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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 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...

In Pictures: Great turnout as renowned dance musical comes to Laois

NASC and NOMAD Touring Networks presented MÁM at Portarlington Community Centre recently. The Portarlington production of MÁM was a collaboration between Dunamaise Arts Centre Portlaoise...
Nationwide Mountrath Community School appearance

Lights, camera, action as Laois secondary school all set for RTE appearance

Mountrath Community School welcomed the RTÉ1 Nationwide team last week as the wonderful Transition Year students had a head start of Science Week 2022. Wednesday...

‘National Ambulance Service notified of 100 incidents of assaults against staff’ says local TD

Information provided by the National Ambulance Service (NAS) to the Independent TD for Laois-Offaly, Carol Nolan, has revealed that the Service has recorded 100...
Durrow General

Almost €1.5 million awarded to Laois town for construction of enterprise hub

Durrow Community Enterprise Hub has been awarded €1,456,983 as part of the Our Rural Future fund. This project is one of 23 landmark rural regeneration...
KTC Safety acquired by industry leading Ayrton Group

Portlaoise company purchased by national safety and risk management firm

Leading safety and risk management firm Ayrton Group, has today announced the acquisition of KTC Safety Ltd. The announcement sees Portlaoise based KTC become part...
Zach Tuohy Civic Reception (14)

In Pictures: Zach Tuohy honoured for AFL success with Civic Reception by Laois County...

Laois County Council was a hive of activity recently as the incredible Zach Tuohy received a Civic Reception. The Portlaoise man was joined by members...
Inch House Ireland

Laois’s Inch House triumphs at the European tourism sustainability awards

Laois’s luxury country house Inch House Ireland has been named Best Sustainable Accommodation in Ireland at the European tourism sustainability awards - GrINN Awards...

Remarkable Gemma announced as Laois Family Carer of the Year for 2022

Family Carers Ireland, the national charity supporting Ireland’s family carers, has announced that the 2022 Netwatch Laois Family Carer of the Year is Gemma...

In Pictures: Brilliant selection of images as the 2022 Laois Cumann na mBunscol football...

The Laois Cumann na mBunscol finals have come to an end for 2022 in a bumper year that saw three take place. Typically, you would...
Knockmay

In Pictures: Residents of Knockmay area honoured for all their brilliant work

The Knockmay community was honored by a reception in Laois County Council on November 1. This was in recognition of all the wonderful work done...
Cumann na mBunscol Day 2

All the results and reports from Day 2 of the 2022 Cumann na mBunscol...

Day 2 of the 2022 Cumann na mBunscol football finals has come to an end and what a day it was. We had 11 finals...
Gaelscoil tSli Dala

Fabulous Fionan leads Gaelscoil tSli Dala to Division 5 Shield success

Gaelscoil tSli Dala 7-12 Killanure NS 4-11 Division 5 Boys Shield Fionan O Giollagain was in scintillating form as Gaelscoil tSli Dala defeated Killanure NS in...

O’Brien and Tully to the fore as Knock defeat Clonenagh for Division 5 glory

Knock 5-9 Clonenagh 5-2 Division 5 Boys Championship  Aaron O'Brien and Ryan Tully were on fire as Knock defeated Clonenagh in the Division 5 boys final. This...
Mayo NS (4)

Brilliant Brennan leads magic Mayo to emphatic Division 4 Championship glory

Mayo 12-8 Killeen 2-6 Division 4 Boys Championship  Mayo were crowned Division 4 champions following an emphatic victory over Killeen NS in the penultimate Cumann na...

Whelan on form as Barrowhouse complete the double with Division 3 Shield success

Killeen 2-4 Barrowhouse 5-4 Division 3 Girls Shield  Lucy Whelan was on fire as Barrowhouse defeated Killeen to claim Division 3 Shield glory. She scored 4-2 in...
Barrowhouse NS boys

Barrowhouse too strong as they defeat Portarlington for Division 6 Shield glory

Barrowhouse 8-12 Portarlington 2-2 Division 6 Boys Shield  A strong display from Barrowhouse led them to Division 6 Shield glory over Portarlington. Eoin McDonald was the star...

Courageous Keenan’s late goal sees Holy Family defeat Portarlington in Division 1 Shield thriller

Portarlington BNS 2-8 Holy Family 3-7  Division 1 Boys Shield   There was drama in the Division 1 Boys Shield final as Darragh Keenan's goal in the...