Laois News

An Post to extend opening hours

AN POST is extending opening hours and signing-on procedures in all of its post offices in Laois to lower the risk to customers and staff during the Covid-19 crisis. The company is taking a range of special measures to ensure...

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Community spirit alive and well

COMMUNITY spirit is alive and well in Laois and is shining through the current crisis. In a show of support...

Saturday, 28/03/20 - 1:15pm Read More

Two centres will test for Covid-19 in County Laois

TESTING for Covid-19 in Laois will be carried out in the coming days at two centres, following confirmation from the...

Saturday, 28/03/20 - 11:13am Read More

Top names lined up for solemn novena

ANNA May McHugh, the long-time director of the National Ploughing Association, RTÉ journalist and broadcaster Carole Coleman and Tipperary senior...

Friday, 27/03/20 - 3:30pm Read More

Jammers bring fun and laughter to many on St Patrick’s Day

CORONAVIRUS might have put the kibosh on social activities for a while, but the sheer determination, inventiveness and imagination of...

Friday, 27/03/20 - 1:21pm Read More

Concern for jobs at mail centre in Portlaoise

ALL An Post parcel, customs and Revenue services at Portlaoise Mail Centre have been transferred to the company’s new €15m...

Friday, 27/03/20 - 11:17am Read More

Budding entrepreneurs wanted to solve social housing problem

A PORTARLINGTON resident is calling on budding entrepreneurs who are interested in solving social problems to apply for grant aid...

Thursday, 26/03/20 - 3:16pm Read More

Much success for No Name Club at Super Talent Show

MEMBERS of Portlaoise No Name Club are proudly celebrating their recent success in the organisation’s Super Talent Show in New...

Thursday, 26/03/20 - 1:14pm Read More

Chaos at beauty spot in the Slieve Blooms

A STARK warning has been issued for visitors to the Slieve Blooms and other amenity areas in Laois, after a...

Thursday, 26/03/20 - 11:10am Read More

Bunbuy’s latest book chronicles Ireland’s lesser-known past

WHY did the Romans never try to conquer Ireland? Why did the king of Spain give his name to an...

Wednesday, 25/03/20 - 3:20pm Read More

National News

People urged to shop responsibly as supermarkets experience long queues

People are being urged to shop responsibly and not to bulk or panic buy food. Supermarkets around the country have experienced long queues today as people look to stock up on foot of the latest government restrictions. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar...

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Covid-19: Government provides list of essential workers

By Michelle McGlynn The Government has released a list of workers who are deemed essential during the Covid-19 pandemic. These...

Saturday, 28/03/20 - 7:20pm Read More

What you need to know about ‘cocooning’

By Michelle McGlynn Anyone over the age of 70 is being told to stay inside as part of a new...

Saturday, 28/03/20 - 6:10pm Read More

Covid19: 14 more deaths and 294 new cases

By Michelle McGlynn Another 14 deaths have been confirmed in Ireland by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre today. All of...

Saturday, 28/03/20 - 6:10pm Read More

HSE agrees contract with out of hours GPs to continue phone consultations

Out of hours GPs will continue working after the HSE agreed to pay for Covid-19 phone consultations. The North East...

Saturday, 28/03/20 - 1:50pm Read More

Covid-19: Confusion reigns as people await list of essential workers

There is a lot of confusion around what work is deemed essential or non-essential amid the Covid-19 pandemic. It comes...

Saturday, 28/03/20 - 1:30pm Read More

Website shows you how far you can roam from home without breaking Covid-19 restrictions

A new website has been launched to show you exactly how far you can roam from your home while taking...

Saturday, 28/03/20 - 12:50pm Read More

EuroMillions ticket worth €134k sold in small Cork village

A EuroMillions player in Co. Cork is €134,055 richer today after matching five numbers and one lucky star number in...

Saturday, 28/03/20 - 12:30pm Read More

Gardaí ‘will not be found wanting’ as they begin one their biggest ever mobilisations

A nationwide Garda operation to ensure compliance with the latest coronavirus restrictions is one of the biggest ever mobilisations of...

Saturday, 28/03/20 - 12:10pm Read More

Cork gardaí make five arrests in connection with burglary

Gardaí in Bandon have arrested five people in connection with a burglary and car theft in Co. Kerry. File photo....

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