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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.

Election Diary: Wheelchairs users have their say, facilities for young people and pay for...

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union Irish Wheelchair Association users lay down their concerns  Service users and staff from the Irish Wheelchair...

Deaths in Laois – Thursday, April 18, 2019

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Margaret (Madge) Quigley (née Rigney) Yewston Estate & late of Sarsfield Street, Nenagh,...

Bus service from Roscrea to Portlaoise begins tomorrow

Great news for Laois commuters as the Local Link Laois-Offaly new bus service between Roscrea and Portlaoise begins tomorrow, Thursday April 18. Earlier this month...

Former Lady President of Mountrath Golf Club remembered fondly as she is laid to...

The former Lady President and Captain of Mountrath Golf Club was remembered fondly as she was laid to rest in St Fintan's Cemetery, Mountrath...

Minister for Justice and Equality contacted about putting continuous white line on Laois road

The office of the Minister for Justice and Equality Charlie Flanagan was contacted about reinstating the white lines and signs at Bondra Lane on...

Councillors reminisce the Blue Bridge at county council meeting

Is there any wealthy Laois billionaires who want to donate to the resurrection of the Blue Bridge in Portlaoise, akin to the donations being...

Laois woman opens up about her Parkinson’s experience on national television

On Monday night a Laois woman spoke openly about her experience with Parkinson's disease on Claire Byrne Live. Raheen native and mother of four Martina...
Nicole Turner competed in three finals at the weekend

WATCH: Irish Paralympian Nicole Turner visits first local school as Olympic ambassador

In March it was revealed that Paralympic athlete and Portarlington teenager Nicole Turner was chosen as the Ambassador for the Olympic of Ireland Sport Federation. On...
Deaths in Laois

Deaths in Laois – Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Berna Canning (née McCormack) Mountmellick, Laois/Castlebar, Mayo Canning (nee McCormack), Berna (Dundrum, Dublin and...

Call for applications for 2019 Town and Village Renewal Scheme

Funding of up to €200,000 is available for rural towns and villages across Laois through the 2019 . This is according to Laois/Offaly TD and...

Leinster semi-final calls for Laois minor ladies footballers

The Laois minor ladies have qualified for the semi-finals of the Leinster ‘B’ championship. This comes as Wexford stunned in a victory over Longford on...

Laois Hurlers Golf Society getting into the swing of things with first outing of...

Many golfers look towards April as the real start of the golfing season with the Masters Tournament generally regarded as the official start as...

Rathdowney man flies the flag proudly for Laois at national Mr Personality festival 2019

As the 14th annual Mr Personality Festival took place last weekend, a Rathdowney man named Colin Dowling flew the flag high for Laois at...

Deaths in Laois – Monday, April 15, 2019

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Anthony Tobin Late of Woodbrook, Mountrath, Laois Anthony Tobin, late of Woodrook, Mountrath, Co.Laois....

Property Watch: Four commercial properties that are currently for sale in Main Street Portlaoise

For this week's Property Watch we thought we'd look at commerical/retail properties that are currently on sale on Main Street, Portlaoise Here is our Property...

Ballyroan-Abbey see out second half thriller to earn Feile place

Ballyroan Abbey 2-2 The Harps 2-1 Feile na nÓg final group B Ballyroan-Abbey are through to the All-Ireland Feile after defeating The Harps by a single...

Jobs boost for Laois, sterling service to the community and outrage on Twitter –...

We're back with another installment of our top stories of the week. Read on to find out more on a recent huge jobs announcement for...

In Pictures: Laois Association Dublin celebrates 70 years in style

On Sunday April 7 The Laois Association Dublin marked its 70th Anniversary with a special lunch in The Gresham Hotel Dublin. The Association was established...

Local Macra na Feirme gearing up for third annual tractor run

Portlaoise Macra na Feirme are getting their gears set to host their third annual tractor run on Easter Monday, April 22. This year's Tractor Run...

Laois Minister and Senator in ‘nutjob’ row in the Seanad

Well-known senator David Norris labeled any one opposing an amendment put forward in the Seanad last Wednesday a 'nutjob', including Minister for Justice and...
Players from 14 clubs will represent Laois at U-13 Leinster hurling blitzes

Wins for Rosenallis, Clough-Ballacolla, Camross and how division 1 is shaping up

Each team of division 1 was out in action on this bitterly cold Saturday night around the county. Clough-Ballacolla maintained their winning streak, defeating last...

Second half comeback too late for Laois minor ladies against Westmeath

Laois 3-12 Westmeath 5-10 Leinster Ladies Minor ‘B’ Championship Round 3 A second half comeback by the Laois minor ladies wasn't enough to overturn the strong...

Remember the Game: Laois ladies footballers hold their nerve to draw final round of...

Laois 0-12 Galway 0-12  Bord Gais Ladies NFL division one final round As the Laois ladies approach their final game of the national league this weekend...

Good Week, Bad Week: All-Stars, beef crisis and fantastic fundraisers

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...

Laois club championship camogie fixtures have been announced

The dates for the Laois intermediate camogie club championship games have been made. This year's championship begins in April and will see no games played...

Portlaoise Panthers ready to rock with ‘The Voice’ of Laois

It's the Portlaoise Panthers basketball club main fundraiser of the year and they look set to bring down the roof of the Midlands Park...

Laois minor ladies have it all to play for in this Leinster final round...

It's all to play for today for the Laois minor ladies as a win over Westmeath would see them qualify for a Leinster semi-final...

Election Diary: A ‘time for change’, road accidents at Garryhinch Cross and 1916 commemorations

Brought to you association with People First Credit Union Safety measures at Garryhinch Cross Portarlington  Offaly Fianna Fáil councillor Eddie Fitzpatrick from Cloneygowan says he is...

Deaths in Laois – Saturday, April 13, 2019

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Joe Doyle Maryborough Village, Portlaoise, Laois / Gorey, Wexford Doyle Joe, Monksbridge, Maryborough Village,...

Four remarkable Portlaoise women awarded sports scholarships at DCU

Four Portlaoise women flew the flag for Laois at Dublin City University this week when they were awarded scholarships for excellence in sport. Eimear O'Sullivan...

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