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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.

Drama lovers will adore this Laois production

Mountmellick Drama Group have a great production for all you drama 'lovers' out there. Brian Friel's play, "Lovers- Winners and Losers" will be performed over...

Unsightly tourist areas in Ballyfin and roads past repair in Borris-in-Ossory

The Catholes in Ballyfin and the Cahir road in Borris-in-Ossory were among some of the topics discussed at the recent Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick municipal district meeting. Tourist...

Talking Music: Portlaoise’s Mezzo Soprano hitting the high notes

Heather Fogarty is a Mezzo Soprano singer from Portlaoise who has been making waves in classical music, as well as pop and jazz. Heather began her...

‘Old Man’s Wish’ song is a must-listen for any Laois person

An 'Old Man's Wish' is a famous country song about an old man who longs to return home to Laois. In the song the old...

Top Tweets and Facebook Comments of the Week

Our Top Tweets and Facebook comments this week focused on very topical issues in Laois, including icy road conditions, a certain UK supermarket coming...

House prices are up 25 percent in Laois – with Portlaoise being the town...

Property prices in Laois have surged by up to 25 percent, according to the Irish Indepedent's annual property price guide,'How Much is Your House...

Laois Abroad: The Portlaoise man making a home in La Rochelle

Portlaoise man Noel McNulty moved to France as a student in 1997 and hasn't looked back since. He now lives with his partner Caroline and...

‘Shocking,’ that HSE has no plan for Abbeyleix Hospital

Laois TD Sean Fleming has today said that it is shocking that the HSE has no plan for Abbeyleix Hospital. The Abbeyleix Local Hospital Committee...

WATCH: Laois man performs huge gig in 3Arena

Portlaoise student Curtis Walsh wowed over 7,000 people in the 3Arena yesterday. Curtis was one of the performers for the Cycle Against Suicide event. Host of...

Ramps and lack of funding raised at Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick municipal district meeting

Safety measures needed for 'rat run', says local councillor Road safety measures are needed for what is now a 'rat run' in Mountrath, said cllr...

Spring into nature at kids workshop in Abbeyleix

As Spring gets underway, Abbeyleix Heritage House are making the most of it with a kids workshop on Saturday, January 20, 2018. Events will include...
Two people have been confirmed as dead after a house fire over night

Lack of firemen in Laois causing huge concern

The lack of people applying to join the fire services was raised as a 'county-wide' problem at today's Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick municipal district meeting. Councillor Brendan Phelan...

Top Irish makeup artist to set up studio in Laois

One of Ireland's top makeup artists will be setting a studio in Portlaoise. Ruth Bergin, who is orginially from Abbeyleix, will be setting up the...

TV show is on the lookout for talented Laois families

Can your family sing like the Corrs or dance like the Cunninghams? A brand new talent show for TG4 is looking for Ireland's most talented...
Mountmellick was under siege from floods this week

Mountmellick councillor warns floods will come back

Councillor Paddy Bracken has warned that homes, "are going to flood again" in Mountmellick. The cllr was speaking about short-term flood defences at today's Borris-in-Ossory/...

‘Fatal’ junction in Laois to be upgraded

The N80 junction in Clonaghadoo which has seen a number of 'tragic fatal incidents' occur will have a number of safety measures put in...

Our guide to What’s On at the Weekend

FRIDAY JANUARY 19 Sean Keane concert in Donaghmore Workhouse Museum  There will be a concert in Donaghmore Workhouse Museum featuring the popular Sean Keane on that...

Could YOU be the next Laois Rose or Rose Escort?

It's coming up to that time of year again, where Rose of Tralee hopefuls are filling out forms perfecting their talents and skills in...

New Ossory Bishop surprised and ‘humbled’ by appointment

Monsignor Dermot Farrell said it was with 'enormous suprise' that he received the invitation to become Bishop of Ossory and that he was 'humbled'...

Are you looking to play an Ultimate sport?

Do you think you have what it takes to play Ultimate Frisbee? The Midlands Warriors are an Ultimate Frisbee group based in Laois and...

Twitter goes into meltdown over Eoin Scully on First Dates Ireland

Camross man Eoin Scully gave his television debut last night and as was expected, Twitter went into absolute overdrive. Referee Scully's date for the evening...
Deputy Brian Stanley

Stanley supports repeal of Eighth Amendment

Laois Sinn Fein TD Brian Stanley supports repealing the Eighth Amendment of the Irish Constitution. Deputy Stanley said that he is “broadly in support” of...

Local pubs to throw parties for First Dates Scully – who will do LaoisToday...

First Dates Ireland reappeared on our screens last week - and we collectively gasped, laughed and cringed as the daters came on our screens. Laois...

Laois Tourism are looking for Directors in upcoming AGM

The Annual General Meeting of Laois Tourism will take place on Wednesday February 7, 2018 in the Heritage Hotel Killenard at 7.30pm. Laois Tourism is...

More extreme weather warnings for Laois

There's more extreme weather scheduled for Laois with a snow-ice Status Yellow weather warning for tomorrow and Wednesday. The warning is valid from Tuesday, January...

Laois group wins Leinster Scór title at the weekend

The Borris-in-Ossory-Kilcotton Scor Instrumental Group collected the Leinster Scór title in Wexford last weekend. The group won the Ceol Uirlise category at the National Opera...

One of Irish cycling’s most famous faces calls on cyclists from Laois for epic...

Sports journalist and former professional cyclist Paul Kimmage is calling on cycling enthusiasts from Laois to join him in covering three different countries in...

Coláiste Íosagáin march on to All-Ireland Basketball semi-final

CBS Tralee 39 Coláiste Íosagáin 35 Coláiste Íosagáin 49 Coláiste Eanna 41 Coláiste Íosagáin 55 Virginia College 28 U-16 All-Ireland 'A' Basketball playoffs It was a winning week...

Top Tweets and Facebook Comments of the Week

Top Tweets:  There were some brilliant Tweets about the #Micko documentary aired on Monday night The greatest GAA manager of all time left Laois and we've...

Talking Music: Rathdowney’s Finn brothers on their story so far

Rathdowney brothers Hugh and Ciarán Finn have a wealth of international muscial experience behind them. The two are part of 'Na Fianna' and are now...

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