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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.

Laois dog owner fears beloved pet may have been stolen

A Laois dog owner fears that his beloved pet of 10 years may have been stolen. Portarlington native David Maher's dog Rex went missing from...

Draws made for Midlands Park Hotel Laois GAA juvenile hurling and football championships

The draws for the Laois GAA juvenile hurling and football championships were made in the Midlands Park Hotel last night. The draws were officiated by...

Laois mam to travel to Spain for long-awaited hip operation – and she’s encouraging...

Laois woman Tess Farrell has been in a mountain of pain for the last number of years. The Portlaoise mother of five has seen her...

GAA outline protocol for clubs on how to deal with a case of Coronavrius

GAA clubs across the country and in Laois have recommenced full contact training in recent weeks. Challenge matches resumed from Monday and competitive action is...

Calls for people to help the 800 suffering with dementia in Laois

A call has been made for people in Laois to reach out and help the 800 living with dementia in the county. Dr Suzanne Timmons,...

Coronavirus: Three new deaths and six new cases as number of people who contracted...

1,738 people have now died from Coronavirus in Ireland – with three new deaths reported today. While there has been a total of six new...

Laois County Council announce temporary closure of Main Street in Portlaoise

Laois County Council have announced that Main Street in Portlaoise will be closed to traffic from July 2 to August 30. Vehicles will not be...

WATCH: Class footage of one of Laois’s greatest ever defenders

This is class. After previously producing videos on Ross Munnelly and Beano McDonald - the very talented Kilkenny-based sports photographer Maurice Walsh is back with...

TD welcomes opening of new Post Office premises in Laois town

A Laois TD has welcomed the officially opening of a new post office premises in Rathdowney as 'good news'. Fianna Fail deputy Sean Fleming says...

Laois teenager asks for support of people with arthritis through 30 in 30 fundraiser

A Ballinakill teenager living with arthritis is asking people to support Arthritis Ireland. Kaitlin Fenelon has completed the charity’s 30 in 30 fundraiser to generate...

Laois hurler calls for GAA to change championship structures for this year

A Laois hurler has called on the GAA to change its stance on returning to competitive games this month. Rosenallis and Laois midfielder John Lennon...

Laois man steps down from role as Roscommon hurling manager

Roscommon GAA has announced that Ciarán Comerford has stepped down from his position as senior hurling team manager. The Laois man was in his final...

Survey shows average Laois house prices rise 1.5% in past year

The price of the average three-bed semi in Laois rose by 1.5% to €198,000 in the past year according to a national survey carried...

This day last year: Wild celebrations as Laois hurlers claim Joe McDonagh Cup glory

This day 12 months ago, Laois fans were in the midst of joyous celebrations. The Laois hurlers defeated Westmeath to claim the Joe McDonagh Cup...

Coronavirus: One new death and 11 new cases as people asked to cancel summer...

1,736 people have now died from Coronavirus in Ireland – with one new death reported today. While there has been a total of 11 new...

Revised draws made for Leinster U-20 hurling, minor football and minor hurling championships

The draws for the revised Leinster U-20 hurling, minor football and hurling championships have been made this evening. Both of the minor teams could have...

Laois County Councillor calls for a commercial airport to be constructed in Laois

A Laois County Councillor has suggested that a commercial airport should be constructed in Laois. Fine Gael Councillor Aisling Moran says that Laois is ideally...

‘Disappointed’ and ‘belittled’ – Laois minor ladies football player calls for Leinster championship to...

The vice-captain of the Laois Ladies minor football team has called for the Leinster championship to be reinstated. Timahoe Ladies footballer Sarah Larkin says that...

Laois teacher sets up Instagram account to help students with career paths CAO deadline...

A Laois primary school teacher has set up an Instagram page to help students with their career paths. Laura Phelan, from Castletown, who recently qualified...

Coronavirus: No new deaths and 24 new cases as fears over international travel grow

1,730 people have now died from Coronavirus in Ireland – with no new deaths reported today. While there has been a total of 24 new...

New Cathaoirleach elected to lead Laois County Council for the next 12 months

Catherine Fitzgerald has been elected as the new Cathaoirleach of Laois County Council. The Fianna Fáil councillor was elected at today’s monthly meeting of the...

‘Portlaoise Leisure Centre will not be privatised’ hears Laois County Council meeting

Laois County Council have confirmed that Portlaoise Leisure Centre will not be privatised. Chief Executive John Mulholland told this morning’s monthly meeting of elected members...
Mountmellick was under siege from floods this week

Funding sought for pump for Laois town badly hit by flooding in the past

Funding has been sought to purchase a pump in a Laois town that has been badly hit by flooding in the past. Mountmellick was left...

Donohers confirm ‘terrible news’ that little Dan will not be going to America for...

The ‘Do It For Dan’ committee has today confirmed the difficult news that unfortunately little Dan Donoher will not be making the trip to...

11 new social houses set to be completed in Laois village by end of...

11 new social houses are set to be completed by the end of the year in Borris-In-Ossory. So says Laois County Council Housing Officer Nicola...

Local TD says students are still waiting to receive accommodation refunds

Independent TD for Laois Offaly Carol Nolan has said that third level students and their families are still finding it extremely difficult to access...

Laois people encouraged to get in the saddle for sick kids with ‘Tour De...

Temple Street Foundation and CMRF Crumlin, which are both part of the Children’s Health Foundation family, are inviting everyone in Laois and across the...

Calls to upgrade ‘the worst footpaths in Laois’

A Laois County Councillor is calling for work to be carried out to upgrade what he called 'the worst footpaths' in the county. Fine Gael...

Laois signposts ending up in the Canary Islands and pubs in New York

Signposts of places in Laois have ended up in the Canary Islands and pubs in New York - so say two Laois County Councillors. Independent...

BREAKING: Ireland set to get new government as Fine Gael, Fianna Fail and Green...

139 days after the country went to the polls to vote in the General Election - it finally looks like we will have a...