent Portlaoise Municipal District meeting in Laois County Council as the elected representatives...

Portlaoise hold their nerve to get back to winning ways

 Portlaoise 1-13 St Joseph's 1-8 Laois Shopping Centre SFC Round 3 The Portlaoise senior footballers haven't lost too many games over the past 14 seasons so...

Powerful Portlaoise maintain 100% record to reach Ladies county final

Portlaoise 5-14 St Brigid's 0-7 Laois Ladies SFC Semi-final Portlaoise are through to the ladies county final after a comprehensive victory over St Brigid’s in Rathleague...

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...

Anti-social behaviour in Portlaoise park a ‘shame’ as local residents highlight...

Anti-social behaviour in the People's Park in Portlaoise at night time and weekends is causing huge disturbance to local residents as measures to combat...

Funding secured for major improvements in Portlaoise and Portarlington

€1,196,000 under the Government’s July Stimulus Funding for Active Travel and Climate Change Adaptation Measures has been allocated to Laois. This money will be used...

Four men due in court today following seizure of €90,000 of...

Four men have been arrested and approximately €90,000 of suspected drugs have been seized following a number of searches in the Portlaoise area over...

Laois business closes temporarily as staff member tests positive for Coronavirus

A Portlaoise business has announced they are closing for three weeks after a staff member tested positive for Coronavirus. Iris Hand and Foot Spa, which...

Ongoing saga of pedestrianisation of Portlaoise’s Main Street raises its head...

Nothing is straight forward in these times and if anything is symbolic of the strange circumstances we're now in, it's the saga of the...

Proposals in place for a Portlaoise town bus service – with...

Preliminary designs are in place for a Portlaoise Town Bus Service for two bus routes which would run on a half-hourly basis. A recent meeting...

Miscellany Cakes: Banking, baking and family history that led to Portlaoise

Sarah Walsh is the lady behind Miscellany Cakes which has been part of the streetscape in Portlaoise for over a year now. I was lucky...

County Final Memory: Castletown’s breakthrough win in 1995 leads to a...

Castletown 1-12 Portlaoise 0-11 1995 Laois SHC Final There are some county final wins that are more significant than others. For Laois hurling, 1995 represented the start...

262 new homes on the cards for Laois as Strategic Housing...

262 new homes could be on the way to a new estate in Portlaoise after a Strategic Housing Development was launched by a Laois...

Planning sought for new doctor’s surgery in centre of Portlaoise

Planning permission has been sought for the development of a doctor's surgery at the old Miller's Hardware off Bull Lane in the centre of...

Talking Music: James O’Connor on early memories, playing Electric Picnic and...

James O’Connor from Portlaoise is a folk singer-songwriter, performer and recording artist. His upcoming album ‘A Cluster of Narratives’, releasing in July, is a folk...

Elise Abbie: From Laois to Sweden – a debut single and...

Elise Abbie - that name may not sound all that familiar to you now but for more than one good reason that might change...

County Final Memory: Portlaoise hold off rising St Joseph’s in 1970

Portlaoise 1-7 St Joseph's 0-9 1970 Laois SFC Final Portlaoise have had some great football teams over the years - and the side they had in...

Studying during Coronavirus: Scoil Chriost Ri student on prepping for state...

The Coronavirus pandemic is affecting almost every aspect of our lives at the moment. Bar those working in essential services, the rest of the population...