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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.

My Job & I: National sports journalist Brendan O’Brien on a very privileged position

Sports journalist and Portlaoise man Brendan O'Brien has seen it all. He's covered two Uefa European Championships, two Rugby World Cups, five Heineken Cup finals,...

Our pick of the Top Stories of the Week

NEWS  Housing Over 400 names have dropped off the Laois County Council housing list €3.1 million announced for Mountmellick Funding of €3.1 million was announced for Mountmellick flood...

In Pictures: O’Dempseys celebrate Division 1A success

O’Dempsey’s didn't have far to go tonight as they celebrated their Division 1 'A' success in The Heritage Killenard. The style was second to none,...

In Pictures: All the glitz and glam from Trumera GAA Dinner Dance

Trumera celebrated winning the Intermediate hurling title for the second time in two year's with style at the Killeshin hotel tonight. The red and white...
Heavy snow left many roads in a bad state this morning

More snow and ice warnings issued by Met Éireann

Another snow and ice Status Yellow Weather Warning has been issued by Met Éireann for the whole of Ireland today. The Status Yellow warning is...

Top Tweets and Facebook comments of the Week

The Top Tweets and Facebook comments that caught our eye this week were about Laois people doing well, Nutella art and the Eighth Amendment. If...

Laois Abroad: From Killenard to Perth via Paris and Utrecht

Our Laois Abroad series has allowed us reach out to Laois people all over the world and this week we caught up with Dan...

Laois nutella artist is back making art with even more food

Mike Gibson is carving out his career by using the internet to showcase his art. The Portlaoise man went viral after posting his artworks made...

Our guide to What’s On at the Weekend

We're back with our guide to What's On at the Weekend and there are enough dinner dances in the county this weekend to feed...

The search is on for Voice of the Town

Portlaoise GAA are hosting their annual 'Voice of the Town' competiton in the Midlands Park Hotel on Friday, February 9 at 7pm. There are 15...

Do you know a baby or toddler who’d make a good bib brand ambassador?

We all know someone who we think has the cutest baby of all time. We also all know someone who may or may not...

Portlaoise St Patrick’s Day parade are looking for entrants

The Portlaoise St Patrick's Day parade committee are currently on the lookout for groups from the community who would like to take part in...
Trolly crisis

Report states that January was worst month ever for hospital overcrowding

A report issued by The Irish Nurses and midwives Organisation (IMNO) states that January 2018 was the worst month ever for hospital overcrowding. The report...
Alan Smyth shows off incredible weight loss

Our pick of the Top Stories of the Week

The stories that got Laois people talking this week included a case of animal cruelty in Mountrath, an incredible weight loss journey for a...

Laois Ladies suffer heavy defeat to Tipperary

Laois 1-5 Tipperary 5-14 Lidl Ladies National Football League Division 2 Laois came away the wrong side of a high scoring display today the against newly-promoted...

Top Tweets and Facebook comments of the Week

The Top Tweets and Facebook comments that caught our eye this week were about Laois people doing well, Nutella art and the Eighth Amendment. If...

Laois Abroad: Canada calls for young Laois couple

Bea Morrin and Gary Ryan moved from Laois to Canada in 2016 and have set up their own successful careers across the Atlantic. Stradbally native...

Our guide to What’s On at the Weekend

There is an abundance of things to see and do in Laois this weekend. Whether you're into walking, cycling, Pantos or maybe in the...

Laois set to host European Championships

Laois is set to host the European Kettlebell Marathon championships in May of this year. Portlaoise will be hosting over 100 athletes from all over...
The roads in Laois are poor

€11 million investment as report shows Laois has some of the worst roads in...

There is some very good news for road users in Laois as it has been announced they are to get a major investment. Roads across...

Laois community groups can avail of music grant scheme

Laois community groups will now have the opportunity to apply for funding for instruments through the Music Capital Scheme. This is being run by the...

Our pick of the Top Stories of the Week

Our pick of the Top Stories of the Week ranged from news about a new large business chain setting up in Portlaoise to one...

Tanaiste among the speakers as stellar line up confirmed for Brexit forum in Laois...

A host of high-profile politicians including Tanaiste Simon Coveney and business people will speak at a Brexit forum in Laois this week. A public meeting...

The Sunday Interview: New Laois Ladies captain Laura-Marie Maher ready for new season

The Laois Ladies footballers suffered a huge blow at the end of their League campaign last year when they were knocked at the semi...

My Job and I: Meet the Laois Performance Nutrionist who has worked in Thailand,...

Laois man Marcus Shortall has had a remarkable career in Performance Nutrition that looks set to continue and grow. Shortall, who went to Stradbally and...

Top Tweets and Facebook Comments of the week

The Top Tweets and Facebook comments that caught our eye this week were about rude salespeople, Fantasy hurling teams and kicking hurls. If you think...

Laois Abroad: Australia Day celebrated by young Laois couple Down Under

Trumera woman Donna Hosey and her partner Gary Brophy moved to Australia in 2012 and haven't looked back since. After orginally moving Australia to work,...

Our guide to What’s On at the Weekend

This upcoming weekend in Laois is filled with events and will definitely shake off the last of that January slump! FRIDAY 26 JANUARY Portarlington Dinner Dance Portlarlington...

WATCH: Laois student leaders taking charity to the main stage

Two Laois students had the honour of being Student Leader Ambassadors for the Cycle Against Suicide congress in the 3Arena last Wednesday. Fionn Marum and...

Our pick of the Top Stories of the Week

NEWS Snow and ice  Icy roads were causing havoc this week New supermarket coming to Laois A new UK supermarket is coming to Laois and will create more...

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