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Siún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics.

League champions St Conleth’s secure a championship semi-final place

St Conleth's 6-19 St Brigid's 4-8  Laois LGFA senior championship round 3 League champions St Conleth's have stormed into the championship semi-finals after consecutively seeing off...

Thirty-three Laois pubs have closed in the last 13 years, but numbers of pubs...

Thirty-three Laois pubs have closed their doors in the 13 years. This is according to a new survey from Drinks Industry Ireland. However the survey also...

In Pictures: Nature lovers having a wild time in Abbeyleix

Wednesday August 22 saw young nature lovers rejoice during a show and tell like no other in Abbeyleix library. The enthusiastic and entertaining conservationist, Dale...

Portlaoise hockey ladies get the sticks out for new season… and are looking for...

September is an exciting month for Portlaoise Ladies Hockey Club as the club returns to training and as the 2019/2020 season kicks off. The...

All square as Spink and Killeshin must do battle another day

Brought to you in association with Kinsella Financial Killeshin 2-12 Spink 1-15 Laois Shopping Centre JFC Round 3 It was a game which Killeshin will feel they...

Good Week, Bad Week: All-weather pitches, acts of kindness and American dreams

As part of our now well-established running series, we bring you this week’s ‘Good Week/Bad Week’. To see who has had a good or bad week,...

In Pictures: Irish history comes alive in Rathdowney

Irish history came alive in Rathdowney this week as the Stone Age was taught in a new and exciting way to children at Rathdowney...

Four Laois men feature for Leinster and Connacht rugby sides this weekend

Four Laois men have been selected for the Leinster and Connacht 'A' teams for this year's Celtic Cup. Two Laois men take to the field for...

Two Laois acts among stellar lineup for new stage at Electric Picnic

Two Laois music acts are amongst the stellar lineup announced for the new ‘Made By Music’ stage at this year's Electric Picnic. Portlaoise men Kean...

Text message scam looking to access bank accounts doing the rounds

An Garda Síochána at the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau wish to alert the Public to an ongoing Text Message Scam focused on gaining...

In Pictures: Abbeyleix Golf Club hosts Soccer Club Classic

Abbeyleix Soccer Club saw a huge turn out for their Juvenile Soccer Classic at Abbeyleix Golf Club. The crowds impressed and were impressed by the...

Laois secondary school welcomes 144 new first years through their doors

Thursday August 23 saw 144 young boys and girls starting their secondary school journeys at Portlaoise College. Students were greeted by their Year Head Mr...

Laois TD warns that Garda resources will be downgraded as new reforms announced

A Laois TD has said the new reforms announced for An Garda Síochana will result in the downgrading of Garda resources in Laois and...

Adopted Laois man all set for Rose of Tralee Escort duties

An adopted son of Laois is dusting himself off and putting his best foot forward for his Rose of Tralee Escort duties. Swapping the hills...

Two huge fundraisers underway for Laois Alzheimer’s Society

Two tremendous fundraisers are underway for the Laois Alzheimer's Society next month. A golf competition and vintage road run will be held, with all funds...

Three Laois martial arts kickboxers are heading to the European championships

Three Laois boys and girls will all be representing Ireland at the World Association of Kickboxing Organisations (WAKO) European Kickboxing championships next week. Laois martial...

Errill footballers earn their third final win in four years as they collect junior...

Errill 3-12 Mountmellick 1-6 Junior B Football Championship Final  The footballing men of Errill have collected their third crown in four years after a 12 point...

LIVE BLOG: Mountmellick and Errill face off in Junior ‘B’ county final

Tonight marks the second of the county finals down for decision this week as the footballers of Mountmellick and Errill face off in this...

Laois U20 captain Whelan picks up prestigious award

Laois U20 captain Diarmuid Whelan has been bestowed with the prestigious honour of being recognised as one of the top 20 U20 football players...

Laois Rose Sarah all set for TV appearance and the Dome Stage

Not only is Laois Rose Sarah Bergin lovely and fair, she's on her way to the Kingdom for this year's international Rose of Tralee...

‘Magical’ day for Laois family at All-Ireland finals in Croke Park

One Laois family had not one, but two representatives, at GAA HQ last Sunday during the All-Ireland final between Tipperary and Kilkenny. Ross and Jack...

A huge weekend on the Laois LGFA club calendar in store

There are a total of six adult Laois LGFA games down for decision this weekend. Sunday sees a total of five games being played off...

Wins for Graiguecullen, Timahoe and all of tonight’s GAA results

Tonight saw a number of games down for decision, including a championship final. A dominant Graiguecullen team saw off Colt for the junior C title...

Graiguecullen dominate in six goal scoring display to take home junior C football title...

Graiguecullen 6-10 Colt 1-5 Laois Shopping Centre Junior “C” Football Championship Final Woeful weather conditions did not stop Graiguecullen put on a six goal scoring display...

In Pictures: A dreary day can’t stop good spirits at the Clonaslee Debs

It has been a week of Debs madness. So far this week, Ardscoil na Trionoide, Athy, have already held their Debs – while Mountrath CS...

Kind hearted Laois person goes above and beyond to help woman in need

What a remarkable act of kindness this is. One Laois woman decided to use her Saturday night off work to help an elderly woman in...
Deaths in Laois

Deaths in Laois – Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Seamus Terrett Tierhoger, Portarlington, Laois Seamus Terrett Camberley Surrey England and formerly Tieroger Portarlington...

Laois school return delayed due to unfinished remedial works

A Laois school has had to put back opening its doors to staff and pupils as remedial work on the school building is not...

Controversial Irish rappers coming to Electric Picnic

Brought to you in association with Expert Laois  It's a well-stated argument that Irish Hip-hop is a thriving scene at the moment. From Rejjie Snow to...

Laois has second highest increase in .ie domain registrations in the country

Laois just comes behind Dublin in the highest number of dot .ie registered increases in domain names for the first half of the year. A...

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