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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.
Congratulations to Maeve and Sarah who have been awarded scholarships

Laois duo awarded Leinster LGFA third level scholarships

Two young ladies Gaelic footballers from Laois have received scholarships. The pair are two of just four girls who were selected for the accolade by Leinster...

Block buster St Patrick’s Day parade planned for Mountrath

Mountrath will be alive with Irish legends this St Patrick’s Day as Tir Na Og, the Irish Rugby team and even Mrs Brown are...

Multi million euro urban regeneration plan secured for Portlaoise

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan says the new Project Ireland 2040 plan is good news for Portlaoise. The Laois TD says there will be a...
11,500 people commute to work from Laois every day

Enterprise Ireland and IDA set to visit Laois today

Members of Enterprise Ireland and the Industrial Development Authority are due in Laois today. Martin Shanahan and Julie Sinnamon are meeting with local TDs and...

17 clubs represented as Laois minor football panel for 2018 confirmed

Laois minor football manager Donncha Phelan has named a 35-player panel for the season ahead. A total of 16 clubs are represented and Portarlington lead...
Lots of Laois lads set for college action this weekend

Host of Laois players set for College football finals this weekend

The college football season will come to an end this weekend and there will be considerable Laois interest in a number of games. The showpiece...

€200,000 in funding granted for works on ‘fatal’ Portarlington road

There is good news for residents living near Kilmullan in Portarlington as substantial funding has been allocated to improve a road which has been...
All the main speakers from the recent Brexit event

In Pictures: Big crowd at Brexit forum in Laois hotel

There was a star-studded line up and a whole hosts of guests at a Brexit forum held in the Heritage Hotel in Killenard recently. The speakers...

Calls for ‘disgraceful’ illegal dumping in Laois bogs to end

Laois County Council have been called to seek funding from the Department of the Environment to combat 'disgraceful' dumping in Laois bogs. Cllr John King...

Night time dog fouling a ‘major problem’

"Whatever sort of dogs we have in Rathdowney, they seem to do their fouling between 10pm at night and 1am in the morning," a...

Clubs called to send players for upcoming hurling and football trials

Laois GAA are calling on clubs to put forward players for trials for squads for the coming year. Trials for the U-16 hurling panel will...

Road users urged to exercise caution following overnight snow

Motorists in Laois are being asked to slow down this morning. Some overnight snowfall has left some roads slippy and caution is advised. The AA say...
Stephen Attride, Sinead Delaney, Brian Stapleton, John Maye and Chris Conway present John Behan, centre, with a book of photos and memories from his time in Knockbeg

In Pictures: Great turnout as Knockbeg teacher officially retires

The Knockbeg Army were out in force last week as one of their longest serving teachers retired. English teacher Mr John Behan walked out of...

Clonaslee man gearing up for League of Ireland campaign with Waterford FC

Niall Corbet was named League of Ireland First Division goalkeeper of the year in 2017. The Clonaslee native, 23, was between the sticks for UCD...
Evan O'Carroll and Eoin Lowry were on fire as UCD reached the Sigerson Cup semi final

Laois duo help UCD to Sigerson Cup final after double extra time

University College Dublin 0-18 University Ulster Jordanstown 1-13 (After double extra time) Higher Education Sigerson Cup Semi Final It took over 90 minutes in the pouring...
John O'Loughlin is set to return this weekend along with a few more familiar faces

Manager Sugrue hails 100 appearance man O’Loughlin

The Laois senior footballers are doing what they need to do in Division 4 - win their matches. Saturday's defeat of Waterford made it three...

Over 200 new prison officers set to be hired

The Irish Prison Service intends to recruit up to 250 Recruit Prison Officers in 2018. This means that prisons like the ones in Portlaoise will...
Laois GAA is full of wonderful nicknames and here is an updated list of them

Wins for Stradbally, Timahoe, Graiguecullen and Courtwood as Kelly Cup begins

The local GAA pre-season officially got underway this weekend with a host of football matches taking place across the county. Five were played in total...
The Laois Ladies senior footballer championship has been delayed following an appeal

Laois Ladies suffer third Division 2 defeat on the spin

Laois 2-5 Waterford 4-10 Ladies National Football League Division 2 Round 3 The Laois Ladies difficult start to the 2018 season continued today as they went...

Bad weather virtually wipes out local soccer fixtures

It rained, sleeted and snowed this weekend and that took its toll on the local soccer scene with a number of games cancelled. 10 CCFL...
There was disappointment for Alison Miller and the Ireland ladies rugby team this evening

Laois rugby star Miller stretchered off in Ireland match

There were distressing scenes in Donnybrook as Ireland rugby star Alison Miller was stretchered off after just a couple of minutes. The Laois woman was...
The Silver Surfer Awards are open

Tech-savvy older Laois people called to enter awards competition

Age Action and open eir are encouraging people across County Laois to enter the 2018 open eir Silver Surfer Awards. Now in its ninth year,...
We're live blogging all the action from across the county tonight

LIVE BLOG: Laois v Waterford in National Football League

Brought to you in association with Joe Mallon Motors Portlaoise   It's Round 3 of the National Football League and Laois are looking to make it three...

In Pictures: Knockbeg turns orange for mental health awareness

The sun shone brightly of Friday as Knockbeg College turned orange for mental health awareness. They were just one of a number of secondary schools...

Transmitter to headline teenage disco for Portlaoise Rugby Club

Portlaoise Rugby Club are holding a teenage disco to raise funds. And the club have booked one of the most popular bands in the midlands...
The Timahoe NS Panto went down a treat last week

In Pictures: Plenty of ‘Wonder’ at the Timahoe NS Panto

A sold out Timahoe Hall was the venue on Wednesday and Thursday night as the Timahoe NS Panto took place. The panto, called 'Alice in...
Gerry McGill,. Larry Keenan and Liam Brophy have been put forward as selectors for the Laois U-20 team

Three selectors put forward for Laois U-20 football team

Three selectors have been chosen to form a management team for the Laois U-20 footballers. Billy O'Loughlin was ratified as Laois U-20 football manager at...

Laois TD reveals ‘New Year’s Resolution’ led him to Twitter

A Laois TD has joined Twitter following a 'New Year's Resolution'. While Fine Gael's Charlie Flanagan and Sinn Fein's Brian Stanley have been there since...
Enda Fingleton is the feature of our My Club & I segment this weekend

My Club and I: Enda Fingleton (Portlaoise Rugby Club)

Portlaoise Rugby Club are going through something of a renaissance at the moment. Paul Brady's men endured a miserable start to the 2017-2018 but have...
Deaths in Laois

Deaths in Laois – Friday, February 9, 2018

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Maura Ryan Newtownperry, Rathdowney, Laois On February 7, 2018, peacefully, in the wonderful care...