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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.
Gardai appealing for witnesses to the act of vandalism to contact them

Home heating oil stolen from house in Mountrath

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses after home heating oil was stolen from a private residence in Mountrath. The theft, which took place in Rushall area...
Are you the lucky winner? A big prize was won in Laois last night

Someone in Laois is €180,000 richer after playing the Lotto

One Laois person woke up €180,000 richer this morning following last nights' National Lottery Draw. A Quick Pick sold in SuperValu on the Abbeyleix Road...
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses after all the damage to cars

Gardaí seek witnesses after man viciously assaulted and robbed

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses after a man was beaten and robbed in Portlaoise last night. The man, aged in his early 20s, was attacked by...
Gardai are appealing for information after the Golf was stolen

Car stolen from well known Stradbally business

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses after a car was stolen from outside McKeon Stone in Stradbally yesterday afternoon. The VW black Golf car, registration plate...
The Cumann na mBunscol final fixtures are here

Laois Cumann na mBunscol announce new initiative

Laois Cumann na mBunscol have embarked on a new venture in an attempt to improve football and hurling in the county. For the first time,...
Liam Knowles starts at corner-back for the Laois U-21s tonight against Offaly

Laois footballers to face Louth in Leinster U-21 quarter final

Gary Kavanagh's Laois U-21 footballers will face Louth in the Leinster quarter final next Wednesday, March 8, after the Wee County got the better...
Scoil Chríost Rí pictured ahead of their U16 All-Ireland basketball final

All-Ireland final heartbreak for Scoil Chríost Rí

Scoil Chríost Rí 41 Presentation Castleisland 48 Schools League Final: U16 A Girls - Scoil Chriost Ri Portlaoise v Presentation Castleisland It was a case of...

Gardaí shut down cannabis grow house in Portarlington

Gardaí have arrested one man and sealed off a property in Portarlington following the discovery of a fully functional grow house yesterday evening. Gardaí carried...
Castletown celebrate after winning the SHC 'A' final at O'Moore Park. Picture: Alf Harvey/HRPhoto.ie

Two Kilkenny men to take charge of Castletown hurlers

Castletown have gone outside of the county to fill their outstanding management position. Gavin Nolan and Daire Connery, from Conahy Shamrocks in Kilkenny, have been...
Emo-Courtwood-The Rock are into the MFC final

Heywood lose out despite second half comeback

Heywood CS 3-9 Cnoc Mhuire Granard 3-15 Leinster U-14 'C' Football Championship Final Heywood CS lost out in the Leinster U-14 'C' football decider this afternoon...
Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Charlie Flanagan says new legislation will help the elderly in Laois

Flanagan: Older Laois people will have more money in their pockets

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade has insisted that older Laois people will benefit greatly from Fine Gael's new health legislation. Charlie Flanagan is...
Sinn Féin Cllr Caroline Dwane Stanley has a new role

Sinn Féin councillor elected chairperson of LOETB

Councillor Caroline Dwane Stanley has been elected as the chairperson of the Laois/Offaly Education and Training Board. Cllr. Dwane Stanley was elected Chairperson at this month’s...
The Laois Labour branch is planning for the next General Election

Laois Labour planning for next General Election

The Laois branch of the Labour Party are planning for the prospect of having to contest a General Election in the near future. Following a...
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to a hit and run

Gardai seize €150,000 worth of cannabis on Portlaoise motorway

A man was arrested yesterday afternoon after the car he was travelling in was stopped by gardaí and cannabis herb with an estimated street...

First Laois GAA Monster Draw takes places Friday night

Laois GAA people are being urged to make one last push to support their local club ahead of the first All County Clubs Members...
The Laois U-17 Celtic Challenge panel has been named

Clough-Ballacolla and Rathdowney-Errill lead the way on Laois U-14 panel

Clough-Ballacolla and Rathdowney-Errill have five players each on the Laois U-15 hurling panel which was announced this morning. In total there are 13 clubs represented...

Scoil Chríost Rí basketballers go in search of All-Ireland glory

Scoil Chríost Rí will look to capture yet another All-Ireland title tomorrow. This time it is the turn of the U-16 girls basketball team who...
The team pictured after their stage 2 interview in Mullingar

VIDEO: Coláiste Íosagáin students striving to win five calves in national competition

A team of Transition Year students from Coláiste Íosagáin in Portarlington are just one step away from winning five Irish Angus cross calves. Oisin O'Dea,...
Kevin Doogue manager of Laois ladies aiming to continue winning run

Doogue hoping Laois ladies can move into pole position

Laois ladies football manager Kevin Doogue is hoping his side can move top of Division 2 with a win over Sligo in Annanough on...
Laois captain Stephen Attride is in a race against time to be fit for Kildare

Attride: I plan to lead my Laois teammates by example

Stephen Attride admits that he didn’t expect to be named Laois senior football captain at the age of just 23 – but now that...

IT Carlow make final push for Fitzgibbon Cup glory

Always a popular destination for Laois 3rd level students, IT Carlow will strive for hurling history in Galway this weekend when they seek to win...
It's a wild one out there today

Yellow warning issued as Storm Doris batters the country

Met Eireann has issued a status yellow warning for Laois as Storm Doris continues to batter us today. The wind alert is valid until around...
Gardai are appealing for witnesses to the break in Mountrath Community School

Mountrath Community School broken into … AGAIN

Gardai are investigating after Mountrath Community School was broken into AGAIN yesterday afternoon. The robbers gained entry by smashing through the rear door around 4.30pm...
Goalkeeper Niall Corbet expecting a tough year with UCD

Clonaslee man hoping to win League of Ireland promotion with UCD

UCD goalkeeper Niall Corbet is gearing up for what he believes will be the toughest SSE Airtricity League of Ireland First Division to date. Free...
Gardai are seeking the public's help

Items worth €3,000 stolen from van in Portlaoise

Gardai are seeking the public’s assistance after a van was broken in to outside of the Portlaoise Leisure centre last night. The work van, a...

Laois Championship draws set to take place tonight

The 2017 Laois football and hurling Championship Draws will take place tonight in the Laois Shopping Centre from 7pm. With memories of Jody Dillon’s last...
Paul Lawlor will be hoping to fire and manage Emo back to the big time

Emo and Annanough look in house for new managers

Two of the contenders for the Laois Intermediate Football Championship have turned to long-serving players in a quest to return to the senior ranks. Recently-relegated...

Copper taken in spate of Laois robberies

Thieves have stolen copper piping in two separate robberies in Laois over the last few days. One robbery took place at a house in Rush...
Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Charlie Flanagan says new legislation will help the elderly in Laois

Flanagan to spend St Patrick’s Day in Italy

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Charlie Flanagan is off to the land of love on St Patrick’s Day. The Fine Gael TD will spend...
Kieran Leavy had plenty to say at the meeting in the county board office

Laois County Board member launches attack on other sports

A Laois GAA County Board member unleashed a blistering attack on other sports and told clubs to prepare for 'war' at last night's meeting. Laois's population...

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