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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.

Freezing temperatures in Laois this weekend

Wrap up well folks because temperatures are set to plummet to as low as -5 degrees this weekend. According to the latest forecast from Met...

Fleming says HSE needs to provide additional assistance to people with Dyspraxia

Fianna Fáil TD for Laois Sean Fleming has called on Minister for Health Simon Harris to direct the HSE to provide additional funding to...
Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Charlie Flanagan says new legislation will help the elderly in Laois

Minister of State consulted over flooding in Laois

Minister Charlie Flanagan has met with Minister of State Kevin Moran to discuss a series of flood relief measures for Mountmellick and Portarlington. In a...

Our guide to What’s On at the Weekend

FRIDAY, JANUARY 5 Cullohill Walking Club  Walking continues every Monday and Friday leaving Cullohill Community Centre at 7.30pm. SATURDAY, JANUARY 6 Bosco meets Hansel and Gretel The famous Bosco...

Laois boxer ranked number one Junior Featherweight in the world

Portlaoise boxer TJ Doheny has started 2018 being ranked as the number one Junior Featherweight in the world. Doheny recently won his International Boxing Federation...

Looking to get fit this year? Join your local Couch to 5k!

January has come upon us quick and fast and the top New Year's Resolution for many people is to shed a few pounds. Whether it's...

Huge job increases in Laois in 2017

There was been an eight percent job increase in Laois for Enterprise Ireland-backed companies last year. An additional 109 jobs were created in the county...

New Bishop of Ossory appointed this morning

Monsignor Dermot Pius Farrell has been appointed as the new Bishop of Ossory. Monsignor Farrell was the Parish Priest of Dunboyne and Kilbride in the...

Portlaoise becomes cleanest town in Midlands in latest litter rankings

Portlaoise have risen six places according to the latest survey by business group Irish Business against Litter (IBAL). Portlaoise is now in eleventh place, a...
Ballyfin House

Now’s your chance to have an inside look at Ballyfin Demesne grounds

Ballyfin GAA are holding their annual 6k run/walk all through the breathtaking grounds of Ballyfin Demesne on Sunday, February 4 at 11.30am. The route at the...

In Pictures: Baby joy on New Year’s Day at Portlaoise Hospital

Patrick (Paddy) O'Donnell was the first baby born in Portlaoise hospital in 2018 to Kate and Gary O'Donnell. Proud parents Kate and Gary welcomed Paddy,...

One Laois mother’s frantic rush as New Year’s baby arrives

One Laois mother thought she was going to deliver her New Year’s Day baby daughter while crossing the River Shannon, but made the University...

Orange weather warning for Laois as Storm Eleanor sweeps the country

Laois has been issued with its second status Orange weather warning in recent days as Storm Eleanor approaches. The warning will come into effect at...

Deaths in Laois – Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. John O'Toole Castlecuffe, Clonaslee, Laois / Shrule, Mayo John O'Toole, Castlecuffe, Clonaslee, Co. Laois...

That was My Year: Maeve Dunne on leaving Australia, being crowned Laois Rose and...

In this segment of 'That was My Year', LaoisToday sat down with current Laois Rose Maeve Dunne to talk everything past, present and future. Maeve...

Top Tweets and Facebook comments of the Week

Top Tweets Not all of us were full of cheer on Christmas morning. Little ten year old brother bursted into my room @ 7:30 this morning...

The late Alan Mulhall celebrated in touching Crossfit tribute

CrossFit UnLaois'd celebrated the life of Alan Mulhall with their 'Remember Al' event on St Stephen's Day. Over 50 members took part in a two...
Vicarstown man John Scully has been recognised for the success of parkrun

Our guide to What’s on at the Weekend

These events are perfect for working off any post-Christmas sluggishness you may feel, or to get your New Year's Resolutions to get fit underway. SATURDAY,...

New snow and ice warning for Laois

Met Éireann have issued a new snow and ice warning for Laois this evening and tonight. The warning will be in place until 9am tomorrow. Around...

SPOTTED: Laois film star at home for Christmas

Portlaoise's finest tv and film star Robert Sheehan was spotted out and about in Laois this Christmas. Sheehan paid a visit to Treacy's Bar &...

Church in Laois burgled on St Stephen’s Day

Gardaí are invesitgating a break in at the Holy Rosary Church, Abbeyleix on St Stephen's Day. The sacristy was burgled sometime between 10.30 and 10.50am. Nothing...

That was My Year: Lorna Sixsmith on her new book, her reading challenge and...

Crettyard author Lorna Sixsmith is best known for her hilarious books on farming and her own website, Irish Farmerette. The Crettyard native has published three...

Laois ‘super vet’ comes to the aid of royalty

Laois super vet Noel Fitzpatrick came to the rescue after Meghan Markle's dog Guy was left with two broken legs after an accident. Fitzpatrick has...
Ross King was in fine form for Laois today against Meath

That was My Year – Laois senior hurling captain Ross King

In this interview for 'That was My Year', we sat down with Laois hurling captain Ross King. Ross was recently announced as the Laois Senior...

That was My Year – Connacht rugby player Eoghan Masterson

Eoghan Masterson is one Portlaoise man who has an had extremely successful year. He has returned from injury to captain Connacht twice and next year...
Laois captain Stephen Attride was forced off injured in today's Allianz Football League Division 3 clash against Antrim

That was My Year – Laois senior football captain Stephen Attride

In our 'That was My Year' series, we sit down with promiment Laois people in their respective fields and ask them about their highs...

Deaths in Laois – Sunday, 24 December 2017

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a...

Photography competition to capture best photos in Laois

Laois Macra na Feirme are holding a photo competition every month for a year to find the best photos of Laois. This month's competition theme...

That was My Year – Fit with Brid on her incredibly busy 2017 and...

In this segment of 'That was My Year', we sat down with Brid McGill, who is most well-known for her Fit with Brid fitness...
Tips for helping you survive Christmas

Your guide to Christmas Mass and Service times around the county

A commonly asked question this time of year is, "What time is the Christmas Mass/Service on?" To avoid confusion we've decided to publish a list...

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