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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.
There was disappointment for Alison Miller and the Ireland ladies rugby team this evening

BREAKING: Laois rugby star Miller announces international retirement

Brought to you by the Heritage Killenard Laois and Ireland rugby star Alison Miller has announced her retirement from the international game. Miller took to Twitter...

Tributes paid to ‘wonderful character’ Mick Murray following sad passing

Tributes have been paid to 'wonderful character' Michael (Mick) Murray of Glenbrook, Ballyroan, who passed away on St Patrick's Day, Sunday, March 17. Mick founded...

Laois business hits out at potential ‘pyjama-wearing’ customers

Yikes. A Laois hairdressers has made a stirring and highly amusing status on social media regarding potential customers who might like to wear their pyjamas in...

In Pictures: Aiming to get the county squeaky clean for Clean Up Laois week

Clean up Laois Week is back and bigger than ever for its 16 year running.  Taking place from Monday 8 to Friday 12 April, it...

Ballyfin Players are set to perform a play with a difference

Ballyfin Players are getting ready to put on a performance with a difference for two nights in the Mountmellick Arts Centre on March 22...

Deaths in Laois – Monday, March 18, 2019

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Kieran Kelly Ballacolla road, Abbeyleix, Laois Peacefully, at his residence, in the loving care...

In Pictures: Mountmellick’s St Patrick’s Day parade showcases what the town has to offer

Brought to you in association with Joe Mallon Motors, Portlaoise Mountmellick is known for its impressive parade every year on St Patrick’s Day, and this...

Second half turnaround too little too late as Laois Ladies footballers lose to Wexford

Laois 2-8 Wexford 0-15 National Football League division 2 round 5 A second half turnaround in Laois's favour came too little too late as David Gibson's...

In Pictures: Rosenallis goes green for this St Patrick’s Day parade

Brought to you in association with Joe Mallon Motors, Portlaoise One of the last parades to take to the streets of Laois, the parish of...

A new Laois business, All-Ireland finals and Electric Picnic announcements – it’s our Top...

NEWS  Laois family turning their tragedy into hope for others An extended family from Laois are aiming to make a difference with a series of...

In Pictures: Magical Mountrath St Patrick’s Day a delight as parade receives national attention

Brought to you in association with Joe Mallon Motors, Portlaoise All sorts of ghouls, dragons and fairies took to Main Street, Mountrath for their mythical...

Property Watch: Eight properties for sale for under €150,000 in Mountmellick

For this week’s Property Watch we have chosen to take a look at properties available to buy for under €150,000 in Mountmellick. Prices here range...

Your guide to Laois’s ladies footballers must-win clash with Wexford

This St Patrick's Day marks a must-win game for the Laois Ladies footballers. They take on Wexford in Timahoe on Sunday, March 17 at 1pm. Here's...

Laois branch of Down Syndrome Ireland planning for busy year ahead

It's all systems go for Down Syndrome Ireland Laois branch. Between Easter camps, summer camps and building a Field of Dreams - it's an incredibly...

Two famous special guests to appear at Portlaoise St Patrick’s Day parade

Brought to you in association with Joe Mallon Motors, Portlaoise You can expect to see a famous face or two Famous actor and Portlaoise native Robert...

Brilliant victories for Laois minor ladies football and camogie teams

It's been a winning weekend for Laois so far. Our senior footballers got past Offaly to keep promotion hopes alive in Tullamore, and both...

In Pictures: Laois students celebrate intercultural day with 40 different nationalities taking part

There was a party atmosphere in Scoil Chríost Rí on Friday, March 15, as they held an intercultural day within the school grounds. A variety of...

Moment in Time: Portlaoise St Patrick’s Day parade in 2008 brings out the crowds

Massive crowds thronged the streets of Portlaoise on St Patrick's Day in 2008 to view what organisers said was, 'One of their best ever...

Laois minor ladies looking forward to must-win game against Wexford

Following their recent narrow defeat to Longford, the Laois Minor Ladies are back in action today against Wexford in St Patrick's GAA Club, Enniscorthy...

Deaths in Laois – Saturday, March 16, 2019

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Patsy Doogue (Garrons), Stradbally, Laois Patrick (Patsy) Doogue, Garrons, Stradbally passed away peacefully on...

In Pictures: Abbeyleix school joins thousands in strike for climate change

Scoil Mhuire Abbeyleix joined in the international 'School strike for climate' protest on Friday, March 15. Around 60 children from Scoil Mhuire's two sixth classes...
Gardaí are on the scene following the incident

Gardaí issue warning for drivers this St Patrick’s weekend – as 34 killed so...

Gardai will out in force targeting drivers under the influence of drink and drugs over the St Patrick’s Weekend. This is a traditionally a high...

Interested in being an amateur jockey? This is the perfect chance for you

This is an experience of a lifetime for Irish Horse Racing Fans. The Corinthian Challenge Charity Race Series is back for its fourth year running...

Grand Marshall for Portlaoise St Patrick’s Day parade has been announced

Brought to you in association with Joe Mallon Motors, Portlaoise Leading the St Patrick's Day parade down the streets of Portlaoise this year will be...
Camross Macra na Feirme had a brilliant weekend

Camross Macra to reach out into former branch stronghold this weekend

In order to strengthen you must grow, and that is exactly what Camross Macra na Feirme are doing by holding a recruitment drive in...

Women in Sport: All-Ireland winner, four-time All-Star and Laois football great Tracey Lawlor

Brought to you in association with The Heritage Hotel and Spa An All-Ireland winner, four All-Star awards, four Leinster senior county medals and countless club...

Deaths in Laois – Friday, March 15, 2019

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Patsy Doogue (Garrons), Stradbally, Laois Funeral Arrangements Later Muriel Percy (née Dagg) Kyledellig, Ballacolla, Laois Percy, Muriel...

Famous Dublin nightclub owned by Laois man is being sold

The legendary, timeless and monumental Copper Face Jacks has been put up for sale by Laois owner Cathal Jackson. 'Coppers' could sell for up to...

In Pictures: Amazing Asma serves up a treat at All-Ireland Bake-Off final

There is simply no stopping Asma Zulfiqar. Fresh from the representing her school and country in the international science competition in Botswana, the Scoil Chriost Rí...

WATCH: Laois players to the fore as Abu Dhabi win three Middle East championships

Six Laois natives were part of the Abu Dhabi na Fianna GAA club which lifted an incredible senior honours in hurling, men's football and...

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