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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.

Tributes paid following sad passing of popular Parish Priest

Tributes have been paid following the sad passing of Fr John Lalor - Parish Priest of Camross. Fr Lalor passed away peacefully at St. Luke's...

Laois town chosen for Business Incentive Scheme

Laois County Council has introduced a Business Incentive Scheme to encourage the use of vacant commercial premises within a designated area of Durrow over...

Laois GAA set to host Concussion Network Educational Workshop

Laois GAA have teamed up with UPMC Concussion Network to host a seminar on Monday February 24. The free workshop will take place in the...

Portlaoise Ladies Hockey all set for annual fundraiser

Portlaoise Ladies Hockey Club are holding their annual fundraising Comedy Night in Kavanagh’s Bar and Venue in Portlaoise on Saturday February 22 at 9.30pm,...

Fundraiser launched for Laois mother as she awaits heart transplant

A fundraiser has been launched in aid of a Laois mother who is awaiting a heart transplant. Denise Geoghegan from Portarlington has found herself in...

Basketball star Ciara Byrne on balancing sports, unprecedented success and family support

Portlaoise's Ciara Byrne was named LaoisToday/Property Partners Buggy ‘Sports Star(s) of the Month’ for January yesterday. The award honours outstanding individuals in local sport on...

Portlaoise boxer TJ Doheny set to return to the ring in March

Portlaoise boxer TJ 'The Power' Doheny is set to return to the ring in March. The former super-bantamweight World Champion will be in action in...

Laois village set to bring back St Patrick’s Parade for first time in over...

In an era where a number of St Patrick's Day parades are being cancelled around the country - this Laois village is bringing theirs...

Electric Picnic organiser confirms big changes to 2020 festival following meeting with Laois Councillors

Big changes are on the way to how the Electric Picnic is run - that is the view of a number of Laois County...

WATCH: Drama in Portlaoise as Laois U-20s advance to Leinster semi final after penalty...

What a night that was! The Laois U-20 footballers have reached the Leinster semi final following a dramatic penalty shoout-out win over Westmeath in MW...

Laois hurling manager Brennan on harsh conditions his side faced in defeat to Clare

The Laois senior hurlers had to contend with Storm Dennis, an Orange weather warning and hailstones in Ennis on Sunday as they were defeated...

Manager Quirke bemoans ‘really poor’ performance as Laois lose to Cavan

Laois senior football manager Mike Quirke was very disappointed with the manner of his side's defeat against Cavan on Sunday. This was Laois's first league...

BREAKING: St Patrick’s Day Parade CANCELLED in Portlaoise

The St Patrick's Day parade in Portlaoise has been cancelled by organizers. Citing 'numerous obstacles', PRO Paul Downey has released a statement on behalf of...

Laois man set to appear on latest series of RTE’s Winning Streak

The popular RTE gameshow Winning Streak will have another Laois person on our TV screens this weekend. Mountmellick native Brendan Lynch will become the second...

What you need to know as the Laois U-20 footballers take on Westmeath in...

After a two-day delay, the Laois U-20 footballers are set to face Westmeath this evening in the quarter final of the Leinster championship this...

Basketball star Ciara Byrne named as LaoisToday/Property Partners Buggy Sports Star of the Month...

Portlaoise Panthers and Scoil Chriost Ri basketballer Ciara Byrne is the worthy recipient of ‘Sports Star(s) of the Month’ as she picked up her...

Two Laois girls represent Republic of Ireland U-17s against Iceland

The Republic of Ireland U-17 Women's team played two friendlies against Iceland over the weekend in Waterford. And two Laois women were in the thick...

Goals either side of half time cost Laois as Cavan end unbeaten run

Laois 1-6 Cavan 3-10 Allianz Football League Division 2 Two goals either side of half time saw Laois's unbeaten start to Division 2 ended by Cavan...

BREAKING: Laois U-20 Leinster clash against Westmeath called off due to Storm Dennis

The Laois U-20s Leinster quarter final clash against Westmeath has been called off. With the ground in MW Hire O’Moore Park filling up, the referee...

Laois hurling team named for league clash against Clare

The Laois senior hurling team to play Clare in Sunday’s Allianz League Division 1 game in Ennis shows three changes from the side beaten...

No Barry or O’Flynn as Laois U-20 team named for Leinster clash with Westmeath

Laois U-20 manager Eddie Kinsella has named his starting 15 for tomorrow's Leinster quarter final against Westmeath - but it does not include senior...

Cahir Healy on multiple knee injuries, weekly schedule and his love of Laois

"I'd be letting down the ten-year-old if I quit now" - that's how Cahir Healy views his decision to return to inter-county football at...

Labour’s Noel Tuohy calls on elected TDs to honour promises on Portlaoise Hospital

Labour Cllr Noel Tuohy has called on those who won election in Laois-Offaly at the General Election to honour the promises they made in...

In Pictures: Much loved Knockbeg College caretaker retires

Friday, January 31, marked the end of an era for Knockbeg College, as friends and family of Tony Monaghan gathered in The Lord Bagenal...

Laois priest hits out at Pope Francis U-turn on ordaining married men

Laois priest Fr Paddy Byrne has hit out over Pope Francis' decision to do a U-turn on previous plans to allow married men in...

Two Laois winners at IMRO Live Music Venue of the Year Awards

The Irish Music Rights Organisation (IMRO) hosted the IMRO Live Music Venue of the Year Awards last night and there were two winners. Now in...

In Pictures: Portarlington swimmer Shane Ryan honoured with Civic Reception

Portarlington swimmer Shane Ryan was honoured with a Civic Reception by Laois County Council recently. Ryan enjoyed a remarkable end to 2019 as he competed...

Laois athletes shine at All-Ireland Juvenile Grade B Cross County

Avondale House, Rathdrum Co. Wicklow was the venue on Saturday 8th for the All-Ireland Grade B. This event brings the curtain down on the 2019...

Fianna Fail’s Flanagan vows to fight on after failing to win General Election seat

Fianna Fail General Election candidate Pauline Flanagan says that she will continue to fight for the things she is passionate about after failing to...

Gardai announce eight new speed van zones are coming to Laois

Gardai have announced that they are creating eight new zones where speed vans will be situated in Laois - starting on Monday February 17...

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