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Now more than ever we need to #LoveLaois

Whatever your views on the rights and wrongs of the localised lockdown that has Laois, Offaly and Kildare having new restrictions imposed, the reality...

Moment In Time: Ed Sheeran and The Killers perform at Electric Picnic in 2012

Ah, the Electric Picnic moment in times - like a local Reeling in the Years. Electric Picnic 2012 marked the festival's eighth year on the...

Meet the Laois man who’s been at more All Irelands than most of us...

This piece originally appeared on LaoisToday in September 2019 before the All Ireland football final replay and the National Ploughing Championships.  There is ‘Dad joke’...

Moment in Time: Durrow says ‘Howya’ with their 2009 festival

All this week, Durrow should have been alive with their latest Scarecrow Festival. Alas, it wasn't to be. For the week that's in it though, we...

The Week that Was: Our most read stories of the past seven days

1 -Two Laois GAA clubs shutting down all activities after adult player tests positive for Coronavirus Back at the start of the week, Park-Ratheniska and...

Moment in Time: Brilliant photos from the Stradbally Steam Rally in 2001

It's a real Hardy Annual. Or at least it used to be until a global pandemic came along. The Stradbally Steam Rally should have been...

Talking Politics Podcast: Sean Fleming on possible restrictions, his new job and Fianna Fáil...

On the latest episode of the LaoisToday Talking Politics Podcast, we're joined by Laois Fianna Fáil TD Seán Fleming who was recently appointed as...
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Talking Sport Podcast: Looking ahead to this year’s Laois football championships

The Laois football championships get underway this week with games in all five adult grades. And we were joined by former Laois player and current...

Talking Sport Podcast: Looking back on a busy weekend of championship hurling action

What a weekend of club championship action. The Laois hurling 2020 season is up and running at last with a selection of highly competitive games...

Moment in Time: St Aengus host last awards night before the school is demolished

For this week's Moment in Time, we look back on May 28, 2009, when St Aengus Post Primary School in Mountrath held their last...

The Week that Was: Our most read stories of the past seven days

1 - Laois business closes temporarily as staff member tests positive for Coronavirus A Portlaoise business announced they were closing for three weeks after a...

Talking Sport Podcast: Looking ahead to this season’s Laois hurling championships

It's an episode of the Talking Sport Podcast that we didn't think we'd get to produce this year: our preview of the Laois club...

The Week that Was: Our most read stories of the past seven days

1 - Gardai recover body from apartment in Laois Gardai recovered a body from an apartment in Portlaoise on Tuesday. The sad discovery was made...

Talking Sport Podcast: Live streaming, ticket demand and Coronavirus fears

In less than two weeks time the Laois GAA championship season will get underway. Right now clubs around the county are preparing as best they...

Moment in Time: A day in school in Barrowhouse in 2000

You cannot beat old pictures - and we are going way back here. Photographer Alf Harvey’s trip around the Laois primary schools back in the...

‘You’re Welcome’ – new brand for Laois Tourism is officially launched

The CEO of Laois County Council John Mulholland has praised the stakeholders in Laois Tourism for their "dogged pursuit of excellence" as they launched...

What a job! Would you like to be an undercover Ice Cream taster for...

Would you like to be the person in charge of making sure that the Supermac’s range of Ice Cream products, including the Cookies &...

#LoveLaois: Class video of Sheeran’s in Coolrain will have you missing the craic of...

One of the first things to close and the last to re-open during this Coronavirus pandemic have been the pubs of the country. And the...

Laois Abroad: Rosenallis girls on working in Melbourne as city goes into lockdown again

All across the world different places have been effected in different ways by the Coronavirus. There have been varying degrees to the restrictions and some...

Moment in Time: Great memories from 2003 Cumann na mBunscol finals

The 2003 Cumann na mBunscol football finals threw up its usual share of thrilling action and future stars. Killenard continued their proud record by beating...

In Pictures: Businesses across the county show their support for #LoveLaois campaign

All across Laois, there has been a great show of support for the LaoisToday #LoveLaois campaign. In association with the Laois Chamber of Commerce and...

Moment in Time: Some classic photos from the 2004 St Fergal’s Debs in Rathdowney

Our Moment in Time pictures get huge attention from Laois viewers - and no Moment in Time goes down better than old Debs pictures. The...

Miscellany Cakes: Banking, baking and family history that led to Portlaoise

Sarah Walsh is the lady behind Miscellany Cakes which has been part of the streetscape in Portlaoise for over a year now. I was lucky...

The Week That Was: The Top 10 stories of the past seven days

1 - ‘Very sad day’ as tragic Laois brothers laid to rest Fergus (42) and Philip (34) Brophy, from Lough, Portarlington, died on Sunday afternoon...

Talking Sport Podcast: GAA back on, county training, finances and soccer season re-start

With club GAA action now within sight, the latest LaoisToday Talking Sport Podcast sees Steven Miller and Alan Hartnett catch up on all the...

#LoveLaois: ‘No shows’ a low blow to hairdressers and beauticians as they cope with...

We're living in such unusual times. For the past five months there hasn't been a competitive sports game or a pub open. There has...

Talking Sport: Niall Corbet on UCD, playing in Europe and his transition from soccer...

Our latest Talking Sport Podcast is here. Alan Hartnett is back in the presenter’s chair once again after his holidays and he is joined on...

Croft Alley owner Gale Watchorne on setting up in Laois, naming her business and...

In October 2019 Croft Alley appeared on the streetscape of Portlaoise. Little did owner Gale Watchorne know that less than six months later she would...

Moment in Time: The Timahoe Round Tower Festival in 2003

Alf Harvey's archives never fail to throw up some absolute classics. This week we take a trip back to 2003 and Timahoe's Round Tower Festival. And...

Our School Revisited: Welcoming and vibrant atmosphere as we visit Borris-in-Ossory

This piece originally featured on LaoisToday in November of last year.  Our School series brings us to St Joseph's NS in Borris-in-Ossory this week where...