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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 Cumann na mBan Exhibition Launch at Mountmellick Library

Event to remember revolutionary women of Laois set to take place this afternoon

An exhibition on Cumann na mBan is currently running in Stradbally Library and Art House. The exhibition is part of a long-term and ongoing engagement...
Park-Ratheniska Timahoe U-20 B Hurling Champions

WATCH: All the drama as the U-20 ‘B’ hurling final is decided by penalty...

There was serious drama in the Centre of Excellence on Saturday evening as the U-20 'B' hurling championship was decided. Park-Ratheniska-Timahoe and Na Fianna engaged...
Stradbally Fire Station

Brand new Laois fire station moves step closer as approval for design team to...

A brand new Laois fire station has moved a step closer after approval for a design team to be appointed was given. The latest development...
Jeremiah Grant

Live gig planned on Saturday evening in aid of Laois Domestic Abuse Service

A live gig aimed at raising much needed funds for the Laois Domestic Abuse Service will take place on Saturday. Monsters of Craic will take...

‘Caught between the devil and the deep blue sea’ – Lack of law ties...

Laois Gardai have no enforcement powers when it comes to people on electric or motorised scooters. So confirmed Chief Superintendent John Scanlan at Monday's meeting...
Rents

Rent prices continue to soar in Laois as supply remains extremely low

Rent prices in Laois have increased once again as the supply of available homes remains extremely low. This was the key finding from the latest...
GAA General

All the latest Laois GAA fixtures as the season nears a conclusion

The elimination of all Laois teams from Leinster action means that there are just four games left to be played this year. There are two...
Heywood North Leinster Junior B champions

Clinical Quinn leads the way as Heywood defeat Mountrath for North Leinster Junior ‘B’...

Heywood 1-21 Mountrath 2-12 North Leinster Junior 'B' Hurling Championship Final Eli Quinn was in inspired form as Heywood defeated Mountrath to claim the North Leinster...
Dail

‘Hate Speech Bill is nothing more than a government gagging order on free expression’...

Independent TD for Laois-Offaly, Carol Nolan, has launched a scathing assessment of the Criminal Justice (Incitement to Violence or Hatred and Hate Offences) Bill...
Rural Housing

Right to build your own home in Rural Ireland to be protected says Laois...

New rural housing guidelines will include the right to build your own home in remote areas and in rural Ireland if people have a...

Business Briefing: Profiling the 2022 Laois Business of the Year, latest news and supports

Midland Steel were named the winners of the Best in Innovation Award and Laois Business of the Year Award at the 2022 Laois Business...
Mo Nerney Laois Ladies

Further accolade for Nerney as she is crowned Ladies Intermediate Player’s Player of the...

The 2022 TG4 Intermediate Players’ Player of the Year award has gone to Laois forward Mo Nerney. Mo, who plays for Timahoe Ladies, was top...
Martin Murphy

Disappointed Portarlington manager Murphy says his side lost out to a ‘far superior’ team

Portarlington manager Martin Murphy was at a loss to explain his sides' performance in their defeat to Kilmacud Crokes yesterday. Speaking immediately after the game,...
Colm Murphy Paddy O'Sullivan Portarlington

End of the road for Portarlington as Kilmacud Crokes prove too strong once again

Portarlington 0-4 Kilmacud Crokes 1-12 Leinster Club Senior Football Championship Semi Final  Portarlington's Leinster championship campaign is over for 2022 after they were well beaten by...

LIVE BLOG: Follow all the action as Portarlington take on Kilmacud Crokes in the...

We're live from Croke Park where Portarlington will once again look to make history by reaching their first ever Leinster final. Standing in their way...

Two speed tables to be installed in Laois village after traffic survey reveals worrying...

Two speed tables are to be installed in a Laois village after a traffic survey revealed motorists were approaching it way above the speed...
Junction on the N80

‘People are going to be killed at those junctions if action isn’t taken’

A Laois County Councillor has pleaded with Transport Infrastructure Ireland to follow up on their promises to carry out safety works at junctions across...
Laois County Council General

Laois County Council could be ‘hit with bill for €40,000’ if ‘falling hedge’ is...

Laois County Council could be hit with a bill for €40,000 if works to address a hedge that is falling down are not carried...
Colm Murphy Paddy O'Sullivan Portarlington

Portarlington aiming to break the cycle when they face Kilmacud Crokes in Croke Park...

The Portarlington senior footballers are just a day away from a return to Croke Park for a Leinster semi final. 11 months ago, they faced...
Fire Services

‘The service is no longer fit for purpose’ – Plight of fire service in...

Sinn Féin raised the urgent need to address the current staffing difficulties for firefighters in Laois and Offaly in the Dail. Addressing Minister Darragh O’Brien,...
Abbeyleix Bog

New Abbeyleix Bog calendar set to highlight a local nature gem

Volunteers at Abbeyleix Bog Project have produced a new calendar for 2023. The aim of which is to celebrate the rich natural history and amenity...
What has the Budget 2018 got for you?

People of Laois to receive immediate assistance with cost-of-living pressures

Four measures to help with the cost of living will be paid this week and provide huge relief for the people of Laois. This is...

In Pictures: Two Laois officials recognised at National GAA Referee’s Awards in Croke Park

Two Laois GAA officials were recognised at the National Referee's Awards in Croke Park recently. The Heath's Seamus Mulhare and Stradbally's Maurice Deegan were up...
Cloneyhurke NS MGL 04

Music Generation Laois launch a new song project for children in Laois

Over the next 12 months, Music Generation Laois will work with primary school children from to compose a series of original songs under an...
Moanbaun Close 2

15 new homes approved for existing housing estate in Laois town

The Government has announced the approval of 15 new social houses for the Moanbaun Close estate in Mountrath. According to Fianna Fail TD Sean Fleming,...
Abigail Lalor Seanad visit (2)

In Pictures: Laois student joins the debate as Seanad na nOg takes place

Abigail Lalor, one of the Laois Comhairle members, participated in Seanad na nOg this year. This event gave young people the opportunity to debate a...
Abbeyleix Hospital

Home Care services and need to open all bed in Abbeyleix hospital raised in...

Laois TD Brian Stanley raised the need to improve home care and open all beds in Abbeyleix Hospital in the Dáil recently. The Sinn Fein...
GAA General

All of this week’s Laois GAA fixtures with a trip to Croke Park ahead

We're into the middle of November now and the GAA calendar is ticking towards a conclusion for this year. But there are plenty of significant...

In Pictures: Laois Leaves Festival a huge success with a range of well attended...

The Leaves Festival 2022 brought the best of Irish writing and music to Laois last week. The festival to welcomed Booker Prize shortlisted Claire Keegan...
Electricity

Community and voluntary groups encouraged to apply as funding announced for energy costs

The Government has launched a new €10 million Fund to support community and voluntary groups with the increased energy costs. The Community and Voluntary Energy...