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Talking Sport Podcast: Laois footballers win in Sligo, Billy Sheehan reaction and tough day...

It was a mixed weekend results wise for the two Laois GAA teams that were in action at venues outside the county. The Laois footballers...
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The week that was: Our most read stories of the last seven days

1 - Midland Regional Hospital Portlaoise announces appointment of new General Manager Midland Regional Hospital Portlaoise has announced the appointment of John Joyce as the...
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Talking Sport Podcast: Laois footballers set to begin in Sligo as Ladies continue in...

Our third Podcast of the week is here as we look ahead to a big weekend of GAA. The Laois senior footballers begin their season...

Talking Sport Podcast: Laois football co-captains Evan O’Carroll and Trevor Collins look ahead to...

The latest edition of the Talking Sport Podcast is an interview special with the Laois football co-captains Evan O'Carroll and Trevor Collins. Alan Hartnett speaks...
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Talking Sport Podcast: Walsh Cup ends, Ladies resume, Willie Maher and Donie Brennan

The 2023 GAA season is getting into full swing now with three of the top sides in the county now in competitive action. Sunday was...

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

1 - Laois footballer trying to make it in American Football has become internet sensation Killeshin and former Laois U-20 footballer, Ross Bolger, is trying...
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Talking Sport Podcast: Hurlers in Offaly, Ladies in O’Moore Park, big night in Clonaslee...

We're ticking towards the end of January and our latest Podcast is here ahead of a busy weekend. All of the action is piled into...

Talking Sport Podcast: Laois give the Cats a game, a DJ in Rathdowney and...

The latest edition of the Talking Sport Podcast is here and there is only one item on the agenda - hurling. Barry McEvoy was in...
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Talking Sport Podcast: Laois hurlers in Rathdowney, Dan Shanahan and a long goodbye

The second GAA weekend of the year is upon us and from a Laois point of view, it is all about hurling. Willie Maher's Walsh...

Remember the Game: When Laois beat Kilkenny in a Walsh Cup classic in 2010

Laois 1-17 Kilkenny 1-16 2010 Walsh Cup Shield Semi-final It’s not often that the Laois hurlers beat Kilkenny so, ahead of the game this weekend, we’re...

Talking Sport Podcast: Winning start for Laois hurlers, a Podcast debut and Willie Maher

Our first podcast dedicated to hurling is here following a winning start to the Willie Maher era on Sunday. Laois overcame a resilient Wexford side...
Talking Sport Podcast Laois v Meath

Talking Sport Podcast: Trip to Meath – and was it a good or bad...

Our first away trip of the year brought us to Pairc Tailteann in Navan on Saturday for a second round O'Byrne Cup clash with...
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Talking Sport Podcast: O’Byrne Cup returns, Willie Maher ahead of the Walsh Cup and...

2023 is well underway now and we're back with our first Talking Sport Podcast of the year is here. Up first on the agenda is...
Clonaslee Ukraine

A warm welcome for Ukrainian community in Clonaslee

As they think of loved ones in their war-ravaged homeland, two Ukrainian families have expressed their gratitude for the warm welcome they have received...
Brazilian Laois Christmas Main

Growing number of Brazilians deciding to make lovely Laois their home

It was a sad start to the New Year for the Brazilian community in Laois and further afield, particularly Cork, as news of the...
Forest Fest Emo

In Pictures: Forest Fest in Emo goes down a treat as new three-day event...

A selection of photos from the first Forest Fest, a new three-day music festival in Emo, in July 2022.  All weekend the small picturesque village...

From the Archives: In Pictures: Great craic as The Lost Messiahs perform in Hogan’s...

This was a mighty night in Coolrain in October 2022.  This was great craic in Coolrain over the October Bank Holiday weekend as a popular...
Eamonn Culliton Camino

From the Archives: The Portlaoise man who walked to Spain in memory of his...

This piece was originally published on LaoisToday on August 6, 2022.  A Portlaoise man has gone the distance to remember his beloved sister who died...

From the Archives: The story of the Laois man playing a key role in...

This piece was originally published on LaoisToday on November 12, 2022 A Laois man is playing a key role in the planning of the new...

From the Archives: Education Minister Foley pays tribute to Sr Helen as St Francis...

This piece was originally published on LaoisToday on June 16, 2022. It was a glorious day in St Francis Special School in Portlaoise as Education...
Kate Ramsbottom ceramic

From the Archives: Meet the Laois woman who injected some creativity into her retirement...

Ahead of the National Ploughing Championships in September, we caught up with Kate Ramsbottom, the former anaesthetist who went down a different route in...

From the Archives: The influence of the 2003 Laois minor footballers is still being...

After the Laois ladies football team won the All Ireland intermediate final in such thrilling circumstances last July, they were greeted to a hero’s...
Yvonne McKeon

From the Archives: Yvonne McKeon Interview: Taking on the family business at 21, heading...

When the sudden death of her father saw her drop her plans to work in New York to instead run the family business –...

From the Archives: From the Borris Road to a Dublin art gallery owner –...

In August of 2022, Caroline Allen interviewed Portlaoise man Kevin Kavanagh about his career and his very successful art gallery in London.  Commuting from Mountrath...
Laois minors 1997

From the Archives: Laois Football Memory: Looking back on the glorious 1997 All Ireland...

Ahead of a 25-year reunion of the All Ireland-winning Laois minor footballers in October, we looked back at their glorious 1997 success.  This evening in...
Thomas Cosby Electric Picnic

From the Archives: Thomas Cosby: ‘It’s a working weekend for us and we have...

Ahead of the return of the Electric Picnic in September, we caught up with Thomas Cosby, owner of the venue, Stradbally Hall.  “I missed it...
Laois Chamber Awards

2022 Remembered: Excellent selection of images from Laois Chamber awards as Midland Steel claim...

The first Laois Chamber Alliance awards took place in the Heritage hotel in Killenard in November. Nearly 300 people were in attendance at the Laois...

2022 Remembered: In Pictures: Warm welcome and huge crowd as Portlaoise GAA celebrate the...

Zach Tuohy's incredible Australian Rules career had its highlight moment in September when he became only the second Irish player to win a Grand...
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Talking Sport Podcast: Memories from a brilliant local sporting year

Our end of year Talking Sport Podcast is a little bit different. First of all, we got away from the Zoom meetings on computer screens...
Gabrielle Lynam

2022 Remembered: A legend of the Irish dancing scene – the incredible career of...

Back in August we looked at Gabrielle Lynam, the Portlaoise woman who has been a legend of Irish dancing.  When Portlaoise woman Gabrielle Lynam was...