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New sports grounds, Laois teenager on Irish soccer team and drugs found in Portlaoise – it’s our top stories of the week

Colin Conroy of Republic of Ireland celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the U16 International Friendly match between Republic of Ireland and Australia at the FAI National Training Centre in Abbotstown, Dublin


Laois hotel named as one of the best castle hotels in Europe

Historic Hotels Europe has named this Laois hotel as one of the 20 best castle hotels in the whole of Europe.

Little Evie Delaney is thriving thanks to community support

From being given a 50/50 chance at birth, little Evie Delaney is thriving thanks to community support

Multi-use sport ground to be built in Laois

A multi-use sport ground will be built in a Laois community to cater for the growing young population

€20,000 worth of drugs found in Portlaoise searches

Revenue officers seized a package containing 1 kilo of herbal cannabis with an estimated street value of €20,000 in the Portlaoise area.


Laois teenager off to Israel for international tournament with Republic of Ireland

Laois teenager Colin Conroy has been selected as part of the Republic of Ireland U-16 soccer squad who will travel to Israel for an international tournament this weekend

Laois man Reilly earns first Irish rugby cap defeating England

Wednesday April 24 was a tremendous day for young William Reilly, who earned his first ever Irish cap as part of the Ireland Under-18 Clubs & Schools team

Last gasp Whelan free salvages draw for Laois in minor opener

A last gasp Brian Whelan free salvaged a draw for Laois in their Leinster minor opener

Portlaoise Panthers quartet selected to represent Ireland in the World Masters basketball championships

Grainne and Deirdre Tomlinson, Ann-Marie Troy and Pam Grogan have been selected to represent Ireland in the World Masters Basketball Championship this July/August in Finland.


Moving Statues

Laois woman recalls 1985 ‘Moving Statue’ phenomenon in RTE programme

Tweets of the Week

Snoop Dog in Portlaoise, photography for boyfriends and the Blue Bridge – It’s our Tweets of the Week

The ongoing battle of living with an invisible illness

Louise Boyle is a Dublin native, putting down roots in Portlaoise with her family almost 20 years ago. Louise’s interests revolve around advocacy, community and fundraising for various charities

Moment in Time

Laois ICA Fashion Show wows the crowds in 2005


John Whelan’s election memories

1985 Election Memories: A Fianna Fáil landslide, first woman elected, some big casualties, and losing out by just four votes

Fr Paddy

Fr Paddy wrote about Easter being a time to hope

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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.