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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.

Supermac’s owner states Togher Plaza will be on a scale of ‘European significance’

Speaking at the announcement of 300 jobs across six regions in the Midlands, Supermac's owner Pat McDonagh stated that the proposed motorway plaza development at...

Massive increase in numbers of Laois people setting up new websites

According to a new study, Laois has recorded a massive increase in people setting up new websites. The study, done by 'IE Domain Registry' shows...

Deaths in Laois – Saturday, February 9, 2019

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Una Philomena McCormack Wooden Bridge, Ballybrittas, Laois Beloved wife of the late Patrick. Deeply...

Milk group turns slurry spreader on TD after he compares farming to fracking in...

The Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers Association (ICMSA) has hit out at Wexford TD Mick Wallace as he compared farming to gas-fracking in the Dáil...

Spectacular St Fergal’s camogie hoping to build on Leinster success this weekend

What a season it has been for St Fergal's camogie. The senior team comprehensively defeated Kilbeggan, Westmeath to make it through to the Leinster final. Here,...

Laois Ploughing enters a new era while matches start up this month

Laois County Ploughing has entered a new era and are getting set for some action-packed days out this February.  At the recent Laois County Ploughing...

Deaths in Laois – Friday, February 8, 2019

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Anna Thérèsa Doyle (née Troy) Cabinteely, Dublin / Clonaslee, Laois Anna Thérèsa Doyle (née...
Tonight's outcome could have a crucial baring on the remainder of the season

All of this weekend’s CCFL soccer fixtures

It's all back to normal with the Combined Counties Football League fixtures as teams got back into action last weekend. Mountmellick started the year off...

WATCH: Laois rugby duo Miller and Hooban open up about special relationship

Emma Hooban and Alison Miller are a unique dyad on the Irish rugby scene. The Laois duo go way back, far beyond when Emma earned...
Ballyfin House

Spectacular Ballyfin Demesne to star on British show on ‘Posh Hotels’

This is certainly one worth watching. The luxurious Ballyfin Demense was filmed as part of one of the 'Posh Hotels' series looking at the glitz...

Our guide to what’s on in Laois this weekend

Brought to you by Laois Tourism There’s lots of drama in Laois this weekend, thankfully all on stage!   The Mountmellick Drama Group is performing...

Laois rugby duo named to start on Ireland Women’s second Six Nations game

The Laois rugby duo of Alison Miller and Emma Hooban have both been named to start in the Irish Women's side to face Scotland in...

‘Local support has been amazing’ as Laois nurses engage on day three of strike...

"Local support has been amazing. Different businesses have been offering us free teas and coffees, the Irish prison service have been out with soup...

Deaths in Laois – Thursday, February 7, 2019

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Eddie (The Bunman) Clare Ballaghmore, Borris-in-Ossory, Laois / Roscrea, Tipperary / Borris, Carlow Eddie...

Twitter reacts to new documentary on Midlands Prison Portlaoise

Tonight a new documentary on the Midlands Prison Portlaoise aired on TV for the very first time. Inside Ireland’s Biggest Prison: True Lives premiered on...

Castletown appoint recently departed Wexford camogie boss as new manager

The former Wexford senior camogie manager has been appointed as the manager of the Castletown senior hurling team. Martin Carey, a former goalkeeper for Kilkenny...

Well-known Laois man speaks about importance of water safety

A well-known former Garda Superintendent and adopted Laois man has spoken about the importance of water safety. Noel McCarthy spoke about the origins of Laois...

In Pictures: Finline Furniture celebrate 40 years in business with Foxford Woollen Mills collaboration

To celebrate their 40th year in business, Finline Furniture have joined creative forces with fellow Irish interiors brand, Foxford Woollen Mills, for their latest...
Deaths in Laois

Deaths in Laois – Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Eddie (The Bunman) Clare Ballaghmore, Borris-in-Ossory, Laois / Roscrea, Tipperary / Borris, Carlow Eddie...

In Pictures: Laois nurses engage on day two of strike action

Nurses and midwives from the Midlands Regional Hospital, Portlaoise, have joined in with the 37,000 others on day two of 24-hour strike action. This comes...

‘You don’t have two weeks to dwell in sorrow,’ Laois ladies football manager Gibson...

Sunday was a tough debut for Laois Ladies football manager David Gibson and his young side as they came up against a dominant Armagh...

Castletown man to take charge of Park-Ratheniska/Timahoe hurlers

A Castletown man is set to manage the relatively recently formed hurling club of Park-Ratheniska/Timahoe. David Cuddy has been appointed manager of the newest hurling...

Sinn Féin Bill aims to protect mortgage holders against vulture funds – Stanley

Laois TD Brian Stanley spoke about Sinn Féin's 'No Consent No Sale' Bill in the Dáil last night. Speaking on the Bill, Deputy Stanley said:...

Nigerian native and former Mayor of Portlaoise set to run in Local Elections again

The man who was Ireland's first black mayor is set to run in this year's Local Elections in Portlaoise. LaoisToday understands that the Nigerian-born Rotimi...

Deaths in Laois – Monday, February 4, 2019

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Baby Tom Sheppard Plenderleith D15, Castleknock, Dublin / Durrow, Laois Baby Tom 29/05/2018 -...

In Pictures: Mountmellick Utd win first ever CCFL Futsal Cup

Mountmellick Utd 28 Raharney Utd 4 CCFL Futsal Cup Mountmellick Utd have won the first ever CCFL Futsal Cup after a 24-goal victory over Westmeath's Raharney...
An exciting new venture for the Midlands Schoolboys League

FAI Junior Cup defeat for Crettyard Utd and all of this weekend’s CCFL results

After a longer than normal winter break this season, the Combined Counties Football League got back to action this weekend. As the League introduced their...

Laois ladies footballers suffer heavy first round defeat at the hands of Armagh

Armagh 5-13 Laois 1-10 Division 2 round 1  It was a tough ask of this young intermediate Laois side to begin their National League campaign against...

Nurses’ strike, passing of much-loved Parish Priest and Laois football – it’s all in...

NEWS Laois nurses go on strike Laois nurses and midwives joined in with over 3,000 of their colleagues on strike on Thursday, January 30. Tributes paid to...

LIVE BLOG: Laois senior hurlers take on Waterford and Laois ladies footballers face off...

Today is a busy day on the intercounty scene as two Laois sides are out in action around the county at 2pm. Laois senior hurlers...

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