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Weekend Read: Treo Nua Portlaoise Resource Centre – a decade of...

The Treo Nua Portlaoise Resource Centre was set up in Laois ten years ago and has grown immensely over the last decade. The facility, located...

Laois man claims €250,000 prize following recent Lotto win

A Laois man has claimed his quarter of a million euro prize following his recent Lotto win. The man, who wishes to remain anonymous, scooped...

End of an era in Portlaoise as Breslin’s Pharmacy and busy...

Yesterday marked the end of an era for the owners and staff of Breslin's Pharmacy in Portlaoise as they served customers for the last...

Man dies in Portlaoise following car accident

A man in his 70s has been pronounced dead in Portlaoise this afternoon after the car in which he was driving lost control and...

15 weeks of improvement works planned on busy Laois road

Motorists face 15 weeks of disruption as a 4km stretch of a busy Laois road is set to have improvement works - beginning later...

WATCH: Irish comedian ‘Black Paddy’ takes on Portlaoise in viral video

Portlaoise has become the latest town to be visited by a comedian who gives his own unique take on what life is like in...

Irish Water to begin improvement works in two Laois towns next...

Irish Water and Laois County Council are to carry out essential water mains replacement works in Abbeyleix and Portlaoise next week. The company say the...

‘Somebody is going to be attacked’ – Residents of Laois housing...

Residents in a Portlaoise housing estate say they have been left 'angry' and 'frustrated' following a meeting with Laois County Council officials over the...

Man arrested after victim of hijacking manages to escape in Portlaoise

A man has been arrested and charged following a hijacking incident on Easter Sunday. The victim of the hijacking managed to escape the vehicle when...

Calls for better cycle facilities, improved public transport, a community centre...

Better cycle facilities, improved public transport, a community centre and a town architect were among the suggestions for improving Portlaoise town centre at an...

Gardai carrying out ‘search operation’ at house in Laois as part...

Gardai and forensics are carrying out a search of a house today in connection with the murder investigation of a missing Laois man. William Delaney,...

County Final Memory: ‘None as sweet as this’ as Camross deny...

Camross 1-5 Portlaoise 0-7 1985 Laois SHC Final There's something about a five-in-a-row in the GAA world that has proven so difficult for so many teams...

Remember the Game: Portlaoise down Ballinakill in U-17 hurling final 21...

Portlaoise 4-5 Ballinakill 1-10 U-17 Hurling Championship Final 2000 21 years ago this month, Portlaoise and Ballinakill clashed in the U-17 hurling final. Three goals in the...

€9 million in additional funding for Portlaoise for ‘Low Carbon Town’...

The government has announced new funding of €9 million for a project to make Portlaoise Ireland’s first designated 'Low Carbon Town'. Fianna Fail Minister for...

Laois County Council announce start dates for infrastructure works in Portlaoise...

Three major County Council led projects planned for Portlaoise and Portlaoise, that had been delayed due to Covid-19, are set to get underway this...

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...