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Moment in Time: Some classic photos from The Rock NS from 20 years ago

Just over 20 years ago, Liam Ahearne took over as principal of The Rock NS between Mountmellick and Emo. Then a two-teacher school, it has...

Down Memory Lane Podcast: Laois, minor triumph, the Babs Keating years, Michelle Smith and...

he mid 1990s were a dramatic period in Irish life - and that was mirrored in Laois with a series of unforgettable local events. In...

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

1 - Laois pub faces closure after licence renewal application rejected A Laois pub faces closure after its application for a licence renewal was rejected...

LaoisToday Podcast: Liam O’Neill on his time as GAA president, the association’s big challenges...

Part 2 of the LaoisToday Podcast interview with former GAA president Liam O’Neill. In today’s episode, he reflects on his three years as GAA president...

Survey leaves Laois fifth last on best counties in Ireland to live in

A new survey has placed Laois in 21st place in a list of the best counties in the Republic of Ireland to live in. Using...

The Midweek Podcast: New cars, Laois’s own Glendalough and Drops of Green brothers Lee...

Who doesn’t love a new car? The look, the new car scent and that first drive. Stephen Butler is the Sales Manager for Joe...

A view from Down Under: Laois woman on how Australia have fought Covid using...

As Ireland grapples with the highest numbers of Covid-19 cases, deaths and hospitalisations since the pandemic began - a look at how other countries...

Talking Sport: Hay or straw? Football panel additions and interview with soccer stars Colin...

The latest LaoisToday Talking Sport Podcast is here - and once again, although there isn't much going on on the field at the moment,...

Moment in Time: Raheen panto goes down a treat in 2001

Generally at this time of the year, there would be a busy schedule of pantomimes and musicals held around the county by various groups. This...

Down Memory Lane Podcast: The unforgettable events of 1995

Who doesn’t like a bit of nostalgia? Who doesn’t enjoy a trip down memory lane? In this strange new Coronavirus world where the restrictions are...

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

1 - Laois Gardai plead with people to stay off frozen lakes following incident involving a family Gardai in Laois were pleading with people to...

LaoisToday Podcast: Liam O’Neill on his early years, his breakthrough in Laois and his...

This week's guest on the LaoisToday Podcast is former GAA President Liam O'Neill from Trumera. In a wide-ranging conversation with presenter Steven Miller, he recalls...

The Midweek Podcast: Portlaoise Panthers search for permanent home, travelling through Australia in a...

On this week's LaoisToday Midweek Podcast episode, host Paul Downey chats with Seamus 'Shay' Dooley and Peter O'Sullivan from Portlaoise Panthers about their search...

Talking Sport Podcast: Cahir Healy on his decision to leave Portlaoise and call time...

There can be few GAA players out there that have clocked up as many air miles in their quest to represent their club and...

Moment in Time: Some great photos from Killeen NS in 2001

School days are the best days of our lives, we are constantly told. And when you look back at photos from various Laois schools from...

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

1 - Laois Leaving Cert student launches petition calling on Minister Foley to reverse 3-day week decision A Laois Sixth Year student launched a petition...

LaoisToday Podcast: John Mulholland on Covid, council challenges, economic development and his dream project

In our first LaoisToday podcast of 2021, we chat with John Mulholland, chief executive of Laois County Council. He chats about the challenges of managing...

In Pictures: Some much needed fun as first snowfall of 2021 hits Laois

We put the shout out, and as usual, you did not disappoint. While the snow didn't arrive over Christmas, most of us woke up to...

Talking Sport Podcast: GAA news, Covid times and local lads on Connacht rugby success

It's a brand new year and we are back with our first Talking Sport Podcast of 2021. With no GAA action on the field for...

The Midweek Podcast: Dealing with Covid-19 in a local GP Practice and Portlaoise Panto...

Welcome to episode three of the Midweek Podcast with LaoisToday. On the podcast this week, we speak with Dr Michelle Byrne of the Maryborough Family...

Moment in Time: Leaving Cert results day and celebrations in 2004

Back in August, we found some fantastic pictures from the Leaving Cert results day in 2004. Another one of the things we’ll miss this year...

2020 Remembered: Top quality mark awarded to well-known Portlaoise business

In August, Kilminchy School House were credited with an award in Early Childhood Education accreditation. A Portlaoise-based business has achieved a quality mark signifying it...

2020 Remembered: In Pictures: Tributes paid as much loved Laois school principal retires

In November, Olga Hyland retired from principal of Clough National School. Tributes have been paid to a Laois principal following her retirement. Olga Hyland closed the...

2020 Remembered: Our choice of the top 20 TikTok-ers in Laois

In February, we compiled a list of our top Laois TikTok-ers. TikTok isn’t exactly new but it is certainly the latest craze to sweep the...

2020 Remembered: Laois Community turns out in force to celebrate much loved granny on...

Back in April, one Laois granny celebrated her 100th birthday. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again – these are extraordinary times that...

2020 Remembered: Travelling during Coronavirus outbreak: Laois parents and three kids on their incredible...

A Laois family are currently travelling around Asia. Portlaoise parents Aoife O’Meara and Martin Halion, with children Sam, Mia and Alice who are all aged...

2020 Remembered: Department of Health issue advice on Vitamin D Supplement for over 65s

In November the Department of Health issued advice regarding Vitamin D outlining its importance for the older generation. The Department of Health has advised that...

2020 Remembered: Our selection of the best Laois football team of the past 20...

Back last year, we had the very tough task of creating the best Laois football team from the last two decades. That was hard! Picking any...

2020 Remembered: Gardai to take action as elderly being harassed by aggressive beggars in...

In November, the Gardai announced that they would tackle the harassment that the elderly are faced with in Portlaoise. The Chief Superintendent of the Laois-Offaly...

2020 Remembered: Laois Garda saves person’s life at full flood in River Barrow

In March, one garda heroically saved a person's life along the River Barrow.  There was an astonishing act of heroism in Laois yesterday as a...