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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.
John Smith - a participant in the Open Mic event at Dunamaise Arts Centre , Portlaoise during the Leaves Literary Festival

Open Mic event for the Laois Bealtaine Festival

As part of the Laois Bealtaine Festival 2017 the Arts Office, Laois County Council in partnership with the Dunamaise Arts Centre will present an...
The Laois U-17 Celtic Challenge panel has been named

Laois U-17 Celtic Challenge hurling panel named

Rathdowney-Errill lead the way with nine players on the Laois U-17 Celtic Challenge panel. The squad, confirmed last week before a first round loss to...
Gardaí are investigating a number of incidences of rocks being thrown through windows

Two men arrested after breaking into cars in Portlaoise

Gardaí have arrested two men after a number of cars were broken into in Portlaoise last night. The incident took place overnight in the Rathevan estate...
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to a hit and run

Gardai on the scene at crash near Rock of Dunamase

Gardaí are on the scene this morning following an accident near the Rock of Dunamase. A two car collision took place at some stage this...

Clonaslee St Manman’s issue statement following abandonment of U-16 game

Clonaslee St Manman's have issued a statement following a recent U-16 hurling game involving themselves and Rosenallis which was abandoned. The game was stopped after...
Laois minor Diarmuid Whelan, pictured here, has been nominated for minor player of the week

Laois minor footballer nominated for Player of the Week award

Laois minor footballer Diarmuid Whelan has been shortlisted for the Electric Ireland Player of the Week award. The Ballyroan-Abbey ace kicked four points, including the winner,...
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses after all the damage to cars

Appeal for information after house broken into Portlaoise

Gardaí are appealing for information after a house in Portlaoise was broken into last night. The rear patio door was smashed in the property and...
Britain's Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, will be in Kilkenny today

Fancy meeting some Royalty? Two of them will be nearby tomorrow

Have you ever fancied meeting some of the British Royal family? Well, tomorrow could be your lucky day as two of them will be...
Members of the Laois Liverpool Supporters Club

Laois Liverpool Supporters Club take part in international soccer tournament

The Laois Liverpool Supporters Club took part in the OLSC 5-a-side tournament at the Liverpool Academy in Kirkby on Friday morning. The team, managed by Alan...
The Scoil Chríost Rí team who won the All-Ireland U-15 basketball title today

All-Ireland basketball glory for Scoil Chríost Rí

Scoil Chríost Rí 48 Presentation Castleisland 33 Schools All-Ireland U-15 'A' Final Scoil Chríost Rí avenged their U-16 All-Ireland final defeat against Presentation Castleisland two months'...
Alligator heads among items seized by customs in Portlaoise

Alligator heads and live bees among items seized by customs in Laois in 2016

Eight alligator heads and an active bird nest from China were among a number of bizarre items seized by Customs at An Post’s mail...
Tara Buggie celebrates as NUIG are crowned All-Ireland champions under her captaincy

Meet the Laois girl who captained Galway women’s rugby team to unprecedented success

Tara Buggie only took up rugby in 2014 but the Portlaoise woman has had a truly remarkable rise through the game. Having began playing with...

In Pictures: Killeen Engineering crowned Laois Business of the Year

Killeen Civil Engineering, a family-run civil engineering company based in Portlaoise, have been crowned Laois Business of the Year. Laois County Council, in association with...
Portlaoise who defeated Rathdowney in the Under 21 A H.C. Final at Rathdowney

Remember the Game: 2000 U-21 hurling win for Portlaoise

Portlaoise 1-13 Rathdowney 0-7 U-21 Hurling Championship Final 2000 The turn of the century was something of a golden era for hurling in the Town. Following on...

Timahoe student newspaper wins regional award for Timahoe NS

A newspaper created by the 6th class pupils in Timahoe NS has won a regional award at the Our World Irish Aid Programme. The awards,...
Twins Daniel and Ciarán Comerford are set to appear for Laois teams for the fifth consecutive weekend

Are these Laois twins the busiest in all the country?

