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 to the dedicated and hard-pressed staff at Portlaoise hospital, the local Indian Prince restaurant delivered free meals to them as...

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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

Users of group schemes asked to make plans if water shortages occur

IT IS estimated that up to 10,000 homes, schools and business in Laois receive their water supplies from group water...

Wednesday, 25/03/20 - 1:20pm Read More

Love conquers all

THE determination of a young Laois couple to get on with living and to not let Covid-19 get in the...

Wednesday, 25/03/20 - 11:10am Read More

New summer music festival planned for Emo village

A NEW festival is scheduled to take place in Emo this summer. The event, which will have a maximum capacity...

Tuesday, 24/03/20 - 3:34pm Read More

Council abolishes rates for crèches and childcare centres

A PROPOSAL to abolish rates for crèches and other childcare centres has been passed by Laois county councillors. The problem...

Tuesday, 24/03/20 - 1:33pm Read More

School’s out … but not for students of Portlaoise College

WHILE all schools and colleges in the country are closed, students from Portlaoise College are continuing with their lessons. This...

Tuesday, 24/03/20 - 11:33am Read More

ICA cooks up at storm for Women’s Day

ICA guilds around the county celebrated International Women’s Day with a special get-together in Ballacolla on Monday 9 March. The...

Saturday, 21/03/20 - 3:51pm Read More

Pupils celebrate school days with coffee and cake

CELEBRATING school friendships was a piece of cake at Mountrath Community School, as prefects held a successful coffee morning for...

Friday, 20/03/20 - 3:45pm Read More

Magical characters come to life on World Book Day

SCOIL Mhuire NS in Abbeyleix was transformed into a magnificent Hogwarts School of Magic, as students celebrated their favourite literary...

Friday, 20/03/20 - 3:32pm Read More

Two Laois firms sign up for national apprentice programme

TWO companies from Laois along with the Apprenticeship Council are involved in a newly-established Generation Apprenticeship Employer Ambassador programme. The...

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Midlands group will give it socks on World Down Syndrome Day

THE Portlaoise-based Down Syndrome Centre Midlands (DSCM) will celebrate World Down Syndrome Day on Saturday 21 March. The annual occasion...

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