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Siún Lennon is currently studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and hopes to pursue a career in the media after finishing her degree.
Neil Foyle is hoping to lead the younger lads by example

‘We want to do better as a county, that’s why we come back every...

Laois senior hurler Neil Foyle expressed his ambition and motivation for the upcoming season when he met the local media after training in Heywood last...

REVEALED: Where Laois secondary school students are most likely to go to college

The most popular colleges where Laois students attended in 2018 has been revealed. According to the Irish Independent's Feeder schools report, IT Carlow has taken...

In Pictures: Festive spirit runs high at Mountmellick’s Christmas fair

The rain couldn’t keep the crowds away as hundreds of Christmas shoppers turned up to Mountmellick’s festive fair. Even local celebrities turned out as Kyllian...

Leinster’s youngest ever Carer of the Year speaks about his love for his brother

Sitting down in the Ryan's kitchen in Portlaoise, 10-year-old Sean reveals just how he managed to become Leinster Carer of the Year. "I look after...

Deaths in Laois – Monday, December 3, 2018

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Liam Linden The Oak, O’Moore’s Forest, Mountmellick, Laois / Rockcorry, Monaghan Liam Linden, aged...
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O’Dempsey’s and Rosenallis go through to U21 ‘B’ football semi-finals

O'Dempsey's and Rosenallis craved out wins in round one of the Laois Shopping Centre U-21 ‘B’ football championship to bring them into the semi-finals...

Crettyard advance in FAI Junior Cup and Towerhill face a narrow defeat in this...

A number of games in the CCFL were called off this weekend but we are delighted to bring you the sporting results from the...

EirGrid release statement following meeting with Laois residents

EirGrid have released a statement following their meeting with the Ratheniska, Spink, Timahoe (RTS) substation action group over the controversial power project in Ratheniska. EirGrid chief...

Incredible Stradbally pharmacist raises huge sum for little Mary-Claire’s treatment fund

An incredible Stradbally pharmacist has completed her first marathon and raised €3,555 for the Mary Claire Knowles' treatment fund in the process. Rose Maher, Mary...

Talking Music: Laois trio Vocalese ready to wow the Dunamaise

The exquisite vocal harmonies of 'Vocalese' are ready to bring down the house at the Dunamaise Arts Centre this December with new tunes and...

Laois author’s work features in new Irish crime anthology

A Portlaoise author has published a short story in a new Irish crime anthology. Mark Bastow has previously written novels and short stories on the supernatural,...

Laois Rector embarks on five day fast for charity

A Church of Ireland rector in Portlaoise has began a 100 hour fast to raise money for Christian Aid. Rector Peter Tarleton started the fast...

Mountrath student receives best Leaving Cert biology results in the country

What an amazing achievement this is. A former Mountrath CS student was awarded for receiving the best Leaving Cert biology results in the country. Katy White...

Mosque open day welcomes all to 2018 event

On December 1, 2018, Portlaoise Mosque is opening doors to all. The Portlaoise Mosque is inviting neighbours and for the wider community to come and...

Deaths in Laois – Saturday, December 1, 2018

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Kevin Young St Brigid's Place, Portlaoise, Laois / Cloneygowan, Offaly St Brigid's Place, Portlaoise...

WATCH: Adorable Mountmellick boy Kyllian wows on Late Late Toy Show

Six year Kyllian Forde may have just found his way into every heart in the country after his adorable and highly informative appearance on...

New Laois intermediate camogie manager has been announced

Laois Camogie County Board have recently announced the new Laois Intermediate Camogie Manager for 2019. Donal Franks will be taking charge of the side for 2019. Donal...

Laois woman’s new book aims to tackle climate change by eating local

Laois woman Lisa Fingleton has decided she wants to contribute real change to the environment and put pen to paper to deliver 'The Local...

Laois Civil Defence base to remain in Mountmellick for 10 more years

Sites and premises for Laois Civil Defence were raised by three Laois county councillors at the latest full council meeting. Councillors Caroline Dwane Stanley, Catherine...

Thirteen year old girl hospitalised after alleged attack

An alleged assault on a Portlaoise teenager is now being investigated by Gardaí. The incident happened at a shopping centre in the town last Saturday. A...

Mountrath CS student becomes first ever Laois winner for top Leaving Cert Applied results

A former Mountrath CS student received formal recognition of her outstanding Leaving Cert Applied results at the weekend. Margaret, or Maggie, Houlihan received a Feargal...

Ballyroan community to launch book on village and GAA club history at special event

A very significant event is taking place in Ballyroan this Saturday, December 1. A detailed book on the history of the GAA club and village...

Our guide to What’s On at the weekend

Brought to you by Laois Tourism  My, my, my. What a weekend this is! It’s a very busy weekend in Laois with lots of Christmas markets...

Group against controversial power project to escalate campaign following meeting with Eirgird

The group who have been fighting against the building of a big substation for nearly a decade are now escalating their campaign efforts after a...

Sixty-eight elderly people have waited on trolleys for over 24 hours in Portlaoise hospital

Sixty-eight elderly people have waited on trolleys for over 24 hours in the Midlands Regional Hospital, Portlaoise. This is according to statistics released to Sinn...

Laois Arts Centre scoops prestigious National Enterprise Towns awards

Huge congratulations are due to Mountmellick Arts Centre after collecting the 'Town Initiatives of the Year' prize at the Bank Of Ireland National Enterprise Towns...

Social media campaign set up for Mountmellick boy to star on worldwide chatshow ‘Ellen’

Could you imagine what joy it would bring if this happened? A Laois mother has put out a heartfelt appeal on social media to give...

Johnny Sexton’s lucky boots earn €25,500 in Laois auction to help ill schoolgirl

Johnny Sexton's iconic drop goal boots have sold in Laois for €25,000 to help a young schoolgirl get treatment for a serious illness. The World Player...

‘One in eight crimes are committed on bail’ Laois councillor calls for more stringent...

"One in eight crimes are committed by people out on bail," this was the statement made by cllr James Kelly at the latest Laois...

Laois schools line out in first year rugby blitz

The scene was set in Togher rugby grounds as four local secondary schools did battle in a first year blitz recently. St Mary's Portlaoise CBS,...

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