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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.

Exhibition of renowned artist Una Sealy continues in Laois

‘Dialogues’, by Una Sealy RHA, is the summer exhibition currently on view in the Laois Arthouse. The exhhibiton contains eleven portraits of Una Sealy’s...

Over 200 bikers grant terminally ill boy’s ultimate wish

Portlaoise was the scene of more than one amazing feat on Sunday - over 200 people granted a terminally ill child a greatest wish. Six...

In Pictures: Laois ladies football and camogie development squads record final wins

Last weekend marked hugely beneficial competitions for Laois development squads in both camogie and ladies football. In camogie, the Laois Blues won their final in...

Deaths in Laois – Monday, July 8, 2019

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Denis Carter 25 The Crescent, Ballylinan, Laois Deeply regretted by his loving children Olivia,...

Twitter reacts to Laois hurlers beating Dublin and getting to the All-Ireland quarter-final

WHAT. A. GAME! Laois hurlers have sent Dublin crashing out of this year’s All Ireland championship thanks to a thrilling win in O’Moore Park. In a...

LIVE BLOG: Laois hurlers host Dublin in O’Moore Park for All-Ireland quarter-final place

It’s only been a week since the Laois senior hurling team claimed the Joe McDonagh Cup in Croke Park and now they’re out again in another...

Young woman killed in road crash in Laois this morning

Gardaí are investigating a fatal road traffic collision that occurred on Lea Road, Portarlington, Co. Laois this morning Sunday 7th July, 2019 at approximately...

Traffic congestion in Portlaoise as huge crowds arrive for O’Moore Park double header

Laois fans are being advised to park well away from O'Moore Park this afternoon as a huge crowd has turned up for today's double...

Your guide to the Laois hurlers preliminary All-Ireland quarter-final clash against Dublin

It's only been a week since the Laois senior hurling team claimed the Joe McDonagh Cup in Croke Park and now they're out again...

National ‘Soundest Town’ prize goes to Laois area for the month of June

One Laois town has won the Cadbury 'Sound Town' of the month award for June. Mountrath received the prestigious national award and Heather Rice, who...

Back to school allowances should be applied for – O’Loughlin

Local TD Fiona O’Loughlin wants to remind constituents that it’s still not too late to apply for the Back to School Clothing and Footwear...

Cheddar Plunkett has his say on ‘madness’ and ‘tokenism’ surrounding seven day turnaround for...

Laois hurling veteran Seamus 'Cheddar' Plunkett has given his thoughts on the little turnaround the Laois senior hurlers have before they play Dublin in...

Laois camogie just lose out as Grace guides Tipperary to victory

Laois 1-10 Tipperary 0-15 All Ireland intermediate camogie championship round 3 It was a game of narrow margins and one Laois almost had the winnings of were...

Good Week, Bad Week: Promotions, Leinster semi-finals and special guests

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,...

Laois hurling veteran Plunkett gives his reaction to Laois’s Joe McDonagh Cup win

On this week's GAA Hour with Colm 'Woolly' Parkinson, podcast regular and staunch Laois hurling man Seamus 'Cheddar' Plunkett gave his reaction to Laois...

Our guide to the game as Laois camogie play first championship game on home...

Today sees the Laois intermediate camogie side face off against Tipperary in their first home game of the All-Ireland championship. Here's our guide to the...

Deaths in Laois – Saturday July 6, 2019

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Annie Bergin (née Moffitt) Cromogue, Mountrath, Laois Annie Bergin, Cromogue, Mountrath, Co.Laois, (Eircode R32...

In Pictures: Inter-schools golf competitions, President’s prizes and open weeks

Mountrath Golf Club and Abbeyleix Golf Club have certainly had a busy few weeks; between an inter-schools golf competition and President's prizes in Abbeyleix...

‘Government is making fools out of those who depend upon Portlaoise Hospital’ – Stanley

Laois TD Brian Stanley has today told the Government to not 'take the people of Laois for granted' after further delays expected in the...

Portlaoise AFC Ladies prove worthy winners after tough battle in Navan

Portlaoise AFC 4 Torro United 2 Division One women's league Portlaoise AFC Ladies proved worthy winners after tough battle in Navan against new entrants to the KDFL,...

Three-year sentence handed to man who seriously assaulted Laois footballer

According to Midlands 103, a three year imprisonment sentence has been handed to a man who seriously assaulted Laois footballer Daniel O'Reilly. In April last...
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Laois TD gets a new title after Sinn Féin reshuffle

A Laois TD has gotten responsibilities for a new role after a Sinn Féin reshuffle. TD Brian Stanley will take up the responsibility for Agriculture,...

Stradbally duo ‘overwhelmed’ at response ahead of Kolbe Special School fundraiser

The committee behind the unique Kolbe Special School fundraiser say they have been overwhelmed at the positive response that they have received from the...

St Joseph’s upset the odds against league final searching Portlaoise

St Joseph’s 3-10 Portlaoise 2-11 ACFL Division 1A St Joseph’s upset the odds to deny Portlaoise a place in the division 1A league final - for...

In Pictures: History of the O’Moore clan remembered at launch of the Fort Protector

Last Friday June 28 marked the official launch of the Fort Protector Conservation Phase and Old Fort Festival at the newly revamped Fitzmaurice Place. The...

Laois woman looking to publish a book on her extraordinary life

A Laois resident with an extraordinary life story is looking to publish her memoirs. Mary Fullerton, who moved to Ireland from England in 2003, was...

WATCH: Familiar faces appear in new music video shot in Laois

What do you get if you cross Colm ‘Woolly’ Parkinson, two alsatians and a few suspicious characters? A new music video shot in county...

Raheen Vintage Club gearing up for 10th anniversary with impressive vintage rally and working...

Raheen Vintage club are getting their gears ready for a Vintage Rally and Working Day on Sunday, July 21. Corbally, on the Portlaoise road in...

Deaths in Laois – Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Timothy (Tim) Kilmartin Camross, Laois Timothy (Tim) Kilmartin, Camross, Portlaoise, Co. Laois. June 30,...

Two Laois players in contention for Player of the Week in hurling and football

These two Laois players gave spectacular performances in both the Laois footballers and Laois hurlers outings at the weekend, and now they are being...

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