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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.

Portlaoise rises to best ever anti-litter league ranking

Portlaoise has been named as the fourth cleanest town in Ireland according to the latest litter league rankings. Portlaoise was in 21st place when the...

Laois footballers All-Ireland Qualifier opponents confirmed following draw

The Laois footballers will face Derry in Round 2 of the All-Ireland Qualifiers following this morning's draw on RTE Radio 1. Laois did not enter...

Deaths in Laois – Monday, June 10, 2019

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Daniel Byrne O’Moores Forest, Ballyfin, Laois Daniel Byrne, O'Moore's Forest,, Ballyfin, Co Laois. Died...

LIVE BLOG: Follow all the action as Laois face Meath for a place in...

The big day for the Laois footballers has arrived. The Laois senior footballers are back in Croke Park this afternoon for the sixth time in...

Your guide to Laois’s Leinster football semi-final against Meath

The Laois senior footballers are back in Croke Park this afternoon for the sixth time in the last 15 months as they face Meath...

Third win for Laois U-20s, mixed Feile fortunes and all Saturday’s GAA results

The Laois U-20s collected their third straight win in the Andrew Corden Cup in Netwatch Cullen Park this afternoon. Billy O'Loughlin's men have now defeated...

Five-star Laois defeat Kerry to reach Joe McDonagh Cup final

Laois 5-17 Kerry 1-21 Joe McDonagh Cup Round 3 For the first time since 2005, the Laois hurlers will play a game in Croke Park after...

Wexford’s eye for goal key as Laois minor hurlers exit Leinster championship

Laois 1-16 Wexford 4-17 Leinster Minor Hurling Championship Quarter Final Wexford's ability to score goals proved the big difference as they dumped the Laois minor hurlers...

LIVE BLOG: Follow all the action as the Laois minor hurlers take on Wexford...

The big day for the Laois minor hurlers has arrived. Laois face Wexford in the quarter final of the Leinster minor hurling championship in O'Moore...

REVEALED: 82 positions filled on bodies by Laois County Councillors

Aside from the business of electing Willie Aird as chairman and John Joe Fennelly as vice-chair, Laois County Councillors also had to appoint members...

What you need to know as Laois minor hurlers aim for Leinster semi final...

The Laois minor hurlers take on Wexford in the quarter final of the Leinster championship this afternoon. Here we guide you through what you need...

Laois clubs make great start to Feile and Friday’s Laois GAA results

Four of the five Laois clubs involved in the All-Ireland hurling and camogie Feile in Cork this year are firmly in the hunt for...

Laois senior football team named for Leinster semi final clash with Meath

The Laois senior football team to face Meath in the Leinster semi-final in Croke Park this Sunday has been named. Manager John Surgue has made two...

Laois’s longest serving politician elected new Cathaoirleach of County Council

Fine Gael's Willie Aird has been elected as Cathaoirleach of Laois County Council at the AGM this afternoon. The Portlaoise native, who has spent 40...

In Pictures: Inaugural Gael Scoil football blitz in Laois a huge success

Laois GAA Coaching and Games in conjunction with Dunamase College, recently held a 1 day, 1st year football competition in LOETB Training Centre. The blitz...

In Pictures: Portlaoise Golf club celebrate highly successful Open Week

Portlaoise Golf Club celebrated a hugely successful Open week recently. The Week began on Saturday May 18 and ran for seven days – concluding with...

Mary Sweeney reflects on 20 years as a Councillor following fifth successive election

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union For the fifth successive term, Ballyroan native Mary Sweeney will take her seat in the...

Five Laois hurling and camogie teams set to go for All-Ireland Feile glory in...

This year five Laois teams – three in hurling and two in camogie – will be heading to Cork for the Feile na nGael. Camross,...

Independent Councillor Brennan commends family effort following third successive election

Since Ben Brennan dislodged sitting Fianna Fail Councillor Dick Miller in 2009, he has successfully defended his seat twice. The Crettyard Independent polled 586 first...

In Pictures: Laois GAA club host very successful family fun day

Arles-Killeen held a very successful family fun day in Rossena recently. Family and friends gathered in Rossena on Saturday May 25 to celebrate the club...

Fine Gael and Fianna Fail set to strike deal to continue control of Laois...

The confidence and supply arrangement between Fianna Fail and Fine Gael at national level is set to be replicated at local level once again...

Outrage at Council letter asking kids to stop playing football on green area in...

This is certainly a strange one. A letter issued from Laois County Council to the residents of a housing estate in Portlaoise has been met...

Laois cousins discover unexploded World War I bomb at grave in France

A group of cousins from Mountmellick encountered more than they bargained for on a recent trip to France. The Conroy family, Canice, Darren, Patrick and...

All of this week’s Laois GAA fixtures with three big county games ahead

  WEDNESDAY JUNE 6 Laois Shopping Centre ACHL Division 2 Round 6 The Harps V Mountmellick 7.30pm Clonad V Trumera 7.30pm Slieve Bloom V Camross 7.30pm THURSDAY JUNE 7 All Games...

In Pictures: Portlaoise Rugby Club host annual juvenile awards evening

Portlaoise Rugby Club held their annual awards evening in Togher recently. Former Portlaoise RFC youth player and current Connacht player Eoghan Masterson presented prizes from...

In Pictures: 5th and 6th Class Town Leagues a huge success

During the months of April and May six schools took part in a 5th & 6th class Town Hurling/Camogie League. Senior Holy Family NS, Scoil...

Tributes paid as Laois father and son tragically killed in crash laid to rest

Vincent 'Finch' Rossi and his son Sully, who died tragically in a car accident last week, have been laid to rest in Portlaoise this...

Injury problems for Laois footballers and hurlers ahead of huge weekend

This weekend is a potentially season defining one for the Laois senior footballers and hurlers with massive games in the Leinster championship and Joe...

BREAKING: Laois minor footballers Leinster semi final opponents revealed

The Laois Minor footballers Leinster semi finals opponents have been announced. Following a draw in Leinster HQ today, Donncha Phelan’s charges will face 2018 defeated...

Large parts of South Laois without power as ESB report major fault

A lot of Laois people in South Laois have had their Sunday dinners interrupted by a major power fault. The ESB have confirmed that they...

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