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Laois man tragically killed in Cork

A Laois man has tragically died in Cork. Gardai say that a man, aged in his mid-30s, was reported missing on Sunday. He was last seen...

WATCH: Laois student leaders taking charity to the main stage

Two Laois students had the honour of being Student Leader Ambassadors for the Cycle Against Suicide congress in the 3Arena last Wednesday. Fionn Marum and...

Deaths in Laois – Monday, January 22, 2018

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Nevin (Edward) Breen, Tirellan Heights, Galway City, Galway / Portlaoise, Laois Formerly Castlemarket, Ballinakill,...

This is what I’m studying: Rathdowney girl talks about life as a student in...

This week I met with college student Rebecca Treacy from Rathdowney. Rebecca is a 22-year-old final year student in IT Carlow studying Sports Management. Rebecca...
An exciting new venture for the Midlands Schoolboys League

Stradbally Town the big winners as weather wipes out local soccer games

The weather caused mayhem in the local soccer fixtures this weekend as virtually all games were called off. Just four games involving Laois team tooks...

In Pictures: Wet conditions but huge turnout for annual Great Heath Run

It was a cold, wet, windy miserable winter Sunday morning around Laois today but the weather failed to dampen the spirits of the crowds...

Our pick of the Top Stories of the Week

NEWS Snow and ice  Icy roads were causing havoc this week New supermarket coming to Laois A new UK supermarket is coming to Laois and will create more...

UPDATED: Flooding fears in Mountmellick, Rathdowney and Portarlington again

Less than a few months after large parts of Mountmellick and Portarlington were devastated by flooding, there are fears it could occur again today. Heavy...
Will Donie Kingston be named in the Laois starting 15 for this weekend?

Kingston reveals brother Paul encouraged him to return to Laois

Donie Kingston has revealed that his brother Paul helped convince him to return to the Laois senior football panel. The Arles-Killeen forward had opted not...

Moment in Time: Reeling in the years to 2004 and the St Fergal’s debs...

That time of the week again, yes this week's Moment in Time is sure to a cringeworthy one for many - but will also...

In Pictures: All glitz and glam at the Laois camogie awards night

Laois camogie players swapped their skirts and boots for gúnas and heels at their awards night in the Castle Arms hotel Durrow on Saturday,...

Property Watch: What type of house you can get for €150k in Laois and...

This week on Property Watch, we are going in search of holiday properties in around Ireland and Europe, and compare it to what you...

UPDATED: Heavy overnight rain plays havoc with local sporting fixtures

Pitches around the country have taken a real battering since the start of 2018 and there is simply no let up. Yet another night of...

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Try the brand new weekly LaoisToday quiz for a chance to win a €100...

We're always on the lookout for new ideas here - so this week we've decided to launch our brand new weekly LaoisToday quiz -...

The Sunday Interview: Kevin Meaney reflects on 11 years with Laois following retirement

Kevin Meaney proudly wore the blue and white of Laois for 11 years but the towering midfielder has decided to hang up his inter-county...

Drama lovers will adore this Laois production

Mountmellick Drama Group have a great production for all you drama 'lovers' out there. Brian Friel's play, "Lovers- Winners and Losers" will be performed over...

Unsightly tourist areas in Ballyfin and roads past repair in Borris-in-Ossory

The Catholes in Ballyfin and the Cahir road in Borris-in-Ossory were among some of the topics discussed at the recent Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick municipal district meeting. Tourist...

Laois scenic routes are catching national attention

Carlow football manager Turlough O'Brien has penned a book on another sporting passion in his life - cycling, and he has included Laois in...

Deaths in Laois – Sunday, January 21, 2018

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Nevin (Edward) Breen, Tirellan Heights, Galway City, Galway / Portlaoise, Laois Formerly Castlemarket, Ballinakill,...

In Pictures: Ballypickas GAA Dinner Dance brings the crowds

Ballypickas GAA were celebrating their Junior 'A' success tonight, packing out the function room in the Abbeyleix Manor Hotel. Ballypickas defeated Rathdowney on a nail-biting...

Talking Music: Portlaoise’s Mezzo Soprano hitting the high notes

Heather Fogarty is a Mezzo Soprano singer from Portlaoise who has been making waves in classical music, as well as pop and jazz. Heather began her...

‘Old Man’s Wish’ song is a must-listen for any Laois person

An 'Old Man's Wish' is a famous country song about an old man who longs to return home to Laois. In the song the old...

Top Tweets and Facebook Comments of the Week

Our Top Tweets and Facebook comments this week focused on very topical issues in Laois, including icy road conditions, a certain UK supermarket coming...