Ciarán and Daniel Comerford are set to be in championship action for the fifth consecutive weekend on Saturday. The dual stars are integral parts of...
Alan Kinsella will once again captain the Laois minors in their crunch clash with Meath

One change to Laois minor football team for Meath clash

Laois manager Noel Delaney has made one change to the Laois minor team for the crunch Leinster Qualifier clash with Meath tomorrow afternoon. St Joseph's...
The Laois Under 21 squad before the Cadbury All-Ireland U21 Football Final against Cork

Looking back: This day 10 years ago the Laois U-21s lost an All Ireland...

Where did the time go? This day 10 years ago the Laois U-21 footballers were beaten in the All-Ireland final by Cork. It's one of the...
Portlaoise AFC are now just one win away from claiming the title

Portlaoise AFC win again to keep title dreams alive

Portlaoise 1 Kilnamanagh AFC 0 Leinster Senior League 1B Paul Cahillane’s strike midway through the second half was enough to keep Portlaoise AFC’s title ambitions well...
We're in O'Moore Park to bring you the action live

Laois GAA decline to comment after reports hurling and football coaches axed

Laois GAA Chairman Gerry Kavanagh says the County Board will not be commenting on reports that hurling and football coaches have been axed as...
St Joseph’s Girls’ NS, Mountmellick are one of the Laois schools who will benefit

Six Laois schools to undergo major improvements due to Government funding

Laois TD and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan has confirmed that six local schools will undergo major improvement works over the...
Donie Kingston has emerged as an injry doubt for Laois's Leinster championship clash with Longford

Injury worry over key players for Laois senior footballers

Laois manager Peter Creedon is sweating over the fitness of key players less than three weeks' before his side's Leinster championship opener. Donie Kingston, Pádraig...
Paddy Purcell was in action today for Laois against Wexford

Laois hurler named GAA player of the week

Brought to you in association with Hanlon Woodcraft. Laois senior hurler Paddy Purcell has been voted as the GAA's player of the week. The Rathdowney-Errill midfielder...
Ger Dunne's Portlaoise AFC need a favour from Ballyfermot tonight

Portlaoise AFC just two wins away from the title

Portlaoise AFC are just two wins away from lifting the Leinster Senior League Division 1B title and they know that a win tonight will...
Ballyfin AC with Sherry Fitzgerald Hyland and the Deadmans Inn team

Big crowd anticipated for fifth Deadman’s Dash

The 5th running of The Deadman’s Dash 7k Road Race will take place on Sunday at 12.15pm, starting and finishing at The Deadman’s Inn...
Sean Masterson, pictured with his dad and older brother Eoghan, who has been named in the Ireland squad

Former Portlaoise Rugby star named Connacht U-19 player of the year

Seán Masterson has been named the Connacht Rugby U-19 player of the year. The former Portlaoise Rugby man, who also represented Park-Ratheniska at juvenile level,...
Kate McDonald, left, is the latest feature of our My Club & I

My Club and I: Kate McDonald (Ballyroan, Abbeyleix & District AC)

After a brief sabbatical, our My Club & I section makes a return this week with Kate McDonald from Ballyroan, Abbeyleix & District Atheltics...

Portlaoise U-16s fall short in Leinster rugby decider

Navan 20 Portlaoise 13 Leinster U-16 final Portlaoise U-16s travelled to Donnybrook on Bank Holiday Monday to take on a much vaunted Navan team in the...
Deputy Brian Stanley

Laois bottom of list for IDA jobs once again, says Sinn Fein TD 

Brian Stanley says that Laois was once again at the bottom of the list for net new jobs created by the IDA during the...
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to a hit and run

Gardaí dealing with a crash near Rathdowney

Gardaí are asking the public to find an alternative route following a crash outside of Rathdowney this morning. The single car collision took place on...

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