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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.

Our guide to What’s On at the Weekend

If you're just coming down from the thrill of St Patrick's Day weekend there is still a lot of acitivites in arts and culture...
Two people have been confirmed as dead after a house fire over night

Our pick of the Top Stories of the Week

NEWS Portlaoise estate set on fire Families had to be evacuated after a house in a Portlaoise estate was set on fire Not enough home help  Almost...

In Pictures: Great St Patrick’s Day spirit in Rathdowney

St Patrick made a special appearance in Rathdowney today to join in the tremendous celebrations at their parade. Young and old turned out for the...

In Pictures: There’s snow problem at the Portarlington St Patrick’s Day Parade

Sprinklings of snow did not stop the people of Portarlington celebrating their parade in style today. The parade was on later than most at half...

In Pictures: An explosion of colour for Mountrath St Patrick’s Day Parade

Blasts of green, white and gold flooded the streets of Mountrath today for their St Patrick's Day parade. The smaller community showed they could put...

Our guide to What’s On at the Weekend

FRIDAY MARCH 16 Mountmellick Drama Festival Mountmellick Drama Festival closes up tonight with Ballyduff DG from Waterford giving their performance of 'Albertine in Five Times'. Ballacolla table...

Three Laois basketballers selected on Irish U-16 Basketball team

Three Portlaoise Panther basketball stars have been selected as part of Ireland's U-16 Basketball squad. Ciara Byrne, Gillian Wheeler and Shauna Dooley have all been...
Laois captain Stephen Attride was forced off injured in today's Allianz Football League Division 3 clash against Antrim

Laois football captain Stephen Attride delighted to be back after injury lay off

Laois's win over London also marks the first time that captain Stephen Attride has played after being struck down with hamstring injury during their...

Talking Dance: The young Portlaoise woman who is performing on a national stage

Emily Kilkenny-Roddy is a 23 year old dancer from Portlaoise who is making a name for herself in Irish dancing. She has performed at Body...

In Pictures: The crowd of blue supporters can cross the Irish Sea happy tonight

Seas of blue and white supporters paraded into the quiet suburb of Ruislip in bustling fashion to see their team take on London today. The...

Our pick of the Top Stories of the Week

NEWS School on Saturdays  There was outrage at the fact that schools could be forced to ‘open on Saturdays’ to make up for snow days Storm burglaries Lidl...

In Pictures: The craic is mighty as the Laois party in London gets underway

London certainly knew Laois had arrived as supporters packed out the local bars and hotels in the city tonight . The craic was non-stop as...

Our Top Tweets and Facebook Comments of the Week

Top Tweets This week's Top Tweets revolved around issues like Mental Health week, International Women's Day, The Snow (will it ever end?!), Laois Enterprise Awards...

One Laois student on her three encounters with a famous band abroad

Portlaoise native Aedín Dunne was lucky enough to meet one of her favourite bands not once, or twice, but three times while they were...
The Amphitheatre Company group from Clare who will perform 'The Field' in Mountmellick this weekend

Our guide to What’s On at the Weekend

FRIDAY MARCH 9 Portarlington table quiz Portarlington Community Development Association/Love Port are holding a fundraising quiz in the Hawthorn Bar, Portarlington, at 8.30pm. Coffee morning for Irish...

Laois in London: Meet the Clonaslee man making tracks across the world

Eoin Gorman has enjoyed life across the Indian Ocean and the across the Irish Sea. The Clonaslee man moved to Australia in 2010 and...

In Pictures: €800 raised by local Operation Transformation for Pieta House

Rosenallis raised a phenomenal €800 for Pieta House over the course of their six week Operation Transformation. Their were over 60 members in the group,...

Our pick of the Top Stories of the Week

There was one news story dominating headlines this week - and you only need look out your window to see what it is. But there...

In Pictures: Community spirit to the fore on Day 4 of snow in Laois

It's been four days since the Beast from the East came to Laois, and the snow creations keep on coming in! Although Cabin Fever may...

Laois Abroad: This young Laois woman living the American Dream

Áine Hennessy first visited America on a one year graudate visa in 2015 and fell in love with the place ever since. We spoke to...

Some masses to carry on as the snow continues this weekend

The snow looks set to stay for the weekend but some masses around the county look set to go ahead. Confirmed mass times All Sunday masses...
Snow everywhere and one school has closed

News on re-opening of schools on Monday

The Minister for Education has tweeted advice on school re-openings in the aftermath of Storm Emma and the Beast from the East. "Where possible schools,...

Top Tweets and Facebook Comments of the Week

All of this week's Top Tweets and Facebook comments were about the same thing - we hardly need to mention the Beast from the...

Talking Music: The Electrix talk adrenaline, drummers and Electric Picnic

The Electrix are an award-winning band with a wealth of experience within the Irish music scene. The band members have performed and toured with...

Our guide to What’s On at the Weekend

It's been a week of cancellations, re-schedules and calling offs. But if you're suffering from cabin fever there still are events going on over...
Brilliant wins for Portlaoise teams at the weekend

Two losses for Portlaoise Panthers this weekend

There were two defeats for Portlaoise Panthers this weekend as they took on DCU Mercy in the Women's Super League and Ballincollig in the...
Will the Laois senior hurling championship be restructured?

Camross start year off on a high with win in Palmer Cup

Camross 1-12 Borris-Kilcotton 0-11 Laois Shopping Centre Palmer Cup Round 2 Last year's senior champions and Palmer Cup winners got this year off to a win...

Last minute penalty ensures Laois Ladies first league win

Laois 3-11 Clare 3-10 Ladies National Football League Division 2 Round 4 Laois needed a win here today and that is exactly what they got after...

Talking Music: Laois band Cua talk about their musical process

John Davidson, Shane Booth and Ros O'Meara are three Laois men who have taken their love of world folk music to England, Holland and...
The Cooper Family are hoping for success for Our Duke today

Our pick of the Top Stories of the Week

NEWS Gardaí in the sky A Garda helicopter was seen combing the Midlands following a robbery Arrest in Portarlington  A man was arrested after a knife was...

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