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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.

Coronavirus: Four further deaths and 344 new cases as Laois situation continues to improve

There have been four further Coronavirus-related deaths and 344 new cases, according to figures released today. Of today’s new cases, five of them is in...

Live Blog: Follow all the action as Laois face Antrim in All-Ireland intermediate camogie...

A place in this year's All-Ireland intermediate camogie final is on the line when Laois face Antrim today. The clash is live from Inniskeen Grattans,...

Calls to replace key Council worker as elderly ‘left vulnerable’ in Covid-19 pandemic

"I know of one elderly man living alone in a council house who could not sleep for two weeks because the battery in his...

Laois camogie manager Desmond hoping for ‘big performance’ as his side go for All-Ireland...

Laois Camogie manager John Desmond is hoping for a 'big performance' from his side as they go for a place in the All-Ireland intermediate...

Three Laois enterprise centres to benefit from €200,000 funding

Three Laois enterprise centres have been awarded funding to the tune of €202,640 from Enterprise Ireland. Portlaoise Enterprise Centre is to receive €88,000 while its...

Coronavirus: Eight further deaths and 330 new cases as Laois now has sixth lowest...

There have been eight further Coronavirus-related deaths and 330 new cases, according to figures released today. Of today’s new cases, three of them is in...

In Pictures: Laois students celebrate Leaving Cert Applied Session 2 results

Colaiste Iosagain Portarlington students celebrated their Leaving Certificate Applied Session 2 results with an award ceremony this week. LCA is an alternative to the leaving...

Minister for Education to ‘examine’ Abbeyleix school as new building sought

Minister for Education Norma Foley is to fully examine the issues surrounding the building at Scoil Mhuire in Abbeyleix. Minister for State Sean Fleming confirmed that...

More than 1,000 Laois farmers to benefit from €2.7 million fund

€2.7 million has been allocated to 1,074 Laois farmers under the 2020 Beef Finisher Payment (BFP). Minister of State in the Department of Agriculture, Food...

Young Laois journalist wins prestigious national award

A journalist from Laois has been named the NewsBrands Ireland Young Journalist of the Year. Claire Scott, who hails from Ballyfin and writes for the...

Saturday free parking sought in Portlaoise for Christmas period

Free parking in Portlaoise for the three Saturdays leading up to Christmas has been sought by local Councillors. Fine Gael Councillor Mary Sweeney had initially...

Talking Sport Podcast: End of season football ‘awards’ plus All Ireland camogie semi-final preview

With Laois's inter-county football season at an end for 2020, Steven and Alan look back on an unusual year, one that saw Laois maintain...

Women’s rugby team to run marathon in aid of Laois mam following life-altering illness

A Laois women's U-18 rugby team is to run a marathon to help complete the build of a house for a mother and her...

Coronavirus: Four further deaths and 429 new cases as students to receive €250 payment

There have been four further Coronavirus-related deaths and 429 new cases, according to figures released today. Of today’s new cases, three of them is in...

Laois farm and brewery set to feature on popular RTE TV show this evening

A Laois farm and brewery is set to feature on a popular RTE One TV Show this evening. The latest episode of Ear To The...
The number of solicitors in Laois

Renewed calls for courthouse to be moved as Covid restrictions lead to groups ‘spitting...

There have been renewed calls for the courthouse in Portlaoise to be moved off of Main Street as the Covid-19 restrictions on people in...

Laois senior football championship semi final draw to be held next week

They can't train and they don't know when they will play again - but the four remaining clubs in the Laois senior football championship...

Fundraiser launched to bring new Christmas lights to Stradbally

A fundraiser has been launched in a bid to bring new Christmas lights to Stradbally. For many years, the Christmas tree has stood proudly in...

Coronavirus: 12 further deaths and 379 new cases as teaching union seeks earlier Christmas...

There have been 12 further Coronavirus-related deaths and 379 new cases, according to figures released today. This brings the overall death toll to 2,006. Of today’s...

New 5G network now available in Laois town and village

Two areas of Laois can now avail of 5G as eir announced that its new mobile network is now available to more than 45%...

Resolution in sight for decade long dispute over rail crossing in Portlaoise – but...

Three years after declaring that his 'day will come' in relation to a Laois County Councillor's 14 year dispute with Iarnrod Eireann - his...

Laois camogie captain Cuddy praises parents ahead of trip to Monaghan for All Ireland...

We've said it before and we'll say it again - the Covid-19 pandemic has changed just about every single facet of our lives in...

WATCH: Laois poet dedicates poem on Emo Court to mother

A Laois poet has penned a wonderful poem about one of Laois's most popular tourist attractions. 'The Statues of Emo Court' has been published by...

In Pictures: End of an era as Laois principal retires after 37 years of...

There were tears of joy and sadness as Maurette Maher said goodbye to the staff and students of Derrylamogue NS last month. The Rosenallis school...

Top Laois Garda praises young people and publicans for adherence to Covid-19 regulations

The Chief Superintendent of the Laois-Offaly Garda Division has praised young people in the county and our publicans for how they have acted under...

Laois athlete awarded huge college scholarship in America

Laois teenager Ava O'Connor has been awarded a huge college scholarship in America. The Emo native, who runs for Tullamore Harriers, has been granted a...

Coronavirus: 11 further deaths and 366 new cases as plan to ban takeaway drinking...

There have been 11 further Coronavirus-related deaths and 366 new cases, according to figures released today. All deaths reported today occurred in November. Of today’s new...

‘It is a very decent place to live’ – Top Garda defends Laois town...

"Mountmellick is a very decent place to live - full of very decent and genuine people. That is a clear message that I want...

Watch: Laois farmer to feature in new Bord Bia environmentally-friendly campaign

Laois dairy farmer, Bruce Thompson, is one of four farmers featured in a new Bord Bia campaign showcasing farmers and growers who are taking...

‘Masks good for fighting Covid but not shop crime’ says Laois Superintendent

"Wearing masks are good in the fight against Covid-19 but they are also good for hiding the identities of those who commit shop crimes." So...