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75-acre Laois farm sells for €1.15million while 21 acres goes for €260,000

Two Laois farms were recently sold by local auctioneer Hennessy Auctioneers - with a 75-acre holding in Emo going for €1.15million, a substantial price...

Laois unsuccessful in bid to host the next Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann

Today it was announced that Laois will not host the next Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann in 2020. Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann is a traditional music event...

Illegal dumping in Portlaoise housing estate deemed ‘a serious health and safety problem’

Illegal dumping in Lakeglen, Portlaoise, has been called 'a serious health risk' by one Laois county councillor. Councillor Noel Tuohy made the statement as he tabled...

Camross stalwart named as Laois camogie volunteer of the year

A stalwart for Camross and Laois camogie has been named as Laois camogie volunteer of the year. Laois camogie President and current county assistant secretary...
Tips for surviving Christmas in the office

Mark Doheny: 21 tips to help you survive Christmas in the office

We’re midway through December now which means that Christmas is in full swing. And if you happen to work in an office, this can be...

Former Emo and Annanough footballer named Carlow Ladies manager

The Carlow Ladies football team will have a very familiar face prowling the sidelines next season. Former Emo and Annanough goalkeeper Gerry McGill has been...

‘I just can’t understand why lads would not want to hurl for their county,’...

Speaking after Laois's lost to Carlow, manager Eddie Brennan was asked not only about the players on the field, but those not on it. "It's...

Deaths in Laois – Monday, December 16, 2018

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Brigid Delaney Killeen, Mountmellick, Laois Brigid Delaney, Killeen, Mountmellick, Co Laois, died 15th December...

The McDonalds finish second in Ireland’s Fittest Family after gallant final performance

The McDonalds have finished in second place in the whole of Ireland's Fittest Family after gallant efforts in the final and strong performances throughout...

The Harps reach U-21 hurling decider after extra extra-time while further drama in U-21...

It was a dramatic day in both the U-21 football and hurling championships in Laois. The Harps reached the U-21 hurling final following a titanic...
The Midlands face Donegal in the Kennedy Cup this evening

Poor weather conditions interfere with this week’s Laois soccer action

It was a quiet weekend for Laois soccer with only one game down for decision where Clonaslee were winners over Grange Utd. Elsewhere, poor weather...

Carlow’s second half blows Laois out of the water

Carlow 2-23 Laois 1-18 Walsh Cup round 2 It was a disappointing day out for Laois in their second outing for the Walsh Cup. Eddie Brennan's...

No General Election, €500,000 and the Liam McCarthy cup – It’s this week’s Top...

It was another busy week in LaoisToday and we’ve picked out some of the top stories of the week for you to look back...

LIVE BLOG: Laois hurlers face Carlow in O’Moore Park

Eddie Brennan made a winning start to life as Laois hurling boss last week and will be hoping that continues this afternoon. Laois defeated Offaly...

Laois Ladies claim All-Ireland Cross Country glory

Athletics in Laois is in a great place at the moment and this result further proves that. Navan Racecourse was the venue for the final...

Moment in Time: Ballylinan N.S. production of Robin Hood in 2009

For this week's Moment in Time, we looked back to Ballylinan N.S's production of Robin Hood in 2009. It took place in St. Anne's Hall,...

Property Watch: Five Houses around Laois for €150,000

In this our final Property Watch of 2018, we take a look at five houses in the €150,000 price range. Portlaoise, Portarlington and Clonaslee provide...

Lo-call numbers not necessarily low cost – Fleming

Laois TD Sean Fleming has called for 'clarity and consistency' when it comes to dialling lo-call numbers, as they may not necessarily mean low...

Wired with Whelan: Celebrating the great Jim Yorke, a photographer who excelled in a...

This is an extract from Growing Pains and Growing Up, John Whelan's new book celebrating 40 years in Journalism. It is available to buy...

PROFILED: The McDonald family going for Ireland’s Fittest Family glory

People across Laois, from Ballyroan and beyond, will be eagering anticipating the grand finale of Ireland's Fittest Family, featuring the county's very own McDonald...

Fr Paddy: Christmas … A Time to Ponder

Some years ago, a few weeks before Christmas, I observed a flustered young mother who had been dragged into the toy section of a...
The Laois hurling team to face Carlow has been named

Laois hurlers looking to build on Offaly success as they face Carlow

Eddie Brennan made a winning start to life as Laois hurling boss last week and will be hoping that continues this afternoon. Laois defeated Offaly...

Deaths in Laois – Sunday, December 16, 2018

Below are the recent deaths in Laois. Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam. Edmund Handcock formerly of Middlemount House, Rathdowney, Laois Edmund Handcock died at St. Andrew's...

Panthers Women end 2018 on a high with another National League win

Portlaoise Panthers 65 Limerick Celtics 40 Women’s Division 1 National League Basketball The Portlaoise Panthers women took to the court for their last game of 2018...

Kimye in Portlaoise, Snapchat memories and Love Actually – Tweets of the Week

With Christmas on the horizon we are sad to say this will be the last Tweets of the Week of 2018. Enjoy some Kanye West...

Laois law student wins illustrious Irish language advocacy competition

A Killenard-based law student won a prestigious Irish language advocacy competition in the Four Courts, Dublin recently. The Irish language moot court Bréagchúirt Uí Dhálaigh...

Good Week, Bad Week: Young Sportsperson of the Year, local exhibitions and a blow...

As part of our now well-established running series, we bring you this week’s ‘Good Week/Bad Week’. To see who has had a good or bad...

Remember The Game: How St Joseph’s-Barrowhouse toppled the Town in 2015 U-21 final

St. Joseph's-Barrowhouse 2-10 Portlaoise 1-5 2015 Laois Shopping Centre U21 FC 'A' Final St Joseph's-Barrowhouse saw off Portlaoise to claim the U-21 'A' title three years...

New night spot opens in time for Christmas season in Portlaoise

There's nothing like going out socialising at Christmas - and the popular Lilly's Bar and Restaurant in Portlaoise has added a new bar just...

All systems go for Annual Tom Kinsella Memorial Christmas Convoy Road Run

The Annual Tom Kinsella Memorial Christmas Convoy Road Run will once again take place on St. Stephen's Day December 26 this year. The run is...
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