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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.

Mountmellick and Errill to meet in the junior B championship football final

Mountmellick 1-9 Arles-Kilcruise 0-5 Laois Shopping Centre SFC Junior 'B' semi-final The rain held off in Stradbally until the 28th minute, which was when the floodgates...

Amazing comedic acts lined up for this year’s Electric Picnic

Foil Arms and Hog, David O'Doherty, Daniel Sloss, Jason Byrme, Ardal O'Hanlon, Deirdre O'Kane.... and so much more! Nestled a quiet corner of Electric Picnic,...

‘Funding for Alzheimer Society in Laois/Offaly must be increased,’ – Nolan

Local TD Carol Nolan has called on the Minister for Health, Simon Harris, to commit to seeking a significant increase in the budgetary support...

WATCH: Laois musician teams up with Midlands Sign Language group for new love song

A Portlaoise artist is releasing an orginal track featuring the Midland's Irish Sign Language (ISL) group. Anti-folk artist Joe S is releasing the very special...

Our guide to what’s on at the weekend

Brought to you by Laois Tourism  After an incredible busy bank holiday weekend we still have lots to do in Laois. There are walks to...

Laois family and friends raise over €10,500 for Pieta House in memory of Adam

On Wednesday August 7 one Laois family presented a cheque of €10,586.72 to Pieta House, in memory of their brother, nephew, cousin and son,...

In Pictures: Laois GAA club is climbing aboard healthy club initiative

The days of going to the shop after training to get a handful of penny sweets and packet of Meanies are long gone. Health and...

Laois parents worried about ‘accommodation crisis’ – O’Loughlin

A local TD and Chair of the Oireachtas Education and Skills Committee has said that university students are facing an 'accommodation crisis' as each...

UPDATE: Missing Laois man has been found

A man previously reported as missing has been found. Declan Gibson was found after Gardaí tracked his phone to Cork today. He was last seen on...

In Pictures: Stradbally duo raise over €4,600 for Kolbe School with novel tattoo

Two of Stradbally's most well-known residents have raised a remarkable €4,604.54 by 'inking up' for Kolbe Special School. Life-long friends Bryan ‘Reggie’ Lalor and Joe...

Social media appeal launched to find missing Laois man

Family and friends of a Laois man that say he has been missing since yesterday have taken to social media to find him. Portarlington man...

Two Laois men line out for the Leinster Rugby U18 side in Edinburgh

Today saw two Laois men line out for the Leinster U18 clubs side in Edinburgh. Fionn McWey from Clonad and Rosenallis's David Dooley represented their...

Absence of regulation of gas installations must be addressed immediately – Fleming

Fianna Fáil TD for Laois and Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee, Seán Fleming, has called on the Government to urgently address the appalling...

Back to School costs must be reduced – Stanley

According to figures released this week by the Irish League of Credit Unions, it costs an average of €950 to send a child back...

Results and reports from today’s IHC and JHC games

Today saw round two of the intermediate and junior hurling championship being played out across four games. In the intermediate hurling, Camross and Borris-Kilcotton are...

Rathdowney-Errill crusade to victory with 18 point win over Ballinakill

Rathdowney-Errill 1-21 Ballinakill 0-6 Laois Shopping Centre SHC Round 1 Today saw Rathdowney-Errill stake their claim for the Bob O'Keeffe trophy by laying down a massive...

Ballyfin bounce back to mark return to SHC ‘A’ with an opening round win

Ballyfin 1-11 Clonaslee St Manman's 0-12 Laois Shopping Centre SHC Round One The pundits had this pipped to be a close encounter - and Ballyfin have...

The Week that Was: The top 10 stories of the past seven days

We look at back at our most viewed stories over the past seven days. Pregnant with quadruplets: Laois mother-to-be reveals shock and excitement ahead...

Laois minor camogs top off incredible season with Leinster crown

Laois 3-16 Meath 0-9 Leinster Minor B Cup Final The Laois minor camogie team have done it. Topping off their All-Ireland success earlier this year, Robert...

Moment in Time: Durrow says ‘Howya’ with their 2009 festival

For the week that's in it with another very successful Durrow Scarecrow festival taking place, we thought we'd look back at an equally charming...

Young father with Laois connections dies tragically in Australia

Tributes have been paid to a young Irish father with Laois connections who tragically died in Australia. Owen (Emmett) O'Connor of Cloneygowan died in Perth...

Mountrath flooding problem needs a solution – Stanley

Laois TD Brian Stanley is calling for works to be carried out to solve the problem of flooding in Mountrath. “As a native of the...

In Pictures: Laois Archery host successful national championship

Laois Archery had the enormous honour of hosting this year's IFAF Nationals on their outdoor course in Clonkeen last weekend. The two-day competition attracted over...

Our guide to the Leinster minor camogie final between Laois and Meath

What a way this would be to finish their year. The Laois minor camogie team have had a sensational season so far, winning the All-Ireland...

In Pictures: National Learning Network Portlaoise hoist their fifth Green Flag

Wednesday marked the day that the National Learning Network (NLN) Portlaoise hoisted their fifth Green Flag. Over 50 people attended the launch, which celebrated the...

Good Week, Bad Week: New presenting roles, Miss Macra and national medals

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,...

New RTÉ documentary focuses on the life of a Laois woman and her family

A new RTÉ Radio 1 Documentary on One focuses on both the heartbreaking yet uplifting story of Laois woman Nan Delaney. Nan suffering sickness throughout...

Laois man completes extraordinary Deca Ironman challenge

Ten Ironman Triathlons in 10 days. We must all be thinking the same thing - what is Chris Maguire made out of?! Chris, who owns the...

WATCH: 10 Questions with Denise Lawlor (St Paul’s)

Today, Saturday August 3 sees St Paul's and St Joseph's face off in refixed round two of the intermediate championship. St Paul's emerged as Laois...

WATCH: 10 Questions with Caitriona Crosby (St Joseph’s)

Today sees the refixed intermediate championship game between St Joseph's and St Paul's taking place in Emo today at 12pm. Ahead of the game, we...

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