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Two charged following robbery of taxi driver in Portlaoise while disqualified...

Gardai in Portlaoise arrested and charged two people following the robbery of a taxi driver recently. The incident occurred on Wednesday last week and those...

Popular Laois bakery announces closure due to ‘uncertain economic situation and...

A popular Laois bakery, which opened its doors in February 2019, has announced it has closed with immediate effect. Sweet Bakery was located on James Fintan...

2022 Remembered: Explained: What the new structure on the Abbeyleix Road...

Back in August we looked at Protectour, the new artwork being erected in Portlaoise. Anyone driving on the Abbeyleix Road or Fr Browne Avenue bear...

2022 Remembered: First section of Triogue Way – a new walking...

Phase 1 of Triogue Way - Portlaoise's latest walking and cycling trail - was officially opened in April.  This week saw the official opening of...

Call for Portlaoise to be zoned as commuter town to Dublin...

A Laois County Councillor has called for Portlaoise to be zoned as a commuter town to Dublin which would in turn reduce fares for...

Reminder regarding free parking in Portlaoise after people pay unnecessarily

People are being reminded that there is two hours of free parking every Saturday in Portlaoise up until Christmas. The measure was voted through in...

Tributes paid following sad passing of kind-hearted Laois woman who gave...

Tributes were paid in the Laois County Council chamber on Monday following the sad passing of Catherine Quigley. Mrs Quigley, from Rockdale in Portlaoise, passed...

First phase of new 67-home development in Portlaoise set to be...

Work on a brand new housing development adjacent to Portlaoise Train Station is progressing very well. Clúid Housing’s new development, called Goldencroft, was recently inspected...

Gardai launch investigation following incident of attempted robbery and assault in...

Gardai in Portlaoise are appealing for information after an incident of attempted robbery and assault took place. The incident happened on Thursday night and occurred...

Deep sadness following the passing of much loved Laois business owner...

There is deep sadness in Portlaoise this week following the passing of one of its most loved sons. Denis 'Dinny Spokes' Kavanagh passed away on...

Rafter introduction key as Ballyroan-Abbey produce big second half to see...

Ballyroan-Abbey 1-8 Portlaoise 0-9 Laois U-20 ‘A’ FC Semi-Final Ballyroan-Abbey are through to face Courtwood-Emo in the U-20 'A' FC final after overcoming a tough Portlaoise...

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...

Gardai make arrests following incidents of attempted robbery and assault in...

Gardai in Laois have made separate arrests following incidents of attempted robbery and assault in the county recently. The first arrest related to an incident...

In Pictures: Warm welcome and huge crowd as Portlaoise GAA celebrate...

Portlaoise GAA Club hosted a "Welcome Home" event in honour of 2022 AFL Premiership winner Zach Tuohy last night. Lilly's Pub on Main Street in...

‘If people had been lost due to war, there would be...

A Laois County Councillor has labelled the lack of a memorial area to remember those who died due to the Covid-19 pandemic 'an insult'. Labour...

Additional signage requested in order to make public aware that public...

Despite opening at the start of December 2020, people are still not using the public toilets in Portlaoise a recent meeting has heard. The issue...

Vacant residential properties set to be targeted in Portlaoise to tackle...

Vacant residential properties are set to be targeted in Portlaoise in a bid to tackle the shortage of houses in the county. That was the...

Renewed calls for IDA jobs in Laois after body purchased 45...

There have been renewed calls for the IDA to bring jobs to Laois following the news that they have purchased a considerable site in...

In Pictures: Portlaoise celebrate Junior ‘A’ football success following victory over...

Portlaoise made an immediate return to the Intermediate grade with their second team following success in O'Moore Park yesterday. Ronan Molloy's charges were too powerful...

Portlaoise impress to claim ninth Laois JFC ‘A’ title

Portlaoise 1-11 Barrowhouse 0-8 Laois JFC 'A' Final Portlaoise are the market leaders of Laois club football and as well as being the top dogs at...

Deadly Devitt leads the way as Portlaoise come from behind to...

Portlaoise 2-8 Park Ratheniska-Timahoe 1-9 Laois Minor 'B' Hurling Championship Final Portlaoise were crowned Minor 'B' Hurling champions after they overcame a four point deficit at...

Five-star St Joseph’s push past Portlaoise to reach first Minor final...

St Joseph's 5-17 Portlaoise 1-4  Minor 'A' Football Championship Semi Final  St Joseph's are through to the Minor A football championship final following a 28 point...
The Heath Junior Ladies

The Heath Ladies book Junior final place with big win over...

The Heath 4-12 Portlaoise 0-2 Laois Ladies Junior Football Championship Semi-Final The Heath secured their place in the final of the Ladies Junior Football Championship with...

Property Watch: Five homes currently for sale in Laois for €280,000

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

Rigney to the fore as Portlaoise come from behind to see...

Portlaoise 2-12 Ballyfin 1-14 Laois Premier IHC Quarter-final For close neighbours and rivals, Ballyfin and Portlaoise haven't done battle too many times over the years in...

Portlaoise Train Station improvement works granted planning permission

Planning permission for improvement works at Portlaoise Train Station have been granted. The news was confirmed recently by Laois TD and Minister for State Sean...

New to the Area: Ukrainian family in Portlaoise building a new...

A Ukrainian family living in Portlaoise has got involved with the local Tidy Towns effort in a bid to give something back to the...

Abbeyleix lay down a marker with nine point win over the...

Abbeyleix 1-14 Portlaoise 0-8 Premier Intermediate Hurling Championship Round 2 Abbeyleix made it two wins from two in Group A of the Premier Intermediate Hurling Championship...

Portlaoise eager to gain promotion back to Senior but face several...

Portlaoise are a tough outfit to understand in recent years. They have had some massive wins at this grade but have never been able to...

Laois’s newest millionaire comes forward to claim life changing €1 million...

There was a great buzz in the National Lottery’s winner’s room this afternoon after a Daily Million player in Portlaoise came forward to claim...