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Aussie Rules star Tuohy behind new coffee shop set to open...

Aussie Rules star Zach Tuohy is set to open a new coffee shop in Portlaoise in a partnership with his long-time friend Murry Rogers. The...

Laois teenager on leaving school, starting college, relationships and how Covid-19...

A Laois teenager has written about how Covid-19 has impacted upon her life over the last year.  19-year-old Amy Reddin, from Portlaoise, was heading towards...

Court appearance for man following €187,000 drug seizure in Laois

A man is due in court this morning following a huge drugs seizure in Laois over the weekend. A man, aged in his 40s, was...

New homes in Foxburrow in Portlaoise with Hume Auctioneers qualify for...

Hume Auctioneers announced this week the launch of a new phase of just eighth 4-bedroom homes in Foxburrow on the Block Road in Portlaoise. Hollybrook...

No show this year as Portlaoise Panto ‘family’ hope for normality...

Normally at this time of the year, various local pantomime groups around the country would be in the thick of their schedule of shows...

Laois bank forced to close following suspected Covid-19 outbreak

A Laois bank has been forced to close temporarily following a suspected Covid-19 outbreak among staff members. AIB in Lyster Square in Portlaoise has been...

Residents planning legal action as permission for Portlaoise waste plant granted

Residents near where an anaerobic digestion facility is set to be constructed in Laois are planning to mount a legal challenge to An Bord...

Sadness following the passing of popular Portlaoise man

There is deep sadness in Portlaoise this week following the passing of PJ Nealon. Mr Nealon, who was originally from Janesboro, Limerick, passed away peacefully...

Have your say: Shape the development of a Masterplan for lands...

Laois County Council invites you to take part in a Consultation/Survey to help shape the development of a Masterplan for Lands at Stradbally Road,...

No Room at the Inn: Christmas Eve and Day masses in...

All of the masses scheduled for St Peter and Paul's Church in Portlaoise on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day are now fully booked. Starting last...

Ticket only as Portlaoise parish announce Christmas mass plans

In the strangest of years, it's going to finish up in the strangest of ways too. If you're hoping to catch Christmas mass this year...

Moment in Time: 20 years on from the final curtain call...

It's amazing what you can find in Alf Harvey's wonderful archives. And the latest trip down memory lane brings us back to this time 20...

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...