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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.

Trenchtown announces over 50 acts set to bring the heat to Electric Picnic

Trenchtown, a well-established area of Electric Picnic, has announced 50 acts for Ireland's hottest music and arts festival, taking place in our very own...

Young Laois singer set to make debut music video in her home town this...

This girl could be the next big thing. A young singer from Portlaoise has been signed by a management company and is set to make...

In Pictures: Two lucky Laois students win €1,000 scholarship each to secondary school

Scholarships to secondary school may be relatively unheard of in Laois, but Portlaoise College are changing that. They have offered a scholarship or bursary worth...

Deaths in Laois – Thursday, June 13, 2019

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Thomas(Tom) Butler Cork Road, Durrow, Laois Peacefully, surrounded by his family, in the loving...

Lucky punter makes generous donation to Laois Hospice

A lucky punter has donated his earnings of €500 to the Laois Hospice Foundation. Frank Kieran donated his winnings following his success in a Charity...

Two businesses on Portlaoise Main Street close in recent weeks

Two eateries have closed on Main Street Portlaoise in the past few weeks. La Lola Tapas and Chipmongers takeaway have both closed on Main Street. La...

Turner takes home gold at the Swimming World Series in Berlin

Laois Paralympian Nicole Turner has brought home a haul of three medals back to Portarlington with her after the final leg of the Para...
Deaths in Laois

Deaths in Laois – Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Fintan Doran Clontarf, Dublin / Killeshin, Laois DORAN Fintan, (Clontarf, Dublin and Keelogue, Killeshin,...

In Pictures: Over €13,900 raised for Mountmellick teenager Dillon Payne

Saturday night saw different groups of people come together to present two cheques for Dillon Payne, a Mountmellick teenager who is battling Hodgkin’s lymphoma. €13,950...

“You have to go earn your right to play in Croke Park and we...

Saturday last saw the Laois senior hurlers reach the Joe McDonagh Cup final with a game to spare, and clasp a chance to play...

Three Laois men selected on the Irish wheelchair hurling panel

Three Laois men are among the 12 players who will make up the first ever international wheelchair hurling squad. Croke Park was the venue for...

Portlaoise family on the never-ending fight to get services for their child with intellectual...

Leighanne and Gerard Roche have been fighting a battle that has become all-too familiar for many parents of a child with intellectual disabilities. Their son...

Substations, high-profile retirements and the All-Ireland Feile – it’s our top stories of the...

NEWS Laois group against controversial power project issue statement after national exposé A Laois anti-substation group have issued a statement after RTÉ Investigates exposé surrounding oil leaks Long-serving Laois...

Property Watch: Five of the most expensive properties in Laois for sale at the...

This week's Property Watch features five of the most expensive properties for sale in Laois at the moment. Featured here are properties in Portarlington, Ballybrittas,...

Laois farm equipment stolen in part of €160,000 large-scale regional theft spree

Laois farm technology has been stolen in what is believed to have been a co-ordinated theft of €160,000 worth of John Deere equipment in...

All-inclusive GAA sessions going from strength to strength in The Rock

In February, the wheels were set in motion for all-inclusive Gaelic football sessions for children with additional needs to play, learn and interactive in...

In Pictures: Laois Martial Arts win big at All-Irelands

Laois Martial Arts had a busy few weeks taking part in the All Irelands over two separate weekends in April and May. The event...

Ten Talking Points as Laois reach Joe McDonagh Cup final with game to spare

The Laois senior hurlers have won for the third straight game to reach the final of the Joe McDonagh Cup.  And here is a more...

LIVE BLOG: Laois hurlers travel to Kerry in hopes of reaching Joe McDonagh final

One more win for the Laois hurlers would guarantee them a coveted place in the Joe McDonagh final, but the overcome of this round...

Three-time All-Ireland winner with Wexford and son of Laois dies aged 87

Tributes have poured in following the death of three-time All-Ireland hurling winner with Wexford and son of Laois Ned Wheeler. Wheeler was born in Rathdowney...

Your guide as Laois hurlers face Kerry and make their claim for a place...

The Laois hurlers take on Kerry in Round 4 of the Joe McDonagh Cup in Austin Stacks Park Tralee at 3pm today, Saturday June...

Good Week, Bad Week: Power outages, All-Irelands and stolen car parts

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: Rathdowney/Errill Golf Classic a resounding success

Rathdowney/Errill GAA Club hosted their annual Golf Classic on Friday 24 and Saturday 25 May on the beautifully manicured Rathdowney Golf Course, providing a serious...

€68,000 worth of cannabis seized in Portlaoise yesterday

Yesterday, Thursday June 6, as a result of routine operations, Revenue officers seized 3.4kgs of herbal cannabis with an estimated street value of €68,000...

Laois U-20 football squad name starting team for Carlow clash

The Laois U-20 football management have named their team to face Carlow in the second round of the Andrew Corden Cup tomorrow, Saturday June...

Power outage leaves Laois town in the dark

A Laois County Councillor has called for representatives from the ESB to meet with the public after a power outrage left parts of Abbeyleix...

Long-serving Laois school principal reflects on his 40-year teaching career as he gets set...

It's a Wednesday evening on the grounds of the recently-built Holy Family NS, a project which came to fruition in 2016, when it first...

Women in Sport: WATCH – Irish Paralympian Nicole Turner on her dreams for Toyko...

Brought to you in association with The Heritage Hotel and Spa Killenard  For this week's Women in Sport, we decided to change it up a...

EXPLAINED: How Laois can reach Joe McDonagh final and how the championship currently stands

Laois hurlers travel to Austin Stack Park, Tralee, this Saturday as they take on Kerry in this round four clash of the Joe McDonagh...

Laois Puppy of the Year has been crowned

The Laois Puppy of the Year has been named. Petmania announced Westhighland Terrier Lola as the Laois winning puppy at their Grand Final event in...

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