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Fianna Fáil select their team to contest 2024 Local Elections in Laois

Fianna Fáil have selected eight candidates to run for the party in Laois in next year's Local Elections.  Party delegates from around the county gathered...

Fianna Fáil candidates line up as nominations close ahead of 2024 Local Elections

This time next year, we will be in the throes of election fever as the people of Laois will be getting ready to select...

From the Archives – 1985 Election Memories: A Fianna Fáil landslide, first woman elected,...

This piece originally featured on LaoisToday on April 22 2019. The local elections of 1985 in Laois were the most significant and dramatic in more...
Willie Ramsbottom Fianna Fail

Well-known Timahoe man enters the race to contest 2024 Local Elections as Fianna Fáil...

Well-known Timahoe man Willie Ramsbottom is to seek the Fianna Fáil nomination to contest the 2024 Local Elections for Laois County Council. Ramsbottom declared his...
Naeem Iqbal Fianna Fail (1)

2019 independent Local Election candidate joins Fianna Fáil ranks

Naeem Iqbal, the Pakistani native who contested the last Local Elections in the Portlaoise area as an independent candidate, has joined Fianna Fáil and...

Slowly and surely the 2024 Local Elections are coming into focus

Is it too soon? Too early to be looking ahead to the 2024 Local Elections? Last week when it was confirmed that Marie Tuohy is...
Barry Walsh Fine Gael

2022 Remembered: Leading candidate emerges to fill Laois County Council seat left vacant by...

2022 began with Fine Gael's Barry Walsh emerging as the de facto replacement candidate for Mary Sweeney’s Laois County Council seat.  Ballyroan native Barry Walsh...
The Heath General

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...

In Pictures: Looking back at the some of the great images from last year’s...

This time last year, we were all in the throes of the 2019 Local Elections. In all it took a marathon three days of counting...

New faces, departures and a crazy count – reflections on the 2019 Local Elections  

A year on, we look back at the drama of last year's Local Elections in Laois. This piece originally appeared on LaoisToday on the...

1991 Election Memories: Liam Hyland champion of rural Ireland; Cathy Honan’s Senate term, the...

This piece by John Whelan originally appeared on LaoisToday ahead of last year's Local Elections ‘Plus ca change, plus c’est la meme chose’, the more...

2009 Election Memories: End of the Bertie era, end of the PDs, demise of...

This piece originally featured on LaoisToday on May 12 2019. When Bertie Ahern won his hat-trick of general elections and was installed for his third...

1999 Election Memories: The count that ended up in court as Fianna Fáil glory...

This piece originally featured on LaoisToday on May 6 2019. If it’s nail-biting drama, excitement and intrigue you are looking for, forget about the Game...

2014 Election Memories: Carnage even before the off, FF and FG power sharing, a...

This piece by John Whelan originally featured on LaoisToday on April 28, 2019, ahead of the Local Elections. In the biggest blow to local government...

2004 Election Memories: No TDs, some PDs, a Sinn Féin breakthrough and a split...

This piece by John Whelan originally featured on LaoisToday on April 15 2019 ahead of last year's Local Elections. While the country was still basking...

LaoisToday Local Election coverage honoured at NUI Maynooth

It may seem like a lifetime ago now - but the Local Elections still cast a long shadow and the LaoisToday coverage has been...

Laois Councillor hits out at ‘long delay’ in delivering Local Election results

A Laois County Councillor has hit out at the slow pace of counting in the Local Elections in the county at the end of...

Chairmen and vice-chairs elected at first Council meetings of local areas

Three new chairmen and vice-chairpersons have been elected this morning as the three local areas of Laois County Council met for the first time...

Laois woman speaks on being elected to new Kildare area – and what it...

The seventh count of the new Kildare area in the recent Local Elections saw Patricia Ryan being elected to Kildare County Council. This is significant...

In Pictures: Emotional Willie Aird sets out stall for year as County Council Chairman

Fine Gael's Willie Aird was filled with emotion as he received the chain of office in the County Council Chamber on Friday. Laois's longest serving...
Laois County Council General

REVEALED: 82 positions filled on bodies by Laois County Councillors

Aside from the business of electing Willie Aird as chairman and John Joe Fennelly as vice-chair, Laois County Councillors also had to appoint members...

Laois’s longest serving politician elected new Cathaoirleach of County Council

Fine Gael's Willie Aird has been elected as Cathaoirleach of Laois County Council at the AGM this afternoon. The Portlaoise native, who has spent 40...

Mary Sweeney reflects on 20 years as a Councillor following fifth successive election

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union For the fifth successive term, Ballyroan native Mary Sweeney will take her seat in the...

Independent Councillor Brennan commends family effort following third successive election

Since Ben Brennan dislodged sitting Fianna Fail Councillor Dick Miller in 2009, he has successfully defended his seat twice. The Crettyard Independent polled 586 first...

Fine Gael and Fianna Fail set to strike deal to continue control of Laois...

The confidence and supply arrangement between Fianna Fail and Fine Gael at national level is set to be replicated at local level once again...

Box by box – how your area voted in the 2019 Local Elections in...

There were 31 boxes in the Portlaoise Municipal District - with 22 of them in Portlaoise and the remaining nine spread across a wide...

Box by box – how your area voted in the 2019 Local Elections in...

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union Being strong on your home patch was very much apparent in Graiguecullen-Portarlington Municipal District, where...

Weekend Read: New faces, departures and a crazy count – reflections on this year’s...

Brought to you in association with People First Union At 10.30pm on Monday evening last in a warehouse in Kea Lew Business Park in Portlaoise...

Box by box – how your area voted in the 2019 Local Elections in...

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union On close examination of the tallies for the Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick Municipal District, there's one set of...

End of an era as Goodwin goes down fighting

Brought to you in association with People First Credit Union The Local Elections always bring about a certain number of casualties - and on this...