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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...

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...