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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.

The Sunday Interview: From dairy farmer to Rose of Tralee glamour

It's only been a week since "the most glamourous farmer in the country" heard her name called out as the Laois Rose for 2018. But...

€5,000 on offer for artists showcased at Electric Picnic

Brought to you in association with Expert Laois A bursary of €5,000 will be shared amongst the successful artists in Electric Picnic's Diverse Individual Visual Artist,...

The Met Gala, Eurovision and leaving power washers in supermarkets… it’s all in our...

Tweets of the Week Our weekly trawl through the corners of Twitter turned up some hilarious results this week. With the Eurovision and Met Gala ball...

In Pictures: Thousands turn out for Darkness into Light Mountmellick

Over 1,600 people took to Mountmellick GAA Grounds this morning for the annual Darkness into Light event for Pieta House. This is the seventh year...

In Pictures: Laois student gets stellar reception at National Student Enterprise Finals

16 year old Alice Carew stunned fellow students, teachers and VIP guests with her project LULLS at the Student Enterprise National Finals held at Croke...

The search is on for Laois’s best junior baker

Organisers of this year's National Junior Baking Competition are looking for young baking stars from Laois to enter the highly prestigious competition. This year's competition...

76 tonnes of rubbish dumped in Laois since January

Yes, you read that correctly. There has been 76 tonnes of rubbish dumped in Laois since January of this year. €47,700 has been spent by...

Stradbally road flooding is reportedly coming from lake

A meeting with landowners is needed to determine what is causing mass flooding on the road at Killroy, Stradbally. These were the sentiments echoed at...

This Portlaoise man is raising thousands of euro for mental health through his poetry

This is a remarkably selfless act. Dennis Tynan has been writing a poem a day since May 12 2017 to raise awareness and funds for...

Our guide to What’s On at the Weekend

It's another hectic weekend in Laois for sports lovers, drama fantics, diesle train enthusiasts and Birdwatch Ireland fans. Here's our guide to what's happening around the...

Laois celebrity gives candid interview after tumultuous year

TV presenter Claire Byrne opened up about 'lecherous' men preying on women, gender pay gaps, her career and having three young children in a...

Cemetery wall could cost thousands if it falls

The cementary wall in Timahoe is in a "bad, bad way" and could end up causing, "thousands in damages" according to one Laois county...

The 15th Laois Rose of Tralee is…

The Laois Rose for 2018 is Grainne Hogan. Grainne, who was hailed, “The most glamorous farmer in the country,” from MC Ollie Turner, was sponsored by...

In Pictures: The excitement builds as the Laois Rose competition gets underway

This is it. After weeks of preparation, going through interviews, turning up to lunches, meets and greets, public events - the Laois Rose hopefuls...

All of today’s ladies senior football championship action

Laois senior ladies football championship The ladies senior football championship got underway with four out of the sixth sides playing this weekend. In an unprecedented structure, no...

Our pick of the top stories of the week

NEWS Ooh-err An, eh hem, exclusive ‘sex party’ has been planned for a country house in Laois Good news for Portlaoise Great news for the town as plans...
Laois manager Eamonn Kelly will be hoping some of the injuries heal up for next weekend

Laois manager says his side were beaten by ‘hungrier’ Westmeath

Brought to you in association with Hanlon Kitchens After defeat in the first round of the Joe McDonagh cup against Westmeath, manager Eamonn Kelly hopes...

High risk of arson attack at derelict bank by ‘Hoodie Brigade’

Anti-social behaviour or even an arson attack could happen at the site of a former bank in Portarlington unless the building in secured. The warning...

Rory’s Stories, being stranded in car parks and sex parties in Laois, it’s all...

It's that time of week where we trawl through Twitter to find you the best Tweets from the people of Laois. Once again we were...

Dead animals being dumped on farmlands

Dead animals are being tipped out by the truckload along with industrial scale dumping on farmers' land. This was a claim made by cllr Caroline...

Laois man in Westmeath colours against his home county this Saturday

Brought to you in association with Hanlon Kitchens The Laois senior hurlers are making their Joe McDonagh cup debut against Westmeath this Saturday. While Laois and...

Laois woman makes heartfelt appeal over stolen engagement ring

Ballybrittas woman Maylena McEvoy has made a heartfelt appeal to people to try find and return her stolen engagement ring today. An appeal has been...

In Pictures: No stopping Laois hotel at Irish Hotel Awards 2018

The Heritage Hotel & Spa, Killenard came away with - not one, two or three - but four awards at the second annual Irish...

‘End of an era’ as well-known Raheen shop owner passes away

The death has occurred of Maud Dunne (née Prescott), owner of 'The Shop', located beside Colt GAA Club in Raheen. The passing of the well-known...

Laois volunteer group scoops top prizes at national Epic Awards

Yarnboming Mountmellick pulled off an amazing feat and scooped two top prizes at this year's Epic Awards last night, Thursday 3 May. The Epic Awards...
Michael Knowles, Hospital Manager, Anne- Marie O'Shea, Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS), Stephen Patten, Services & Development for Asthma Society of Ireland, Lisa Egan candidate ANP Paediatric Respiratory and Dr Muhammad Tariq, Consultant Paediatrician with Respiratory and Allergy interest and Physiotherapist, Veronica McCormack

In Pictures: Portlaoise Hospital host information day for World Asthma Day

The Midland Regional Hospital Portlaoise hosted their second ever free information day for public and staff to improve asthma awareness and care. The Hospital Paediatric...

Laois’s favourite dog name has been revealed

Dogs are truely man's best friend. So when picking a name for your doggo or pupper, you want to pick the best of the lot. Laois's...

Young Laois scientists lead the way at SciFest awards

Mountrath Community School came away with three awards at SciFest in Carlow IT on Wednesday 25 April. Young entrepreneurs Alice Carew and Aoife Dunne received two...

Huge jobs blow as Coca-Cola plant in Athy shuts its doors

The news broke earlier today that the Coca-Cola plant in Athy is to close, resulting in the loss of 82 jobs, some of those affecting...

Family affair as father lines out alongside three sons in local football derby

Ask not what your club can do for you, but what you can do for your club. There's no keeping a good GAA man down,...

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