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The Week that Was: Our most read stories of the past...

1 - Shaws to close its first Laois store – but flagship Portlaoise outlet to remain open Shaws are to close to their Mountmellick store,...

The Week that Was: Our most read stories of the past...

1 - Laois Abroad: Meet the brothers who traded The Heath for Bulgaria to follow their dreams The fifth instalment of our Laois Abroad series...

The Week that Was: Our most read stories of the past...

1 - Tragic news as Gardai end search for missing Laois man There was a tragic end to a search for a missing Laois man...

The Week that Was: Our most read stories of the past...

1 - Laois owners of Copper Face Jacks receive €21.69 million dividend – and announce plans to step back The Laois owners of Ireland’s most...

The Week that Was: Our most read stories of the past...

1 - Laois Abroad: The Abbeyleix girl who headed Down Under and changed her life Abbeyleix native Zoe Killeen packed up her life shortly after...

The Week that Was: Our most read stories of the past...

1 - 15 Laois families that we think could win Ireland’s Fittest Families We love Ireland's Fittest Family and we love to get invested in...

The Week that Was: Our most read stories of the past...

1 - Laois Gardai make four arrests following chase after ‘suspicious activity’ Gardai in Laois made four arrests last Friday after pursuing a stolen car. Gardai...

The Week that Was: Our most read stories of the past...

1 - Gardai charge man following multiple car thefts in Laois town Gardai charged a man following a number of thefts from cars in Mountmellick. Gardai...

The Week that Was: Our most read stories of the past...

1 - Colm Parkinson issues apology to Eddie Brennan and Laois GAA over off the record interview Joe.ie GAA Hour host Colm Parkinson has issued...

The Week that Was: Our most read stories of the past...

1 - Gardai set up checkpoints and patrols in Mountmellick following three nights of disturbances Gardai brought the disturbances which plagued Mountmellick for three days...

The Week that Was: Our most read stories of the past...

1 - Warm tributes as teacher who educated ‘thousands’ of Laois students retires A teacher who spent her entire career in classrooms in Laois retired...

The Week that Was: Our most read stories of the past...

1 - Laois ‘Shebeen’ searched and items seized by Gardai Gardai say they carried out a number of searches recently in relation to a number...

The Week that Was: Our most read stories of the past...

1 - Reopening Our Schools: Laois principal on what students, parents and staff can expect After months of intensive work, Laois schools got themselves into...

The Week that Was: Our most read stories of the past...

1 - ‘Disappointed’ and ‘heartbroken’ – Laois business owner fears both premises may not reopen after lockdown “Every time we close down it is getting...

Lotto win, joyous pictures and both sides of Twitter – it’s...

NEWS Shock and sadness following passing of young Laois mother in South Africa Deep sadness spread at the devastating news that Aisling Heath (neé McCormack), a...

Incomes, environmental problems and heading for the States – it’s our...

NEWS Laois has highest average gross income in the Midlands Laois has the highest average gross income earners in the Midlands, but earners make on average...

Laois town features a huge transformation, litter and a lack of...

NEWS Dirty protest Around 50 inmates engaged in a ‘dirty protest’ in Midlands Prison Portlaoise last week Portlaoise and litter Portlaoise rose to its best ever anti-litter league...

Substations, high-profile retirements and the All-Ireland Feile – it’s our top...

NEWS Laois group against controversial power project issue statement after national exposé A Laois anti-substation group have issued a statement after RTÉ Investigates exposé surrounding oil leaks Long-serving Laois...

Election madness, Cumann na mBunscol and changing of the guard –...

NEWS Elections Local elections dominated the news coverage this week. Here we have an archive of everything you might be interested in knowing surrounding the local...

Election time, the Cuisle Centre and Kolbe – it’s our top...

NEWS Local and European elections The local and European elections dominated much of the news stories this week, and you can find out all about them...

Best in the country, young entrepreneurs and Junk Kouture – it’s...

NEWS Laois fire service ‘the best in the country’ Laois has the best fire service in the country. That’s no idle boast, it’s official. Laois’s Best Young...

New sports grounds, Laois teenager on Irish soccer team and drugs...

NEWS Laois hotel named as one of the best castle hotels in Europe Historic Hotels Europe has named this Laois hotel as one of the 20...

Jobs boost for Laois, sterling service to the community and outrage...

We're back with another installment of our top stories of the week. Read on to find out more on a recent huge jobs announcement for...

Household incomes, wonder goals and Emmy nominations – it’s our top...

NEWS Laois households among the lowest disposable incomes in the country Laois has placed 20th of 26 counties in terms of the average household disposable income...

All-Ireland football champions, Late Late Show appearances and startling crime –...

NEWS Amazing Laois woman opens up about her life on the Late Late Show An incredible Laois woman who channelled her grief into something positive for...

Raids, pyjamas and international retirements – it’s our Top Stories of...

We're back documenting all the news that has taken place in Laois, or involving Laois people, over the past week. It's our Top Stories of...

A new Laois business, All-Ireland finals and Electric Picnic announcements –...

NEWS  Laois family turning their tragedy into hope for others An extended family from Laois are aiming to make a difference with a series of...

Top Laois restaurants, Garda recruits and Knockbeg winning Leinster – it’s...

NEWS Five Laois men among new Garda recruits All five completed their Garda training in Templemore College this week Top restaurants in Laois announced The top restaurants...

Social housing, All Ireland finals and election nominees – it’s our...

NEWS Syrian families due to be housed in Laois this year Over one hundred Syrian refugees will be accommodated in Laois later this year. Almost €3 million...

Hospital spending, pioneering the next big thing and a Field of...

Our top stories of the week this week cover a broad range of topics, from Portlaoise hospital to VAT increases affecting Laois businesses to...