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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.
Our Lady Queen of the Universe Church in Erril

Laois community to celebrate 50 years of their church by hosting a camino

In November, the 50th anniversary of the opening of Our Lady Queen of the Universe Church in Errill will take place. To mark this Jubilee...

In Pictures: New Meitheal team appointed and First Years begin at Laois secondary school

A Laois secondary school have appointed a new Meitheal team and welcomed a brand new batch of First Years in recent weeks. Five classes of...

Previewing Friday night’s Laois GAA action as SFC Round 2 continues

There are two more games down for decision tonight - one SFC match and a bizarre league re-fixture. Both games throw in at 7.30pm and...
Portlaoise Institute

Portlaoise Institute offering excellent progression options with huge range of courses

At Portlaoise Institute there is a huge variety of QQI Level 5 courses available each September. Their website www.portlaoiseinstitute.ie provides you with a flavour...

Clonaslee spring as surprise to knock-out Ballylinan and reach Round 3

Ballylinan 1-14 Clonaslee 1-16 Laois Senior Football Championship Round 2 Qualifier Clonaslee are through to Round 3 of the Laois SFC after they somehow managed to...

LIVE BLOG: Follow all the action from Thursday’s SFC and IFC Round 2 action

The Laois GAA action continues tonight with three more games down for decision. Round 2 of the top tier football competitions gets underway with games...
RTS Substation Group Ratheniska

Laois Councillor hits out at substation protest and throws support behind €500,000 community fund

A Laois County Councillor has hit out at a group who have been protesting over the proposed construction of a substation. The RTS Substation Action...
Sleaty Road Knockbeg

‘Death trap of a road’ leading to Laois secondary school to be assessed for...

A road that leads up to a Laois secondary school is to be assessed to examine possible safety measures after it was described as...
Tom Delaney Slieve Bloom

In Pictures: Emotional scenes as championship title dedicated to the late Tom Delaney

There were emotional scenes in the Centre of Excellence last night as Slieve Bloom's Junior B championship win was dedicated to one of their...
Laois GAA

Previewing all of Thursday night’s Laois GAA action with SFC and IFC Round 2...

The Laois GAA action continues tonight with two more games down for decision. Round 2 of the top tier football competitions gets underway with games...

Conroy and Power lead the way as Slieve Bloom topple dogged Stradbally for Junior...

Slieve Bloom 2-8 Stradbally 1-7 Laois Junior Football Championship ‘B’ Final Slieve Bloom are Laois Junior 'B' Football champions for 2021 following a four point win...
Laois County Council Housing

€800 million Credit Union fund to support the delivery of social and affordable housing

More social and affordable houses are on the cards following the establishment of the Credit Union Approved Housing Body Fund. The Fund, launched today, will...
Seamus Dunne, Crushmate, Alfie Cox, James Maloney, Enterprise Ireland

Laois company one of 14 winners at 2021 Enterprise Ireland Innovation Arena Awards

The winners of the 2021 Enterprise Ireland Innovation Arena Awards competition have been announced - and a Laois company features. 14 companies were selected for...
Kelly Hynes with art teacher Anne Kelly

Young Laois girl scoops big prize in Texaco Children’s Art Competition

A Laois student has won a top prize in this year’s 67th Texaco Children’s Art Competition. In the 6 years and under age category, Kelly...
Fiona O'Loughlin and Stephen Donnelly

Local senator calls for the establishment of safe access zones ‘to be expedited’

A local senator has called on the Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly to expedite the establishment of safe access zones around the locations of...

All square as Ballypickas as Abbeyleix share the spoils in junior hurling championship

Abbeyleix 0-18 Ballypickas 0-18 Laois JHC 'A' Round 2 Neighours Abbeyleix and Ballypickas played out an exciting draw in the second round of the Laois JHC...
Meningitis

HSE calls on parents to continue to vaccinate their children against preventable diseases

The HSE has called on parents to continue to protect their children from preventable diseases such as measles, whooping cough, meningitis and HPV amongst...
Portarlington station

Planning permission sought to refurbish and reconstruct derelict building at Laois train station

Planning permission has been submitted on behalf of Irish Rail to refurbish and reconstruct a derelict building at a Laois train station. Sinn Fein Councillor...
Della Doherty

Laois player selected for Republic of Ireland U-19 Women’s squad for European tournament

A Laois player has been selected on the Republic of Ireland U-19 Women's squad for a European tournament this week. Portarlington's Della Doherty is one...
Mack Fleetwood

In Pictures: Mack Fleetwood wow crowds in Laois with stunning performance

After more than 500 days of shut down, live music finally returned to Laois in the last few weeks. From August 27 to September 11,...
Leinster Rugby U-18s and Portlaoise RFC U-17s

Laois natives star in Leinster win over Munster while Portlaoise Rugby U-17s make winning...

Three Laois based rugby players starred as Leinster thrashed Munster to claim the U-18 Interprovincial title on Saturday. Portarlington RFC's Alannah Fitzpatrick, Portlaoise's Koren Dunne...
Talking Sport Podcast

Talking Sport Podcast: Looking back on all the weekend hurling action

It was another busy weekend of Laois GAA action as the local hurling championships once again went centre stage. The picture is becoming somewhat clearer...

Outrage as Laois teenager left stricken on soccer field as ambulance fails to arrive

A Laois teenager who sustained a serious injury in a soccer match at the weekend was left stricken on the field as an ambulance...
Ballinakill Cookery School

Up and Coming: Meet the Laois mammy who turned her passion for cooking into...

The pandemic has taken so much away – but it has brought out the very best in some young Laois people. Our new series ‘Up...
The You Programme

Gain a QQ1 Level 4 Qualification in Employment Skills with Youth Work Ireland Laois

Get Ready to get Going! Gain a QQI Level 4 Qualification in Employment Skills on The YOU Programme currently being offered by Youth Work Ireland...

Classy Conroy fires 16 points as Slieve Bloom defeat Ballyfin to blow Premier IHC...

Ballyfin 0-21 Slieve Bloom 2-18 Premier Intermediate Hurling Championship Group A Round 2 Ben Conroy was Slieve Bloom's hero as his 16 points enabled them to...
Graiguecullen Laois MFC 2021

Brilliant Byrne stars for Graigue while Kelly’s late goal crucial for Na Fianna Og...

Graiguecullen 0-18 Portlaoise 3-3  Laois Minor 'A' Football Championship Semi Final  Jack Byrne was the star of the show in Rathleague this afternoon as Graiguecullen reached...
LaoisToday Live Blog

LIVE BLOG: Follow the action from all of Sunday’s Laois hurling action

A busy weekend of Laois GAA club hurling championship action continues today with a number of games across the top four grades. There are three...

Rathdowney-Errill maintain 100% start but King injury overshadows Abbeyleix win

Abbeyleix 1-17 Rathdowney-Errill 1-22 Senior Hurling Championship Group B Round 2 Rathdowney-Errill are top of Group B with one round to play following a five point...

Dunphy points the way as Borris-Kilcotton defeat Camross to get back in semi final...

Borris-Kilcotton 2-24 Camross 1-21 Senior Hurling Championship Group B Round 2 Aaron Dunphy scored eight points and set up a goal as Borris-Kilcotton enjoyed a six...