Tributes paid to young Portarlington woman following sad passing
There was widespread sadness following the death of teenager Rachel Flanagan in Portarlington earlier this week.
Daylight assault of teenager
Shocking news emerged during the week following a daylight assault of a teenager. He underwent surgery on Tuesday for facial injuries.
Stack family caused further pain by Sinn Féin senator apology
Austin Stack, son of a murdered Portlaoise Prison Officer, said that his family have been caused further pain by Máire Devine’s apology during the week.
Two brave Laois teenagers to skydive for Cystic Fibrosis
A heart-warming story this week told of how two 16-year-olds are lining up to do a charity skydive later in the month.
200 jobs set for Obama Plaza style development outside Portlaoise
There was a significant jobs boost this week with the news that 200 jobs will be created if a new Supermacs fast food plaza gets the go-ahead outside Portlaoise.
Laois GAA release a statement following star forward’s tweet
There was controversy leading up to the Division 4 League final after an ill-judged tweet by star forward Gary Walsh following the Belfast rape trial judgement.
Ranking the Top 30 club football teams ahead of the 2018 season
As the GAA season prepared to get back into full swing, we decided to rank the top 30 football teams.
Laois footballers crowned Division 4 league champions in Croke Park
The sporting week ended on a high with the Laois senior footballers climbing the steps of the Hogan Stand to be crowned Division 4 league champions.
Carlow footballer Murphy launches Twitter attack on Laois wing back
There was further Twitter controversy involving Laois after their Division 4 league final win.
WE ARE LAOIS
Retired Laois couple who moved to South Africa are loving their new life
Just over a year ago Jim and Esther McCormack bade farewell to their native Portlaoise and headed for the warmer climes of South Africa.
Breaking: Global music star set to play intimate gig in Laois
LaoisToday broke an exclusive story at the start of April about an international musical superstar coming to the county to perform.
Wired with Whelan: There are three sides to every story
John Whelan’s column focused on the changing face of news in Ireland and revealed that Ireland’s Own was the Tinder of its day.
Fr Paddy: Easter – All is possible
Over Easter weekend, Fr Paddy Byrne’s column focused on hope and new beginnings.