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Moment in Time: Cuisle Centre honours the great Mary Ramsbottom in 2008

For this week's Moment in Time, we look back on a party in the Cuisle Centre in 2008 to honour the late Mary Ramsbottom. Mary...

First 2019 Team of the Week, nurses on strike and one man’s 100th blood...

There is never a dull moment in Laois and this week, there were plenty of happy and uplifting stories to help us continue to...

Two Laois Twitter greats head Down Under, Tinder problems and annoying songs – it’s...

We’re back again with our Top Tweets of the Week from all around Laois. You think Liverpool and spurs are bottlers? Should see my tinder...

Good Week Bad Week: Panthers in National Cup, Laois takeover First Dates once again,...

As part of our now well-established running series, we bring you this week’s ‘Good Week/Bad Week’. To see who has had a good or bad...

Remember the Game: Mountmellick United see off Gallen back in 2004

Mountmellick 4 Gallen United 1 Combined Counties Football League 2004 15 years ago, a Mountmellick United side began the New Year in the best possible way...

Laois singer/songwriter announced as finalist in international songwriting competition

A Laois guitarist and singer/songwriter has just been announced as a finalist for the 2018 SongDoor International Songwriting Competition. Ciarán Finn, of popular alt-folk duo The...

Courageous Laois man speaks about mental health issues and becoming Mr Personality

When you meet Anthony Culleton, you would describe him as friendly, outgoing, confident and extremely kind natured. Indeed it was partly these traits that...

Winner announced for Laois GAA and LaoisToday competition

This was a brilliant competition and it received a mammoth amount of entries. Back before Christmas, we teamed up with Laois GAA to give away...

Laois Rose search, Australian LGFA team to come to Laois and New Years Celebrations...

We are kick starting 2019 with plenty of stories as Portlaoise GAA celebrated their way into the new year, new jobs were announced in...

Moment in Time: Portlaoise GAA Juvenile awards night 2008

For this week's Moment in Time, we looked back to the archives towards the Portlaoise GAA Juvenile awards night in 2008. Groups including the U7...

Laois’s or Laois’, nights out and sound Gardai – it’s our Tweets of the...

We’re back again with our Top Tweets of the Week from all around Laois. You see, ⁦@sarahcareyIRL⁩, it starts with dropping the s after the...

Remember the Game: Four-try Mannion help Portarlington down Clondalkin in 2004

Portarlington 45 Clondalkin 17 Leinster Rugby League 2004 15 years ago, a Portarlington rugby team began the New Year with a big win in the Leinster...

19 Laois people to watch out for in 2019

There’s any amount of talented young Laois people making strides in various fields and we’ve picked out 19 of them to keep an eye...

That was My Year: Renowned Laois author Helen Cullen

Portlaoise author Helen Cullen has had a simply remarkable year.  After her much-heralded first novel The Lost Letters of William Wolf was released in July, and was...

2018 Remembered: Newly-appointed Maryborough NS principal full of praise for the school’s community

In September, LaoisToday met wth Stradbally native Brid-Ann Buggie. We asked her about her new role as principal of Maryborough NS, as well as...

2018 Remembered – Meet the O’Dempsey’s man who traded O’Moore Park for the Ryder...

In the run up to the senior football county final in October, we had a number of great human interest stories.  One which really struck...
Evelyn O’Rourke (left) and Sean O’Rourke (right) present Colette Byrne and her daughter, Kate, with the Everyday Hero Award

2018 Remembered – Laois woman receives People of the Year Award

What a remarkable woman Colette is! Back in April, she was crowned 'Everyday Hero' at the People of the Year Awards. Check out the story in...

2018 Remembered – Courtwood manager Kinsella hits out at ‘Gaels’ in Intermediate

The IFC in Laois featured a Gaels team and the manager of the eventual champions was not too happy about it. Courtwood ended up playing...

2018 Remembered: WATCH: Shocking videos show the campsite carnage left after this year’s Electric...

This is shocking. Almost every year, video and photos are posted about the carnage left behind after three days of the Electric Picnic.  However, one campsite...

2018 Remembered – The very sad story of Rafal Filipowicz

This is a very sad story which had a tragic and devastating ending.  Back in March, a Polish man living in Carlow went missing from...

2018 Remembered – New bar and restaurant to open in Portlaoise this weekend as...

In June, amid Leinster final preparation and the Old Fort festival, Portlaoise town welcomed a new bar and restaurant. Lillie's has went from strength to...

2018 Remembered – End of an era in two Laois schools as well-known principals...

Back in June of 2018, two schools saw the end of an era as their principals retire. Mr O’Neill's retirement was especially poignant as his...

2018 Remembered – Gardai install two permanent speed vans on M7 where works continue

When will these M7 works finish? They feel like they've been going on forever.  The stretch between Junction 8 and 11 is a 60km zone...

2018 Remembered – A list of powerful GAA women operating in a man’s world

We love a good list here in LaoisToday.  This one was all about the women who make the GAA tick in Laois.  And it went down...

That was My Year: Irish U19 Rugby player Conor Kelly

In another 'That was My Year' interview we spoke to Conor Kelly, who was a member of the Ireland U19 squad and Leinster schools...

2018 Remembered – WATCH: Young Laois man opens up about recent suicide attempt in...

In October, a young Laois man spoke honestly about his mental health in a candid Facebook video. Dean Maher of Stradbally emotionally recalled his attempt...

2018 Remembered – Introducing the 2018 LaoisToday Senior football Team of the Year

To look back on a truly memorable season, we choose our own senior football Team of the Year. This year we had The Town triumping...

2018 Remembered – Laois native makes The Rich List 2018

The Rich List 2018 welcomed Cathal Jackson on to the list as number 202 ahead of many high profile celebrities. Despite his achievements the Laois...

2018 Remembered: Introducing the 2018 LaoisToday Senior hurling Team of the Year

In October the Laois Senior hurling team of the year was decided. Camross landed seven spots on the team following their two point victory over...
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses after all the damage to cars

2018 Remembered – ‘People are coming out in their pyjamas to go and buy...

These comments certainly provoked a serious reaction. Back in April, Laois TD Brian Stanley claimed that people were going out to buy drugs in their...
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