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Box by box: How the Portlaoise Municipal District voted in this year’s Local Elections

The diverse nature of the Portlaoise Municipal District - as well as 20 candidates competing for the seven seats on this occasion - means...

Box by box: How the Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick Municipal District voted in this year’s Local Elections

One of the golden rules to getting elected to your Local County Council is dominating your local area. And the six candidates chosen in the...

Box by box: How the Graiguecullen-Portarlington Municipal District voted in this year’s Local Election

There's no place like home - and a strong performance in your home area was once again key to sending successful candidates to Laois...

Looking at the state of play for each party and grouping as Local Elections...

With the latest Local Elections now behind us, the General Election is the next item on the agenda. Here we look at the state of...

LaoisToday Election Awards: Spoil sports, unquotable quotes, best dressed and our unsung heroes winners

Now that it's all over, we look back on this year's Local Elections - and give out some very unofficial awards as well as...

Conor Bergin: ‘People vote over the entire five years. They don’t just vote on...

Fine Gael’s Conor Bergin is one of six sitting Councillors who were all re-elected to Laois County Council in the Borris in Ossory/Mountmellick Municipal...

Naeem Iqbal: ‘I didn’t get enough of the transfers … but I’ve no regrets’

Close but not just close enough. Fianna Fáil's Naeem Iqbal got 624 first preference votes in this year's Local Elections in the Portlaoise Municipal District,...

John Joe Fennelly: ‘The biggest achievement in my lifetime was seeing Abbeyleix winning the...

Having to wait around through the various counts before being elected was a new experience for Fianna Fáil's man in Abbeyleix, John Joe Fennelly. First...

Marie Tuohy: ‘I’m really proud and I’m proud for Noel because a lot of...

For the third election in a row the Labour party have won a seat in Portlaoise in the Local Elections. It was a different name...

Barry Walsh: ‘I don’t see it as a seat it for me but I...

Barry Walsh may have been an outgoing councillor - but he hadn't been elected in his own right before. The Ballyroan man was co-opted to...

Tommy Mulligan: Family ‘all thought I was crackers’ to be going for election

The big breakthrough success story of this year's Local Elections in Laois was Independent candidate Tommy Mulligan, who won a seat in the Portlaoise...

In Pictures: All the best images as Day 3 brings Laois Local Election 2024...

The 2024 Local Elections for Laois have finally concluded after three mammoth days of counting, checking and sorting. It was a day filled with drama...
Vivienne Phelan Fine Gael Local Elections 2024

Laois County Council for 2024-2029 now confirmed as all seats filled

After three long days in the count centre, the Local Elections for 2024 have come to an end in Laois. It was a day filled...
PJ Kelly and Vivienne Phelan

Massive Fine Gael battle for final seat in Graiguecullen-Portarlington as Vivienne Phelan continues to...

There is a gripping battle in store in the Graiguecullen-Portarlington Municipal District for the final seat between Fine Gael running mates PJ Kelly and...

Count by count: The way Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick is playing out

Conor Bergin has topped the poll in the sprawling Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick Municipal District. The Fine Gael candidate from Borris-in-Ossory was first elected in 2019 as a...

LIVE BLOG: Follow all of the updates from Day 3 of the Laois Local...

Day 3 of the Local Election count is here and perhaps, just perhaps, we might manage to get it finished today. We had to wait...

Story of the count: How Graiguecullen-Portarlington is unfolding

We will endeavour to keep the count of the Graiguecullen-Portarlington Municipal District covered in this particular piece. In total, 11,229 votes were cast in this...

Count by count: Working through the candidates in Portlaoise with seven seats to fill

After a long wait for a first count, progress is now being made in the Portlaoise Municipal District where 20 candidates were in the...

In Pictures: Day 2 as results start to come as Laois Local Election 2024...

We had to wait until just after 7pm - but we finally got a result in the Local Elections for Laois on Day 2...

Portlaoise: Aird tops the poll, Mulligan in business, Connell to lose out – and...

The Portlaoise Municipal District rarely disappoints in terms of drama and storylines. Fine Gael's Willie Aird tops the poll again. Independent Tommy Mulligan set for...

Election Podcast: Conor Bergin, James Kelly, Ollie Clooney, John Joe Fennelly, Joey Kennedy, Aaron...

Day 2 of the 2024 Local Elections in Laois are ongoing and we now finally have a few results. Before the first count was announced,...

Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick: Bergin boosts his vote big time as FF transfers to get McDonald home

Fine Gael's Conor Bergin has topped the poll in the Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick Municipal District with a massive 1,606 first preference votes, almost 700 more than...

In Pictures: Day 1 at the Local Election count as picture emerges – but...

That was a long day! And it's really only the start. The 2024 Local Election count got underway on Saturday with the sports hall in...

Graiguecullen-Portarlington: Tallies show outgoing councillors set to be returned – with PJ Kelly to...

All six outgoing county councillors look set to be re-elected in the Graiguecullen-Portarlington Municipal District. Though the tallies made available by Fine Gael and Fianna...

Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick: Tallies show Paddy Buggy in with a shout but McDonald and King likely...

Long-serving Fianna Fáil councillor Seamus McDonald is in a battle to retain his seat in the Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick Municipal District. The Mountmellick-based Fine Gael candidate Paddy...

Portlaoise: Confusion over tallies mean full picture not clear – but Mulligan set for...

Tommy Mulligan, an Independent candidate, looks set to win a seat in the Portlaoise Municipal District but a full picture is not clear due...

LIVE BLOG: Follow all of the updates from Day 1 of the Laois Local...

The big day is finally here. Sorting of the votes in the Laois Local Elections gets underway in Portlaoise this morning. With voting having taken...

Polls open as Laois goes to vote in the Local and European elections

Voting in the 2024 Local and European Elections is officially underway as the polling stations are now open. Those registered to vote can do so...

Overview: The LaoisToday guide to this year’s Local Elections as county gets set to...

So here we are. Election Eve. Those with a passing interest say that elections are like the championship for political folk. As decent and all...

Charlie McDonald Interview: The Ballyroan man who served as a councillor, Senator, TD and...

The old Chinese proverb, 'May you live in interesting times', is particularly apt for Charlie McDonald, the Ballyroan man who represented the people of...