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Megan is currently studying English and New Media at the University of Limerick. A Raheen native, she's happiest when talking sport, especially soccer but just don't mention the 2019 champions league final

Meet your Candidates: Social Media – Is it a good or a bad thing?

The clock is ticking. General Election 2020 is now just 9 days away. And here at LaoisToday, we have surveyed all of the 26 candidates...

In Pictures: St Brigid’s Camogie celebrate Minor and Intermediate glory

St Brigid's GAA held their awards night in the Brewery in Rathdowney last Friday night (January 24). The Intermediate camogie team received their Leinster League...

Documentary on Bord na Móna’s decision to cease peat production to air

Will the Midland's become Ireland's Rust Belt? New TG4 documentary 'Gan Fód' seeks to find out. 'Gan Fód' is a one-hour documentary for TG4 that...

Clonaslee on the edge of their seats ahead of OsKaRs night

Excitement is mounting as Clonaslee prepares for the OsKaRs this Friday January 31 at 8pm in the Tullamore Court Hotel. This is the culmination of...

St. Leo’s College senior footballers to contest Leinster Football final this Friday

The St. Leo’s College Senior Gaelic football team will contest in the Leinster 'B' Football final against Mercy Ballymahon Longford on Friday January 31...
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People on both sides of the Laois/Carlow border called to attend fundraising quiz

Lions Club Carlow are hosting their annual fundraiser table quiz tonight at 8.30pm. The table quiz will take place in the Seven Oaks Hotel. The quiz...

Meet your Candidates: Favourite film? Preferred dinner guests? We got some right good suggestions...

The clock is ticking. General Election 2020 is now just 10 days away. And here at LaoisToday, we have surveyed all of the 26 candidates...

Portlaoise Panthers recruiting for new inclusive academy team

Portlaoise Panthers in partnership with Laois Sports Partnership are looking for players and coaches for a new inclusive academy basketball team. The club are looking...

Laois Inter-School debating glory for Portlaoise CBS

The Laois Inter-School Debating Cup took place Monday night in Mountmellick Library hosted by Mary Jo McCane. St. Mary’s CBS Portlaoise came out with a...

Ballyfin GAA set for hugely popular 6k annual walk/run

Ballyfin GAA are set to host their immensely popular annual run/walk around the grounds of the Ballyfin Demesne on Sunday, February 2 at 11.30am. The...

Darts superstar Fallon Sherrock is coming to Portlaoise for charity event

Fallon Sherrock (25) made history last December when she became the first ever female darts player to win a round at the PDC World...

GAA instructs Laois clubs to stop using WhatsApp as a method of communication

The use of WhatsApp to communicate within clubs is prohibited by the GAA, it has been revealed. In a document distributed to clubs in Laois...

In Pictures: 36th Portlaoise Pantomime a huge success

The Portlaoise Pantomime group staged their 36th annual production last week from Saturday 18 to Saturday 25. This year’s production was Robin Hood, a timeless...

Laois-Offaly candidate launches Green Party’s ‘Rural Manifesto’

Laois-Offaly General Election Green Party candidate Pippa Hackett launched her party's Rural Manifesto in the Dunamaise Arts Centre this afternoon. The manifesto includes 'decent bus...

Man United, Pat Critchley and traffic – It’s all in our Tweets of the...

We’re back with our Tweets of the Week again this week! Laois Twitter is just the gift that keeps on giving. And you have been busy...

Moment In Time: Both crowds and blood drawn at the 2012 GAA Fight Night

A GAA fight night was hosted in the then Heritage Hotel, now Midlands Park Hotel, Portlaoise on January 21 2012. Laois senior footballers and hurlers...

Property Watch: Five houses for sale in Laois for around €400,000

This week for Property Watch we look at homes in Laois that are in the €375,000 to €425,000. If that sounds like your budget, then...

Jobs in Laois: All the recent job vacancies as advertised on LaoisToday

There are a number of jobs in Laois being advertised on LaoisToday at the moment. Below we have listed all of the roles advertised on...

Laois nominees sought for EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2020 programme

The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ programme is a global recognition programme run in 145 cities in more than 60 countries. Currently in its 23rd...

Weather Warning as snow to hit Laois and most of the country next week

Weather charts are showing an icy blast to hit Laois and most of the country next week. Cathal Nolan of Ireland's Weather Channel has issued...

‘Santa Cycle’ in aid of Teac Tom a huge success

Crowds gathered in Portlaoise last month to cycle around the town in aid of Teac Tom. This is a community based suicide prevention mental health...

The confirmed list of candidates in Laois-Offaly for General Election 2020

General Election 2020 in Laois-Offaly is a whole new ball game and like no general election ever held before in this constituency. It is certainly...

The confirmed list of candidates in Kildare South for General Election 2020

With just over two weeks to go to the General Election, the candidates for the Kildare South district have been confirmed. Kildare South is very...

ESB warns election candidates posters will be removed from electricity poles

The ESB has stated that election posters placed on electricity poles will be removed. ESB Networks has issued a warning to all election candidates that...

Manager Critchley and forward Lowry hoping to reach first Sigerson Cup final for IT...

IT Carlow are hoping to make history tonight by reaching their first ever Sigerson Cup final. The Third Level Institution have shocked many in the...

In Pictures: Famous musician Sharon Shannon visits Laois primary school

Famous Irish Musician Sharon Shannon visited the Abbeyleix South National School recently. Third and fourth class students had just finished an extensive study of some of...

Laois Gardaí seize €5k worth of drugs following ‘suspicious’ activity

Portlaoise Detective Unit while on a patrol came across a male acting suspiciously in the Cappakeal area outside Portlaoise last night. As a result of...

In Pictures: All glitz and glam at Rathdowney-Errill Dinner Dance

The Templemore Arms was the place to be on Saturday night as Rathdowney-Errill celebrated a stellar 2019 in style. Medals were presented to the Senior,...

In Pictures: Sarsfields Ladies Football awards night a huge success

Sarsfields Ladies celebrated their football success over the last year at the weekend. The presentation of 2019 senior and U-16 'A' Laois Ladies Club Championship...

In Pictures: Hundreds brave the cold to turn out for The Great Heath Run...

It was a frosty and cold morning in Laois yesterday but it didn't stop hundreds from taking part in the annual Great Heath Run. People...

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