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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.

BREAKING: 212 new cases of Coronavirus cases in Ireland as deaths on the island...

A total of 212 new cases of Coronavirus have been diagnosed in Ireland today. This is an increase on the 3,235 cases from yesterday and...

Laois County Council launch Community Support Covid-19 free helpline

Laois County Council have launched a new Community Support helpline to help people during the Covid-19 pandemic. This helpline will operate seven days per week...

Laois-Offaly General Election 2020 candidate in the hunt for Seanad seat after 15 counts

The Seanad elections are ongoing at the moment and the counts for the different electoral districts are underway. A total of 43 senators will be...

BREAKING: Coronavirus cases in Ireland go above 3,000 and 17 more deaths

A total of 325 new cases of Coronavirus have been diagnosed in Ireland today. This is an increase on the 2,910 cases from yesterday and...

Laois Abroad: Teacher and pub owner in South Korea on how Coronavirus has changed...

The Coronavirus or Covid-19 has well and truly spread across the globe now. After originally breaking out in China, in Wuhan to be exact, it...

LISTEN: Young Laois woman records stunning rendition of ‘The Parting Glass’

This is absolutely stunning. A young Laois woman has recorded her own version of a classic song. Mags Oxley from Timahoe put up her recording online,...

Laois parish launches weekly online lunchtime concert

This is a brilliant idea and it starts today. The Coronavirus has changed life as we know it and one Laois parish is certainly moving...

BREAKING: 295 new cases of Coronavirus in Ireland and eight more deaths

A total 295 of new cases of Coronavirus have been diagnosed in Ireland today. This is an increase on the 2,615 cases from yesterday and...

Laois GAA referee’s song in aid of ‘Do It For Dan’ storms into the...

A Laois GAA referee who released a song last week in aid of little Dan Donoher has seen his single storm into the latest...

In Pictures: Portlaoise Hospital triple number of ICU beds as Coronavirus pandemic continues

Portlaoise Hospital has trebled the amount of beds it has in their Intensive Care Unit as staff and management brace themselves to deliver critical...

Laois school launch online well-being week for students

Dunamase College, a multidenominational, bilingual secondary school in Portlaoise, is launching an online well-being week from today to support students who cannot come to...

Midlands Science provides fun at home with new initiative

Midlands Science, which provides activities and events in the midlands all year round, is continuing to provide a range of engaging activities online via...

BREAKING: 200 new cases of Coronavirus in Ireland and 10 more deaths

A total 200 of new cases of Coronavirus have been diagnosed in Ireland today. This is an increase on the 2,415 cases from yesterday and...

WATCH: Young Laois girl remixes Gavin James hit in tribute to nurses, doctors and...

A young Laois girl has remixed the words to Irish singer Gavin James' hit song 'Nervous' and turned it into a beautiful tribute to...
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WATCH: Young Laois man opens up about his battle with addiction, suicide, depression and...

This is an incredibly brave and deeply selfless thing to do. A young Portlaoise man has opened up about his own struggles with addiction, depression...

BREAKING: 294 new cases of Coronavirus in Ireland and 14 more deaths

A total 294 new cases of Coronavirus have been diagnosed in Ireland today. This is slightly down from the 302 from last night. But it...

BREAKING: Taoiseach instructs everyone to stay at home for the next two weeks

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has announced a number of new measures this evening in a bid to curb the spread of Coronavirus. 302 new cases of...

BREAKING: Cases of Coronavirus in Ireland go above 2,000 and three more deaths

In a continuation of the now nightly upward trend, 302 new cases of Coronavirus have been diagnosed in Ireland today. This is an increase on...

Doctor in Portlaoise Hospital explains what it is like working in the Coronavirus outbreak

A doctor working in Portlaoise Hospital has penned a powerful and emotional letter addressing what he says are some 'critically important' things about the...

‘Gaisce at Home’ encourages young people in Laois to get involved

Gaisce, The President’s Award, has launched ‘Gaisce at Home’/ ‘Gaisce sa Bhaile’. The campaign encourages young people in Laois, precisely as the country and the...

Deaths in Laois – Friday, March 27, 2020

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. William O'Brien St Brigids Place, Portlaoise, Laois O'Brien. William. St. Brigid's Place, Portlaoise, March...

BREAKING: 255 new cases of Coronavirus in Ireland and ten more deaths

In a continuation of the now nightly upward trend, 255 new cases of Coronavirus have been diagnosed in Ireland today. This is an increase on...

In Pictures: St Vincent de Paul Portlaoise hit out at ‘disgusting’ dumping at their...

St Vincent de Paul in Portlaoise have hit out at what they say is 'shocking' and 'disgusting' dumping that occurred at their premises overnight. All...

Marooned in Melbourne: Laois woman and boyfriend stuck Down Under after spending almost €5,000...

A Laois woman and her boyfriend have been left stranded in Australian following the outbreak of Coronavirus. Rathdowney woman Andrea Treacy and her Birr boyfriend...

Laois GAA clubs urged to shut gates after groups spotted ‘kicking around’ on pitches

All GAA clubs in Laois have been urged to ensure that access to their club grounds is shut off until April 19. On Tuesday, Taoiseach...

Mass during Coronavirus: An unusual and surreal experience

Mountmellick woman Sheelagh Coyle is an active member of her local Catholic Church.  St Joseph's Church in Mountmellick, like all churches in the country, now...

Are there any frogs in Laois? New survey seeks to find out

The all Ireland Hop To It Frog Survey was first launched in 1997 by the Irish Peatland Conservation Council (IPCC). The survey was a huge...

BREAKING: Biggest one day increase in new cases of Coronavirus in Ireland and...

In a continuation of the now nightly upward trend, 235 new cases of Coronavirus have been diagnosed in Ireland today. This is an increase on...

Laois woman who was among first to be tested in Tullamore Coronavirus facility explains...

A Laois woman who was among the first to be tested for Coronavirus in a new facility in Tullamore this morning, has told LaoisToday...

New testing regulations announced for Coronavirus in Ireland

Irish Medical Organisation and Irish College of GPs have announced big changes to the testing for Coronavirus. New rules have been introduced for Covid-19 testing...

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