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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final last year.
Institute of Technology Carlow will be hoping to make history this weekend

IT Carlow success is completely student driven

IT Carlow will strive for Fitzgibbon Cup glory this weekend in Dangan with their mission beginning this afternoon against UCC. The college – who are managed by...
It's a wild one out there today

Yellow warning issued as Storm Doris batters the country

Met Eireann has issued a status yellow warning for Laois as Storm Doris continues to batter us today. The wind alert is valid until around...
Gardai are appealing for witnesses to the break in Mountrath Community School

Mountrath Community School broken into … AGAIN

Gardai are investigating after Mountrath Community School was broken into AGAIN yesterday afternoon. The robbers gained entry by smashing through the rear door around 4.30pm...
Goalkeeper Niall Corbet expecting a tough year with UCD

Clonaslee man hoping to win League of Ireland promotion with UCD

UCD goalkeeper Niall Corbet is gearing up for what he believes will be the toughest SSE Airtricity League of Ireland First Division to date. Free...
Gardai are seeking the public's help

Items worth €3,000 stolen from van in Portlaoise

Gardai are seeking the public’s assistance after a van was broken in to outside of the Portlaoise Leisure centre last night. The work van, a...

Laois Championship draws set to take place tonight

The 2017 Laois football and hurling Championship Draws will take place tonight in the Laois Shopping Centre from 7pm. With memories of Jody Dillon’s last...
Paul Lawlor will be hoping to fire and manage Emo back to the big time

Emo and Annanough look in house for new managers

Two of the contenders for the Laois Intermediate Football Championship have turned to long-serving players in a quest to return to the senior ranks. Recently-relegated...
Copper thieves running riot around Laois

Copper taken in spate of Laois robberies

Thieves have stolen copper piping in two separate robberies in Laois over the last few days. One robbery took place at a house in Rush...
Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Charlie Flanagan will be off to Italy shortly

Flanagan to spend St Patrick’s Day in Italy

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Charlie Flanagan is off to the land of love on St Patrick’s Day. The Fine Gael TD will spend...
Kieran Leavy had plenty to say at the meeting in the county board office

Laois County Board member launches attack on foreign sports

A Laois County Board member unleashed a blistering attack on foreign sports and told clubs to prepare for 'war' at last night's meeting. Laois's population...

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