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Our pick of the Top Stories of the Week


Portarlington car accident

A 7-year-old boy was taken to hospital after being knocked down by a car in Portarlington

Train strikes 

Irish Rail staff picketed at train stations in Portlaoise, Portarlington and Ballybrophy 

Workers on the picket line in Portlaoise

Young boy reportedly in intensive care following farming accident

The farming accident reportedly happened in Ballybuggy, Rathdowney

Water cuts in Portlaoise

There were water cuts in several areas in Portlaoise this week

Great news for cake lovers

KellyLou cakes is opening a second cafe in Portlaoise

Fire in old Portlaoise school 

Fire services were called to a school in Portlaoise overnight


Senior Football Team of the Year

We revealed our pick for the LaoisToday Senior Football Team of the Year

Leinster club championship

Emo GAA will break the trend by playing a home Leinster club match in their own GAA grounds

Change in league and championship structures 

Proposals are being sought to change Laois GAA league and championship structures

Last-gasp free brings St Joseph’s into semi-final 

You can watch the nerves of steel free-kick here.

James Kelly held his nerve to point for St Josephs right at the end
James Kelly held his nerve to point for St Josephs right at the end

LaoisToday Launch

The countdown is on until the LaoisToday launch!


Ghosts and Ghouls

A Portlaoise school celebrated Halloween in serious style


Chrsitmas time, mistletoe and wine

Father Paddy spoke about his dismay to see Advent Calenders seeling cheap wine

Hospital Plans

Wired with Whelan says Demographics not demonstrations are the only way to halt HSE Hospital plan

SEE ALSO – Pippa O’Connor’s Fashion Factory coming to Portlaoise

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Siún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics.