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New appeal launched for Laois properties to house Ukrainian people

Laois County Council is appealing to those who have unoccupied properties to offer them as temporary homes for those fleeing war in Ukraine. The call...

Laois close to capacity for Ukrainian refugees, Laois councillors hear

There are currently just over 700 Ukrainian refugees living in Laois having fled their country in the aftermath of the Russian invasion - and...

Ukrainian refugees in Laois ‘given a day’s notice to leave their...

Some Ukrainian families that have been cared for by a community organisation in Laois have been 'given a day's notice to leave their homes'. Laois...

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...

Shop for Ukrainian refugees in Portlaoise to close this weekend and...

Laois Integration Network have announced that a ‘Zero Cost Shop’ named ‘Siopa Fáilte’ for Ukrainian people living in Laois, will close on Saturday July...

Local Minister hires Ukrainian refugee as new parliamentary assistant

A local TD has announced that she has hired a Ukrainian refugee as her new parliamentary assistant. Green Party Minister for Laois-Offaly, Pippa Hackett, has...

Portlaoise features on Ireland AM as efforts to assist Ukrainian refugees...

The Virgin Media cameras came to Portlaoise this week as Ireland AM completed an outside broadcast. They were there to see the new ‘Zero Cost...

‘Government must address parent’s concerns around the impact of the refugee...

There is concern among parents and within schools after it was confirmed that schools could be asked to accommodate more than 40,000 new students...

Laois library services keen to do their part to welcome Ukrainian...

Laois County Council’s library service, like the rest of the community, are eager to welcome any Ukrainian people seeking shelter here. In that context, everyone...

In Pictures: Ukrainian refugees out in force for ‘Clean Up Week’...

Ukrainian refugees living in Laois came out in force to help during this week’s ‘Clean up Week’ last night. They did so, they say, because...

In Pictures: Laois primary school comes together to raise funds for...

A Laois primary school came together and raised almost €400 in aid of those impacted by the war in Ukraine recently. Scoil Bhrìde, Mountrath, held...

Invite extended by Laois Chamber for Ukrainian refugees to attend Laois...

Laois Chamber are inviting Ukrainian refugees who have relocated to Laois and surrounding counties to visit the upcoming Laois Jobs Fair. This takes place tomorrow...

Laois Councillor calls for vacant bank buildings to be used as...

A Laois County Councillor has called for vacant bank branches to be turned into emergency accommodation for Ukrainian refugees. Cllr Padraig Fleming made the call...

Fr Paddy: The Strangest Dream

Tanks in the city streets of Ukraine. Blocks of flats on fire. Wrecked and burnt-out trucks, twisted metal and shattered windows. Small groups of cold...

War in Ukraine: Information event in Portlaoise for new arrivals and...

Information evening for the new Ukrainian community in Laois Laois-Offaly TD and Junior Minister Sean Fleming, local peace commissioner John O'Neill, members of An Garda...

In Pictures: Laois schools come together as humanitarian convoys heads for...

Laois schools have come together to make a massive donation to a humanitarian convoy which set off for the Ukrainian border yesterday. Mark Martley of...

Newly settled Ukrainians invited to establish network and make connections in...

Ukrainian people who have recently settled in Laois are being invited to establish a network and make connections. Portlaoise Parish are hosting a coffee afternoon...

‘The sound of bombs was chilling’ – Ukrainian mam and daughter...

A Ukrainian mother and daughter are adjusting to life 3,000km away from their home after managing to escape the war following the Russian invasion. Iryna...

Laois mammy set to head to Ukrainian border to help with...

A Laois mother of three is set to head off across the continent next week to join the humanitarian effort on the Ukrainian border...

Portarlington Rugby Club holding reception for Ukrainian community

Various communities across Ireland are doing what they can to help Ukraine at their current time of incredible difficulty and tomorrow in Portarlington, the...

Laois business man and local GAA clubs organise Ukrainian relief appeal

A Laois businessman and a number of local GAA clubs have come together to launch a Ukrainian relief appeal. Ger Hyland of Hyland Transport has...

Former Laois-based doctor involved in a massive humanitarian fundraiser for Ukraine

A former Laois-based doctor is involved in a massive humanitarian campaign that has been launched in response to the war in Ukraine. Kateryna Kachurets, who...

Laois community rallies to send supplies to Ukraine

When there's a war raging on the far side of the continent, there's a certain sense of helplessness in this part of the world. But...

Laois County Council to fly Ukrainian flag and light up in...

Laois County Council is to light up in the national colours of Ukraine this evening in support of the country following the Russian invasion. A...

Rosenallis-based Ukrainian among those to travel home to assist war effort

A Ukrainian man who had been working in Rosenallis is among those who have travelled back to their home country to join the war...