May Bank Holiday weekend tradfest for Portlaoise

    By Joe Barrett Portlaoise will hold the first ever two-day Irish traditional music festival in the town over...

Death notice in Laois: Vana Rafter (née Swaglis) – Portlaoise

Vana Rafter (née Swaglis), ‘Ardvill’ Glenside, Abbeyleix Road, Portlaoise passed away unexpectedly at the Midland Regional Hospital, Portlaoise on Tuesday...

At least 10 assaults per day in Irish hospitals, Oireachtas committee hears

Fiachra Gallagher At least 10 assaults happen at Irish hospitals every single day, an Oireachtas committee has heard. Representatives for...

Wednesday, 08/02/23 - 1:05pm Read More

Overgrown vegetation causing concern in Laois housing estate

  By Joe Barrett   Overgrown vegetation in parts of the Fairgreen housing estate in Portlaoise is causing some concern...

Wednesday, 08/02/23 - 12:52pm Read More

Portlaoise author launches award-winning children’s book

By Stan Henderson PORTLAOISE children’s author Donna Mills recently launched her award-winning book at the local library. Donna’s rhyming book...

Wednesday, 08/02/23 - 12:43pm Read More

What the papers say: Wednesday’s front pages

The carnage of the Middle East’s earthquakes continues to be the focus of many of the front pages. The Irish...

Wednesday, 08/02/23 - 11:33am Read More

Number of parents using food banks doubles as grocery prices soar

The number of parents using food banks and relying on food donations doubled last year, new figures show. Almost one-third...

Wednesday, 08/02/23 - 11:29am Read More

Devastating earthquake appeal to people in Laois

As the death toll continues to rise after two devastating earthquakes caused widespread destruction in Turkey and Syria and rescuers...

Wednesday, 08/02/23 - 10:53am Read More

Laois Open Door Theatre thread the boards again

  By Joe Barrett Laois Open Door Theatre make a welcome return to the stage with their rip-roaring comedy drama...

Wednesday, 08/02/23 - 10:20am Read More

Death notice in Laois: Evelyn Martin (née Mortimer) – Ballacolla

Evelyn Martin (née Mortimer), Saint Fergal’s Park, Ballacolla passed away on Tuesday 7 February. Funeral arrangements to be announced later.

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Death notice in Laois: Margaret McEvoy (née O’Neill) – Coolrain

Margaret McEvoy (née O’Neill), Windsor, Coolrain and late of Clondalkin, Dublin passed away after a brief illness on Monday 6...

Wednesday, 08/02/23 - 9:31am Read More

Portlaoise Court: Laois Lab supervisor on drugs charges

A laboratory supervisor from Mountmellick, who was allegedly found with cannabis and cocaine in her possession, had her case adjourned...

Wednesday, 08/02/23 - 8:50am Read More

Laois SF politician slams “childish and embarrassing” council rows

By Carmel Hayes A SINN Féin councillor has condemned repeated rows at Laois County Council meetings as “embarrassing, childish and...

Tuesday, 07/02/23 - 5:02pm Read More

Death notice in Laois: Mary McCarthy (née Comerford) – Portlaoise

Mary McCarthy (née Comerford), Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 and formerly of Portlaoise passed away peacefully on Monday 6 February in the...

Tuesday, 07/02/23 - 4:22pm Read More

Homebuyers in Laois eligible for increased Local Authority Home Loan

  By Joe Barrett The Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage Darragh O’Brien announced improvements to the Local Authority Home...

Tuesday, 07/02/23 - 3:58pm Read More

Man jailed for violent assault on pregnant partner whose baby later died

  Eoin Reynolds A violent criminal who told his then partner that he would “rip” their unborn daughter from her...

Tuesday, 07/02/23 - 3:27pm Read More

Park-Ratheniska GAA Dinner Dance

Park-Ratheniska GAA Club will hold a celebratory dinner dance to recognise its champions in the Midlands Park hotel, Portlaoise on...

Tuesday, 07/02/23 - 2:44pm Read More

Gardaí renew appeal for missing Graigcullen man

GARDAÍ have renewed their appeal for a 61-year-old man, who has been missing from his home on the Laois/Carlow border...

Tuesday, 07/02/23 - 2:01pm Read More

Irish Pedigree Cattle Breeders win awards in Portlaoise

   

Tuesday, 07/02/23 - 12:39pm Read More

Job opportunities expected to grow in Laois this year

  By Joe Barrett The number of job opportunities in Laois will grow by 5% in the coming year, according...

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