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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.
Portlaoise Schools Cycle Bus

In Pictures: Portlaoise primary school students swap grid lock for a bike lock with...

Do you get stuck in morning traffic, including the school run? What are the options!? Cork, Limerick, Clontarf and Galway to name a few have...
Gaelscoil Thromaire

Safety measures planned as brand new Laois primary school set to officially open in...

The students of a Laois primary school are set to move into their brand new building in the coming weeks. Gaelscoil Thromaire has existed in...

Out of control youths trespassing at Laois sports club and calling those who confront...

A group of youths who are trespassing on the grounds of a Laois sports club are recording those who confront them on mobile phones...
Farm Forestry

Laois farm forestry sector ‘needs immediate solution to licence backlog’

Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley says that the crisis in the forestry and timber industry cannot be allowed to continue any longer. Last Friday, Deputy...

In Pictures: Culture Night in Laois a huge success with events across the county

Laois Culture Night 2021 was a huge success with a packed programme of 15 events online and offline happening on Friday September 17 all...
colaiste iosagain portarlington

Big breakthrough as new school for Coláiste Íosagáin in Portarlington moves to planning permission...

The long-running battle to get a new school for Coláiste Íosagáin in Portarlington took a significant step forward today with the news that the...
Portlaoise Comhaltas

Portlaoise Comhaltas branch announce plans to bring the music back

After months and months of Covid-19 shut down - the music is coming back. The Portlaoise Comhaltas branch have announced that activities and classes for...
Alcohol

‘Absolute lunacy’ – Laois Joint Policing Committee hit out at proposal to extend opening...

'A ridiculous proposal - it is absolute lunacy' - this was how the proposal to extend the opening hours of pubs and nightclubs to...
Emily Corbet and Della Doherty

Laois duo feature as Republic of Ireland Women complete U-19 European tournament

The Republic of Ireland U-19 Women's team completed their European tournament last night - with two Laois players featuring. Over the course of five days,...
The Harps Feile Champions 2021

Deadly Duggan does it again as The Harps add Feile title to championship success

The Harps 5-14 Mountrath 0-3 Laois Feile Hurling Final Justin Duggan was the star of the show once again as The Harps added a Feile title...

Laois TD hits out at HSE CEO response following ambulance no show in Laois

A Laois TD has branded HSE CEO Paul Reid's comments over the ambulance service in Laois as 'dismissive'. Last weekend, a young Laois boy was...
Portlaoise RFC ladies who defeated Naas on Sunday to advance to the Paul Cusack Cup final

Fantastic Portlaoise Ladies team defeat Naas to reach Paul Cusack Cup final

Portlaoise Ladies RFC 8 Naas 5  Paul Cusack Cup Semi Final  Portlaoise RFC Women’s team travelled to Forenaughts in high spirits on Sunday morning to take...
Greg O'Shea Laois

Rock of Dunamase, Glenbarrow, The Pantry, fishing and mountain biking – Love Island winner...

Greg O'Shea has had the most interesting few years. From playing rugby with Munster to winning Love Island and then going to the Olympics with...
Laois Integration Strategy Launch 2019

Five Laois projects selected to share in €500,000 Community Integration Funding

Five Laois projects have been selected to receive a total of €22,290 as part of the Community Integration Funding. Through this Fund, a total of...
Laois GAA

Draws made for Laois SFC Round 3 and Relegation semi finals plus IFC Quarter...

The draws for the upcoming rounds of the Laois football championships have been made. At half time in the penultimate Laois SFC Round 3, the...

Clinicial Graiguecullen put Stradbally to the sword to march into the last eight

Graiguecullen 1-11 Stradbally 0-6 Laois Senior Football Championship Round 2 winners section Defeated 2020 finalists Graiguecullen are safely through to the last eight of the SFC...

Barry and Finlay do the trick again as O’Dempsey’s defeat Rosenallis to reach quarter...

O'Dempsey's 0-18 Rosenallis 1-12 Laois Senior Football Championship Round 2 Winner's Section  Mark Barry and Matthew Finlay scored 11 points between them as O'Dempsey's saw off...

LIVE BLOG: Follow all the action from the final Round 2 SFC games and...

After the drama of the last three days, the action continues in the Laois SFC in O’Moore Park this evening with two more games...

Irish Water appeals to people in Mountmellick to conserve water as reservoir levels drop...

Irish Water in partnership with Laois County Council is appealing to the public in Mountmellick town and surrounding areas to conserve water where possible...
LaoisToday Live Blog

LIVE BLOG: Follow all of the action from Sunday’s first double header of Laois...

After the drama of the last three days, the action continues in the Laois SFC in O'Moore Park today with four more games down...
Jobs in Laois

All the recent job vacancies as advertised on LaoisToday

There are a number of jobs in Laois being advertised on LaoisToday at the moment. Below we have listed all of the roles advertised on...

LIVE BLOG: Follow all the action from tonight’s Round 2 SFC and IFC games

It is an extremely busy Saturday on the Laois GAA front with no fewer than 14 significant games down for decision. We have two SFC...

Easy for Mountmellick as they thump O’Dempsey’s to reach IFC semi final

Mountmellick 6-23 O’Dempsey’s 2-8 Laois Intermediate Football Championship Mountmellick have joined Park-Ratheniska in the IFC semi finals following a routine 27 point win over O'Dempsey's in...
Heywood CS Leaving Cert Results

In Pictures: Heywood Community School celebrate stunning 2021 Leaving Cert results

Heywood Community School recently celebrated their students who received brilliant results in the 2021 Leaving Cert. Spink's Mark Kehoe achieved the maximum 625 while Abbeyleix's...

Previewing Saturday’s Laois GAA action with 14 games down for decision

It is an extremely busy Saturday on the Laois GAA front with no fewer than 14 significant games down for decision. We have two SFC...
U-20 Championship

Laois GAA unveil plans to play first U-20 football and hurling championship since 2019

Laois GAA has confirmed that they intend to run U-20 football and hurling championships this year. The last U-20 championships were played back in 2019...

Extra man the difference as Portlaoise strike late to see off 14-man Ballyfin

Ballyfin 2-8 Portlaoise 2-10 Laois Senior Football Championship Portlaoise are through to Round 3 of the SFC after they survived an almighty scare against neighbours Ballyfin. They...

LIVE BLOG: Follow all the action from Friday’s SFC Round 2 clash between Portlaoise

It is do or die for these two tonight as whoever loses will be out of the 2021 championship and join Ballylinan in the...
Pictured at the Embrace Farm Accident Survivors Conference in Portlaoise-on November 25 were Francie O’Gorman, Ballinakill, Chairman Laois IFA, James Healy, National President of Macra Na Feirme, Emma Birchall, Queen of the Land with Brian and Norma Rohan, Mountrath, Co. Laois, founders of Embrace Farm

Laois social enterprises urged to apply for share of €500,000 fund

A new €500,000 initiative designed to raise awareness of the positive role played by Social Enterprises has been launched. This scheme will provide grants to...

Laois GAA launch competition to design new county jersey for 2022

Laois GAA has announced details of a competition to design a new county jersey. In association with O'Neill's, they are running a competition in partnership...