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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.

Arles-Kilcruise record a vital win, O’Dempseys remain top of division 1A and all of...

Twelve games were down for decision tonight across divisions in hurling and football. The ACFL division 1A saw wins for O'Dempseys, Arles-Kilcruise and Graiguecullen. Meanwhile, Ballylinan,...

Laois hurling team announced for Joe McDonagh clash with Kerry

The Laois senior hurlers have announced their starting team for this weekend's meeting against Kerry. There is one change on the team which started in...

Laois minor hurling team announced for the Leinster quarter-final

The Laois minor hurling team has been announced for this Saturday's Leinster quarter-final showdown with Wexford. There is one change made from the team which...

Our guide to what’s on at the weekend around Laois

Brought to you by Laois Tourism It's summer and it’s a busy weekend all around Laois. There is a large garden festival in Spink...

Catalytic converters being stolen from cars in Laois town

Gardai in Portarlington have taken a number of recent reports of catalytic converters being stolen from cars. A catalytic converter is an exhaust emission control...

Laois group against controversial power project issue statement after national exposé

A Laois group who have strongly opposed the planned building of a huge substation for nearly a decade in their area have issued a...

‘Awful eyesore’ site in Laois town to be converted into new apartments

Described as being an 'awful eyesore,' the derelict former AIB building is set to be rejuvenated and converted into seven apartments in Portarlington. Alongside this...

Thirty-one extra Special Needs Assistants for Laois schools this September

There will be 31 extra Special Needs Assistants (SNAs) for Laois schools this coming September. This is according to Laois TD and Minister for Justice...

Drugs worth €120,000 seized in Portlaoise

On Monday June 3 Revenue officers at Portlaoise Mail Centre seized 6kg of herbal cannabis with an estimated street value of €120,000. The illegal drugs...

Tributes paid to ‘true son of Abbeyleix,’ the late Kevin Hutchinson

Tributes have been paid to the late Kevin Hutchinson from Abbeyleix, who was highly involved in both the Abbeyleix Bog Project and Abbeyleix Tennis...

‘Nowhere close to passing’ and bad smells among complaints by those who failed driving...

Being told they were 'nowhere close to passing' in Portlaoise, unruly smells and unfair instructions were just some of the complaints received by the...

Laois team wins All-Ireland Rounders competition in their debut year

A Laois team has won the All-Ireland under 13 Girls Feile after an exceptional display in their debut year. The Harps GAA Rounders won the...

In Pictures: Kids steal the show at the Barrowhouse and Killeen annual tractor run

The phenomenal Barrowhouse and Killeen annual tractor returned last weekend and with it saw tens of children line the street for their own Kiddie...
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Busy road in Laois closed due to crash

A road in Laois has been closed off due to a crash. The Stradbally to Athy Rd is closed and local diversions are in place...

Laois teenager earns top award for not missing a day of school in 13...

A Laois teenager has earned a top award from his secondary school for never missing a day of school during his time there, or...

In Pictures: Amazing atmosphere on show at Laois Africa Day

Laois African Day was back with a bang this June Bank Holiday weekend and delivered on its promise of being a day filled with...

In Pictures: Laois Hurlers Golf outing goes down a great success

Laois Hurlers Golf Society hosted their first outing of the year recently in the picturesque surroundings of Rathdowney Golf Club. With a large turnout,...

Laois Rose Sarah Bergin on future aspirations, confidence building and Tralee 2019

On Firday April 19 an announcement was made that would change Clonad woman Sarah Bergin's life forever - or for the next two years...

Laois woman honoured with national award after strength shown during battle with cancer

Last month Laois woman Una Kelly received the prestigious national VHI parkrun Hero of the Month award for managing to overcome adversity and turmoil...

Laois school choir bring the house down with performance at the National Concert Hall

A Laois school choir sang like angels and wowed the crowd with their performance at the National Concert Hall in Dublin last weekend. Holy Family...

In Pictures: St Mary’s CBS celebrate their Transition Year awards night

A large gathering of parents and students were in attendance on Monday night last, May 27, to acknowledge and celebrate the individual and collective...

Deaths in Laois – Monday, June 3, 2019

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Kevin Hutchinson Ballyroan Road, Abbeyleix, Laois Ex Coillte, after a long illness in the...

In Pictures: Ballylinan NS scrub up on their medical knowledge for Emergency Medicine Day

Monday May 27 saw the pupils of Ballylinan NS scrub up on their medical knowledge for Emergency Medicine Day. Midlands Regional Hospital Portlaoise, along with...

Property Watch: Six properties to rent between €950-€1,000 per month in Laois

Stradbrook, Stradbally Road, Portlaoise €1,000 per month Available to Move In: Immediately Lease: Minimum 1 Year Property Description: Register your interest by email only This is a fully-furnished two...

Laois ladies footballers bow out of Leinster intermediate championship at quarter-final stage

Laois 2-9 Meath 4-15 Leinster intermediate quarter-final Laois have bowed out of the Leinster intermediate championship following a 12 point loss to Meath today. Vikki Wall got...

In Pictures: Laois school wins serious support for LGFA training

A Laois secondary school has been named as one of 159 schools from around Ireland to receive jerseys and equipment for their teams as...

Laois and Offaly home help crisis raised in the Dáil as 500 people left...

According to Laois TD Brian Stanley, 500 constituents in Laois and Offaly are left on waiting lists for home help services. Speaking in the Dáil,...

What you need to know as Laois ladies enter the Leinster intermediate quarter final

This Sunday sees the Laois LGFA footballers take the first step in their 2019 Leinster intermediate championship campaign. Here is what you need to...

Laois hairdresser blows them all away at national hairdressing competition

A Portlaoise haridresser has achieved a huge feat in taking home a second place prize after only four months experience. Ellen Dunphy, who is a...

In Pictures: Portlaoise College celebrate excellence at annual awards ceremony

Thursday May 16 saw a packed house witness the annual awards ceremony in Portlaoise College. A wide variety of awards were handed out on...

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