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Points scored required to decide final Division 1B places as four teams deadlocked after...

The calculators were out across the county tonight as the top four and bottom four places in Division 1B were decided. Stradbally were already guaranteed...

The Belfast SDLP election candidate on the influence of her primary school days in...

The Northern Ireland Assembly elections are on Thursday week, May 5, and a name appearing on the ballot sheet as an SDLP candidate in...
Laois woman Elsie Trainor will contest the Northern Ireland Assembly elections for the SDLP next year

WATCH: Laois SDLP election candidate the victim of assault after youths attempt to steal...

A SDLP Northern Ireland Assembly election candidate, who is originally from Laois, was the victim of an assault while on the election trail. Elsie Trainor,...

From the Archives – Referendum Watch: How Laois-Offaly voted in the 1986 Divorce Referendum

This piece was originally published on LaoisToday in the lead up the referendum that year on the 8th Amendment.  In less than a month, the...
Leo Vardkar Greenfield

Further IDA jobs in the pipeline for Portlaoise as Laois seeks to be open...

Tanaiste Leo Varadkar says he's confident there will be another announcement of further IDA-supported jobs in Portlaoise within the next year. Speaking during a visit...
Leo Vardkar Portlaoise Hospital

Varadkar: ‘There aren’t plans to downgrade the hospital … the Government and HSE decided...

Tanaiste Leo Varadkar has said that downgrading the Midlands Regional Hospital in Portlaoise isn't on the agenda - and that a HSE proposal from...
Charlie Flanagan Greenfield Globa

Flanagan intends to contest next General Election, though uncertainty abounds over how constituencies will...

Long-serving Laois Fine Gael TD Charlie Flanagan says he intends to contest the next General Election, whenever that may be. Deputy Flanagan, who celebrated his...
Martin Heydon, Sean Fleming, Conor Bergin, Pippa Hackett St Patrick's Day

Strong local representation as government announce who is heading abroad for St Patrick’s Day

There will be strong local representation abroad on St Patrick's Day as the government have confirmed who will be Ireland's representatives. Laois TD and Minister...
Sean Fleming Sarah McInerney

Laois TD apologises after cost of living comments provoke angry reactions

Laois TD Sean Fleming has apologised after comments he made about the cost of living provoked an angry reaction last night. Fianna Fail's Fleming, Minister...
Brian Stanley

‘Inadequate’ children’s services in Laois raised in the Dáil

Local Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley raised the urgent need to improve Laois health services in Dáil this week. Speaking on a Sinn Féin motion...
Eoin Barry Seanad

Date set for upcoming Seanad by-election with Laois man among the candidates

A date has been set for the upcoming Trinity College Seanad by-election where a Laois man is in the running for the seat. Back in...
Barry Walsh Fine Gael

Leading candidate emerges to fill Laois County Council seat left vacant by Mary Sweeney’s...

Ballyroan native Barry Walsh looks set to be co-opted to the Laois County Council seat left vacant following the retirement of long-serving councillor Mary...
Rosie Palmer Green Party

Ballinakill woman selected as Green Party representative for Portlaoise area

The Laois-Offaly branch of the Green Party has selected Rosie Palmer as the new Local Electoral Area Representative for Portlaoise. Rosie is a Laois-native living...
Fianna Fail Laois Offaly 1980s

From the Archives – Election Memories: The turbulent 80s but Laois-Offaly resolutely remains Fianna...

This piece originally appeared on LaoisToday archives in the run up to the 2020 General Election. As this year is the 40th anniversary of...
Mary Sweeney Fine Gael

Fine Gael lay out the process for filling council seat left vacant by Mary...

Fine Gael members in the Portlaoise Municipal District will decide at an online convention early next month who will fill the Laois County Council...
Eoin Barry Seanad

Former Laois Local Election candidate set to contest upcoming Seanad by-election

A former Local Election candidate from Laois is set to contest the upcoming Trinity College Seanad by-election. Labour's Eoin Barry has signaled his intention to...
Mary Sweeney

End of an era as Ballyroan’s Mary Sweeney retires from elected office

Heartfelt tributes were paid at Laois County Hall today, as Mary Sweeney retired from her role as a county councillor with the Portlaoise Municipal...
Charlie Flanagan, cows, Ciaran Cuffe

Laois TD hits out at Green Party following MEP’s ‘request to withdraw funding for...

A Laois TD has called on the Green Party to answer questions regarding its views on agricultural investment in light of MEP Ciarán Cuffe’s...
Nurses

‘We must support our student nurses and midwives by ensuring they get a fair...

Local TD Patricia Ryan has called on the government to urgently deliver a fair pay allowance for student nurses and midwives. The Sinn Féin TD...
Insurance

Fall in personal insurance pay outs welcomed by Laois minister

Laois-Offaly TD Sean Fleming, Minister of State with responsibility for Insurance, has welcomed a new report which shows the value of average injury awards...
Brian Stanley

Laois TD blasts Budget 2022 as only for ‘landlords, developers and speculators’

Laois TD Brian Stanley has blasted Budget 2022 as being only good for 'landlords, developers and speculators'. The Sinn Fein Deputy said that people wanted...

Laois TD highlights disappointment with the Defence Budget for 2022

Independent TD for Kildare South and former Army Ranger, Cathal Berry, has highlighted his 'disappointment and frustration' with the Defence Budget for 2022. The Portarlington...
12-10-2021 Conor Lenihan book launch

In Pictures: Fianna Fáil stalwarts turn out in force for Albert Reynolds book launch...

Ministers, TDs, senators and councillors were in attended in Moloney's Gaelic Bar in Mountmellick on Friday night last as a new biography of Albert...

Laois launch for new book on former Taoiseach Albert Reynolds

Moloney's Gaelic Bar in Mountmellick will be a throw back to pre-pandemic days next Friday night when it hosts the launch of a new...
Mary Sweeney

Mary Sweeney: ‘Anyone who knows me knows how proud I feel to have been...

Fine Gael County Councillor Mary Sweeney has expressed her gratitude to the people of Laois and Laois County Council as she announced her retirement...
Laois woman Elsie Trainor will contest the Northern Ireland Assembly elections for the SDLP next year

Laois woman to contest next Assembly elections in South Belfast for SDLP

A Laois woman will bid to win a seat in the Northern Ireland Assembly elections next year after being selected by the SDLP to...

Former Laois Army Ranger pleased special forces deployed to Kabul to evacuate Irish citizens

Laois TD Cathal Berry says he is pleased that his calls to send the Irish Army Ranger Wing to Kabul have been listened to. The...

‘More than a whiff of cronyism’ – Laois TD hits out at Zappone appointment...

Laois TD Brian Stanley is to convene a meeting of the Public Accounts Committee to investigate the appointment of Katherine Zappone as UN special...
Marty Rohan

Death occurs of former Laois County Councillor and Fianna Fáil stalwart Marty Rohan

The death has occurred of former Laois County Council and Midland Health Board chairman Marty Rohan from Ballinakill. He was aged 88. Mr Rohan was...
Cllr Conor Bergin

Conor Bergin excited for Cathaoirleach role – but General Election ambitions can’t be denied

Last week Conor Bergin, the Fine Gael councillor from Borris-in-Ossory, became the youngest Cathaoirleach of Laois County Council. At 27, he is one of the...