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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.

‘Character’ test ahead for Laois hurlers following Dublin defeat

The Laois hurlers suffered a 14 point loss to Dublin in the Leinster quarter final - and manager Eddie Brennan's reckons how they respond...

Brilliant Burke the difference as Laois bow out of Leinster hurling championship

Laois 0-23 Dublin 2-31 Leinster Senior Hurling Championship Quarter Final Laois's 2020 Leinster senior hurling campaign is over as they were well beaten by Dublin under...

Live Blog: Follow all the action as the Laois hurlers face Dublin in Croke...

The Laois senior hurlers resume competitive inter-county action this evening as they face Dublin in Croke Park at 6pm. Eddie Brennan has handed three Laois...

Coronavirus: Four additional deaths and 859 new cases with seven in Laois

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has today been notified of 4 additional deaths related to COVID-19. Of the deaths reported today, all occurred in...

Heartbreak for Tuohy as Richmond come from behind to win AFL Grand Final

There was heartbreak for Laois man Zach Tuohy this morning as his Geelong side were defeated by Richmond in Brisbane’s in the AFL Grand...

Hundreds of children left without training facilities as Portlaoise Leisure Centre pitches close due...

Almost 200 children from Portlaoise AFC have been left with nowhere to train after the outdoor astro pitches in Portlaoise Leisure Centre were withdrawn...

All you need to know as the Laois footballers face Fermanagh and hurlers take...

There are two huge games involving the Laois footballers and hurlers today. Below, we will bring you all the information that you need to know...

Strange circumstances as Laois Camogie team set for Kildare clash

The Laois camogie team will begin their All-Ireland Intermediate campaign in Hawkfield this afternoon against Kildare in 2pm. But the game is being played as,...

Deaths in Laois – Saturday, October 24, 2020

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Julia Crowley AHIOHILL, Enniskeane, Cork / Ballyfin, Laois CROWLEY, Julia, (Judy). Ahiohill, Enniskeane, Co....

Laois footballers name team for crucial Division 2 clash with Fermanagh

Laois football manager Mike Quirke has named his team for Saturday's must win clash with Fermanagh. The Kerry native has named the same team that...

Coronavirus: 777 new cases and seven deaths as Dail passes fines legislation

A further 777 Coronavirus cases have been announced and a further seven additional deaths – all of which passed away this month. Of today’s cases,...

Local senator explains her rationale behind controversial Mother & Baby Homes Bill

The controversial Mother & Baby Homes Bill was passed in the Dail last night. This concerns the records of mothers and babies put into institutions...

Laois hurlers set to be without two players for Dublin clash due to Covid-19

Laois hurling manager Eddie Brennan has confirmed that he is having to plan without two players for Saturday's Leinster hurling quarter final with Dublin...

Appeal for witnesses following accident which saw arrest and person airlifted to hospital

Gardai in Laois have revealed they have arrested one person following a crash in the county yesterday. The accident happened around 10am on Thursday morning...

Warm tributes as teacher who educated ‘thousands’ of Laois students retires

A teacher who spent her entire career in classrooms in Laois is set to retire this afternoon. Meree O'Sullivan, who is currently the Deputy Principal...

Talking Sport Podcast: Ciaran Byrne, Enda Rowland and road trips to Croker and Enniskillen

Another bumper episode of the LaoisToday Talking Sport Podcast as we look back on a win for the Laois U-20 hurlers in the Leinster...

Laois camogie announce captain, vice-captain and 28-player panel ahead of championship opener

Laois Camogie manager John Desmond has named his captain, vice-captain and 28-player panel for the Intermediate All-Ireland Camogie Championship which begins this weekend. Camross native...

Coronavirus: 1,066 new cases and three deaths as harrowing details from Galway nursing home...

A further 1,066 Coronavirus cases have been announced and a further three additional deaths - all of which passed away this month. Of today’s cases,...

Proposal made for barrier to be erected in busy Laois car park to combat...

A proposal to install a paid parking barrier in Lyster Square received a lukewarm response at yesterday's meeting of the Portlaoise Municipal District. Cllr Thomasina...

Calls for safety works at Laois junction before ‘someone has their nose taken off’

A Laois County Councillor has called for safety works to be carried out before 'someone has their nose taken off' their car. Fine Gael Cllr...

How a Podcast interview led to a Laois man heading for the Europa League...

Dundalk will begin their second ever Europa League adventure tonight when they take on Molde in Tallaght Stadium in Round 1 of the group...

Boost for homelessness in Midlands as charity purchases accommodation

Two leading agencies have announced a joint initiative which will see Clonamore House Hotel in Tullamore developed as an enhanced center for the provision...

Laois minor football boss looks for clarity on championship in the interest of mental...

Laois minor football manager Mark Bates has called on the GAA to provide clarity on what they plan to do with the championship. Yesterday, it...

Laois teenager’s business launches fundraiser for two charities

The way the world operates is changing all the time - and you'll struggle to find a better example of that than this Laois...

Gardai launch major high visibility operation as six week lockdown begins

From this morning, Gardai have launched a major high visibility operation as Ireland's six week lockdown gets underway. This will see the force introduce a...

Live Blog: Follow all the action as the Laois U-20s face Carlow in Leinster...

These are certainly unprecedented times. We've heard that phrase before but never has it been more aptly fitting as it is tonight. The Laois U-20 hurlers...

Coronavirus: 1,167 new cases and three further deaths as golf courses forced to close

A further 1,167 Coronavirus cases have been announced and a further three additional deaths. Of today’s cases, 19 of them are in Laois, meaning the...

Left in the dark – Councillors rage over new LED lights in Laois estates

"It's like you went into your kitchen and took the light out of the ceiling and replaced it with a lamp - that's how...

Need for broadband in rural Laois ‘greater than ever’ as Covid leaves people ‘depressed...

"People that have contacted me are depressed. Some say they have never been as lonely as they are now - never felt as isolated. "Some...

‘Privileged but precarious’ – Laois U-20 boss Lyons ahead of Leinster hurling opener with...

The Laois U-20 hurlers face Carlow in Round 1 of the Leinster championship this evening - but their manager is still not sure what...