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People Before Profit enter the fray in Laois-Offaly with well known community activist

People Before Profit have entered the political fray in Laois-Offaly. The Party will field a candidate in a general election in this constituency for the...

Labour left in the lurch as Barry pulls out

The Labour Party organisation in Laois-Offaly have been dealt a blow just as the General Election 2020 campaign kicks-off. In a shock announcement the Party’s...

Laois-Offaly a totally different kettle of fish in 2020

General Election 2020 in Laois-Offaly is a whole new ball game and like no general election ever held before in this constituency. It is certainly...

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announces date for 2020 General Election

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has announced that a General Election will take place early next month. Speculation had been mounting in recent days that Fine Gael...

Talking Politics: Fianna Fail TD Fiona O’Loughlin on constituency changes, her father’s influence and...

Brought to you in association with Midlands Park Hotel In the latest LaoisToday Talking Politics episode - brought to you in association with The Midlands...

Election Diary: Housing, Government ‘running out of road’ and elections on a weekend

We are going to have a General Election in the coming months. We don't know when - but the speculation is that it could be...

Laois General Election candidate calls for public debate with fellow contenders

There's most certainly a General Election hanging in the air and with that comes all sorts of calls and claims. And one of the candidates...

Boost for Portarlington Leisure Centre as €300,000 in funding announced

A total of €300,000 in funding has been announced for Portarlington Leisure Centre under the Government's large scale sports infrastructure fund. The news was announced...

Despite climb-down Minister Flanagan still determined to honour RIC

Despite an embarrassing climb-down by the Government last night when they were forced into a humiliating U-turn over their plans to stage an event...

Minister Flanagan sensationally cancels RIC commemoration

In a bid to curb mounting public outrage and outcry Minister Charlie Flanagan has sensationally announced that the planned RIC commemoration event has been...

Sinn Féin lambast Minister Flanagan on RIC event and call for boycott

Sinn Féin forces in Laois have lined up to blast local Minister Charlie Flanagan for his role in organising an official State event to...

Bizarre Laois-Offaly twist in RIC event saga as Taoiseach will not attend

Unless he can master the art of bi-location the Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar himself will not be in attendance at the controversial centenary commemorations for...

Fianna Fáil never agreed to RIC event amid mounting tensions says Fleming

Fianna Fáil never agreed to next week’s event to commemorate the RIC insists Laois-Offaly TD, Seán Fleming who says “Fine Gael have gone off...

Justice Minister Flanagan says RIC and DMP commemoration is not a celebration of ‘Black...

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has released a detailed statement defending the decision to commemorate the Royal Irish Constabulary and Dublin Metropolitan Police. The statement...

Certainty on Portlaoise Hospital is ‘sugar-coated promises’ says Laois TD Stanley

Laois Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley has said that claims that the future of services at Portlaoise Hospital are secure due to the Slaintecare...

Charlie Flanagan: From a Justice and Equality point of view, 2019 was really significant

From a Justice and Equality point of view, 2019 was really significant. Even allowing for the obstructionist tactics of some who should have known better,...

John Whelan: Local elections 2019 an interesting appetiser for general election 2020 main course

In an age of political flux, 2020 as it approaches, is highly unusual with the degree of certainty it already offers. The political demon that...

2019 Remembered: The confirmed list of candidates in this year’s Local Elections

We had great craic covering the Local Elections this year and this announcement of all the confirmed candidates kicked it all off. The people of...

Positive vibes as Minister Flanagan meets Simon Harris in relation to Portlaoise Hospital

Minister Charlie Flanagan met with his colleague Minister for Health Simon Harris this week in relation to the future of Portlaoise Hospital and has...

Green Party go into election mode as Pippa Hackett launches campaign

It has been some couple of months for the Hackett family from Geashill. Last May, Pippa Hackett was elected as county councillor in Offaly for...

LISTEN: LaoisToday Talking Politics Podcast with Minister Charlie Flanagan

Brought to you in association with the Midlands Park Hotel 'May you live in interesting times,' is an old proverb that could be easily applied...

Laois-Offaly Green Party General Election candidate set to officially launch campaign

Green Party Senator Pippa Hackett will launch her General Election campaign for Laois-Offaly in the Tullamore Court Hotel this evening, Monday, December 16, from...

Concerns around delays in tree felling raised by local TD

Independent Laois-Offaly TD Carol Nolan has said that sawmills and farmers in Laois and Offaly have asked her to investigate why there is a...

John Whelan: Fine Gael now at the mercy of Murphy’s Law

Murphy’s Law states that anything that can go wrong, will go wrong. Add in to that mix Verona Murphy, Eoghan Murphy and Dara Murphy and...

Laois teenager highlights period poverty on World Children’s Day

Laois teenager Carly Fagan, 14, took to the stage at the Printworks, Dublin Castle on World Children’s Day recently to take part in Child...

How a Munster rugby legend influenced a young Laois politician

Brought to you in association with the Midlands Park Hotel It's one of the most famous tackles in the history of Irish rugby. Mention the name...

LISTEN: Talking Politics podcast with Laois’s youngest councillor Conor Bergin

Brought to you in association with the Midlands Park Hotel Laois's youngest county councillor Conor Bergin is the first guest on the new LaoisToday Talking...

In Pictures: Big crowd at the launch of Laois Integration Strategy

The launch of the first Integration Strategy for County Laois took place in the Parish Centre, Portlaoise recently by Charlie Flanagan TD, Minister for...

Laois Fianna Fail to hold meeting tonight as speculation over General Election ticket continues

Laois members of the Fianna Fail party have been asked to attend a special meeting this evening in O'Loughlin's Hotel to discuss the upcoming...

Laois General Election candidate announces name change

Fianna Fáil’s general election candidate has announced that her surname will change from Pauline Madigan to Pauline Flanagan with immediate effect. Madigan is Pauline’s maiden...
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