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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.

Three new Autism classes for Laois – Fleming

Today a Laois TD confirmed that the Department of Education & Skills have approved new Special Autism (ASD) Primary classes/units within the county. These new...

Women in Sport: Meet one of Laois’s greatest camogie players – Sarah-Anne Fitzgerald

Brought to you in association with The Heritage Hotel and Spa Killenard  The name Sarah-Anne Fitzgerald has long been synonymous with Laois camogie. With an impressive...

Brilliant Byrne sisters speak about basketball world championships and balancing intercounty sports

There is arguably not a busier pair of siblings in Laois than the Byrne sisters. The Portlaoise teenagers are a triple threat in basketball, football...

PROFILED: The Laois teenagers representing Ireland in the world basketball championships

Scoil Chríost Rí competed a remarkable feat last year as they qualified to represent Ireland in the International Schools Basketball World championships in Greece 2019. This is...

Portlaoise hospital among those hoping to recruit EU nurses amidst Brexit uncertainty

Midlands Regional Hospital, Portlaoise, is among the hospitals aiming to recruit at Nursing and Midwifery Job Fair in London on Saturday, April 13. The NHS...

Laois woman Ava storms home with two gold medals at the national indoor championships

Laois woman Ava O'Connor had a highly successful weekend at the national indoor athletic championships, bringing home two gold medals in the 1500 metres...

All of today’s GAA results across the county

It was an immensely busy day across the board in football, hurling, camogie and ladies football with national league, Leinster and club fixtures all...

Na Fianna take Feile B honours as Weston and Mulhall point them to victory

Na Fianna 1-7 Rosenallis 0-1 Feile na NGael final group B Na Fianna will be the second hurling team heading to Cork to represent Laois this...

Property Watch: Five of the best apartments currently for sale in Portlaoise

This week's Property Watch focuses on five of the best apartments currently for sale in Portlaoise. Among the locations covered are; Stradbrook, Bridle Walk, Ashbrook...

Household incomes, wonder goals and Emmy nominations – it’s our top stories of the...

NEWS Laois households among the lowest disposable incomes in the country Laois has placed 20th of 26 counties in terms of the average household disposable income...

Good news for Laois commuters regarding Dublin-Limerick bus service

On Friday the news broke that the JJ Kavanagh's bus route from Dublin to Limerick serving Borris-in-Ossory, Mountrath and Castletown would no longer stop...

Your guide to the game as Laois ladies footballers finish league campaign against Cavan

This weekend sees Laois travel to their last game of the league, playing Cavan. Here is all you need to know before the game: When, where,...

Mountmellick CountryLife manager set to run 200km for Temple Street Children’s Hospital

A doting dad and Mountmellick Glanbia CountryLife branch manager, Paddy Marsh, running the Ultra Marathon for Temple Street. The busy father of four is to...
There was disappointment for Alison Miller and the Ireland ladies rugby team this evening

Huge honour bestowed as Laois rugby star Alison Miller asked to join Barbarians team

Laois and former Irish international rugby star Alison Miller has received a call up from the Barbarians team, one of the biggest honours in...

Deaths in Laois – Saturday, April 6, 2019

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Bridie O'Brien 15 New Road, Portlaoise, Laois Bridie O’Brien 15 New Road Portlaoise Co....

The Heath Golf club hosting fashion extravaganza

It's back and bigger than ever. The Heath Golf Club Fashion Show Extravaganza returns on Tuesday 9 April at 7.30pm. The event will be held...

Wins for Clough-Ballacolla, Stradbally and all of tonight’s other GAA results

It was another extremely busy day on the Laois club scene as 15 games went ahead this evening. See below for all results: Clough-Ballacolla 1-18 The...

Excitement building as Laois secondary school set to represent Ireland at world basketball championships

There doesn't seem to be a sport in the world that the students of Scoil Chríost Rí haven't excelled in. The Portlaoise all-girls school are...

Children with additional needs given the opportunity to ‘Rock’ by local GAA community

This is an extraordinary initiative by The Rock GAA club. Every Sunday, the Rock GAA Club are running Gaelic football sessions for children with additional...

CEO of National Roads Authority contacted over bus services in three Laois communities being...

Today the news broke that the JJ Kavanagh's bus service from Dublin to Limerick will no longer be stopping in Borris-in-Ossory, Mountrath and Castletown. They will...

Laois woman nominated for prestigious BAFTA award

The well-deserved accolades keep rolling in for Portlaoise woman Aoife Bower, formerly Dunne. Aoife is a series producer of The Big Narstie Show, which has...
Zach Tuohy celebrates after his first Geelong game

Laois AFL star Tuohy and partner Price share first pictures of new baby boy

Laois AFL star Zach Tuohy and his partner Rebecca Price have both shared adorable pictures after the birth of the latest member of the...

Huge blow to local communities as bus service to pull out stops off Dublin-Limerick...

A huge blow has come to Borris-in-Ossory, Mountrath and Castletown commuters using the JJ Kavanagh Bus service from Dublin to Limerick, as it was...

Laois woman speaks about following her Army dreams and becoming Defence Forces Recruit of...

Even though the number of women in the Defence Forces has risen over the years, there is still the perception that it is a...

Women in Sport: From Portlaoise to the Seoul Olympics – it’s Anne Keenan-Buckley

Brought to you in association with The Heritage Hotel and Spa No shining medals adorn the walls of Olympian Anne Keenan-Buckey's house. No magnificent plaques or...

Deaths in Laois – Friday, April 5, 2019

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Niall Phelan 15 Cluin Inn, Mountrath, Laois Niall (Nally) Phelan 15 Cluin Inn, Mountrath,...

Comerford’s University of Limerick crowned fresher All-Ireland hurling champions

Laois senior hurler Ciaran Comerford now has his hands on an All-Ireland medal after his first year University of Limerick side claimed the final...

Laois celebrity appearing on this week’s Late Late Show

A well-known Laois man and Durrow native is one of the top guests of this weekend's Late Late Show on RTÉ. Comedian Bernard O’Shea and...

Site for Portlaoise secondary school raised in Dáil

The issue of locating a site for the building of the new Dunamase College, Portlaoise, was raised with the Minister for Education and Skills...

Laois man Martin receives Basketball Coach of the Month award

A Laois man has been chosen as the a basketball Coach for Month for March. Portlaoise native Martin Conroy was selected as Basketball Ireland Men's...

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