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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...

Laois Senior hurlers and 11 GAA clubs launch ‘Do It For...

The Laois community is showing just how good they can be when they work together. And the GAA community in particular is really coming to...

Moment in Time: Portlaoise GAA versus Portlaoise Rugby Club in boxing...

The ballroom of the Portlaoise Heritage Hotel now the Midlands Park Hotel was transformed into a Las Vegas style boxing arena on April 1...

Deep sadness at passing of much-loved Darragh Fennell

The sad death has occurred of Darragh Fennell who lived in Ballyroan but was originally from Coote Street in Portlaoise. From the large and well-known...

Moment in Time: Laois musicians shine at music showcase in 2010

Some very talented Laois musicians took to the stage of Portlaoise early April 2010 as part of the Laois Music Showcase. Crowds flocked to see...

In Pictures: Second Coronavirus centre set to open in Laois

A second Coronavirus centre is set to open in Laois this week. On Tuesday of last week, the Department of Health opened one in Emo...

Moment in Time: Some quality photos from the Portlaoise St Patrick’s...

We'll miss the St Patrick's Day parades this year. The outbreak of Coronavirus across the world has meant the widespread cancellation of almost all public...

New Primary Care Centre on the way to Laois

Fianna Fáil TD Sean Fleming has confirmed that capital funding has been provided by the HSE to commence planning for a new Primary Care...

Portlaoise community choir leads the way for inclusion

The Sing For Joy Choir based in Portlaoise is blazing a trail for inclusion in Kildare. The community choir, under leader Maureen Culleton sings at...

Disabled drivers the loo-sers due to inconvenience of new public convenience

While there is a generally warm welcome for the news that the public toilets in Portlaoise are to be finally renovated and re-opened, not...

Newstalk’s Bobby Kerr gets down to business in Laois next weekend

The popular businessman, Dragon, entrepreneur and radio presenter, Bobby Kerr is in town next weekend. Bobby Kerr’s, ‘Your Town Your Main Street’ show has been...

Box by Box: How the Portlaoise area voted in the 2020...

As in keeping with how he performed across the Laois-Offaly constituency, Sinn Fein's Brian Stanley got almost double that of his nearest challenger in...

Laois Abroad: From Portlaoise to the bright lights of Toronto

Meet Lisa Moylan! Lisa moved to Toronto over two years ago and has been enjoying the Canadian lifestyle so far. The Portlaoise woman spoke to us...

On the Canvass: ‘Challenging election’ as Flanagan sets to go to...

Saturday afternoon in Portlaoise. A week to election day. It's pleasantly mild for January as Minister Charlie Flanagan parks in the Market Square in the...

Arrive and Jive in Laois … 4-week beginner Jive course

How many times have you been in a social setting and wished that you could dance properly? Have you marveled at those who can jive?...

Moment In Time: Both crowds and blood drawn at the 2012...

A GAA fight night was hosted in the then Heritage Hotel, now Midlands Park Hotel, Portlaoise on January 21 2012. Laois senior footballers and hurlers...

Laois Gardaí seize €5k worth of drugs following ‘suspicious’ activity

Portlaoise Detective Unit while on a patrol came across a male acting suspiciously in the Cappakeal area outside Portlaoise last night. As a result of...

One win and one loss for Portlaoise Panthers teams as National...

Portlaoise Panthers 73 Griffith Templogue 67 Women’s Division 1 National League Wow, what a game! These women are always on the go! Just off the back of...

Laois Love Island star on moving down under, media reaction and...

A Laois man who appeared on the Australian version of Love Island is back in town and we got the chance to talk to...

Local mother opens up about her experience of first water birth...

Laois's first home water birth of the year took place earlier this month and mum Colette Duff says it was a positive experience that...

Laois Love Island star lifts the lid on what it’s really...

Now that Love Island is back on our screens we were very fortunate to hear from the Laois man that was on the Australian...

Laois model to appear on First Dates Ireland tonight

For those of you who are feeling down now that the Christmas season is over, fear not as January is the month our favourite...

‘Kindness Committee’ at Portlaoise school gift thousands of books to Peter...

Students at local Portlaoise school Scoil Chríost Rí have donated thousands of their own books to the Peter Mcverry Trust in Dublin. A committee was...

JOB VACANCY: Telfords Portlaoise looking to hire receptionist

Telfords, based in Portlaoise, are currently looking to hire a receptionist to join their team. Requirements: The ideal candidate must have previous reception and administration...

Portlaoise still cleanest Midlands town in latest anti-litter league rankings

Portlaoise has fallen three places in the latest anti-litter league rankings but is still among the cleanest towns in the country. Laois's county town comes...