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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.

LIVE BLOG: Follow all of the action from this evening’s Laois club hurling action

The weather is absolutely glorious and the club hurling championship is now in full swing. What's not to love? The action continues in Laois this evening...
Ballyfin hurlers general

Defeated 2021 finalists Ballyfin hoping for further improvement at Premier Intermediate

As defeated finalists in 2021, Ballyfin will start the 2022 edition of the Premier Intermediate championship as one of the favourites. Their campaign will begin...
Portarlington

Excitement building as Laois’s version of the Tour de France planned for this weekend

A family-friendly large scale cycling event with a Garda escort is set to take place in Laois this weekend. 'Tour De Port' will take place...
Camross v The Harps Eoin Gaughan James Duggan

Camross off to a winning start as they get the better of The Harps...

Camross 3-21 The Harps 3-14  Senior Hurling Championship Group A Round 1 Camross made a winning start to this year's Laois Senior hurling championship following a...
Clonaslee St Manman's

Injection of youth and positive league all good signs for Clonaslee-St Manman’s ahead of...

Clonaslee St Manma's will get their Premier Intermediate Hurling Championship campaign underway against Slieve Bloom tonight. The men in green and red have had a...
Defence Forces

Young people in Laois should consider career opportunities in the Defence Forces says local...

Fine Gael in Government is moving to transform the Defence Forces and deliver the largest increase in the Defence budget in the history of...
Laois ladies football

Excitement building for Laois Ladies footballers as details become clearer ahead of All-Ireland final

In less than three weeks, the Laois Ladies football team will do something that they haven't done in 21 years - kick a ball...
Portlaoise shop sells €1m Lotto Ticket 003

Laois’s newest millionaire comes forward to claim life changing €1 million prize

There was a great buzz in the National Lottery’s winner’s room this afternoon after a Daily Million player in Portlaoise came forward to claim...
Superhuman

Screening of the inaugural Laois Short Film Bursary winning film set to take place...

The 2021 Laois Short Film Bursary was awarded to Swandive Productions for their short film Superhuman and a screening will take place on Friday. The...
Turf

‘Fianna Fail and Fine Gael must stand up to Green’s regarding online ban on...

A local TD has called on Fianna Fail and Fine Gael TDs’ to demand that Minister Eamon Ryan reverses his plans to prohibit the...
Slieve Bloom hurlers

Survival the name of the game as Slieve Bloom get ready for fourth successive...

Slieve Bloom will kick off their latest Premier Intermediate campaign against Clonaslee-St Manman's on Thursday night. The club claimed Intermediate success in 2018 and have...
Camross Main General New

After two poor seasons (by their standards) – are Camross primed for a serious...

Camross were on course for an unprecedented three-in-a-row back in 2019 until a Ross King bullet in injury time of their semi final against...
Portlaoise AFC Awards Main

In Pictures: Portlaoise AFC Juveniles celebrate wonderful year with award ceremony

It is the off season in the soccer world and a number of teams are holding award ceremonies. The latest of these was Portlaoise AFC...
Emma Lawlor Laois

‘A dream come true’ for Laois Ladies ace Lawlor as her decision to return...

Laois Ladies football ace Emma Lawlor was in jubilant form after her side prevailed in extra time against Clare at the weekend. Just 12 months...

All of this week’s Laois GAA fixtures as top tier championship action set to...

It’s another busy week of action in the Laois GAA world as the top level championship action gets underway. It is all about hurling this...
Stradbally Parish Gaels Minors

Stradbally Parish Gaels and Portarlington finish strong to begin Minor football championship with wins

Ballylinan 2-7 Stradbally Parish Gaels 1-15  Minor Football Championship Group 2A Round 1  Stradbally Parish Gaels made a winning start to the Minor football championship following...
House Prices are on the rise

New First Home Scheme can be a ‘game changer’ for first-time buyers in Laois...

The new First Home Scheme can be a 'game changer' for first-time buyers in Laois says a local TD. Minister for State at the Department...
Alzheimer

‘Government must guarantee funding to support dementia Day Care and Home Care supports’ says...

A Local TD has called on the government to guarantee a funding package of €19 million to support infrastructure and community supports that have...
Gaisce Award Winners Laois

Three young Laois people receive Gaisce Gold Award honour for outstanding contribution to society

Three young people from Laois received the Gaisce Gold Award honour for inspirational and outstanding contribution to society recently. They were among 79 young people...
Erkina House Rathdowney

Public Accounts Committee to examine the case of Laois mental health facility

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) are to examine the case of Erkina House in Rathdowney. So says Laois TD Brian Stanley who is the chair...
Mo Nerney

Seven Talking Points after the Laois Ladies toppled Clare to reach Croke Park final

The Laois Ladies footballers are off to Croke Park following a dramatic extra time victory over Clare in Kiltoom yesterday afternoon. This was a pulsating...
Laois Ladies

Magic Mo leads phenomenal Laois Ladies to All-Ireland final following extra time win over...

Laois 2-21 Clare 2-19 (AET) Ladies All-Ireland Intermediate Football Championship Semi Final  The Laois Ladies are off to Croke Park following a dramatic extra time victory...
Kiltoom Live Bloog

LIVE BLOG: Follow all the action as the Laois Ladies go in search of...

The Laois ladies football team embark on their latest road trip this afternoon – as they travel to Kiltoom in Roscommon to take on...

Minister of State welcomes the commencement of the new insurance law aimed at helping...

The Minister of State with special responsibility for Financial Services, Credit Unions and Insurance, Seán Fleming, has  welcomed the commencement of the majority of...
Parental Leave

Local Minister welcomes government increase in paid parental leave

Parents in Ireland can take up to seven weeks paid Parents Leave and Benefit, as part of new measures introduced. Green Party Minister Roderic O’Gorman's...
Dog fouling Scally

In Pictures: Scally the dog to front campaign aimed at eliminating fouling in Laois

Dog owners everywhere know they need to pick up after their dogs, but the issue of dog fouling is still one that plagues our...
Powerpoint

Almost €16,000 raised for Midlands Down Syndrome Centre as three Portlaoise employees complete cycle

Three Portlaoise employees have raised almost €16,000 in aid of Midlands Down Syndrome Centre following a marathon cycle. Conor McGarry, David Phelan and Johan Erasmus...

Laois athletics club set to host summer road race with cash prizes up for...

A Laois athletics club is set to host a summer road race where there will be cash prizes available for the winners. Ballyroan, Abbeyleix and...

In Pictures: All smiles as National Play Day in Portlaoise Library a big success

It was all smiles in Portlaoise Library recently as they took part in National Play Day. This year National Play Day can take place on...
Jack Fenlon European Athletics Championship

Fine performance from Laois athlete at European U-18 Athletics Championship

A Laois teenager put in a fine performance at the European U-18 Athletics Championships in Israel yesterday. Jack Fenlon, who hails from Courtwood, competed in...