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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.

Your guide to the Laois minor footballers Leinster championship semi final clash with Kildare

The Laois minor footballers take on Kildare in the Leinster championship semi final this evening. Here we guide you through what you need to know: When,...

In Pictures: Six Laois communities presented with life-saving defibrillators

The Laois Defibrillator Group, led by Mr. Peter Naughton, retired consultant and member of Laois Age Friendly Alliance, presented defibrillators and heated cabinets to...

TD receives positive update on redevelopment of Coláiste Íosagáin Portarlington

Fine Gael TD for Laois and Kildare South and Chairman of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party, Martin Heydon, has received an update from the...

No changes for Laois minor footballers ahead of Leinster semi final with Kildare

Laois minor football boss Donncha Phelan has named an unchanged team ahead of their Leinster semi final clash with Kildare in O'Moore Park on...

Major supermarket chain returning to Electric Picnic once again

This is great news! Ever find yourself midway through the Electric Picnic and realise you’ve forgotten something essential? Well we bring you news that will ease...

Laois GAA release Joe McDonagh ticket update while TG4 confirm live coverage

Brought to you in association with Paddy O’s Cereals We are just ten days away from the biggest hurling outing for Laois since 2005 as...

Deaths in Laois – Thursday, June 20, 2019

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Siobhán Power Quinagh, Ballinacarrig, Carlow / Laois Siobhán Power of Ballinacarrig, Quinagh and Clonagh,...
Laois got the lowest amount of funding from Tourism board

Rock of Dunamase under lockdown by Gardai and Defence Forces

The Rock of Dunamase, one of Laois's main tourist attractions, has been under lockdown for the last 24 hours. Members of an Garda siochana set...

Laois school set to hold 5km run to raise funds for sensory garden

A Laois primary school is holding a 5km fun run on Friday June 21 in order to raise funds for a sensory garden. Tobair an...

Legendary Laois hurler set to be inducted into the Leinster GAA Hall of Fame

Brought to you in association with Paddy O’s Cereals One of Laois's most famous hurlers is to be inducted into the Leinster GAA Hall of...
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WATCH: Paddy Power visit Laois trainer ahead of Royal Ascot race

A Laois trainer and his family will be hoping for glory at one of the most famous flat horse racing tracks in the world...

Larkin and Rafter goals take Portlaoise closer to Division 1A final

Portlaoise took a step closer to the Division 1A final following a three point win over Ballyroan-Abbey tonight. The Town now sit four points clear...

In Pictures: Huge Laois presence at annual DCU Alumni Awards

There was a huge Laois presence at the annual DCU Alumni Awards which took place on Friday, June 14, at the Helix on DCU’s...

Calls for strike action by health support staff in Portlaoise Hospital to be avoided

Fianna Fáil TD for Offaly, Barry Cowen, has called on the Minister for Health and Minister for Finance to work together and liaise with...

Laois people sought for new RTE dating show with your mammy and daddy

Pulling With My Parents, RTE's new show, sounds absolutely gas and they are looking for Laois people to take part. Do dating apps have you...

All of this week’s Laois GAA fixtures

Another bumper week ahead on the GAA fixture front with the Laois minor and senior footballers in action as well as the Laois camogie...

Deaths in Laois – Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Anne Courtney Arles, Ballickmoyler, Laois / Carlow Anne Courtney of Arles , Co Laois...

In Pictures: Wonderful atmosphere as Laois players meet supporters ahead of Joe McDonagh final

Brought to you in association with Paddy O’s Cereals There’s nothing like the build-up to a big game and O’Moore Park was a hive of...

In Pictures: Stars of ‘Into the West’ turn out for screenings in Portarlington

Stars of one of Ireland's most loved 90s movies turned out in force for two special screenings in Portarlington at the weekend. Ruadidhri Conroy, who...

In Pictures: Clough-Ballacolla make history by retaining All-Ireland Feile handball title

Laois GAA Handballers enjoyed a wonderful weekend of handball in the John West Féile na nGael this weekend in Cork venues. It was one of...

U2 frontman makes surprise appearance in Laois cafe

Well that is certainly something else. Hearts were sent fluttering in Durrow this afternoon as one of the world's most famous musicians dropped in for...

In Pictures: Laois Walks Festival gearing up for 18th year

The annual Laois Walks Festival will kick off on Monday the 1st of July with a walk around the picturesque Abbeyleix Killamuck Bog. Now in...

Chairmen and vice-chairs elected at first Council meetings of local areas

Three new chairmen and vice-chairpersons have been elected this morning as the three local areas of Laois County Council met for the first time...

Good news for Laois commuters as part of new motorway set to fully open...

This will be certainly be welcome news for the thousands of Laois commuters who make the daily trip to work between here and Dublin...

Xtra-Vision memories, Love Island’s Maura and Electric Picnic antics – it’s our Tweets of...

After a brief sabbatical, our Tweets of the Week are back. They are here and once again they do not disappoint: Do u ever just miss...

Deaths in Laois – Sunday, June 16, 2019

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Diarmuid Fogarty Knockiel, Rathdowney, Laois Diarmuid Fogarty, Knockiel, Rathdowney, Co. Laois. June 14th 2019....

Wins for Laois Masters, Arles-Killeen and all Saturday’s GAA results

It was a very busy day with county action in hurling, camogie and football along with a couple of domestic games. The Laois U-20s, senior...

Eight Talking Points as Laois hurlers maintain unbeaten record ahead of Joe McDonagh final

The Laois senior hurlers needed two late frees from youngster Eoin Gaughan to keep their unbeaten run in the Joe McDonagh Cup alive. They were...

Gaughan’s late free snatches draw for Laois against Westmeath but sides will meet again...

Laois 1-22 Westmeath 1-22 Joe McDonagh Cup Round 4 Laois and Westmeath played out a very entertaining draw in O'Moore Park this afternoon to set up...

LIVE BLOG: Follow all the action as Laois host Westmeath in Joe McDonagh Cup

The round robin phase of the Joe McDonagh Cup will conclude this afternoon in Portlaoise and Tralee. The Laois hurlers take on Westmeath in the final...

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