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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.

LIVE BLOG: Follow all tonight’s SHC and SHC ‘A’ action

There are five top quality hurling games taking place this evening, with plenty at stake in each game. Some of the losers face the prospect...

Laois Rose Grainne makes it through to televised Rose of Tralee stages

Killinure native Grainne Hogan has reached the televised stages of the Rose of Tralee. Grainne will be the first Laois Rose to grace the Dome...

Deaths in Laois – Saturday, August 18, 2018

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Samuel (Sam) Clarke Formerly St. John’s Drive, Clondalkin, Dublin / Portarlington, Laois Samuel (Sam)...

Government lacks vital data in midst of housing crisis – Fleming

Fianna Fáil TD for Laois Sean Fleming has accused the Government of not treating the housing crisis with the seriousness it deserves. Deputy Fleming made...

In Pictures: FAI Summer Soccer Camp return to Portlaoise

This week Portlaoise AFC held their hugely popular FAI Summer Camps in Rossleighan Park. This is Portlaoise AFC's 15th year to run the camps, and this...

A man has died following fatal collision on Laois-Kildare border

Gardaí in Kildare are appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision on the old N7 R445 outside Monasterevin on the Portlaoise side. At approximately 2.30pm...
Gardaí are on the scene following the incident

Road closed following crash on Laois-Kildare border

The Old N7 (R445) road is closed until further notice both ways outside Monasterevin on the Portlaoise side, as emergency services attend to a...

No re-building home loan application has been approved in Laois to date – O’Loughlin

Fiona O’Loughlin, Fianna Fáil TD for South Kildare Fiona O'Loughlin has said that no applications under the Rebuilding Ireland Home Loan scheme have been...

Meet the Laois woman whose life was completely changed by the Rose of Tralee

Many former Roses say that their lives have been changed by entering the Rose of Tralee, and this is most definitely the case for...

Dive into the Stradbally Lake at the Electric Picnic

Brought to you in association with Expert Laois You can now revive yourself  at Electric Picnic with a swim in Stradbally Lake. Swap your glad...

Thomasina Connell shares her thoughts on the recent Fine Gael selection and Women in...

Last Thursday, Thomasina Connell, a Portlaoise-based solicitor and 2016 General election candidate for Fine Gael, joined LaoisToday's newest Unlaois'd podcast for a chat about everything from...
Deputy Brian Stanley

‘Death by 1,000 cuts for Portlaoise Hospital’ – claims Stanley

Laois TD Brian Stanley has claimed that a leaked memo from the Dublin/Midlands Hospital Group highlights 'clear attempts within the upper echelons of the...

Who is the newest world boxing champion? We speak to the TJ Doheny’s former...

Today TJ ‘The Power’ Doheny achieved something that only 20 other Irish men have managed – become a World boxing champion. The 31-year-old’s road to here...

WATCH: Portlaoise pub goes mad as TJ Doheny becomes World Boxing champion

Laois watched in awe as Portlaoise native TJ Doheny became the IBF Junior Featherweight Champion of the world. Doheny was in Japan this morning where he...

VIDEO: Laois camogie fan set for All-Ireland competition

A young Portlaoise camogie fan has made it through to the final entries of an All-Ireland Liberty Insurance competition for a chance to play in...

THREE Laois students hit the incredible 625 points mark

Wow. This surely must be a first for schools in Laois. A remarkable three Laois students have received top marks in their Leaving Cert results,...

In Pictures: 180 students receive brilliant results in Colaiste Iosagain Portarlington

Relief and happiness were the emotions on show in Colaiste Iosagain Portarlington this morning. 180 boys and girls sat the Leaving Cert in June and...

Mountrath CS student achieves the maximum 625 points in Leaving Cert

One Mountrath CS student has achieved the maximum 625 points in this year's Leaving Certificate. Christopher Carew received the amazing news today that he obtained...

In Pictures: Tears of joy in Mountmellick CS as students celebrate incredible results

There were tears of joy in Mountmellick Community School this morning as the Leaving Certs results were revealed. Over 70 students sat the exams back...

In Pictures: Memories of former Portarlington factory come flooding back to life in new...

Long before the current trend for workplace wellness gained popularity, employees at a County Laois factory were enjoying lunchtime concerts, games of ping pong...

Laois bucks national trend as over 900 students will receive Leaving Certificate results tomorrow

A total of 904 students will receive their Leaving Certificate results across Laois today. This is up from 875 students in 2017. In addition to these...

MindField announce their acts for Electric Picnic 2018

Brought to you in association with Expert Laois MindField at Electric Picnic 2018 - The Electric Picnic's Braintrust Changes and Engages The Electric Picnic's spoken word...
Gardaí are on the scene following the incident

BREAKING: Crash causing long traffic delays in Portlaoise

A crash between a lorry and a car continues to cause serious traffic delays in Portlaoise this morning. The crash occurred at the roundabout near...

Portlaoise native Emma brings her one-woman show to her hometown

Emma O’Grady is returning to the Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise, with her one woman show - 'What Good is Looking Well When You’re Rotten...

Portlaoise AFC struck by vandalism yet again as fire brigade attends ‘infuriating’ attacks

A tremendously successful and enjoyable weekend at Rossleighan soccer grounds has been marred by the careless act of vandals on Sunday evening. On Sunday night,...

Laois teen Nicole ready to rock European swimming championships

Portarlington teenager Nicole Turner is getting ready for one of her biggest competitions yet on home soil - the World Para swimming European championships. Sixteen...

Emo’s winning streak continues after close encounter with Arles-Kilcruise

Brought to you in association with JK Autos Emo 1-15 Arles-Kilcruise 1-13 Laois Shopping Centre SFC Round 2 Winners This promised to be a very close encounter...
Jody Dillon was in fine form for Stradbally this afternoon

Stradbally are back on track following resounding win over Clonaslee St Manman’s Gaels

Brought to you in association with JK Autos Stradbally 4-12 Clonaslee St Mamman's Gaels 0-7 Laois Shopping Centre SFC Round 2 Qualifers  Stradbally are back on track in...

In Pictures: Crowds turn up the pace at Ballacolla 5k fundraising run

Huge crowds turned out to the Ballacolla before and after-school Den fundraising run on Wednesday, August 8. Over 120 people took part in the 5km...

Doogue steps down as Laois Ladies manager as All-Ireland dream comes to an end

Yesterday Kevin Doogue announced that he was stepping down as manager of the Laois Ladies intermediate side as they bowed out at the All-Ireland...

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