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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 the action of the JFC ‘C’ final showdown between Colt...

Tonight marks a final clash which is very significant for both sides for two very different reasons. For Slieve Bloom, they will be hoping to...

180-acre farm comes up for sale in Laois

This is definitely not a sale you'd see every day. An extensive plot of farmland, including four cottages, has come up for sale in Moyne...

In Pictures: Joyous celebrations as Laois students receive their Junior Cert results

There were joyous celebrations across Laois today as Transition Year and fifth year students received their Junior Cert results. There has been a small increase...

Laois start-ups encouraged to apply for €750,000 Competitive Start Fund

There is €750,000 worth of funding up for grabs for start-ups in Enterprise Ireland’s final Competitive Start Fund of 2018. The fund will provide up...

In Pictures: All smiles as we visit Laois primary schools

It was all smiles and laughter as our LaoisToday photographer Julie-Anne Miller popped in to two Laois primary schools recently. Arles NS and Newtown NS...

Previewing tonight’s JFC ‘C’ final clash between Colt and Slieve Bloom

Tonight marks a final clash which is very significant for both sides for two very different reasons. For Slieve Bloom, they will be hoping to...

In Pictures: Laois GAA club receives footballs after summer initiative

Portlaoise GAA Club were recipients of SuperValu's #Behindtheball GAA footballs in Laois this week. Store manager at SuperValu Parkside Portlaoise, Gordon O'Connor, presented children from...

Laois Down Syndrome receives €500 from Portlaoise supermarket

Laois Down Syndrome Association received a hugely generous donation of €500 by one Portlaoise supermarket this week. Laois Down Syndrome Association one of the hundreds...

Here’s where you can watch the second episode in ‘The Town’ documentary series

'The Town' received huge praise and acclaim yet again for the second of the three-part documentary series, which aired on Virgin Media One, formerly TV3...

‘The Town’ receives another incredible reaction on Twitter

'The Town' documentary received an absolutely astonishing reaction from all over Ireland when it hit out screens last Monday night. The hashtag '#TheTown' became trending...

No place for Molly Mai as Laois family cry out in desperation for their...

One Laois family have been left heartbroken and at the end of their tether by the fact that they can't find a place in...

My Job & I: Meet the fourth generation bread-maker based in Portarlington

The head baker in Odlum's factory in Portarlington has been in the bread business for over 40 years and his skills have seen him...

Superb Sarsfields secure six in a row

Brought to you in association with Joe Mallon Motors Portlaoise Sarsfields 0-11 Portlaoise 0-7 Laois LGFA Senior Final 2018 What an incredible feat. Sarsfields have won their...

Shanahoe secure senior status after hard-earned victory in intermediate final

Brought to you in association with Joe Mallon Motors Portlaoise Shanahoe 1-10 Graiguecullen 0-6 Laois LGFA Intermediate Final 2018 Shanahoe will now taste senior status after their...

St Paul’s emerge as ladies junior football champions

Brought to you in association with Joe Mallon Motors Portlaoise St Paul's 3-7 Ballyfin 2-6 Laois LGFA Junior Final 2018 This was an exciting goal thriller right...

LIVE BLOG: Follow all of the Ladies football finals in O’Moore Park today

Brought to you in association with Joe Mallon Motors Portlaoise The curtain closes on the ladies football championships as the junior, intermediate and senior finals...

Mountmellick camera club set to hold annual exhibition

Mountmellick camera club are getting set to hold their annual exhibition next weekend. The exhibtion will commence in Mountmellick Community School on Friday September 14...

Laois retirement home granted extension, despite parish priest’s objection

An extension of a Laois retirement home is being granted despite the local parish priest objecting. Miguel House in Castletown is expanding to include specialist...

Tensions are running high in this Portlaoise school as rivalries emerge

There's no rivalry like club rivalry, as these two Portlaoise school teachers know all too-well. The tension is palpable on the corridors of Portlaoise College...

In Pictures: Over €7,000 raised for seriously ill Laois man as local fundraisers goes...

Last month we brought you the very upsetting news that a young Laois man had fallen seriously ill on a Spanish island. However, the good...

Young Laois musicians take to centre stage at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

Two talented young Laois musicians recently took centre stage at Dublin’s Bord Gáis Energy Theatre with renowned percussionist Alex Petcu. Aibhlínn Doheny (17) and Liam...

In Pictures: Portlaoise students light up the capital this week

Two Portlaoise students lit up the Grand Canal with some very colourful costumes yesterday. Scoil Chríost Rí students Tammy Wright & Tierna Byrne brought their...

This Laois dog who travelled to Dublin and back is looking for his owners

One very good boy made a Lassie-like trip up to Dublin and back again yesterday, and people are now on the quest to find...

Huge queues line Main Street as Electric Picnic tickets go on sale

Brought to you in association with Expert Laois Huge queues lined Main Street Portlaoise as the first batch of Electric Picnic tickets for 2019...

A look towards the Ladies football finals this weekend

The curtain closes on the ladies football championships as the junior, intermediate and senior finals all take place this Saturday, September 8. For the first time...

Wins for The Harps and Park-Ratheniska/Timahoe in the U11 division 1 and 2 cup...

There were great wins for The Harps and Park-Ratheniska/Timahoe in the finale of the U11 division 1 and 2 series in O'Moore Park tonight. The...

Death of a well-known solicitor and founding member of Portlaoise Rugby Club

The death has taken place of the well known Portlaoise solicitor, Philip Meagher Snr. Mr Meagher died at the age of 93, today Thursday September...

Details announced for Electric Picnic 2019 ticket sales

Brought to you in association with Expert Laois Electric Picnic fever is still on our minds and for good reason - the first batch of...

Mary Sweeney reflects on her career as a librarian, life and politics

Laois county councillor Mary Sweeney recently retired from her role in Portlaoise library after 38 years of service and spoke to us about how...
Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Charlie Flanagan says new legislation will help the elderly in Laois

Laois clubs called to register for €40 million sports capital grants

Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan has confirmed that €40 million is available to develop sports infrastructure around the country. The Laois TD is...

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