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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.

€6.45 million in major health funding is announced for Laois

€6.45 million in capital expenditure on key major health projects in Laois has been announced for 2021. These figures, for five different projects, are contained...

Previewing today’s ACHL Division 1A final between Borris-Kilcotton and Rathdowney-Errill

Borris-Kilcotton and Rathdowney-Errill are set to clash in the ACHL Division 1A final in O'Moore Park at 12.30pm today. There will be new champions of...
Laois County Council

€647,690 in funding allocated to Laois under LEADER Programme

Laois Partnership is to receive €647,690 through the LEADER Programme for the period 2021-2022. The LEADER Programme supports private enterprises and community groups in rural...

‘It’s great to see some sense of normality returning’ – Return of live entertainment...

The return of live entertainment finally came to Laois recently with a comedy gig in Kavanagh's Pub in Portlaoise. On Wednesday July 21, 50 paying...

‘Time to start producing’ – Recently retired Whelan believes Laois hurlers primed for big...

Borris-Kilcotton defender Matthew Whelan brought his 15-year inter-county career to a close last weekend when he announced his decision to retire. The now former Laois...

New campaign aimed at further reducing gum litter in Laois launched

A new campaign aimed at further reducing gum litter in Laois has been launched. Cathaoirleach of Laois County Council, Councillor Conor Bergin, has officially launched...

Contract signed to retrofit 62 local authority homes in Laois

Laois County Council has signed the contracts for retrofitting of 62 local authority-owned houses in the county. The retrofitting of homes in Mountain View, Portlaoise,...

In Pictures: More than €26,000 raised following 12 hour cycle in aid of young...

A 12-hour cycle in aid of a young Laois boy has generated more than €26,000. Cathail Dooley is a four-year-old from The Rock in Laois...

Laois TD calls on Taoiseach to sort ‘chaos with Digital Covid Passports’

Laois TD Brian Stanley has called upon Taoiseach Micheal Martin to intervene in the 'chaos with digital Covid Passports'. According to the Sinn Fein Deputy,...

Big Laois representation as North Midlands clash with Midlands in Leinster Rugby’s Shane Horgan...

The U-17 Leinster Rugby Shane Horgan Cup got underway on Wednesday and there was a big Laois representation as North Midlands clashed with Midlands...
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Laois camogie team named for crucial Tipperary clash this weekend

Laois camogie manager John Desmond has made two changes to his team for this weekend's All-Ireland Intermediate Round 2 clash with Tipperary. While there are...

Laois Gardai appeal for owners of recovered stolen items to come forward after man...

Gardai are appealing for the owners of stolen items that were recovered to come forward. They are particularly looking for those in the Rossvale and...

Additional €284k allocated for upgrade works on rural roads and laneways in Laois

Laois County Council has been allocated additional funding this year for upgrade works to rural roads and laneways. The total allocation of funding under the...

New Irish Record for Laois swimmer in 100 meters Butterfly event at Tokyo Olympics

A Laois swimmer has swam a new Irish Record in an event at the Tokyo Olympics this afternoon. Portarlington's Shane Ryan went in the heats...

Laois TD’s Consumer Protection Bill will see ‘monthly payment plans’ regulated by the Central...

Laois TD Sean Fleming TD has introduced legislation in the Oireachtas that he says will regulate monthly repayment plans for the first time ever. The...

Local sawmills forced to import timber as Laois TD calls for urgent action

Laois TD Brian Stanley has called for urgent to sort out timber supplies. According to the Sinn Fein TD, sawmills in the county are being...

In Pictures: U-12 All-Ireland Rounders glory for Emo as they edge The Heath in...

Emo 21 The Heath 5 All-Ireland U-12 Rounders Final  The first ever U-12 boys All-Ireland Rounders final was held at the weekend. Two neighbouring and highly successful...

Ten point win for Rosenallis seals Division 2 league final place

Rosenallis 1-13 Timahoe 0-6 ACFL Division 2 Semi-final Rosenallis will face neighbours Mountmellick in the ACFL Division 2 final next week following a comfortable ten point...

Local Property Tax Rate to remain unchanged in Laois as Councillors vote against proposed...

Laois County Councillors have voted down a proposed 3% increase in the Local Property Tax Rate. At a special meeting of Laois County Council today...

Inquiry demanded into Ratheniska ambulance ‘no show’ following injury to Laois teenager

Laois TD, Charlie Flanagan, has asked the Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly to investigate the lack of Emergency Services in Laois on Tuesday last. The...

Details confirmed for new ‘walk-in’ Covid-19 vaccine centre in Laois

The HSE has published details of 39 Covid-19 vaccine centres that will operate on a 'walk-in' basis at specific times. These centres are appointment free...

In Pictures: Two Laois sisters raise almost €10,000 in memory of beloved late dad

Two Laois sisters have raised almost €10,000 in memory of their beloved late dad. Paula and Gemma Delaney, who hail from Camross, raised €9,468 for...

Laois goalkeeper signs for League of Ireland club for remainder of the season

Treaty United have signed a new goalkeeper for the remainder of the League of Ireland season - and he hails from Laois. Portlaoise's Sean McCormack...

Animated short film with huge Laois involvement wins at 33rd Galway Film Fleadh

There was big Laois involvement in a real success story from the 33rd edition of the prestigious Galway Film Fleadh which took place at...

Number of people permitted to attend weddings set to increase next month

The number of people permitted to attend weddings is to increase from next month. From August 5, the number of attendees will rise to 100...

Laois trainer shines at Shelbourne Park Greyhound Stadium once again

The Boylesports Champion Stakes offered the chance for many of Ireland’s very best to shine at Shelbourne Park on Saturday night and some familiar...

Anger as Laois teenager left stricken on GAA pitch for two hours as ambulance...

A Laois teenager who sustained a serious injury in a GAA match last night was left stricken on the field for hours afterwards as...

‘God forbid a child ran out onto the road’ – Laois Councillors call for...

Two Laois County Councillors have called for a boundary wall to be put up on the perimeter of a housing estate. Independent Councillor James Kelly...

’30 years is a long time to wait for a footpath’ – Laois Councillor...

'30 years is a long time to wait for a footpath' - so says Laois County Councillor John King. The Fine Gael politician is so...

Laois school set to get new signpost ‘before the kids go back to class’

A Laois school is to get a brand new signpost before the children return to the classroom in September. This comes after Fianna Fail Councillor...