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2016 General Election Laois-Offaly

Election Memories: FF leave seat behind them as Sinn Féin make a gain in...

This piece by John Whelan originally appeared on LaoisToday on January 19, 2020, ahead of last year's General Election.  Although joined at the hip since...
2011 General Election Laois-Offaly

Election Memories: FF meltdown makes way for Stanley in Laois-Offaly in 2011

This piece by John Whelan was originally published on LaoisToday on January 26, 2020, in the run up to last year's General Election.  Have you...

Sean Fleming, Lemass and early General Election memories

What's talked about at a family kitchen table can have such long-lasting, lifetime influences. In the Fleming's home place in The Swan, political talk was...

Election Memories: The turbulent 80s but Laois-Offaly resolutely remains Fianna Fáil country

This John Whelan piece originally appeared on LaoisToday in the run up to this year's General Election as part of our Election Memories series. So...

2002 & 2007 Election Memories: The rise and fall of Parlon and the PDs

This piece by John Whelan was published on LaoisToday in January of this year ahead of the 2020 General Election.  In the spring of 2002...

Election Memories from the 1990s – Gallagher rides the Labour wave on the ‘Spring...

This piece by John Whelan originally appeared on LaoisToday in the run up to this year's General Election. The general elections of the 1990s were...

My Life in Politics: James Kelly on election memories, Tony Gregory and why local...

James Kelly is an independent county councillor from Mountrath and was first elected to Laois County Council in 2014, before retaining his seat comfortably...

1991 Election Memories: Liam Hyland champion of rural Ireland; Cathy Honan’s Senate term, the...

This piece by John Whelan originally appeared on LaoisToday ahead of last year's Local Elections ‘Plus ca change, plus c’est la meme chose’, the more...

2009 Election Memories: End of the Bertie era, end of the PDs, demise of...

This piece originally featured on LaoisToday on May 12 2019. When Bertie Ahern won his hat-trick of general elections and was installed for his third...

1999 Election Memories: The count that ended up in court as Fianna Fáil glory...

This piece originally featured on LaoisToday on May 6 2019. If it’s nail-biting drama, excitement and intrigue you are looking for, forget about the Game...

1985 Election Memories: A Fianna Fáil landslide, first woman elected, some big casualties, and...

This piece originally featured on LaoisToday on April 22 2019. The local elections of 1985 in Laois were the most significant and dramatic in more...

2014 Election Memories: Carnage even before the off, FF and FG power sharing, a...

This piece by John Whelan originally featured on LaoisToday on April 28, 2019, ahead of the Local Elections. In the biggest blow to local government...

2004 Election Memories: No TDs, some PDs, a Sinn Féin breakthrough and a split...

This piece by John Whelan originally featured on LaoisToday on April 15 2019 ahead of last year's Local Elections. While the country was still basking...

1979 Election Memories: The men in suits, the dealing in Donoghues, and Charlie McDonald...

Forty years ago in 1979 the first ever direct elections to the European Parliament were held in tandem with the local elections on June...

Election Memories 1973 & 1977:  A Minister for Laois, Hall’s Pictorial Weekly and a...

The two General Elections of the 1970s were the first to be really contested in the full glare of the then relatively new-fangled gadget,...

Election Memories: The turbulent 80s but Laois-Offaly resolutely remains Fianna Fáil country

So you think the political landscape is fragile, fractured and fragmented – well you clearly weren’t around in the 1980s. The 80s, the decade that...

Election Memories from the 1990s – Gallagher rides the Labour wave on the ‘Spring...

The general elections of the 1990s were in sporting parlance, a game of two halves, with a major incident in the tunnel as the...

2002 & 2007 Election Memories: The rise and fall of Parlon and the PDs

In the spring of 2002 Mary Harney courted farm leader Tom Parlon and won him over. She wiped the eye of Parlon’s other suitor, Michael...
2011 General Election Laois-Offaly

Election Memories: FF meltdown makes way for Stanley in Laois-Offaly in 2011

Have you seen the 1917 World War 1 movie? Well the 2011 General Election was something similar … for Fianna Fáil. They got slaughtered. The unprecedented...
2016 General Election Laois-Offaly

Election Memories: FF leave seat behind them as Sinn Féin make a gain in...

Although joined at the hip since the birth of the nation Laois-Offaly were separated for the first time for general election purposes in 2016. Previously,...

1979 Election Memories: The men in suits, the dealing in Donoghues, and Charlie McDonald...

Forty years ago in 1979 the first ever direct elections to the European Parliament were held in tandem with the local elections on June...

1991 Election Memories: Liam Hyland champion of rural Ireland; Cathy Honan’s Senate term, the...

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union ‘Plus ca change, plus c’est la meme chose’, the more it changes, the more they...

2009 Election Memories: End of the Bertie era, end of the PDs, demise of...

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union When Bertie Ahern won his hat-trick of general elections and was installed for his third...

1999 Election Memories: The count that ended up in court as Fianna Fáil glory...

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union If it’s nail-biting drama, excitement and intrigue you are looking for, forget about the Game...

2014 Election Memories: Carnage even before the off, FF and FG power sharing, a...

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union In the biggest blow to local government in forty years and the greatest damage inflicted...

1985 Election Memories: A Fianna Fáil landslide, first woman elected, some big casualties, and...

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union The local elections of 1985 in Laois were the most significant and dramatic in more...

2004 Election Memories: No TDs, some PDs, a Sinn Féin breakthrough and a split...

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union While the country was still basking in the warm afterglow of Bertie Ahern’s second term...

Election memories on the way as LaoisToday set to take trip down a political...

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union This time six weeks we'll be in the thick of it. The canvassing will be...

LaoisToday Podcast: Senator Mark Wall on early political memories, his father’s influence and General...

Labour Senator Mark Wall is our latest guest on the LaoisToday Podcast. From Castlemitchell outside Athy, he was elected to the Senate earlier this year...

My Life in Politics: Thomasina Connell on early memories, hectic schedule and the difference...

Our latest My Life in Politics interviewee is Portlaoise-based Fine Gael councillor Thomasina Connell. She first arrived on the political scene in 2016 when she ran in...