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First 2019 Team of the Week, nurses on strike and one man’s 100th blood donation – Its all in our Top Stories

There is never a dull moment in Laois and this week, there were plenty of happy and uplifting stories to help us continue to ease into January.

There is a wide range of topics from boxing to First Dates Ireland and Mountrath cattle mart, we picked our Top Stories of the week for you to look back on.


Portlaoise falls ten places in latest litter rankings, having won cleanest town in the Midlands last year.

Popular Laois County Council official set to depart role, we wish him luck!

Nurses and midwives to strike for 24 hours at end of January, for better pay and working conditions.

Local man gives 100th blood donation in Portlaoise, well done Timothy.

Mountrath Mart closure ‘a sad day for farming in Laois’, the end of an era.

Back to school hazard as Laois doctor warns people to be ‘vigilant’ surrounding deadly measles outbreak.

The Gate House is the Laois pub named in Sunday World ‘Top 10 Boozers’ for 2018.

Guards clamp as Learner driver has vehicle seized for driving unaccompanied outside Portlaoise.


Ahead of the National Cups we wrote a Preview of the Panthers teams competing in this weekends Hula Hoops National Cup.

Hosey and White help Portlaoise CBS set up all-Laois South Leinster semi final, well done lads!

Laois soccer player named in Republic of Ireland U-16 squad for upcoming friendlies against Germany and Australia.

Three well-known snooker players coming to Laois for exhibition, surely to be a good one.

The first LaoisToday football Team of the Week for 2019, the first of many.

Croke Park outing for Laois footballers as home league game is moved, another day out in Croker.


Laois singer/songwriter announced as finalist in international songwriting competition, brilliant achievement!

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